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16th June 2021

30-Day Money Back Guarantee on True TF7 and TF9 Ice Hockey Skates

30-Day Money Back Guarantee on True TF7 and TF9 Ice Hockey Skates
Not 100% satisfied with your TF9/TF7 fit, comfort, or performance? We don't believe you 
But if so, come back to #skatestationuk with proof of purchase within 30 days of the original purchase date to receive a full refund.
Visit in-store for full details.
*Offer not valid on custom skates or rollers
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4th May 2021

Ozone Rink - This is Hockey

Ozone Rink - This is Hockey

Good luck to Ozone Rink today as they open ther doors for the first time. The Ozone rink is the newest state of the art ice training facility in the UK offering elite coaching for superior ice hockey performance. 

We are proud to be a apart of their journey by sponsoring the shooting pad which has some awesome training aids along with glice to help enhance your performance.

 

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9th April 2021

SkateStation Reopens April 13th 2021

SkateStation Reopens April 13th 2021

We are stoked to announce that we will be reopening our store doors for the first time this year on April 13th. We are so pumped to see all your faces and to help kit and deck you out for the Summer. 

At present we will not be taking appointments and it will be on a first come first served basis. In the case our store gets busy we will ask you to queue outside.

Face coverings will be mandatory in our store to ensure the safety of all customers and our staff.

Face coverings will not be mandatory for:

  • anyone under the age of 11
  • those with disabilities or certain health conditions, such as respiratory or cognitive impairments that make it difficult for them to wear a face covering

We have hand sanitizer placed throughout the store, we will be regularly cleaning all hotspots and we will be keeping the door open to ensure fresh air is flowing through our store.

If you are not comfortable coming in store we offer a Click and Collect service and you can call us when you arrive at our store and we can take your order out to the car park to you. If you would like to collect your item from our store then please select 'Collect from Store' when in the checkout process. Once you have completed your order then please await an email notifying you that your order is picked and ready for collection. Usually within one working hour.

The countdown is on until our doors open.

Stay Safe

The SkateStation Family 

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29th January 2021

We've won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

We've won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

We would like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you. We massively appreciate all your reviews and we see and appreciate them all. As we have recieved such good reviews from you throughout 2020 we have been awarded with the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021. We strive to bring you the best service and are grateful for each order that comes through to us especially throughout these Covid times.

The Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award is an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses like ours for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers. It’s awarded to those who use Feefo, a reviews and customer insights technology company, to collect genuine reviews and insights, and which have met Feefo’s high standard, based on the number of reviews and average rating. A highly-valued badge of approval, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real customers and serves as a true reflection of our commitment to outstanding service. 

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28th January 2021

Buying Guide - Skateboards

Buying Guide - Skateboards

Are you looking at buying a skateboard but not sure where to start from size to buying a complete setup or building a custom?! Well we are here to help.

Here at SkateStation we are passionate about Skateboarding and getting you what is right for your skating ability and price point. Weather you are buying for yourself, child or friend, the steps are pretty simple.

Complete Skateboard Guide

We offer a range of sizes of complete skateboards which are built for younger riders through to adults. Complete skateboards range from £29.50 - £94. The most common sizes available in completes are 7.25" - 8.25". There are sometimes smaller which are 7" and below but they are less commonly available. When we refer to 7.25" it means the width of the deck. Anything below 7.5" is also shorter in length and lighter which helps the smaller riders. 

So what's the right size board for you? Measure your height and also check your shoe size, this way you should be able to get the correct size. Checkout the size guide above, please remember this is a size guide and some skaters do prefer bigger or smaller.

Why is there such a price difference between approx £29.50 - £94 setups? The setups at the lower price point are made out of cheaper materials and sometimes may not last as long as the higher end complete setups. The higher end setups also feel nicer to ride and will have better pop whilst doing your tricks.

The main thing to remember when buying your first board is getting one the correct size and also pick the raddest design.

Custom Setup Guide

Custom Setup is exactly what it says. You get to pick everything from the deck, wheels, trucks, bearings, bolts and griptape (as standard free Mob Griptape comes free with any deck bought from us). 

Choosing the correct size deck for you

  • Transition (verts) skating / skateboarders usually go for bigger decks (8.38"+) this is to give better stability. 
  • Street Skating usually go for deck size 7.5" - 8.25" to help with being more technical
  • All-round skateboarding generally go for a width between 8.0" and 8.38"

Choosing the correct Trucks

Getting the right size is simple, on each product page it states what size deck the trucks works for.

  • High Trucks are standard and give you a more responsive turn and a little more wheel clearance so that you can use bigger wheels (53mm - 58mm) with less chance of wheel bite.
  • Low Trucks are generally for tech skating and better for smaller wheels (48mm to 53mm) to avoid wheel bite. Low Trucks are better suited to  general 'tech' skatepark skating and ledge grinds.

Choosing the correct Wheels

First things first there isn't a wheel out there which will work for every skating style. We have full write ups on each product page to give you more infomation

  • Concrete Skateparks: 53mm - 54mm usually does the trick. Hardness 96a - 101a
  • Street Wheels: 50mm and 53mm max for street / tech skateboarding (smaller wheels won't last as long but they are the best to go for tech skating). Hardness 99a - 101a.
  • Cruiser Wheels: 58mm+ is the best for crusing and keeping your speed If you go beyond 56mm you’ll need a set of riser pads to prevent the wheels from coming into contact with your deck when you make turns which is called wheel bite. Hardness on average 78a - 87a
  • Bowl Skating: 54mm and 59mm, the bigger wheels are better for pumping and keeping your energy. Hardness 99A and 104A / 84B
  • Transition Skating: 53mm - 54mm go for round lip wheels / conical-shaped. You will need wheels which will help with your technical skating along with keeping your speed. Hardness 96a - 101a

Choosing the right Bearings

Picking Skateboard Bearings isn't that hard. You might be wondering why some say Abec 3 / Abec 9 etc and others say Ceramic / Swiss. That's because the Abec scale is an industry accepted standard for the tolerances of a ball bearing. To put it simply the higher the ABEC rating the more accurate and precise the bearing will be. ABEC rating is 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. You will notice that all Bones Bearings are skate rated and here's why - Bones® Bearings component parts are engineered and tested to withstand the high impacts of hard landings, the high side loads of turning, and (to the extent possible) the dirt of skate environments. As a result, Bones® roll faster and last longer than other bearings. To merely give Bones® an ABEC rating would be to ignore all the improvements we have engineered into Bones and the resulting difference between Bones and standard ABEC rated bearings. Since there is no appropriate ABEC rating that will reflect the superior quality of Bones® Bearings, we have given them their own rating, Skate Rating™, to let you know that Bones® Bearings are special and made just for skaters like you, not for electric motors.

But which ones should you go for? Well if you are on a budget then go for the Mini Logo Bearings these spin nicely and sit at a nice price. Two of Skateboarders most popular bearings to go for are Bones Reds Bearings or Bronson G2 Bearings, both these spin nicely from the get go and will give you good perfromance. Bearings go up in price to the swiss and ceramics are are worth every penny riding them but  you should put in time looking after them now and again.

Skateboard Hardware

The most common sizes of hardware are 7/8” as long as you don't use risers and 1” for 1/8” risers. These sizes of hardware should be sufficient to assemble most skateboardset-ups. If you're using riser pads with a height larger than 1/8”, then longer hardwaresets may be required like 1.25".

Pretty much all skateboard hardware is offered in either a phillips style or allen key style which is personal preference. When it comes to hardware most people choose on size / colour than anything else

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21st December 2020

Revised Christmas Store Times

Revised Christmas Store Times

It looks like we’re having to close up shop again (following new government announcements) but you can’t get rid of us that easily!....we are still shipping all orders out as normal ???? 

Click and Collect orders are still available from the car park at the front of our store, please check our hours! 

Thank you as always, we massively appreciate all of you for your continued support ????

The SkateStation Family

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16th November 2020

Black Friday at SkateStation 2020

Black Friday at SkateStation 2020

Black Friday at SkateStation 2020 is on! This is our biggest #BlackFriday to date with 100's of products slashed between November 15th - November 30th. We have 27 top Skate + Hockey brands in the sale with up tp 60% off. 

What more? ***Set yourself up an account on our website then with every purchase you will get #LoyaltyPoints, you're welcome!***

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2nd November 2020

SkateStation National Lockdown Update

SkateStation National Lockdown Update

Yes we are going into a National Lockdown... Yes we'll miss all your smiling faces behind your face masks but no we aren't going anywhere just yet!  Our store will still be open Tuesday 3rd 1pm - 5pm and Wednesday 4th 1pm - 5pm for all your hockey, skateboarding and skate essentials. 

What's happening from the 5th November?

Don't worry you can still get your SkateStation fix.

  • Online orders will still be shipped safely and as normal. Plus we offer next working day delivery.
  • Click and Collect will be offered Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm. This will be done safely from outside the front of our store. 
  • We will still be answering emails + phone calls and posting on social media

As we go into lockdown keep busy and stay active. There are lots of ways to get your hockey or skateboarding fix at home. Follow us on our social media channels to stay connected to us.

Stay Safe and Stay Positive

SkateStation Family

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23rd October 2020

Skateboard Restock

Skateboard Restock

We are geared up ready for Christmas as we have loads of new Complete Skateboards now in stock. 

We now have more Birdhouse, Girl, Enuff, Rocket, Zero, Creature, Santa Cruz, Voltage and Tony Hawk from £29.50 - £89.95 to suit all your skating abilities and price points. 

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21st October 2020

Extended Christmas Returns

Extended Christmas Returns

***Extended Christmas Returns For orders placed on or after 1st October 2020:

 You have up until  31st January 2021 or 60 days... whichever is longest. Please read below for further returns instructions.

 

POLICY: 

  • Returns: Wrong size or just not happy… no problem, just return any items to us within 60 days of date of purchase for a full refund. Please make sure all items are in brand new unused condition with tags still on the item. Please re-use the original shipping material or any suitable shipping material to protect the items when being shipped back. Please fill out the form and enclose with the return. If you want to keep the invoice on the reverse side of the form, or have lost your returns form  just write down on a piece of paper ‘Returns - Your order number - Item description - Qty’ and enclose instead of the form. Returns may also be made by visiting us in store at the address below.
  • Exchanges: Unfortunately we don't offer exchanges. In order to provide the most efficient service and quickest turn around we ask that you opt for a refund and place a new order on our site.
  • Problem with your order: If you think you have a faulty item or wrong item etc, please get in touch so we can get it sorted out for you asap.

HOW TO SHIP:

  • Free Royal Mail Returns for UK orders: Create your label on the following link. You can choose to print it off at home or at the post office https://www.royalmail.com/track-my-return/create/3241 Please note that the max weight and dimensions of packages using this service is: 20kg - 61cm (L) x 46cm (W) x 46cm (D).
  • Oversized/Weight Items & International Returns: Please return any unwanted Items to the address below at your own cost. We recommend you use a tracked and signed for service. If the item is faulty or we have made a mistake with your order we will cover the cost of return shipping, please get in touch with us in this case.

RETURNS ADDRESS:

   SkateStation(Returns)  

   Unit 2c 228 Connaught Road 

   Brookwood

   Woking 

   Surrey

   GU24 0AH

   UK

 

Please call us on 01483 608881 or email us at contact@skatestation.co.uk if you need any further help.

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