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
MEEPO Electric Skateboard,Longboard,29MPH Top Speed,620 Watt Motor,Max Load of 300 Pounds with Wireless Remote Control for Adult, V4 Standard
  • [Powerful Motor] With a peak speed of 29 mph and a range of 11 miles, the Meepo V4 Electric Skateboard has strong hub motors that can adjust to diverse settings (climbing hills, riding on grass, or riding in the city)
  • [Great Built Quality] The deck is built with a concave that assists you in turning and provides a stable ride at high speeds. The board is made up of eight layers of Canadian Maple and one layer of fiberglass, making it more flexible and durable
  • [Fast Charging] It supports 8A fast charging and takes just 28 minutes to charge from 0% to 100% (Powerful—Most Important Features) With an 8A charger, your board might be completely charged in 30 minutes. Low-battery Anxiety is no longer an issue
  • [Performance] Riders will benefit from the new ESC's delicate control system, which allows for smooth braking. The waterproofing capability is up to IPX6. There are four modes to choose from to suit to diverse everyday needs (including a novice-friendly option called "LO")
  • [Strict Quality Check] Before being delivered to you, we produce high-quality boards that go through a thorough testing process. We provide a 6-month warranty on this board, which begins on the day you get it
Bestseller No. 2
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)
13,331 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 220 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!
SaleBestseller No. 3
SANTA CRUZ Screaming Hand Full Skateboard Complete 8.0
190 Reviews
SANTA CRUZ Screaming Hand Full Skateboard Complete 8.0
  • Wheel Base: 13.75"
  • Size: 8.0" x 31.25"
  • Traditional 7-ply Maple construction
  • The best skateboard brand in the world. Apparel and Skateboards for over 40 years. Innovative skateboards and artwork from the beginning 'til the end.
  • - Medium Concave - Slime Balls 95a Wheels - Steel Abec 5 Bearings - Best for age 10-14 - 90a Bushings
SaleBestseller No. 4
GIEEU Skateboards with Colorful Flashing Wheels for Beginners,Kids,Teens,Adults,31 x 8 Inch Complete Standard Skate Boards 9 Layer Canadian Maple Deck Concave Skateboard
  • PRESENT✔   Tool T-handle*1 pc , Backup Bearing* 2 pcs 

  • STURDY AND SAFE✔   The skateboard is composed of 9-Ply Canadian Maple Wood, strong and durable to withstand riders up to 220lbs. It's equipped with Heavy-Duty Aluminum Alloy Trucks, making them reliable and sturdy, safe for beginners and expert riders. 31" length x 8'' wide, can make enough space for your feet at the top of the deck, you can easily ride, control and carry it around.

  • SMOOTH✔  Anti-shock 6045 blue High Rebound PU wheels with ABEC-11 precision bearings, great fit for all kinds of tricks and cruising in different street surface, skate parks, ramps, pools and no matter the play ground,it works perfectly on all surfaces.

  • PU FLASHING WHEELS✔  The skateboard is with PU flashing wheels (will light up when you use ) make you safe when you ride in dark place and 8”wide non-slip emery deck can not only provide more stability and safety for users but also hold both foot on it, it is safe for all levels of riders.

  • 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.

Bestseller No. 5
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
Bestseller No. 6
Magneto Kids Skateboard | 27.5 x 7.75 | Maple Deck Components - Designed for Kids and Teens | Skateboard for Boys | Skateboard for Girls | Skateboards for Kid Beginnerss (Video Game)
2,684 Reviews
Magneto Kids Skateboard | 27.5 x 7.75 | Maple Deck Components - Designed for Kids and Teens | Skateboard for Boys | Skateboard for Girls | Skateboards for Kid Beginnerss (Video Game)
  • 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.
  • PERFECT FIRST BOARD We found that the traditional size and shape, around 31 inches long and 8 inches wide, was too long and heavy for kids. We ended up with a 27.5-inch long deck that is 7.75 inches wide. Kids' feet fit perfectly on this deck without the added length and weight. The kids we worked with learned to skate a lot faster with boards that were designed for them instead of the bigger heavier boards that are typically found on the market.
  • SHORTER BOARD At 27.5 inches, the deck is a little shorter than a traditional skateboard making it the perfect size to learn on. As we were designing this board we learned that a smaller size is pretty fun for adults too! Advanced skaters looking to skate mini ramps or in small skate parks will have a blast with this board.
  • DURABLE STYLISH DECK Deck is made with 7 plies of hard maple with double kicktails on the front and back of the board and a shallow concave for added comfort while skating.. The deck is covered with high quality grip tape on top of the board for extra traction under the skater's feet and features 3 awesome graphic choices on the bottom.
  • POLYURETHANE WHEELS Super Soft, high traction 52mm 95A SHR - High Rebound Urethane wheels that make the ride smooth and extra stable.
SaleBestseller No. 7
SKITCH Complete Skateboards Gift Set for Beginners Boys Girls and Kids of All Ages with 22 Inch Mini Cruiser Board + All Accessories (Blue Galaxy)
1,549 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. 8
Magneto 44 inch Kicktail Cruiser Longboard Skateboard | Bamboo and Hard Maple Deck | Made for Adults, Teens, and Kids … (Blue)
  • 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.
  • VERSATILE BOARD 44-inch Longboard Skateboard designed for cruising and skating around town. Kicktails make this board super functional for all sorts of riding styles.
  • WHEELS FOR CRUISING A 78A soft high quality urethane is used for the 70mm wheels. The wheels are nice and soft for extra grip while turning and a super smooth ride over rougher roads. With a cool translucent look, the wheels are sized perfectly for the cruising this board excels at.
  • QUALITY MATERIALS The deck is made with bamboo veneer on top and bottom with a maple core to add strength and stiffness. This makes the deck super durable and beautiful. The sand grit finish provides grip without the hassle of replacing grip tape and shows off the beautiful bamboo design. The trucks are made from gravity cast aluminum which makes them strong and durable. The bushings are SHR (medium stiffness) which adds to the cruising experience.
  • ENDLESS SKATING OPTIONS This board is the perfect accessory or alternative for many outdoor activities or methods of transportation. Take it to the park, the beach, traveling, camping, the bike path, pump track, you name it. Or maybe you’re tired of your bicycle or roller skates. It’s also great for land SUP paddling or paddleboarding. Be creative, happy skating!
SaleBestseller No. 9
NPET Pro Skateboard Complete 31 Inch 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Deck Skating Skateboard… Black
2,458 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.
  • LOYAL SERVICE: 30 Days Money Back Guarantee, Lifetime Quality Guarantee. If You Have Any Questions, Please Have No Hesitation To Contact Us, Perfect Service Is Always Our Goal.
Bestseller No. 10
Magneto Mini Cruiser Skateboard Cruiser | 27.5' x 7.5' | Short Board | Canadian Maple Deck - Designed for Kids, Teens and Adults … (Heart Beat)
3,106 Reviews
Magneto Mini Cruiser Skateboard Cruiser | 27.5" x 7.5" | 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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