The weight of the 8.00 Zero Blood Deck is about 2lbs 11oz. The weight of the 8.13 Zero Blood Deck is about 2lbs 13oz. So the difference is so small (appx 1.5oz) that you shouldn't really notice. Normally personal preference dictates what width you prefer over shoe size. But if you would like to see a general breakdown, I will provide that at the end. As far as your trucks, a size 8.00 truck would work well with either a 8" deck or a 8.13" deck. Most skaters prefer that their truck matches the deck width. Once again though, this is based on personal preference. The wheels you use should compliment your skating style. i.e., If you cruise most of the time, you might want larger, faster wheels. If you are into trick riding, the smaller wheels are usually easiest to work with.
Age 13 & older, taller than 5'3", shoe size 09.0 and bigger__use a Full Size deck, 7.5" & larger
Age 9-12yrs old, between 4'5"-5'2" tall, shoe size 7-8__use a Mid Size deck, 7.3"
Age 6-8 yrs old, between 3'5"-4'4", shoe size 4-6__use a Mini deck, 7.0"
Age 5yrs & younger, under 3'4", shoe size 3 and smaller__use a Micro deck, 6.5" to 4.75"
General rule for wheel size...smaller wheels are slower, bigger wheels are faster.
50-54mm- slower, but stable & good for trick riding and smaller riders
54-60mm- beginners of all sizes riding ramp, park, or street
60mm> longboards, 'old school' riding, used for speed & rougher surfaces
You'll hear the term 'Durometer', which is the hardness of the wheels. General rule; harder wheels are faster, softer wheels are slower but have better grip. Standard skateboard wheel has a durometer of 99a.
78a-87a= soft wheel good for rough surfaces, longboards or street boards that need a lot of grip
88a-95a= slightly harder & faster with a little less traction, but grip is still pretty good
96a-99a= good speed & grip...good wheel for beginners, street, ramp & park skating
100a< hardest, fastest with the least amount of grip
My apologies, but the image I took at the warehouse didn't turn out so I will post another answer to your question tomorrow showing the side view of the deck. However, the construction doesn't use carbon fiber, but is the 7-ply hardwood maple design.
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