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These beginner skateboards mix function and fashion.

Time spent outside is precious these days — a brief respite from home schooling, Zoom calls, and the news. But playtime outside is also beneficial to keep kids active, and there’s no better way to do that than with a new skateboard.

The new boards from ReDo Skateboard Co. and Jakks Pacific are perfect for kids (or 30-year-old toy experts) who are looking to learn how to skate or are beginner-level skateboarders already. Each board has special features that both enhance stability and make maneuvering easier, which is great for kids who are building up their board confidence.

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Riders will be the envy of the neighborhood with the trendy designs — each board features colorful and eye-catching art. There are plenty of options, from the San Diego Longboard’s palm trees to the Zodiac Cruiser Mingo’s tall flamingo, that will fit any kid’s style. Whether they’re cruising through the cul-de-sac or riding down the boardwalk, kids are guaranteed to be gliding in style.

While there are plenty to choose from, here are just a few of our faves below:

San Diego Longboard

The San Diego Longboard is made of hard maple sheet-rock with high-definition graphics on the bottom of the deck. Its custom wheel wells increase maneuverability, while the taco mold provides a stable ride for cruising down the boardwalk.

Zodiac Mingo

The Zodiac Cruiser and Zodiac Premium Cruiser Wave are made for easy maneuvering and steering, with smooth wheels and bushings. They have a “skate anything” board shape and size that is full concave for maximum comfort and control. Both are made from hard maple sheet-rock and feature trendy graphics, like the flamingo on the Zodiac Cruiser Mingo board. 

The Eye Candy Cat Camo and Barking Ducks Pop Complete Boards feature classic popsicle-shaped decks with wide kick tails that give kids pop and stability to level up their ride and soft wheels for a smooth experience.

With a smooth, stable ride; easy steering; stability features; and trendy graphics, you’d be hard-pressed to find better starter boards than those from ReDo Skateboard Co.