If you're a serious skater, you‘re gonna need lots of good things - the best skateboarding accessories, basically. Here we've shortlisted the 40 best skateboarding accessories on the market today - enjoy!
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40 Best Skateboarding Accessories
Shoe goo is a great way to repair your damaged skate shoes. This also makes them last longer - making shoe goo a true essential accessory for skateboarding.
A great skateboard backpack is absolutely essential for travel. We love this particular pack, and it's also backed by tons of five-star reviews - definitely recommended. (Pro tip: Put an old shirt or a towel between your griptape and the backpack to prevent tearing your bag if you have harsh coarse griptape.)
This skateboard rack is another essential item for any serious skateboarder. It not only looks great, it's super useful - not to mention affordable.
This Theragun massager is a perfect way to get out all those knots and kinks in your muscles. You can also use it for other activities besides skating, which makes it an extremely valuable addition to any active household.
If you want to shoot rad skate videos, you definitely need a GoPro camera. This well-liked and extremely light weight camera will be perfect for any serious skater, so grab one while you can.
This spare part kit is essential for any skater who is on the streets every day. It will easily help you repair any problems - anything you really need.
A skateboard helmet is (of course) needed for any safe rides, so always be sure you have one on. We like this one - it's well-reviewed - but there are countless options out there to choose from.
This MacGuyver-like skate tool has so many functions - it's literally perfect. It also costs only slightly more than a cup of coffee from Starbucks - easily making it an essential pick for us.
It's always important to wear pads when skateboarding, as a nasty crash can seriously injure you. We like this particular set - it's affordable, comprehensive, and also well-reviewed.
If you want to skate at home, you definitely need your own skate ramp. We would have killed for something like this when we were kids - but your kids will enjoy it fully.
11. Yocaher Trucks Combo Set
Any great skateboard needs great trucks - and these are affordable and well-reviewed. If you put the wrong trucks on your board - boy, will you know it.
When we were growing up, people still looked at you funny if you used skate wax on a curb. Nowadays, it's accepted, and you'll find wax everywhere.
An overlooked essential, a first aid kit is perfect for anyone who is a serious athlete. Skateboarding is not without its risks, so be sure to have a kit handy wherever you go.
Just like any great sporting event, you'll need a proper cooler for water and beer for any skateboarding adventures you have. We love this unit, although there are certainly plenty more out there to choose from.
If you want to get even more practice at home, you'll need this awesome skate rail. It will make perfecting your grinds even easier - and your kids will soon be the envy of the whole neighborhood.
If you and your friends are shredding, you'll definitely need a high-quality portable speaker. We love this one, you can never go wrong with JBL Sound, but by no means is it the only choice available.
Want an awesome skateboard deck protector for barely more than a cup of coffee? Protecting your board is uber-important, and we love this particular protector.
Skateboard lights will help keep you safe - no matter when you're out on the street. They also double as a cool way to stand out from the pack.
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This balance board is a great way to improve your skating skills when not actually on a board. You'll also improve your surfing skills, so this is a true essential for any board rider.
It's important to be safe when boarding, and these wrist guard gloves are a perfect way to do it. You'll also need a helmet and pads, but protecting your wrists is extremely important too.
These unique Board Blazers give your board an awesome underglow, which will also keep you safe at night. We love the multi-colored aspect, and kids will also love these unique lights.
No board is great without a perfect set of wheels. These wheels are well-reviewed, and are also highly affordable - truly a perfect choice.
Just like any great artist needs a great set of paintbrushes, every skater needs a great deck. You may go through it in 2 weeks, or it could last 6 months - it depends on how much you skate.
This affordable option will work great for a beginner or an expert, and you never have to worry about its quality. You can spend a little more and get a fiberglass or carbon deck, but this is a perfect choice for any serious skater.
If you're a serious skater, you need excellent trucks. This set is great, though you are hardly limited to just these.
With tons of great reviews, this combo set will be perfect for any serious skateboarder. This set will also be great as a gift for anyone, and also one that won't break the bank.
This awesome watch will turn heads no matter where you go. Shark is a classic brand, and this watch shows you why.
With many stellar reviews, this is a perfect choice for any skater. It's also water resistant for up to 330 feet - meaning you can easily go surfing with it as well.
A beanie is a classic skate accessory, and this affordable one from Neff is a great choice. You'll look stylish on and off the ramps, and you'll also stay warm in even the coldest weather.
A beanie is not something you absolutely need - but most skaters do have them. If you're in a band, a beanie is also a great accessory for any serious drummer, guitarist, or bass player.
All skaters need great bearings, and this pair is a best seller. Your wheels will go faster, and you'll greatly reduce your friction with these bearings.
You should also keep your bearings well-oiled, and make sure you get ones that fit your wheels properly. Many skaters overlook their bearings - but they absolutely shouldn't.
This awesome hoodie from Volcom is the perfect accessory for any skater. It will not only keep you warm - it will make you look great on any ramp.
It's also available in many colors, and is backed by tons of great reviews. Volcom is well known for their surf and skate wear, and this classic hoodie is a perfect example of why they're the best in the business.
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What kind of serious boarder doesn't have great skate shoes? We love this pair from Adidas, but there are truly endless options available.
Skateboarding pants are another essential. Dickies always makes good stuff - and we absolutely love this pair.
Many overlook grip tape cleaner - but you shouldn't. This little tool will work wonders for you - and it barely costs more than a few dollars.
A skateboard wall mount is another often-overlooked accessory. This will make hanging your board in the garage insanely easy - we highly recommend it.
These skater trainers (or 'stoppers') are very helpful in learning tricks and improving your technique. While you can get by without them - we wouldn't really recommend it.
This skateboard strap is truly awesome - we love how affordable and convenient it is. While a backpack will be similar, this offers a slightly different experience.
Skateboard bearing oil is not often thought of - but it can truly make your ride much better. Inexpensive and simple to apply, it can truly make a world of difference when it comes to your riding experience.
These ankle gel sleeves can help with a myriad of issues. Best of all, they're not limited to just skateboarding use - you can use them for many different activities and sports.
Want a super-cool electric skateboard? Of course you do. This is an awesome offshoot of the traditional board, and we highly recommend it (though it's definitely pricey).
Last but not least, this awesome keychain is a perfect way to show just how much you love to skate. A great gift, and a very affordable one, to boot.
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What Is Skateboarding?
According to Wikipedia, "skateboarding is an action sport originating in the United States that involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard".
It is also "a recreational activity, an art form, an entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation". Wikipedia goes on to say that "skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years.
IA 2009 report found that the skateboarding market is worth an estimated $4.8 billion in annual revenue, with 11.08 million active skateboarders in the world".
According to Wikipedia, "the first skateboards started with wooden boxes, or boards, with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom. Crate scooters preceded skateboards, having a wooden crate attached to the nose (front of the board), which formed rudimentary handlebars. The boxes turned into planks, similar to the skateboard decks of today."
Most sources indicate that skateboarding, as it exists today, was probably developed in the 1940s, or early 1950s. Wikipedia says that "surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat. This was called "sidewalk surfing" – a new wave of surfing on the sidewalk as the sport of surfing became highly popular.
No one knows who made the first board; it seems that several people came up with similar ideas at around the same time. The first manufactured skateboards were ordered by a Los Angeles, California surf shop, meant to be used by surfers in their downtime".
Why Do You Need Skateboard Accessories?
While it's fine to just have a board and skate, if you're really serious about your craft, you'll definitely need a healthy amount of skateboarding accessories.
The good news is, if you have friends who also skateboard, they will likely have some other accessories that you may be lacking. This means you won't have to buy absolutely everything yourself.
Of course, some accessories are undoubtedly more important than others, as knee pads are definitely more important than stickers, for example. Board maintenance tools and a first aid kit are of course very important accessories - definitely essentials.
Without the essential tools, you won't really be able to skate comfortably and easily. One of the nice things about skateboarding, is that while the culture may change - the basic tools, moves, and tricks - will always remain the same.
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Other Factors To Consider
Whether you want to trick out your longboard, buy a complete skateboard on Amazon, pick up a charger for your electric board - or just grab a Santa Cruz t-shirt - we’ve got you covered. The beauty of the internet is that you don’t have to go to a skate shop to get new skateboard trucks, insoles, laces, or a new pair of Vans.
The Bottom Line About Skateboarding Accessories
While skaters obviously know about getting a board and the best skate parks - they often overlook accessories. We hope this list was helpful, on your journey to becoming a better boarder.