Recommended gear

I’ve spent many days, probably weeks of researching and testing all kinds of the best and worst skateboards and gear. These items are all tested and I recommend them without a doubt.

Not all of the items are high-end, I always look for gear that meets high-quality standards but at the same time not outrageously expensive. This is stuff I or my kid use. This page is a work in progress.

The skateboard gear I selected aren’t always the most high-end products. I rather recommend gear that gives you the most bang for your buck while still providing a comfortable ride and decent protection.

If you already have a skateboard you’ll need some protective gear to make sure you can continue to skate. There are so many options out there but not everything is high-quality. You need to invest to make the most out of the experience.

Besides protective gear, I also listed skateboard components that I like the best. Good wheels, truck, and bearings are just as important as a proper deck. There are lots of cheap Chinese products out there but they usually don’t last very long. Better to get something that will last you a long time.

So for this, you need proper skateboard hardware, decent shoes, and quality protective gear. I injured myself so many times ignoring proper equipment. Sometimes because I was lazy, often because I didn’t know any better.

Shoes for example, if only I had proper shoes my heel wouldn’t hurt all the time. Never had a head injury but I’ve seen people taking scary hits to the head so get a good helmet!

Complete Affordable Skateboard Decks

Everything about affordable completes that are great for aspiring skateboarders that don’t want to buy an expensive skateboard. These boards are perfect to start out with and suitable to slowly upgrade once you get more comfortable skateboarding.

 
 

Kids Skateboards for Every Budget

Tried and tested by me and my son, the best skateboard for kids. Remember that you also need protective gear! Kids shouldn’t start skateboarding before they are five years old.
 
 
 

Skateboard Decks for Every Style

Best skateboard decksJust looking for a board? Say no more! Although everyone has their own preference, here are a couple of decks for every style.
 
 
 

Mini Cruisers for a Relaxed and Fun Ride

best mini cruisers I listed a couple of mini cruisers but there is one that really stands out. Read what I love about this cruiser and why it’s perfect for commuting.
 
 
 

Skateboard Wheels for Street, Parks, and Cruising

Best skateboard wheelsLooking for wheels? Here you’ll find are a couple that I picked for different circumstances. From all around wheels to hardcore street, and the best transitions wheels. Oh, and of course, wheels for tricks and cruising! 
 
 
 

Skateboard Trucks That Will Last for Years

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t cheap out on its skateboard trucks. Indies last forever and Thunders are loved by street skateboarders. But also the other way around, here we go again which one is better? It really depends on what you like but both are the best you can get.
 
 
 

Bearings for Optimal Speed at a Great Price

best skateboard bearingsWell, this one is easy, you don’t have to go for ceramics just a few Reds will do fine. There are more options so let’s look into the details and why I always ride Bones. make sure you take care of your bearings and they’ll last for a decade.
 
 
 

Bushings for Optimal Stability

Bushings are a very important part of your truck and you should educate yourself a bit on the subject if you want to get the most out of your trucks. Bushings are dirt cheap but picking the right ones depends on your body type.
 
 
 

Knee Pads for Street, Mini and Vert

best knee padsNot everyone uses them but your older self will thank you for using them. It takes some time to get used to but really consider them. Older skaters should always wear them.
 
 
 
 

Elbow Pads to Prevent Swellbows

ever heard of swellbows? No? Good! If you have or don’t want them consider elbow pads. Often skater just wear one and beginners should really consider these. It’s up to you.
 
 
 

Helmets Save Your Life

You need your brain and your family and friends need you. helmets are more common these days and some skate parks won’t even let you in without one. Consider a helmet before you even step on a board for the first time.
 
 
 

Protective Sets That Save You a Few Bucks

If you need a full set buying them in a pack saves you a lot of money. Here are a couple of affordable packs that have it all (except a helmet). These sets have gear that’s not too tight but still offer maximum protection.
 
 
 

Kids Protective Sets

Never ever let your kid skate without protective gear. And if you don’t want to buy a set, go spend it on a helmet. Kids sets are cheap but the gear should fit properly. Here are a couple of quality and affordable protective sets for kids