Element skateboards have always been among the most eco-friendly skate companies out there. Now a few of Element’s newest skateboard decks set a tone we’re not entirely used to seeing from action sports companies.
The Global Warming and Oil Spill skate deck collections really force the issues affecting our environment today. The graphics are fantastic, and they manage to send a subtle message about the state of our planet.
Personally, I love that Element is promoting a cleaner, greener planet with these new decks. Hopefully, we’ll see a lot more skateboard companies follow their lead in the future.
Skateboard construction can really make all the difference when you’re out on the pavement. Beginners shouldn’t really worry too much about particular skateboard constructions since you’re just starting out, but the experienced and/or technical skater should definitely consider his or her options before buying a new skate deck.
By spending the few extra greenbacks on a high-end skateboard deck you can make some real improvements to your skating style and technique, many of which you’ll notice during your first session. You can shave a few ounces off your skateboard’s total weight allowing you to get those ollies a few more inches off the ground, or you can add strength to your deck giving you the confidence to pull off those insane, high risk tricks that would otherwise result in you splintering your board.
Get started by checking out our list of the top skateboard constructions. These are some of lightest and strongest skateboards available today:
This list should help as you start shopping high-end decks. Our own pros know and love these decks, and they would recommend them to any skater. Through trial and error you might find another deck that better suits your style, but this is a great starting point.
You can check out our complete stock of premium skateboard constructions here.