The 10 Worst Skateboarding Brands

The Top Ten
1 Walmart

These are the worst boards ever. If you look at the wheels, you see that they got lines in them and are plastic. If you hit a rock, I bet that they'll lock up and you will go flying off of it and face plant. Their trucks are plastic too and you can't even turn with them. All Walmart skateboards are are a few layers of VERY thin plywood, plastic cheap trucks, cheap hardware, cheap plastic wheels, their own versions of a top brand deck design, and a board that if you Ollie on it you will break it.

These boards are getting better but they will always have a bad rep, good if you can't afford to have a real skateboard but even then it's best if you save your money. These boards give skateboarding a bad name. I started in a Walmart deck but luckily I already had wheels and trucks so I just replaced the trucks with my venture trucks and the board was decent for me. Now I would never skate a Walmart deck unless it was fits and giggles.

2 Element

I don't get why old-reliable is up this high. Sure their trucks are not the best and their wheels are FAR from that, but Element is meant for decks that last much longer than a lot of other brands. You wouldn't expect a Bullet deck to last longer than a Baker, now would you? There are worse wheels and far worse trucks out there whether you're buying in a shop, a department store, or online. If anything, I'd say (if you're just starting to learn and a complete board is what you're looking for) you won't find a more well-rounded board for the price. There's worse out there; trust me.

3 World Industries

Get real with these top ten lists. I have been skateboarding for more than 45 years that's right I said 45 years. I started on a wooden deck with narrow steel wheels. I have tried every type, style and option imaginable. There are so many true variable's to making a board that works. From body weight, foot placement, to what and where you like to skate. So before bad mouthing a certain brand how about getting out there and having fun with what ever you skate on.

World Industries suck. They are for posers and they sell at Dick's Sporting Goods, and that's always a bad sign. The wheels are like rubber and the bearings are like ABEC 3s. No wonder Rodney Mullen left after he started it. Now he needs to leave Almost because the tail/nose (I use it both ways) of my Almost Double Impact got the crap chipped out of it for no reason.

4 Kryptonics

I don't understand why these are so high on the list. I bought one of there penny boards in 2013 and the wheels are the best I have ever owned. The bearings still work after 7 years of being left in the rain and driving through puddles, and they are still the fastest skateboard I own. I would recommend to anyone no matter what anyone says, they are an amazing board company.

P.S. Did you know that they invented the modern skateboard wheel? Crazy stuff.

Kryptonics boards feel like you're riding brick. No flex in the deck, plastic trucks and bushings and "super soft" cruiser wheels that feel like lead. Do yourself a favor and don't ever buy one. If you don't have the money for a professional board and are looking for something cheap, buy or at least look online for reviews. I bought a long board on sale on amazon for half price because the reviews were awesome, great board, didn't regret it.

5 Zoo York

I bought a zoo York board and snapped it doing a tre on flat less than 24 hours after buying it brand new. I'm very light so weight wasn't a factor. I didn't even stomp it really. Before it snapped it was chipping like mad and I still have no clue why because I never did anything I hadn't done on other boards hundreds of times before.

In my oppinion zoo york isn't a "good" skate company, however their boards are pretty good and along the same quality as the other companies. The big bone I have to pick with zoo york is their corporate hold on skateboarding. they are in fact a corporately owned "skateboard company"

6 Mongoose

I dare you to walk into a real skate shop and ask for a mongoose deck and have the person behind the counter answer you with a strait face, and not laugh their asses off.

Mongoose might get a lot of hate but I think they are good for beginners but once you get in to trick they aren't that good because they are heavy but still good boards.

I think that mongoose skate boards are good for people who just like to ride you know not do ticks. Once you get into doing tricks you will need a more advanced not so heavy skatboard.

7 Converse Converse is an American shoe company that designs, distributes, and licenses sneakers, skating shoes, lifestyle brand footwear, apparel, and accessories. Founded in 1908, it has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003... read more

I hate converse skateboards they are the worst they really do need to sick with there other stuff not skateboards!

I never saw Converse skateboards before, but they must suck. I have seen Vans skateboards though.

They need to stick to making shoes cause the boards are bad. Like REALLY bad, for real man.

8 Birdhouse

I love birdhouse! I don't know what you guys thinkin'. I'm a pro skater and I do a lot of varial kickflips and both street and vert skating. I've skate birdhouse for years (the birdhouse tony hawk crown deck and I simply dick into it. I got no chips and no small breaks and it feels awesome with it's pop.

You couldn't get anything worse unless its from a general sporting good store. The decks stink, the completes stink, the wheels stink, everything stinks. Unless you a kid, and I'm talking like 10 years old, and you're getting a mini deck, your board will dissapoint you in every way

9 Toy Machine

For the people saying they have had their board for a full year now either are new to skateboarding or just don't skate hard or a lot, no board can last that long if you actually skate. Anyways, toy machines are alright, I've skated them a couple times but I feel they chip easily and lose pop fast, either way they are great boards just don't last long

This is insane, Ed Templeton started TM in the early 90's all with his own artworks and still owns+ operates today. I have been skating TM decks and covering everything I own with his decals since I first stood on a skateboard in 1996. Some of the best boards and most respected companies around. Why is the internet nothing but lists written by people who have no clue what they are talking about?

10 Almost

Cheaply made in China folks. I have an almost double impact Daewon Junk on my prick deck and its severely chipped after about one week. The boards take a while to break in and then go soggy not long after. The impact technology is nothing but hype, I snapped mine right down the middle on a 12 stair rail. They won't warranty your deck for chips or breaking unless it snaps directly under the trucks (which happens about never). Almost can pack sand, support USA made products and stop giving away your money.

The Contenders
11 Deca

Just got second hand one doesn't seem to bad apart from the deck its not very good. But it has pretty good wheels and bearings the trucks are all right

Matt Deca is the worst board.
He's fat and breaks easily if you try to ride him.

I love these boards I think the deck is pretty good but high in price

12 Identity

Local shop! So I have to support

13 Black Label

Had a whole two kcaldlabels in my skating day, first and second boards... they aren't terribly heavy, graphics are usually pretty cool, retro looking, green elephants will make your friends want a try, bomb shape with the narrow tail is a nice shape for a deck, easy to tell witch end is which when skating, lasted the longest of any deck (never broke)

I have a black label, there frikin dope boards, they have a lot of pop and they will last you it matters on how much you skate, they are mainly for bowls and quarte pipes, but as the years go by, in street skating wise, they are frikin awesome boards. I give this board a 10/10 rating.

14 Dukes

Yea I got a dukes skateboard from a yard sale an it was in good condition also it is a good beginner board...

I have a dukes skateboard that I got from a friend and its ok. Don't take my opinion I'm a newbie. If you were to just let it slide it would tip to one side. good beginner board I guess $:

15 Chocolate

It is great for street, I don't know what are you talking about when you say the board breaks fast, even when I tried to break it (after is has already had its pop cracked after 8 months of riding) it took me an hour. And I jumped on the middle of the board from 2 meters high.

16 Airwalk

I got one from Canada, usually 100 CAD and I got it on sale for 40. It has metal trucks, Abec-5 bearings. Actual wheels (not plastic), and a pretty decent board. It goes pretty fast in my opinion. The graphic on the bottom looks pretty awful. So I might sand that off. Other than that I have no complaints. As soon as it breaks I will replace it with a better board though.

Google, "Airwalk 38 in longboard" and the first one that comes up is mine.

There completes have really horrible wheels, not even urethane also there grips don't even grip on day one. I don't even want to say how thick there decks are.
Pal got one from sports direct and it broke 4 months skateing. trucks don't turn.
Parents reading this. FOR GODS SAKE DON'T BUY THEM.

17 Baker

Baker is amazing the concave is great there is great pop I've had one for a longtime I love it I always skate baker it is amazing!

The last baker I've had chipped every single time I skated it, let alone losing pop within a few days. Worst board I've owned. Soggy.

I have had my Baker for a while now and it's the best board I've ever had. Pop is great and the concave is the best. Baker is the best brand in my opinion

18 Enjoi

I've had my enjoi for about 2 years from just doing regular pop and flip tricks. No grinds but this board has lasted me so long. It's the white and black panda one if you're wondering. The only thing I've done to it is fix chips from a few days back. Enjoi is amazing

Got the 8.25 weather deck for Christmas, skated it rain and shine, razor tailed it like an absolute retard, but it still pop's like it did on day one, which was very good

Enjoi skateboards are too heavy! Every time I skate on one I lose all of my energy trying to do tricks and stuff like that!

19 Habitat

Habitat decks are great, decent pop fairly durable, and pretty sexy designs too.

Habitat is the best board I have ever had.. I used to skate Flip and they're also fantastic

Habitats are a piece of crap like walmart boards they snap like cheese and have terrible deigns

20 City Skateboards
21 Zero

Dude iv been riding my ZERO board for well over 3 years and its still looking perfect. That's riding damn near every day. Great boards. Very durable. Easy 9/10. Shouldn't be on this list.

I have now idea why maple leaf is higher quality then zero. Zero shouldn't even be on this list

Chipped mine after half a day of not even skating.

22 Plan B

Over rated. They're the modern day Element(10 years ago)... Just signed all the most popular skaters to sell the most decks. A smart business move, but if your product was bad to begin with even the best names in the world on your decks won't change the quality of your product. They won't even make P2 decks this year. They're making slicks!

Which fetal alcohol syndrome-stricken mongoloid working at "the-top-tens" devised this list. Plan b, alien, black label, Zoo York, element, and blind are all average-fantastic boards. Don't just post some half baked list because any idiot can vote.

23 Blind

Blind is my favorite brand, they are very good decks for there prices, hold up well are on the heavier side, have good concave, pop lasts for about a three months of beginner skating 1 of pro skating. I ride a blind board myself

I have a blind board it is great has a lot of pop and is great for tricks and if you want cruising. But when I got mine it had really dirty bearings that's just the place that sold it though and it is still great just need a cleaning

I actually have a Blind as a beginner. It is very durable. It can Survive a good amount of fails. A lot of pop and is a very good price.

24 Shaun White Supply Co.
25 Speed Demons

I currently have a speed demons board and it is AMAZING I have been skating it for 2 years now and I have done a lot of crazy tricks with it and it hasn't even snnaped! But it has quite a lot of chips. I think speed demons are great. ;(. I am also getting a new board from Real! I'm 11 years old.

I have got 2 skateboards 1 a speed demon and another a KRYPTONICS... which one is better?

Take it up it is worst do not lie it can be first never get on it it brokes now you can brake it it goes!

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