How to Find the Right Alien Workshop Complete Skateboards
Alien Workshop specializes in preassembled complete board setups and has been one of the leaders in the skateboarding industry since 1990. Alien Workshop complete skateboards and longboards are typically offered in two different styles: Pong Pusher or Vertiply boards. Pong Pusher skateboards are designed to enhance control, stability, and flexibility while the vertically laminated Vertiply skateboards excel at sidewalk surfing.
What is included in a complete build?
Some of the common components included in the complete skateboard bundle are the deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, hardware, riser, and grip tape. An OG Painto complete setup offered by Alien Workshop features a seven-ply Canadian hard rock maple and a graffiti-style deck measuring 8 by 31.5 inches. This particular Alien Workshop skateboard setup includes AWS 52mm 97 durometer SHR wheels, Alien Workshop Xenia trucks, AWS die-cut grip tape, and Abec 7 bearings.
What decks are available?
Many of the Alien Workshop decks for complete skateboard setups range between 7.5 and 8.5 inches in width and around 30 inches in length. If you are looking for one of the Alien Workshop longboards or cruisers, the dimensions of the deck are likely to be closer to 9 by 33 inches. Many of these boards feature the Alien Workshop insignia complemented by an assortment of bold colors, designs, or patterns.
What trucks are available?
Trucks should always be included in a complete skateboard setup. Some of the skateboard brands used in Alien Workshop complete skateboard setups are Thunder Team, Core, Tensor, TGM Logo, and Xenia. The trucks on these skateboards usually range from 5 to 5.5 inches and are often constructed from aluminum. The aluminum ones are lightweight, durable, responsive, and grind well for Alien Workshop complete setups. You can also use independent hollow ones on these skateboard setups as well.
What wheels are available?
Alien Workshop complete skateboards fit well on graphic wheels that measure 52mm in size and 97A on the durometer. Parts rated 99A hardness are great if you plan to take your skateboard to skate at the park or skate through the streets. Often times, the manufacturer or Alien Workshop logo will be imprinted on the side. The Spitfire street brand is also found on a number of Alien Workshop complete setups.
What are some of the other accessories typically used?
These complete skateboards are slightly concave, come preassembled, and are designed for youth and beginner skateboarders. Many designers use black diamond grip tape on their complete skateboard setups. Others opt to carve out portions of the grip tape on complete skateboards as it ties in with the Alien Workshop emblem.
Some of the other components included on complete skateboard setups are the high-grade inch shoulder-bolt hardware and riser pads to help minimize wheel bite and enhance the skateboard's strength. The Abec 5 and 7 bearings are a common choice for people who use Alien Workshop complete skateboards.