Skimboards are board riding vehicles specifically and technically designed for a particular form of skimming.
Therefore, there isn’t really a one-size-fits-all board.
One might be great for some styles of skimboarding, but it may not be optimal for another.
Sure, you could just grab any old board and hit the water, and it will probably move, but its abilities will be limited, and so will yours.
So if you are serious about skimming, you should also be serious about the performance of your board.
The first thing you must determine before you run out and buy a board is what type of skimming you will be doing – and where.
Obviously, this will depend greatly on where you live, but if you plan to travel to other skim spots, you may want to consider a couple of different skimboards.
There are essentially two skimboarding styles: wave skimming and flatland skimming.
At the moment, wave skimming is by far the most popular, especially in the media, but flatland is quickly catching up.
Neither is better than the other; it’s just your preference. Wave riding is similar to surfing, while flatland is more like skateboarding.
Once you determine what style of skimboarding you will do, you will know what type of skimboard you will need.
For the full article, see: https://www.surfertoday.com/skimboarding/the-anatomy-and-characteristics-of-a-skimboard