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We regulary check all our prices against our competitors to make sure we offer the best price. In the unlikely event that there is a competitor in Ireland offering exactly the same product, they have it in stock and it is available for immediate delivery then we will match it. No catches or tricky exceptions.
If the competitor is in the UK we will again match this price, however we will take into consideration postage as some online skate shop in the UK can charge up to €20 for delivery here when we only charge €7.90.
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Buying a new skateboard for your child for Christmas or a birthday? It can be tough to know exactly what to buy. This article will walk you through some good options.
Beginners Skateboarders Buyers Guide - Some Good Suggestions
A "Complete" skateboard is one that comes fully built. A good quality complete skateboard for an adult will usually cost around €100, so most people don't want to spend that much on a six year old's new hobby!
What size of skateboard?
This is a good question, but at this stage (as a kid) the size of the skateboard isn't so important. Getting one on the smaller side is a good idea, but don't stress too much about it.
These beginner skateboards for kids run from around €49 to €79. That might still seem like a lot compared to the €20 Batman skateboard at the toy shop, but please believe me - those cheaper boards are poorly made, dangerous, and no fun. You are far better off buying a better board and some Batman stickers!
Tony Hawks Skateboards from €49
Tony Hawks is a legendary skateboarder, they have made computer games and videos about this skateboarder and to most kids the name is very recognizable. The Tony Hawk HuckJam Series skateboards are a cut above the rest when it comes to value. From authentic graphics to the pro shape, the Tony Hawk HuckJam Series boards are really great for kids.
The above suggestions are great, and there are other good cheap skateboards on the market, but you need to be careful.
The first thing you need to know is to NOT buy a cheap children's skateboard from the toy store or nearest superstore. I'm referring to skateboards with Spiderman or Spongebob on the bottom, made by companies that have mass produced their skateboards with little concern for the quality of their product.
This is important to remember, because giving your child or kid a poor quality skateboard will give them a bad skateboarding experience. Skateboards are, by nature, dangerous. You don't want to skimp on the skateboard, and get something that will make skateboarding even more dangerous.
An Alternative: Build a Skateboard from Scratch
There is one other option - you could build a skateboard for your kid! This is a lot of work, and won't be cheaper, but it's fun to do!
So you just ordered your parts from the internet. It arrives, and you have no clue where all this goes. Well this guide will help you do it, and do it right.
What you will need
Before we can even get started you need to make sure you have all the right parts to do it. So your going to need a deck, a pair of trucks,a set of four wheels,8 bearings,One sheet of grip,Hardware(8 bolts and nuts). Of course to put it together your going to need tools. Your going to need a file knife and T-Tool.
Step One - Preparation
Gather all your tools and materials needed to put this together, and put them in an open and clean workspace.
Step two - Putting on Griptape
Lay your deck flat on ground nose and tail pointed up, or the graphic side down. Now you want to take your sheet of grip tape and peel the back off, and lay it on the board, make sure it covers the whole deck(It does not matter if it's a little crooked, as long as its covered.
Now you want to take a file and scrape yourself a line around the deck so cutting is easier. Now that you have your outline just cut as straight as you can around it.Now that you have the hard part done just poke out the 8 holes where your hardware goes, and were done with grip.
Step Three - Putting on Trucks
Putting your trucks on. Put your four bolts, through those holes you made and then put your truck on it. Now listen to this, make sure the kingpin(Bolt that holds everything together) is facing inward or else things will go bad very quickly.Now just do the same for the other truck, and have the kingpins face eachother.
Step four - Inserting Bearings
Inserting bearings into wheels can be tricky if you dont have a bearing press. But theres a process that can make it fairly easy. Ok so you need to sit your board on one side, so its resting on its axle. And remove the nut on the end of the axle. Place one bearing on the axle, and slide a wheel on. Now use pressure to pop the bearing into the wheel.Then remove that wheel slide another bearing on and do the same thing. If you have spacers put them in after the first bearings in.Repeat that process three more times.
Step Five - Testing it out
Now take it out to your driveway, garage or basement. First test, is the truck test. Lean on your toes and heels. If your wheels touch the deck your gonna need to tighten them with a wrench. After awhile youll develop a preference of either tight, loose or just normal truck tightness but that doesnt matter right away.Now for the wheel test, give it a push or two. If you feel like your kinda dragging you may have your axle nut too tight and it will need loosening to prevent friction from slowing you down.Now that those tests and adjustments are completed, take your board everywhere, the store, school(watch out there), vacation. It can be used virtually anywhere.