THE DETAILED GUIDE TO PICK A SKATEBOARD FOR BEGINNERS
The very first challenge that every skater has to deal with if they want to take up skateboarding is to choose the right skateboard. Even for the most experienced skaters, getting the perfect board that meets all the requirements of a beginner is still a tricky task.
To help newbies have a closer look at the right method to choose a good beginner skateboard, I would like to introduce the following steps. You can find all this information below at the post that SkateAdvisors talks about the steps to choosing a skateboard. Hopefully, this basic guide can help you to save time and effort.
The utmost condition of a good skateboard must be the right size and your skating purposes should be considered as well. Typically, skateboards are classified into three groups: shortboards, penny skateboards, and longboards. The size of the deck can range from 20 inches to more than 40 inches depending on which type of skateboard you are interested in.
The right way to choose a skateboard size is to consider your body size and your shoe size. These parameters will give you the best reference to choose a suitable skateboard. For some special skating styles, you should also consider the tricks that you would like to perform.
The deck of a skateboard is one of the most important parts and its size ranges from 6.5 inches to more than 7.5 inches. Micro decks, mini decks, MID decks, and full-size decks are the four main classes of skateboard decks.
Skaters without any experience in skateboarding often think that the skateboard deck is flat. However, all skateboard decks have a little concavity. This pattern will allow riders to perform different tricks and it also affects the quality of your ride. To know about concave decks better, you can see the explanation from SkateAdvisors on ko-fi.
For an extreme sport like skateboarding, you must find something which is durable to withstand some fallings or hard impacts. To satisfy this factor, I think we should look for the right material. Skateboards can either be made from natural materials such as bamboo and maple or plastic or fiberglass, etc.
Each of these materials has its own advantages and disadvantages based on the use of each skater. Therefore, you should ask for a detailed consultation from a pro rider before making up your mind.
Finally, you have to choose between building a customized skateboard or getting a complete product. While building your own skateboard lets you have a better-quality skateboard, this method usually costs more than the others.
On the other hand, several articles shared by SkateAdvisors on deviantart have shown that beginners often make terrible mistakes in building the first skateboard. The parts that they purchase are usually not compatible with the others; therefore, it is impossible for them to assemble the board.
Hence, I only recommend beginners stick to a complete skateboard. After some months of skating, you can get to know how to build one based on your knowledge and the help from other skaters.