When it comes to buying a skateboard, the first thing to consider is whether you want a skateboard already assembled or would rather build it yourself. It might seem daunting to build your own skateboard, but it isn’t as hard as you might think.
Should You Build A Skateboard Or Buy One?
Buying a complete skateboard is great for beginners. While you won’t be able to customize a pre-made board, there are hundreds of different skateboards that you can choose from. In addition, many of the complete skateboards on the market are excellent products. It’s also a great way to get you into the sport so you can learn more about what your preferences are, learn some tricks, and talk with others about skateboard features or parts that work best.
Building a custom skateboard will, of course, take some extra time. But it’s a labor love, right? You get to choose all the features you want. Picking just the right skate deck and matching it with the trucks and wheels is also a learning process. When you’re done, you have more than just a skateboard; you have that experience and can talk shop with other skateboarders about your ride. If you like working with your hands and want to “own” your board a bit more, assembling your own skateboard is the way to go!
HOW ARE BOARDS MEASURED?
Skateboards are sized by width, usually measured in inches. What size skateboard you ride is based on your size, style, and personal preference. See below for a small description of what to look for!