I am getting closer with more research to being able to sell my decks to the community, but I need to do some market research right now, as I’ll need to rent out workspace to operate my cnc machine and the other saws and sanding tools I need to use.
So I need to determine what the profit I can expect so I can determine if a current option for a workspace is affordable to me. So the question is simple. What would you be willing to pay for a better version of this deck?
I’m currently using 4x vescs and a 12s4p, entirely inside of this deck, just so you have some idea of the size of the channels.
Just to give you an idea, the raw costs of materials is around $140 (wood, glue, inserts, screws, grip tape) without electricity and the cost of tools and tool maintenance. So $really, less than $200 is not an option. But if your not willing to pay $200 for a deck like this, your still giving me useful information.
Ultimately, the higher the price, the higher attention to detail and final quality there will be… The strength and build materials would be the same.
Benefits of a Canadian Maple deck:
- Does not crack if it hits something (like a curb) at high speeds like carbon fiber does (i.e. more durable than carbon fiber)
- Has a natural skateboard deck flex. Carbon fiber boards are stiff with little to no flex. Due to the flex, imperfections in the road are absorbed by the board very well.
- Easier to modify as a builder as drilling power switch or charging port holes or whatever other mods you wish to make result in a clean looking final product
- less than $100
- Greater than $300
(with out the final protective coats and no grip with lid attached)
(with out the final protective coats and final sanding, and no lid attached)