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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Brad Domke: he has The Right | Photo: Gurney/Stab Magazine

Brad Domke has ridden The Right, the infamous big wave surf spot located in Western Australia.

The gnarliest skimboarder in the history of the sport took his finless setup to one of the most dangerous waves on the planet. Domke flew from Florida to chase a dream. He wanted to be the first skimmer to taste The Right.

When the big wave skimboarder reached the spot, he couldn't believe what he was seeing. It was big, maybe twenty feet. After carefully analyzing the conditions and the wave's behaviour, Brad Domke said he was ready to claim the beast.

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Casey Kiernan: ready to be a world champion | Photo: Zap Skimboards

Sam Stinnett and Casey Kiernan have claimed the Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am 2014, in Vilano Beach.

Six events down, and only two to go. The 2014 United Skim Tour season is ready to crown a champion, but there are still critical points to be disputed.

The Floridian stop didn't have big waves, but at least they were pretty contestable. When Nature commands, pro skimboarders have to adapt and show their talent in what's on offer.

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