SP8BOARDS

Custom Longboards and Skateboards

Leeds, United Kingdom

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About SP8BOARDS

Sales 39
On Etsy since 2014

ABOUT US

SP8BOARDS is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and has been designing and producing custom skateboard decks and street luges since 2010.

​The creativity and driving force behind SP8BOARDS is Andy Speight, a long time skateboarder, who brings his passion for skating, his artistic ability and his engineering expertise together to provide our clients with exactly what they want.

We take pride in the fact that all our skateboards and streetluges are hand-made and hand-painted, using, where possible, locally sourced materials.

HOW WE BUILD OUR BOARDS
Once the design of the board and the graphics have been determined, production starts.

Step 1: Board Manufacture
We always use birch which is strong, durable and locally available. First we mark out the size of the board and glue 3 layers of 4 mm birch ply (and fibre glass stringers if more rigidity is needed) together. The wood is then placed in specially made presses and is allowed to dry under pressure for at least twenty four hours. This gives the board its' concaves and, if relevant, kicktails.

Step 2: Shaping
The board is rough-cut by jigsaw and then shaped and sanded by hand.

Step 3: Finishing
The board is given a coat of clear varnish to seal it. The design is then drawn on freehand. Posca pens are used as they do not bleed, do not fade and give good, even cover. Two further coats of varnish are applied with fine sanding in between as necessary. Truck holes are drilled and grip tape/ logo is applied to the top unless otherwise agreed with the client.

Shop members

  • Andy Speight

    Owner/Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2020

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
SP8BOARDS are handmade to order at the request of the buyer and therefore we can only accept returns where the item arrives damaged. If this happens to you, please contact the shop owner so arrangements can be made for a replacement or refund as appropriate.
Shipping
Please note that we are not responsible for any customs or other duties that may arise on shipping outside of the UK. It is the buyer's responsibility to check whether such duties will arise before ordering.

For information, we ship our decks with full details of our name, address, contact details, contents and value marked clearly on the outside.
Additional policies and FAQs
Postage costs are quoted for shipping to most places within a particular country or area. If, however, the delivery address is remote, we reserve the right to charge an additional amount to cover the cost. In these circumstances, we will contact you before dispatch to notify you of the additional costs and give you the option of proceeding or receiving a full refund.