When I started researching to buy a Penny Skateboard, I was straight up confused.
They offer 5 different sizes, which are…
Each one serves a different purpose.
I'm gonna go over each Penny board size to help you decide which one is right for you.
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Penny Board Sizes
Penny Skateboards originally started out by offering the traditional 22″ board but has since expanded to a variety of shapes & sizes.
They now offer a total of 5 different types of boards.
22″ Penny Board
The 22″ is their most popular size and what most people automatically envision when they think of a Penny Board.
This one I'd recommend for younger kids since it's so tiny. The portability is great, but there's not enough deck to feel stable.
The only time I'd recommend this to someone older would be if they need a board that could fit into a backpack.
27″ Nickel Board
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″ really 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. This one is a lot easier to ride than the 22″ Penny.
29″ Surf Skate
The next biggest board they offer is their 29″ Surf Skate, which you could probably already guess, mimics the feeling of surfing.
They partnered with Waterborne Skateboards and put their patented Surf Skate adapter on the front of the board. This allows you to do insanely sharp turns, making it feel like surfing.
This is my personal favorite out of all the boards offer by Penny, but it's not a board for everyone. I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to work on their surfing when the waves are flat.
It's definitely not a board to use as your everyday cruiser.
Their 32″ board is the closest option to a traditional skateboard. It has a defined nose and tail, giving you the ability to actually do some tricks.
I'd recommend this board if you like the Penny look but want something a little more versatile.
It has a lot more deck space for you to cruise and even learn some tricks on.
And the final model Penny Skateboards offers is their 36″ longboard.
If you want to get the most speed and maintain your 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 One Should You 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, every board will be just fine. However, I'd probably go with the 22″ Penny board since it's the tiniest.
For the cruisers
If you're just looking for a board to cruise around town on. Someting to get you from point A to point B, then the 36″ longboard will be your best option.
It's going to cruise over pebbles and cracks like a champ. And since it has the most deck space, you'll be able to have the best balance on it.
For the skaters
If you want something that feels most like a traditional skateboard, then the 32″ board is a solid option.
Because of the tail and nose, you can perform tricks (somewhat similar) to a real skateboard. Plus it's a good option as a cruiser since it has more deck than the 22″/27″.
For the surfers
And finally, for those that want something that feels most similar to surfing, the 29″ High-Line SurfSkate is your best option.
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.
Where To Buy?
If you made up your mind of which Penny board to get, then you have two solid options.
You can either buy from their Amazon page.
Or you can buy directly from their official website.
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