Skateboarding has been popular for decades, all across the country—and Michigan is no exception. With the ever-changing landscape and advancing of the sport, a good place to find high-quality equipment is essential. The skate shop is a vital part of skateboarding operations, and in Michigan, there are plenty of spots offering first-rate gear. Here are the best in the state.
Royal Oak's Modern Skate and Surf represents a complete skateboarding experience. Offering not only skateboard decks, wheels and trucks, but also complete skateboard and complete longboard options, skaters have plenty to choose from here. Throw in complete lines of apparel and accessories along with gear for snowboard and roller derby and Modern Skate and Surf will supply at every level.
Mount Clemens is home to TGM Skateboards, a skate shop that offers a wide array of skateboarding materials. From skateboards and longboards to hardware and accessories, the menu is fairly complete. Plus, TGM Skateboards has a particularly noteworthy web presence that can't be ignored. The site will not only offer free shipping for all orders, but will even offer an Amazon-style wish list that makes gift buying for the skater in your life that much easier.
Out in East Lansing, Action Board Shop provides not only the area's college student population with some impressive varieties in skating gear, but most anyone else who comes by as well. Featuring complete boards as well as the various components to modify same—trucks, decks, wheels and bearings—as well as associated gear and the ability to ship anywhere in the United States for free, Action Board Shop likely has the answer to your skateboarding question.
In Rochester, there's a skate shop with a life all its own. The South Street Skateshop—also home to the Cockeyed Sock Company—offers skaters a dizzying variety of options. Naturally, there's all the basic components here, as well as completed units, but there are also clothes, hats and bags for skaters to enjoy.
It's not a list, it seems, until Traverse City makes an appearance. 2nd Level Goods will produce an impressive package of goods for skaters to consider. Featuring both longboards and cruisers alongside normal skateboards, as well as a selection of decks, wheels and trucks, 2nd Level Goods will include clothing for men and women, as well as a line of snowboarding gear as well.