The Penny complete skateboard flaunts a unique design that reminds us of the 1970s. Its design seems like a retro replication from what skateboards have been derived. The minimalist design of this skateboard makes it perfect for cruising on the way. Regardless of wherever you go, this Penny skateboard accompanies you well on your ride. If you are going to school, you can swiftly keep it inside your locker owing to its small size.
This is an interesting option because it is basically a hybrid between a blank and pro skateboard deck. It’s like a pro board in that is has a “brand” and logo, but the cost is similar to blanks and they don’t sponsor the same quantity and caliber of professional skaters that other pro brands do. While the logo is really cool and the rest of the parts seem to be high quality, you may not get the same brand recognition with Punisher as you would with other brands like Element or Toy Machine. This deck is also 7.5″ which makes it a great choice for a younger beginner. This is the perfect beginner skateboard for someone who doesn’t really care about the brand name, but still wants the style and performance of an above average professional skateboard.
You can find a plethora of skateboards in the market, all flaunting with different colors, sizes, shapes, and weight. These skateboards decks, though quite variable in size, are usually available within a range of 7 to 10 inches in length. Most skateboard decks are made from bamboo, seven-ply wood, resin, plastic, or carbon fiber. You can choose any of the skateboards depending upon your preference for material, and the place where you will be skating.
Pro decks are what most people are familiar with and what is seen most commonly around skateparks and driveways around the US. These decks can have a variety of different logos and images on them and sometimes are a specific professional skater’s pro deck. Pro decks provide skaters a way to support their favorite riders and have the same equipment they see all their favorite pros using. The quality of professional decks and parts are almost always very high as they have a reputable and brand image to uphold. For this higher level of quality and you can expect to pay 2-3x the cost of a blank complete. If you want to save some money and still have a pro look, there are options available that have generic blank parts with a pro deck. This may be a good option for a beginner skater who is not yet doing complex tricks that may break these cheaper parts, but they still want the look and feel of a pro skateboard. As the skater progresses they can then switch out these generic parts for higher-end options as necessary.
Positiv Skateboards is headed up by Andy Macdonald, and these are basically the exact same boards as Golden Dragons. The team consists of Macdonald, Sandro Dias, Rodney Jones, and Carlos de Andrade. Their mission is to make high-quality skateboards available to skaters of all levels, especially skaters who are looking for a great value on their first skateboard. Positiv skateboards are designed and manufactured by Skate One, a company with decades of experience in building top-quality skateboards.