- Skateboard for a 14 year?
He’s a little old… 😉
In all seriousness get down to your local skate shop.
How large a 14 year old is he? You’re prolly gonna want a 7.5-7.75inch deck with Independent 129’s and some wheels with bearings in, get allen key mounting hardware. at this stage the board will get battered and so will the wheels but its worth buying the nicest trucks you can, and Inde’s are the best trucks and anyone who tells you different is a heathen. Trucks often last several boards if not several years, even doing lots of grinds.
alternatively any old beginner set up from a proper skate shop will sort him, the argos/supermarket jobbies are worthless, they don’t turn proper and that’s what he’ll be learning first.
and you can still do it when you’re all growed up!!!Posted 4 years agostevemorg2Subscriber
My son want’s a skateboard – I’ve no idea where to start but I suppose I’m looking for the skateboard equivelant of a £600 hardtail – a good place to start off and should last until we see if he really gets into it or not.Posted 4 years ago
Any suggestions? – he’s talking about building his own but to me a complete board makes more senseBoba FattMember
for a little bit more this looks not bad:
Looks to be Bullet trucks. Most likely all the stuff on this board will have come from NHS, who dole out Creature, Santa Cruz, Flip etc. Creature would also hold a bit more cache down the skatepark.
passtherizla’s bang on though, if he gets into it then Indy’s for xmas, best trucks out there and will last ages.
Also be careful when buying a complete. Sometimes the decks aren’t maple but birch, which won’t last anywhere near as long as good old 7 ply maple.Posted 4 years ago
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