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About your skateboard | Skateboard sizes in general | Learn to skate


Hi guys Barns here and in this video I
will talk about your skateboard in general. Different styles of skating
match different board sizes and shapes, therefore it’s important to get a board that fits your style, and most importantly your preference. Each brand offers different shape and size decks and whilst two boards may be the same size,
it doesn’t always necessarily mean that they will look or feel the same! Smaller boards are typically 7.5 inches wide
or smaller and are under 30 inches long. Specially built for the younger skater, these boards offer a smaller version of a skateboard and great for someone who may struggle
to pop, flip or ride a full-sized board! These boards are usually sold as complete setups and are aimed towards skaters
below the age of 9 years old. So let’s look at the sizes. 7.5 inches till 7.9 inches This is the smaller end of full-sized boards. While older skaters still ride these size boards, they are most ideal for younger skaters
who may have smaller feet. Boards in this width are more suited to street skateboarding, as they are easier to flip and pop! 8.25 inches and over these boards of this width are often preferred for styles of skating that involve less popping and flipping of the board. Offering more space for foot placement, boards this size is suited to ramp, park and bowl riding. If you’re looking for something
to cruise around and just general transport, these boards offer the most comfortable ride. Different brands offer different curvatures, each with their own pros and cons
and concaves ranges from flat to deep. There are also different concaves for longboards and different types of boards but we are not going into that. A flat-concave feels more comfortable under the foot and is easier for certain tricks,
but might makes flip tricks slightly harder. A deep concave works in the opposite way it may feel uncomfortable under the foot
after long periods of riding, however, will make flip tricks easier. Whilst this guide offers you some good general guidelines, whatever you ride should always come down
to your own personal preference. It’s always worth trying out
a few different sizes and shapes and changing around as you grow
and your skills develop, you may be surprised what feels the best for you! So we learned a lot about your board in
the next lesson we will learn about your trucks.

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