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.
SaleBestseller No. 1
Skateboards for Beginners Kids Teens Adults with Light Up Wheels,31''x 8'' Complete Standard Fortnite Skateboard for Boys Girls,9 Layer Maple Double Kick Deck Cruiser Skateboard for Sports & Outdoors
1,574 Reviews
Skateboards for Beginners Kids Teens Adults with Light Up Wheels,31''x 8'' Complete Standard Fortnite Skateboard for Boys Girls,9 Layer Maple Double Kick Deck Cruiser Skateboard for Sports & Outdoors
  • 【SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVEL SKATERS】31 x 8 inch full-size double kick concave design with cool pattern provides better control and easy to brake. This skateboard is ideal for Beginner and Pro doing some basic stunts and other tricks. Precision trucks, bearings, axles, and wheels give you the freedom to practice turning and carving without getting stuck!
  • 【DURABLE & STABLE】High density 9 layer maple wood skateboard provides a stable and more powerful grip during skating. Max supporting weight 220 lbs(100KG), suitable for adults and kids. Pattern: Heat Transfer(which is printed onto the board, not a sticker) makes the pattern keep a long time.
  • 【PU LIGHT UP WHEELS】High rebound 54mm PU wheels light up brightly when riding in the dark with ABEC-7 bearings, which provide more smooth and speed glide for uers. This Longboard is suitable for skater skating street, skate parks, ramps, pools and other smooth surfaces or even rough ground.
  • 【MATTE SURFACE】High-density emery non-slip and waterproof surface makes you safer during riding or playing tricks on the skateboard. Give you maximum hold to perform tricks.
  • 【NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED】Comes with a storage bag and repair parts. You can replace the parts yourself and take the skateboard anywhere.This Cruiser Skateboard is an ideal gift for adults, teen boys and girls.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Best Beginner Complete Braille Skateboard Includes Skate Tool, Stickers & Poster (8.0)
112 Reviews
Best Beginner Complete Braille Skateboard Includes Skate Tool, Stickers & Poster (8.0)
  • Skateboard complete wheels 54mm - 99A | Trucks black 5 Inch/127mm | Bearings ABEC 7 (high quality & fast) | Grip tape OS780 Black | Hardware: 0.9" black bolts w/ black nuts | Deck Sizes 31*7.75" & 31.5 * 8"
  • The perfect inexpensive complete skateboard with high-quality components. Great for learning how to skateboard and good enough to do advanced tricks like kickflips and beyond
  • Complete Skateboard comes fully assembled and ready to ride right out of the box
  • 7 Ply 100% High-quality Canadian Hard Rock Maple skateboard with the perfect amount of flex
  • We worked very hard to make an affordable high-quality complete skateboard so you can learn how to skate
Bestseller No. 3
WhiteFang Skateboards 31 Inch Complete Skateboard Double Kick Skate Board 7 Layer Canadian Maple Deck Skateboard for Kids and Beginners (Check)
  • 🛹 Durable & Sturdy: 31.75" long×7.88" wide full size double kick concave design with 7 layers hard Canadian maple deck, withstand the impact of skateboarding and learning new tricks. The max load is up to 330 lbs, durable and sturdy.
  • 🛹 Take You a Better Experience: High speed 95A PU wheels work with ABEC9 bearings and 95A High rebound PU bushing. Give you better balance control and shock absorption effect, bring you a better skateboard experience.
  • 🛹 We Don't Skimp on Materials: Our skateboard made of waterproof and fastness heat transfer printing pattern design, it can keep luster long time. High density non-slip emery griptape makes you safer during skateboarding.
  • 🛹 No Assembly Required: You'll receive a complete skateboard comes with 5" tough magnalium alloy truck which helps save your time and hassle of assembling. Ready to play out of the box!
  • 🛹 Suitable for All Level Skaters: Our skateboard is suitable for any level skaters to enjoy outdoor entertainment time, no matter whether you're a beginner or experienced skater. Buy Now - Your Kids Are Waiting!
Bestseller No. 4
Magneto SUV Skateboards | Fully Assembled Complete 31' x 8.5' Standard Size | 7 Layer Canadian Maple Deck | Designed for All Types of Riding Kids Adults Teens Boys Girls | Free Skate Tool
99 Reviews
Magneto SUV Skateboards | Fully Assembled Complete 31" x 8.5" Standard Size | 7 Layer Canadian Maple Deck | Designed for All Types of Riding Kids Adults Teens Boys Girls | Free Skate Tool
  • MADE BY SKATERS All of our boards are inspired by our location in Southern California, the birthplace of longboarding. We skate in all types of places, so we carefully created the SUV collection with high quality materials to give you the best possible skating experience. We also prioritize our customer service. We want you to be completely stoked with your new board, so we reply to all messages within 24 hours and will do our very best to ensure satisfaction and maximum cruising on our boards.
  • SKATE UTILITY VEHICLE The SUV boards are designed to be versatile, making them perfect for a little bit of everything. Park, transition, street, pump track, bowls, and even a hint of downhill. You can even use it as a cruiser to skate your favorite spots.
  • LARGE SOFT WHEELS The large 60x40mm 78A soft wheels provide a responsive ride and the ability to cruise over rough terrain with relative ease. These are much larger than traditional skateboard wheels making this board ready to ride anywhere.
  • HIGH QUALITY DECK AND TRUCKS The deck is made with 7 plies of Canadian maple for suburb durability and extra pop! The deck is 8.5” wide which makes it a nice stable ride. The weight limit for this board is 275 lb. The 140mm skate trucks are made from high quality gravity cast aluminum. This makes the trucks strong and super durable for anything you can throw at them.
  • SUPER PORTABLE The size and versatility of this skateboard makes it easy to bring with you anywhere you are going. Can fit easily into the back of a car or a large locker for skating on the go.
Bestseller No. 5
[CCS] Blank Skateboard Complete - Maple Wood - Professional Grade - Fully Assembled with Skate Tool and Stickers - 8.00' x 32.00' (Natural Wood, 8.00')
1,498 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.
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SaleBestseller No. 6
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. 7
Skateboards for Beginners, Complete Skateboard 31 x 8, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Standard and Tricks Skateboards for Kids and Beginner (red)
111 Reviews
Skateboards for Beginners, Complete Skateboard 31 x 8, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Standard and Tricks Skateboards for Kids and Beginner (red)
  • Hight Quality: High speed 95A PU wheels work with ABEC9 bearings and 95A High rebound PU bushing. Give you better balance control and shock absorption effect, bring you a better skateboard experience.
  • Durable and Sturdy: 31" Long×8" Wide full size double kick concave design with 7 layers hard Canadian maple deck, withstand the impact of skateboarding and learning new tricks. The max load is up to 300lbs, durable and sturdy
  • Materials: Our skateboard made of waterproof and fastness heat transfer printing pattern design, it can keep luster long time. High density non-slip emery griptape makes you safer during skateboarding
  • No Assembly Required: You'll receive a complete skateboard comes with 5" tough magnalium alloy truck which helps save your time and hassle of assembling.This skateboard is an ideal qift for teen boys and girls.
  • EX skateboard: The skateboard is your best gift;
Bestseller No. 8
31' Standard Skateboards for Beginners, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Standard and Tricks Skateboards for Kids and Beginners(Skull Heads)
801 Reviews
31" Standard Skateboards for Beginners, 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Standard and Tricks Skateboards for Kids and Beginners(Skull Heads)
  • Exquisite Skateboard--The 31" length x 8'' wide complete skateboard with creative pattern leaves plenty of room for your feet on top of the deck,and you will definitely stand out among your. friends.Fit for Adults and Kids Beginners and Professional Skaters
  • Sturdy and Stable--7 layers Canadian maple wood deck is strong and durable to withstand riders up to 220lbs,offers perfect balance between toughness and weight.Equipped with genuine alluminium 5 Inch alloy trucks add more comfort to your skateboarding experience.Suitable for all-level riders with different riding styles, cruising, commuting, tricks and freestyling.
  • Smooth and Speedy Ride--The seething skateboard features super smooth 54mm 85A PU wheels covered with 95A high-rebound PU busing,work with ABEC-7 precision bearings and superior shock absorption.Built for an unsurpassed smooth ride in the neighborhood,skate parks,ramps,pools and other smooth surfaces or even rough ground.
  • Easy to Control--Double kick symmetric concave design provides easier brake,better control and more flexible steering,ideal for skaters to do tricks such as nose pickup, ollie , heel flip,kick flip and more.High density waterproof anti-skidding diamond emery paper brings more friction between your shoes and the board for keeping you riding steadily and safely.
  • No Assembly Required--A big convenience is that the seething skateboard is completely pre-installed.Just take it out of box and use it directly,save you the time and hassle of assembling,an ideal gift for festivals,birthdays, and graduations.
Bestseller No. 9
Magneto Kids Skateboard | Maple Deck with Components - Designed for Kids and Teens (Video Game)
2,084 Reviews
Magneto Kids Skateboard | Maple Deck with Components - Designed for Kids and Teens (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.
Bestseller No. 10
NPET Pro Skateboard Complete 31 Inch 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Deck Skating Skateboard
1,992 Reviews
NPET Pro Skateboard Complete 31 Inch 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Concave Deck Skating Skateboard
  • 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.

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