I’m in Billericay, Essex, i was just going to take him down our road it’s quiet, not a through road, over the park which has a path round a lake and a little skate park although it’s usually swamped with teenagers so not sure how much of a Wally I’d feel
Budget, not sure really, £150 for both, that’s not set in stone though
Theres a massive global stock issue. I guess it isn’t limited to skateboarding - but as lots of factories closed for months, production is behind.
Serious hardware shortage right now…
June have some solid stuff in stock, though. I was there a couple of weeks ago and they’d taken delivery of wheels which seem to be the tough one currently.
Link from another topic which might have some useful info -
Main thing is don’t get a plastic 70’s style board. Get something around 7.25" wide for your 6YO as they’ll probably end up sitting and buttboarding on it for the first while.
For yourself, look at something bigger, depending on your height, shoe size and weight, usually 8.25 - 8.5 will do the job just fine, with whatever wheels, trucks and bearings you can afford. Don’t go overboard on the cost at this stage as you won’t notice, or need, the difference between the entry level and pro level gear, which is priced accordingly.
Don’t leave it in the rain, in fact no part of your board should ever touch water.
Learn how to fall (search forwards and backwards break fall jiu jitsu on Youtube) and that will probably save you some broken wrists/concussions. Saved me numerous times, no wrist injuries in about 20 years.
Don’t carry board by the trucks (aka ‘mall grab’)
Push with your BACK foot (pushing with front foot called ‘pushing mongo’)
If carrying your board by your side (eg flat against side of your waist, trucks point towards you)
Honestly if you want anything legit-checked you can ask here, we’re probably mostly your age anyway. Brands, people on instagram, shops, whatever, we got you.
Yeah if you’ve snowboarded that will probably help.
The wheels are nice and soft and OK for cruising. Should cushion some of the shocks to your knees. They’ll be grippy, as you get better and better you’ll probably need harder wheels. Wouldn’t go over 56mm though, otherwise it starts looking silly.
Oh, and graphics pointing inwards on the wheels yeah?
Everyone says ‘skateboarding yeah! No rules!’ but oh boy, there are rules