Founded in 1997 by legendary pro skater Chet Thomas, Darkstar Skateboards originally began life as a wheel company before diversifying into skateboards under the Dwindle Distribution umbrella.

All of Darkstar’s skateboards are made via Dwindle’s own manufacturing operation DSM, which is highly regulated and is able to insure consistency of product by using a single deck pressing technique, rather than pressing up to five boards at a time as is common with certain other woodshops.

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DSM also uses its own patented epoxy formulas and creates its own veneers from logs imported from the Great Lakes region of North America to guarantee uniformity and high quality control over the raw materials used.

"All of Darkstar’s skateboards are made via Dwindle’s own manufacturing operation, which is highly regulated and is able to insure consistency of product by using a single deck pressing technique"

This Darkstar Skateboards ‘Axis Pastel Aqua Logo’ skateboard has been pressed under those rigorous conditions and utilises Dwindle’s patented Resin technology to fend off de-lamination (that’s splits between the layers of ply to the lay person) and to increase and preserve the board’s pop.

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At 8.125" in width and 31.5" in length, this is a generic popsicle shape with medium depth concave suitable for all types of skating. All Darkstar skateboards also come with a guarantee against breakage and the brand offer to directly replace any decks where the terms and conditions of the warranty are upheld.

More information about Darkstar’s warranty system can be found HERE

  • DARKSTAR - AXIS PASTEL AQUA:
  • RRP: £34.95
  • Width : 8.125"
  • Length: 31.5"
  • Wheelbase: 14"
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