All of our decks are constructed of 7 plies of 100% American Maple AKA Canadian Maple (many different names for this wood but only one species: Acer Saccharum and grown around the Great Lakes) with skateboard specific glue.
We only make top quality skateboard decks for professional use. All of ONDA's decks are cold pressed. This method takes more time than a hot pressed deck but does not subject the wood to high temperatures that can weaken the wood fibres. Careful attention is made to the fine details like veneer moisture content and the uncut decks are allowed to cure for 4-7 days in large stacks before finishing.
7 plies of premium maple sourced from the Great Lakes region are ran through a glue application machine. These veneers are put into a hydraulic press containing the mould top and mould bottom (mould determines concave) for 1.5-2 hours at room temperature (known as cold pressing).
Post mould the laminated rectangle blanks (uncuts) are allowed to cure for 4-7 days in large stacks.
Truck hole drilling and shaping by template or CNC router happens next. Edges are routed and then bladder/balloon sanded.
Surface sanding is next and then a coat of lacquer. The lacquer is allowed to cure and followed by more sanding and a final lacquer coat.
This is how our premium professional skateboard decks are made.
MEDIUM CONCAVE: Steep nose and tail with a medium/deep centre concave. Deeper transitions abound, these help to stiffen the deck and give it a quick snap. Nose and tail flip starts a bit quicker then the mellow after the outer truck holes exaggerating the steepness. The kids love'em, top choice for most skateboarders.
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