Frequently Asked Questions

We haven’t found one. If your feet can fit on the board, you can ride it. Don’t expect much sag between the trucks, if any, as the Lander is well-designed, expertly constructed, and intended for use by riders of all sizes and skill levels.

Our decks are primarily made from recycled nylon, 100% of which is certified recycled from abandoned ocean fishing nets. Nylon absorbs road chatter, reducing foot fatigue and making for a quiet ride to keep the haters and dogs at bay. We reinforce this material with glass fiber to ensure a rigid, high-performance ride.

Yes and yes. Remember to ride within your abilities and always wear proper safety gear.

Aside from providing a view of the road beneath, the diagonal hole pattern on our decks creates heel-toe flex, promoting a surf-like feel. The holes also keep our decks light, allowing the depth necessary for a responsive ride.

No. Each hole has a small tread around its circumference, providing grip no matter where your feet are on the deck and no matter the conditions. Since tread is integrated into our decks, there is no secondary material that wears away.

Yes, similar to your favorite 7-ply maple deck. We've been told that Lander decks have great foot feel, meaning you can tell exactly where your feet are on the deck without looking down.

Yes. No need to worry about waterlogging your Lander deck, but remember to maintain any metal components that can develop rust.

Lander decks are lightweight and comparable to your regular maple deck. The RIO weighs in at 2.3 lbs (deck only) and 5 lbs (complete), while the RODEO comes in at 2.9 lbs (deck only) and 5.65 lbs (complete).

The RIO is a compact commuter deck at 24" L x 7.75" W, and the RODEO is a full-size cruiser at 30" L x 8" W.

Our completes come with Paris Truck Co. Street Trucks—108mm on the RIO and 129mm on the RODEO.

Our completes come with Lander wheels made from quality urethane—59mm x 80A Duro on the RIO and 61mm x 85A Duro on the RODEO. Completes also come with double shielded, 608zz, ABEC 7, steel Lander bearings,

Absolutely. We love when our customers fit out their Lander decks in personal ways.

Lander decks are made by a preeminent skateboard manufacturer in Taiwan.

Our decks are injection-molded, which is a high-tech, efficient manufacturing technique that does not produce waste.

The RIO is a compact commuter deck meant for convenient bashing around, while the RODEO is a full-size cruiser suiter for just about any need around town. Lander decks high quality and well-designed—either model can be ridden hard around town or in the park. Please keep in mind that you can break a traditional wood deck if you really want to, and Lander decks are no different. Ride within reason!

Lander Skateboards was founded in Los Angeles by a small group of designers, manufacturers, and a former professional skateboarder. We exist in service and celebration of the adventurous, inclusive spirit of skateboarding—read more about our story.

Support your skate shop - buy Lander from your favorite local spot! If they don’t carry them, ask them to reach out to us. You can of course also purchase directly through our website at, where you’ll also sometimes find limited releases, collaborations and accessories.

The Rio is named after the stretch of Los Angeles River in Frogtown, where the Lander was designed and developed. The Rodeo is named in commemoration of skaters’ desire to display and share their adventurous skill and spirit, just like cowboys at a rodeo.

Yes, on multiple continents - and Trademarked too! You can reference for specifics and updates.