Introducing Carter SB
High-quality skateboards for kids and grownups with cool designs sprinkled on top!
When I became a dad, I never had any doubt that I’d get my daughter into skating. Skateboarding is still a huge part of my life, and I was sure that my daughter was going to love it too.
I set out to find a cool skateboard like I had as a kid. Solidly built, old school designs, but sized for my young daughter. I was disappointed by the options out there. They were all plastic, cheaply made, or covered in ugly designs.
I wanted parents to be able to share their love of skateboarding with their kids. My background is in woodworking and engineering, so I set out to make the perfect skateboards for kids and adults. Named after my daughter, Carter SB was born!
We are a family-run skateboard company out of Everett, WA in the Pacific NW. We make smaller-sized, high-quality wood decks which are awesome for kids and smaller riders, but also make equally rad standard-size decks too. This means younger riders and their parents can share the love of skateboarding together!
If you would like to receive more information about our skateboards, you can visit our website at www.cartersb.com, and check us out on social media @cartersk8boards. You can also contact me directly at 206-948-3862. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you!
The Right Sized Deck – Easier to learn!
When a younger kid is ready to start skateboarding, providing them with a smaller deck can make it safer and simpler to learn. A smaller deck is easier for them to steer since they aren’t trying to move an adult-sized skateboard. You wouldn’t teach a child to ride a bike with an adult’s bike, right? The smaller decks are also fun for adults because they can easily be thrown in a bag and are a great alternative to penny boards.
Our decks come in sizes ranging from an XS (26" x 6-3/4") up to a full size 8.0.
Old School Designs + Modern Finishes + Ultra-Durable Decks = Carter SB
Our 7-ply, Canadian Maple decks are made right here in the U.S.A. We stain them so you can still see the wood grain. Most kids’ skateboards are made with cheap materials, and a giant sticker is applied over the whole deck which easily rips off and leaves edges. We use a series of heavily tested finishes and graphics applications that make them the most durable decks around, meaning your customers get the best bang for their buck.
There are some super impressive kids skateboarding sooner and sooner these days. This means that the typical “kids skateboard” isn’t going to cut it for them. They need a professional-level, high-quality deck that is going to stand up to a good shredding but is sized for their smaller frame. That’s a Carter SB skateboard!
Hard Shell Coating - Long Lasting Finish
We have spent years developing finishes, testing artwork applications, testing deck quality, and so much more. A lot of skateboard manufacturers, especially for kids decks, use cheap wood, glue, and finishes assuming that kids wont be rough on their decks. Our decks last longer than any other decks on the market. Graphics stay looking crisp, the ends are protected from excessive chipping, and you'll never have edges where graphics rip up.
Left: Big brand-name deck after 30 minutes of use by a 12 year old beginner.
Right: Carter SB deck after 3 months of use by a 20 year old beginner.
Carter SB deck after 35 hours of use. Still looking good!
Left: Industry-Standard finish.
Right: Carter SB's Hard Shell finish.
Both decks used by the same skater, for the same amount of time.
Spend Quality Time Together
Making decks in various sizes means we can provide a customer with a “one-stop-shop” of sorts for their own decks, and decks for the kids. The boards can grow (and last!) with the kids, be perfectly sized for whatever stage they are in, and then hand them down to younger siblings. Parents want to share their love of skateboarding with their kids, and maybe get back into it a bit too. This is a great way to get high-quality decks that will last for everyone in the family.
Proof is in the Pudding - Customer Testimonials
“Our son skateboards an average of 30-40 hours a week. We usually go through decks fast due to chipping and overall wear – he abuses his boards. Carter SB decks have been a gift to skateboarding! No more chipping and the finish preserves the artwork like I’ve never seen! I will be a Carter SB customer for life since the board sizes grow with your child all the way up to an 8.5! Truly a great value and solid craftsmanship!” -
Priscilla York (Bryson’s Mom)
“With so many brands out there to choose from, Carter SB caught our eyes because of the beautiful colors and sweet graphics. After trying the decks, my kids are more than happy with the durability and how light the boards are!”
Camila McManus (Kevin and Dylan’s Mom)
“I am absolutely loving my Carter SB deck! I can be pretty rough on my boards and my Carter SB deck is really durable. The graphics are awesome and the stain colors are pretty awesome too! So many options to choose from and you can even have a custom deck made! Every skateboarder needs to get a Carter SB deck!”
Jamison Toner, age 7
"I love my Carter SB skateboard! The owl graphic looks so awesome, and it still looks great after a ton of board slides. It feels super fast too!" -
Caleb Ennis, age 5
"Everyone absolutely loves the shape and pop and long life and we need more!"
Josh Dehazo, Thrift Skate - Tacoma, WA
"As it turns out those are some of the best selling skateboards in our store."
Nate Blackburn, Motion Boardshop - Seattle, WA
Customer Favorite Combos
We work hard to make sure we have the most durable decks around, with strong finishes and the highest quality graphics. If for any reason you aren’t satisfied, we offer a 100% money back guarantee within the first 60 days. We’ll even pay for the shipping to return anything that doesn’t meet your standards. We are a family-run company so you’ll never struggle to reach us by phone or email and we promise to work to make you happy.