If you are serious about skateboarding, and you may be hanging with a skateboarders group. Their talk, claims, and denials about the board or tricks must have given you a lot of information, and may have confused you with the difference in opinions. Choosing one for yourself can be solved, after going to the stores and trying various skateboards available.
Selecting the Right Skateboard
First of all you should decide whether you want a complete skateboard or a costly custom-made one. If you are a beginner, then most probably you may want to go in for a complete one. You can find knowledgeable as well as helpful people at the store in your area.
It is important to listen to them, because the advice given by them would not be technically biased in favor of any particular skateboard, as that of a practicing skateboarder. What about the skateboard's size? Take the board you fancy off the shelf and stand on it.
However, if you have big feet, choose the deck size most suitable for you. If you are going to use the board for tricks and transition skating, prefer the deck close to the 7.75 inches mark.
High truck allows for big wheels to be fitted, and distributes the pressure evenly, while doing tricks. Skateboards fitted with the low truck will be more stable, and will allow a safe.
For street and technical skating, the board is required to be lighter and lower to the ground. For this reason, use small and hard wheels (51mm-55m, 97a-100a). For speedy skating and easy maintenance, opt for large wheels (56mm-60mm, 97a-100a).
Remember to try out a number of skateboards before you make a final choice and purchase one.