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!

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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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HBO Developing Female Skateboarding Comedy Series

Inspired by Skate Kitchen, HBO will be developing a female skateboarding comedy series. It will follow a group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding. skatekitchen-768x432 More here: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/skate-kitchen-hbo-comedy-series-1203091246/

Last Minute Gift Fixes: Give a Custom Board in a Card or Give a Gift Card

2 Perfect (last minute) Gifts for the Holidays! Skateboard in a Card, or as a Gift Card!

Are you looking to give the perfect gift to a longboarder or skater who would LOVE a custom board? Well, depending on the date you may still have time to get it in the mail, but if it’s too late to get it shipped in time now or you don’t want to splurge for a rush order, well, we have the PERFECT 2 rad gift solutions for you, with TWO different ways you can give a custom board as a gift!

Last Minute Gift #1 – The Coolest Card Anyone Ever Will Receive.

(Print the design and put it in a card!)

Design a Board »

When you create a custom board design on our site, it creates a preview image of the deck that you can print out. Simply print out the page or the image itself, fold it up and slide the page with the board photo into a card. This will be the best card someone special has ever opened when they see it’s not the typical card – it has a sweet custom skateboard or longboard inside! This is sure to put a happy surprise smile on someone’s face this Christmas, even if you do it the night before ;) Boards start at $59.99.

Last Minute Gift #2 – Gift Card

A voucher to Design Your Own!

Shop Gift Cards »

Our gift cards are always a great way to give someone the gift of customization while still allowing them to make their own design. Purchase a gift card right here from our site in the Shop section. We’ll email you a graphic of a gift card with the code on it that you can print out and stick into a holiday card and give someone the chance to design their own board! They will be stoked when they realize they get to design something themselves and have it shipped right to their door. Please allow 24-48 hours for the gift card to be emailed to you. Gift Cards start at $25.00.

Still Got Time?

To check if you still have time to get a custom deck in the mail by Christmas, check our page here:

Holiday Shipping Times and Last Days to Order



Happy Holidays!




SLS World Tour Stop 2: Huntington Beach

The 2018 SLS World Tour continues next Sunday, December 16 at Vans Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach for one last World Tour stop before the all new World Championship! Check it out here: