The Pieces and Parts Edition of Project Snowskate’s gear guide includes everything you NEED to get on the mountain. The Accessory Edition will be published next which will include soft goods, shoes, and other miscellaneous accessories.
Trucks are arguably the most important part of a snowskate. Designed well, trucks allow the sub deck to flex torsionally and longitudinally minimizing or eliminating dead spots and allowing for pop. Trucks provide leverage to the edges by placing the stance of the rider 1-3 inches above the sub deck which (in combination with metal edges on a well designed sub deck) is what enables snowskates to carve turns on hard packed snow. When chosing trucks, consider the hole patterns on your top deck and sub deck.
Lib Tech’s snowskate trucks. Come with hardware. Each truck is one fixed piece.
Rocker’s classic design. Each truck has one pivoting point on the sub deck mount.
Not pictured, very mysterious trucks by Ralston Snowskates. Presumed to be using some sort of ramp technology. Comes with hardware.
Rocker’s most flexible trucks. Featuring two pivot points on each truck, one on the sub deck mount and one on the top deck mount. This allows for unsurpassed sub deck flexibility from tip to tail.
Rocker’s trucks that feature one pivot point on the front truck and two on the rear truck intended for increased flex in the rear and stability in the front.
Designed to push an additional flex point farther toward the tail, these trucks are said to have the best skate feel, and pop the biggest ollies.
Predog’s more compact but still adjustable trucks new for this season. One pivot point on sub deck mount. Comes with hardware.
The most adjustable snowskate trucks available. Predog has created a mid mountain and powder skate must have in this design. It will fit any hole pattern and it adjusts forward and backward with the pull of a pin. No tool required!
Screws and bolts needed to attach trucks to sub deck and top deck.
Available from Rocker ($15).
Although many skateboard decks will work on snowskates, several snowskate companies make snowskate specific top decks which usually have some level of water resistance and hole patterns compatible with trucks and sub decks.
Super light, great concave shape. Available in sizes 9.25″, 9.75″, 10.25″ and the bigfoot 10.75″ by 38”.
Renegade top deck is 9″x33″. Available in 16″ or 14″ hole patterns. Epoxy laminated maple.
Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and rad graphics.
Comes with Hydro Turf grip. Available in 8.5″ x 32.5″ and 9″ x 38″
Leashes are an essential part of snowskating at ski resorts. This piece of equipment enhances the safety and convenience of snowskating. Designed well, leashes will keep a snowskate within the reach of the rider at all times while minimizing the risk of the snowskate slinging back at the rider without tangling and collecting snow.
Boyd Hill Leash:
Nylon tubing with shock cord inlay, ankle strap with buckle. 7′.
Predog Coiled Leash:
Urethane coated coiled leash connects to belt with detaching velcro. Reduces snow build up and drag.
Predog Retractable Leash:
Urethane coated retractable leash that clips to belt. 10′. Eliminates snow build up and reduces drag.
Urethane coated coil leash with velcro ankle strap. 5′. Reduces snow build up.
Closed Cell EVA Foam:
Available in 3 colors from Pioneer Snowskates ($15).
By December Snowskates ($38)
Accessory Edition next!!! Thanks for reading!