In the Skate Shop in Tony Hawk 2 on PS1, decks have four different stats: Weight, Speed, Durability, and Turning.

Speed and Turning seem self-explanatory, but what do Weight and Durability do?

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    Wow, this is going back a looooong way. Did boards break if you performed a boardslide for too long? I can't remember any longer... perhaps time to dig out the PS1? – Michael Frank Jul 12 '18 at 2:10
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    Might the weight stat affect how high you go off a jump? – Roijan Eskor Jul 13 '18 at 13:43
  • Wow, my guess would be this is related to Manualing and Grinding meters. But, I have no idea, and there appears to be no answer on the internet. – Smorpheus Jul 16 '18 at 19:43

Based off this article https://www.ign.com/faqs/2002/tony-hawks-pro-skater-2-walkthroughfaq-367640 I'm not so sure that weight and/or durability affect anything. My thinking is that they are just stats that are there to make the "decks" feel unique.

From the article:

The Skate Shop is used to upgrade a character's skateboard. In the Skate Shop you can modify your deck and trucks. The trucks affect the turning statistic and the deck affects the weight, speed and durability statistics. Turning, weight, speed and durability all have a minimum value of 1 and a maximum value of 5.

[...] There are three kinds of trucks. They affect a skater's turning ability. All three different kinds of trucks are available at the start and are free. Tight trucks have a turning value of 1. Medium trucks have a turning value of 3. Loose trucks have a turning value of 5.

  • Does that mean speed doesn’t do anything either? – Steven M. Vascellaro Feb 5 at 20:41
  • Not sure. Weight and durability just seem really abstract, like they're just there to make each deck seem different. Speed and turning would easily noticeable in game I would think. Weight might affect jump height, as someone else mentioned. Durability just seems weird, since the decks don't need to be repaired as far as I can tell. – Ryan R Feb 5 at 23:58
  • It's always possible that they relate to a feature that they meant to finish, but had to cut to get the game out the door. Maybe boards were meant to be destructible :) – hobbs Feb 6 at 10:05

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