How Much Weight Can a Skateboard Hold?

If you are planning to use your skateboard as a means of transportation, you probably want to know how much …

If you are planning to use your skateboard as a means of transportation, you probably want to know how much weight it can carry. 

The good news is that skateboards are surprisingly strong and they can carry more than you think. However, the amount depends on the type of skateboard and its components. This article will help you find out how much weight your skateboard can carry.

A skateboard deck is essentially a piece of wood coated with grip tape, and supports your feet while you ride. If your skateboard can’t support your weight, you won’t be able to ride it. Your weight plus the weight of all the stuff you carry, whether that be in a backpack or on your back should not exceed the manufacturer’s limit for your particular model of skateboard.

This is where you need to check the weight capacity indicated by the manufacturer. The weight capacity is the maximum weight that the skateboard can hold without breaking. It doesn’t mean that the skateboard will be able to carry that much weight under all circumstances.

A few things to consider when calculating how much weight a skateboard can hold are:

The rider’s weight – Skateboards are designed to hold the weight of the average person, so if you weigh more than the average person, your skateboard may not be able to hold all of your weight.

The terrain – If you’re riding on a bumpy surface, chances are your skateboard will not be able to hold all of the weight it is meant to.

The speed – You also need to consider the speed at which you will be travelling. If you’re going fast, your weight and that of your belongings will put more stress on the skateboard.

In general, a skateboard can hold about 100-250 lbs (45-113 kg). This includes the weight of the rider and his/her belongings. 

To be able to know if your particular model of skateboard can support your weight, always check the manufacturer’s information. Some skateboards have their weight capacity clearly displayed on the deck itself.

Which Skateboards Are Best for Heavier Riders?

Boards that are made of wood are stronger than those made of plastic or fiberglass. If you are a heavier rider, you will need a skateboard that is made of wood, or at least has a solid deck.

Moreover, a wider board can support more weight than a narrower one, because the wider surface area provides more support for your feet and all the stuff you carry with you.

Final Thoughts

A skateboard is a great way to get around, but it’s important to know how much weight it can hold before you try to ride with a heavy backpack. If you have a lighter rider, the weight limit should not be an issue. But if you are a larger person, it’s important to check your board’s weight capacity before you get out there and ride.

Buy a skateboard that can support your weight and that is the right size for your body. Also, take into consideration the terrain you will be riding on and how fast you might be going. 

Do your research and you should be able to find a skateboard that can support all of your needs and weight to help you get around safely and in style.