Great question and one that we get often. Take a look at the graphic below and then review "What is the right size board for me?" question to get a feel for what is the best option for you!

This depends on a few things: age, weight, height, balance and skill. Below are some guidelines to consider. 

30" Wheel Cut Board  

Usually smaller kids will ride these. easy to carry, and not taller then you! We see more young kids ride this board. Buy if you have good balance and weigh under 120lbs. 

40" Wheel Cut Board

Great all around size. Looks and feels like a long board. Buy if you want to carve and are good at riding. Good for any height or weight. A little experience helps with this board.

40" Platypus / Platypus Drop Through

Good for all ages, all sizes, all experience. The go to board for anyone - make it the ultimate board with the drop through. It will be lower to the ground, offer better balance, and made for speed. 

48" Pintail

Good for all ages, but it is heavy and super long. Young kids need to make sure they know what they are getting - it weighs 12lbs. It's heavy.

No. They are not slippery, and you do not need grip tape. 

Acrylic / Plexiglass 

Standard thickness: .75" (up to 220lbs)

Optional thickness: 1" (221 - 340lbs)

We make them in Cedar Hills, Utah and ship worldwide. 

No, they do not break easy. We are aware of 13 that have broke out of 20,000+ sold, and we replaced 9 of them for free. We want everyone to enjoy them and have fun. Scratches: Like any board they can scratch, but with a little care your board will look great for years to come.