Hello out there. This is a note to anyone who is looking to buy their first board or any parent looking for the cheapest/easiest purchase of a skateboard for their kid. These things you see at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys-R-Us, Sports Authority, Dicks, and countless other stores are toys, not skateboards!!!!!
What is the difference? You know those “Big Wheels”, toy cars for kids? Would you send your child driving down the highway in one? No Way! This is what you do when you purchase boards like the one you see here.
Let’s break this down. First, Composite, PVC and Nylon are not what make up a skateboard. It will barely roll and due to the cheap materials will most likely pull hard to one side. The result is the rider is setup for injury and failure. Perhaps one reason why everyone believes it to be so dangerous. These are at best decoration or poor toys and should not be skated.
Don’t buy it because it’s so cheap. Don’t buy it because it doesn’t require a separate trip. Get down to your LOCAL SKATEBOARD SHOP and get skating.