Looking for the best skateboard for adults in India? We have got you covered; keep reading.
The best way to stay fit is to stay active, and that’s what skateboarding can help you with. It is not a mere fun sport, but skateboarding also keeps you energetic, improves your balance, coordination, and strength and helps relieve stress.
So whether you are a seasoned skater or beginner, you need a robust, smooth skateboard with decent grip and enough deck surface that can elevate your skating experience.
I have researched and compared over 9 different skateboards available in India for adults and have handpicked the top 5 best models. These boards are made from high-quality material, withstand up to 100kg rider weight, and come with a large enough deck surface, sufficient for adult skaters. I have also included a brief skateboard buying guide at the end of the reviews to help you with your purchase.
REVIEWS: Best skateboard for adults in India
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1. Jaspo Destructor Camouflage, Graffiti Fiber Skateboard
Ranked fifth on the Amazon Skateboards List, the Jaspoo Destructor Camouflage skateboard is perfect for adult skaters. The first thing we have to mention is the board’s trendy graffiti design. Graffiti is the essence of skateboarding culture, and the Jaspo Destructor skateboard captures this aesthetic perfectly. The underside has a graffiti theme, with the top deck has a plain black color.
One of the most attractive points of the Jaspo Destructor is that the skateboard comes with a 31×8-inch deck. The deck is sufficient and is just perfect for adult use. The deck supports up to 220 pounds/100 Kg of weight. If you are a size nine or over, the board will do, thanks to the 31-inch board length coupled with the 8inch width. The sturdy deck, which is made out of fibre composite, is quite durable. Fibre composite is relatively light, and this means you can easily carry your board around.
The wheel is pretty premium, scoring an 85A on the wheel hardness scale. This is perfect, especially for the Indian terrain. The ABEC-7 highspeed precision bearings are also a notable point to mention. The ABEC-7 627zz bearings are just two ranks away from the maximum ABEC 9 rating. The best part is that the board is made in India. It will undoubtedly slot into the Indian skating scene easily.
2. Jaspo Hurricane Skateboard (Ollie Spiral)
Jaspo is one of the best skateboard brands for adults in India, and on the Hurricane series, they outdid themselves. The highlight of this skateboard has to be the 31×8 inch deck. The deck is one of the largest available on the market, and the fact that it can support upto100kg of weight makes it extra cool. The fibre composite deck is light and durable and gives the 2-kilogram skateboard that extra edge of longevity. The deck sits on four 55-millimetre TPU wheels with an 85A hardness rating. The wheels can reach a top speed with just about three paddles making it the beginners’ dream skateboard. The Indian terrain is a bit rough and requires a bit of an advance in wheel durability. The 85A rated wheels on the Jaspo Hurricane skateboard will provide just that.
The pro-grade grip tape coupled with the PU injected 8-inch trucks are an engineering marvel. Most people are a bit skeptical about fibre trucks, but they work pretty well on this skateboard. There are very few boards available that give you the sturdy balance that comes with the Jaspo Hurricane. The best part is the trucks are high-angle gravity cast. Another thing that worth mention is the artistic design of the Jaspo Hurricane. It will undoubtedly make you stand out as you ride. The printing technology is top tier, and the design will withstand wear and tear, ensuring longevity.
It’s never too late to start skateboarding, and if there was ever a perfect skateboard for beginners, it is the Arcade Pro skateboard. The board is an engineering marvel with a 31.75×7.75-inch deck; it is big enough to support a full-grown adult beginner. The deck is a 7-ply maple deck. Offering enough durability to handle even the roughest riders. The maple deck is also lightweight.
The Arcade Pro comes with ABEC-7 bearings that allow you to turn and perform some pretty complex tricks but still allowing you some speed when there is a need. The skateboard comes with high-precision aluminium trucks that are perfect for turning and even carving. The wheels on the Arcade Pro are 54mm polyurethane wheels with a 95A hardness rating(the highest on this list). The Indian terrain is not the best, and you will need as much grip as you can get; the Arcade Pro gives you just that. The wheels are light, though, and their combination with the double concave kick tails ensures that when the need arises, you have enough speed.
The highlight on the Arcade Pro has to be the design. The five available designs on the Arcade Pro are in every sense of the word cool. Amongst the available designs, Lava is the one that will certainly have heads turning. You do not have to worry about the design stickers interfering with your board’s grip tape. The grip tape is secure and rough, just how it should be for beginner skateboards.
This is not your conventional skateboard. The Tec Tavakkal Wave board is probably the most technologically advanced wave board available on the market. The 32×8 inch deck is concave and packs the anti-slip technology that we have become accustomed to on the wave board market. Wave boards are easier to manoeuvre than standard skateboards. The Tec Tavakkal is the premium standard on the Waveboard market.
The Tec Tavakkal waveboard comes with multicolour LED-illuminated polyutherane wheels, which allows you to be more visible in the dark. The polyethene wheels make the Tec Tavkkal the best “skateboard” for Indian roads. For just 1789 rupees on Amazon, there are no reasons not to give it a try.
The Strauss Bronx skateboard is overall excellent. The Strauss Bronx comes with A 31×8 inch wooden deck. This might be the reason why the board only weighs a kilogram. The board might easily rank as the lightest skateboard on the market by a mile. The wooden deck is quite durable and can handle up to 220 pounds of weight. This makes it the perfect adult skateboard available.
The board comes with a colorful deck with a stylish design. The artistic design gives the board that aesthetic edge. On the technical side of things, the board carries 55-millimetre wheels, which are made from polyuthrene. In terms of stability, the board will help skate just about anywhere. The Strauss is quite a steal for only 1149 rupees on Amazon, especially if you consider that the skateboard is ranked 8th on the Amazon skateboard listings.
Buying Guide: Best skateboards for adults in India
Buying your skateboard, especially if you are a beginner, can be difficult. Here are some things that you need to consider when making your purchase.
The deck is critical; a wrong deck can make your skating experience a horror show. For smaller kids between six- and eight-year-olds, you need to pick the 7-inch width deck. This deck allows the smaller kids to easily control the skateboard and perform some tricks. For nine- to twelve-year-old’s a 7. 3inch expansive deck will do. For those over thirteen, we recommend a 7.5-inch deck. 8-inch decks will be a bit difficult to use for beginners, especially if you want to try out some skills.
In terms of deck material, maple decks were at the top of the food chain. Still, over the years, manufacturers and skaters alike have been going for fibre composite. Fibre composite is light and relatively easy to carry if you plan to carry it around. In terms of durability, the fibre composite also excels. The Indian skateboard scene is a bit rough, and you need a material that can withstand wear and tear.
If you are a beginner, one thing you have to look out for is the grip tape. The grip tape mainly helps your shoes to grip to the deck, as the name suggests. Most skateboard decks have a black surface, and grip tape might be the reason for this. Not all grip tape is black though, there is grip tape that is colorless and allows you to see the design on the board. We strongly advise that you get a board with grip tape and also some extra grip tape for replacement when it wears out.
Wheels and Bearings
This is one of the most essential aspects when you choose a skateboard. Wheels are rated in terms of hardness on a scale from 0 to 100. The measurement has a suffix A. For beginners, we recommend 85A wheels that are made from polyurethane. In terms of size, wheels range from 50mm to over 60mm, but the best wheel size is 55 to 58mm if you are in India.
The most common type of bearings is steel bearings. Over the years, though, ceramic bearings have been gaining a lot of ground. There is not much structural or engineering difference between the two. We recommend that you go with steel, though. Plus, bearings are ranked on a scale of one to nine, with the best and most durable being the ABEC-9 rated bearings. The ABEC-9 bearings are pretty expensive, though, but you should get bearings that have a rating close to the ABEC-9 rating.
We recommend that you pick a fully assembled skateboard rather than buy individual parts in terms of assembly. It might seem cheaper to assemble your skateboard on your own, but it’s a lot of work, and it might cost way more than just buying a fully assembled skateboard. Another reason why a fully assembled skateboard is that premium parts are not easy to come by in India, and you might end up building a subpar skateboard.