For beginners, often times longboarding can be an expensive hobby. However it does not have to be.
Through our experience with the market, Review Longboards has found a number of cheap longboards under $100 that would be a perfect longboard for beginners.
Now, just because these longboards are cheap does not mean that they are low quality. Often times these longboards are simply made by different brands that not a lot of people have heard of.
Review Longboards has tested and evaluated a number of the best selling longboards to determine if they make the list of the best cheap longboards today.
|Name||Best For||Best Price|
|Quest Super Cruiser||Cruising|
|Quest Rorshack Bamboo||Cruising|
|EIGHTBIT 41 inch drop down complete||Downhill|
|Rimable Drop Through Longboard||Downhill|
|Yocaher Professional Speed Drop Down||Downhill|
|SCSK8 professional speed drop down||Downhill|
|Atom Pintail Longboard||Cruising|
|Brand New Cruiser Through Longboard||Downhill|
|Atom Drop Through Longboard||Cruising|
|Quest Native Spirit Kick tail Longboard||Cruising|
Top 10 Best Cheap Longboards
Quest Super Cruiser
One of the best selling longboards of all time, the Quest Super Cruiser is one of the best and cheap longboards available for less than $100. With a 44 inch deck, the Quest Super Cruiser is the perfect length for any rider looking to glide to class or perform perfect hard carves down a hill.
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A downside of this board is that the deck is very stiff which means riders can’t flex the board as much. However, this longboard easily makes the #1 spot on our list of cheap longboards with its superb carving ability and price.
Quest Rorshack Bamboo
With the Quest Super Cruiser first on our list, it’s almost no surprise that the Quest Rorshac k Bamboo comes in at second. This longboard is the shorter version of the Quest Super Cruiser with a 34 inch deck instead of a 44 inch.
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With the shorter deck, the Quest Rorshack can make sharper turns but it can not pick up as much speed as the Quest Super Cruiser. It is up to riders to choose whether they want more a commuter/carving longboard such as the Quest Rorshack or a pure carving machine such as the Quest Super Cruiser at a super cheap price.
EIGHTBIT 41 inch drop down complete(60% off)
The Eightbit 41 inch longboard is one of the first longboards on our list of best cheap longboards that can do go down hills and pick up speed just as well as it can carve around sharp corners. With the Drop down design, this board remains stable at very high speeds and with its 180m aluminum alloy trucks its able to perform sharp turns.
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An added bonus with this board is the different color schemes available with it. Overall, the EightBit 41 inch drop down longboard is one of the best all around longboards for beginners. For a cheap longboard, this board simply cannot be beat in terms of downhill and all around carving ability.
Rimable Drop Through Longboard(47% off)
With a drop through design, the Rimable Drop Through Longboard is primarily designed for speed. This cheap longboard has a deck made out of a 9 ply maple and comes with some basic grip tape free of charge. This board has a relatively wide turning radius but primarily riders buy this board in order to go fast.
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The Rimable Drop Through longboard is primarily made for going downhill as is evident by its ABEC 9 bearings which one of the top longboard bearings that many similar boards do not include. Review Longboards would definitely recommend this board as one of the best cheap longboards for going down hills and picking up speed quickly.
Yocaher Professional Speed Drop Down
Review Longboards has reviewed this board previously(Yocaher Professional Longboard review) and found it to be a great beginner board for the price. The Yocaher Professional Speed Drop down is mainly great for downhill riders who want to go fast.
With a deck length of 41.25 inches and constructed of 9 ply maple, this board does not have a lot of flex when standing on it. This board does have the major advantage of being a drop down design which forms a semi cradle for the rider to step in.
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This design vastly aids in stability when going downhill and prevents loss of control of the board when going fast.
While the Yocaher Professional Speed drop down longboard is not among the greatest at carving, it is mainly a downhill board. For the high quality and downhill aspects, it makes this list as one of the best and cheapest longboards today.
SCSK8 professional speed drop down
One of the cheapest longboards on this entire list, SCSK8 gives customers the option of choosing their board length. The options available are 36 x9, 40 x9 , and 41.25 x 9. Review Longboards would recommend the shortest length(36 x 9) to riders who prefer cruising and carving over picking up speed.
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Generally the longer the deck the faster you pick up speed and the faster the board will go. The 40 x9 length is actually a drop down design where the trucks are mounted underneath the board. This will give the SCSK8 longboard more stability.
The other sizes are all drop through designs where the trucks are mounted through the SCSK8 longboard. Review Longboards would primarily recommend the family of SCSK8 speed drop down longboards for beginners just getting into longboarding. One thing can be said about these board, for under $50 these boards are, by far, the cheapest introduction to longboarding beginners will receive.
Atom Pintail Longboard
A classic and cheap longboard, the Atom Pintail is a carving machine. Made with high quality components and with a vibrant graphic on the bottom, this board can make some of the sharpest turns on the road.
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Essentially the Atom Pintail is Atom Longboards answer to the Quest Super Cruiser. To that end, this board is designed for cruising and carving down streets. Unlike the Quest Super Cruiser, the Atom Pintail comes covered in grip tape and with hard urethane wheels designed to last for years of hard riding.
Brand New Cruiser Through Longboard(67%)
With a vibrant design and length of 42 inches, the Brand New Cruiser Through Longboard is a complete setup that is guaranteed to catch peoples eyes and show them that you mean business. The Brand New Cruiser longboard had drop through trucks and 70mm polyurethane wheels which are perfect for carving down hills.
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With the length, this longboard will easily pick up lots of speed and riders will be able to carve their way all down the hill. The Brand New Cruiser Through longboard easily makes our list of the best cheap longboards as one of the top contenders in downhill and carving for the low price.
Atom Drop Through Longboard(12%)
The Atom Drop Through longboard makes a worthy contender for the best cheap longboard with its wide range of capabilities. The deck is a maple/bamboo hybrid which gives it a little flex and it comes with coarse 46 grit grip tape already applied.
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The Atom Drop through longboard makes the list with its superb ability to combine sharp turns with the ability to go fast down hill. The special Navigator Drone trucks aid in this by allowing the board to carve sharply and the 40 inch deck providing the stability when going down hills.
Overall, the Atom Drop Through Longboard’s capabilities in carving and downhill make it an excellent cheap longboard for beginners.
Quest Native Spirit Kick tail Longboard(54%)
More of a cruising longboard than anything else, riders looking to find one of the ultimate cruising boards can not go wrong with the Quest Spirit Kick tail. This longboard features a rounded shape which ensures that this board can take sharp corners without experiencing wheel bite or tipping over.
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It comes with high quality reverse kingpin trucks(for more information on what that entails see our best longboard trucks article) which give it higher maneuverability than similar longboards. That combined with its durable wheels means that riders can use this board for commuting and carving for years without repair.
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