What type of skateboard should I start with?
The Popsicle deck is currently the standard, modern skateboard deck design. This deck is ideal for street or transition (ramp) skateboarding. It has a symmetrical popsicle stick shape with a concaved nose and tail that are used to perform tricks.
Note: The term “Popsicle” is not actually used in normal (skate) language, but rather it is merely used within the skateboard industry to refer to this specific type of deck. The popsicle deck can be referred to as a “standard deck”.
Beginners should not start with a skateboard from a toy store such as Walmart, Target or Amazon.