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Choose the Right Size Skateboard

How to Choose the Right Size Skateboard

Choosing the right size skateboard is crucial for a comfortable and fun riding experience. The right one depends on your preferences, riding style, and body size. 


Some things to consider when shopping around:


Deck Size

Width: Typically ranges from around 7.5 inches to 8.5 inches or more. Choose a width that corresponds to your shoe size and feels right.

Smaller widths (7.5" to 7.75"): Suitable for street skating and technical tricks.

Medium widths (7.75" to 8.25"): Versatile for street and park skating.

Larger widths (8.25" and above): Better for ramps, pools, and cruising.


Length: Though not as crucial as width, the board length plays a role in stability. Standard lengths range from 28" to 33". Shorter boards are more maneuverable, and longer ones offer more stability.


Wheelbase: is the distance between the trucks, affecting stability and turning ability. A shorter wheelbase provides a more responsive and agile ride. A longer wheelbase offers stability at higher speeds.


Riding Style: street skaters often prefer smaller, more maneuverable boards, while vert or ramp skaters might opt for larger, more stable decks.


Body Size: taller or heavier individuals may find larger decks more comfortable and stable, while smaller riders may prefer narrower and shorter boards.


Truck Size: match your truck width to your deck width. Trucks that are too wide or too narrow may affect stability and turning.


Personal Preference: ultimately, personal preference plays a significant role. Some skaters prefer wider decks for stability, while others prefer narrower decks for more control, flip tricks and ledges.


Test Riding: if possible, try riding different sizes before making a purchase. Visit a local skate shop where you can stand on different decks to get a feel for what suits you best.

It's often a matter of trial and error to eventually find the board that feels most comfortable for you.





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