Longboarding is a complicated sport and can often be difficult for beginners to pick up. What can help though is to buy a longboard that is meant for beginners. Review Longboards has compiled a list of the best longboards for beginners taking into account factors that make it the best choice for beginner longboarders over others.
Quality entry level longboards excel in a variety of areas including price, ease of use, high quality components, and user reviews. The top five beginner longboards listed below excel in each category.
|Product||Our Rating||Our Review/Price|
|Quest Super Cruiser||(4.8 / 5)||See Additional Photos and Reviews Here!
|Atom Drop Through||(4.5 / 5)||See Additional Photos and Reviews Here!
|Yocaher Professional Speed Complete||(4.6 / 5)||See Additional Photos and Reviews Here!
|Atom Pintail||(4.7 / 5)||See Additional Photos and Reviews Here!
|EightBit 41 Inch Drop Down||(4.7 / 5)||See Additional Photos and Reviews Here!
Beginners should start their search for the best longboard for them by determining what type of longboard they want.
Cruising longboards such as the Quest Super Cruiser are ideal for riding through crowds and commuting to and from class or work. They are one of the most maneuverable types of longboards.
Drop through boards are also ideal for riders looking to cruise around but feature a lower center of gravity which makes them more stable. These longboards can be great for long cruises and because they are more stable are also great for beginners looking to get into downhill longboarding.
Drop down boards are boards that have the trucks mounted underneath of the deck. They usually feature a concave design. For beginners, drop down longboards are some of the best boards to start on due to their low center of gravity and high stability.
Quest Super Cruiser
Ranked as the best-selling longboard for years, this classic cruiser features the perfect mix between price, high quality components, and ride quality. This board is perfect for beginners looking to cruise and carve around their streets. It is 44 inches long which means while this board can turn a dime, it can also pick up some serious speed.
Atom Drop Through
With a drop through design, the Atom Drop through features a low center of gravity making it perfect for beginners looking to go down hills and avoid speed wobbles. The drop through design also makes this board great for long cruises. The short distance from the road to the board makes it easier for riders to keep pushing and stay out cruising longer.
Yocaher Professional Speed Complete
The Yocaher Professional is available in a wide variety of colorful designs and is perfect for the aspiring longboarder. This board features a drop down design which puts the deck closer to the ground and increases the longboards stability. The deck is made out of 9 ply maple and is stiff under a riders feet. This board is perfect for beginners looking for a safe downhill board for learning.
Atom Pintail Longboard
Similar to the Quest Super Cruiser in design, the Atom Pintail features the same level of maneuverability and ability to weave through crowds. The Atom Pintail features high quality components and comes with griptape already applied to ensure that beginner longboarders do not lose their footing.
It measures only 39 inches as compared to the 44 inch Quest Super Cruiser which means that it will not go as fast but for beginners looking for a great longboard at a great entry price, this is the longboard for you.
Eightbit 41 inch drop down
A true drop down longboard, the Eightbit essentially cradles riders with its drop down design. The design creates a longboard that is great for beginner riders to experience everything longboarding has to offer including cruising, carving, and commuting.
The Eightbit 41 inch drop down comes with ABEC 7 bearings(one of the better bearings available to beginners – for more information see our best longboard bearings article) and 180mm aluminum alloy trucks.
It also comes with a free 1 year warranty in case your board hits the curb and cracks or gets damaged in any way.