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.

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
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)
457 Reviews
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, and we provide excellent after-sale service. Please contact us if you have any question,we will reply you immediately
SaleBestseller No. 2
Easy_way Complete Skateboards- Standard Skateboards with Colorful Flashing Wheels for Beginners Starter Kids Boys Girls Teenager- 31''x 8''Canadian Maple Cruiser Pro Skate Board, Longboard Skateboards
  • [EASY TO RIDE] 31 ” Complete Skateboard, with PU flashing wheels (will light up when you use ) make you safe when you ride in dark place and 8”wide non-slip dull polish wooden deck can not only provide more stability and safety for users but also hold both foot on it . Hold weight up to 224lbs, which can suitable for all kinds of people.
  • [STICK MATERIAL] 7-Ply 31" L x 8" W x 4" H Maple Wood make the wood deck very durable and can bear 220lbs weight , Super soft PU Wheels cut off damping when you riding , Alloy Truck provide more steady structure for skateboard, ABEC-7 Bearings make the wheels turn around more smoothly , Pattern: Heat Transfer(which was printed onto the board,not a sticker.) make the pattern durable a long time.
  • [PU FLASHING WHEELS] It is very bright during the night make users more safe when riding in the dark with High rebound PU 4 LED light up wheels with ABEC-7 bearings provide more smooth and speed glide.
  • [ EASY TO STOP ] When you want stop , just put one of your foot on the ground to stop it. Or you can lean your body to reverse direction to slow down the speed then stop your skateboard.
  • [PRESENT ] 1 pc Carry bag , Tool *1 pc , Backup Bearing* 2 pcs ,DIY*1 and Stickers *1 (decorate your skateboards )
Bestseller No. 3
MINORITY 32inch Maple Skateboard (Snake)
601 Reviews
MINORITY 32inch Maple Skateboard (Snake)
  • SOLID : 7-ply hardrock maple cold pressed into 32x8-Inch deck, Max support weight 220 lbs. Mediate concave makes it ideal for any tricks.
  • STRENGTH : 5-Inch trucks are casted by genuine alluminium alloy, equipped with carbon steel kingpin and 78A high rebound PU bushing.
  • SPEED : ABEC-9 precision bearings are forged by chrome steel, work with 52mm 102A PU wheels. Fast speed is half success for tricks.
  • SMOOTH : Rest your heart when cutting corners. The boards has passed maneuverability test on streets, ramps, and pools.
  • STYLE : Strikingly attractive graphics range from trendy to vintage, make boards ideal choices as gifts.
Bestseller No. 4
Playshion 31 Inch Trick Skateboard Complete for Kids and Adults Beginners Pink Pig
  • 31x8 Inch Seven Ply Canadian Maple Deck
  • 5 Inch Aluminum Metal Trucks Equipped with 92A Polyurethane Bushings
  • 52x32mm 95A Polyurethane Wheels Combined with ABEC-9 Bearings
  • A beginner skateboard to start learning skateboarding
  • Suitable for Age Kids 8 years old above, Boys, Girls, Teenager and Adults
Bestseller No. 5
ANDRIMAX Skateboards-Complete Skateboards for Beginners Kids Boys Girls Adults Youth-Standard Skateboards 31’’x8’’ with 7 Lays Maple Deck Pro Skateboards, Longboard Skate Boards
  • 【Durable Deck 】 ANDRIMAX Complete Skateboards use 7 Lays 31’L x 8’W x 4’H Canadian Maple Provide More Stability and Safety for Users also Hold both Foot on it , Skateboards Max Load 220lbs Fit for Adults and Kids Beginners and Professional Skaters . Standard Skateboards with Double Warped Design Make Skateboards Support More Advanced Skate Tricks Such as Sharp Turns, Pivots, Slides and Street Skating . No-Slip and WaterProof Emery Sand Paper above the Skateboards Deck Make Riders More Safety
  • 【High Quality Smoothly Pu Wheels】ANDRIMAX Skateboards use 95A 53mm High Rebound Pu Wheels with Strong Grip,Easy Fit on All Kinds of Roads. Our Skateboards Wheels with High Speed Silence ABEC-11 Bearing Provide Smoothly and Speed Glide --More Safe when you Skating .
  • 【Aluminum Alloy Truck】 ANDRIMAX Skateboards use Thicken Aluminum Alloy Truck , Strengthen the Balance and Stability of the Skateboards. Skateboards Trucks Contains High Rebound Pu Damping System which Can Take more Safety and Comfortable Experience to Riders.
  • 【Good Present for Kids and Adults】ANDRIMAX Skateboards Fit for Both Kids and Adults, It’s a Good Choose as a Gift to your Kids Who is Above 4 years Old. Release Their Childhood . Go out and have a fun Exercise with our Cool Skateboards.
  • 【No Need Assemble】ANDRIMAX Skatebaords Come with Completed Assembled. We Provide Excellent After-Sale Service. Any Questions Just Feel Free to Contact with Us , We Must Give you a Pleasure Answer.
Bestseller No. 6
SAMHUO Skateboards 31''X 8" Pro Complete Skateboard 7 Layer Canadian Maple Skateboard Deck for Extreme Sports and Outdoors (Red&White)
  • Tricks: Double kick concave design, strong playability. Idea for beginner skater to do some basic STUNTS such 360's, OL action and a few other basic tricks. Suitable for any stage skateboard enthusiasts.
  • Durable & Safe: 100% 7 layer panel select Canada maple, high density waterproof non-slip diamond emery paper, makes you more safe during skateboarding.
  • High Bearing Capacity & Assembled: up to 300 kg, safe usage for teenage and adults, solid PU skateboard street wheels.
  • SPEED: ABEC-7" bearings are forged by chrome steel, work with 53mm 102A PU wheels. Faster speed is half success for tricks.
  • Customer Service: We guarantee authentic material. If you feel in any way unsatisfied with your items or any issue occured within 30 days. Please feel full free to contact our customer service, we will do our best to meet your satisfaction, even include to offer a full refund service! Therefore, You may place your orders now with no worries at all.
Bestseller No. 7
Pro Skateboards 31' X 8' Standard Skateboards Cruiser Complete Canadian Maple 8 Layers Double Kick Concave Skate Boards
227 Reviews
Pro Skateboards 31" X 8" Standard Skateboards Cruiser Complete Canadian Maple 8 Layers Double Kick Concave Skate Boards
  • HIGHT QUALITY --- High quality solid PU wheel with impact resistance ABS material base; ABEC-9 High-speed precision bearing; High performance 5 inch Seagull solid aluminum Trucks; 8 layer panel with Canadian maple; High density waterproof anti-skidding diamond emery paper for the skateboarding
  • ENOUGH LOAD BEARING --- Up to 220 Lbs ,moreover, the solid PU wheel is perfect for long distance skateboarding
  • NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED --- Just play and enjoying with the skateboards
  • IDEAL FOR ANY SKILL LEVEL --- Beginner advanced expert intermediate skater to do some basic stunts such 360's, OL action and a few other basic tricks with this skateboards
Bestseller No. 8
BELEEV Skateboard 22 inch Complete Mini Cruiser Retro Skateboard for Kids Teens Adults, LED Light up Wheels with All-in-One Skate T-Tool for Beginners (Blue)
83 Reviews
BELEEV Skateboard 22 inch Complete Mini Cruiser Retro Skateboard for Kids Teens Adults, LED Light up Wheels with All-in-One Skate T-Tool for Beginners (Blue)
  • 🛹EASY TO GO: Our mini skateboard complete comes fully assembled and ready to enjoy your joyride with this fully assembled cruiser! Simple and straightforward in design, 22" length x 6'' wide, make this board a blast to ride with plenty of room for your feet on top of the deck. Weighs 3.8 pounds, easy to tote around, easily fits into a carry-on or backpack.
  • 🛹CREATE FUN: The skateboard is equipped with light up wheels for some seriously cool cruising, the lights on the wheel when it rolls is bright and colorful, add an extra element of fun. You don’t have to worry about charging it or replacing batteries either, which always light up as you ride.
  • 🛹EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE: The board is made of polypropylene, sturdy and durable, support riders up to 220lbs. The cruiser skateboard comes with 3.25" thick aluminum trucks for maximum speed and control. Kicktail for added control when riding, perfect for various maneuvers. Non-slip board for added safety.
  • 🛹SMOOTH & SPEEDY RIDE: The cruiser board features soft PU wheels, High Speed ABEC-7 Bearings and Superior Shock Absorption, perfect for soaking up all those street bumps and sidewalk cracks all while giving you the smooth ride. Comes with All-in-One Skate T-Tool, has everything you need to tighten up or repair your skateboard.
  • 🛹FITS FOR EVERYONE: The beginner skateboard is designed for kids, teens or adults who want to have fun or get around town with a smooth and comfortable ride. Perfect for cruising to the store or on a tree lined, winding road and people of a wide range of ages.
Bestseller No. 9
31" Complete Skateboard, 9 Layer Maple Wood Skateboard Deck with Double Kick Concave Design for Kids Adults Beginners (Skull Head)
  • 【HIGH QUALITY & DURABLE】The deck is a high density 9 layer hardwood maple wood classical construction, it is high density and much more stable than plastic boards. Super smooth 55mm 85A PU wheels with ABEC-7 precision bearings and PU bushings.
  • 【STUNT STAKEBOARD】No assembly required, Ideal for BEGINNER doing some basic stunts such 360's, OL action and a few other basic tricks
  • 【SMOOTH & PORTABLE】The pro skateboard specializes in quick, tight turns, and fits in a backpack and you can even carry it on the air plane. Great for beginners or advanced rider skating street, skate parks, ramps,pools, and other smooth surfaces or even rough ground
  • 【HGRIP TAPE】High quality black griptape on the board which provides a stable and more powerfulgrip during skating on the wood skateboard
  • 【FULL SIZE】Durable 30.6" long x 7.6" wide bendable non-slip maple wood deck. Max supporting weight 220 lbs(100kg), suitable for kids, teens and adult
SaleBestseller No. 10
Arcade Pro Skateboard 31' Standard Complete Skateboards Professional Complete Board w/Concave - Skate Boards Great for Beginners, Adults, Teens, Youth & Kids (7.75' Duck Float)
141 Reviews
Arcade Pro Skateboard 31" Standard Complete Skateboards Professional Complete Board w/Concave - Skate Boards Great for Beginners, Adults, Teens, Youth & Kids (7.75" Duck Float)
  • 🛹 START SKATING, LIKE A PRO! For a beginner skateboard that feels like anything BUT, we designed the Arcade Skateboard! This pre-assembled board is flexi enough for learning tricks and flips, while precision trucks, bearings, axles and wheels give you the freedom to practice turning and carving without getting stuck!
  • 🛹 WHO’S IT FOR? Arcade Pro Skateboards are for ALL beginners! They’re skateboards for kids and also skateboards for adults who know that ANY time is the BEST time to learn! Your Arcade Pro Skateboard can hold 220lbs, built for any height and with a 7.75 x 31.25 inch deck, takes up to size 12 shoes.
  • 🛹 A COMPLETE SKATEBOARD: Perfect concave and double kick tails are built into a Flexi 7-Ply Maple Wood Deck so you can trick out on day one! This 5lb board has smooth ABEC-7 Bearings with 54mm Injected PU Wheels / 95a for a good grip but also a little extra speed when its time. T6 Aluminum Trucks and Carbon Steel Axles support even the roughest beginners. The custom grip tape is already applied to your board.
  • 🛹 SICK COLORWAYS AND STICKER PACK! Beginner skateboards for girls and boys usually have boring graphics, but even newbs deserve a board that’s lit! Arcade Pro Skate Boards come in 5x designs for all ages! Choose now, your favorite from Origin, Lava, Mushroom Dude, Ying Yang Cats or Ducky Tube! The top grip tape is stuck HARD unlike other cheap skateboards. Also comes with FREE Stickers!
  • 🛹 ARCADE PRO SERVICE: With over a decade in designer scooters, we’re proud to bring you the latest in beginner boards that feels JUST like a $300 one! Comes with a 2 Year Warranty plus 30-Day Money Back Guarantee and Customer Service Department for any questions. Order Now Risk Free. And if you’re looking for Cruiser Skateboards, head over now to our new listing because they JUST dropped!

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