FAQ

Slate Decks

What do you mean by "high-performance" skateboards?

By “high-performance” we mean an overall better, more consistent, skating experience – landing more tricks and higher Ollies.

Our decks are designed and engineered with performance in mind, and we will continuously improve and make updates: see the latest version.

How much longer will a Slate deck last me?

It’s impossible to say, but in our tests with amateur and professional skaters they averaged around 6 times longer. Some of these skaters would snap traditional maple boards daily, other skaters change boards after a few large chips and a hard bash to the tip, and yet others change decks when they feel a bit “soft” or “soggy.” What makes your board ready for retirement may be entirely different from others.

If you retire your deck from razor-tail, or bashed-in/chipped-up tips, you can expect our decks to last you 3, 6, or more times as long. If your deck ends it’s life with a snap, you can expect our decks to last many times longer than that.

Do your decks chip?

No – but multiple very, very hard impacts to the same location can deform the tips. Treat it like a normal deck, and it’ll outlast any deck you’ve previously owned.

Do your decks snap?

Technically, yes, but they’re virtually impossible to snap while skating. During our testing, no one snapped our decks while skating. After many aggressive attempts to snap it, it’ll usually make a “crack” sound, but continue to hold together. Treat it like a normal deck, and it’ll outlast any deck you’ve previously owned.

Do your decks "razor-tail?"

They handle abrasion much better than a traditional maple deck, but still razor-tail. During our testing, our decks resist razor tail 3 to 6 times better. They will usually seem to wear at a normal rate, but eventually slow – whereas a traditional maple deck will seems to gradually wear faster as the wood fibers, especially the cross-grains, degrade rapidly with abuse.

Can I get one for free?

No.

Wholesale

Do you sell to distributors and/or retailers?

We do plan to eventually sell wholesale to retailers and possibly distributors. Please understand that we have a commitment to fulfill our Indiegogo backers’ orders before any new orders. Show us your interest and let’s get the conversation started. Contact us here.

Do you offer free samples?

No – but we can offer a discounted price for small sample orders.

Licensing/OEM

I would like to use your technology with my brand; do you offer licensing and/or OEM?

We are open to the idea of licensing and OEM for other brands interested in our technology. Please understand that we are a start-up, and assembling and organizing a facility to accommodate manufacturing for other brands will take time. Show us your interest and let’s get the conversation started. Contact us here.

Employment/Intership

Are you hiring?

No, at this time we are not hiring employees nor interns, but check back occasionally as this will eventually change.