List of Top 5 Best Longboards & Best Longboard Brands 2017

 Top 5 Best Longboards & Best Longboard Brands (Feb-2017 Updated)

Ultimate Buyer's Guide


BY JOHN DOE, Feb 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Right from school, I had a passion for longboards. Surfing, carving, those tricks; it has never been a sweet journey. Most of the time I returned home with skinned knees, cuts and so on. But, never stopped. It got some magnetism that only longboard enthusiasts can feel. I used to save my pocket money to get different longboards. Today, I am supposed to pick the best longboards 2017. So, I picked 5 of my favorite boards. Me and my TSB buddies would take turns riding them to provide you with an exhaustive compilation of the top longboards reviews.

List of Top 5 Best Longboard Brands 2017



Atom Longboards launched in the year 2005 make some of the most affordable boards for the tyro riders. They are little price, but quality-wise Atom offers a grand line of longboards.

Atom longboards got nice graphics and are extremely stylish. It got a wide range of decks that suits riders' diverse preferences and riding styles. Further, the Atom longboard decks are made of strong and durable materials. Even the wheels used in the Atom longboards are soft and grippe.

To name a few of the best Atom longboards, Atom Drop-Through 41-inch Longboard, Atom Drop-Through 40-inch Longboard Complete, Atom Drop-Through 36-inch Longboard, Atom Drop Deck 41-inch Longboard and Atom Pintail Longboard worth-mentioning. The Atom Drop-Through boards are good for downhill riding, cruising. They offer some smooth rides without any wheel bites and any slightest bump no matter how rough the riding surface is.

- $24.82Bestseller No. 1
Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-Inch)
232 Reviews
Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-Inch)
  • Ultra-low-riding longboard ensures maximum stability, making it ideal for downhill carving
  • Ease of pushing takes wear and tear out of around-town commutes, as well
  • Unique perimeter shape gives 9.6-inches of leverage into every turn, while also eliminating wheel bite
  • Full maple laminate deck; reverse King Pin (RKP) longboard trucks with 245-millimeter axles
  • Includes limited one-year manufacturer's warranty
- $28.96Bestseller No. 2
Atom Drop-Through Longboard (41-Inch)
439 Reviews
Atom Drop-Through Longboard (41-Inch)
  • Ultra-low-riding longboard ensures maximum stability, making it ideal for downhill carving
  • Ease of pushing takes wear and tear out of around-town commutes, as well
  • Unique perimeter shape gives 9.6-inches of leverage into every turn, while also eliminating wheel bite
  • Full maple laminate deck; reverse King Pin (RKP) longboard trucks with 245-millimeter axles
  • Includes limited one-year manufacturer's warranty
- 1Bestseller No. 3
Atom Drop Through Longboard (40 Inch)
191 Reviews
Atom Drop Through Longboard (40 Inch)
  • Deck: Maple/Bamboo hybrid laminate with photo heat transfer graphic
  • Trucks: Navigator Drone - 40 degree base - 180mm hangers
  • Wheels: Atom AREA 51 - 70mm diameter - 51mm wide - 78A - SHR
  • Bearings: ABEC 9 with high-speed lubricant
  • Grip: Coarse 46 grit
- $18.70Bestseller No. 4
Atom Longboards Atom Drop Deck Longboard - 39' , Blue Triangles
69 Reviews
Atom Longboards Atom Drop Deck Longboard - 39" , Blue Triangles
  • Deck: 9-ply Maple laminate - 35mm (1.4 inch) drop - photo heat transfer graphic
  • Trucks: standard kingpin trucks - stable 35 degree base - 6 inch aluminum hangers with steel axles
  • Wheels: atom retrohs - 62mm diameter x 51mm wide - 78a - high Rebound
  • Grip: durable 80 grit silicon carbide
- $18.69Bestseller No. 5
Atom Longboards Atom Pintail Longboard - 39' , Woody
95 Reviews
Atom Longboards Atom Pintail Longboard - 39" , Woody
  • Deck: 8-ply Maple laminate - photo heat transfer graphic
  • Trucks: standard kingpin trucks - stable 35 degree base - 6 inch aluminum hangers with steel axles
  • Wheels: longboard cruisers - 78a - high Rebound
  • Grip: durable 80 grit silicon carbide

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If you are beginner, you may want to read best longboards for beginners 2017


Arbor Collective is the proud manufacturer of Arbor Axis Longboards series. Arbor is known for producing some great handmade longboards using eco-friendly means. In fact, Arbor donates a portion of the earning for forest protection. They employ their snowboard manufacturing experience to bring some of the finest longboards fusing abilities to ride freeride, cruise and perform tricks.

Concave Arbor Axis KOA 2015 Complete is the bestselling Arbor longboard appropriate for freestyle riding, cruising and carving. Irrespective of the speed and terrain, you are going to get a smooth ride all the time. Other notable longboards from the manufacture Pintail-shaped Arbor Timeless Longboard, Snowboard-inspired symmetrical Arbor Axis Walnut 2015 Complete Longboard, Arbor Mindstate Complete Longboard. They are perfect for riders of all levels of expertise.

Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Arbor Timeless Walnut Complete Longboard, 46-Inch
7 Reviews
Arbor Timeless Walnut Complete Longboard, 46-Inch
  • L: 46.00" W: 9.50" WB: 32.25"
  • Completes include: SI Summit 71mm 78a Wheels, ABEC 5 Bearings, Caliber OG 10" Trucks with Blood Orange 89a High Rebound Bushings
  • Wheel color may vary
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Arbor Axis Premium Koa Complete Longboard, 40'
1 Reviews
Arbor Axis Premium Koa Complete Longboard, 40"
  • L: 40.00" | W: 9.00" | WB: 30.50"
  • Arbor Sucrose Initative Summit 71mm wheels, Abec 5 bearings, Caliber Fifty 10" Trucks included
  • Premium collection
  • Artist: Hunter Patrick
  • Wheel color may vary
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Arbor Mindstate Longboard Complete, Walnut
1 Reviews
Arbor Mindstate Longboard Complete, Walnut
  • L: 37" W: 12" WB: 30"
  • Completes include: SI Summit 71mm 78a Wheels, ABEC 5 Bearings, Caliber OG 10" Trucks with Blood Orange 89a High Rebound Bushings
  • Wheel color may vary
- 2Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Arbor Axis Complete Skate Board
2 Reviews
Arbor Axis Complete Skate Board
  • Certified Arbor complete
  • Paris 50 180mm
  • Outlook 70mm 78A wheels
  • Abec 5 bearings
  • Wheel color may vary
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Arbor Fish Premium Complete Skateboard, Black
1 Reviews
Arbor Fish Premium Complete Skateboard, Black
  • Completes use Paris Reverse Kingpin Trucks
  • Deck is 7 Ply Premium Sustainable Reclaimed Wood Using Eco Friendly Water based Glue and Sealers
  • Wheels: Arbor Sucrose Initiative - Mosh Series

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Talking about the best longboard brands this year, Quest Longboard Brand is gradually gaining some good popularity. Over years, It has worked to resolved previous customers' issues, improvised the quality, performance, speed and design of the rides. Today, there is very little difference between Sector 9 and Quest Longboards. This longboard doesn't add longboards to its name. Instead, it got only a few longboards wth top-class design, perform, durability and stability in a reasonable price.

From beginners to expert longboarders, Quest longboards fulfill everyone's expectations and desires. The Best of Quest Longboards is the trendy Quest Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, the ultimate beginners' longboard and best for cruising. Other high-quality Quest Longboards are Quest Tribe Pin Kick Tail Longboard Skateboard, Quest Formula One Downhill Longboard, Quest Rokshack Bamboo Longboard, and Quest 2012 Classic Pintail Longboard. They are so comfortable and smooth to ride, that you would hate to brake it.

- $74.92Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Quest Rorshack Bamboo Longboard Skateboard (34-Inch)
190 Reviews
Quest Rorshack Bamboo Longboard Skateboard (34-Inch)
  • 34-Inch bamboo longboard
  • Multi-ply Hardwood Maple and beautiful artisan bamboo deck
  • Rugged 6-inch aluminum trucks
  • Durable 65mm PU wheels
  • Kick tail
- $0.44Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44'
1236 Reviews
Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44"
  • 44-Inch artisan bamboo longboard
  • Multi-ply Hardwood Maple and beautiful artisan bamboo deck
  • Rugged 7-inch aluminum trucks
  • Durable 70mm PU wheels
  • Kick tail
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Quest Formula One Downhill Longboard Skateboard ( 34.5-Inch)
46 Reviews
Quest Formula One Downhill Longboard Skateboard ( 34.5-Inch)
  • 34.5 Downhill Longboard
  • Multi-ply hardwood maple and beautiful Artisan bamboo deck
  • Rugged 7-Inch aluminum trucks
  • Durable 70mm PU wheels
  • Unique-Inch Open Wheel-Inch downhill styling
- 20Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Quest Tribes Pin Kick Tail Longboard Skateboard, 40-Inch
120 Reviews
Quest Tribes Pin Kick Tail Longboard Skateboard, 40-Inch
  • 7 Ply Durable All Dense Cold Climate Hardwood Maple Deck
  • Durable 70x51mm 80A polyurethane Wheels
  • Rugged & Lightweight 7" Aluminum Trucks
  • Maneuverable Reverse Kingpin Truck Configuration
  • Precision ABEC 7 Bearings and Hollow 4mm Risers
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Quest Native Spirit Kick Tail Longboard Skateboard, 40-Inch
140 Reviews
Quest Native Spirit Kick Tail Longboard Skateboard, 40-Inch
  • 7 Ply All Hardwood Maple Deck
  • Durable 70x51mm 80A PU Wheels
  • Rugged & Lightweight 6" "Aluminum Trucks
  • Smooth Riding and Responsive Reverse Kingpin Trucks
  • Precision ABEC7 Bearings and Hollow 4mm Risers

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Sector 9 Longboards are probably the best-known longboard brand around the world. It makes an excellent choice for the newbie. It is sturdy, smooth and stylish without being oerpriced. It got longboards with varying designs and styles to meet riders' differing preferences.

There are decks of all sizes, so you would never be out of choice. Regardless of your preference, you would always find a Sector 9 Longboard fitted with the perfect wheels to suit you. All the parts used in the Sector 9 Boards ensure you powerful speedy performance irrespective of the surface. It's smooth and stable According to the best longboard brands has got.

Sector9 Blue Wave Lookout Drop-Through Complete Longboard and Sector9 Green Wave Lookout II Droop-Thru Bamboo Complete Downhill Longboard are two most popular and high-rated Sector9 longboards of this year. They are the exceptionally versatile cruiser. Their superior design, strong construction make them perfect for downhill riding too. Another longboard from Sector9 that doing good this year is Aperture Sidewinder Drop-Through Downhill/Cruiser Freeride Complete Longboard. It is pretty responsive and can easily hand high-speed. Get ready to show move camera-worthy moves to your friends.

Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Sector 9 Aperture Sidewinder Drop Through Downhill/Cruiser Freeride Complete Longboard 36'
103 Reviews
Sector 9 Aperture Sidewinder Drop Through Downhill/Cruiser Freeride Complete Longboard 36"
  • Specs: 36.0" L x 9.0" W x 26.375" WB
  • Sector 9 Aperture Drop Through Deck
  • Gullwing Sidewinder Trucks
  • WHEEL COLOR MAY VARY- - 69MM 80A 9-BALLS Wheels
  • Sector 9 Abec 5 Bearings
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Sector 9 Bamboo Lookout Drop Longboard - 9.62x41.12
34 Reviews
Sector 9 Bamboo Lookout Drop Longboard - 9.62x41.12
  • SECTOR 9 BAMBOO LOOKOUT DT SKATEBOARD COMPLETE-9.62x41.12/31wb
- $20.86Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Sector 9 Meridian Complete Skateboard, Blue
9 Reviews
Sector 9 Meridian Complete Skateboard, Blue
  • Assembled with: 10.0" Gullwing charger trucks, 70mm 78A center set TS wheels, ABEC 5 grease ball bearings, 1.125" flush mount steel bolts, erg grip tape
  • Constructed with: 8 ply Maple, taco mold, drop through mount
  • Dimension: 40.0" length x 9.75" width x 30.5" wheel-base
  • Riding style: commuter, freeride
  • Wheel Colors may vary
- $23.62Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Sector 9 Highline Complete Skateboard, Blue
22 Reviews
Sector 9 Highline Complete Skateboard, Blue
  • Assembled with: 8.0" Gullwing Mission trucks, 64mm 78A Nine ball wheels, ABEC 5 grease ball bearings, 0.25" recycled plastic risers, 1.25" hardened steel bolts, erg grip tape
  • Constructed with: 7 ply Maple, taco mold, top mount
  • Dimension: 34.5" length x 8.0" width x 23.5" wheel-base
  • Riding style: cruiser, carving, commuter
  • Wheel Colors may vary
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Cruiser, 44', Aqua Fishtail
55 Reviews
Ten Toes Board Emporium Zed Bamboo Longboard Skateboard Cruiser, 44", Aqua Fishtail
  • 44-Inch artisan longboard made from beautiful bamboo, designed right here in loss angels for a strikingly vintage California look
  • Rugged and lightweight 7-Inch aluminum trucks
  • Reactive and smooth gliding reverse kingpin trucks with precision abec-7 bearing, PU casted Black bushing-90a
  • Bamboo and Maple hybrid board with bamboo deck and kick tail
  • Durable 70x51mm 85a PU wheels with rock finish

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Rimable Longboards is one of the very few brands with a capability to meet the crazy expectations of the riders. No, it doesn't offer series of longboards but a few one that users and riders around the globe have appreciated. Whether you are a pro rider or a budding longboarder, you can simply reply on this brands for a super-stable ride. It got a few longboards designed in such a way that they can ride them in all styles; cruising, downhill, freeride and freestyle.

The color combinations used in the Rimable Longboards are truly enticing. Rimable Drop-Through Beach Waves Longboard and Rimable Bamboo Drop Through Longboards are the examples of most beautifully crafted and best Rimable longboards. The decks and the wheels used in the longboards are of superior quality allowing the rider to enjoy the adventure sports. Rimable Pintail Longboard is one such board that is enlisted in most of the college-goers' checklist. Whether it is the trucks, bushings or bearings used in the longboard, Rimable never compromises with their quality standards.

- $61.00Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Rimable Drop-through Longboard (41-inch)
306 Reviews
Rimable Drop-through Longboard (41-inch)
  • 41X9.5 Inch Size With Freerider Shape longboard!
  • Cold Press 9 PLY FULL MAPLE LAMINATED DECK for the long board
  • Drop Through 7inch 180 ALUMINIUM TRUCK
  • 70X51MM PU WHEELS With 85A Hardness
  • ABEC-11 with high-speed lubricant
- $130.00Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Rimable Bamboo Pintail Longboard (41 Inch, Auspicious Clouds)
21 Reviews
Rimable Bamboo Pintail Longboard (41 Inch, Auspicious Clouds)
  • Bamboo Longboard Deck:Pintail Style 9 Ply Maple/Bamboo Hybrid Laminate With Photo Heat Transfer Graphic:Auspicious Clouds
  • Trucks: 7" 180 Aluminium Drop Through Longboard Trucks can support the bamboo Longboard more weight!
  • Wheels: 70x51mm PU Wheels Hardness 85A
  • Bearings: ABEC-11 With High-Speed Lubricant make the bamboo skateboard more smooth
  • Grip Tape:High Quality OS780 More Meticulous And Durable
- $130.00Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Rimable Bamboo Pintail Longboard (41 Inch, Surf Beach)
22 Reviews
Rimable Bamboo Pintail Longboard (41 Inch, Surf Beach)
  • Bamboo Longboard Deck:Pintail Style 9 Ply Maple/Bamboo Hybrid Laminate With Photo Heat Transfer Graphic:Surf Beach
  • Trucks: 7" 180 Aluminium Drop Through Longboard Trucks to support bamboo skateboard more weight!
  • Wheels: 70x51mm PU Wheels Hardness 85A
  • Bearings: ABEC-11 With High-Speed Lubricant
  • Grip Tape:High Quality OS780 More Meticulous And Durable
- $150.00Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Rimable 41 Inch Drop Deck Complete Longboard (Red Skull)
100 Reviews
Rimable 41 Inch Drop Deck Complete Longboard (Red Skull)
  • Rimable Longboard Drop-down deck lowers the center of gravity for more control and stability.Great for cruising, commuting and carving.
  • 41X9.5 Inch Rimable Longboard with Topmount trucks, medium concave and symmetrical shape.
  • Rimable Long Board Topmount 7inch 180 ALUMINIUM TRUCK with polished finish and ultra high rebound bushings
  • 70X51MM PU WHEELS and ABEC-11 high-speed Bearings can keep the skateboard smooth.
  • Fully assembled and ready to ride.
- $130.00Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Rimable Pintail Longboard (41 Inch,Hawaii)
70 Reviews
Rimable Pintail Longboard (41 Inch,Hawaii)
  • 41X9.5 Inch Deck with Pintail longboard shape
  • 9 PLY FULL MAPLE LAMINATED DECK with Hawaii Pattern On long board back
  • Top mount with 7inch 180 ALUMINIUM TRUCK
  • 70X51MM PU WHEELS
  • ABEC-11 with high-speed lubricant for the longboard

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  • 8.0"
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Ancheer 27' Skateboard Complete Cruiser Canadian Maple Wood Skate Board
2 Reviews
Ancheer 27" Skateboard Complete Cruiser Canadian Maple Wood Skate Board
  • High density 9 layer canadian maple wood classical cruiser style skate board (27'' long x 8'' wide)
  • Super smooth PU wheels, ABEC-7 precision high speed bearings, Solid aluminum truck, Non-slip and frosting surface design.
  • Ready to ride - complete cruiser skateboard , Suitable for kids and adult.
  • The mini standard cruiser board' max supporting weight 220LBS (100KGS),
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44 Reviews
MBS All-Terrain Longboard
  • 190mm Navigator Drone trucks guarantee precision turning
  • 100mm all-terrain longboard wheels are cast with 78A super-high-rebound urethane
  • Rubber shielded ABEC 9 bearings
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Weight (overall): 5.9 lbs
- $42.00New
Ancheer Complete Cruiser Skateboard 22 Inch Wooden Skate Board with LED Light Wheels
1 Reviews
Ancheer Complete Cruiser Skateboard 22 Inch Wooden Skate Board with LED Light Wheels
  • High density 9 layer maple wood and aluminum alloy cruiser style portable skateboard.
  • Standard led flashing skateboard with 4 pieces LED light up smooth PU wheels.
  • 22" Long x 6" wide deck, fashion print pattern, non-slip and frosting surface design.
  • ABEC-7 precision high speed bearings, solid aluminum truck
  • Lightweight with the print pattern, portable brings more fun to kids,adults and beginners
- $70.01New
Karnage Bamboo 38' Longboard
11 Reviews
Karnage Bamboo 38" Longboard
  • MADE FROM: Solid Bamboo
  • DIMENSIONS: 38" Long x 9" wide
  • TRUCKS: 6" Alloy Longboard Trucks
  • COLORFUL AND TRANSPARENT: 70mm x 51mm Branded PU Wheels with ABEC 7 Bearings
  • STYLISH: Heat Transfer Graphics
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  • Classic waffle top non-slip deck
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  • 59mm, 83A wheels for a smooth ride
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Ancheer 41' Longboard Dancing Road Downhill Professional Speed Wood Complete Long Skateboard
2 Reviews
Ancheer 41" Longboard Dancing Road Downhill Professional Speed Wood Complete Long Skateboard
  • Chrome steel ABEC-11 precision high speed bearings,Aluminum alloy truck
  • High density 9 layer maple wood construction deck(41" long x 9.6" wide )
  • 4 Anti-shock super smooth PU wheels(70 x 51mm/2.7 x 2.0inch)
  • No assembly required - complete dacing road long board.
  • Anti-slip scrub surface and thick aluminum frame, Quickly restore flat after turning, dancing or jumping.
- $127.00New
Ancheer 41' Longboard Dancing Road Downhill Professional Speed Wood Complete Long Skateboard
20 Reviews
Ancheer 41" Longboard Dancing Road Downhill Professional Speed Wood Complete Long Skateboard
  • Chrome steel ABEC-11 precision high speed bearings,Aluminum alloy truck
  • High density 9 layer maple wood construction deck(41" long x 9.6" wide )
  • 4 Anti-shock super smooth PU wheels(70 x 51mm/2.7 x 2.0inch)
  • No assembly required - complete dacing road long board.
  • Anti-slip scrub surface and thick aluminum frame, Quickly restore flat after turning, dancing or jumping.

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1. Atom Drop-Through Longboard (41-Inch)

Best Longboard with Stability & Durable

- $28.96
Atom Drop-Through Longboard (41-Inch)
439 Reviews
Atom Drop-Through Longboard (41-Inch)
  • Ultra-low-riding longboard ensures maximum stability, making it ideal for downhill carving
  • Ease of pushing takes wear and tear out of around-town commutes, as well
  • Unique perimeter shape gives 9.6-inches of leverage into every turn, while also eliminating wheel bite
  • Full maple laminate deck; reverse King Pin (RKP) longboard trucks with 245-millimeter axles
  • Includes limited one-year manufacturer's warranty

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Atom boards need no introduction. Atom Drop Through Longboard is one strong contender in the race of best longboards. It comes with a 41-inch maple deck that looks stylish. It got great stability, making it perfect for downhill rides or even leisure cruising. The exclusive perimeter-shaped longboard with 80S grip tape gives you 9.6" of leverage while you make those turns.

Together with 40 degree Reverse King Pin trucks, 245mm axles, Wide-Lip 70x51mm SHR urethane wheels and ABEC 9 bearings, it promises high performance. Further, it guarantees no wheel bite. You are definitely going to have an excellent time riding it.

Even for us, it was super-smooth ride. Just an effortless push and it left everything behind!

Features
  • Offers immense stability.
  • Low lying deck for high-end performance.
  • Maple deck with full lamination.
  • Axles of 245 mm.
  • 70x51 mm wide wheels.
  • Comes fully assembled.
  • 9 bearings.

The Good Stuff

  • The laminated deck got some stylish graphic on it, which is a selling point in itself.
  • Being symmetrical, it doesn't matter, which is the front.
  • The Wide-Lip urethane wheels are durable and prevent wheel bites.
  • Made of maple wood – meant to be durable. I have bumped mine for several times, but it is still going strong.
  • Best for cruising around the town, downhill riding.
  • You get the total worth of your money.

The Bad Stuff

  • May have a bit of sliding issues.
  • Newbie won't mind the sliding issues. But, professionals may find it quite frustrating.
  • Need to grease the trucks to prevent screeching sounds while turning.
  • The trucks are seen to wear off early in comparison to other longboards.

Check out our detailed Atom Drop-Through Longboard review here

Summary

This high performance longboard is definitely worth your money, it is a durable product, which will fetch you the finest longboarding experience of your life. Consumers who have bought this product seem to love every bit of their experience with it. Reviews suggest that most of them loved this longboard.




2. Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-Inch)

Best Longboard for Downhill Riding & Cruising

- $24.82
Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-Inch)
232 Reviews
Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-Inch)
  • Ultra-low-riding longboard ensures maximum stability, making it ideal for downhill carving
  • Ease of pushing takes wear and tear out of around-town commutes, as well
  • Unique perimeter shape gives 9.6-inches of leverage into every turn, while also eliminating wheel bite
  • Full maple laminate deck; reverse King Pin (RKP) longboard trucks with 245-millimeter axles
  • Includes limited one-year manufacturer's warranty

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The final best longboards entrant for downhill riding and cruising purpose is maple wood Atom Drop Deck Longboard. It got a low deck with a dimension of 41 inches in length, 9.6 inches in width and 4.7 inches in height. The drop deck style lowers the center of gravity, increasing stability and balance while riding downhill.

Designed to prevent any wheel bites, it is perfect for carving, cruising and downhill riding. Whether you are new to longboarding or a pro rider, you would definitely enjoy riding it.

Enjoy long distance longboarding with an easy push. Look-wise, it is a sweet-looking board with some amazing graphics at the bottom. Best part, it doesn't peel off as it is prayed on it. With RKP longboard trucks with 245mm axles, ABEC 9 bearings, 70x51 Wide-Lip SHR urethane wheels with 80S grip tape, it is a gorgeous board performing amazingly.


The Good Stuff:

  • Maple laminated deck with sprayed graphics – looks beautiful.
  • Drop mounting longboard maximizes stability – perfect for carving during downhill riding. I have never found anything so stable. I remember racing downhill on it and I was first.
  • Matchless perimeter shape of the board offers 9.6" of leverage while carving.
  • Comes with no wheel bite guarantee.
  • Great maneuverability – ideal for long distance riding.
  • RKP trucks, ABEC 9 bearings, 80S grip tape – allows you to carve faster.
  • Soft 70x51mm Wide-Lip SHR urethane wheels – offering smooth ride on rough surface.
  • Ideal for riders with all levels of expertise.

The Bad Stuff:

  • Sufficient amount of grip tape.
  • Too much of sliding can leave blots on the soft wheels.
Atom Drop Deck Longboard (41-Inch) is perfect for carving, cruising and downhill riding

Check out the complete specifications and benefits of Atom Drop Deck here.

Review Summary

All in all the Drop Deck Longboard by Atom Longboards is a board fit for beginning long boarders and long boarders that find safety and handling more important than maximum speed. Unfortunately the board does require a fair amount of maintenance to ensure a safe ride and a solid performance from the longboard. But when the board is in top condition and used properly you will enjoy the experience.


3. Sector 9 Drop-Thru Bamboo Lookout II Green Wave Complete Downhill Longboard Skateboard - 9.6" x 42"

Best Longboard for Safe & Smooth Ride Downhill

Sector 9 Green Wave Lookout II Drop-Thru Bamboo Complete Downhill Longboard Skateboard - 9.6' x 42'
89 Reviews
Sector 9 Green Wave Lookout II Drop-Thru Bamboo Complete Downhill Longboard Skateboard - 9.6" x 42"
  • Classic surf inspired; Commuter, cruiser, carver, downhill longboard. Length: 42" X 9.6" Wide, Wheelbase 31.50"
  • 10" Gullwing Chargers with 74mm 78A Sector 9 top shelf wheels with PDP Abec 5 bearings
  • 5 ply vertically laminated Taco Mold Bamboo with dropthrough trucks
  • Beautiful green Hawaii wave graphic on the bottom and clear grip tape on deck
  • All original Sector 9 Components as it comes from the factory. Board rides solid and great cruiser or carver

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The list of best longboards 2017 is incomplete without Sector 9 Drop-Thru Lookout II Green Wave Complete Downhill Longboard, which is made of 5-ply of renewable bamboo and camber mold with clear grip tape. It absorbs all the cracks and rocks. Drop Through mounting and low center of gravity facilitate stability and effortless pushing around the walkway. That is something you can find only in some of the top longboards.

It is 42-inch long, 9.6" wide along with a good wheelbase of 31.5". It got a sturdy construction with together with 10" Gullwing Charger trucks, 74mm Nineball wheels, ABEC 5 PDP bearings and 1.5" toughened steel bolts. It is safe, stable and easy-to-control; in short you are going to ride it like a dream.


The Good Stuff:

  • Made of bamboo – stable, sturdy, long-lasting, with mild flexibility.
  • Weighs mere 8 pounds.
  • Being 42" it is easy-to-control.
  • The trucks can carve – ideal for downhill riding.
  • High quality hardware, wheels, trucks, bearings.
  • Beautiful graphics giving retro feel with clear grip tape.
  • Smooth and safe riding.
  • Perfect for cruising as well as bombing down the hill.

The Bad Stuff:

  • Doesn’t offer sharp turns on smooth ground.
  • Bearings are of good quality, but not the best one available in the market.
  • A bit steep for the novice longboarders.
Sector 9 Drop-Thru Bamboo LookoutII Green Wave Complete Downhill Longboard

Sector 9 Drop-Thru Bamboo LookoutII Green Wave Complete Downhill Longboard

We have reviewed this amazing Sector 9 earlier. You can check it right there.


Review Summary:

Drop-Thru Green Wave long board from Sector 9 is one precisely made standard board that eases the urban riding for its user. This product uses all the quality and authentic components developed especially by Sector 9 itself.


4. Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard Deck Complete 40"

Best Longboard with Amazing Graphics Offering Fast & Stable Ride

Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard Deck Complete 40'
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Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard Deck Complete 40"
  • Size: 10" X 40"
  • Construction: 9-ply Maple
  • Drop Down
  • Trucks: Road Rider 180
  • Wheels: OJ Thunder Juice 75mm/78a

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This Santa Cruz Drop Thru Longboard is a marvelous 40-inch longboard that has mesmerized everyone with its Rasta Striped grip tape and top-notch performance. Unsurprisingly, it is counted among the best longboards.

All the parts of this longboard are manufactured by Santa Cruz including the ABEC9 rated bearings and grip tape. It got 75mm 78a wheels and 180 trucks, both from Road Rider to suit various riding environments. Whether you are freeriding, cruising, downhill riding or carving, it is going to be very useful. It is stable as well as effortless to ride for years.

No doubt, why it is counted among the top longboards!

You can check out our exclusive Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Longboard here.

The Good Stuff

  • Appealing graphics with Rasta Lion on the bottom. Available in vibrant red, yellow and green.
  • Sturdy and lightweight (7 pounds).
  • Durable. I have been using it for years.
  • Offers good flexibility.
  • Santa Cruz hardware, trucks and bearings for utmost performance.
  • Low center of gravity for improved stability.
  • Ideal for cruising, carving, downhill riding, freeriding.
  • Doesn’t quiver even at high-speed.
Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Complete Longboard

Santa Cruz Lion God Rasta Drop Thru Cruzer Freeride Complete Longboard

The Bad Stuff

  • Some has reported bubbles under the grip tape near the wheels. Seems it is a manufacturing defect. But, doesn't affect the ride.
  • Unfortunately, one cannot perform great tricks with this board.

Review Summary

Santa Cruz is in this business for 40 years and no one knows the market better than them. This Lion God Rasta cruzer from Santa Cruz is a beauty to look for, which blends the featured components and amazing design for the users. This board provides a fast cruising experience downhill.


5. Arbor Timeless Longboard Complete, Walnut

Best Longboard for Smoothest Carving Experience

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Arbor Timeless Longboard Complete, Walnut
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Arbor Timeless Longboard Complete, Walnut
  • L: 46.00" W: 9.50" WB: 32.25"
  • Completes include: SI Summit 71mm 78a Wheels, ABEC 5 Bearings, Caliber OG 10" Trucks with Blood Orange 89a High Rebound Bushings
  • Wheel color may vary

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For those who are stepping into the world of longboarding and looking for a good carver check out Arbor Timeless Longboard Complete, Walnut makes an excellent choice. This cruiser board is best if you are planning to use it for basic traveling, carving and cruising. Whether you are going to your class or planning to give your car a day off – you will certainly enjoy riding this longboard.

Now, if you are having numerous questions reckoning at the back of your mind, then take a look at its features mentioned below;

Features

Look & Build – When it comes to the look, Artist Matt Smith did a spectacular job – traditional pintail shape with a classic wooden walnut veneer. Though the shape is pretty, but it is 46” long, 9.50” wide with an extensive wheelbase of 32.25" providing a wider platform for the rider to rest his front foot. It is a top-mounted deck that weighs around 8.82 pounds.

This deck is made using seven Maple plies with a premium Walnut top with environmental water-based sanding fasteners. The manufacturer of this Arbor Timeless Longboard did a great job producing a lucid grip with crushed and recycled glass.

Stability & Easy – With a long wheelbase of 32.25”, it offers a stable and comfortable ride around the sharp corners even at a high-speed. It facilitates deep carving and smooth cruising along the streets and hills. Flexibility-wise you can achieve medium flex while surfing those curves. Being stable, it is also easy to control the pace. Just an effortless push and you are cruising smooth ahead. However, it may not be a good idea to perform tricks on this rigid board.

Recommended trucks and wheels – Not only Arbor Timeless Longboard is stunningly gorgeous, but also it comes complete with some of the best parts. It got fitted with Arbor Sucrose Initiative - Summit Series 71mm 78a Wheels along with 10” Fifty Caliber trucks, ABEC 5 bearings and Blood Orange 89a HR bushings. If you are addicted to longboarding then you are definitely going to love it. However, one should remember one thing that the wheels colors may be different that you saw in the picture while placing the order.

The Good Stuff

  • 7-ply Maplewood top-mounted longboard deck with walnut veneer.
  • Being 46" long, 9.5" wide along with a wheel base of 32.25", it is secured and comfy to ride.
  • Constructed with eco-friendly means.
  • Clear grip tape adds to its beauty.
  • Ideal ride for casual commuting, cruising, carving.
  • Effortless to push and stable during deep carving.
  • Smooth on crack-filled road. I didn't feel any of them.

The Bad Stuff:

  • Not ideal for performing tricks and dancing
Reviews Summary 

Beginners who used this loved the wooden finish and the medium flexibility that it offers. Sturdy platform, low center of gravity; seems this deck got everything on its side to please the riders. An experienced rider even tried riding it on the crack-filled roads of Philadelphia and rated an Arbor Timeless Pin ride as a best ride ever.


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Buying Guide for Best Longboards 2017

If you are buying a longboard for the first time, it may seem like a task especially when there are so many best longboard in the market. Following are pointers explaining step-by-step procedure to buy the best longboard.

  • Look for the Best Longboard - it is an obvious fact that the markets are filled with umpteen longboard brands, but the task is to narrow it down to the best longboard . You can do so with some research work on the internet. The World Wide Web provides you with information on all kinds of products and services, longboards being no exception.
  • Knowing What You Want from the Longboard- it so happens that people overlook this criterion before buying a longboard and if unsatisfied they do not know the reason behind it. Some longboards do perfect cruising while the others are meant for the skate park. In addition to this, they come in different sizes as well. Therefore, you have to know what you expect from a skateboard and choose accordingly.
  • Consult a Friend- when you are part of a friend circle where many are into longboarding, you can seek advice from them on picking the best longboard for you. Surely not every longboard is going to be the best longboard for you. Therefore, knowing the basics about it, noting what they have to suggest, including that in your quest for the best longboard for you is definitely a good idea.
  • Shape- next important criteria in picking the most suitable longboard is to go in for the best shape. You are bound to enjoy your experience with longboards only when you get to the right shape. There are different shapes in longboards, as mentioned earlier. You get to choose from pintail, hybrid, drop through deck design etc.
  • Length of the Longboard- while you have the brand and other basic criteria set, work on an essential criteria associated with picking a longboard, which is its length. Balance plays a vital role while using longboards and it is vastly associated with length. You must note that with the length increasing, maneuverability will be decreasing. Therefore, know of your potential and choose the right length.
  • Width- while length holds immense importance, the same goes with the width as well. For people with big feet, you at least need a 9-inch wide board. So, make sure you settle for the right width.
  • Flex- while many thing stiff longboards are most suitable, the fact is contradictory to it. In fact, you need flex boards because you do not feel the bumps as much as you would feel on stiff boards. Secondly, heavy built must look for suitable flex boards as they are usually limited options for it as compared to light weight people.
  • Design- you must pick a longboard that appeals to you the most. Given that longboards generally come with graphics on it, you have umpteen designs or artwork to choose from. Therefore make sure you pick the best of the lot.

Different Types of Longboards

Before heading on to more details pertaining to different kinds of longboards, it is vital to note that longboards come in different types. First kind is the pintail design, which is more like a teardrop that offers you a smooth ride. Secondly, another popular design is drop through deck design, where in the deck is positioned in a manner that the installed trucks help you cruise along. Thirdly, the hybrid boards come with wheel cutouts, which allow you to sail through the turnings especially with the razor sharp angles.

Who Uses These Type Of Products?

Longboards are meant for everyone who likes to cruise on a plank with wheels attached to it. Surely, most of the youngsters opt for longboards but some professionals who have been longboarding for years and these are the ones who are very particular of choosing the right longboard. With the different kinds available in the market, it may seem right to know of the different type of products under this category and choose the one that suits your needs, requirements and your personality.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Longboards

Advantages

Longboarding is a fun filled activity; most kids are hooked onto it only for the fun element it generates. However, besides fun, you can reap some benefits from the activity.

Helps You Cover Short Distance Quickly

If you are a pro at longboarding, or even manageable with it, you can meet short distances in no time and with skillfully. For instance, if you need to fetch something for the nearby store, you don’t have to walk or jump on or in any vehicle. Longboard can be the perfect means to go back and forth with much ease.

Enhances Cardio Activity

A very suitable health benefit from longboarding is that you can enhance your cardiovascular activity with the help of this activity. While moving on it, it allows your body to strengthen both your lung as well as heart capacity. While you are pushing through the board, you are in turn benefiting your body. Therefore, it builds your stamina and keeps your heart and lungs healthy.

Helps You Experiment

As you know, longboarding comes with some kinds of tricks and mostly all kinds like to experiment with it. With best longboards, you can be certain of getting a good quality product, using which you can do all the tricks you can without any hassle.

Disadvantages

As far as disadvantages are concerned, there is no downsides associated with longboards. Certainly if the quality and other primary aspects of longboards are not up to the mark, then it can be a disadvantage and cause problems to the user.

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