How Heavy Are Skateboards

Skateboarding is a great way to get around, have fun and stay in shape. But how heavy are skateboards, and what should you consider when choosing one? In this post, we’ll take a look at the weight of skateboards, and some factors to keep in mind when choosing one. Stay safe and have fun!

Skateboarding: Is It OK for Everyone?

The first skateboard was invented in 1900 and it didn’t take long before it became popular with surfers who had to wait for rolling waves. But this crude box; called the “skate” board – evolved into something more than just relieving boredom: It turned out that people were actually riding them as if it were an actual sport!

Kids love to skateboard and it’s a fun activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Skaters often use the boards as transportation, but they need both skillful riding technique and good balance since these vehicles have limitations that could lead them to break easily or even cause injury if not used properly.

Skateboard Deck

Skateboard Decks

The board is the most important part of any skateboard. Without it, you’re just riding on top of pavement! The deck itself has four wheels set under its surface which provide traction when doing tricks or sliding around town at night time with friends who want some fun activities in their spare minutes outside work/school schedules 🙂

The average skateboard weighs around 2 to 5 pounds and measures 29 inches long by 33 1/2 wide. The wood used in its construction makes it strong enough for heavy use while still being lightweight so that you can carry around your board without feeling too weighed down by this hardware!

Skateboard Truck

Skateboard Trucks

The truck is what attaches underneath and directly to your deck. It weighs around 350 grams (.77 pounds), making it one of the most essential parts for a good skateboard performance!

Trucks are the backbone of any skateboard. They come in different sizes, shapes, and materials such as steel or titanium to name just two options – they’re comprised mostly of smaller parts like axles/bushings that help define their quality level with time.

Skateboard Wheels

Skateboard Wheels

Wheels are the most important part of your skateboard. They typically weigh 200-250 g (.44 to .55 pounds), and come in different sizes depending on where you want them for Street vs Park? Harder Urethane versus softer ones? The Factors affecting these decisions include what kind of surface it will be used on as well as how big an area is covered by each wheel’s circumference!

Skateboard Bearings

Skateboard bearings

Skateboards have a very simple design with just 8 bearings and 12-14 grams (about .03 pounds) in weight for each bearing. The total comes out to about 100g, which is why skateboard wheels can weigh up tp 26 lbs!The bearings can be found on both sides, two per wheel.

Griptape

Applying the grip tape on skateboard

The graphic on the griptape is what makes it stand out. It can be anything from an adhesive-backed side that helps stick to your board, or feel like sandpaper when applied onto wood and allows you grip more tightly while riding without worrying about slipping off due to its rough surface material which usually ranges between 9″ wide by 33″. The weight varies depending upon size but overall should weigh around .29 pounds per square foot (or count). You’ll find different colors available for choosing too.

How Much Weight Can a Skateboard Hold? 

The quality of the board will affect how much weight it can bear. A highly-durable skateboard can hold up to 250 pounds, or 115 kg. The average weight of a skateboarder is between 150-170 pounds or 68-77 kgs.

Skateboarding and weight go hand in hand. The average skateboarder is about 150-170 pounds, with the heavier skateboarders tipping the scales at around 200 pounds. And while there’s no official weight limit for skateboarding, the quality of your board will certainly affect how much weight it can bear.

A highly-durable skateboard can hold up to 250 pounds, or 115 kgs. But if you’re a heavier skateboarder, you might have to look into getting a custom-made board that can better support your weight.

Skateboarding is a fun and rewarding activity, regardless of your weight. So don’t let your weight hold you back from enjoying everything that skateboarding has to offer.

Conclusion:

Skating is a form of art that requires technical skills and creativity. If you love skateboarding, don’t let the weight determine your passion for it–you can find light-weight boards or heavy ones depending on what’s best suited to suit your needs as well! 


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Hi everyone, I am Ashley, live in Sheffield, England. I'm a Boardsports enthusiast and I've been skateboarding streets since my childhood. As to this site, the goal is to help beginner riders find their perfect equipment so they can have an enjoyable experience on whatever type of board best suits them- whether it be downhill riding or long boarding! Everything written here should be taken as opinion only because everyone's preferences are different, but at least now there will always seem less confusion when looking for gear online.

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