Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COMPLETE AND A DECK?
A: A complete refers to the full package, meaning it includes one board, two trucks (one for the front of the board and one for the back), four wheels (two on each truck), bearings for the wheels, and griptape. In other words, everything you need to get started. A deck is the board on its own. You might prefer to purchase a deck alone if you already have trucks and wheels. Trucks and wheels tend to last much longer than decks, and so most people keep their current trucks and wheels when they decide to switch decks. If you choose to do so, we have plenty of educational content explaining how to assemble and disassemble your complete (look for it in your package!)
Q: WHAT SIZE DECK SHOULD I GET?
A: Everyone has a preference, usually picked over time. That said, if you are getting started, it might be a good idea to think of two factors. The first one is your body height. The taller you are, the more comfortable you will be on a larger skateboard, because you will have more room and, therefore, more balance. If you are a child, we recommend starting up with one of our smallest sizes, as it will be easier to maneuver. The second factor is what terrain you want to skate. If you want to skate "vert" (for example, a halfpipe), it is recommended to go for a larger size. If you prefer to skate "streets" and are more interested in flatground tricks, a smaller board will be easier to flick and flip. But keep in mind all sizes are very versatile. You will always be able to adapt to most types of terrain, no matter your board size. Over time, you will have your "go-to" size picked out. Tip: 8.0" and 8.25" are standard go-to's. Safe bet!
Q: HOW WILL I KNOW HOW TO PUT THE COMPLETE TOGETHER?
A: Our skateboard completes come assembled in the box! But to be safe, we will provide you with a tool and assembly explanations. You will have everything you need right out of the box. And as always, with any questions, reach out to us! We'd be happy to help.
Q: ARE BOARD SIZES RELATED TO BODY HEIGHT/WEIGHT?
A: Not exactly. Although a taller person will feel a bit more comfortable on a larger size board, most people adapt to their preferred size.
Q: ARE SKATEBOARD SIZES UNISEX?
A: Yes, they are indeed!
Q: WHAT SIZE SHOULD I GET TO SKATE TRANSITION? WHAT ABOUT STREET?
A: We recommend larger sizes for transition (more balance) and smaller sizes for streets (smaller/lighter board means easier for flatground tricks)
Q: I HAVE BEEN SKATING FOR A WHILE. WILL NORR BOARDS BE GOOD FOR ME?
A: Yes, they will. NORR boards are made with professional quality wood and hardware. In fact, our boards, trucks, and wheels are made in the same factories as the ones you find in your local skate shop.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF WOOD DOES NORR USE FOR THEIR DECKS?
A: We only use top-tier Canadian maple wood. The very best.
Q: WHAT ABOUT THE TRUCKS AND WHEELS?
A: Our trucks and wheels are made with the same materials and standards as the professional equipment.
Q: WILL THERE BE MORE COLORS/SIZES?
A: Yes, there will. We are only getting started, and we will constantly replenish stocks to meet demand. If you are looking for a model, in particular, reach out to us, and we may be able to give you a time estimate for its next release.
Q: DOES NORR RECOMMEND PROTECTION? DOES NORR SELL PROTECTION?
A: We recommend wearing protection when skating: a helmet, knee, and elbow pads. NORR does not sell protective equipment yet, but we might in the near future.
Q: WHERE IS NORR BASED OUT OF?
A: We are proudly located in California, skateboard paradise of the world.
Q: WHY NORR?
A: We, at NORR, pride ourselves in offering premium products at a competitive price. We can do that because all of us have been working in the skateboard industry for over a decade. We know the good stuff, and we know where to get it. Plus, we care a lot! All of us skate in our free time and have been doing so for years. We love skateboarding, and we want everyone to be able to start if they want to. We believe buying a first skateboard should never be costly, intimidating, or complicated. So, we created NORR. If there is anything we can improve on, please let us know!