Sam Stinnett: UST title number three | Photo: Exile Skimboards

Sam Stinnett and Casey Kiernan have officially been crowned the 2014 United Skim Tour (UST) champions, in Newport Beach, California.

It's all over. The world's best male and female skimboarders have been crowned in the last event of the season, the Balboa Oktoberfest.

The final stage was taken out by Blair Conklin, who secured his first contest victory of the year to finish in third place, in the final rankings.

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Red Bull Skim It 2014: riders at work | Photo: Red Bull

Remek Miczek has conquered the Red Bull Skim It 2014, held in the Manufaktura arts center, in Lodz, Poland.

Poland is known for having a longtime hardcore skimboarding community, and talented riders. Manufaktura proved to be the perfect scenario for a successful urban skim event.

The Red Bull Skim It 2014 attracted 40 of the best skimmers in the country to compete in a specially-designed set, full of sliding challenges and obstacles.

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Skimboards: the foam and wood dilemma | Photo: Exile Skimboards

Picking the right skimboard can be complicated. Fortunately, a standard skimboard size chart, and a few skim science rules will resolve the most common doubts.

How do you choose a skimboard? First of all, write down your height and weight, as these variables will count when buying a new skimboard.

Then, are you a skimboard beginner or an accomplished rider looking to increase your quiver? Finally, are you a frequent flatland skimmer or do you prefer trimming the line in the waves? Your answers matter talking to your nearest skimboard shop owner.

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