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How to Choose the Right Size Skateboard?
Choosing the right size skateboard will help you progress and learn more easily. As you get more experienced, you'll learn what sizing you prefer, until you reach this point, we recommend choosing your deck size base on your shoe size. This will give you a good baseline. Some things to keep in mind, especially if you are choosing between different skateboard deck sizes. A larger or wider deck will be more stable and comfortable for riding, while a smaller or skinnier deck will be more nimble for flip tricks, ledges, and technical skating.
Skateboard Deck Size Chart
|Deck Width||Age||Shoe Size (Men's)||Shoe Size (Women's)||Height|
|7" or Less||8 or Younger||6 or smaller||7.5 or smaller||4'4" or less|
|7"- 7.5"||9 - 12||6 - 8||7.5 - 9.5||4'5" - 5'2"|
|7.5"- 8"||13+||7 - 9||8 - 10||5'3" +|
Skateboard Deck Width & Shape
Skateboard widths (barring longboards, cruisers, or miniature boards) range from 7.7” to 9” or more. The most common deck shape is the symmetrical "popsicle" shape, but directional retro and fun shaped boards that trend wider are increasing in popularity. How do you know what is right for you? There is no right or wrong deck, it's all a matter of personal preference, so trying different sizes and shapes is best. In general, wider boards tend to be more stable while narrower boards are usually more responsive and easier for tricks.Remember everyone, safety first, and second… and probably third. One of the most important parts of your skateboarding set up will be top-notch safety equipment including Helmets, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, and Wrist Guards. Properly utilizing safety equipment and knowing how to fall correctly ensures a pain-free and prolonged skateboarding career.
The wheelbase is the distance between your mounted trucks and varies based on your board's length. A longer board will have a longer wheelbase. Like your “stance” in any other board sport, if you have longer legs, you’ll want a wider wheelbase. The wheelbase determines the turning radius of the board; a shorter wheelbase will have a shorter turning radius and a longer wheelbase a bigger turning radius.
Concavity is the amount of bending and shaping found between the toe and heel sides of the board and can affect the ease of performing tricks in numerous ways. Every manufacturer has differing degrees of concavity, and two decks from the same brand may even have different concavity. More concave boards usually perform better for technical flip tricks, while flatter boards are generally easier to control. Like width, having a more concave or less concave deck is a matter of personal preference. It takes trying a few different boards to know what you like best!