Create A Custom Skateboard for Summer 2020

Summer 2020 is the season for skateboarding. We might say that every summer (because when is it not time to skate) but this one’s different. Seriously, Minneapolis just announced it’s constructing 20 new skateparks this year, skating is confirmed as a special addition to the 2020 (now 2021) Tokyo Olympic Games, and people are desperate to get some fresh air and exercise during a pandemic. So what better way to upgrade your summer than with a custom skateboard?

Spend Your Summer Skating

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the skate world, this summer is the time to get out there. Not only is it one of the more socially distanced sports, but you can use outdoor spaces exclusively and never have to set foot inside. Especially with the uncertainty of a pandemic and anxiety of being in crowded spaces, skating is really the perfect pass time to keep you active, out in the sun, and away from crowds.

Impress With a New Custom Skateboard

Custom Skateboard Examples

Custom skateboards will take your summer to the next level. Whatever Skateboards is a small company dedicated to completely customizable skate products. We know your boards are important to you– they’re a personal investment in something you love. We think you should be in complete control of that kind of purchase. From the specs to the design, you can build your board from scratch and hit the pavement with something that is one of a kind. Our products prioritize quality. You can rest assured that you’re designing something that will last. Our boards are all made with high quality Canadian maple wood and high resolution printing that create a crisp image on a sturdy board built to perform. And we don’t just know this from producing them– we ride our own Whatever skateboards almost every day.


 

Don’t wait until the season’s over and winter weather starts to hit. Make some fun memories in the sun this summer with a custom skateboard from Whatever Skateboards.

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Everyone Needs a Custom Longboard This Summer

The numbers don’t lie; Americans are spending a lot more time outdoors lately. The pressure from stay-at-home campaigns during the pandemic has roller skates selling out everywhere and people clamoring for creative ways to get some socially distanced sun. “People are fiending to skate,” According to Marshall Reid of All Together Skatepark in a recent Seattle Times article. With streets less crowded and traffic reduced, the timing couldn’t be better to buy a new, custom longboard and pick up some new skills with it.

Custom Longboard Cruising 

Whatever Skateboards is one of the only places where you can get a longboard that is entirely your own because YOU design it. You can choose to build the specs individually or pick one of our complete models and customize everything from the deck to the grip tape. Don’t just buy a board this summer; create something that is an expression of your style. Custom longboards are the perfect summer hobby and set of wheels. Whether its for fun or your go-to transportation, your longboard should be a high quality and personal purchase, something that you can love for years. Customization allows you to decide exactly what your board looks and feels like. Our platform is easy to navigate for all levels– from buying your first board to experienced skaters.
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Skating During a Pandemic

As always, we want to make sure everyone is staying safe while cruising around this summer. Make sure to give other skaters and pedestrians 10 feet of space and stay aware of your local regulations around masks and recreational spaces. Outdoor activities are one of the easiest ways to have fun this summer, even while some businesses remain closed and large gatherings pose risk. Nows the time to invest in a custom longboard so you can stay active no matter what your summer looks like this year.    

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We’re Open During COVID!

Hi Everyone,

We hope everyone is safe.  We have a few notes regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine.

Pandemic Skateboarding with Whatever Skateboards

We Are Open

We are still filling custom skateboard and custom longboard orders during quarantine. We are practicing safe social distancing and sanitary routines with lots of handwashing, face covers, and everything else we can do to keep safe while shipping orders. And, we are not seeing any customers in person. This way, we’re able to continue providing awesome custom decks to the world, and not give in to this virus! Skate or die! (Note: choose skate.)

Skateboarding During the Pandemic

If you do skate during the pandemic quarantine, please remember to cover your face appropriately, and stay 10 feet away from other skaters or joggers in case they aren’t doing the same, and you should be good.  One up side of the quarantine is that the streets are pretty empty, so for skaters there’s a lot less traffic than usual, so that’s a nice little silver lining for the time being.

Safe Delivery Tips

When your skateboard package(s) arrive, remember to treat them with the same rules you would an Amazon package or similar.  When the delivery man arrives, wear a mask to greet him if you need to sign for it, or let him drop it off and walk away before opening the door if not.  Leave the package in the sun for a little while if it’s safe to do so (an hour or two, flip it over one time) right outside your door where you can keep an eye on it where it can stay in the sun.  The sun and wind for an hour is a great way to reduce chance of any germs for starters.  If it’s not convenient or safe to do so, then just bring your package inside and try to set it down near the door, and 6+ ft away from where anyone will be sitting or standing.  Then, remove the packaging and recycle or throw away the packaging outside as appropriate, then wash your hands thoroughly.  That’s the cautious way to accept any delivery, skateboard or not.  Most of all, don’t touch your face after touching any delivery boxes until after you wash your hands.

Production Times

Our production times remain mostly normal, though please allow an extra few days for the delivery companies that may have longer delays.  As with all deliveries right now, some understaffed locations may need longer than normal to drop off the package, but otherwise if you’ve been receiving packages on time from UPS you should be OK to expect it on time.

Stay Safe and Skate On!

Stay safe out there and keep the creativity flowing!

Notice: Custom Longboard Order Delays

Hello Longboarders! Our apologies, but our printer is having some technical difficulties.  As a result, we are currently experiencing delays with all custom longboard orders.

We Are Resolving the Issue

We are working to resolve the issue as fast as we can and all custom longboard orders will be delayed until further notice.  We expect to have this resolved next week but are waiting on a printer part.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.(Please note that this delay does not apply to non-longboard orders, all skateboard orders are OK). We are processing orders in the order they were received ASAP when  our printers are fixed and will work hard to ship your order out as soon as we can.  

We Appreciate Your Patience & Understanding

We appreciate your patience and understanding on this.    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you prefer to cancel your custom order, please contact us with your order# and order cancellation request and we will issue you a store credit for the amount of your order (does not expire). Again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding and will have things up and running again here as soon as possible.  

Whatever Backyard Summer

Summer is right around the corner which means warm weather, longer days and more time to skate outside. You may have your favorite skate park, shopping center, boulevard or boardwalk but what about creating your own park?! This Summer, we’re looking for people to post the most creative, non-conventional skate trick videos for a chance to win your very own custom skateboard. Here’s how it works:

We want Creative, Never Before Seen Footage!

To clarify, we aren’t seeking videos of kickflip done off a 50 foot house (it would be cool but we don’t want anyone to kill themselves during this competition) we want to see you create funny videos using props from your garage, bedroom, local park etc. Use ladders, chairs, ply wood, trampolines, ANYTHING! The world is your oyster. Find a cool spot in the woods or on abandoned fishing dock. Go explore, or stay in your backyard but wherever you decide to film, be creative! If you need some inspiration, and a good laugh, check out the video from @me_5j

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How to Enter

Enter your videos by tagging @whateverskateboards in your caption along with hashtag #whateverbackyardsummer for a chance to win your own custom skateboard. Winners will be selected and reposted on the last day of Summer! GOODLUCK AND HAVE FUN!

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Drew Beilfuss Hot Tricks from the #Whatevergames2018

TheWhateverGames is an annual competition based on challenges posted on Instagram. Whatever Ambassadors, Team Members, as well as the Public, can participate using hashtag #thewhatevergames. The games are composed of tricks, skateboard designs, or cool viral videos. Each challenge you participate in, earns you points in hopes to win the grand prize, a FREE custom skateboard from our site! Last years winner Drew Beilfuss, proved himself King of the WhateverGames with amazing tricks and video content. Check out some of recent posts by following @drewbeilfuss on Instagram!

Stay Tuned for This Year’s #thewhatevergames2019

Follow @whateverskateboards on Instagram to get the latest updates and details for #TheWhateverGames2019. We will be featuring new, bigger and better challenges this year and greater chances to WIN! If you think you have good video content, make sure your post it using hashtag #thewhatevergames2019 in order to participate!

Design a Skateboard for #TheWhateverGames!

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New Year, New Skateboard

I don’t know about you, but when a new year begins I like a make small changes to my look, wardrobe, what I eat, and what I ride! Changing up when I always skate on is important because you never know if that will be the factor of improving tricks, and landing the perfect tre flip. If some of your New Year’s resolutions involved improving your skateboard skills, start with a new clean slate. Customize your own skateboard! Here are some ideas for your new custom skateboard:

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Choose Images that make YOU Happy

You will perform better when you are riding on something you have personalized. Especially a skateboard with a design that makes you happy! Maybe it’s your name across the deck that will motivate you to shred harder. Or maybe it’s your icon, or favorite celebrity. Whatever or whoever it is, you can easily upload any design to your deck. You can also add texts and stickers to vamp up your board. Another special touch, it creating your own design or logo. Whenever you design something that is your OWN, you automatically feel a different way about it, compared to buying a basic skateboard brand. Regardless of the design you choose, have fun with it and don’t be afraid to get creative!

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Riding on your New Deck

Riding on a brand new deck is more than a feeling. It’s a mentality! There’s something really special about starting over and making new memories on a skateboard. So, if you had some trouble with landing tricks last years, try using a different or new board. Even if it’s just mental, there’s something powerful about starting on a fresh canvas, and in this case, a fresh deck.

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Southeast Asia (SEA) Games

The Philippine skateboarding team is on the search for the finest skaters in the country. The search for the most talented Filipino skaters will kick off with the Luzon leg from March 16 to 17 in Iba, Zambales margielyn-didal_C9488E82D3404E6AAC8CC78D546FF99E Margielyn Arda Didal was last year’s winner!  

Red Bull – Elevating Skating

Red Bull starts a new series connecting the creativity of professional skateboarders and how they have revolutionized film. Take a look at the first two videos of Season 1 featuring Matthias Reich and Eduardo Munoz here: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/tv/show/AP-1Y2U7AACS1W11/videofolio Screen Shot 2019-01-31 at 5.06.31 AM

Custom Skateboards as Wall Art

Custom skateboard decks make great wall art for you home, apartment, office, breweries, restaurants and more. They give such a playful, rugged and cool vibe once mounted on the wall. Skateboard decks can be positioned horizontal or vertical on your wall and look cool. Here are some important tips to thing about when you are designing a custom deck used for wall art:

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Choose the Traditional Heat Transfer Park Decks

Our traditional heat transfer park decks are best for wall art. Most of our Park deck sizes listed on the site are available with this method. These boards are made using the traditional heat transfer method on American Maple. The design has a glossy finish and designs on this type of board may scratch easier that the alternative method. However, we can give a greater price break for these types of boards based off of numbers of designs. These are great for promotional giveaways or wall art. We have these in 7.5″ -8.5″ in steep and mellow concave. Please note the boards with mellow concave are stained on the top.

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Use Vibrant Colors

Using vibrant colors when designing your deck for wall art will really make the deck pop. Dark colors do not transfer well and may print darker than they should. Be sure to check with our customer service if you have a logo you want to use. We will make sure the color quality matches as close as possible! You will be so happy with how the custom skateboard deck looks on your wall!

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Have Fun with It!

Custom skateboard wall art is such a cool way to decorate your space. Have fun with designing! Use colors, backgrounds, texts and upload photos! The possibilities are endless when it comes to designing a deck. If you’re ever unsure of resolution or color quality, you can always reach out to our customer service team and request a proof. We always have suggestions for which board to choose when designing strictly for wall art uses. Have fun with designing your custom skateboard wall art!

 

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