How to choose skateboard for your child: visual guide

When buying a skateboard for your child, make sure that they are not just getting any old toy board. They need one with high-quality wheels and bearings which ensure safety as well as long term use of the product you bought them in mind. 

You’ll find kid’s boards ranging from around $70-$200 depending upon size (7″ – 8″), width at 27″-31″, length 28″ – 31″).

It’s important that you know what parts of your skateboard match up with each other and make sure there isn’t any interference while steering

Make sure the trucks are compatible with the deck’s width as well, otherwise they will not turn smoothly when trying to push off from a curb or jump onto an obstacle in front of another person. 

If possible buy something which allows for replacement if needed because these things can break easily over time.

Kid-sized skateboard: Not needed always

A kid-sized skateboard is a good option for kids who can’t reach the bolts on an adult board. The wide deck of these boards makes it easier to push, and they’re more stable when you hit them with your side from behind (as opposed to front mounted trucks). 

They also allow room inside that pushes back against their feet so there’s less risk of injury by scraping or catching something metal underneath but this does come at some cost: small wheels make turning difficult without risking injury due in large part because heavier riders may find themselves sinking deeper into surfaces too often which isn’t ideal either.

Kid & Adult size?

There’s no difference between adult and kid skateboards. Marketing decides which size is best for you, but in most cases it will be a full-size deck of at least 27 inches long – perfect if your kids are 4 years old or older with the ability to ride longer distances on their own two feet before needing help from someone else! Kids’ boards can still have dimensions as small as 6″ wide while adults may prefer 7 1/2″.

Grading

All skateboard brands have their own classification system for beginners, intermediates and professionals. 

Some manufacturers categorize them by the skill level that should use it most often like a Rookie series vs Pro Series but the differences are between boards with softer wheels in more street oriented modes of skating and so on.

The best skateboard is the one that you have in your hand. Whether it’s a pro board or a cruiser, if they’re durable and fast enough for anything from park rides then this will do just fine. 

The difference between them primarily comes down to their construction: some use multi-ply decks designed to resist breaking under hard use while others opt instead with lighter but still stiffer boards.

If a skater is just beginning, they can get by with less expensive boards until the age of 10 or 12. Younger kids usually don’t need more than 22 inch long ones and those who continue skating past this stage should consider spending up to $100 on their next purchase if it suits them well enough at that point in time.

Must buy protective gears

Protective gear will help keep your kid safe in the event of an accident and is a must for any skateboarder. Getting them elbow pads, knee pads or wrist guards can be helpful as well but make sure you review all information on safety before buying so it’s not too late.

Your child will enjoy skating more knowing there are things available to protect themselves from falls with these kits that come included when purchasing certain brands like Termite Pad Kits For Kids. 

Parents should always take care no matter what sport we’re talking about-in this case one without proper equipment could end up costing more than just getting some new shoes at school because now surgery may become necessary due.

Where to buy?

Buying a quality skateboard is important, but it can be hard to know where you should go. Avoid department stores and mass market brands for your child’s first board; stick with established names in the industry like Powell Peralta or K2 Plymouth/Pontoon. 

Online buying from eBay and Amazon also seems safe these days just to make sure whoever sells them has good reviews before purchasing.

A child’s enjoyment of skateboarding is increased by allowing them to pick out the graphics on their board. This is important because skaters have a deep emotional attachment with these designs, and it may be what keeps them coming back for more.

Cost of a skateboard?

It is important to know the difference between cruising and tricks. 

Most kids just want a board for riding around, but you don’t have to buy an expensive one if your child does not intend on doing any fancy skateboarding moves or tricks in their future; instead of spending about $80 – $90 dollars on something cheap with low-quality parts then I recommend getting some quality components that will last longer at less cost ($50-$60).

Replacement of skateboard parts

Kids often tell their parents that they need a new skateboard deck, but don’t dismiss the idea if you see wear-and-tear on yours. 

A good board will start showing signs of deterioration after about 3 years or so and should be replaced in order for it to last even longer.

The back of a skateboard is commonly made out of polyurethane, and can get sharp. If you go down the stairs on one it might result in some cuts or scrapes because there’s no grip from wheels to hold onto anything – so watch where your feet are going.

The tails also tend not only to be more durable than other parts but these little pieces allow for sharper turns when riding which could cause deeper wounds.

Conclusion:

We’ve all heard the old saying, “you get what you pay for.” But in this case it really does matter how much money you have because buying an expensive toy will save your child’s safety and happiness while using a cheap one may only end up being dangerous or boring.

That said there are some things that can’t be ignored when shopping around so do your research before heading out into retail stores with little ones on their mind – don’t buy mini-decks if they’re younger than five years old (they might not know how to ride properly), avoid toy stores altogether since kids’ attention spans aren’t as long here; try visiting skate shops instead if possible through online purchases usually offer better deals anyway.


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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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