How to Choose a Skimboard
When you’re ready to buy your first skimboard or upgrade to a better one, there are a few things you need to consider. In this skimboard buying guide. We’ll go over construction materials, size, and wax options to help you make the best decision for your individual riding style.
There are two main types of skimboards on the market today: wood and composite. Wood boards are typically made from either maple or Paulownia wood. And are often reinforced with fiberglass for added strength and durability. Composite boards are usually made from foam cores with fiberglass or carbon fiber shell.
How To Choose A Skimboard Size
The size of the board you need will depend on your weight and riding style. Heavier riders or those who like to do tricks will want a larger board, while lighter riders or those who prefer to cruise around will be better off with a smaller board.
There are two main types of wax available for skimboards: paraffin and traction. Paraffin wax is the standard type of wax used for most riding styles and provides good grip and stability. Traction wax is best for riders who want to do tricks or ride in waves, as it provides extra grip and prevents the board from sliding out from under you.
Now that you know the basics of how to choose a skimboard, it’s time to start shopping! Check out our selection of wood and composite boards, and find the perfect one for your riding style.