Merkapa 22 inch Complete Skateboard Review 

 October 25, 2020

By James Mason

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Our Verdict:

Our Verdict:

Our Verdict:

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When buying a skateboard for kids, looks does matter, and obviously quality matters to the parents. Well, the Merkapa 22’’ complete skateboard will both meet the expectations of kids and parents. It is a good beginners board with some really cool features.

If you are expecting just a smaller version of a regular skateboard I think you will not be disappointed !!

PROS

  • Robust and durable deck
  • LED wheel lights
  • Easy to carry
  • Low price tag

CONS

  • It’s suitable for children only

Merkapa 22 inch Complete Skateboard Review at a glance

MERKAPA is a China based brand. They manufacture various outdoor sports gears and they have quite a good reputation. The skateboards they built are gaining popularity fast and that’s because the users love it.

The one I am going to review is the Merkapa 22’’ complete skateboard. This board is one of the best skateboards available for kids and teenagers in the market right now. This unique looking mini skateboard is getting all the attention that it rightfully deserves.

The deck is built with Polypropylene (PP) plastic which is the safest of all plastics available. It is robust in nature and also heat resistant.

The wheels are the main attraction of this board. The wheels has pre-set LED lights in them and they light up when they rotate.

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The board is also fitted with good quality trucks and bearings to make your ride smooth and comfortable.

Let’s dive right in the main (review) section.

Dimensions

22″ Long x 6″ Wide

Max Capacity

180 lbs

Deck

Polypropylene Plastic

Wheels

60mm x 45mm, 78A

Trucks

3.2″ Aluminum Alloy

Bearings

ABEC 7

Merkapa Complete Skateboard: Trucks

The trucks fitted on this board is heavy duty 3.2” high quality Aluminum. Turning and sliding will be quite fun. It can handle a good amount of pressure too. The max capacity for this board is 180 lbs.

They used V-truck and base. You will get some side to side flexibility as the trucks are tightly attached. However,  you can change the tightness easily according to your requirements.

Merkapa Complete Skateboard: Deck

The deck is 22 inches and 6 inches wide made out of plastic in a single kick board manner.  You might think that a plastic deck is not durable but this Polypropylene plastic is robust in nature and is recyclable.


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Th board offers a variety of bright and vibrant color schemes for its decks and wheels alike. It is definitely one of the skateboards with the coolest looking decks. This  skateboard is one of the best skateboards for kids and beginners.

Merkapa Complete Skateboard: Wheels

The wheels are the centre of the attraction of this board. That’s because it has LED light-up wheels which is a cool addition. They do not use any battery to power the lights instead it generates electricity from the rotation of the wheels. Cool, right?

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The LED lights will also make you more visible  at night. Light up skateboards are a hot favorite at the moment.

The dimensions of the wheels are 60 x 45mm. Small wheels for a small board, that’s understandable. The hardness rating of the wheels is 78A, so they are on the soft side.

Merkapa Complete Skateboard: Size

This board is a mini version of skateboards. The kids love it because of that. They can easily control it and carry it around. The size of this board is perfect for little boys and girls to start skateboarding. The deck is quite sturdy and makes the ride awesome through providing excellent lateral flexion.

Merkapa Complete Skateboard: Grip tape

There is no grip tape on this board but still it has a great grip due to fact that the top of the deck has a rubber like layer. It works like grip tape for this board.

Merkapa Complete Skateboard: Bearings

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The use of ABEC 7 bearings makes it a good mini skateboard option that can go fast . The bearings will make the ride smooth too, although this is not the highest quality bearings.


Verdict: Should You Buy Merkapa Complete Skateboard?

If you are looking for the perfect board for your kids, then look no further. The Merkapa complete skateboard is the best option considering the review above. 

It features some excellent and high-quality parts and also has a maximum load ability and can support people weighing up to 82 kg.

This board is great for the beginners and is affordable.


FAQ

Q: Would Merkappa board be good for small kids?

A: Yes, they will love it considering the LED light-up wheels

Q: Is Merkappa for beginners?

A: Yes. It is suitable for beginners.

Q: Is Merkapa skateboard a heavy baord?

A: No, as it only weighs  3.8 pounds.

Q: Is Merkapa skateboard suitable for adults?

A: If the deck size and weight limit suits them, then Yes.

About the author

James Mason here. Surfing, skateboarding, and longboarding enthusiast currently living in Rio, Brazil. Started boarding since I was old enough to wear a helmet, except I often didn't. Think that explains a lot :)