RockitRulerFlex by Roarockit

Rockit FlexRuler Oldschool Flex ruler

Now that I am about to begin pressing my first decks, I started scratching my head on what the most accurate way to measure and mark out all the spots I’d be drilling. I looked at hardware stores for a ruler or tape measure that would be able to flow with the curvature of the board but also hold true when marking out my drilling points.

Cue the stage for Roarockit. Their main product, the one that started it all, the Thin air press (T.A.P.) is an easy to use vacuum bag used to make skateboard decks with the power of vacuum and positive molds. You can get the full kit with foam, vacuum bag, hand pump, breather netting, and 2 sets of 9 ply longboard venners or less than $200! They offer a ton of different veneer for building your own decks, different shapes and sizes of veneer, different wood types, and different colors options as well. They even offered to create a custom combination for me as well. (11 ply behemoth of a deck.)

They just recently started selling more in the range of tools that a deck builder would love to have. This ranges from an awesome edge profile scraper (I picked one of these up too!) to the rulers I had been looking for all along.

I had a great customer service interaction with the fine folks over at Roarockit and I wanted share my opinions and findings!

They have a few of these rulers now, an old school (47 inch) and a new school, both of which come in plastic or stainless steel. The plastic is extremely flexible and pretty strong, but they do say that it will break after a certain bend radius, so don’t be dumb! The way this ruler bends and flexes, it is a perfect addition to anyone’s tool box who does any sort of modification to their decks.

I chose the old school bolt pattern, as you can see in the picture below, it lines up perfectly.

There is a nice “center finder” on the ruler with diamonds spaced out equally over the entire length off the ruler.

There are plenty of bolt hole guides as well. If you are building your own decks or doing any sort of modification to your decks, this ruler is going to save you so much time and headaches.

The ruler is great ($35), don’t get me wrong….but the shipping is what will make a lot of people shy away from this (Almost $20 for one, only adding $0.20 per additional ruler). I called them and talked to them about this, its that damn northern border that jacks the shipping price up!

I bought 4 of these at once, to help cut down on the shipping for some other members here. Unfortunately, UPS decided to not take very good care of the rulers during shipment. As seen in the picture, part of the box was completely ripped and held together with tape. I had a bad feeling about this before I even opened it…

I was right! 4 out of 4 of the rulers had broken on the end where the box was smashed. I immediately had this pit open in my stomach….customer service time.

I shot them a quick message on Facebook with some pictures and they said they would review and contact me in the morning. I got a fairly long message back from the guy I had talked to on the phone. TLDR; they are sending me 4 brand new rulers and re-evaluating how they package and ship these so it doesn’t ever happen again! They are also interested in the Esk8 community so I told them to come on over to the forum and introduce themselves…hopefully they will!

Seriously check these guys out. They offer a lot of different products, including preshaped foam molds and a bunch of tutorials to help get you started on your journey of deck building.

Quick visual guide on how to use the ruler


Great write up, I like it


Thanks man! I figured it was about time that I start contributing to the community now!


I would like your post but I dont like it. Cool ruler though


:::goes back to the drawing board to figure out how to seek more validation from @Brenternet::::


That’s a deep rabbit hole my friend.

You can’t seek validation from someone whose own ego subsists from it.


Great review @Itsmedant


More wife pictures lol


I’m Ted from Roarockit. When I got the pictures I knew UPS had screwed up. However in the end it’s on us if the customer doesn’t get his product in good condition. I forwarded the pictures to Marcel and and he looked after sending out the new repacked rulers. Marcel is who you will usually get if you phone or email for questions.

If you were part of the old Silverfish Longboarding forum, on the boardbuilding area you probably know me. Norah my wife and I started Roarockit in 2003 and have been creating tools and selling supplies to boardbuilders since then. The rulers are one of many we have designed.

We also have many resources and videos on boardbuilding so if you are at all into doing a build check them out.

I am glad this worked out and thank you for the wonderful review. Word of mouth and reviews like this really help.
Thanks tons for this.


Welcome to the forum Ted! I only brought up the shipping issue to show how awesome you guys were in supporting your customers!

Everything else with the ruler is perfect and exactly what I needed. The other 3 are going to people on this forum too!

There are a few deck builders already here, and I know as the months go on, more and more will come. Thanks for providing some awesome tools and support.


@Roarockit You guys are making great stuff!! Welcome to the esk8 fray!


Welcome @Roarockit to Esk8. We hope to see great things in the future


Roarockit was on the silverfish forum and they used to actually have a metal ruler which was really nice and heavy duty enough where you could clamp it down and drill the holes with the ruler on the deck. There stuff is top notch and have always heard there customer service is excellent.


Now I want that metal ruler. You guys are all enablers

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The metal one doesn’t have as much flex as the plastic one. So anything with drops/micro drops will not be as accurate.

Correct me if I’m wrong @Roarockit


I didn’t say the need was mutually exclusive from the plastic one. You’re not even my real mom, ERIC.


Yes, but as your acting mom, all I have to say, is…buy me one too!


The metal ruler has changed. It used to be a stamped galvanized steel ruler that was as thick as the plastic ones. It was not very flexible. The machine where we had it made was sold and it would have been too expensive to to get it made anywhere else.
We now do them out of hardened stainless steel. They are even etched with measurements. They are as flexible if not more than the plastic rulers. All the work is done in house so we can control the quality of them. I think they are an improvement over the old rulers but they worked great too.


Ah dang, that’s why I went with the plastic! I’m sure I’ll kill this one eventually and then I’ll upgrade to the metal one!

The deck I’m doing has drops so I wanted to make sure it would be right for it!


Plastic ones have an advantage that they are see through. They work as well as the stainless ones.