Thus, you’re searching for that skateboarder on your Christmas list and it is time to pick a skateboard deck. The very first thing you will notice when surfing our site is that we carry a ton of different sized skateboards! You may already know whether your friend wants a cruiser, longboard, shortboard or older school, but what about the width of the deck?
Let’s get a few of those skateboard lingo down first. The skateboard deck would be the board itself. It pertains to the horizontal, long board that you stand when skateboarding. Warehouse Skateboards offer a huge selection of skateboard decks in an assortment of shapes, sizes, weight and color patterns. Deciding which skateboard deck is most effective for your buddy depends on what he or she’ll be skating and, needless to say, his or her private brand preference. Width is affected by the size of the rider and the type of riding. Bigger riders and people skating ramps and vert ramps typically prefer a broader deck. Street skaters generally choose a smaller deck. Choose your skateboard deck in line with the width, not length.
Length — The period of the skateboard is measured from the tip of their nose to the tip of the tail. Typical board length is 28″- 32″ but duration is just known by advanced skaters.
Wheelbase — The wheelbase is the distance from one set of internal mounting holes into another inner pair. The typical wheelbase is 13″-15″, and again, the choice is influenced by the skill set of this rider
Nose and Tail — The tail and nose of a skateboard can be hard to tell apart, but most decks provide you with graphics to differentiate the two apart. Additionally, most skateboard decks have a larger kick on the nose along with mellower kick the tail.
Mounting Holes — Mounting holes are pre-drilled openings where the skateboard trucks are all attached. Arranged as two sets of four holes; a single set is near the nose, another near the tail.
Ply — When looking at the face of the skateboard deck, thin layers of walnut veneer are observable. Layering the timber in a cross-grain pattern makes a stronger board than a single solid piece of timber. The normal skateboard is seven-ply.
Concave — The section of this board involving the tail and nose bends up slightly on the sides. The concave gives the rider more control and raises the skateboard’s strength.
What are the various sizes of bicycle decks?
Decks are available in many different widths. If you’re a newcomer to skateboarding, choose your deck according to the width, not the length or wheelbase. The width you need depends on your size, skating style and personal preference. And is important to find the ideal gear for skating, such as derby elbow pads which are crucial for skating.
Micro Deck — width: 6.5″ — 6.75″, span: 27.2″ — 27.6″. This dimension deck is very good for skaters 5 years or younger, that are under 3’5″ tall, and who wear a size 3 shoe or bigger.
Mini Deck — width: 7.0″, length: 28″. This dimension deck is great for skaters 6 to 8 years old who are between 3’5″ and 4’4″ tall and that wear size 4-6 shoes. But, individual skating fashion will determine deck dimensions for all these decks:
7.5″ to 8″ — Typical board for adult riders skating roads or doing more technical tricks
8.25″ and bigger — Vert, pools, cruising and only going old school
It is not uncommon to change your deck after a few weeks, especially in the event that you skate hard. If you see that your brakes are uneven (moist and chilly areas will do so ) or your deck is showing signs of breaking or splitting, it’s time to return to the drawing board.