Skateboard deck rails are thin, hard plastic strips that screw onto the bottom edges of the deck, providing a slick barrier that makes your skateboard slide even further on just about any surface. They also work as a shield to keep your deck's graphic safe. Deck rails have been around since the 80s. Although they went out of style for most of the 90s and 2000s, skateboard deck rails have made a trendy-yet useful-comeback with the resurgence of old school and wide skateboard deck shapes. Pick up a pair and start shredding like its 1989!