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How to Find Out My Skateboard Size

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Sarah Barnes has been a professional writer and editor since 2004. She has been published in newspapers and regional magazines in the Wichita, Kansas area. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from a Midwestern university.
How to Find Out My Skateboard Size
The proper skateboard size can help prevent injuries. Photo Credit lzf/iStock/Getty Images

Skateboarding provides a low-impact, aerobic workout for kids and adults, but before you begin the activity, you must find the right board for you. A board that's too small or improperly made could break underneath you, potentially leading to injury. The correct size of board is directly tied to such factors as your age, height and shoe size.

Step 1

Know your height and shoe size. The skateboard sizing guidelines based on these criteria are as follows:
Micro: Ages 5 and younger, height of 3-foot-4 and shorter, shoe sizes 3 and smaller
Mini: Ages 6 to 8, 3-foot-5 to 4-foot-4, shoe sizes 4 to 6
Mid-size: Ages 9 to 12, 4-foot-5 to 5-foot-2, shoe sizes 7 to 8
Large: Ages 13 and up, 5-foot-3 and taller, shoe sizes 9 and up

Step 2

Consider where you'll be skating when choosing your deck size. Skaters who do ramps and other vertical obstacles usually prefer a wider deck, while street skaters prefer a smaller deck. Wide decks also can help support the weight of larger skaters.

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Step 3

Match the width of your truck axle to the width of your deck. The truck axle should be no more than a quarter-inch narrower than the deck.

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