What is the best size skateboard for a beginner?
To start with, we recommend a deck width of 7.75 or 8.0. Most full-sized complete skateboards will come in either 7.75 or 8.0 widths, this is the right size to start with, as your experience grows youll know if you need a wider board later on.
What skateboards should beginners use?
For beginners, we recommend you pick a skateboard based on your age and height. If youre under 10 years old or under 5ft tall then we recommend a Junior sized skateboard, if youre over 10 years old or over 5ft then youll be suited to a full-sized skateboard.
Is it easier to learn on a long or short skateboard?
You absolutely CAN learn to skate using a shortboard or standard skateboard – some people prefer that! But from an ease-of-use and safety standpoint, longboarding cant be beaten. Longboarding is so much easier to learn because all of the skills used to skateboard (pumping, turning, balance, strength, etc.)
What size skateboard should a woman get?
If you wear shoes 9.5 or larger, we recommend getting a deck between 8.0 and 8.5 inches. In general, skaters who like flip tricks, manuals, ledges, flat bars and technical tricks usually prefer boards on the narrower side of the spectrum (7.75 – 8.25 inches).