Hello to all.
My 12 year old daughter has started Skateboarding this week and it is making me want to start as well.
I have never skateboarded before, I am 36 and weigh in at hefty 250 lbs. I am thinking about buying a board but I am not sure how to go about it.
From reading around the net, a normal board should be fine for now (even at my weight) but if I ever get to a point where I want to do Ollie’s and such, I may need to get a fancy board with carbon fiber in it.
Anyway, on to my question, can I get away with buying a complete and maybe just changing the bushings to some which are very hard or should I be buying everything separately?
I can probably afford buying everything separately but I don’t want to waste money if I end up not being able to skate or just too embarrassed to skate anywhere in public. I think the price difference is probably around £60-£100 for a complete vs. £150 for buying separately. Is there benefit to going via the separate route or does anyone have recommendation for boards for fatties?
I think I need a 8.5" deck due to being a fatty.
Sorry for the long post.