Are you planning to get your child, nephew or niece the skateboard they have been pleading for?

Well, it’s about time because the promises of being good will not end. One thing you have to agree with us is that you are looking for the best skateboards for kids on the market.

Unfortunately, these are a little hard to come by. The market has many brands of skateboards and you cannot trust what the seller says. Also, you can’t buy a skateboard just because it looks good.

The top-notch skateboard has to keep the child safe, it should be easy to use, it should hold your child’s weight, and it should have stable wheels. The ‘looking good’ part should always come last.

With the popularity of skateboarding you have to make sure that the board will be worth your money.

In your search for this skateboard, you’ll find that there are small boards, meant for kids and the large, full-size skateboards for adults. Even though you are buying a skateboard for a child, its construction standards should meet those of the adult skateboard.

But how do you choose the best?

Features to Consider When Buying Skateboards for Kids

  • Type of the board
    Some longboards work well for cruising and shortboards which are ideal for skating at skating parks, on the street, and on ramps. The smaller boards should be safer, and they are preferable for use by smaller skaters. In most cases, kids’ skateboards are called mini skateboards.
  • ​Assembly
    You will come across the term ‘complete’ in the description of skateboards. A complete skateboard is a skateboard that comes fully built or assembled.
  • Matterial & Construction
    Skateboards made using bamboo or maple are light, they are environmentally friendly, high performance and durable.
  • Quality
    Even though the price doesn’t always indicate all about the quality of a skateboard, it is a great place to start. Most cheap skateboards have poor construction designs, and they tend to break apart fast. They may also be unsafe.
    Most expensive skateboards, on the other hand, have sturdy construction designs and they are safer than the cheap ones. For most skateboards, you get what you pay for.
  • Skate decks
    The deck plays a big role in a skateboard. It is the part of a skateboard that you stand on, and it should be made using a strong material. A good skateboard has about seven layers of plywood glued together.A kid's skateboard has a smaller but a wider deck, it is easily maneuverable, and within a few days, your child will be able to perform tricks on the board. The deck is the part of the skateboard with most of the graphics.
  • Wheels
    These determine how you move on the ground. The wheels are the other important parts of the skateboard, and you have to keep in mind the size and the hardness of the wheels.The size of the wheels determines how fast you’ll move on the skateboard. The bigger wheels move faster. On the other hand, the hardness of the wheels will determine how the wheels ride. Hard wheels have a big grip, and they are fast. So, you should look for big and hard wheels.
  • Trucks
    The trucks are the axles holding the wheels to the board. Ensure that they are the same size as the board. The material used in the construction of the trucks should be lightweight and durable.
  • Bearings
    Bearings mount wheels to the trucks. They are the small round pieces of metal which slide into the center of the wheels. The rating of the bearing is with an ABEC number, and the numbering runs from 1 to 12. Skateboards with higher ratings are faster and of a high-quality.

Well, these are the most important features to look out for. As you get the skateboard, don’t forget to get knee pads, elbow pads, and a helmet.

5 Best Skateboards for Kids Reviews 2017

Rank

Image

Name

Board Length

Editor's Rating

Price

#1

Skatro - Mini Cruiser Skateboard

22 inches

#2

Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard

22 inches

#3

Tiger Boards Complete 22″ Skateboard

22 inches

#4

Krown Rookie Complete Skateboard

31 inches

#5

Merkapa 22″ Complete Skateboard

22 inches

1 – Skatro – Mini Cruiser Skateboard

This 22x6inch Retro Style Plastic Board is every child’s dream, and if you are like most of us, you have had tales of this skateboard.

You may think that your baby is exaggerating, but a look at the features shows that it is a favorite for many kids.

Even though a skateboard looks like a risky board for your child to ride on, when manufactured to adhere to the highest safety measures, you’ll find that it is a great exercising board. It is also a fun way for your child to show off their skills as they build their interpersonal skills.

It has a high performance, a result of the Abec 7 Skatro bearings, the lightweight 3-inch gold aluminum trucks and the 59mm urethane Skatro wheels. The manufacturing process of this skateboard incorporates the Skatro Flexy Technology which leads to the optimal flex on the skateboard.

The Skatro Flexy Technology is the manufacturing process that sets this skateboard apart from the rest. It makes for optimal flex of the skateboard by ensuring that the plastic isn’t too hard or too malleable.

This manufacturing process makes sure that the plastic flexes to its expected level of performance depending on the weight placed on the skateboard.

Besides the manufacturing Skatro technology, this skateboard also has the Abec 7 Bearings which is ‘Bearing Steel’ unlike traditional bearings made of carbon steel. Bearing Steel is considerably stronger and harder than carbon steel.

Therefore, Bearing Steel lowers friction better as the bearings rotate. A result of low friction is higher speed and smoother rotation of the bearings. Also, since Bearing Steel has a harder surface, it is more resistant to wear and tear, and it can take more physical abuse.

Thanks to the stronger surface, Bearing Steel skateboards do not lose their performance faster hence our preference.

It is lightweight, and you can take this skateboard on the train, bus, plane and the subway. It comes with a Gold T-Tool.

Things We Liked

  • Skatro Flexy Technology to ensure optimal flex on every board.
  • Take this board on the subway, plane, train, and bus with ease.
  • It has a wide variety of colors.
  • It is lightweight and small enough to fit in your backpack.
  • Smooth wheels and bearings.

Things We Didn't Like

  • ​Costly price.
  • Hard to balance on for a beginner.

2 – Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard

One moment they look at one type of skateboard and the next one, you have to find money to get the new piece which they are head over heels over. Their persistence wins you over, and you wonder, what is on that skateboard?

Well, like you, we also wondered about what the skateboard held until we came saw the features for ourselves. These Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard isn’t getting all that praise for no reason.

It is one of the top 5 skateboards on the market that enhances the growth of children while building their cultural campus. First, the attractive design of the skateboard wins you over. It comes in a wide variety of colors, and it is, therefore, a great fashion accessory for kids.

It holds a maximum weight of 198lbs and adults can use it too. The skateboard is comfortable, and you can also ride it barefoot.

It is durable thanks to the sturdy construction using a 3-inch solid aluminum truck, a 100% thick and fresh material deck as well as a smooth bearing and PU wheels. These features don’t just make for a durable skateboard but a smooth ride too.

This skateboard is a good choice for beginners, children, and adults too. It is affordable, and you have no reason for not buying it.​

Things We Liked

  • Attractive and Amazing Pattern Print on the Board.
  • It is durable, and the board is sturdy.
  • The wheels spin pretty good.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Bearings aren't good enough, wouldn't free spin a full 360 degrees.

3 – Tiger Boards Complete 22″ Skateboard

After the endless pleads for a skateboard, you finally make your mind to get your kid a skateboard.

He or she has probably promised not to ask for anything else throughout the year if, you get them this one gift. So you start shopping and, the search is not easy.

Well, we’ve got you, and you can end your aimless search by getting this Tiger Boards Complete 22″ Skateboard. It is one of our favorite skateboards, and it’s not the talk of the town for no reason.

The board is a high-density plastic that has unique and stylish hexagon patterns which offer a high level of traction. The trucks are 3-inch colored and made of aluminum meaning that they are not just lightweight but sturdy and durable as well.

It has 59mm78A super smooth wheels with ABEC 7 high-speed precision bearings made of stainless steel. These are harder, more durable, faster, and more resistant to wear and tear in comparison with the traditional carbon steel bearings.

Though the skateboard is considered perfect for kids, anyone can ride on it. Thanks to its lightweight, this skateboard is highly portable. It comes in a variety of colors, and you can customize it using additional wheels and trucks.​

Things We Liked

  • Very affordable price.
  • Portable and fun skateboard for all ages!
  • It's lightweight, small to carry around.
  • The plastic is durable and easy to clean.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It can be hard to balance on because of its size.

4 – Krown Rookie Complete Skateboard

Every parent knows better to look at the features rather than the appearance of a skateboard when finding the best one.

This is because the best board doesn’t just look great but it keeps your child safe when riding it.

The best board should enhance the physical fitness level of your child, and it should also allow for safe play. This is because maneuverability and the ability to perform tricks largely depend on the construction of the skateboard.

The Krown Rookie Complete Skateboard is one of our favorite skateboards. This is because it has a Canadian Maple construction. This construction contributes to its sturdy design and the appearance that everyone is raving about.

It has 52mm Urethane Krown Graphic wheels which make for smooth rides, better control, and grip. These wheels are also durable, and they will last a long time when in use.

The skateboard also features 5.0-inch aluminum trucks that increase the performance of the skateboard. The black grip tape makes for a better grip and also protects the maple construction.​

Things We Liked

  • Attractive and Amazing Pattern Print on the Board.
  • Great value for a beginner learning to ride.
  • It's affordable and has great sturdy quality.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Need to loosen and oil the wheels.

5 – Merkapa 22″ Complete Skateboard

This Merkapa 22″ Complete Skateboard with colorful LED light is ideal for beginners (kids and youth) and looks great for little girls too.

Its colorful design is the reason why we love it but, the appearance isn’t all the skateboard offers.

This skateboard comes fully assembled and ready to ride. Its construction makes it suitable for use by beginners as well experienced skateboarding riders. The deck is 22 inches long and 6 inches wide and made of a single kick pp board.

The wheels are 60x45mm PU 78A PU wheels which make for smooth rides. It has an ABEC-7 bearing and a PU infection cushion. You can use the skateboard on the road, in the park or on a U-shape ground.

This skateboard also comes with V-truck wheels and a base made of high-quality aluminum. The use of aluminum contributes to the durability and the lightweight of the skateboard.

It has a maximum weight load of 180lbs, and you do not require batteries for the LEDs ultimate brightness.​

Things We Liked

  • Colorful deck and Multi-color LED light-up wheels for kids.
  • It's perfect for beginners to learn skateboarding.
  • It is sturdy and lightweight.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It can be hard to balance on because of its size.

Conclusion

Buying a high-quality skateboard for your child is important for their safety as well as their social and physical wellbeing. The best skateboard is an important way enhancing physical and the mental health of your child.

It is important physically because you need to use your muscles and your core to control your movements and mentally because it builds self-confidence and esteem. A big advantage of skateboarding is that it helps in overcoming fear.

For these benefits, you’ll need the best skateboard for your child. The board should be safe and easy to use.

In our review of the top 5 skateboards, we have an overall winner or our favorite – the Skatro – Mini Cruiser Skateboard. It has Abec 7 Skatro bearings made of stainless steel making them harder, faster and durable.

The wheels are 59mm Urethane Skatro wheels which are durable, move smoothly and are they have a strong grip. The lightweight aluminum trucks are 3 inches wide, and they hold the wheels to the board sturdily.

The use of the Skatro Flexy Technology makes this skateboard more flexible and perfect for beginner and pro skateboarders.