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.
Don’t automatically assume these longboards are low quality because of the price. Often times these longboards are simply made by lesser known brands who have only one way to put their board in front of customers: making it affordable
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||Our Rating||Best For||Best Price|
|Quest Super Cruiser||(10.0 / 10)||Cruising|
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|Volador 42inch Freeride Longboard||(9.8 / 10)||Downhill|
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|Atom Drop Through Longboard||(9.4 / 10)||Cruising|
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|Yocaher Professional Speed Drop Down||(9.0 / 10)||Downhill||Check Price Now!|
|Atom Pintail Longboard||(8.8 / 10)||Cruising|
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|Rimable Dropthrough Longboard||(8.6 / 10)||Downhill||Check Price Now!|
|Quest Native Spirit Kick tail Longboard||(8.6 / 10)||Cruising|
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|SCSK8 Professional Speed Drop Down||(8.2 / 10)||Downhill||Check Price Now!|
|Quest Rorsack Bamboo||(8.0 / 10)||Cruising||Check Price Now!|
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. 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.
The deck of this cheap longboard is made out of hardwood maple which provides a sturdy base for your feet. It does not flex underneath your weight when you stand on it. It also comes with 7-inch aluminum trucks for easy carving and 70mm wheels to make the ride as smooth as possible.
With these aspects, this cheap longboard easily makes the #1 spot on our list 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 Rorshack 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.
With the shorter deck, the Quest Rorshack can make sharper turns and is agiler than the Quest Super Cruiser. However, this comes at a tradeoff: this board won’t hit the top speed of the Quest Super Cruiser.
For a quick and small carving machine, you should pick up the Quest Rorshack to get you to and from class and take you all around campus. If you want a faster (but bigger) longboard, go with the Quest Super Cruiser. Either way, there are no losers in this decision.
Rimable Drop Through Longboard
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.
The deck is made out of a cold pressed 9 ply maple for maximum stability when going downhill. It also comes with 7-inch trucks and 70mm 85A wheels to help with gaining speed.
The Rimable Drop Through longboard is primarily made for going downhill as is evident by its ABEC 9 bearings which as 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.
This design vastly aids in stability when going downhill and prevents loss of control of the board when going fast. With wheel cutouts to ensure that wheel bite will not be an issue, the Yocaher Professional Longboard also has admirable carving capability.
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.
Generally the longer the deck the faster you pick up speed and the faster the board will go. The 40 x 9 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 $100 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 39″ 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.
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 though, the Atom Pintail comes covered in grip tape and with hard urethane wheels designed to last for years of hard riding. For parts, this board comes with long 8.5 inches aluminum trucks and small 65mm 78A urethane wheels.
Atom has been a longboard manufacturer for years and has always produced high-quality longboards for beginners. The Atom Pintail longboard is no exception.
Volador 42inch Freeride Longboard
This Volador longboard has drop through trucks and 51mm 78A wheels designed especially for rebound. For bearings, it comes with ABEC 9 rated bearings (one of the highest you will see on affordable longboards) which also come pre-lubricated with a special high speed
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 Volador 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
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.
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
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.
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.