New to longboarding? Interested in getting involved but don’t want to dish out hundreds of dollars? Well you’re in luck, today we’ve compiled a list of awesome longboards that are great for starting out that won’t set you back a whole lot of money.
Longboarding isn’t for everybody, but if you are interested, we suggest not spending a ton on your first board. A cheap longboard doesn’t have to be junk, we’ve picked out our favorite cheap longboards below.
Best Cheap Longboards
|Quest Super Cruiser||Check Price||4.6/5|
|Minority Downhill Maple||Check Price||4.4/5|
|Atom Drop Deck 39″||Check Price||4.7/5|
|Yocaher VW Vibe Beach Cruiser||Check Price||4.1/5|
Best Longboard Under $75
Quest Super Cruiser
The Quest Super Cruiser is a legit good longboard that happens to be sold at a can’t be beat price. We’re huge fans of the Super Cruiser and you’ll find it pop up in posts all over our site. It really stands up to the more expensive competition.
We love the Genuine ABEC 7 speed bearings that come standard, the deck is a sturdy 7 Ply Super Flex Bamboo and Hardwood Maple composite featuring 7-inch aluminum trucks. If you’re just looking to get into longboarding, this is a super affordable place to start. We’ve written a similar post highlighting the best longboard for beginners that also features the Super Cruiser.
Some folks got picky and weren’t happy with the graphic quality on the deck. It’s really not that big of a deal since your board will quickly get some wear and tear especially if you’re starting out. All in all the Super Cruiser is an awesome board you can pick up for under a hundred bucks.
Quest is a very solid name brand that makes affordable longboards. Quest longboards are a brand that features a lot of great boards for great prices. If you have the budget you’ll want to look at Sector 9 or Landyacthz, but if you’re just starting out the super cruiser is great.
The Minority downhill maple longboard
A long 40-inch board made of decent material with a wide stable base, this board is perfect for everyday cruising and even a bit of downhill longboarding. With a 37inch wheel base, the board provides a decent amount of stability along with ABEC 9 longboard bearings you’ll be sure to be speeding around with ease. Overall solid build with decent materials
Not a whole lot to be honest, the wheel base could be wider and while the board is produced form a less well-known brand, the quality and durability of the board is uncertain. Definitely a great choice if you’re just looking for a good and cheap longboard.
A pure maple wood deck and length of 40 inches makes this board a great board for cruising and tackling the odd downhill slope. Don’t let the price fool you, this board is built to last with its 8ply pressed maple deck, aluminum longboard trucks and durable 78A polyurethane wheels with ABEC 9 bearings. These boards also come in a cool vintage graphic look.
Best Longboard Under $100
Atom Drop Deck Longboard – 39 Inch
Great shape and perimeter that reduces wheel bite on sharp turns. The board is mad by a trusted brand includes quality-built materials that are sure to provide a quality and safe ride every time. Drop deck longboards are a blast so definitely check out our review of the best drop deck longboards.
The grip tape featured on the board is decent, but it’s not great. But on the other hand, you are paying under $75 for this board and for everything else that you’re getting, it’s still well worth the money. The other issue addressed here are the wheels of the board. Featured on this build are super high rebound urethane wheels, which will provide s super comfortable ride, but bear in mind these are not designed for sliding whatsoever.
So, it’s important to keep in mind that the wheels of this board restrict it to only cruising and downhill longboarding. If you’re wanting some wheels to slide with check out our best longboarding wheels post.
A low riding board that provides a smooth ride and ensures maximum stability which is ideal for downhill longboarding and sharp carving. Prefect for commutes and around town skating this board is versatile and guaranteed to give you hours of fun and enjoyment.
If you’re looking to do some carving check out our best carving longboards post.
Due to its unique design and shape wheel bite is never a concern and allows the rider to effectively lean and leverage into every turn. Along with a full maple deck, reverse king pin trucks and a sturdy build this board is a perfect alternative for those who are looking to experiment with downhill skating.
Best Cruiser Longboard Under $100
Yocaher VW Vibe Beach Series Skateboard Longboard Complete Cruiser
A decent deck made from 10 ply maple wood that’s light and easy to manoeuvre for people of all ages! Cool graphics and fishtail design this board is designed to you give you the feeling of surfing a concrete jungle. With its cool design and history of being made by surfers for surfers, this board is sure to help to you stand out from the crowd.
The set up comes with ABEC 7 bearings 78A wheels to help give you a smooth and steady ride as you cruise along the coastline. Built form a trust worthy brand, this board is sure to be with you threw countless summers in the future.
Trucks and bearings could use an upgrade further down the line, but for the trusted brand, price and overall quality – this board is definitely worth it.
The most expensive board of the lot, but definitely worth every cent! Smooth, surf style skating perfect for those looking for a board to chill on. It can handle a bit of downhill but don’t expect any intense sliding, carving or tricks to be pulled off on this board.
Well, there you have it! The best cheap longboards for under $100. While all of these boards are great cheap longboards for those looking to get started into longboarding or perhaps try a new style of board, these boards should be used for the most basic level of skating.
If you’re looking tat tackling nay massive slopes or pulling of some intense tricks, it might be a good idea to invest in a more expensive board specialized in the area you’re looking at. That being said, these boards make the perfect gift for young kids, skating newbies, and anyone looking for any easy option to enter the sport, so welcome to skating!
Bonus: Best Cheap Penny Board
The Chicago Cruiser skateboard
Price, price and price! This as cheap as it gets and if that’s what you’re after, then it’s the perfect choice for you! These boards can come in a bunch of different colours and combos, they’re small and can be easily carried around and due to their complete plastic build, you can rely on them being able to deal with a bit of tough love and dealing with the outside elements.
While great, the moment you’re buying the cheapest board possible its wise to assume you’re going to be missing out on a top tier/quality ride. The short length and basic build can make it tricky learning to first skate the board, and because of its high profile and narrow structure this board isn’t designed for any downhill longboarding of any kind. While great for cruising nice and slowly on flat ground, that’s about where the uses of this board ends.
We’ve gone on record saying how much we love Penny and Nickel boards. While it might not be a longboard it can be still be used to cruise around and get used to the feeling of skating. It’s still pretty simple and basic so don’t expect anything amazing from these boards. However, if you’re after a cheap and easy alternative to help pick up skating these boards could definitely help with that.
Experienced riders will definitely want something that will cost a bit more than the boards on this list. However some folks are just starting out, or looking for a cheap board to beat up on. If you’re not sure if longboarding is for you, but you still want to give it a shot- definitely keep all of these longboards in mind. Happy riding!
The list doesn’t end here- we’re also fans of the Volador brand if you’re looking for a cheap longboard.
Cheap longboards are a great way to start out that ensures you won’t spend more than you should on a hobby you’re not sure you’ll stick with. Amazon is a great place to buy cheap longboards but for an even better list- check out our post highlighting where to buy longboards online, as well as some other options to save money.
by Stephan M.