We confirm that recommended site are more ideal for beginners than skateboards. These boards give good weight and enough balance to guarantee stability. They are reliable for those who are not familiar with boarding before.
Take the deck for example.The entry-level mini longboard are often made of maple. This material is heavy and durable to withstand the high speeds and nasty falls. (Get prepared! You might fall a couple of times to get used to your longboard.) Besides being heavier, the longboards are also larger than other boards. This feature is good for balancing. Accordingly, you have more room to move around and choose the standing position that you feel comfortable the most.
The soft wheels are also built with the beginners in mind. They create the best grips on harsh surfaces, even when you are riding downhill or doing tricks over benches or curbs. Another good news, riding a mini longboard is not all that hard, especially when you have already ride a snowboard or other boards before. It takes only several days to master the basic techniques and another while to do tricks and have fun.
If you have no boarding background, do not worry. You should start practicing pushing and carving separately. This style is the most creative, but not for the newbies. Both freeride and freestyle requires a skilled background of boarding, in which you combine different techniques – just to name a few: board tricks, sliding, dancing, or goofy riding.
Mostly, decks are made of Maple or Bamboo wood. Maple is hard while Bamboo is light and more flexible. Mable being stiffer provides more stability and is best for Freeride and downhill surfing and will definitely provide beginners with a safe and stable ride. Bamboo offers more flexibility for carving and cruising. Due to more area in contact with ground, larger wheels also provide more stability than small ones as they negotiate bumps and debris with more ease than the other. So, getting large size wheels would be a good idea for your first mini longboard.