August 08, 2018 / by Danny Mavis

You never want to buy a defective product in any circumstance really, but when you get a skateboard and have to rely on it to handle all of the moves you want to pull off, you really want to make sure that it’s first class. The bad news is that sometimes the quality of the board you get will depend much more on the shop that you get it from than the skateboard itself. The good news is that it’s actually quite easy to tell which shop is a good one and which one you should just pass by and never look back.

Range of Products

Regardless if it’s an online skate shop or not, one of the surest ways to judge whether you are buying quality is to check the amount of additional items that the store holds. The more varied the range of products that they have, the more likely it is that they are properly equipped to meet most people’s different needs. This is not to say that larger stores should all be trusted since you should beware any shop that has a large stock of items, but very little actual choice between the products themselves.


Like it or not, sometimes brands are important and in fact, a lot of the better boards that you can currently get are made by some of the biggest names in the business. This is why you need to make sure that a store also has some diversity in the brands of the skateboards that they hold as well. Also, if a shop has more high-end merchandise at its disposal, then it’s almost certain that it’s been in the business a while and that they know what they are doing when it comes to skateboarding.


Let’s say that you found a store that holds the exact items you need, let’s say that they also come at affordable prices – none of it really matters if the store is so far away from you that the simple travel costs would cost more than the gear itself. The problem with location and proximity to potential clients is the main reason why such a thing as an online skate shop exists, as well as why a lot of stores have their own website. Not only does this make the products more easily accessible for the customers, but it also makes looking through the catalogue of available products much simpler and easier as well.