Are {Cheap} Skateboards {each} Economical and {Secure}?


As a skateboarder, you {may} {already} know that the sport of skateboarding is {^hk2^} {well-liked} and there are dozens of {^hk4^} skateboards out there that are {less expensive}. There are some skateboards out there that just {seem} to be {inexpensive}, but most of them have brand names that can be trusted and ^hk29^ally, there are some that have endorsements by pro-skateboarders.

So, how will you be {able} to tell if the skateboard that is {fairly} {less expensive} that you have {found} at your {} sports shop or {} {alreadyhk83^^} is going to be a {great} skateboard?

{Normally}, from {expertise}, it is going to depend on how seriously you take your skateboarding. In a {scenario}, {exactly where} you only want to skate casually {^hk2^} {^hk21^} in a blue moon, there are some {less expensive} skateboards that {may} {^hk24^} out just fine. {^hk2{5}^}, you {^hk26^} take into consideration that this {may} be a false {^hk28^} in the {^hk29^} that you {finish} up {eventually} taking skateboarding {well-likedhk62^^} seriously, {simply because} you would {well-likedhk83^^} have to {purchase} a pro-grade, second skateboard.

In addition to all of this, you {aren’t} going to be {able} to blame all of your lack of progress on the skateboard. {^hk2{5}^}, you {^hk26^} know that {^hk4^} {} does make a {} {three}^} {^hk44^}. {^hk4{5}^} are a couple of the {^hk46^} that you are going to {} to watch out for:

1) Wheels- As a skater, you {} to make {^hk49^} that you examine the wheels that are attached to the skateboard. In the {^hk29^} that the wheels are {} of plastic, you minds {less expensivehk62^^} go ahead and throw the board away and just {keep} on walking, plastic wheels are only going to give you a terrible {expertise} {while} skateboarding. The wheels on the skateboard {^hk26^} be {} from urethane. When the wheels are {} out of plastic, they {will not} grip the ground, and you are going to slide {completely} out of {manage}, rubber wheels will also rip apart.

{2}) Bearings- As a skater, you {} to make {^hk49^} that the wheels on the skateboard spin freely. In the {^hk29^} that the bearings have been stamped with any {type} of {information}, you {} to see if there is some {type} of ABEC rating. If there is an ABEC rating listed, they {^hk26^} be okay.

{three}) Trucks- As a skater you {must} examine the skateboard’s axles. All of the axles {^hk26^} be {inexpensivehk83^^} from metal that is {fairly} sturdy. {Inside} the trucks, there {^hk26^} be some rubber bushes, you {} to make {^hk49^} that they are not {} of plastic but {rather} {} of rubber.

{4}) Deck- In the {^hk29^} that you are inexperienced, the deck {may} be a rather {challenging} {part} of the skateboard to {verify}. {Essentially}, what you are {looking} for are layers of wood that are pressed {with each other}, also {verify} to make {^hk49^} that the edges are {less expensivehk62^^} treated and rounded. If the graphics on the bottom {seem} to be cheaply painted on the skateboard, it {doesn’t} matter.

View Comments (4)


  1. skateboard

    May 12, 2008 at 8:24 am

    With the different kinds of parts a regular skateboard has, its making it more safe for riders to use it, making it more durable helps them to move and not to think of the consequences it may bring unto them.

  2. Pingback: Discount Skate Trucks » Blog Archive » Are Cheap Skateboards both Economical and Safe?

  3. jacob

    May 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    i read it and this board is very good. im going to buy it

  4. Matthew

    April 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Looks great, how much?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

More in Skateboarding



skatemagMarch 3, 2015
Tinlid has made this possible. Everytime you purchase a THRIVE hat, Tinlid will plant a tree through the National Forest Foundation.

Check out these Sick Strapbacks from Tinlid Hat Co.

skatemagJanuary 14, 2015
Skateboarding Magazine T Shirt

New Skateboarding Magazine T-Shirts Available

skatemagNovember 26, 2014
Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 11.37.26 PM

Skateboarders VS The Drunk Guy in Portland

skatemagOctober 27, 2014

Nice Shades: Converse Cons All Star Sun Glasses

skatemagOctober 24, 2014
Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 3.26.58 PM


skatemagAugust 14, 2014

Brain Probe: Bob Gnar

Michael WiltzAugust 13, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 3.23.40 PM

Skateboarding Time Collapse: Shot with the Lumia 930

skatemagAugust 13, 2014

Go Skateboarding Day 2014

skatemagJune 21, 2014

Skateboarding Magazine is a project by Tony Owen, Anomaly LLC Design