Choosing the appropriate size for your skateboard can be a problem at first. For kids, a regular skateboard’s size might be too big. Big boards can be heavier and more difficult to flip. And this can cause a bit of a problem. The first thing that a parent should consider before purchasing a board for their children is their age. Many young professional skaters started at the age of 4 to 6 years old. This means that their feet are pretty small, so this requires a slimmer deck. Going to a skate shop and asking around can help immensely. They usually have boards with different widths and varying lengths. The size may only be several millimeters apart, but this can have varying effects once they are flipped.
If a board is too heavy, try to compensate by choosing lighter trucks and smaller wheels to balance the board a bit. And the general rule about looking for the size is that it should only be a bit longer than the foot size of the kid. Your kid may go through several boards at first, and the size issue can be a problem because kids always grow taller and their feet become longer, buts it’s all part of the learning process.
Let your kid test the board first. Ask him or her about the feel of the board, and let them try a few tricks if they can. Ask them how they feel about the shape and if the concave is too deep or too shallow. Although there are specs available online, a visual inspection and a bit of testing is ideal. Another tip is to tell your kid to ask around, and tell them to ask other kids about their boards. Other kids might let them try their set-ups. This can help you and your kid know what size he or she should have. Doing research is always beneficial, this not only saves you from a bad buy, but it can also save your kid from have a board that doesn’t work well for him or her.