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Deck Construction

FLIGHT® Deck Construction

We have always looked to improve our skateboard deck construction. In 2015, we set out on an exploration to improve the strength and performance of skateboard decks and to see what was possible. FLIGHT decks apply what we learned into making a superior deck with increased performance at an affordable price.

Built in a new production area in our Ventura, California facility, FLIGHT decks are stronger than a 7-ply. You'll get the feel of it in an hour or two and begin to realize you can do things riding a Flight deck that cannot be done on a 7-ply. Flight decks allow you to extend your limits, because they let you ollie higher, flip faster, do tricks more easily, and they don't break in two like a 7-ply.

FLIGHT decks are:
  • Thinner - as thin as your phone
  • Stronger - more than twice as strong in our tail break tests
  • Longer lasting - The epoxy infused, fiber reinforced structure of the Flight deck is extremely resistant to breaking, and this structure gives Flight decks "everlasting pop" that doesn't fade as your Flight deck slowly wears.
  • Ollies higher because of greater rebound and snap.

Team testing suggests that Flight decks will last several times as long as a 7-ply, making them a great value as well as a superior performing skateboard.

In fact, because Flight decks last so long, many of our team riders re-grip their decks two or three times before changing decks. One of our pros rode his Flight deck for eight months, and only retired it so he could ride a fresh graphic.

The way Flight decks usually wear out is through edge impacts and razor tail, not from losing their pop or breaking like a 7-ply. We have also occasionally seen the bottom maple ply of a Flight deck crack from extreme landings or being run over by a vehicle, but even this does not render a Flight deck unrideable. The strength and pop of a Flight deck is in the super strong reinforcing plies, not the maple bottom ply, which is there for grinding, not for strength.

Powell-Peralta™ Re-Issue Construction

Powell-Peralta re-issue decks are close reproductions of their 1980’s counterparts, featuring the original deck graphics and shapes, top graphic logo, truck hole pattern and spoon nose concave. They are manufactured by our partners in Mexico or in our Ventura skateboard factory, which is still directed by a few of the same craftsmen that made them originally. Occasionally, due to demand we will build a re-issue deck in our Ventura, CA factory.

Powell-Peralta Popsicles

Hand made using only the finest materials, and warranted against de-lamination for the useful life of the deck and managed in our SOC Headquarters. Years of deck building experience and knowledge delivers the best sizes, shapes and POP. Each deck is created from 7 plys of US hard rock maple, fused in Skate One’s special low stress, AirLam™ presses, with water resistant, high strength glue and sealed against moisture with a lacquer semi-gloss finish with our partner in China. The bottom of our decks are treated with a multi-layer coating consisting of a wood sealer layer and two full length colored ink layers for longer slides. Occasionally, due to demand we will build popsicle shapes in our Ventura, CA factory.

Deck Concaves


A double kick nose with extra deep concave that adds significant stiffness to a deck. This allows us to reduce a K12 deck’s thickness and weight without losing pop and response. It also features a steep, flat nose and tail. Maximum wheel base—14.50 inches. Non-symmetrical nose to tail.


A double kick nose with deeper, smoother concave, longer wheelbase, concave kick on nose and tail and a scoop tail for a more secure foot placement without feeling trapped. A big boy version of the K12 allowing all terrain ripping with the stability of a longer wheelbase. Less wheel bite because the steeper concave goes out to the edge of the board. Maximum wheel base—15.75" Non symmetrical nose to tail.


This is like our K12 with a shorter wheelbase for smaller skaters. Maximum wheel base—12.25 inches. Non-symmetrical nose to tail.


Mellow double kick concave with great foot feel between the trucks. The lower nose and tail angles allow for flatter, leveled-out pops, for shove-it and flip tricks. The mellow middle enables you to catch your board with the whole bottom of your foot instead of just your toes and heels, helping to eliminate the flapping that can occur with feet-off-the-board tricks.


Stretched K20 concave to allow for a longer 15” - 15.5” wheelbase.


A flat board, with some rocker and a kick tail. Maximum wheel base—29.0 inches. Non-symmetrical nose to tail.

Classic Single Kicktail

Flat nose with a classic single kicktail


Spoon Nose III, A reissue of the classic Powell-Peralta golden age mold we made the original Bones Brigade’s decks from. A spoon nose kick tail with slight concave on the kick tail intended for making 10" x 30" style decks. Maximum wheel base—17.25 inches. Non-symmetrical nose to tail.


Powell-Peralta™ Dragon Formula

The amazing new Dragon Formula™ (DF) Urethane is another industry leading innovation from Powell-Peralta. DF-93A Dragons will not only roll over rough terrain, but also grip and slide like 99A and 101A wheels do, so that you can do all your normal tricks and more on the greater range of skate terrains made skateable by its softer 93A hardness.

Speed: Dragons are very fast because DF-93A is super high rebound, an industry leading 18-20% higher than hard wheels. This higher rebound means you won’t lose speed in bowls or parks the way you would with an ordinary 93A wheel, and you will roll much smoother and faster on rough streets and sidewalks…even in places you used to have to walk your board.

Grip & Slide: Dragons slide on both rough and smooth terrains, and also grip when you need it. This is because Dragon Formula is not just an ordinary mid-90’s wheel formula. It has been developed over a ten year period to optimize and fine tune it to perfection. No other wheel can do what these Dragons can.

Durability: Dragon Formula is not only smooth, fast and slidable, it is also durable. The slidability comes from its unique blend of high performance materials by making the urethane weak so it will slide as the urethane wears away, not creating flats spots. Dragons are very long lasting so they are not only better skating, they are a great value too.

Powell-Peralta™ Park Formula

Powell-Peralta Park Formula is unsurpassed for skateparks and ramps, providing extra grip on smooth surfaces and twice the life of ordinary wheels, no matter where you ride them.

Powell-Peralta™ All Terrain Formula

Powell-Peralta All Terrain Formula is a special, soft 80A, poured on a small hard urethane hub to keep your bearings in place, give you the softest ride possible, and maximize speed and roll. This formula will out perform and out last traditional soft wheels, so if you ride where hard wheels don’t make sense, these are the ones to get.


Soft slide is a formula designed to be faster than anything else on the market, it allows you to slide as though you are riding something harder. It is very smooth sliding - definitely the best on the market for freeride or downhill. Because of its slide-ability, it is 3-4x more durable than our competitors wheels - and in some cases they are 18x more durable.

85a SSF - G-Slides

Can be used in skateparks, slashing the streets, commuting, or around town. The 85a formula has a firm initial traction that lets you carve with confidence, but they slide more like a 90a when sideways. This is a great wheel for someone who wants to do both skatepark skating, commute around town, and also a bit of downhill. It is one of our best ALL AROUND wheels in the line-up for a downhill skater going street, or a street rider going downhill.

75a SSF - Snakes

This is our softest and fastest formula, but it is also extremely durable. The Snakes are the perfect wheel for freeride skating, or commuting around town. They hiss as you carve or slide because of the forgiving and comfortable soft slide formula - it is ready to slide at any time, and comes pre-ground to make sliding easier than ever. This is the best wheel for ANY level of longboard skater, and will help them learn to slide and progress.

75a SSF PRO - Kevin R 72mm / Byron Essert 72mm

Our 75a SSF PRO formula is an upgraded formula over Snakes that offers more grip. It is for more advanced downhill and freeride skaters who love the feel of Snakes, but want a grippier feeling urethane. It feels as though it grips about 30% more, and is the perfect fill in for skaters who miss “Scales or the Offset 70”. If they request that wheel, suggest to them to try the Byron. The Kevin 72mm is a downhill race wheel for the masses, and is perfect for a high level freerider who wants to go fast, or to race some heats and freeride after.

75a, 78a, 80a, 82a RACE / Kevin R 75mm

This formula is built for high traction, and the fastest roll speed. It is meant to offer you substantial grip while carving and lots of braking power when worn in. It exchanges speed and grip for less durability than Soft Slide formulas. This is not an appropriate formula for high speed slides, or for freeride - it is for rolling around town with confidence and speed.

85a BOMBERS Formula

This is closer to a park wheel feel. It is soft and fast, but being park sized and shaped at 60mm it behaves like a soft skatepark wheel. It is the best choice for an old school bowl rider, or someone who rides some distance to and from the skatepark. If they have a chunky surface in their skatepark, this is an optimal choice.


Our clear 80a is not like any other clear urethane made to date. Every skater associates clear wheels with being slower, hard to slide, and with extremely poor durability - this is nothing like George’s clear 80a. The 80a clear is substantially more durable than our other formulas and has a ton of grip, both initial carving traction and when sideways it has strong brakes. In 56mm and 59mm it is an aesthetic cruiser wheel that will roll further and faster than our competition - in downhill and freeride it will be a sticky and grippy formula that lasts for weeks. It is so durable that it does not leave lines when sliding. It is an excellent choice for commuting, since it has high grip, and high durability.