Wednesday, February 18, 2009
SKBSG Deck Sizing Guide
(rough guidelines for selecting the appropriate size skateboard deck)
Kids sizes vary a lot with each year of age, so taking a big average is hard. Especially when worldwide statistics are lumped together. Choose your size where you fit in best. SKBSG
These guidelines matter less and less with age, because when kids start getting stronger around 13 years old, their strength and skill will overcome the usual limitations associated with being small. Deck size then becomes more a matter of preference, depending on your type of skateboarding.SKBSG.
Since the wheelbase mostly dictates the quickness and ease of movement of a deck, the overall length of the board is probably the biggest factor in choosing the right deck. Your natural stance over that wheelbase, as well as the leverage you can muster, correlate largely with your height. All too often, kids ride oversized boards, looking like they're doing the splits, and work way too hard just to raise the front truck.
The mid-sizes, minis and micros have proportionately smaller widths and concaves, which are tailored to give them the same basic feel across the deck as the big kids feel riding normal size decks.
full size mid size mini micro
7.4" x 30.8" or bigger Deck Size:
7.3" x 29" Deck Size:
7" x 28" Deck Size:
6.5" x 27.2"
6.75" x 27.6"
or bigger Height:
4'5" - 5'2"
(~130cm - 160cm) Height:
3'5" - 4'4"
(~102cm - 130cm) Height:
13 years or older Age Range:
9 - 12 years old Age Range:
6 - 8 years old Age Range:
5 years or younger
9 and up Shoe Size:
7 - 8 Shoe Size:
4 - 6 Shoe Size:
3 or smaller
This Friday at 6 p.m., Zoo York will be ambushing Ambush Boarding Company in Kennesaw, Georgia to sign some autographs in between filming for their next video State Of Mind. So, if you’re down south, head to the shop, where you should be expecting a Zered Bassett, Brandon Westgate, Chaz Ortiz and Matt Miller coming to you very soon.
JESSUP GRIPTAPE ADDS SKATEBOARD ICON
ERIC KOSTON TO PRO TEAM
2/17/09– Chicago based Jessup Manufacturing is proud to announce the addition of skateboard icon Eric Koston to it’s pro team. Jessup Manufacturing has been producing premium skateboard specific griptape since 1975. Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Koston hails from San Bernardino, California. Known for his technical wizardry and fearlessness, Koston is one of the most loved skaters of all time. Eric is currently a part of the Girl skateboard team and is also the founder of Fourstar clothing.
Eric Koston first began skateboarding at age 11. By the age of 18, Eric had stacked enough skills to turn pro, moving to San Diego to join the now legendary H-Street team in 1991. Shortly thereafter, Koston’s talents were recognized by skate legend and industry icon, Natas Kaupus, who convinced Koston to move to Los Angeles and join the 101 team. On 101, Koston established himself as a leading switchstance skateboarder - pioneering such technical tricks as the nollie flip noseslide and the switch kickflip backside tailslide. Of legend, Eric Koston landed a switch 360 flip down the Embarcadero 7 during his part in 101's 1993 video, cementing himself as one of the most technically advanced skateboarders of his time. Koston’s stance is goofy, but he is known for his ability to skate switch. Known for his technical skill and fearless commitment, Koston is known to create new tricks at any given moment, on the streets, or in competition. He is also known for commercializing the competitive, HORSE-derivative, game of S.K.A.T.E. Koston has won numerous skateboard contests including; X-games, Gravity Games, Slam City Jam and the notorious Tamp Pro. Koston has also been voted Skater of the Year. Koston currently rides for Girl skateboards, Lakai shoes, Fourstar clothing, and Independent trucks.
Koston had this to say about the new relationship “I have been skating on Jessup grip since I was a kid, it has always been the best grip. I am stoked to be on the team.”