A skateboard is a type of sports equipment used primarily for the activity of skateboarding. It usually consists of a specially designed maplewood board combined with a polyurethane coating used for making smoother slides and stronger durability.

Skateboards are used by the Ninja Turtles in many incarnations through the franchise.

1987 TV series

Cheapskates are motorized skateboards created by Donatello and used by the Turtles in many episodes.

First Film Trilogy

In the first movie the Turtles are shown using skateboards, when Donatello goes after Michelangelo (Golden Harvest/Imagi)/Gallery, who's waiting for the pizza guy, on his skateboard a human hand can be seen instead of a turtle hand.

2003 TV series

In this series, only Michelangelo is the only one using a skateboard. Donatello uses a bicycle, Raphael uses a pair of roller blades, and Leonardo uses a scooter. Donatello would later build Mike a flying skateboard made from Utrom technology.

2012 TV series


In the Nick series each turtle have their own custom skateboard, Michelangelo is the one who uses it the most and even appears with his on the cartoon opening. Raphael's skateboard was destroyed by a mutagen explosion in Slash and Destroy.

2014 Film

In this live-action film Michelangelo has a motorized skateboard

Video Games

In the 1989 arcade game, the Ninja Turtles and Foot Soldiers ride rocket-powered skateboards at the end of scene 3. In the 2003 GBA game Michelangelo uses a skateboard in his second act.


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