Are Target skateboards good for beginners?
Do not buy cheap skateboards at Wal-Mart, Target, or sporting goods stores. Although they are cheaper and you may think they will be better for “beginners,” buying a cheap skateboard, which is more of a “toy,” can actually make your child’s experience worse and may have negative effects.
Can you do ollies on a cruiser?
Yes you can; however, cruiser wheels are heavier, and sticky, board may react slower when popping an ollie.
Is skateboarding a good way to get around?
Skateboarding is clearly faster than walking: Our observations at UC Davis found that skateboarders travel between 6 and 13 miles per hour, with an average of 9.7 miles per hour. At two- to four-times the speed of walking, skateboards can extend the range of destinations reachable under human power.
What size skateboard should I get for a beginner?
To start with, we recommend a deck width of 7.75″ or 8.0″. Most full-sized complete skateboards will come in either 7.75″ or 8.0″ widths, this is the right size to start with, as your experience grows you’ll know if you need a wider board later on.