Design Your Own Old School Skateboard And Old School Longboard

We know what if feels like to want to design your own old school skateboard so we made the very best old school skateboard decks and old school longboards around. Here are some of our best deck shapes to custom design with a timeless appeal. At Whatever Skateboards we’re all about designing your own old school skateboard, from the pinnacle of the park popsicle to the laziest longboard cruiser. Like any silver screen masterpiece the test of time has even improved of the classics with modern science, (read: fiberglass). Old school skateboarding style without riding like something from history class (Editor: *groan*). We’ve taken the time to break down some of the best “design your own” old school skateboards and old school longboards we have on our site.

Design Your Own Old School Skateboard – Skateboarding 101

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If there is one old school skateboard that took over to defined skateboarding and solidified itself as the official “skateboard” shape is it this iconic textbook shape. Nothing says old school quite like… well… a classic skateboard. One of the best formats to design your own this pro model also is made of top quality wood so you’ll be able to shred in steez. Gripped up with Jessup and ready to roll nothing says gourmet like a classic popsicle deck.

The Oversized Skateboard – Skateboarding 201

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Some people insist bigger is better and in a nod to the early days we’ve gone ahead and carved this massive hunk of old school wood pushing madness. Shaped in an older style with modern cuts the actual size of the board is much bigger than the old school style street decks. Built for ancient beasts and those who need a little more canvas for their graphics this is one of the decks we’ve finally grown up enough to mash around.

The Dart – Your Friendly Old School Longboard

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No trip down old school skateboard lane is complete without longboarding and no old school longboarding sesh is complete without a Dart pintail style. The original beach shape and preferred throughout Southern California for ages the surf style pintail give you that uplifting bouncy ride you remember. Pop up and down to some tunes on your Walkman and throwback to when when tails were out of fashion. Cooler than a skinny tie in a class picture this amazing old school beach style cruiser looks great with custom beach themed designs.

Official Whatever Skateboard Old Skool Skateboard

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This is our official slice of old school skateboarding and this shape is sweeter than summer vacation with a deck shape shimmering somewhere between cruiser, shortboard, and fishtail. When you tell your grandkids on their hoverboards about skateboarding this is the shape you are talking about. We took inspiration from all of our favorites so you feel like you’re riding every style of old school skate at once. Fishing for that monster fin in back? You’ll catch it. Want to get groovy with the sweeps? Jack up on some risers or use the carved wheel wells to snap in some reverse kingpins and throw peace signs on the boardwalk. Need to pop? The tail catches. Monster hill? Use the extra length we threw in with a slightly wider pocket in back. This is a go to daily driver and a dependable skate. The wide shape is awesome for custom old school designs and graphics and is the definitive upgrade for all old school skates.

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Design Your Own Custom Longboard or Custom Skateboard: Choose a Deck Shape to Begin!

Even though the name suggests Skateboards are our main-jams, and even though yes, our street style skateboards (shortboards) are top quality, it’s our Custom Longboards that are really where the decks are even more unique.

Choosing a Longboard to Customize

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Our Longboard selection is awesome, we’ve got TOP quality boards with perfect concave decks that grip your feet, 9-ply hard Canadian maple with bi-axial fiberglass layers that keep the boards super strong and responsive and always snapping right back into perfect shape without warping. The construction of these boards is the best there is and with 14 years of experience our manufacturing team is second to none. Our selection runs the gamut, whether it be a cruiser for casual riding, downhill decks for shredding the gnar gnar, slide boards for rippin steez like butter, or combinations of different styles, we’ve got decks for you that you’ll love. Don’t over-think it, because once you’ve designed a deck, it’s easy to save it and on the next page you can load it onto ANY of our other boards with a single click!

How a Dope Ride Gets Doper: You Design It.

But of course, these dope rides only get more amazing as you CUSTOMIZE them with your own style and design whatever the F you want! If you haven’t tried it yet, click “Create” at the top of this website and choose the Longboard category. Check out the awesome decks there and choose the one that you think is right for your style of riding. If you click into each board you can look at the “specs” tab and see the exact details of the boards size and what style of riding it’s best for. Click “Create Your Own” and start designing your own with your own colors, text, images, and steez :)

Make Your Custom Longboard a Complete!

Recently we’ve added a TON of awesome gear to the site, including Paris Trucks and Grindhouse Wheels! Now you can pick out trucks and wheels to go with your board and make it a complete! If you’re not sure which trucks and wheels will be best for your board, select the “Make it a Complete Longboard” and add that to your cart with your custom longboard deck and our experts will set it up with our recommended trucks and wheels that will be best for your sweet new custom board :)

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Ahhh That Brand New Custom Skateboard Smell

There’s just nothing quite like that new custom skateboard smell.  Today we got one of our own designs printed on a Perfecto 39 for some serious downhill cruising, and I have to say it came out COMPLETELY AWESOME.  Snapped a couple photos of this beauty before and after putting the trucks on.

Custom Whatever Longboard (Perfecto 39)

How to Create This Custom Skateboard (With Our Whatever Skateboard Design App):

This deck was designed here on the site a couple weeks ago with our board designer app. It took about 15 minutes playing around with settings and effects. Here’s the steps I used:

  1. Backgound (Step 1): using the circuitry background from the stock library in the design app
  2. Upload Images (step 2): uploaded a color paint splatter image found online and the One Giant Media “OG” logo in black and white
  3. Set Some Blend Modes (Optional, While Adjusting any Image): setting the blend mode in the “cool effects” panel on the OG logo and splatter to different options until it looked like this.  Blend modes allow the images to be similar to transparent, but with different modes that make the colors mix in interesting ways.
  4. Added Text (Step 3): “Whatever” Text at bottom

I have to say the pictures don’t do the super crisp and vibrant print justice but it is SO clean with such good resolution the whole image really pops and the board looks amazing.

Here’s a link to this OG skateboard design if you’d like to try to customize it, change it (edit the text to your own or whatever), add to it, or just buy this sweet deck as is – WHATEVER!