Skateboard size guide
Choosing the right skateboard size can be a hard task, especially if you're new to skateboarding. We’ve made a guide to make it easier, feel free to check it out!
The width of the skateboard deck is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right skateboard size. Skateboard deck widths typically range from 7.5 inches to 8.5 inches. A narrower deck is suitable for smaller riders or those who prefer a more technical style of skateboarding. A wider deck is ideal for larger riders or those who prefer a more stable board. Choose a deck width that feels comfortable and allows you to perform the tricks you want to do.
If you’re not certain how or where you want to skate, 8-8,25 inches is usually a good starting option. With a deck in that size you get a very versatile option that works for street, park and vert skating.
Deck length is another important factor to consider when choosing the right skateboard size. The length of the deck is usually measured from the tip of the nose to the tail. The average deck length is around 31 inches, but they can range from 28 to 32 inches. A shorter deck is more suitable for street skating, while a longer deck is ideal for cruising or vert skating.
Choosing the right trucks
The size of the truck also plays a role in determining the right skateboard size. Skateboard trucks are usually measured by the width of the hanger. The truck size should match the width of the skateboard deck to ensure proper stability and control. For example, if you have an 8-inch deck, you should choose trucks with an 8-inch hanger.
Skateboard wheels come in a variety of sizes, typically ranging from 50mm to 60mm. Smaller wheels are more suitable for technical skating, while larger wheels are ideal for cruising and vert skating. Harder wheels are faster and more durable, but offer less grip. Softer wheels offer more grip, but are slower and less durable. Choose a wheel size and durometer that matches your riding style and preferences.