A Parents Skateboarding Guide – Magneto Boards

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A PARENTS
SKATING GUIDE

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.

STYLES & USES

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BOARD STYLES

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.

KIDS SKATEBOARDS

Our kids boards are shorter in size and lighter in weight, creating the perfect learning experience for young skaters.

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KIDS CRUISER BOARDS

Made for the everyday skater. Cruise along the beach, a neighborhood street or commute to and from school.

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CRUISER SKATEBOARDS

Often called Lockerboards, these super small cruisers are portable, great for commuting and perfect for young skaters.

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EQUIPMENT & SAFETY

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:

COMMON QUESTIONS

What age range will this board work for?

Do I have to assemble anything before it's ready to ride?

What is the maximum weight rating for the board?

How much does the board weigh?

Can this board be used for tricks?

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