In terms of using the actual skateboard builder, it is very user-friendly and simple to use. All you need to do is work your way through the skateboard accessories one by one, selecting the exact part you require, adding the item and then moving on to the next.
Thinner decks tend to be a popular choice amongst younger riders and beginners. This is because thinner decks tend to be easier to control for those with smaller frames. Wider decks tend to allow for greater balance and stability, both of which are essential when maintaining your composure after executing a trick.
When it comes to selecting your wheels, size is important! Larger wheels are more suited to vert/ramp skating; wheels larger than 60mm are usually reserved for carving and cruising. Wheels that are 54mm or under are much better suited to street skating. The size of the wheels will also affect which trucks fit the build,If you go over 54mm, you'll need high trucks or riser pads.
The builder will ensure that the trucks which you can select will fit with your complete set-up. When choosing your trucks, the key components on the truck which you’ll want to consider are the baseplate, kingpin, hanger, axle and bushings. You can read more about how best to choose your skateboard trucks in our article here.
Bearings are marked with an ABEC rating. The higher the ABEC rating, the more accurate and precise the bearing will be. Bearings are all about keeping your skateboard rolling smoothly and efficiently, so it is absolutely essential that, no matter which bearings you choose, it is essential that you clean it often and keep it lubricated for an outstanding riding experience.