ReVive Skateboards was founded and is run by Andrew Shrock and Aaron Kyro, two skateboarders from Cincinnati who have become famous in the skateboarding community through Andy Schrock’s uber-popular Youtube channel (2.5M subscribers!). The founders’ initial project in 2009 was to create a full-length skateboarding video which then evolved into a Youtube “making-of” and tutorials series that triggered the launch of the brand.
ReVive actually started off as ReVenge Skateboards but later had to change its name due to copyright issues – many skaters still know the Revenge brand today.
Due to their internet-based direct marketing approach, ReVive Skateboards are able to offer quality skateboards on par with other popular high-end manufacturers at lower prices – typically around $38 for a deck.
ReVive’s brands also include Force Wheels (skateboard wheels), 3 Block Skateboards (decks), and Amgrip (grip tape). They sell their products directly to end customers through their Shredquarters online store. They also have a few decks available on their Amazon store.
ReVice Skateboards decks
Most skaters agree ReVive’s decks are just as good and solid as other top-quality “pro” skateboard brands – many feel there’s no difference in quality between these brands and ReVive’s solid rock hard Canadian maple decks. Other riders compare ReVive to good quality shop decks.
The ReVive decks tend to have slightly more mellow concave than other leading brands (e.g. Baker, Birdhouse, Antihero, Zero
On skateboard decks in general, the wood degrades over time and loses its snappiness, making tricks and jumps harder. The ReVive decks hold up quite well over time, keeping their initial shape and pop for at least a few months of intense use. Though you may end up seeing a few pressure cracks in a ReVive deck, it won’t snap easily even after weeks of intense tricks and hard landings.
ReVive Skateboards prices
Many skateboarders initially are attracted to ReVive’s shapes and designs but some are suspicious about the relatively low deck prices – ReVive Skateboards decks start at $38, compared to other top brand decks that typically sell for $50 or more. They have no reason to be, however.
The reason for the relatively low prices is that ReVive keeps the costs down by designing their own products, marketing primarily through their own Youtube channel, and selling direct online. They save overhead costs including marketing and sales staff, designers, distributors, pro riders, etc. As a result, their prices are closer to shop decks which typically sell for around $30-35.
ReVive Skateboard setups
Besides standalone decks, ReVive offers a complete skateboard starter setup which includes a complete skateboard plus a helmet and skate tool. The skateboard doesn’t come pre-assembled, you need to assemble it yourself. The package includes:
- Choice of ReVive deck size (7.5-7.75, 8.0-8.125″, 8.25-8.5″) and design
- Krux trucks: 7.6″, 8″, 8.25″ based on deck size
- Force Wheels: 52mm, 53mm, or 54mm diameter based on deck size
- Bronson G2 bearings
- Force (ReVive) hardware
Freesheet of Jessup grip tape
- ReVive skate tool
Here are some tips from ReVive on how to pick the right size skateboard deck for you:
For more advanced skaters, you can fit some Independent or Thunder trucks on your ReVive deck, and some Spitfire, Bones, Ricta, or OJ wheels – or even ReVive’s own Force wheels which are pretty good quality. To keep your wheels rolling longer and smoother, Bones Reds bearings are typically the best choice. All these components will likely have a longer lifetime than the ReVive deck itself (or any other deck).
5 awesome ReVive Skateboards decks
Let’s take a deeper look at ReVive’s decks. Here are 5 of my personal favorite decks.
Infoodity War review
This is a 31.5″ deck with medium concave with cool graphics featuring a bunch of pizzas getting ready to fight a gang of nachos .
ReVive Skateboards Jonny Giger The Swiss review
Awesome Marvel-style comics graphics featuring Jonny Giger, a superhero on a skateboard over a Swiss-colored background – white cross over a red background. Users find this ReVive deck to be high quality and a lot better than many other brand name decks. Check it out on ReVive’s site.
ReVive Skateboards Aaron Kyro Stencil review
Kyro pro board with a huge white ReVive logo on a blue background. The Aaron Kyro Stencil as a medium concave and is 31.5″ long. It comes in all 6 widths (7.5, 7.75, 8.0, 8.125, 8.52, and 8.5). This great deck makes for higher ollies and easier shuvits, and faster ride. See the Kyro here.
ReVive Skateboards Noble review
The Noble has a medieval legend theme with a knight sword and shield, conveying the legendary side of the ReVive Skateboards brand. This deck is 31.5″ long, has a medium concave, and comes in the same 6 widths as the ones above. Riders say this is an amazing board that’s comfortable to ride and offers a lot of pop for ollies and kickflips. Check it out here.
ReVive Skateboards Doug Des Autels Minotaur Review
Doug Des Autels’ is a well-known professional skateboarder who’s always available to other skaters for advice. This is his pro board, which has beautiful lavender and orange, geometric-style Minotaur graphics on a green gradient background. “In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a monster with the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull”. Check out this deck on ReVive’s website.
Frequently asked questions
Who owns ReVive Skateboards?
Andy Schrock owns ReVive Skateboards.
How long does it take for ReVive skateboards to ship
If you’re in the U.S, it typically takes 2 to 10 business days to receive your order from the day it’s shipped out. If you live abroad, however, it may take 2 to 12 weeks to arrive. See this page on ReVive’s site.
ReVive Skateboards have made a place for themselves in the very exclusive and demanding skateboarding community through their solid quality deck – and wheels, which I haven’t covered in this post – and their very broad and supportive internet audience. Whether you’re a serious skater, a newbie who’s taking skateboarding seriously, or a parent looking for a good quality affordable board for your kid, you can’t go wrong with a ReVive skateboard.
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