Penny Board Sizes: Which One Is Right For You?

By Billy | Updated: January 8, 2023 | Penny Boards

Which size Penny Board should you get?

Penny Skateboards offers five different sizes, which can be confusing.

Below are the variations they offer.

Penny Board Sizes

  • 22″ Penny Board
  • 27″ Nickel Board
  • 29″ Surfskate
  • 32″ Cruiser
  • 36″ Longboard

22″ Penny Board

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Length: 22“ (55.88cm)
Width: 5.75“ (14.60cm)

The 22″ is their most popular size and what most people envision when they think of a penny board. It’s the smallest out of all the boards they offer.

It’s tough to recommend this since it’s so tiny. Although if you need something super portable, you might want to consider it.

Often you’ll see people on college campuses riding these since they’re easy to stash away.

27″ Nickel Board

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Length: 27“ (68.58cm)
Width: 7.5“ (19.05cm)

This is the same shape as the traditional 22″ Penny; however, it’s 5″ longer.

It’s a better option for most people because that extra 5″ allows you to balance easier. This is commonly referred to as the Nickel board since it’s the step up from the Penny.

I’d recommend the Nickel board for anyone that wants that classic Penny board look, but with more deck space. It’s a lot easier to ride compared to the 22″ Penny.

29″ Surfskate

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Length: 29“ (73.66cm)
Width: 10.25“ (26.03cm)

The next board they offer is their 29″ surfskate.

They partnered with Waterborne Skateboards, using their patented surf adapter on the front. This allows you to do insanely sharp carves, making it feel more like surfing.

This is my favorite because I love to surf, but it’s not a board for everyone. I’d recommend it to someone that wants a more affordable surfskate complete.

It’s not a board to go for longer cruises because of the pivoting surfskate adapter. If you start hitting rougher terrain, it’s not gonna be fun.

32″ Skateboard

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Length: 32“ (81.28cm)
Width: 8.5“ (21.59cm)

Their 32″ board is the closest option to a traditional popsicle skateboard. It has a defined nose and tail, allowing you to do basic flip tricks. However, the main downside is that the plastic deck flexes when you go to pop up.

I’d recommend this board if you like the Penny look but want something a little more versatile.

If you want to learn to do flip tricks, I’d recommend going with a wooden traditional skateboard. This is my least favorite setup that Penny offers.

36″ Longboard

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Length: 36“ (91.44cm)
Width: 9.5“ (24.13cm)

And the final model Penny Skateboards offers is their 36″ longboard.

If you want to get the most speed and maintain stability, this is the best option.

It’s a completely different shape than their traditional 22″ & 27″, but it still serves a purpose. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants something to cruise around on. This board is the easiest to ride out of all their boards.

Which Penny To Get?

Now, the question you’re probably wondering. Which Penny board should you get?

I’m gonna go over a few scenarios to help make your decision easier.

For the younger kids

For the younger kids, I’d go for the 22″, 27″ or 36″. Honestly, any of them would work, it just depends on their riding style.

If you want to cruise…

If you’re just looking for a board to cruise around town on. Something to get you from point A to point B, then the 27″ or 36″.

Go for the 27″ if you want something more agile or the 36″ if you need something to handle higher speeds better.

If you want to do tricks…

If you want something that feels most like a traditional skateboard, then the 32″.

However, 99% of the time I’d recommend going with a wooden popsicle skateboard if you want to do flip tricks.

If you’re a surfer…

For those that want something that feels like surfing, go for the 29″.

Thanks to the Waterborne adapter, this thing can turn on a dime.

This is my personal favorite since I can practice my pumping and cutbacks when the waves are flat.

Billy

I've been skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding since a young age. My shredding style is surf-inspired. The mission is to publish educational content for board sports.

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