Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best material for a skimboard? Wood?
Skimboards are made from many different materials.
This can be quite confusing. The majority of these boards are made from a wooden layer on the inside. Different types of wood are used.
It is usually a better option to go with a skimboard made with solid wood construction.
When it comes to the surface, rubber is often used, along with special coatings, to help protect against water damage.
Skimboards with a fiberglass coating are often preferred, as such an option provides for more durable performance.
2. What is the best shape to choose?
One thing that you will notice when you want to buy a skimboard is that there are many different shapes available.
This makes many people question what particular shape they should opt for.
This question really has no definite answer. In many cases, people often prefer a skimboard with a specially constructed tip.
This helps to create better performance while skimboarding.
Additionally, some boards also have special construction features that favor speed, while also helping the rider avoid nose diving (which is when the front part of the board goes underneath the water, which eventually causes the entire board to go underwater).
3. How much should I pay for a skimboard?
Another common question that is also difficult to answer.
Skimboards that are more expensive are usually made from better quality materials, which adds to its performance and durability.
This, however, does not mean should not opt for a cheaper option if you are on a lower budget. If you can spend $150 to $200, then opt for a higher quality option.
If you cannot, then there is nothing wrong with buying a $50 board – just be sure to do some research and to assess the quality of the board before purchase.