The Skate Team seeks to design and manufacture components involved with skateboarding and longboarding using the analytical skills gained from engineering classes at Michigan Tech. The BoardSport Enterprise allows the students to get out of the books and experience the practical application of the information and material learned here in their classes. Working with the enterprise also gives the students the chance to get to know other students who share the same passion and enthusiasm for board sports. Click the project title to figure out more about our past projects.
Current Skate Projects
Team Members: Davin Wiitanen, Bill Lowney, Mike Drogowski
Design and manufacture suspension skateboard trucks.
Past Skate Projects
Precision Machined Trucks
Team Members: Luke McCloskey, Tyler Rick, Mitch Gamelin
A continuation of the senior project to model and manufacture a precision truck for longboarding and skateboarding purposes.
Team Members: Mitch Gamelin, Kody Nutting, Gordy Kast, Tyler Rick, Bill Lowneyp
To design and manufacture longboards of composite materials using the universal press.
Team Members: Kody Nutting, Mitch Gamelin, Gordy Kast, Bill Lowney
Design and build industry level snowskates.
MDF Skate Die
Team Members: Kenny Van Maanen, Michael Trynoski, Michael Farrell
Once manufactured this mold will prove to be much more lightweight than our existing cement mold, as well as provide a very precise contour essential for creating a repeatable and concise product.
Team Members: Kyle Feldpausch
Design a mount to stabilize a skateboard blank in a CNC end mill
Team Members: Ryan Bellaver, Joel Mancewicz, Luke McCloskey
The Longboard Die team is designing a contour in NX and SolidWorks for the production of blank longboard decks.