How to Choose the Best Skateboard

Skateboarding is a way of life, so whether you are a professional skateboarder or someone who enjoys it as a leisure activity, you need a skateboard that fits your skate style, skill level, and body type.

Do you prefer to ride on flat pavement, speed down hills, or attempt tricks on banisters and other surfaces?

The skateboards that you may want to purchase will differ based on a few factors.

I created this guide to help you fill in the gaps for what you need in a skateboard,

So let's start out by looking at some of the considerations that you will want to think about before making a purchase decision. see here penny boards reviews.

Consider Your Height and Weight

Whether you are an experienced skateboarder or you are a novice, your physical attributes will be an important factor in the board that you select.


A tall individual will need a bigger board than someone who is barely over five feet tall.


Your weight also plays a part in the selection of your new skateboard because if the board is not designed for your weight, then it may warp under your weight.

Check out this graph to determine which size is best for you.

Consider Your Skate Style and Proficiency

Your level of skateboarding experience will also be a factor in the type of board that you will want to purchase.


For example: a beginner will want to focus more on balancing on the board rather than performing tricks, so a basic design will be ideal for you.


Someone who is comfortable skating on a skateboard may want something that they can practice tricks on,

Which means that you may want different trucks and wheels on your skateboard than you would have when you just started out.

An expert rider will know the exact skateboard peripherals that they want to have and often times it is a matter of the skateboard style that is preferred.

Consider the Size and Shape of the Deck

The deck of your skateboard is going to be one of the most important considerations that you need to make.

 

Trying to do tricks on a longboard is going to be difficult, so you need to make sure that your skateboard deck accommodates your skate style.


Anything that is less than 33 inches long is typically considered a good board for street skating and doing tricks.


A board that is over 35 inches in length is designed for speed.


The width of your board also needs to be considered as well as the concave across its width.

The design of your board will have an impact on the response that you are able to get when you are attempting to perform tricks.

The bigger the bend of the deck is, the more control you will possess.

Consider the Truck Profile and Wheel Size

The truck profile that you select will accommodate different sized wheels. A mid-sized truck is great for most skateboards. 


but if you are looking for smaller wheels for skate parks, then a truck that places the skateboard closer to the ground may be ideal.


If you are looking for speed, then a high truck profile will accommodate larger wheels. The larger the wheel is, the more speed it will have.


The only downside to larger wheels is that they accelerate slower than smaller wheels.


Don't forget to take the wheel durometer into account as well. A harder wheel will slide more on the pavement, which is ideal for a pro, but it may make it more difficult for a newbie to control.

Other Considerations

  • Grip tape is designed to help you stay on the board while you are doing tricks, so choose a texture and a design that fits your skate style and personality.
  • Think about the type of wood that your deck is made from before deciding if it is durable enough for you.
  • Always consider your budget; the skateboards on this list are all under $100.
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WhiteFang Skateboards for Beginners, Complete Skateboard 31 x 7.88, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Standard and Tricks Skateboards for Kids and Beginners (Lighting)
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WhiteFang Skateboards for Beginners, Complete Skateboard 31 x 7.88, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Standard and Tricks Skateboards for Kids and Beginners (Lighting)
  • Solid&Durable : 7 layers Canadian maple deck,31.75"*7.88", offers perfect balance between toughness and weight. Maximum load weight up to 330 pounds, equipped with 5 inch magnesium alloy trucks. Reliable for beginner and skilled
  • Smooth&Speedy : Super smooth (52mm,95A)High rebound PU wheels with ABEC-9 precision bearings and 95A High rebound PU bushing; Our wheel can give you quick response from the ground,suitable for commuting, skate parks, ramps, pools and other smooth surfaces or even rough ground
  • Master New Tricks : ️Design for beginners and skilled, double kick dissymmetric concave combines with customized emery sand paper give your feet enough locked feeling ,help you learn new tricks quickly
  • Graphic Design: Minimalist Black&White graphic design , printed with thermal transfer printing process allows greater print durability. The pattern lasts much longer
  • No Assembly Required: Come with completed 31.75"* 7.88“ profession skateboard which helps save your time and hassle of assembling. Ready to play out of the box!
Bestseller No. 2
Junli Standard Skateboards 32 Inch Complete Skateboard for Kids and Adults 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Skate Board and Tricks Skateboards for Teens(Moon)
251 Reviews
Junli Standard Skateboards 32 Inch Complete Skateboard for Kids and Adults 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Skate Board and Tricks Skateboards for Teens(Moon)
  • 【DECK UPGRADE】32 IN long×8 IN wide deck made of cold press 7 layers Canadian maple with max load weight 200lbs. Fit for adults and kids beginner and professional skateboarder.
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  • 【BETTER CONTROL】Non-slip and waterproof high density emery grip tape, provides you with better grip and easier control. Double kick concave design for easier braking. And it is easy for beginner to control and learn new trick quickly.
  • 【HEAT TRANSFER PRINTING PATTERN】Junli standard skateboards using heat transfer printing pattern, which was printed onto the board, not a sticker. You don’t have to worry about the fading or disappearing of the pattern.
  • 【Best Gift for Kids & Adults】 No assembly required. This complete skateboards is fully assembled and each skateboard is equipped with an all-in-one T-tool to facilitate your disassembly. You can contact with us whatever questions you have.
Bestseller No. 3
[CCS] Blank Skateboard Complete - Maple Wood - Professional Grade - Fully Assembled with Skate Tool and Stickers - 8.00' x 32.00' (Natural Wood, 8.00')
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[CCS] Blank Skateboard Complete - Maple Wood - Professional Grade - Fully Assembled with Skate Tool and Stickers - 8.00" x 32.00" (Natural Wood, 8.00")
  • → COMPLETE & FULLY ASSEMBLED: The skateboard comes fully assembled, ready to ride right directly out of the box.
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Beleev Skateboards for Beginners, 31 Inch Complete Skateboard for Kids Teens Adults, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Deck Concave Cruiser Trick Skateboard (Purple)
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Beleev Skateboards for Beginners, 31 Inch Complete Skateboard for Kids Teens Adults, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Deck Concave Cruiser Trick Skateboard (Purple)
  • Complete skateboard comes fully assembled, ready to ride out of the box and hit the streets. 31 inch length and 8.0 inch wide, make this board a blast to ride with plenty of room for your feet on top of the deck. Weighs only 4.7 pounds, you can easily ride, control and carry it around.
  • The board is 10 mm thick and composed of 7 layer canadian maple wood, strong and durable to withstand riders up to 220 pounds. It's equipped with 5 inch heavy-duty aluminum alloy trucks, making them reliable and sturdy, safe for beginners and expert riders. Suitable for all-level riders with different riding styles, cruising, commuting, tricks and freestyling.
  • Double kick symmetric concave design for easier braking and allows more energy from your heels to toes. The waterproof emery non-slip grip tape provides a great traction in between your shoes and the board for a safe riding experience. Keep you riding steadily with lots of control and balance. In addition, it has great grips that are not prone to scratches or ripped off easily.
  • The cruiser skateboard features anti-slippery 55mm 95A high-rebound pu wheels, high speed abec-7 precision bearings and superior shock absorption, perfect for soaking up all those street bumps and sidewalk cracks all while giving you the smooth ride.
  • The color and graphics design on the board is quite creative and eye-catching, you will definitely stand out among your friends across the different age range. Also, the pattern is printed with Heat Transfer Printing onto the board, durable and last for a long time.
SaleBestseller No. 5
SKITCH Complete Skateboards Gift Set for Beginners Boys Girls and Kids of All Ages with 22 Inch Mini Cruiser Board + All Accessories (Blue Galaxy)
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SKITCH Complete Skateboards Gift Set for Beginners Boys Girls and Kids of All Ages with 22 Inch Mini Cruiser Board + All Accessories (Blue Galaxy)
  • ✅ PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS - Fully adjustable for safe speeds for small children with an easier to carry, lightweight design with backpack is why parents choose Skitch as the best skateboard for beginner boys, girls and kids ages 6-12 years old
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  • ✅ GIVE THE BEST SKATEBOARD GIFT - Surprise your son or daughter with an exciting christmas gift or birthday present of this black blue galaxy graphic skateboard complete with custom skateboard backpack, skate tool, speed caps and tote bag
  • ✅ PREMIUM QUALITY & DESIGN - Enjoy a unique skateboard design with high traction skateboard wheels, high rebound smooth carving skateboard bushings and solid pivot retro skateboard trucks for a vintage and classic surf style ride-feel
  • ✅ 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - We are committed to the quality of our craftsmanship and the happiness of our skaters. Tons of care goes into every skateboard so that you can enjoy the best moments with the ones you love. We love hearing from you, and we're always just a quick message away. Have fun out there!
SaleBestseller No. 6
METROLLER Skateboards for Beginners,31 x 8 Complete Standard Skate Boards for Girls Boys, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Skateboard for Kids Youth Teens Adults
4,209 Reviews
METROLLER Skateboards for Beginners,31 x 8 Complete Standard Skate Boards for Girls Boys, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Skateboard for Kids Youth Teens Adults
  • Sturdy & Solid: 31 in x 8 in complete skateboard, 7 layers Canadian maple wood deck match with 5 inch reinforced aluminum alloy trucks provide you solid and reliable support. Maximum carrying weight of the skateboard is up to 220 pounds.
  • Smooth Ride: Equipped anti-shock 54mm 95A High Rebound PU car line wheels and carbon steel high-speed mute ABEC-9 bearings matching with PU bushings, smooth and wear-resistant, provide stable & powerful grip during skating. Suitable for all smooth surface even some rough ground. Just enjoy a wonderful skate experience.
  • Better Control: Equipped waterproof and high quality sandpaper which provided high friction and strong anti-slip, the emery sand paper matching with classic double kick concave design provide you safety experience and better control, also help you learn more tricks easily.
  • Cool Patterns Design: Spends lots of time selecting a variety of gorgeous and colorful patterns printed on skates boards, personalized pattern design to meet people different aesthetic needs. Attractive graphics style including punk, new wave, vintage, classic etc .Patterns printed on skateboards with heat transfer process can maintain longer service life.
  • No assembly required. This complete skateboards is fully assembled, comes with a repair tool.This skateboard is an ideal gift for teen boys and girls.
Bestseller No. 7
ChromeWheels 31 inch Skateboard Double Kick Skate Board Cruiser Longboard 8 Layer Maple Deck Skateboards for Kids and Beginners
4,053 Reviews
ChromeWheels 31 inch Skateboard Double Kick Skate Board Cruiser Longboard 8 Layer Maple Deck Skateboards for Kids and Beginners
  • Suitable for All Level Skaters - 31 x 8 inch full size double kick concave design with vintage pattern provides better control and easy to brake; this Skateboard is ideal for Beginner and Pro doing some basic stunts and other tricks.
  • Durable & Stable - High density 8 layer maple wood skateboard with emery non-slip surface provides a stable and more powerful grip during skating; Max supporting weight 220 lbs(100KG), suitable for adults and kids.
  • Smooth - 50mm anti-shock PU wheels with ABEC-7 precision bearings and PU bushings deliver a smoothly ride, this Longboard is suitable for all surfaces or even rough ground.
  • Strength - Our Skate Board made of High Quality Thick Aluminium Trucks and steel axle, which supports higher weight and faster speed for more safe ride.
  • Complete - No assembly required, this Cruiser Skateboard is a ideal gift for boys and girls.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Enjoi Whitey Panda Complete Skateboard White 7.75
209 Reviews
Enjoi Whitey Panda Complete Skateboard White 7.75
  • Designed for smaller, younger skaters
  • Easy turning and maximum performance
  • Perfect board for street and park riding
SaleBestseller No. 9
NPET Pro Skateboard Complete 31 Inch 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Deck Skating Skateboard… Black
2,279 Reviews
NPET Pro Skateboard Complete 31 Inch 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Deck Skating Skateboard… Black
  • HIGH QUALITY: 7 layers maple wood, PU wheels, stainless alloy bearing. 31"(787mm) x 8"(203mm) double kick concave design. ABEC 11 high speed precision bearing. Wheel Diameter: 2.1inch. Max Load-Bearing: 220 LB. USA WAREHOUSE DELIVERY.
  • HIGH REBOUND SMOOTH ROLL: 95A High-rebound PU wheels provide great roll and grip. Heat transfer pattern(which was printed onto the board,not a sticker)
  • SANDPAPER ON TOP: High density emery non-slip and waterproof surface makes you safer during riding or playing tricks on this complete skateboard. Suitable for kids, adult and beginners. Perfect gift for teen boys.
  • SKATEBOARDS FOR BEGINNERS: Anyone is able to ride this standard skateboard, and perform skateboarding tricks with ease. Great combination of exercise and fun, totally portable, and ideal for beginners or skilled riders.
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SaleBestseller No. 10
Magneto Mini Cruiser Skateboard Cruiser | Short Board | Canadian Maple Deck - Designed for Kids, Teens and Adults … (Heart Beat)
2,915 Reviews
Magneto Mini Cruiser Skateboard Cruiser | Short Board | Canadian Maple Deck - Designed for Kids, Teens and Adults … (Heart Beat)
  • MADE BY SKATERS All of our boards are designed by skaters and inspired by our location in Southern California, the birthplace of longboarding. Many of our design cues come from the local surf culture and natural materials, we let the simple aesthetics shine on their own. We also prioritize our customer service and want you to be completely stoked with your new board. All messages are replied to within 24 hours and we’ll do our very best to ensure satisfaction and maximum cruising on our boards.
  • SUPER PORTABLE Designed to be fun to ride and easy to carry around, this is our go-to board for anyone who skates everywhere. The small size of the board makes it easy to carry and take on the go while still being a great board for cruising and riding everywhere! Length = 27.5" | Width = 7.5" | Wheelbase = 18.5"
  • DOUBLE KICKTAILS Double kick tails add fun and versatility to the mini cruiser skateboard. Mannies, ollies, flip tricks and general tick-tacking are all made possible because of these kick tails. Asymmetric front and back kick tails makes for a cool directional surf style design while maintaining the performance of a great skateboard.
  • HIGH QUALITY DECK Manufactured from 6 full plies of Canadian Maple, the deck is very strong and durable. The board sports a sand grit finish on top to grip your feet and show off the maple deck and the unique graphics.
  • STURDY TRUCKS The trucks are made from quality gravity cast aluminum making them super reliable and sturdy. The top mounted trucks have a 5 inch hanger and kingpin angle of 55 degrees and the wheels and bushings are cast in high quality SHR polyurethane...no plastic parts on this board!

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