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What size skateboard should a teenager get?

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Most children under the age of 5 don't have the coordination to skateboard properly and can be dangerous! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that children under the age of 5 should not skateboard. children between the ages of 6 and 10 can skateboard, but only in the company of an adult.

To stay safe while skateboarding, children should follow these rules and safety tips. It is important to note that for children, the focus of skateboarding is to start teaching them how to balance. Smaller boards help children learn better because they are sized for smaller feet. For larger children, they can handle wider and longer decks. It is important to provide your child with the right skateboard for their needs.

This passage is going to talk about the followings of complete skateboard:

(1)How to choosing the right size skateboard?

(2)Other factors for choosing skateboard size

(3)Safe skateboarding equipment


(1)How to choosing the right size skateboard?

If you primarily skate on verticals, parks, pools (we call them "transition skates"), or like more stability and surface area underfoot, then a slightly wider deck is needed. However, if you like to do flip tricks, prefer a lighter set-up, and mostly street freestyle (we call it "street skating"), you may need a narrower board - less than 8 inches wide. But riding style is only part of the equation in choosing the right board size for you.

7.00" to 7.50": Narrower decks are perfect for youth riders.

7.50" to 8.00": Medium deck width for youth or adult riders skating or doing more technical tricks on street terrain.

8.00" to 8.50": For a variety of street and transition terrain. Parks, pools, guardrails, stairs.

8.50" and up: Wider deck great for transition skating, bigger street tricks, pools or just cruising.

5ft 6in or taller


4ft 6in to 5ft 6in


4ft 6in or shorter



(2)Other factors for choosing skateboard size

Choose the right board for your size. In short, if you are a mini hand, then you will want to skate a smaller board. If you are a taller adult, then you should skate on a full-size skateboard. While most street skateboard decks are similar in length, the width of the deck is one of the most noticeable differences. Even if it doesn't appear to be .25 inches, subtle differences in measurement can make a big difference in the feel of the board due to the concave shape and overall shape of the deck.


(3)Safe skateboarding equipment

Kids should choose a skateboard that fits their style or activity (e.g., slalom, freestyle and speed). Prior to skating, children need.

A properly fitting helmet. It should be a multi-sport helmet or a helmet specifically designed for skateboarding. Do not let your child ride a skateboard without a helmet.

Wrist guards to support the wrist in case of a fall

Knee and elbow pads

Open-toed shoes with non-slip soles

Goggles or shatterproof glasses

A safe place to ride

To prevent injury, it is important that riders choose a safe place to ride. All surfaces should be inspected prior to riding. Children should only skateboard on surfaces that are smooth and free of cracks or debris (such as trash or sticks).


Other safety rules.

Never ride in the street.

Never skateboard in wet weather.

When learning to ride, children should attempt to skateboard on smooth lanes away from all traffic, the beginner portion of the skate park, or parking lots that are not in use.

Please follow all rules at the skate park. Stop and look before entering a skateboarding area.

Do not skateboard in a crowded area.

Only one person is on the skateboard at a time.

Do not hitchhike from bikes, cars, trucks, buses or other vehicles.

Do not wear headphones while skateboarding.


The best skateboards for kids offer you value for money and ensure your child's safety. My advice for the best skateboard for kids is to choose a small size plastic skateboard, plastic is not easy to break because it is small in size and gets high ratings. Even if your kids are just cruising around, the board is a complete skateboard and great for cruising.

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