Skateboarding has grown and evolved over the last 30 years, and today many of the greats from the past have settled down to open up their own shops and teach the greats of tomorrow. The following best skate shops in Tennessee represent this passing of the torch, while also stocking many of the best brands in the business. For your next board, try out one of the following.
MOJO Skate Shop locally owned and operated, sells skateboards, longboards, and BMX bikes to the fine people of Johnson City, Tennessee. Since 1990, the owners have prided themselves on providing quality service despite their limited means. They are the recipient of multiple awards, including for “Cheapest Prices,” “Best Selection,” and “Best Local Skate Shop.” Decks start at just $25, with ProDecks starting at $39. Next time you’re in Johnson City, stop into MOJO to check out their full selection of boards, gear, and accessories.
Live Life Skate and Paddle Co. specializes in stand-up paddleboards and long boards in the Chattanooga area. They keep a healthy supply of Arbor, Bustin, Cadillac, Globe, Landyachtz, Loaded, Moonshine MFG., Rayne, Remember, and Sector Nine in stock. In addition, they offer rental opportunities, spring clearance sales, and longboard lessons for those that haven’t quite gotten their footing yet. Shop online or in-store to check out their entire catalogue, including shirts, hats, and accessories.
Shred in Erwin, Tennessee, drips punk-rock. Their rock band-inspired inventory of skate decks lights up the room. With over 65 brands in stock, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. They also sell longboards, penny boards, and cruisers, as well as BMX bikes. Check out their website and search by skate brand or artist name to find associated items. One trip the Shred and you’ll have all the merch you could ever want.
Pluto Sports in Knoxville, Tennessee, considers itself “your number one hookup for the latest in skateboards, snowboards, mountain boards, disc golf, and more.” Pluto stocks everything you might need to build your own skate deck, including old school decks, trucks, wheels, bolts, bearings, individual pieces, and complete skateboards ready to go. Carried brands include Alien Workshop, Element, Zero, Spitfire, Independent, Santa Cruz, Ninja, Real, Birdhouse, and much more. Don’t forget to take a look at their accessories, too.
Asphalt Beach isn’t just the largest skate shop in Nashville, but it boasts that it’s the largest skate shop in the entire southeast region. They sell roller derby skates, quad skates, hockey skates, speed skates, and, of course, longboards, dealing with Gravity, Palisades, Vision, Sims. Hosoi, and Koastal Longboards. Their stock is in constant flux with new, cool stuff, so make sure to stop in to see what they’ve got.
Skatebilly’s in Cookeville, Tennessee prides themselves on offering some of the lowest prices around. Their growing inventory includes boards, trucks, wheels, bearings, grip, hardware, shoes, and clothing. Check out a sampling of their inventory on their website, but for the full experience, you’ll want to stop in to their brick and mortar shop.
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