In this hands-on workshop, you'll build your own skateboard deck with an experienced skateboarder and builder. First, you'll start with an uncut, molded deck. We stock double-kick boards that can be made up to 8.5" x 33", but you can upgrade to a longer board if you let me know at least 2 days in advance, depending on availability. Next, you'll create a custom template or use a pre-made template to shape the board, and cut and finish the board yourself. You'll leave with a completed skateboard deck which you can apply art to on your own time. You'll also have the option to have the board shipped to your home, so you don't need to transport it with you on the rest of your trip.
I am a skateboarder (18 years of experience), mechanical engineer, and run Open Source Skateboards. I love skateboarding, and started building boards in 2014. I started Open Source Skateboards to give people the opportunity to design and build custom boards and have a great time doing it! I've taught workshops at schools and makerspaces throughout San Diego county and have made boards for customers all over the world.
Skateboard deck supplies All materials and tools required for building a skateboard deck - you'll keep your finished deck.
The workshop is run out of a A Reason To Survive (ARTS), an non-profit in National City. ARTS offers multi-disciplinary afterschool arts programs and mental health services to youth and young adults. The building is an incredible space, and includes a large "maker workshop" filled with various tools and materials. It also is located adjacent to Kimball Park and the Kimball Park skatepark.
最多4人參加，年齡須滿8歲。 Ages 8 and up, but under 16 must attend with a parent or guardian.
Up to 2 people may share/work on one board - you may bring one guest for no extra cost. Other skateboard parts (trucks, wheels, etc.) are not included, but can be - please let me know beforehand :).
Design & Build a Skateboard