Carpet On A Skateboard Deck? Company Hopes To Bring It To Market

Touted as “the world’s only shag carpet-embedded skateboard,” the Shaggo Grom is a 22-inch board with plush carpeting on its deck.

You can ride it with or without shoes, and the company claims the design gives a comfy ride with less vibration than grip tape on top.

Check out the Kickstarter page, where founder Jeff Atkinson is trying to fund the project and launch carpet-embedded skateboards into the mainstream.

Shaggo carpet-topped skateboard

The company, based in California, sells other carpet-boards. This new model, which will cost about $130, is different because the carpet is inlaid on the board rather than bound at the edges and glued on the top. The result is better look, feel, and strength, Atkinson said.

Help fund the Shaggo Grom and see this fuzzy roller come to market via the company’s Kickstarter campaign.

—Stephen Regenold

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.