Best Skateboarding Brands

The Top Ten

1 Plan B

Plan be is the best because plan be has a lot of pro skaters and not only just pros but one of the best skaters in the universe and plan be has better pop.

It is the best board ever! It has the best pop and durability. Element should not be first it should be third. But if your looking for style and pop and durability buy a plan b!

Way better then element
I hated my element they chip a lot
Element should be fifth I think because the do not last very long at all

its cool

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2 Element

ELEMENT is awesome it is the best board 4 grinding kickflips 360s element rocks I don't care what you think but its the best board ever!

My first board is an element but I have ride and other boards too and I notice the difference between all them! I surely prefer element at least now

Element in my opinion is by far the best brand out there the helium is unbelievable awesome awesome and once again awesome

Element deserves 1st place

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3 Zero

God! Zero's are awesome! They're better than element and plan b put together!

Zero's have sick graphics and awesome pop! But how the hell is element in front of Zero? I mean element is good but compared to zero? Forget it!

Zero are the best by far! Why is it not number 1 zero forever death to non believers

I have zero and I love it

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4 Birdhouse

Have one of these boards, durable

Birdhouse is the best and so is hawk... How could you not like the great quality and pop of the birdhouse brand board

pops well

Best board I have ever ride on, so much pop when doing an ollie, nice when dropping in. BEST BOARD EVER

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5 Girl

This brand should be on top best brands ever I don't know why it is ranked 11 sweetest graphics ever an best pop better then pro 2 boards don't have nearly as much pop than furl

Girl is the best. Why do you think they have all the great pros like Mike Mo, Mike Carrol, Sean Malto, Eric Koston, etc. Element sucks. I can ollie twice as high with girl than I can with element, birdhouse, blind, zero, and all other brands. You people have problems.

I've got an enjoi but gotta admit girl are kick ass

Barely anyone who voted seems to actually be able to skate so this whole list is just wrong.

And anyway, it depends what you like to skate, I skate mainly street and mini so I have to go for girl. The pop is amazing, they are tough boards (threw myself down a 10 stair foot straight on te nose and not a crack), nice shape not to curvy, not to flat, big square nose and tail to allow for better control and durability.

Vert winner-Death/creature (all bowl and ramp skaters I know skate either of these brands, they are astonishingly durable and brilliant shape on their 8.25+ models, and they are relatively cheap)

street honorary mention-Element, Plan B, Almost, Heroin, Enuff, jart, 5boro, skate mafia - togutas

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6 Almost

almost is amazing. I've had my board for a year and it hasnt chipped or anything. their graphics are amazing looking and the paint doesn't chip. almost rules!

Almost last so long, they're badass, great pop... they are the only boards I get now

I have lots of skatboarding gear and my favorite is almost

Best boards and skaters

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7 Darkstar

Dark star is amazing runs smoothly zero rocks too amazing and has great design and it should be up there and not down here it rocks

If you want insane pop go with another brand. If you want durability Darkstar is for you.

Darkstar is the best skateboard brand in my opinion, and it is going to stay that way for a very long time. Peace out my homies!

I just orderd a darkstar skatebaord the other day I think I made a good choice.

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8 Blind

Sick graphics and strong board. Once my blind skateboard got run over by a car and its still in perfect shape

Never any better graphics and a solid freestyle ride! I miss my reaper boards!

I love the pictures, especially the bad cop one. I'm a beginner, but to me, I love the lightness and board overall

Blind rocks I have a blind bloody original and it rocks. - blindsk8ter

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9 Baker

Baker is where its at I've got like 3 bakers and they're all the best boards. I've had flip, blind and zero none stand up 2 baker.

Best in the world matey got one for myself one of the best in the world can do kick flips and all sorts

Baker has so much pop it's the best so if you bye one it will never brake

First and BEST BOARD EVER!

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10 Enjoi

Pretty sick boards. The pop is fantastic and the boards are very durable. Very light and reliable. Enjoi is the way to go.

I've had an enjoi board for about 2 years now and it is great, no more to be said

Enjois have epic pop I have the pen and ink board, I know it feels heavy but it still get better pop than any other board I've tried, plus it's extremely strong, not even a crack yet and I've had it for a year

Cool graphics!

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The Newcomers

? Fudo Boards

Awesome graphics, they got Hentai decks! Low prices and great quality Fudo Boards is a new company worth checking out! - kamakuma

The Contenders

11 Flip

I bought my flip 4 flat ground. The next day I landed a kick flip for my very first time. Enough said flip is a sick brand

I think the flip is the best because it is really good pop and it lands good. I've saw someone use it and it did really good flips and landings it should be first and element should be last.

Flip is better than element and zero it should be #1 - RandomZebraChild

Flips are the best I recently bought one and my new set up is a david gonzalez p2 swirl deck with the new Independent stage 10 standard forged bar trucks, flip 54mm ride free wheels, flip abec 7's HDK's, plain mob griptape and enjoi colourful little buddies 1" alien hardware.

Flips are the best I have had this deck for 4-5 months and not even a crack or even started to square at the tail.

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12 Alien Workshop

Alien Workshop RULE. It was the first good skateboard I got. its very light and pops amazing. I liked it so much I got anouther alien workshop
Arto Saari aws soldier series. its sick! - alienworkshopskater123

AMAZING just got my AWS and its AMAZING its light and strong. Not to be forgotten the price they are super cheap I recommend these to anybody. Please go out and buy one. With riders like steve berra, jason dill, and rob dyrdek they make alien workshop even better!

Alien workshop is one of the best

I love the shape and pop

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13 Deathwish

Deathwish pro decks are the best expecially the graphics and jamies foy decks are my personally favorite

Deathwish is the best! Has the best concave, pop, designs, theme and all! Bakerboys for the win!

deatwish makes so easy to land tricks they should be at the and elment really bad that most people say

Deathwish makes really nice boards. They've got sick design and a lot of pop and concave so it's easier to land tricks and they are also really durable and last a long time. DEATHWISH FOR THE WIN!

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14 Volcom

I love there clothing

real good clothing good team riders and awesome brand

They make really good jackets and shirts and good jeans to

this one pwns noobs 2 the max

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15 World Industries

World Industries RULES I got mine in January and now its October I've been skating hard and it ain't snapping soon, moderately cheep too! WORLDS RULE

World industries rule! Yea, I might not skate all the time, but I do skate, and I've had my world industries since 2007, yeah you can barley see the sick graphics and the bottom, grinded it all off, but the board still hasn't broke yet, still basically brand new! World Industries!

World industries rules and should be at the top its simply the best skate brand out there

I'm getting one in a few days and I don't know what its like except my friend told me they are the best so ill just stick with that answer... WORLD INDUSTRIES RULES!

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16 Toy Machine

How the hell are toy machine boards20, there really good and should be in the top 12, anyways, world industry boards are crap they should be last - mcarzwashere

toy machine is the best decks ever and they are rated the best decks ever but i dont understand why element is first becuase my friend had one and it broke in a month and he is 11 - cheese

The grafix are awesome and they have a great selection of sizes

10/10

So strong and concave best I've had.. Graphix are cool too - anthonymcfadden

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17 Black Label

Ive got a blacklabel its oregon its lasted my cuz for 3-5 years he gave it to me ive had it for a month its abit heavy since its the older kind

Dude Black Label and Blind are sick as But Plan B should be way in front of element - dudewheresmyskatie

I cannot beleve world boards are in front of black label. because
world boards are crap!

Main reason Black Label has always been my favorite skateboarding brand is because of their unique and sick deck designs. These are not the kind of boards that you can just find in any store. Way more rare than World Industries. - Mcgillacuddy

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18 Circa

Good brand, decent prices.
Also a great pro deck line. - violentduckz

C1rca shoes are the best, The Sierra fellers Pro model the Talon is very comfy fairly light and the most flexy shoe I have ever skated in, though if durabillity is the issue then maybe you shouldn't get them, if you are a hard skate that needs durable shoes then I Recomend Fallen Footwear, anyways C1rca is great! But so is fallen.

19 Zoo York

The boards have cool graphics with good pop all you need in a good board.

Zoo york has a distinct way of shaping there board that makes it excel, I wouldn't ride anything else

I love zoo york because it lastes long got great pop and neva breaks or chips

So cool I have 22 and a half boards (one of them broke while I was grinding) I have 10 zoo york sk8 boards and they are the most lightest nice shoes

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20 Mystery

Its an awesome deck. I bought it a few months ago, and I tried a lot of tricks from a lot of gaps and stairs sets. and my board didn't chipped out once!

It will last me for many years to come :).

for everyone, I recommend you to buy this board, no matter if your a beginner or a pro.

Mystery's r awesome Zeros are cool but I can't trust dem! And Darkstar and Elements are too heavy.. Mystery beats any board forget 12 its #1 - MusicGalSyd3

Mystery is one of the newer brands, You cannot argue with the spectacular quality they give for such a new board! Their team is also super bad Ass! They are also owned by Zero, even though they are different it's a great prestige

they are the best the never snapped and I had them for 2 years and it is cool too
- sk8erboi

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21 Vans

Awesome and liget

I'm obsessed with Vans

Best thing that happend to man

Vans for life

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22 Habitat

Amazing! Great pop and amazing concave. Last for a long time as long as you don't get the bamboo board. They have an earthy style like element, but with a better board quality. The only reason they are not #1 is because they aren't as well known. You cannot snap these boards! I have skated them for a couple of years because they are so good. BUY ELEMENT BOARDS! You wont regret it.

I just got my first Habitat on Friday and I already to teach my self to do a heel flip in 30 min

It is durable and watt better than any other skateboard brand out there. Nice and Sexy

Amazing boards. Super light. Great pop. I have one that my cousin gave to me and a Stefan. I've had mine for two years and still working like its brand new

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23 DGK

Boo rides for them so I'm down

Dgk boards is all I skate I couldn't live without them

Dgk all day best board I've had doesn't snap like the blind boards they last a long time they are underrated dgk all day

I have been skating these for about 3 years. They are a real masterpiece. The only downside is that they seem to break pretty easy for me. The shape and pop make up for it though.

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24 Santa Cruz

The screaming hand graphic is hot and it is easy to learn on.I can ollie manual and do a lot of other tricks on this amazing board

Really good quality. nice to ride on

I've ridden SantaCruz boards since 1983 and still buy em. If this company and there boards have been around as long as I've been skating you known there solid! Powell boards are just as good.

Its just a sick company

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25 DC

I have went through several brands like DVS and the shoes never worked to for me. I skate daily and I skate long. So I tried Ryan Smith 2.0's and they were durable. - violentduckz

Obviously its the most famous and the guy who made it has had 3 t.V. Shoes and the brands just awesome

DC Shoes is an American company that specializes in footwear for action sports, including skateboarding and snowboarding. The company also manufactures apparel, bags, accessories, and posters.

These skateboards are much stronger and don't brake as much as the other popular brands

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26 Powell

Powell is the best brand! Powell boards are the real OG and will be for a long time. They have been around forever and are super durable and are made in USA.

Really smooth ride and easy to turn. Great for beginners, experienced skaters, and anyone who wants to have fun. I have a powell-peralta and it's the best skateboard I have.

Best board out there

Awesome board. Fast wheels. Smooth ride. Good trucks. I really like it! Manuels really well and best graphics out there.

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27 Think

Think has the best grip and best pop it can Ollie and do tricks really well it has awesome designs and graphics it has awesome boards I think think skateboards are better than any other board

Think has good wood and pop so you could do tricks really well you can grind and 360 really well it has awesome hats and logos for the brand it is the best brand in the world

Its way way better than blind it has alote of pop and grip its really good for tricks and grinding I think it's the best board ever it is awesome and amazing it's the best of the best

Think has some of the best boards ever, they don't break easily and they have awesome pop and durability, they are the best board I have ever used

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28 Airwalk

Good for beginners. I used mine and its still not broken (6 months) but I can't land a trick..

Super bad it broke when I stood on it, I'm 10yrs old

I had this board before and it is great for beginners it really surprised me the way it felt it is a perfect board for beginners but if you want a board with more POP look for baker or plan b

My first board yeah it rides smooth has a good pop scratches quite easily but makes brands like monster seem like ironing boards

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29 Spitfire

They do make great wheels, and bearings. They are insane. - violentduckz

Spit fire wheels are great they protect your bearings real good

Spitfire wheels are hard they don't feel that hard when you first get them but they will get harder soon.

Spitfire is effn crisp great strong urethane wheels they wear in outrageously fast spitfire all the way wouldn't ride any thing else

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30 Hurley

Hurley surfing stuff is B3@$T. Not a skater though. But I Surf all the time and their regular clothing is awesome

It's a sick brand how is target above it

31 Anti Hero

Way to low on the list but those who know...

The best!

Got an anti hero now. Great deck with loads of pop. Don't waste a lot of money on the double impact decks when these decks last an age.

Had one of these boards for ages now can Ollie really well. Sick board for a beginner

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32 Real

Only been a
Month still great solid board chipped it doing a gap but still the best

real is by far the best fliptrick board it may notbe good fer grinds but if you like fliiping real'

Strong board, Quick and INSANE pop! Mine lasted for more than a year and the concave and shape is still in good condition. It flips good and its not flattened out as much. Highly Recommend Real decks.

Real is AWESOME! Real shouldn't be #20.It should be at least top 5.It has an awesome flip and really good pop.Real is also really long lasting.Mine lasted for 1.5 years! Real is AWESOME and the BEST!

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33 Fallen

never had a pair want one though

Fallen are the sickest shoes I landed my first backside treflip in them there actually very amazing lasted a long time and I've had 2 or more pairs of them I recommend these they should be frist

34 Adio
35 Death

One of best Skateboards out there.
I love them and a plus it is a kinda underground brand. Al least outside UK

Smooth ride, great concaves, plus the graphics are sweet

36 Chocolate

Wo! I'm shocked to see this amazing brand at 19! What I've had santa cruz decks, powell decks, darkstar decks, etc... but my new chocolate deck is the best by far! Perfectly rounded POP! Long lasting and strong. yes the designs aren't the best but who cares. the shape and pop are the important bit. so overall! CHOCOLATE ARE NUMBER 1!

Chocolate is AMAZING! When I first got this board it was so fast it took me a few tries to get used to! Chocolate boards are amazing! Great pop, smooth wheels, great bearings, awesome board! - skatefan1

What why is chocolate on 18 these boards have amazing pop and their designs on their decks are bad ass and their pretty much the same as a girl so this brand should be on like the top 3

THESE ARE THE BEST! they give so much pop! and you get your bang for your buck! why is BLIND ahead of chocolate!

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37 Revive

Revive sell the best quality decks. Have a great team too!

Boi. Revive is an amazing brand no questions asked. Go buy a board

There the best great pop durable strong wood great graphics

ReVive has such a good pop, it's incredible

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38 Kr3w

Krew make great products and have sick looks to there products

39 Krooked

These boards are perfect! perfect shape (for me anyways) medium concave (which is better than deep or mellow in my opinion) perfect shape of the tail and nose, and have perfect pop (which last FOREVER) they're very durable too. Everything is perfect but why they're ranked so low is because not many people get deluxe boards than come here to write about how awesome they are.

How is Krooked not at in top 5! I have skate many many different brand and I really didn't like plan b and element was only okay, Girl was my second favorite but Krooked is defiantly #1!. I learned so many new tricks on these and their really cheap! Try One!

really good designs and they are just totally epic has decent prices

Krooked is not durable at all (chips too easily)

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40 Etnies

Etnies are only number 42 because hey mostly specialize in shoes. There good for getting girls.

41 Creature

Creature is my most recent board and so far it's the best

Creature should be top 5

Awesome skateboards... Made the same as Santa Cruz and Flip, and deserve to be in the top 10. Awesome pop and flip recommend to everyone!

Creature skateboards should be in the top ten because they have great pop and sweet designs

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42 Speed Demons

Good board

It's a really good board and it has an amazing concave, the board never snaps and I love it. each time I fall of the board I get angry, but when I see the nice pink chess design under the board it makes me happy. speed demons is the best. and I love the board. - robinokal15

Speed Demons rule! their bearings are smooth and their pops and flips great too! they lasted my friend like 7 years and hes STILL ON IT!!!

This is my first board and I love it my friend has a skateboard called airspeed and he is always trying to use my board instead of his

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43 Enuff

My first real board, unless you count no fear but we don't talk about no fear... But anyways, this is an amazing cheap board that rides almost as good as my darkstar, I even kept my wheels and trucks from it and put on my Darkstar, only disliked part is the durability isn't too great

I love Enuff best skateboard I've ever had the pop is excellent I reckon it should at least in the top 30

Enuff skateboards are awesome, top ten easily

Amence I did a nollie 360 heelflip fist try. on my birhouse deck I could only do a nollie 180 hellflip.

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44 Globe

I'm hoping to get one one these soon! It will be my first skateboard!

Best board ever

My first Skateboard was a globe they are amazing their wheels are smooth and their bearing rule. The boards are always good quality and last forever!

Globe are the best they are very steady and fun to use they must be on the top 10.

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45 Sector Nine

Awesome boards! Couldn't be happier with Sector 9.

Sector nine skateboards are sick. I just got one and it's the sickest skateboard ever. The wheels are awesome, the bearings are awesome, the deck is awesome and the design is awesome. Sector nine rocks.

There flat out the best, if you don't believe me, check their website, you'll be glad you did.

Smooth Ride. Flex deck. Awesome and easy carving and Pumping

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46 Cliche

Great boards, have a few different set ups but can't beat my Cliche for a great street session.

If you are looking for a strong & a board that has good pop go for cliche, but one thing is that they weight a little more.

There great, just got one, they have a good pop and are strong

Unlock your pop carbon light very good deck what do you want more take it man and see

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47 Foundation

Foundation boards are amazing. Great pop and quality boards. Not to mention a good team with lots of good riders I mean what about duff

good skater and good boards

How is target in front of foundation...MAD!

Ok how is target in front of foundation

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48 Supreme

I went into supreme nyc and they are so sick you guys REALLY need 2 look up this brand they are simply the best

My supreme deck has nice pop, good shape, and lands clean tricks, but they come wide.

Supreme are not only an amazing skate brand but they literally have everything bro they sell everything cheap and some things can resell for thousands! get lucky and you've made a fortune, they are also an amazing skateboard brand in general

The brand got so nice hats and t shirts

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49 Target

Nerf bastion

Lol, to begin riding I got a target board and it has lasted 1 years so far for me. If you are smart you will start with one of these so that you can see if you will actually stick with skateboarding. It also comes completely put together so you don't have to struggle through the proses of making your board as a beginner although some might say that is an important thing to learn as a skateboarder, wich I also agree with.

Your right so whinston

Lol

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50 Krown Krown

krown is sooo good their new and awsome i had a world board i couldnt do tricks on it my first day with akrown i did a heelflip

It's EXTREME! And cheap yo. Whoa it's is super. so cool too. and they really have great boards. Not always the best boards though.

cheap and good boards. should be anyones starting board.

These boards are sick yo!

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