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From beginners' skateboards for younger kids to more technical boards designed for experts there's a board for each standard of skating.
So how do you choose the right one?
You should choose your skateboard based on your standard: novice, intermediate or expert. There's a whole range of skateboards out there, from beginner boards for younger kids to technical boards for old hands.
1. Your Standard
Oxelo offers three types of skateboard depending on your standard:
FOR EXPERTS: Riding in the skate park A very concave deck for more advanced boarding
FOR INTERMEDIATES: Learning tricks A medium, slightly concave deck for messing around in the skate park
FOR NOVICES: Learning to balance A small, flat deck designed for smaller people (kids aged 4 to 10)
2. Beginners' Skateboards (For Youngsters)
PLAY 3 skateboard: It is slightly smaller in size and the slanted bearings limit the speed to limit the risk of falling off - perfect for younger kids. This skateboard is aimed at children aged between 4 and 7 years who want to learnt to balance.
MID 3 beginners' skateboard: The steering components (trucks, wheels and bearings) improve the sturdiness, glide and ease of handling. This skateboard is designed for kids aged 4 to 10 who want to learn to skate, turn and do a few tricks.
3. Technical Skateboards
MID 5 skateboard: This board is sturdy so that your child can learn their 1st tricks. This skateboard is aimed at kids aged over 10 who are intermediates and learning to ride in a skate park.
TEAM skateboard: This skateboard is dynamic, fast, manoeuvrable, and allows riders to perform all the tricks that can be done on a skateboard. The Team model is designed for teenagers and adults who have more experience.
I've always dreamed about an environment of skateboarding for myself, learning a new trick, creating my own skating style, and exploring the whole world on these very different magical and adventurous set of wheels.
3 Skateboarders from Janwaar and Kovalam, Ramkesh,10, Arun,14 and Sujin, 16 were selected to travel to 5 countries in Europe. The whole idea behind the trip was to have the kids head out of their familiar settings into discovering different cultures, food, surroundings etc