Our Skate Decks collection offers a wide range of options; from wide to narrow and short to long. Whatever your preference, we should have something for you.
If you are new to skating then selecting a skate deck with the proper and most suitable width is actually the most important decision to make, not length or wheelbase. Skateboard decks vary in width from 7.5" to 8.25". The width you need depends on your height, shoe size, skating style, and personal preferences. A board that is too wide for you will feel heavy and clunky and require extra energy to push, ollie, and pop. This can make you feel slow on your skate and makes park riding difficult. A narrow skate deck will make you feel unstable and effect your balance. Most teen and adult riders will want at least a 7.5" width, but a wider board may feel more stable depending on your build and shoe size. These days the average deck size for street skating is 8.0".
Skateboards come in four basic shapes. Each style of deck is designed for certain kinds of skateboarding, so the board shape you choose should match the style you want to skate. Most street and park skaters ride shortboards. Shortboards are far away the most popular style out there - to the point that skaters don't even refer to them as "shortboards", it is just the assumed style of board that most people ride. Usually, if your style is to ride a different kind of deck, that's when you need to identify your preference. Shortboards are designed and shaped for getting air and performing tricks. If you're leaning towards street or park skating, a shortboard style deck will be a perfect match for you. Cruiser boards usually have double ended kicktails, but are mostly designed for transport and just cruising around. These decks are typically slightly longer or 'mid-length'. Cruisers are versatile and manoeuvrable, making them good for cruising the streets, but they are a little heavier and make tough work to ollie up a curb. Old school boards typically have a kicktail and flat nose. They are usually asymmetrical, with a wider nose and narrower back end. Old school boards are an awesome choice for skating pools, ramps, or carving the streets. If you're not interested in doing tricks and want a skateboard to push around on for transportation then longboard skateboards or cruisers are a great option. Some longboards are specifically designed for downhill racing. Downhill longboards tend to have a symmetrical shape, sit lower to the ground, and have wheel cutouts, which allow larger wheels to be used.