Since street skating has become so popular, there is a wide range of streetboards on the market. Despite this, streetboards are not that different in shape and size. The normal length of a streetboard is around 32 inches, with a width of 7.5-8 inches or, in extreme cases, as little as 6.75 inches or as wide as 8.25 inches.
Streetboards are practically symmetrical at the nose and tail ends. The nose is more frequently a couple of millimetres longer and a few degrees steeper than the tail. Many beginners may find this strange, but more advanced skaters find riding switch easier with a larger and steeper nose.
There are no definite rules when it comes to your choice of length and width, but a good rule of thumb is to look at your body height in relation to your shoe size to find out the best dimensions for you. If you are taller than 190 cm, you should perhaps avoid buying boards that are shorter than 31.5 inches. If your shoe size is bigger than 44, it might be a good idea to choose a board that is wider than 7.5 inches.
In addition to length and width, the properties of a streetboard depend on its concave (the curve between the edges) and the angle of the nose and tail. The depth and shape of the longitudinal concave determines the grip your feet have on the board, and also affect how easy the board is to flip. The steepness of the nose and tail are essential for the board’s pop, i.e., how easy it is to lift off the ground for ollie-related tricks, when the board is flicked up into the air.
People generally tend to think that narrower boards with a deep concave are easier for flip tricks, and that a steep nose and tail provide more pop, while a wider board with a lower concave and flatter noise and tail angles provides more control and less unpredictability, and that this type of board is, quite simply, more comfortable to stand on.