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How to Choose a Skateboard

Blending innovative design and traditional craftsmanship with sustainable materials and construction methods, we make boards for all styles of skateboarding and riders of every skill level. This guide is built to explain the many types of boards and help you find the best skateboards for you and your family.

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Types of Skateboards

Highlights: Maneuverable, Lightweight, Stashable

Key Features: Short Wheelbase, Kicktail

Ideal Terrain: Sidewalks, City Centers, Crowded Spaces

Best Uses: Urban Transportation, Carving, Road Trips

Components: Soft Wheels, Standard Kingpin Trucks

Highlights: Stable, Comfortable, Easy to Ride

Key Features: Medium to Long Wheelbase, Flexible Construction

Ideal Terrain: Bike Paths, Open Roads, Mellow Hills

Best Uses: Commuting, Carving, Long Distance Pushing

Components: Larger Soft Wheels, Reverse Kingpin Trucks

Highlights: Versatile, Lightweight

Key Features: Short Wheelbase, Double Kicks

Ideal Terrain: Skateparks, Street Spots, Smooth Pavement

Best Uses: Street Skating, Transition/Bowl Skating

Components: Small Medium-Hard Wheels, Standard Kingpin Trucks

Highlights: Versatile, Stable

Key Features: Medium Wheelbase, Double Kicks

Ideal Terrain: Skateparks, Street Spots, Hills

Best Uses: Freeriding, Street Skating, Transition/Bowl Skating

Components: Small Soft Wheels, Standard or Reverse Kingpin Trucks


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