Skateboarding is a lifestyle. It has transcended the concrete bowls into its own culture with fashion, entertainment, and super stars. A lot of inspiration as risen out of the world of skateboarding, and we can learn some things from the big skate stars that have helped skateboarding evolve over the years. Here are some inspirational skateboard quotes to feed your need to skate, and to help you get started on creating a custom skateboard with your own skateboarding quotes!
Classic Skateboard Quotes
Here is a collection of some memorable skateboarding quotes from some skaters.
“Life is a lot like skateboarding.” – lil Wayne
“I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. ‘Action sport’ would be the least offensive categorization.” – Tony Hawk
“Skateboarding teaches you how to take a fall properly. If you try to kickflip down some stairs, it might take you thirty tries – and you just learn how to take a tumble out of it without getting hurt.” – Bam Margera
“My whole life has been the skate life. I don’t really remember doing anything besides skateboarding.” – Ryan Sheckler
“When I was a kid, everywhere I went people said I should be a model, but I was more into skateboarding.” – Daria Werbowy
Custom Skateboard Quote Designing Tips
So when designing your custom skateboard, there are a few things to keep in mind. When you design the board, always keep in mind the trucks on the bottom side of the board. The trucks will be a part of the design once it is installed, unless this is a board that will hang on your wall. So… if you are putting a skateboarding quotes on the board, make sure it is on either sides of the trucks or in-between the four indicated dots on the template. Or else, you may get a board that looks funked up.
Some Short Skateboard Quotes
You could always put a long skateboard quote on the board, but sometimes a shorter one will do. Shorter skateboard quotes are easier to incorporate in to the design when creating a custom skateboard. With less words, you can play with the text size and placement of the text. This makes it easier to add style to your design and helps with creating a bold impact. Here are some short skateboarding quotes that are good for this type of custom skateboard design. “Skate or Die”, “Keep on Rolling”, “Go Skate Day”.
Design Your Own Skateboard Stickers on Whatever Skateboards! Thrash Your Own Custom Stickers!
One of the most popular requests we ever got was to let you design your own stickers. We listened: now you can design your own skateboard stickers and we’ll send them your way! Get awesome stickers with your own photos, images, text, and logos. Slap these on the bottom of the some of the skateboard decks in your quiver and shred your own design on your own stickers. Its a well known fact that no skateboard or blank skateboard deck is complete without stickers, that’s a first day lesson. We have bumper sticker sized, as well as classic circle, square, and oval custom stickers. Rep your own skateboard brand or get your artwork on our new stickers!
It’s really easy, just choose the size and shape of sticker you want to design and use our customizer. You can lay out any photos, pictures, images, or text you want. Remember that stickers are not that large, typically most skateboarding stickers feature a distinct logo or the brand name. Complicated or busy designs won’t read well on stickers because of their size, you want people to instantly be able to recognize them. Stick with designs that have large, central elements and strong continuous blocks of color. One of the nice things about our stickers is that you can design your own stickers online for free so you can try multiple designs.
How Many Custom Stickers Should I Get?
Depends on what you’re trying to do with our design your own skateboard stickers. If you’re just looking to get a few packs for your own skateboards or to put around we recommend getting 2-3 sets of various stickers, that will be ~20 stickers. If you’re looking to start your own skateboard brand or you’re looking to give out some custom stickers as prizes or giveaways then you’re looking at 100+ stickers or several packs in a few styles. If you’re a skate brand looking for wholesale stickers or a bulk sticker order please see our wholesale skateboards and bulk orders page for more information. We can help your design your own skateboard stickers and put your logo on stickers.
LOLLLLLLLLLLL. No. Haha these stickers can be put anywhere its legal to put stickers. At the Whatever Skateboards HQ we have en entire room where the walls are covered in all the skate stickers we’ve got. We put stickers on our desks, guitar cases, amps, blank skateboards, and pretty much anything else with a reasonable flat surface. To get the best results from our design your stickers we recommend cleaning the area you’re going to apply the sticker to beforehand to make sure you’ll get a good seal. Stick ’em anywhere, stick ’em everywhere!
Design Your Own Penny Board Style Skateboard Deck!
We’ve got the short cruiser skateboard shape that you want and we even let you design your own penny board on our world-famous Green Tail Skateboard and our 2016 skateboard models (no spoilers)! One shred sesh on this penny style skateboard equipped with cruiser style wheels and trucks and you’ll be hooked on the mini skateboard craze. We popped out the tail on ours to give a little more action than a traditional short cruiser and we also widened the deck overall for larger riders. But don’t worry, we have both a 25″ and an even shorter 22″ if you’re looking to go ultra mini. Mob alley cracks with impunity and surf the concrete sea like a salty old sailor on these little penny board style decks.
What Does a Penny Board Style Skateboard Ride Like?
Besides being under 28 to 30 inches with a fishtail shape one of the primary defining characteristics of this skateboard deck shape is the type of gear typically mounted on it. Most short cruisers, including our Green Tail series, come equipped with gear you’d expect to find on a slightly different style skateboard based on the size. Most penny style skateboards use large wheels than you’ll find on a traditional skateboard and often have gear that’s more commonly found on longboards or cruisers. Its no wonder penny boards ride different than most other skateboards: with that kind of control on that small of a skateboard deck you can get an awesome ride. You get the control and grip from a larger longboard but the zippy maneuverability you’d expect from a classic fishtail shape. Our penny board style short cruiser skateboard Green Tail are an improvement on some of our older mini shapes and this size remains one of our favorites, particularly with the ability to slide and pump on flatland.
Plastic Skateboard VS Wood Skateboard?
Until we find a better way to make truly quality skateboard we make all of our penny boards out of wood, none of our boards are made out of plastic. We use traditional or fine grain grip on the top so you can get more control as you skate without the intense coarse grip for a downhill skateboard. While we do like formed skateboard tops we’re not huge fans of the way plastic skateboards have less grip than wood skateboards. Another downside to plastic skateboards that caused us to choose wood for our mini skateboards was the overall deck feel. At that tiny size the bounce is great but too much bounce can be intense even on the boardwalk when riding one of these. Plastic skateboards are fun but in our opinion if you’re getting a professional skateboard deck you should get wood.
Shortboards Are Perfect For Designing Your Own
Unlike a longboard a penny skateboard style skateboard deck gives a smaller space for the graphic design so the actual graphics on the smaller boards create a great focal point. This cat skateboard, (Editor: technically a laser cat skateboard bro), gives focused and clear graphic able to be seen at a glance. Longboard designs frequently require the eye to travel up and down the board but if you design your own penny board the graphic can be focused and centered.
Our Finest Short Cruisers, Just For You!
Of all the skateboards in the office fleet the penny board style skateboards is one of the ones we’ve checked out the most. If you’re interested in being able to design your own penny board the Green Tail series was engineered to be the perfect choice! If you like the look of the 25 inch Green Tail series but want something even tinier we have a 22″ model that’s smaller and lighter. Our 22″ Green Tail is also made out of wood for extra durability, no plastic cruisers here! Want to design other shapes? Take a look at our other custom shortboard skateboards and custom mini skateboards! Be on a lookout for our new skateboards, some of the newest shapes will be penny board style!
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
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
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
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
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.
Ever wanted to build your own skateboard company? With EA’s Skate 3, you can! Skate 3 is a continuation of the last 2 EA Skate games. Become your own boss and learn the ins and outs of the skateboard world. This time, you’ll enter the new city of Port Carverton, where you not only have the chance to build your own skateboard company, but also build a skate team, and advance your own skills.
Customize Your Own Deck
Build your own decks (just like you can do on our site!) and craft the look and feel of your team. Plenty of room for creativity here! In Skate 3, Port Carverton is made up of three different and fun districts, offering unique landscapes and designs. You can also attend “Skate School”, where you can refine your basics of skateboarding. Online gameplay is also awesome in Skate 3. Create your own amazing custom skate park and share it with your friends! Make money for your company when friends download your park. With the same controls as before but more levels of difficulty, a more polished look and feel, and the same incredible featured pro skateboarders, Skate 3 will keep you entertained for hours.
Decks on Decks on Decks
Probably the best part about Skate 3 is your ability to control all aspects of the game as you are the manager, boss, and creative director of your own brand and company. Here at Whatever Skateboards, we know the feeling. Our process of designing your own shortboard or longboard deck is simple, easy, and also fun! Not only are our decks the highest quality Canadian or North Eastern Maple, but like Skate 3, you can customize every single aspect to be exactly what you want. Feel free to get as imaginative and inspired as you wish. Use wild colors, pictures, designs, text, and logos! Keep your design private for yourself, make it public and share it with friends online, or even load your friends design and customize it some more! You’ll be riding in style in no time.
We’re a San Diego based company so today we’re celebrating Tony Hawk Day! In recognition of his philanthropic efforts the City of San Diego has declared today, May 29th, Tony Hawk Day. Tony Hawk has given San Diego one of the coolest skate parks evarrrrrrr and helped raise millions of $$$ for hundreds of other skate parks around the country. He’s taken taking skating to the next level… to the next level. As a legend in the sport and the most widely known name in skating Tony Hawk has done some amazing things and we’re stoked and thankful he’s an SD local.
To celebrate the awesomeness that is is Tony Hawk and Tony Hawk Day we’re giving 15% OFF EVERYTHING if you use the coupon code TONYHAWK so go design skate & celebrate!
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.
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:
Backgound (Step 1): using the circuitry background from the stock library in the design app
Upload Images (step 2): uploaded a color paint splatter image found online and the One Giant Media “OG” logo in black and white
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.
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!
We did it we really did it! After way too many late nights we are proud to announce the launch of Whatever Skateboards! Whatever allows you to create your own skateboard deck and put your own graphics on your deck. Trick everything out with some high quality wheels and you’ve got your own skateboard. No logos, no brands, just you. We couldn’t be more excited about allowing people to design their own skateboards and let’s be honest we might be the most excited about this of anyone. The pictures here are skateboards we just designed using our Whatever Skateboards design tool!
Here at Whatever Skateboards we no only are the only place you can put your own graphics on a premium skate but we are always trying to add more skateboard deck styles to our website. Right now we feature many different deck designs including a great assortment of skateboard decks across all price points. You can even design your own longboard or downhill board on our site!
We couldn’t be happier to have launched our site, (seriously, it took a lot of hard work to get all the technology right) and we’re stoked to show the world what we’ve been working on. Thanks again for your help and for checking out website, we excited to see what kind of custom skateboard you make!