Updated January 24, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Longboards For Beginners

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you are looking for a new exercise regimen or hobby to get your cardiovascular system pumping, one of these longboards is sure to provide a fun and engaging physical challenge. Great for beginners, these model feature flexible, multi-ply decks made from sustainable woods, and sturdy wheels designed to support your inner speed demon as your riding skills grow over time. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best longboard for beginners on Amazon.

10. Volador Freeride

9. Ancheer Pintail

8. Ten Toes Zed

7. Sanview Cruiser

6. Krown Complete Pintail

5. Yocaher Spirit Wolf

4. Street Surfing Kicktail

3. Quest Super Cruiser

2. Shark Wheel Fathom

1. Bamboo Pintail Tiki Man

Editor's Notes

January 23, 2019:

Added the Bamboo Pintail Tiki Man for its flexible deck, elegant inlay work, and extra-wide wheelbase for superior stability. Also included the Shark Wheel Fathom for its dropped platform, which lowers a rider's center of gravity, as well as its wave-designed wheels that serve to limit friction on a variety of terrains. The risers and wheel wells on the Quest Super Cruiser provide additional ground clearance and also work to prevent sudden stops, so it's a great option for downhill racing. I also thought the Yocaher Spirit Wolf had an especially attractive design, while its durable alloy trucks withstand rough use. Also included the Sanview Cruiser due to its quick break-in time and ability to handle sharp turns. Finally, the Volador Freeride offers an eco-friendly construction, while its reverse kingpin trucks can be adjusted to one of two angles to support a variety of riding styles.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on January 24, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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