Skatelite is an incredibly durable solid paper composite material used as a riding surface for extreme sports. Made by Richlite, who has manufacturing paper composite panels for more than 70 years, Skatelite is the same material that has been used by the aerospace, marine and A&D industries. The material is the leading surface used by top skaters, BMX riders, camps, training facilities and competitions.
Fast to ride on, grippy and strong, Skatelite is used by park managers, planners, builders and athletes alike for its smooth riding surface, low maintenance, long life and comfortable temperature. Made with FSC certified and/or recycled paper, Skatelite can be used raw or can be painted, custom printed or customised with vinyls. It's also an excellent material for making Longboard decks.
You can find these ramp surfaces in some of the world's biggest competitions like The X-Games, Dew Tour, Dany Way's Hard Rock Drop, and soon the Olympics. Hoffman's record air, Danny Way's Hard Rock drop, Tom Schaar's 1080 and Tony Hawk's 900 all happened because of Skatelite. The material is weatherproof and nearly indestructible and gives riders a balance of speed and grip unlike any other surface.
Stocked in the UK, Skatelite is available in three Pro colours plus Skatelite Indoor in 6mm thick 3660 x 1220mm, 3050 x 1220mm or 2440 x 1220mm sheets. All of the sheets can be drilled and fastened with exterior grade screws on top of a substrate for vert ramps, mini ramps, grind rails and other park features. Skatelite is warranted against manufacturer's defects for 5 years.
Surface Matter is a distributor of Skatelite ramp surface material for the UK and can provide samples, supply sheets and connect you with a network of ramp builders.