About Our Boards

Our Process


Once the design of the board and the graphics have been determined, production starts.


Step 1: Board Manufacture


We always use birch which is strong, durable and locally available. First we mark out the size of the board and glue 3 to 4 layers of 4 mm birch ply together. The wood is then placed in specially made presses and is allowed to dry under pressure for at least twenty four hours. This gives the board its concaves and, if relevant, kicktails. 


Step 2: Shaping


The board is rough-cut by jigsaw and then shaped and sanded by hand. 


Step 3: Finishing


The board is given a coat of clear varnish to seal it.  The design is then drawn on freehand. Posca pens are used as they do not bleed, do not fade and give good, even cover. Two further coats of varnish are applied with fine sanding in between as necessary. Truck holes are drilled and grip tape/ logo is applied to the top unless otherwise agreed with the client.

Our Approach


All our boards are designed and made in house at our base in Leeds, Yorkshire.


Although we specialise in custom boards, created for the individual user, we also develop a number of standard boards and shapes each year.  These are based on what we know most riders are looking for and are available in our online store and in our stockists. 

All our boards are handmade to order and therefore if you cannot find the shape or size you want or if you would like a personalised design, we would be delighted to work with you to make a board which fits your exact requirements. Please see our Custom Decks and Gallery pages for more details.

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