1. The components of the skateboard
2. Complete skateboard vs skateboard to assemble
3. Size of skateboard decks
The components of the skateboard
The essential skateboard components to consider are: deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, screws, nuts, riser/pad and griptape.
Complete skateboard vs skateboard to assemble
When you are about to buy a skateboard the choices are two:
- Buy a complete skateboard (already assembled and ready to use)
- Buy a skateboard to assemble (choosing all the necessary components to your liking and assemble it)
Usually complete skateboards are the best choice for a beginner, they are however suitable for both tricks and skatepark sessions.
A wide assortment of various sizes for all ages, and professional brands such as: Almost, Blind, Blueprint, Cliche, Creature, Cruzade, Darkstar, Enjoi, Enuff, Flip, Jart, KFD, Plan B, Santa Cruz, Sk8mafia, The Heart Supply, Toy Machine, Tricks and Verb.
These complete have quality components:
- Decks in 7 layers Canadian maple
- Aluminium trucks
- Polyurethane wheels
- High precision ball bearings
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The skateboard to assemble is the most customized option in the choice of components. Starting from the choice of the table and then the trucks, wheels, bearings, pad/riser, screws and griptape. If you are looking for a high level and personalized table, this is the choice that suits you best!
Size of skateboard decks
The size of the board is very important in terms of how it should be used and the characteristics of the person who should use it.
The decks from 6.5" to 7.375" are ideal for younger children, aged 4 to 12 years. It will be lighter, easier to control and easier to perform tricks.
The decks from 7.5" to 7.75" are ideal for those with small feet, it will be more comfortable and not cumbersome in movements.
The decks from 8" to 8.25" are among the measures most used by young people and adults, ideal for turning in street and perform tricks and both to ride in skateparks. The tighter it is, the easier it will be to perform technical tricks, the wider it will be, and the more stability you will have in the park.
The decks over 8.375" are the most stable but less maneuverable towards technical tricks, ideal for those who run in the park, half-pipe, bowl and vert, or for those who have a big foot.