A First-Timers Guide to Buying a Kids Skateboard
Got a skater on your hands? Looking to buy your first kids' skateboard but not sure where to start? For those that are new to skateboarding and need some pointers, we've got you covered.
Before we get started, let's look at what makes up a skateboard.
- The deck - this is what you stand on
- The trucks - the metal that connects the deck to the wheels
- The wheels - well, they speak for themselves.
When looking to buy your first skateboard, generally you will purchase one that is already assembled. Once your child masters skateboarding and is looking to upgrade, then you are more likely to start looking at separate components to build a custom-made board. But for now, let's look at the all-in-one kids skateboards.
Always Buy Quality
One of the main considerations is to ensure to buy a quality skateboard, as opposed to a cheap version sold at cheap chain stores. Even if your child is just starting out, buying a cheap skateboard is one of the worst things you can do. The wheels won't spin as efficiently as they should and they are made out of cheap materials that will wear and break easily. It is a sure-fire way to turn your child off skateboarding for good.
The Complete all-in-one package
Our Kids skateboard with light-up wheels offers a lightweight yet durable design with a non-slip deck, aluminium trucks and polyurethane wheels. They are constructed from all quality components as opposed to cheap plastic, ply and metal parts that cannot withstand much activity and child wear and tear.
Always Remember Safety First
Always ensure to invest in a good quality helmet, knee and elbow pads. They are an essential addition to any new skateboard purchase.
Above all, ensure they have fun and enjoy their new hobby! It can be a skill for life.