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.
Bestseller No. 1
SKITCH Complete Skateboards Gift Set for Beginners Boys Girls and Kids of All Ages with 22 Inch Mini Cruiser Board + All Accessories (Blue Galaxy)
1,188 Reviews
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
  • ✅ PERFECT FOR PROS - Fully adjustable for bigger riders with top quality bearings and a buttery-smooth ride feel is why professionals also choose Skitch as the best 22 inch mini cruiser skate board for teen boys and girls and adult men and women
  • ✅ 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!
Bestseller No. 2
ECOMOBL ET All Terrain Electric Skateboards 30-35MPH Maximum Speed, 2000 W Gear Motor, 15-22 Miles rang
  • 1.he internationally certified high-quality 12S3P lithium-ion battery can ensure that you can travel 15 to 22 miles on a single charge.
  • 2.Real off-road board. It is driven by two powerful 2000 watts 63mm brushless planetary gear motors that effortlessly reach 30-35mph with great acceleration.
  • 3.The double drop down board gives it a low center of gravity for better control and the 15 inches wide trucks gives it even greater stability. Solid aluminum CNC trucks.
  • 4.Screen remote. Precise control is delivered through an ESC flux 7.0 providing 4 speed modes, 4 brake settings, partial and general odometer, speedometer, lights on/off. It has headlight, taillight and body light.
  • 5.It's unique airless wheels 150 x 50 mm is ideal for city, uneven asphalt or dirt roads. These tires have an internal honeycomb structure so that tire punctures are no longer a worry. The honeycomb structure also ensures a tight grip, and greatly reduces vibrations.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Backfire G3 Electric Skateboard with Bamboo Deck, 28.5 Mph Top Speed, 6 Months Warranty
  • Range:24 - 30Km / 15 - 18.5miles [80kg rider on E and S mode average 30Km/h speed on flat road]
  • Speed:46KM/h / 28.5MPH [Acceleration as a belt-driven system]
  • Battery:50.4V 260Wh [Equivalent to 42V 7.2Ah-7.5Ah]
  • Motors:450W X2 Ultra - High Power Ultra - High Torque Hub Motors
  • Deck:Flexible Bamboo with Maple
Bestseller No. 4
[CCS] Blank Skateboard Complete - Maple Wood - Professional Grade - Fully Assembled with Skate Tool and Stickers - 8.00' x 32.00' (Natural Wood, 8.00')
1,623 Reviews
[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.
  • → A BRAND YOU CAN TRUST: Yes, it's from the same CCS that has been supplying skaters worldwide since 1985. We know you and you know us, you've got nothing to worry about.
  • → A CLASSIC: With its classic shape, our board is great for cruising and tricks. The maple wood is high quality and gives you the right mix of flex and stiffness.
  • → QUALITY SKATEBOARD: We're what you're looking for. Don't settle for a lower price (lower quality) board. Our professional grade Canadian 7 ply maple wood board with premium components will have you skating year after year.
  • → GUARANTEED: Toss your worries aside! We stand behind our skateboard and we've got your back in the event you're not happy.
Bestseller No. 5
Teamgee H5 37' Electric Skateboard, 22 MPH Top Speed, 760W Dual Motor, 11 Miles Range, 14.5 Lbs, 10 Layers Maple Longboard with Wireless Remote Control
784 Reviews
Teamgee H5 37" Electric Skateboard, 22 MPH Top Speed, 760W Dual Motor, 11 Miles Range, 14.5 Lbs, 10 Layers Maple Longboard with Wireless Remote Control
  • UI certification E503354, 0. 59 inches thick, The thinnest E-skateboard; 3 inches off the ground provides stability and control.
  • 37 inches longboard, 8. 7 inches wide, weighs 14. 5 pounds and can hold a maximum load of 200 pounds.
  • Powered by high-performance 380W x 2 motors giving it a 9~11 miles range with a top speed of 22 MPH.
  • Made from 10 ply Canadian Maple and 1 ply fiberglass, offers a medium flex for a smooth ride.
  • Includes wireless remote control with LCD screen for changing speeds and directions, and reversing. The new electric skateboard battery needs to be charged and discharged three times to reach the best activity of the battery.
Bestseller No. 6
Teamgee H20T 39' Electric Skateboard with Rubber Wheels, 1200W Dual Motor, 7500mAh Battery, 26PMH Top Speed, 18 Miles Range, 4 Speed Adjustment, Longboards Skateboard Designed for Adults
40 Reviews
Teamgee H20T 39" Electric Skateboard with Rubber Wheels, 1200W Dual Motor, 7500mAh Battery, 26PMH Top Speed, 18 Miles Range, 4 Speed Adjustment, Longboards Skateboard Designed for Adults
  • ▶Teamgee Customer Service: Teamgee H20T has passed the UL safety test and comes with a 180-day warranty. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. In addition, if your skateboard has any damaged parts, please contact the seller for help. Amazon online customers will not provide you with replacement parts, our customer service is online 24 hours.
  • ▶Enhanced Tires: Take a ride on any road or surface through rain or shine. Using 103mm rubber tires that are widened by 24 holes to add shock absorption. The holes create a buffer zone and reduce weight allowing you to cruise in stability on any road. For a limited time only, we will send you a set of PU wheels ($79.99 value) for free with your H20T orders. You can switch easily between the rubber wheels and PU wheels matching your board to the terrain.
  • ▶Adjustable Speed Wireless Remote Control: The 4 speed mode and 4 brake mode can meet different needs of your ride. 4 different brake mode pull down to the end of the throttle, at the meantime, press the speed button to switch brake mode(B1, B2, B3, B4) Can adapt to the needs of different levels of rider no matter you are a novice or a professional rider, you can have fun.4 different speed mode different speed mode (L/M/H/H+).
  • ▶Powerful 1200W Hub Motor: 1200W hub motors can give you access to lightning-fast acceleration and a top speed of 26 Mph/42Kph, and climbed at a 30-degree angle. 12-18 miles Range, High-performance battery charging takes only 4 hours. which delivers a thrill and joy on any city street and is equally at home or on larger campuses.
  • ▶Special Design: The board design of the H20T is made with stability and comfort in mind. Using a unique and exclusive to Teamgee boards W-shaped foot socket to create a firm surface for stable foot placement. Rider stability is further supported by the warped sides and concave formation design of the wheels that help the shockproof and stable nature of the board on uneven surfaces.
SaleBestseller No. 7
WOOKRAYS Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control, 350W, Max 20KM/H 7 Layers Maple E-Skateboard, 3 Speed Adjustment for Adult, Teens, and Kids (Black)
470 Reviews
WOOKRAYS Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control, 350W, Max 20KM/H 7 Layers Maple E-Skateboard, 3 Speed Adjustment for Adult, Teens, and Kids (Black)
  • 7-PLY MAPLE DECK - The skateboard is made of 7 layers rock hard maple deck that has better flex, more stable and durable. It can withstand all kinds of stamping collisions without deformation. Max Load is 80KG
  • ERGONOMIC WIRELESS REMOTE - The skateboard comes with a 2.4Ghz wireless remote control that controls forward, backward, accelerate and brake. Its control distance can reach 14m. With led indicators, keep you informed the skateboard battery level
  • 3 SPEED LEVELS - The skateboard with 350W motor has 3 speed modes for beginners or advanced skaters: Low(6.2mph), Medium(9.3mph) and High(12.4mph). It’s equipped with a 29.4V 2000mah Lithium Battery with a maximum range to 5 miles, it can be fully charged within 2 hours
  • EASY TO USE - The skateboard features durable dia.7cm PU wheels, and with kick tail and concave for added control, so you can glide smoothly on the street no matter what your skill level
  • ATTENTION & CUSTOMER SUPPORT - The lithium battery is easy enters the self-protection state and it is recommended the lithium battery should be charged and discharged at least once a month. We provide after-sale support. Any problems or questions, contact us at any time. We’ll do everything we can to solve it!
Bestseller No. 8
Electric Skateboard, Electric Skateboard with Remote Control for Beginners, 350W Brushless Motor, Max 12.4 MPH, Cruiser E-Ska with DIY Stickers, 3 Speed Adjustment for Kids, Teens, Students and Adults
48 Reviews
Electric Skateboard, Electric Skateboard with Remote Control for Beginners, 350W Brushless Motor, Max 12.4 MPH, Cruiser E-Ska with DIY Stickers, 3 Speed Adjustment for Kids, Teens, Students and Adults
  • 🛹【UL CERTIFICATION & DIY STICKERS】UL certification 2272:2016, 6-Months Warranty,No worry to buy!▶ H2S-2 e-skateboard is an excellent gift for children,teenagers or adults on Christmas or birthday. ▶ WINDSEEKER provides brand-specific custom stickers, including various element patterns, which can be pasted in the circle on the top of the remote control, add more joy to your life.
  • 🛹【3 SPEED LEVELS ADJUSTMENT】The e-skateboard with 350W motor has 3 speed modes for beginners or advanced skaters: Low(6.2mph), Medium(9.3mph) and High(12.4mph). ▶ It’s equipped with a 29.4V 2000mah Lithium Battery with a maximum range to 5 miles, it can be fully charged within 2 hours
  • 🛹【AUTO BOOT WHEN GLIDING】H2S-2 electric skateboard use the latest core technology-automatically boot when gliding.▶ No need to bend down to boot, save time and effort, and anytime on the way to go.
  • 🛹【7-PLY MAPLE DECK】The e-skateboard is made of 7 layers rock hard maple deck that has better flex, more stable and durable.▶ It can withstand all kinds of stamping collisions without deformation. ▶ Max Load is 155LBS.
  • 🛹【ERGONOMIC WIRELESS REMOTE】The skateboard comes with a 2.4Ghz wireless remote control that controls forward, backward, accelerate and brake.▶ Its control distance can reach 14m. With led indicators, keep you informed the skateboard battery level
Bestseller No. 9
Puaida Electric Skateboard Longboard with remote18 Miles Range 20 MPH Top Speed 400W Swappable Brushless Motor Regenerative Braking Tail Light Intelligent Remote with Display(P6S)…
36 Reviews
Puaida Electric Skateboard Longboard with remote18 Miles Range 20 MPH Top Speed 400W Swappable Brushless Motor Regenerative Braking Tail Light Intelligent Remote with Display(P6S)…
  • 🛹High Performance:With 5000 mAh battery, Puaida Electric Longboard keeps cruising up to 18 miles in medium mode. With 400W motor, its running speed goes up to 19 mph and it's strong enough to climb a 20% steep hill.
  • 🛹Swappable motor Regenerative Braking:EBS electronic brake, super smooth no matter you are on low speed mode or high speed mode. When you brake, energy flows from the wheels to the batteries via the motor, which works as an electric generator., maximum peak current goes up to 10A
  • 🛹Durable and Stable Safety Design:This longboard is made with 8 layers of northeast maple which make it sturdier to support a weight up to 280 lbs. The wheels (90 mm) and the deck (38*9.4*5.5 in) are wider for a smooth and stable skateboarding.
  • 🛹Intelligent Remote with Display:Forward , brake ,reverse , Tail LED lightbutton.easy to operate,it has 4 speed mode(low,mediem,high,sport) and 4 brake mode,you can easily check the current speed , speed mode, brake mode,battery level of the remote and skateboard etc on the screem.
  • 🛹Shop with Confidence:Our electric skateboard is approved with UL ,EMC, FCC, LVD and ROHS.6-month warranty guaranteed. Repair service available in LA.
Bestseller No. 10
Jking Electric Skateboard Electric Longboard with Remote Control Electric Skateboard,700W Hub-Motor ,16.7 MPH Top Speed,8.2 Miles Range,3 Speeds Adjustment
49 Reviews
Jking Electric Skateboard Electric Longboard with Remote Control Electric Skateboard,700W Hub-Motor ,16.7 MPH Top Speed,8.2 Miles Range,3 Speeds Adjustment
  • POWERFUL - UL 2272 certified 29.4v 4000mAh lithium battery allows our electric skateboard running at a max speed of 16.7mph. JKing electric longboard skateboard has a range of 8.2 miles once it is fully charged in 4h. Perfect for skaters aged 12+
  • SOLID SECURE& PORTABLE - JKing remote control electric skateboard Weigh only 12.3lbs, 31.7Inch Deck Length is built from premium made of two layers of bamboo and six layers of maple , which offers a flex for a smooth ride, and load up to 210lbs, High- density Emery Non-slip and Waterproof Surface Makes you safer while riding on the skateboard,A great choice for commute or street wandering.
  • 350W Dual BRUSHLESS HUB-MOTOR - Compared with the belt drive motor, the brushless hub-motor is more reliable and less problems. Even without motor,your electric skateboard can also be used like a regular board, making it easier to use no matter where,JKing Wireless Remote E-Skateboard This motor supports max 12° climbing angle.
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL REMOTE - Portable electric skateboard with remote, take you to enjoy the scenery anytime, anywhere. Switch freely, accelerate, brake, forward and backward, 3 speed modes .designing for happy time and cool cruising.
  • PERFECT AND COOL GIFT - our electric skateboard doesn't need to be assembled, so it's easy for you to use and ride anywhere. It's a great gift choice for boys, girls, teenagers, youth and adults ,to add more joy to your life!

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