parent guides to buying skateboards for children from 3 to 9 years old
Do any of their friends skate?
Ask your pals if they want to skate with them, and if so, what kind of skateboard or longboard they have and where they acquired it.
The expectations of your child will be clear if you follow this advice.
When skating with other youngsters, children learn more quickly.
They’ll do everything they can to catch up to the rest of the kids.
A different or equal board will make learning more difficult for your child.
How old is the child?
If your child is under the age of five, try purchasing a skateboard without griptape or a plastic skateboard from a skate store.
Taking a ride down a hill is one of the first activities that any young youngster performs.
Griptape can cause holes in your pants if used incorrectly!
Put an old towel on the griptape if they’re going to sit on it.
You may find out what kind of skateboard they will use by looking at “Where are they skating?”
Every child is unique and special.
As a skateboarder, I’ve seen kids as young as 4 drop in on a little ramp, while 12 year olds are solely interested in buttboarding.
As soon as a child is able to walk, he or she can enjoy the thrill of riding a skateboard.
When children are young, they are prone to tripping over their own fingers and getting them stuck in the spokes of the wheel.
At the tender age of two, my daughter was able to balance and roll on a skateboard.
Pushing and balancing skills can be taught to children as young as three or five years old.
As youngsters approach their twelfth birthday, they will begin to experiment with one of the various forms of skating, whether it be longboarding or standard skateboarding.
Is there a budget?
How much money are you expecting to spend on this?
At least $100 is required to buy a good skateboard.
In my opinion, the bare minimum need to be at least $150.
An entry-level micro cruiser with a nice double kick should suffice.
Since we’re selling our boards in a different way, the budget filter on our website has been deleted.
Completes and decks have been placed together in this section.
All of the cards can be put together to form a complete selection set.
It’s not ideal to use a budget filter because a $200 high-end deck will be paired with a $200 entry-level complete.
In order to narrow your search, you may select a price range from the drop-down menu and then scroll down.
What kind of rink will your child be using?
Skateboards come in two flavors: longboards and skateboards.
We identify mini cruisers and longboards as longboards on our website.
The length of a tiny cruiser ranges from 22 to 29 inches.
A cruiser’s length ranges from 30 to 32 inches.
Both varieties are typically a single kick-style board in its design and functionality.
In order to classify them as “cruisers,” they use longboard-style wheels that are soft and move smoothly.
As a result, they are ideal for uneven surfaces, such as driveways and cycling paths
For driveways, roads, and footpaths, a tiny cruiser or a plastic skateboard may be more appropriate (see tips below)
A double kick is the most common type of skateboard.
Tricks, street skating, and skateparks are all common uses for these skates.
The length of most double kicks is roughly 30 inches.
The style of skating is determined by the skate’s width.
Skateboards are typically 8 inches wide.
If your child is interested in learning tricks and flipping the board, go for a board between 7 and 7.75 inches.
Make sure you pick something between 7.75 and 8 inches for teenagers who wish to skate in a skatepark or bowl.
Skaters find a wider board easier to catch with their feet when flipping, hence the current standard size is increasing from 7.75 to 8 inches.