Skateboarding has transformed from a counterculture to a full-fledged Olympic sport and skateboarding place has been earned. Skateboarding today is nothing like it was 30 years ago. New Instagram throwaways are released daily in which kids are doing wild NBD. These throwaways would have blown every skateboarder's mind if they were part of any skate vid that came out in the early 2000s. That's my 2 cents. Like always, skateboarding is TIIITTTE.
Big shout out to Japan and the talent coming out of there.
Here are the medalists in case you missed them:
- Men’s Street - Yuto Horigome - Japan
- Women’s Street - Momiji Nishiya - Japan
- Women’s Park - Sakura Yosozumi - Japan
- Men’s Park - Keegan Palmer - Australia
Being part of the Olympics is changing the trajectory of skateboarding. The debate now is, is skateboarding cool?
So you're thinking about ordering a board online and decide to pick the one with the coolest looking graphic, but what size do you get?! One board is 7.5 while the other is 8.5... what does this even mean? Is it inches? Should you care? Yes.
Board size can make a huge impact on the quality of your ride. A board too big and you will have to fight to find the right footing. While riding a board too small leaves you with less landing room when you go off of stairs and drops.
The skate all day team is here to help. We created to help you out and think it will help you make a confident decision next time you purchase a deck! Also check out one of our On Deck T-shirts.
Micro Skateboard Deck width: 6.5″ – 6.75” with an average deck length of 27.2” – 27.6”
Micro decks are the best skateboards for beginners who are under 6 years old, less than 3’5” tall who wear a size 3 shoe or less.
Mini Skateboard Deck width: 7.0″ with an average deck length of 28”
Mini decks are the best skateboards for beginners who are 6-8 years old, between 3’5” and 4’4” tall who wear size 4-6 shoes.
Mid-size Skateboard Deck width: 7.3”+ with an average deck length of 29”
For skaters 9 to 12 years old between 4’5” and 5’2” tall who wear size 7-8 shoes.
Skateboard Decks 7.5”+ with an average deck length: 29”+
This is a good skateboard for all skaters over age 13, taller than 5’3” with a shoe size of 9 and up. Once again, this is where personal preference will come into play, so use this and all of our skateboard sizing as a general rule.
7.5″ to 8″ – Standard deck size for most riders skating streets or doing more technical tricks with a shoe size of 11 or less.
8.0″ to 8..75″ – Average skate deck size for skateboarding pools, drainage ditches or vert
9″ and larger – Best for skateboarding vert, pools, cruising and kicking it old school
Good luck with your board search! Make sure to check out our decks and gear!