ONDA SKATEBOARD DECKS
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.
MELLOW CONCAVE Usually this is the choice for the tech skater but some old guys that like flatter decks also appreciate this mould. Flat spots beyond the outer truck holes provide a stable platform for nose and tail slides. Smooth transitions through the nose, tail, and centre concave provide a stable platform that is not too 'twitchy' for flip tricks.
STEEP 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 of the under 20 skateboarders.
DECKS & HARDWARE
We offer free pickup/delivery in and around Montrose Skatepark / NW9 area. If you live nearby we'll hand deliver.
If you would like your order posted to you, then postage is £3.99. Orders are posted within 24 hours.
We offer free shipping on all apparel items.
Shipping is with Royal Mail 48 Tracked (2 - 3 day service).
Orders are shipped within 7 days of the order being made.
For shipping outside of the UK, drop us a message and we'll sort it for ya!
We offer a 30-day no quibble return policy. You can learn more here.