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Best Skateboards For Kids Aged 6 - 13+

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Best Skateboards For Kids Aged 6 - 13+

WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT SIZES AVAILABLE, IT CAN BE TRICKY DECIDING WHICH BOARD IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Buying your first (or even second!) skateboard can be confusing. A complete skateboard is always the best option for a beginner, as this offers all the components needed to get you up and rolling straight away. Here we’ll take a look at some different boards to see which is best suited for you!


SKATEBOARDS FOR KIDS 6-9 YEARS OLD

There’s no defined age of which is right to start skateboarding, however 6 years old is often seen as a suitable age for someone to start finding their feet, providing the right safety gear is worn.

At this age, a child should be riding a ‘Mini’ Skateboard. A mini skateboard is often classed as any board that is shorter than 31” in length, or is less than 7.5” wide. The trucks and wheels are scaled down to be proportionate to the board size with mini skateboarders, creating a smaller, lighter board.

Tony Hawk Signature Series SS 360 Utopia Complete

Tony Hawk Signature Series SS 360 Cyber Complete


SKATEBOARDS FOR KIDS 9-13 YEARS OLD

By 9 years, a child should be ready to move up to a full-size skateboard. A full-size skateboard should be 31” or longer and be wider than 7.5”. Full-size boards range up to around 8.5” typically, however for the younger skater, anything between 7.5” and 8.0” wide would be ideal.

Narrow boards are easier to flip and pop, whereas wider boards offer more stability and more room to land tricks on. Because of this, narrower boards are more suited towards street skating and wider boards are more suited to ramp or park skating.

As always, it’s best to try a few different boards to find which one you are most comfortable with before settling on one. You can take a look at our range of full-sized boards between 7.5” and 8.0” here!

Enuff Fade Complete Skateboard

Rampage Block Logo Complete Skateboard


SKATEBOARDS FOR KIDS 13+ YEARS OLD

Any board between 8.0” and 8.5” inches would be suitable for this age. The same rule applies here as to board width and style – a narrower board is more suited to street skating and a wider board is more suited to a skate park/ramps.

For more advanced skateboarders at this age, custom skateboards are also an option. Although a full set-up would be slightly more expensive, this allows the rider to fully customise their board, tailoring to their exact preferences.

Birdhouse Hawk Falcon 1 Pro Custom Skateboard

Nitro Circus Complete Skateboard


Again, there are plenty of different board shapes and sizes available between these widths, so trying out a few different boards to find out what you’re most comfortable with is always a good idea. You can shop all complete skateboards between 8" and 8.5" here.


For more help and advice with building a custom skateboard check out our range of guides to parts here –

- What Is The Best Deck Size For You?
- How To Choose The Right Trucks
- Buying Guide - Skateboard Wheels


Or for any more help and advice with choosing the right complete board for you, drop us an email at sales@skatehut.co.uk or call us on 0121 501 1111.

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