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How to Choose a Stellar Skateboard
There are many things to consider before buying a skateboard that suits your style and level. Besides the artistic design, your stellar skateboard should be constructed with all features that allow you to do all the tricks with ease.
You can go with the basic longboard or cruiser (with long and wide deck – 30 x 8 inches) if you’re just starting and learn how to keep balance or customized options which allow you to choose trucks, wheels, grip, bearings, etc. It is perfect for your needs and tricks.
Where you skate, on vert, street, or in the park, will largely affect your experience and tricks you can do.
Generally, the large, hard (big durometer) wheels and tight, high-hanging trucks can be used on many surfaces, giving a more sturdy feeling. However, they tend to go faster and provide less flexibility to do tricks like flipping.
As for the deck, the 8-inch and wider decks are for transporting in parks, while the 7.5- to 8-inch decks are for street style skating and kickflips.
Height and Weight
Make sure that the size and shape of the skateboard fit your height and weight. Here is a list matching your height to the width (the length of the deck and width of truck usually corresponds with the width of the deck) of the skateboard for your reference:
- Under 3 feet 4: 6.5 to 6.75 inches
- 3 feet 5 to 4 feet 4: 7 inches
- 4 feet 5 to 5 feet 2: 7.3 inches
- Above 5 feet 3: 7.5 inches
Here are 10 Top-rated Stellar Skateboards:
Powell Golden Dragon Flying Dragon Complete Skateboard
Powell is one of the most well-known brands and has been around for more than 40 years. They manufacture boards for well-experience skaters as well as beginners, at all age ranges.
They also receive high praise for their skateboard improvement based on customers’ critiques and feedbacks. On this particular model, they created a unique design of their own.
The deck is made of pressed maple, screen-printed with a bold graphic of a red dragon on a black background. Featuring the 31-inch length, the 7-inch width, 54-mm wheels, Powell Golden Dragon will suit all skill level skaters.
Thanks to the concave (the inward curve of the nose and tail of the board) and the polyurethane wheels, you can have a smooth ride with a strong grip but also speedy skating experience.
Its bidirectional ride design, allowing you to ride from both sides, makes it an even more versatile product.
Another plus is its weight. Despite all the things attached, it is still light but also capable of carrying large weight up to 200 pounds.
It also constructed with a durable and flexible strap that can keep your board together, even if the board has been broken. The top grip tape will prevent you from slipping on the board.
The price over quality shows that this board is of good value and the top choice for a stellar skateboard.
Powell Golden Dragon Flying Dragon 2
The second in line is the Flying Dragon 2. It is also from Powell so you can rest assured of its quality. The big plus is that it is free from wear and tear, durable over the years. You can practice with it daily at an intense level.
Not only it is durable over the years, made of quality wood and concave deck, but it also comes with a warranty. That is some good purchase point for you to think about.
This skateboard also provides a smooth and fast ride. The graphic gets more pop with the bright golden color of the dragon and flames.
The length is also 31 inches, but the width is about 7.5 inches so the average adult can handle this skateboard with ease. But you should consider it more carefully when buying it for your kid as it might be too fast.
Powell-Peralta Flight Skateboard
This is another model from Powell. This time it is the classic Peralta, famous for also half a century. With a futuristic design and cool graphic, this skateboard will surely impress you just by the look, as much as by its quality.
There are more impressive, well-illustrated graphics in their gallery for this model. They also produce a variety of sizes (from 8-inch to 9.7-inch width) that are suitable for all skaters level and preferences.
The deck concave is nice and smooth, got thinner, lighter, but still last for a long time. Made from maple wood of 7 plies, Peralta skateboard still allows you to perform many tricks like flipping, tossing, and ramps.
SkateXS Beginner Panda Complete Board
Just by the look, you can tell that this brand and model is made for the young kids. It can be a good experience to skate alongside and guiding your little one the choice of this thrilling sport. SkateXS is one of the best skateboard brands for kids.
But that doesn’t mean it is only for the beginner. This skateboard has features that fit the highly experience young skaters; its quality is made just as good as any products for adult players.
Along with the cartoon design, variety of vivid color options can attract and be one of the most important factors in choosing a stellar skateboard for the kid. It also comes in three sizes, tailored for 5 to 7, 8 to 10, and 11 to 12 child.
Safety and convenience are the next things to consider when choosing a kid’s skateboard. Of course, this model is made of bamboo which is lightweight, easy for the little to carry it around, mitigating injuries even if the boards flip and fall on the kid. The grip tape will hold the child feet steady on the board surface.
With such design, there would be no more worry for your child when they are skating!
Punisher Cherry Blossom Complete Board
Perhaps, this is one of the unique designs for skateboards. The girl who loves to skate now has more option when joining the sport. The floral and delicate color made it more feminist. But the quality is just as good as any other skateboard on the market.
With a long and wide deck, it will provide a safe ride that you can regularly use to upgrade your skills. The graphic is painted on the maple instead of decorated with stickers. The grip on the surface is also added to the safety aspect.
Furthermore, the white ivory is not only a beautiful touch but also make the skateboard sturdier for beginners. This skateboard is caught with of high quality but can be purchased at an inexpensive rate.
Krown Rookie Checker
Appearing late in the 1990s, Krown is known for its high-quality skateboards but sold at a reasonable price. They are also expert in producing accessories like pads and helmets for the skateboarders as well.
The checker pattern is simple but cool enough for the skaters to cruise around. It comes in 7 colors, expanding the choice of looks. With a long (31.5 inches) and mid-size width (7.75 inches), Krown Rookie is best for beginners who prefer lightweight boards.
But the material to make this board is not of low quality. The manufacturer uses heavy-duty aluminum to make the deck and an 80 grip tape. It can be used for a long period and regular practice. Also, the concave allows you to learn more tricks.
Enjoi Whitey Panda
Established after the bombing of skateboarding sports in 2000 by a professional skater, Enjoi is still one of the best choices for beginner skateboarders.
Made of Canadian maple, the board can go through many practices but maintain durability. With a simple design of a panda on a white background, average size deck (31.5×7.75 inches), this model ensure that both kids and adults can ride on it with ease.
The solid trucks are designed for the entry-level, making you feel sturdy, safe, and comfortable while performing tricks. Made of heavy-duty aluminum but the trucks are designed so that it feels light when skating and holding the board.
Despite being a skateboard for the beginners, Whitey Panda comes un-assembled and thus easier for the curious ones who love to build things and to customize their boards to their needs.
Enjoi Spectrum 8 Inches
Another product from Enjoi is the Spectrum model. The wide and long deck gives skaters a more sturdy feeling with good grip when skating on the street. It was designed to suitable all kind of skill levels with different user-experience.
You can use the spectrum on many terrains such as streets, parks, ramps, and vert. With good build materials (7-ply maple), the boards can go through a lot of intense practice without getting scratches.
It comes un-assembled without a grip tape but the predrilled holes for trucks making it easy to build and customize the board the way you want. Whether you are at an entry level using the boards for transport or a professional player doing flip tricks that look for a fun experience, Enjoi Spectrum can accommodate your need.
There are two choices of color: black and white with a simple rainbow logo of Enjoi on the wide 8 inches deck. Perfect for those who prefer simply-designed but well-constructed boards.
Bamboo Skateboards Nebula Graphic
The bamboo skateboard is made from durable materials (6 layers of bamboo and 1 layer of wood), ensuring a light and smooth skating experience at the same sturdy and stable. It can last longer thanks to the new deep-concave designed deck.
With elegant nebula graphic on the bottom of the board, this model is a part of Bamboo Skateboard Earth Series, celebrating the beauty of our planet and universe. You can also choose the eclipse, blue moon, and cosmic clouds graphic instead.
It is one of the most affordable pro skateboards, sustainable in many kinds of condition. Coming in 9 sizes ranging from 7 inches to 8.75 inches, the skateboards surely suits a lot of body weight and height.
This model is one of their efforts to commit to the sustainable and environment-friendly skateboards. Not only the deck is carbonized free but the glue used is also water-based complying with European Standard.
Vision Original Psycho Stick Reissue
Made in the US, the Vision skateboards are made of the best materials with cool, original, and bold graphics. Besides this graphic, there are seven others for you to choose from.
It also features a little different from the other; while the length is only about 30 inches, but its width extend to as much as 10 inches. This not only makes it unique and stands out from all other brands but also allows more steady footing for beginners who are learning how to balance.
But that does not limit to one experience level. With a low concave and modern truck holes pattern, you can easily handle the skateboards to do the tricks that you want.
As a long established and reputed brand, Powell is the top choice for many skaters with several cool models. They have many leading skateboards that can be used by both beginners and experienced players.
Besides the complete board from Powell, you can also ask for the simple made Enjoi boards to customize them to your heart content, performing all kind of difficult tricks you want.