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:
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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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:
At Whatever, we don’t judge people by how many tricks they can do, or who’s a “better” skater. We believe the skater that’s having the most fun and encouraging others to do the same is the best skater. This series of “Skateboarding Made Simple” By Aaron Kyro, a favorite skater amongst our crew is probably one of the best, if not the best video to watch that will actually help you learn how to skate. We will be posting all volumes so stay tuned!
The Whatever Games (TWG) is our newly launched competition for our team + ambassadors that will also include occasional challenges that will be open to the public. The challenges for our team will include everything from tricks to dope skate spots to viral social posts and even crazy scavenger hunts. We will be picking annual winners (sometimes monthly) from our leaderboards who will get some sick prizes. There will be prizes for skater of the year, trick of the year, skate of the year and more. You can follow along with the games on our website or on Instagram by searching the hashtag #TheWhateverGames. The public challenges will be announced on our social media and will feature one time prizes.
The first public challenge is…
Design a Custom Deck with the Theme of “PEACE”
As part of The Whatever Games we will be hosting a monthly design contest. This will be a TWG challenge that will always be open to the public.
If you’ve ever wanted to see your original artwork on a skateboard, now is your chance. We are looking for the next Whatever Skateboards designer. We want someone who screams creativity and originality as well as someone who is stoked on skating.
Join us in spreading Peace, Balance & Justice in partnership with Concrete Wave Magazine and Shralpers Union. As mentioned above, the theme of this month’s design contest will be PEACE and is sponsored by Roll For Peace.
If you are looking for personalized longboards, Whatever Skateboards is the spot. We offer every size longboard you could need, with unlimited options to customize your board just how you like it. Longboards not only an awesome form of transportation, they’re also an art form. Cruise around on your very own personalized creation and rock your creative side everywhere you go.
Choose from hundreds of different graphics or upload your own into our customizer to create your perfect design. You can use a photo, pattern, text, or graphic of your choosing to create the longboard of your dreams. As if cruising down the street on a brand new board isn’t cool enough, imagine cruising on your very own creation. Having a personalized longboard is the perfect way to not only ride in style, but also to attract attention to your riding skills. Imagine cruising along on your brand new board and having someone stop you because they love the style and art on your board. Now that’s a cool feeling.
Our boards are hand crafted out of fresh Canadian wood. Each board is given special attention as our team members work carefully with each piece to create unique boards. Our boards are one of a kind and you can tell by the detail and care that is put into crafting each one. When you order a board from us you can rest assured that you are receiving the best quality available. We know you have a lot of options when shopping online so we want to guarantee everyone rocking one of our personalized longboards on the street is 100% happy with their purchase. We also have amazing customer service available to ensure that your order is just how you like it and to answer any questions you may have during the process.
As skateboarding has gained more and more popularity over the years, the design of decks has gotten increasingly more creative. There are plenty of ways to be creative when it comes to your skateboard deck, and we make it easy with our online customizer. Since you are able to fully customize your skateboard on our website, the possibilities really are endless. One rad way to customize that we have been digging lately is putting photos on your board. You can place a single photo, multiple photos, or create a collage of photos to put on a deck. Not sure what type of photo to use? We share some of our favorite ideas and ways to have photos on a skateboard.
Photo-adorned skateboard make great gifts as well. Order a board with photos of the birthday boy and he will be stoked on his birthday present. Friends tying the knot? Have a few of their favorite photos as a couple transformed into a keepsake that they can either display or ride down the street. Skateboards with photos of you also make a great holiday gift for your parents. Even if they don’t ride, having something you made for them that you enjoy with your favorite photos is sure to please.
Photos as Keepsakes
If you don’t want to use photos of yourself or others, consider the endless other possibilities. If you are a photographer, placing on of your original photos on a skateboard is the perfect way to attract attention to your work while creating the perfect way to get around while you are taking photos. Or perhaps you have some old photos laying around that hold sentimental value. Putting them on a skateboard is a great way to preserve the memories in a fun and creative way.
Whether you are an established artist, a beginner, or just a creative person, you will likely love the idea of getting your creations out there. Every artist enjoys sharing their work, and what better way to do it than cruising around on it? Enter: skateboard art. At Whatever Skateboards, you can take any of your art and put it on a skateboard or longboard deck. Not only will you get to ride around on your very own creation, you’ll get to show off your skills both on your board and creatively.
The Creative Process
The process is quick, fun, and easy. First, create your design. Draw, paint, or create a masterpiece of the computer. Already have a favorite work of art? Even better! Once you’ve picked out the winner, you’re ready to upload it to our online customizer. To do this, simply scan your hand-drawn design and transfer it to your computer or convert your graphic design to a jpg. Then go to our site, select the board you’d like, click “create your own”. Our decks come in a variety of different sizes, so whatever your preference, you can customize it. This will take you to our customizer. Once you get to step two you will have the option to upload your own photo. From there you can play around with sizing and placement, and even add other graphics or text. There are no rules when it comes to designing your own skateboard so have fun with it and go crazy!
Options for Everyone
Our decks come in a variety of different sizes, so whatever your preference, you can customize it. Worried about scratching up your art? You also have the option to create custom grip tape in addition to custom decks. That way while you shred your design is still visible and if kept in good shape.
The toughest part will be deciding which design to use. Everything else is a piece of cake. And who doesn’t love cake?
Longboards are awesome for getting you where you need to go as well as riding for sport. Any longboard is good for cruising around town, and most are perfect for downhill and distance riding as well. If you are looking for a custom longboard from Whatever Skateboards we have plenty of great options from classic old school pintail longboards to modern downhill symmetrical top mounts and drop throughs and every type of cruiser to choose from.
Experience the speed and thrill of a longboard on your own custom creation! Choose from hundreds of different graphics or upload your own into our customizer to create your perfect design. As if cruising down the street on a brand new board isn’t cool enough, imagine cruising on your very own creation. Having a custom longboard is the perfect way to not only ride in style, but also to attract attention to your riding skills. Post a photo of your fresh new custom design to your social media and draw in even more attention and compliments.
One of our personal favorite type of custom longboard is a patterned deck. With our online customizer you can choose from a variety of cool patterns. Whether your style is classic, bold, tropical, or eclectic, we can guarantee you’ll find pattern that you will dig on a custom longboard. If you’re feeling extra creative, you also have the option to upload your own patterns to use on your board. Create a pattern then see it come to life on your very own longboard! In tune with your geometric patterns, crystals, and fractals? Create a crazy design that will blow your mind :-O Spirals, hearts, tiger stripes, leopard print, and polka dots can add some spice any longboard. You can even pattern your name so everyone knows who that is your next clip. Having a custom longboard design you love is part of the creativity behind the perfect cruise.