Our History


Things have changed a lot since 1972. In those days, everybody wanted a Schwinn Stingray with alley rider handlebars and knobby tires. Somehow, my tomboy sister got one of those, but I didn't. I settled for an off-brand hand-me-down bike from my cousins. More than a bike though, what I really wanted was a new skateboard. 


For my 10th birthday my wish came true. Well, sort of. So many kids at school were riding the newest boards with urethane wheels which had just come out. As I unwrapped my present,it was a bittersweet moment. It was a skateboard, yes, but no colorful urethane wheels, just a cheap K-mart special with clay wheels and no fancy deck. The Black Knight was all my parents could afford at the time. 


Our History



Things have changed a lot since 1972. In those days, everybody wanted a Schwinn Stinray with alley rider handlebars and knobby tires. Somehow, my tomboy sister got one of those, but I didn't. I settled for an off-brand hand-me-down bike from my cousins. More than a bike though, what I really wanted was a new skateboard.


For my 10th birthday my wish came true. Well, sort of. So many kids at school were riding the newest boards with urethane wheels which had just come out. As I unwrapped my present,it was a bittersweet moment. It was a skateboard, yes, but no colorful urethane wheels, just a cheap K-mart special with clay wheels and no fancy deck. The Black Knight was all my parents could afford at the time. 

Our History



Things have changed a lot since 1972. In those days, everybody wanted a Schwinn Stinray with alley rider handlebars and knobby tires. Somehow, my tomboy sister got one of those, but I didn't. I settled for an off-brand hand-me-down bike from my cousins. More than a bike though, what I really wanted was a new skateboard.


For my 10th birthday my wish came true. Well, sort of. So many kids at school were riding the newest boards with urethane wheels which had just come out. As I unwrapped my present,it was a bittersweet moment. It was a skateboard, yes, but no colorful urethane wheels, just a cheap K-mart special with clay wheels and no fancy deck. The Black Knight was all my parents could afford at the time. 

black knight skateboard


I was a little embarrassed, but I didn't say anything to my parents because I really was happy to have a skateboard. I rode that skateboard to school everyday even though some people laughed. It took me a few years, but I figured I could build my own skateboard that I'd be happier with. 


I remember the day, August 16th, 1977. In my parents garage, in a suburb of San Diego, I built my own skateboard out of some old skate parts, plywood, and brand new red urethane wheels for the first time. The radio was on and the news came over that Elvis Presley had died that day.


Ever since that day, I have grown up wanting to build the better longboard. After much trial and error, I feel like we have the best carving board on the planet. 



I was a little embarrassed, but I didn't say anything to my parents because I really was happy to have a skateboard. I rode that skateboard to school everyday even though some people laughed. It took me a few years, but I figured I could build my own skateboard that I'd be happier with.


I remember the day, August 16th, 1977. In my parents garage, in a suburb of San Diego, I built my own skateboard out of some old skate parts, plywood, and brand new red urethane wheels for the first time. The radio was on and the news came over that Elvis Presley had died that day.


Ever since that day, I have grown up wanting to build the better longboard. After much trial and error, I feel like we have the best carving board on the planet. 


I was a little embarrassed, but I didn't say anything to my parents because I really was happy to have a skateboard. I rode that skateboard to school everyday even though some people laughed. It took me a few years, but I figured I could build my own skateboard that I'd be happier with.


I remember the day, August 16th, 1977. In my parents garage, in a suburb of San Diego, I built my own skateboard out of some old skate parts, plywood, and brand new red urethane wheels for the first time. The radio was on and the news came over that Elvis Presley had died that day.


Ever since that day, I have grown up wanting to build the better longboard. After much trial and error, I feel like we have the best carving board on the planet. 

About Our Decks


At Davinci Longboards, we take special care to make sure each and every one of our boards are of the highest quality and design. Unlike many longboard companies, everything we do is by hand. From the initial gluing and pressing, all the way to the finishing coat of grip, human hands are always involved. Like the painter, sculptor, architect, mathematician, engineer, and inventor that Leonardo Davinci was, we view our longboard making process as an art. Each of our longboard models may look similar, but they are in fact quite unique from one another. If you own a Davinci, you can be assured that it is one of a kind. 


All of our decks are made from 100% real wood, composed of hard-rock maple, a maple bottom, and a top incorporating various other types of wood: Maple, Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany, but also other more expensive and exotic woods such as Wenge, Purple Heart, Jatoba, Zebra Wood, and much much more.


Unlike many boards you see out there, we have developed a special crystal clear grip that leaves your board sparkling in the sun.The grip and finish provide extra protection helping weather-proof your board, although, we still recommend that you take good care of your board, storing it indoors.


About Our Decks

At Davinci Longboards, we take special care to make sure each and every one of our boards are of the highest quality and design. Unlike many longboard companies, everything we do is by hand. From the initial gluing and pressing, all the way to the finishing coat of grip, human hands are always involved. Like the painter, sculptor, architect, mathematician, engineer, and inventor that Leonardo Davinci was, we view our longboard making process as an art. Each of our longboard models may look similar, but they are in fact quite unique from one another. If you own a Davinci, you can be assured that it is one of a kind.


All of our decks are made from 100% real wood, composed of hard-rock maple, a maple bottom, and a top incorporating various other types of wood. Maple, Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany are among the most common types you will see on the top of our boards, but we also love to use other more expensive and exotic woods: Wenge, Purple Heart, Jatoba, Zebra Wood, and much much more.


Unlike many boards you see out there, we have developed a special crystal clear grip that leaves your board sparkling in the sun.The grip and finish provide extra protection helping weather-proof your board, although, we still recommend that you take good care of your board, storing it indoors.


Each board will have the corresponding model name written somewhere on the deck as well as a special coin resembling the Italian Euro featuring Davinci's Vitruvian Man. 

About Our Decks

At Davinci Longboards, we take special care to make sure each and every one of our boards are of the highest quality and design. Unlike many longboard companies, everything we do is by hand. From the initial gluing and pressing, all the way to the finishing coat of grip, human hands are always involved. Like the painter, sculptor, architect, mathematician, engineer, and inventor that Leonardo Davinci was, we view our longboard making process as an art. Each of our longboard models may look similar, but they are in fact quite unique from one another. If you own a Davinci, you can be assured that it is one of a kind. 


All of our decks are made from 100% real wood, composed of hard-rock maple, a maple bottom, and a top incorporating various other types of wood. Maple, Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany are among the most common types you will see on the top of our boards, but we also love to use other more expensive and exotic woods: Wenge, Purple Heart, Jatoba, Zebra Wood, and much much more. 


Unlike many boards you see out there, we have developed a special crystal clear grip that leaves your board sparkling in the sun.The grip and finish provide extra protection helping weather-proof your board, although, we still recommend that you take good care of your board, storing it indoors. 

Each board will have the corresponding model name written somewhere on the deck as well as a special coin resembling the Italian Euro featuring Davinci's Vitruvian Man.