Rated 3 out of 5 pro deck workshop
my daughter got this as a Christmas present from her nan, she was so excited and wanted to start building boards.
After all the excitement from Christmas she had to wait until boxing day to open it. she opened and only then realised that it looked reasonably hard in a bad way. you have to actually build the workshop and then put in batteries for the sander.
After 1 whole day ( since having to half an hour for each board ) she could hardly wait to add the grip tape and wheels to her board.
She added her grip tape to her first board with disappointment because she accidently added it on over the holes so she tried to take it of again so she could adjust it. Taking only a tiny amount of we both realised that we couldn't because it would rip off the top layer.
she then the next day made another board but this time she didn't have the urge to add the grip tape because of what happened last time. she tried adding the wheels but that didn't work because only tells you to punch 2 holes in the boards bur you needed to add 4.
my summary of this is that it is fun and exciting to play with but you need to do a few before you get it right. I would recommend this to a friend but with a warning.
30 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by achie Great item
Bought this for my son, who loves those skateboards, little bikes and scooters... Kept him busy designing new boards, a bargain as I got it half price...
30 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Astrix Great fun And learning to
I bought this for my sons birthday he's into tech deck and has loads of different stuff. At first he wasn't to impressed as there was some prep to do before you could make a deck but once the first deck had come out of the press and he could finish building a deck he loved it
24 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyHubby2 Pro Deck workshop
Bought for my 9 year old son. A short bursts, long waits activity - the board is created from layering three strips of greyboard (card) between two thin paper sheets. Getting the paper pieces free from their sheet is fiddly, and each layer needs to be carefully coated in a thin layer of PVA. Press and wait. Too much glue and your board will be a sticky mess attached to the workshop. The instructions suggest waiting an hour, I'd say considerably longer for a dry enough durable board ready for sanding ...and sealing with PVA...and waiting.
As activities go, they were enjoyable short bursts, and my son really enjoys playing with the boards he's made.
I'd recommend taking the precaution of pre-warning about the long waits before you start, and expect to have to step in to support.
28 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blue and green Very good
My 2 sons love this workshop,they spent hours at Christmas making the boards although I felt they were more flimsy than the pre made ones
08 January 2015