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.
Personal 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.
We hope everyone is safe. We have a few notes regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine.
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.
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!
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
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!
Design a Skateboard for #whateverbackyardsummerClick Here to Begin!
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.
Stand Out with Your Own Skateboard DesignOur online customizer is easy to use and you can become a skateboard designer in just a few simple clicks! Pick a background from our extensive background library. Add Pictures, Graphics, Logos, Text, Names, and More! You can even upload your own images, pictures, or logos to use on your personalized skateboard.
Personalized Skateboard with Text
Add Text & Send a MessageChoose from our extensive font library and write whatever you want on your skateboard. Is this a gift? Add the person’s name or nickname or maybe their favorite quote or saying to make the personalized and custom skateboard especially meaningful. Are you looking for cool and unique promo ideas? Design your a skateboard for your company or client and put their logo on it. Do you want to spread the word on a cause? Put the message on a custom skateboard with our text editor. Easily move text around, adjust text size, as well as rotate text on your personalized skateboard design.
Customize Your Grip Tape to MatchWhat’s more fresh than having a custom personalized skateboard? Having a custom personalized skateboard with matching grip tape! You can even color coordinate your trucks and wheels to really stand out, simply make it a complete! Have a special someone you would like to surprise with their very own custom and personalized skateboard?
Don’t delay, design today!Design Now
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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!
Welcome to The Whatever Games!
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.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Design a custom deck on our website with your own original artwork that ties into the theme. 2. Post your custom design on your Instagram with the hashtag #TheWhateverGames and tag @whateverskateboards and @concretewavemag.
Contest will run until the end of September and a winner will be announced on our Instagram at the end of October.