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Experienced skateboarders realize that in order for maximum performance, the type of skateboard they ride makes every bit of difference effecting their ability to complete basic skateboard tricks.

According to many inexperienced skateboarders, all skateboards might appear to be created the same. The fact is, there are a few different types of skateboards to choose from. These skateboards differ in length and in concavity depths. There are two main types of skateboards: long and short. The different shapes of both long and short skateboards make an extreme difference in how the skateboard rides overall. To complete advanced tricks, the skateboard must be concave, referring to the curve of the board in relation to the raised nose and tail of the skateboard. A concave board is especially important for performing difficult tricks, such as an ollie. A skateboard ollie is a jump that begins by tapping the tail of the skateboard and sliding the foot to the front of the board in the air. Skateboards consist of three main parts:the deck, which is the part that the rider stands on, and the wheels and trucks, which are located on the underside of the deck.

The two most common skateboards are called the traditional skateboard and the long board. They differ in the length of the deck. Traditional skateboards are the most common type used for tricks. These boards are generally shorter than 33 inches (84cm). Long boards are usually over 35 inches (89cm) and are mainly used for cruising.

Skateboard concavity ranges from shallow to deep. Certain long board skateboards are designed only for cruising and may not have enough concavity for tricks. The depth of the curve is important for mastering tricks and ramps, and a deeper curve allows for more precision tricks. Beginners should always start out with shallower skateboards for safety reasons and ease of learning. Deeply concave skateboards are usually more expensive, more difficult to master and are more easily damaged.

A less important difference between skateboards is the materials that they are made from. Wood is the most common material, but is also the most easy to damage. Experienced skateboarders prefer their skateboards to be made of wood due to the responsiveness that the board offers. Less expensive skateboards can be made of plastic, fiberglass or aluminum. As you can see, there are many elements involved in choosing the best skateboard for your needs and skill level. Keep practicing and don’t give up!

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. We Hope this information helps you in your quest to advance in thisfun and challenging sport.

Good Luck!

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Source by Tony Wheeler