Over 25 years of skateboard, snowboard and fingerboard experience sparked the passion to make a fingerboard unlike any other. Since 2010 we have been making fingerboard products that stand out in the crowd. Northwoods is a “thinking” company and we are proud to offer decks and gear full of innovations without compromising the idea of a fun board. We take fingerboarding very seriously and these are the unique concepts we bring to the table.
Our one of a kind SWEETRIDGE ergonomic concave hugs your fingers while offering sweet spots throughout the length of the board to encourage consistent setup and performance. The SWEETRIDGE concave was difficult to develop, but the payoff has been exponential in the feel and performance of every deck pressed. It has proven itself time and time again, through many great riders, to be most effective in its intended purpose. Find your sweet spot!
We discovered our core technology after testing numerous materials to find one with the ability to snap back into shape quickly. Our POWERLINE core is twice as dense and rigid as our maple layers providing strength, shape retention and pop. Embedding this into the center of the deck takes full advantage of its rebounding properties without sacrificing the characteristics of the traditional maple feel.
Extensive efforts went in to bringing you the sharpest and most authentic graphics application method possible. The graphics are real wear and most models wear down to a colored ply.
This term refers to the process where each construction ply is sanded 15% on each side for a total of 30%. This removes less stable material caused by raw material cutting tools. The end result is a deck 30% lighter and thinner without sacrificing strength. *MINUS30 is only used in 5-ply construction
SNUGS dual-bearing wheel
Northwoods Original Concept (N.O.C.)
The SNUGS wheels designed by Northwoods are a long list of problems, solved. This wheel is like no other and the difference is intentional. SNUGS dual-bearing wheels are designed to take a beating. Side impacts (aka Primo) can break away wheel material allowing trucks to push the bearing out of socket and eventually ruin the wheel. Northwoods has designed these wheels to distribute Primo impacts throughout the wheel. No washers are needed as it has a built in shield against truck friction. SNUGS will never suffer from bearing slippage because they are based upon the traditional skateboard wheel, sandwiching wheel material between two high quality bearings. What is not so traditional is the wheel material itself. This material will resist cracks, chips, warping, staining and flat spots. SNUGS wheels provide resistance free slides and their longevity is second to none. These wheels are an original concept design by Northwoods and proudly made in the U.S.A.
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