Where To Start
We get it... you have a kid at home begging for a skateboard but you have no idea where to start. We have been there and we are here for you! This parents guide should make the process much simpler with detailed information to help you purchase the right board, skate safely and most importantly, have fun.
To start, let's think about where you'll be riding in order to decide between a 'skateboard' or a 'cruiser board'. Skateboards are designed primarily for skateparks and doing tricks, while cruiser boards are better suited for casual cruising or commuting around town or by the beach. So, if you’re kiddo is a fearless trickster, think about a skateboard. If riding around town or pushing to school is more their speed, then a cruiser may be more appropriate.
Size And Shape
Another thing to think about on your skateboard shopping journey is the size of the board. Proper board sizing is generally based on age, height, and shoes size. If you have a younger child, we offer kids skateboards that are specifically designed for children. For older and taller kids, we offer larger skateboards, a range of cruisers and longboards. Below are a few options to help you get started.
Our kids boards are shorter in size and lighter in weight, creating the perfect learning experience for young skaters.
Made for the everyday skater. Cruise along the beach, a neighborhood street or commute to and from school.
Often called Lockerboards, these super small cruisers are portable, great for commuting and perfect for young skaters.
Become An Skate Expert
Once you know the style and size of board you’re looking for, it’s good to familiarize yourself with common equipment and safety tips. Learning the board parts will help you know what to look out for when purchasing your board and for any future maintenance needed. Safety gear and instructions also keep your kids safe and their boards in top notch shape. To dive deeper and learn more, check out additional information below:
Q: What age range will this board work for?
We designed this board specifically for ages 5-15 years old. However, we've had a lot of fun riding this board as adults on mini ramps and in small parks.
Q: Do I have to assemble anything before it's ready to ride?
Nope! The board ships complete with trucks, wheels, and bearings. It's ready to ride right out of the box.
Q: What is the maximum weight rating for the board?
Q: How much does the board weigh?
The board weights about 4 lbs.
Q: Can this board be used for tricks?
Absolutely! This is a traditional trick skateboard shape that is perfectly suited for tricks and skate parks.