Strapping a skateboard to your backpack and setting off on an adventure holds an allure for both kids and adults. You can practice your moves by yourself or hang out with friends at the local skatepark when you’re feeling social. When it’s beautiful outside and you’d rather walk than drive, a portable set of wheels allows you to cruise to your destination and have some fun along the way. If you’ve never skated before, your first board can allow you to get a feel for your favorite moves before purchasing a more professional model—or upgrading the wheels, trucks, and bearings on your deck. Here are some great choices.