We often meet – and get emails and messages via from – people who want specialised freestyle equipment but don’t know where to get it from. Most brick-and-mortar skate shops haven’t stocked freestyle boards or anything smaller than 126mm trucks since the start of the 90s; thankfully, the internet has enabled manufacturers, open-minded skate shops and specialised retailers to sell product direct to freestylers worldwide.
Below, we’ve compiled a list – broken down into geographical region – of places where freestylers worldwide can get their hands on proper freestyle boards, trucks, skid plates and wheels. Hopefully, it should be fairly comprehensive, but if you run – or know of – a shop or manufacturer that sells freestyle-specific equipment, let us know through the comment form at the bottom of the page.
Mode makes some of the highest-quality equipment in North America. Run by Terry Synnott, they sell skid plates, wheels and four different hand-screened freestyle boards.
Moonshine have been around for a while now and have the biggest freestyle team going. They’ve got a series of pro models of varying shapes and sizes, with more to come soon. Whatever style of deck you’re looking for, Moonshine probably has you covered.
Decomposed has been around for a while and acts as a virtual one-stop shop for freestyle. With a constant flow of new shapes and products – including bargain completes – it’s a great place to both get your first freestyle setup or pick up a replacement set of trucks or wheels.
Sk8kings is run by the Carrascos, a family with a long history in skateboarding. While primarily supplying the slalom scene, they also make a range of freestyle boards and wheels – and stock all the trucks and accessories you’ll ever need.
Seismic manufacture a range of wheels, bearings and accessories for longboarding, slalom and freestyle; the 55mm Focus is their offering for freestyle, and is the highest-grade urethane available.
Waltz Skateboards is the new project from former Mode rider Mike Osterman and fellow Youtuber Daniel Trujillo. Currently they have two boards out – both unidirectional derivations of the classic Capital Mini shape.
These guys are legendary, and should need no introduction. They do the odd freestyle shape (usually listed with the street decks, weirdly), skid plates and the Momentum freestyle wheels, but you’ll need to go elsewhere for the trucks. It’s definitely worth looking at Christian Heise’s model, though. It’s beautiful.
Offset Skate Supply
Run by our very own Tony Gale, Offset is effectively the UK home for Moonshine Skateboards, but also carries a wide range of carefully-curated freestyle-related products – including Seismic wheels, Film trucks and Cirus decks – making Offset a one-stop-shop for freestyle in the UK. (They do ship internationally, too!)
Longboards UK is the online shop of Oddballs, a pair of weird skate/longboard/slalom/circus shops in Camden and Brighton. As the name suggests, they primarily sell longboards, but stock freestyle-sized trucks and (usually) freestyle wheels. On occasion they have been known to stock the odd freestyle board, too.
Yoyo Schulz was the sole supplier of the European scene for a long time. Now his webshop has effectively closed, but if you contact him he always has some supplies. He also cuts a range of tail and nose skids which are regarded by many as the best in the business.
Never Enough Skates
Never Enough is effectively the European version of Decomposed – only with a better website. Their decks are generally slightly wider than the typical 7.25″ modern freestyle board, but they offer reasonably-priced completes as well as all the typical supplies.
I’m fairly certain Little Wheels used to do freestyle boards. Nowadays, they only seem to do freestyle wheels, which Bernhard makes in his basement.
Marshall Skateboarding’s selection is predominately based around Decomposed boards, Powell reissues and budget-level trucks, which makes them pretty good for the beginner or newcomer. Sadly, no wheels other than the old Rollerbones at the time of writing, though. You’d probably be better off looking elsewhere for something better instead of going with the Rollerbones – take our word for it on that one.
Nose and Tail
Marius Constantin – the most hard-working and noble promoter of freestyle in the world – has been lamenting for too long that it’s difficult to get freestyle products at reasonable prices in Romania, so in typical Marius fashion, he’s stepped up to the plate and made his own webshop. If you’re in Eastern Europe, this is the place to go for freestyle gear. I know he also sends out signed photographs if that’s your thing.
Cirus have been quietly tinkering away out in Hungary for the best part of a decade now, manufacturing boards themselves and selling both directly to customer and further afield through Offset Skate Supply and Nose and Tail. Their webshop has a couple of freestyle shapes available, but they don’t stock anything other than decks, so you’ll have to source your trucks, skids and wheels elsewhere.
Per Canguru’s Shop
Per Canguru is one of the most legendary freestylers in Brazil and sells a whole range of products in order to get freestylers in his country started – including some great wheels that are very hard to get anywhere else.
I believe this is run by Tai Tai, who organises events out in Brazil, but I may be wrong. At any rate, they sell one freestyle deck. I don’t know anything about it because I don’t speak Portuguese. Sorry, Tai Tai!
M80 is, from what I understand, the center of Japan’s ever-growing freestyle scene. I wish I could tell you more than that, but my knowledge of Japanese is severely limited.
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In Canada (I’m not from there), Ruwa Skateboards sells a Kevin Ritchie Board: http://www.ruwaskateboards.com/product/kevin-ritchie-the-adventurer/. I talked with Steven Peck (I assume he is the owner) through Facebook some time ago and he said they have the singlekick freestyle board available, but not on their website.
Interesting. Where do they sell the single kick, then?
(I don’t really want to list companies that just sell popsicles – you can get street-sized popsicles all over the planet. Just because a board has a freestyler’s name on, it doesn’t make it a specialist freestyle board. Gotta draw the line somewhere.)
Updated links for Europe:
Original link to marshall takes you to another site with some of their catalog, but not all of it.
Thanks, Giacomo! Links duly updated.
Skull skates no longer sells freestyle wheels and they only have 1 deck shape. Is there anywhere else in Canada you can get wheels?
Not really sure. Check on the F Freestyle Forum, on Facebook.