Waterborne Bamboo Block Risers


The story of the Waterborne Bamboo Block risers begins with the original Surf Adapter. It was our first venture into any sort of mass production of a product. sourcing black plastic risers was all too easy. You can boxes of them relatively inexpensively. However as time went on and these boxes got larger and larger, it became ever apparent that our footprint, one that would surely outlast everyone of us, was growing as well. With every Surf Adapter made there would also be 2 blocks of plastic. That is a massive amount of ugly plastic blocks being produced under our direction. It was time to make a change. 

We reached out to our industrious friends who are experts in CNC machining wood, and asked if they could CNC our riser blocks from sheets of bamboo. A few weeks later we were stunned at the beauty of the finished lacquered blocks. They really do look great and feel great in your hand. Of course they do also perform their job as risers for a skate truck very well too. However for us the story of the decision to forgo Economy in favor of Ecology is what comes to mind every time we look at these bamboo blocks. 

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New Mexican Ditch Skating

Waterborne Adventure


Black Bamboo


is a shaped street deck with a kick in the nose and tail. The familiar deck makes this a great cross over board for anybody who has a baground in park or street skating, and has taken an interest in Surfstyle. Lean hard onto youyr toes or heels, drop a hand onto the ground, and let the LEO wrap a tigh circle around you.

Black Bamboo surfskates

We decided to make two surfskates with a classic design, a quality feel,

and a modern style.


is a High Performance take on the cruiser board. The deck shape will be familiar to anybody whose riped a cruiser througb a collaege campus, across a beach town, or flown down a traffic free mountian road. The Twist of the PISCES is the Rail Adapter on the rear, whick enables a much higher ceilign for carvign speed. 15mph is the money zone on this board.

Where to ride?

LEO Black Bamboo Surfskate feels as at home carving the boardwalk near the beach as it does riding ramps and bowls at the skatepark.

PISCES High Performance cruiser can effortlessly pump long distances thanks to its rear truck Rail Adapter. It can zip through your town, local park, or campus with ease.

Let the materials speak for themselves

Waterborne Black Bamboo is make by bathing fast growing bamboo in natural dye for 3 days. This allows gives the material time to soak in it's new signature color all the way to its core. The color will not be taken away by scratches, razor tail, or sun fade. Where other decks are maple wood sandwiched with bamboo venire, Waterborne Black Bamboo decks are 100% bamboo, and extremely robust!

Recycled Glass Grip

Glass is recycled through a process of crushing down to a consistent grain size, and tumbling to take the edges off. The glass is sprayed onto the Black Bamboo deck for ideal high performance grip, and bare foot skating.

Waterborne Skateboards Product Warranty | Lifetime Guarantee

All Waterborne Skateboards genuine products are guaranteed to perform through their lifetime. Surf and Rail Adapter Aluminum parts and kingpins are guaranteed never to fail under normal usage. Irregular usage is defined by performing high impact maneuvers, riding over 20mph, or riding while heavier than 250 lbs. Bushings are guaranteed against tearing for 2 years and properly maintained Surf Adapter bearings should last 1 year. If you have any questions or claims about one of our products please contact customer support here: support@waterborneskateboards.freshdesk.com