The 8 Best Penny Boards

Updated December 15, 2016 by Steven John

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Known within the industry as short cruisers, and named after the sister of Australian-based Ben Mackay, who made them popular, penny boards are characterized by a high quality plastic deck with cruiser wheels and trucks. Lightweight and incredibly strong, they are easier to carry around than wooden boards. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best penny board on Amazon.

8. Rimable Complete

The Rimable Complete is a great choice for the skater who feels the need for speed. It is made with bearings designed for high-speed performance, whether on downhills, straightaways, or during tricks. The durable PU plastic wheels are also ready for velocity.
  • comes in multiple colors
  • ready to use out of the box
  • prone to cracking issues
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

7. Cal 7 Mini Cruiser

The Cal 7 Mini Cruiser features diminutive 3.125-inch aluminum alloy trucks and soft, smooth wheels that handle many types of terrain with ease. The board is suitable for kids, teens, and for smaller adults, but larger individuals must look elsewhere.
  • good low price point
  • fits into many backpacks
  • poor cruising on level ground
Brand Cal 7
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

6. Penny Skateboards Complete Longboard

While most penny boards are shorter than two feet in length and designed for tricks and sprints, the Penny Skateboards Complete Longboard was made for cruising. It maintains the responsive trucks of the classic penny design, allowing for sharp turns when needed.
  • excellent textured grip
  • reinforcement ridges under deck
  • rather overpriced option
Brand Penny Skateboards
Model 36104
Weight 8.4 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Ridge Skateboards "Big Brother" Retro

This Ridge Skateboards "Big Brother" Retro cruiser board was designed in the United Kingdom and is popular all across Europe. Its deck is made from a different material from most penny boards, eschewing harder plastic: it is fabricated from a flexible polyurethane.
  • highly resistant to cracking
  • wide axles help with balance
  • hard to find replacement parts
Brand Ridge Skateboards
Model PB/27/Blue/Black/079987
Weight 6.3 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Mayhem Boards

Mayhem Boards were not designed for skaters who prefer to blend into the background. Instead, these bold boards, which feature lurid colors and patterns, are all about attracting attention and making a statement. They help accentuate your sense of style.
  • stainless steel bearings
  • responsive turning
  • paint scratches off easily
Brand Mayhem
Model pending
Weight 4 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. High Bounce Light Up

At a glance, the High Bounce Light Up looks like any other 22-inch penny-style board. But once its many built-in LEDs illuminate, everyone around will take notice of this unique board. Both the wheels and deck light up while the skateboard is in motion.
  • features rechargeable battery
  • great choice for kids
  • rather low weight limit
Brand High Bounce
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Karnage Skateboard

The Karnage Skateboard features dual cutouts in its deck. These slots can be used as convenient carrying handles when your ride is over, and they also serve to reduce the board's weight slightly, which further makes for easy transport.
  • high 225 pound weight capacity
  • smooth abec 7 bearings
  • attractive transparent wheels
Brand Karnage Skateboards
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Boss Board Complete Vintage

If you are only going to have one penny board in life, then the Boss Board Complete Vintage is a fine choice. It has smoothly rolling 59-millimeter wheels and solid aluminum trucks beneath a deck made from high-density plastic.
  • weighs just four pounds
  • backed by lifetime warranty
  • great reviews from owners
Brand Boss Board
Model pending
Weight 4 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.

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