Top 10 Best Skateboard Brands
Plan B is the best because it has a lot of pro skaters, and not just pros but some of the best skaters in the universe. Plan B also has better pop.
I was a beginner and was in a big dilemma about which board to choose. I saw it ranked first on this website, so I got a Plan B. I'm not disappointed. It has durability and pop. I don't know about other decks, but if you're a beginner like me and have a passion to learn tricks and want good quality at the same time, then I would definitely recommend Plan B.
It is the best board ever! It has the best pop and durability. Element should not be first. It should be third. But if you're looking for style, pop, and durability, buy a Plan B!
I own an Element Section logo deck, and it is amazing. Mellow concave is by far the best because it makes you so much more confident in learning tricks. Most Element decks include mellow concave, which is brilliant, apart from a few of the pro skater decks. If you're struggling with tricks, or if you're advanced but feel you just need a better deck to do tricks on, definitely buy one of these. Superb!
I find that Element is a better brand, and I'm glad it's number one because that's where it should be. I assure you that this would be the best board for you. It's also great for doing tricks like kickflips and 360s. It's perfect for grinding rails and all sorts of stuff. I have an Element board, and I think it's one of the best boards out there. I've ridden other boards, and they just don't measure up to Element skateboards.
Element is awesome. It is the best board for grinding, kickflips, and 360s. Element rocks! I don't care what you think. It's the best board ever!
Zero is amazing, and I have been skating Zero for a few years now. They seem to have good pop, concave, and they don't snap that easily. The only bad thing I have to say about Zero is that the pop, depending on which deck you get, loses it. I would recommend Zero for any skater out there. No matter what other brand I skate, Zero has me crawling back.
Zero! The best of the best. I can do everything with this board and more! I snapped my Element in half with just an Ollie! The Zeros are sick with graphics and great with the concave! Way better than those other two crappy brands in first and second.
The first board I ever had was a Zero, and I still have it and ride it. It still rolls smooth, and aside from replacing the grip tape, it's like new. I have 4 boards: Zero, Element, Black Label, and a Blind. The Zero board is by far my favorite.
Barely anyone who voted seems to actually be able to skate, so this whole list is just wrong.
Anyway, it depends on what you like to skate. I skate mainly street and mini, so I have to go for Girl. The pop is amazing, and they are tough boards. I threw myself down a 10-stair, foot straight on the nose, and not a crack appeared. They have a nice shape, not too curvy, not too flat, with a 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 have a 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.
Girl skateboards have a lot of pop. I don't know about you, but I love a huge nose for nollie flips, and Girl has a lot of pop on the nose too. I have also tried Element, and they just suck. I have also tried Alien Workshop. They are decent but don't beat Girl. Plus, my Girl board has so far lasted me four years of street skating almost every single day. I always skate big rails down big stairs, so get yourself a Girl skateboard!
Really good board and good durability. I personally would rate this board a lot higher than 10. Come on, this is Tony Hawk's brand, and Tony Hawk is the best skater ever!
This generation's "Classic" board. My first was the Falcon 2, and it's still together after 11 years. Enough said! I love Birdhouse and all of Tony Hawk's branches of entrepreneurship!
Birdhouse is a very good company for skateboards. Its durability is very nice, and tricks can be done very easily. Please vote for Birdhouse to make it number one.
It's a no-brainer. Almost is far superior to other deck brands. The construction and durability of their boards are far beyond other brands. The concaves are perfect. I've tried numerous brands, and nothing stands up to Almost.
You have to seriously try to break their Impact boards. Vote for Almost and do everyone a favor who's buying boards for the first time or looking for a better board to get. They have to be up at number one. Trust me, don't buy a Plan B or Element. They may have cool graphics and cool riders, but Almost is a real skateboard brand. Watch some Rodney Mullen montages and buy an Almost. Enough said.
Almost is the best skateboard deck brand because of its quality. Especially if you get a deck with impact or double impact support, it will last very, very long and pop high. Almost is the BEST brand, in my opinion. Besides, they have a lot of good skaters on their team, like Haslam and Mullen.
I got the 8-inch Jose Rojo deck. I have had two other decks and have been skating for over a year, and I didn't even come close to landing a kickflip. Within two weeks, I was landing them more than half the time. Great pop and insane concave. I can't see why Element is #1. They are absolute rubbish.
I like Enjoi because of its great pop, and their boards are really light. I got one on March break, and it's so much better than my previous Dark Star board. For me, Enjoi should be at the top of the list because they are super easy to ride and last a long time. They don't even crack easily! ENJOI IS BOSS.
I've had a couple of Enjoi boards, and I like them the best. Great pop, speed, and turning, as well as being lightweight and durable. Not to mention, they have some of the best graphics you can get on your deck. Enjoi is the way to go!
For my last four or five decks, I've been skating Darkstar. To be honest, I only got my first Darkstar deck because of Ryan Decenzo. That dude's sick! I think Darkstar is a great brand. I used to skate Zero before, but there's virtually no difference in weight, and Darkstar seems to be stronger. There's also more of a mellow concave, which I dig. I had a Flip deck, and I had to give it to my brother because I just couldn't land anything on it. I blame it on the thick concave. I mean, you know what they say: skating is 10% physical, 90% mental.
Darkstars have good graphics. They're amazing. The grip tape is also top-notch. Their pops are pretty good, and the wood quality is also very good. Darkstars use very light wood, which is one of the reasons they are great.
My brother has a Darkstar, and sometimes I use it. All my friends say the board is amazing. The trucks on the board run smoothly, as one of my friends pointed out. It's a great buy, especially for $150. It couldn't get any better and is worth every penny.
I love Blind skateboards. Blind has good quality and great pop, and they have nice graphics. I know Blind is not the best, but it's my favorite brand so far. People, enjoy your skateboards, even if it's Almost, Plan B, or maybe Blind. Just enjoy.
All skateboard brands are excellent to me, but for me, I choose Blind because of the great pop and good quality. However, there are still many excellent skateboards out there. If you're looking for a board that has good quality, great pop, and nice graphics, I say Blind. But again, there are still brands that are better than Blind. For me, I choose Blind.
I got two Blind decks, and they both lasted me a year. The pop lasts a long time, and the concave really keeps its shape. These were my first boards, and from my experience, they have lasted me the longest. The Eternal Life decks are also supposed to be very good. With good graphics and high-quality decks, Blind has got to be one of my all-time favorite boards.
I've had a Baker board for two and a half years now, and it hasn't chipped or anything. When I first got it, I placed it on two sawhorses and jumped on it to test, and it didn't crack or anything. That's how much I trust Baker and their skateboards. They also have cool designs. I think Baker should be in the top place.
Baker is the best brand if you plan on running your board hard. It almost always pulls through, even through some of the roughest things you can skate. Also, consider the list of the pro skaters. It's the only team that is still about the skate life and not about the fame life.
I really do think Baker is boss. Plus, the designs are off the chain, like the Baker logo on the bottom of the deck. The decks are really good for grinding, lightweight, and have good to great pop. Honestly, Baker is really all I skate.
I don't know why Flip is only eighth on the list. I've been skating Flip for five years and loved every one of their boards. They are super durable and lightweight. Their concave lasts forever, and their pop is amazing! Don't even get me started on the graphics. I don't know why any other brand is before Flip. Also, I'm actually standing on one of my Flip decks right now.
Flips are the best. I recently bought one, and my new setup 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 colorful little buddies 1" alien hardware.
I've had this deck for 4-5 months and not even a crack or even started to square at the tail.
I love this board! I have a Flip Geoff Rowley Pro model deck (not P2), Grizzly grip, Girl Allen wrench hardware, Independent Geoff Rowley red Stage 10 V trucks, Powell blacklight wheels, and Bones Swiss bearings. Trust me, this is the best setup you can ever get. I love it! I'm going to buy the same brands each time!
Alien Workshop is the sickest board you can ever get. I mean, who wouldn't want a board made by Rob Dyrdek? He is the coolest skater of all time. Why would Rob Dyrdek even make a bad board? If you were to buy a skateboard, or suggest one to a friend, all you have to say is "Alien Workshop." Get an Alien Workshop skateboard, and you will never regret it.
Alien Workshop is the best board I have ever had. I've had it for a few months and have done many tricks with it. I even fell off a hill, where I pretty much almost broke my face, but my board was still in amazing condition! ALIEN WORKSHOP for the win!
The designs are super creative, and you get a nice, smooth grind with some great pop. Alien Workshop is a really well-rounded skateboard company, and I'm really glad I'm a part of their skateboard company. Alien Workshop rocks!
Deathwish is THE best board ever! Awesome graphics, pop, and concave. Deathwish should be number one. What idiot put it at seventeen?
Best board I've ever gotten. It's the first board I ever owned as well. I totally recommend it to anyone who wants a board. Also, it has the best designs!
Awesome shape, graphics, and team. What more can you ask for? It's the same as Baker, but a little weirder, which is awesome!
Mystery is one of the newer brands. You cannot argue with the spectacular quality they provide for such a new board! Their team is also super badass. They are also owned by Zero. Even though they are different, it's a great prestige.
Mystery is a strong skateboard company with a great team. Mystery decks are very well-built, with slick, bold graphics and design elements. I easily recommend Mystery skateboard decks.
It's an awesome deck. I bought it a few months ago and have tried a lot of tricks, from a lot of gaps and stair sets. My board hasn't chipped once! It will last me for many years to come. I recommend this board to everyone, whether you're a beginner or a pro.
Zoo York is truly amazing. It is by far the best, no questions asked. It looks awesome, is durable, and has amazing pop. Bro, Zoo York is beast. Everyone, seriously, get a Zoo York. Do it. They are amazing.
Amazing deck! It hasn't even chipped or broken, and I've had it for 7 months. Great pop too, better than all other brands that I have tried.
I had my Zoo York for 4 months and have been landing tricks off rooftops. It doesn't have a single crack.
Awesome skateboards. Made the same way as Santa Cruz and Flip, and they deserve to be in the top 10. Awesome pop and flip. I recommend them to everyone!
It's a great skate brand, and I've had a bunch of people tell me to use it! I think it should be in the top 10. I've ridden one before, and it lasts a long time.
Creature is the best. I don't see why it's all the way down here! Everyone who is intermediate or an amateur should have a Creature! Everybody, vote for Creature!
Amazing, love their style.
I love their clothing.
World Industries rule! Yeah, I might not skate all the time, but I do skate. I've had my World Industries board since 2007. You can barely see the sick graphics on the bottom. I've grinded it all off. But the board still hasn't broken yet. It's still basically brand new! World Industries!
World Industries are the best, man! Totally the best. They should be #1, man. Zoo York should be chosen too, as second, and Zero third. Birdhouse should be fourth.
World Industries is awesome. It has good pop, they're fast, and are very tough. I would recommend it to anyone who likes good boards.
The 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 find in just any store. They are way more rare than World Industries.
Black Label is hands down my favorite skateboard company. It's hard to find in the Midwest, but when I go to the park and people see my deck, they're like, "Damn, that's a smooth deck."
It lasts for quite a while and has more pop than the first four brands on the list.
C1rca shoes are the best. The Sierra Fellers Pro model, the Talon, is very comfy, fairly light, and the most flexible shoe I have ever skated in. Though, if durability is the issue, then maybe you shouldn't get them. If you are a hard skater that needs durable shoes, then I recommend Fallen Footwear. Anyways, C1rca is great! But so is Fallen.
Good brand, decent prices. Also has a great pro deck line.
I like Vans because their boards take a long time to break. They also make a lot of clothing to wear, and their shoes take like 2 or 3 years to wear down. Plus, they stick to the board perfectly.
Best skate shoes I have ever had. Good quality and don't tear up easily. I have worn nothing but Vans for years.
Vans are amazing! They have great grip! Plus, they are very stylish for guys and girls.
I'm fixing to get a DGK. I have an Alien Workshop and Toy Machine, and I skate them a lot. I gave the Alien Workshop to my brother, and I can feel the Toy Machine about to break. So yeah, DGK all day. I can't wait to get one. I hear they chip easily, but that's the only bad thing.
I have been skating these for about 3 years. They are a real masterpiece. The only downside is that they seem to break pretty easily for me. However, the shape and pop make up for it.
These boards are sick. They are way poppier and more durable than any other boards on this list. The graphics are amazing, as are the pros. The concave makes every trick you do so much easier.
I have to admit that they do chip easily, but they are impossible to snap, seriously. They have great graphics and pop. I have the Shuriken Shannon Jailbreak board, and it was slick from the start. I definitely recommend it.
I've been riding Santa Cruz since '88 and still have a few now. My son is 13 and rides SC boards. I guess it's about being the original and best, and years of not just growing up with the scene, but actually influencing it massively!
I've ridden Santa Cruz boards since 1983 and still buy them. If this company and their boards have been around as long as I've been skating, you know they're solid! Powell boards are just as good.
I have gone through several brands like DVS, and the shoes never worked for me. I skate daily and I skate long. So, I tried Ryan Smith 2.0s and they were durable.
Obviously, it's the most famous, and the guy who made it has had three TV shows. The brand is just awesome.
Best skate shoes that I've ever had! 10/10
Seriously, guys, I noticed how most of the top brands on this site are all mainstream brands that most of you can find in your local Walmart. Seriously? Toy Machine has the best decks, hands down. You can't find a better balance of pop, feel, and shape. They also have the sickest designs, hands down.
BOSS! Toy Machine has been very good to me. It was one of my first pro decks. I've had mine for 2 years now. This is probably the best kind of deck out there. Elements snap really easily, but Toy Machines don't snap very easily at all. My 18-year-old brother jumped in the middle of my deck and I didn't even hear a crack.
Toy Machine should be first, right next to Flip. I mean, I haven't even heard of Mystery, and I skate a lot. I don't understand at all why Element is ranked number one. It was my first board and it was crap.