Quelle est la différence entre les deck boxed et non boxed et lequel choisir en fonction de sa discipline ?

What is the difference between boxed and non-boxed decks and which one to choose depending on your discipline?

There are 2 different types of deck in the freestyle scooter world; unboxed decks and boxed decks. But what does boxed mean. When we talk about deck boxed or not we are talking about the back of the deck. When a deck has a square finish it is said to be boxed and when a deck is cut at the back it is said to be unboxed or box cut. Here are photos to better understand the difference.

Deck box cut Deck boxed

We can distinguish the difference, on the left deck we can clearly see that the rear is square and on the right deck we see that the rear is cut in a V.

Now that you know the difference between the two decks, it's time to move on to the benefits and usefulness of both deck types. First of all, boxed decks will be more useful when you are going to do street riding, that is to say sliding on modules like curbs or even rails. It will in fact allow you to be more stable because the grinding surface will be larger than with a non-boxed deck. There are many sizes for boxed decks, the size selection of the latter will depend on your size and your riding preferences

Non-boxed decks are much smaller and lighter than boxed decks. This is primarily due to the difference in use between the two decks, the non-boxed decks are made for aerial tricks and the skatepark. The goal is for these decks to be much more responsive to put your tricks together more easily. But you should still know that some non-boxed decks can be a little wider than average and therefore can be good for learning the basics on modules like curbs or even rails.

The important point to highlight is the fact that there are decks that can be suitable for both types of riding , both aerial figures and figures on curbs, rails, etc. These decks are generally boxed but are light enough for their responsiveness is on par with non-boxed decks. See some examples of decks that can be used for both types of riding:

  • ETHIC DTC Pandora (multiple sizes available)
  • APEX 5 wide
  • FUZION Entropy V1 and V2
  • TRIAD based on deck size



  • Longer
  • Wider
  • More surface area for sliding
  • More or less heavy depending on the brand
  • Slightly less responsive than unboxed



  • Less wide
  • Less long
  • More responsive
  • Lighter


There you go, now that you know more about the difference between boxed and non-boxed decks, it's up to you. Go to the “Decks” category to choose the deck that suits you best.

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