When people look at the different kinds of skimboards, they often overlook a few pivotal factors. Cost is usually their top priority, and we would never argue that it should be unimportant. How it looks is also worthy of consideration — who would want to ride something that looks uncool in their eyes? Material sometimes crosses people's minds, but it should not be ignored. It has a strong connection to what may be the most misunderstood factor: one's own skill level.
See, different skimboard materials are better suited for people with different amounts of experience. Carbon skimboards offer more benefits, but they are harder to control. Wood skimboards, meanwhile, are much simpler and beneficial to beginners. This type is best suited for skimming on the sand, training one's sense of balance, and practicing the skills needed to eventually tackle tougher challenges. On top of that, they are also less expensive and come in smaller sizes for children.
If you or a loved one want to master the art of skimboarding, wood skimboards are a great place to start. Here at East Cost Skimboards, we offer a few foam top boards and several neon-colored models from Waveline. Any of these can help novices find their footing and have fun along the way.