What board should I get?
Well, there are all kinds of skateboards for all the different skateboarding styles. There are longboards for cruising and commuting and there are longboards for speed and racing. There are short boards for street tricks and skate park riding and there are boards for vert riding. There are also hybrids that give you a nice longboard ride with the functional nose and tail of a shortboard. Basically, there is a board for every style of riding and everything in between The trick is to find out what style of riding you want to do, then you can start to narrow it down from there. If you are a beginner, then going with a longboard is probably the best choice. A longer deck is more stable. It will allow you to have a more comfortable shoulder width stance. And the board will have bigger, softer wheels that will carry you speed a lot further and smooth out the ride. Once you experience the smooth, carving, flowing longboard ride you'll be hooked on skateboarding and will soon be adding to your quiver of boards.