The 10 Worst Skateboarding Brands

The Top Ten


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.

Walmart boards are so trash they have non-rolling wheels terrible graphics and the grip tape is literally sandpaper. 0/100

Walmart makes really bad quality boards, only an idiot would choose to buy a walmart board really, better to buy a Plan B, Zero or Girl boards

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.

World Industries

The REAL World Industries boards are sick. The new ones aren't good, but you kids gotta realize there was a time when they made professional decks. I got mine in 2001 for above 100 bucks and its still nice. People still try to buy it off me for 150-200 bucks. The REAL world industries are old now, and now they only make fake world industries boards for Walmart and etc. If you are too young too remember real World Industries boards I'd suggest going on ebay and buying a board from like 1999-2001 or so. You wont think those boards suck at all.

No doubt about it. Here, I'll 'esplain; If you don't believe me, try one. And painful split landings and soggy pop, crappy flip, and all-around little kiddish, will become yours. Just go to your local academy, and you will see those weird graphics, little demons.

My friend has one and it sucks! He had 2 stop me after one ollie because I already cracked it!

World industries suck and you can't even ollie its like riding wet paper or cardboard

You talking about the old ones or the new Walmart ones? I'm guessing most people commenting on here are little kids that have never seen a real World Industries board, and have only been skating since World went out of business and started making crappy Walmart boards


The deck is 3 inches thick has no pop and last its a walmart board. Do I have to say anything more than that.

The decks are just horrible

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.

Kryptonics suck they are too heavy and the crack and come apart way to easy


Element is the best board that I have ever had. It lasted me for two and a half years of hard skating. I still skate element and it is the only boars that I will skate. I have been skating for nine years, trust me, element is an awesome brand and shouldn't be on this list.

Why is element even on here element is the best brand I've ever skated the decks look cool and they don't break easily unless you land like your holding bricks in your hand

Element are the best brand ever I have 2 they are so good

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.


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.

My first was a Mongoose I snapped it in half learning to ollie. Never get them.

Worst decks ever, they're known for their bikes and even those are bad

Zoo York

That's not true zoo Yorks a great brand and the decks have a lot of pop and its thick the graphics are amazing and zoo York boards can last a while depending on how much you ride it.

Zoo yorks are awesome my deck lasted 2 yrs before it snapped.
Also its like the boards are waxed already and just the decks so smooth
pops great grinds like a beast I give zoo york 10/10 compared to walmart boards which are 0/infinity

I think that's one of the greatest brands out there. on my game I want one to use so bad. and I have a tech dech of one it is awesome. I had one for two years.

Why does Zoo york have to be on this list? Everyone all says that this board company is a really good one. In my opinion, I think it is too.


Wait, they make boards?

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

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

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


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

Pop didn't last very long on mine. Really nice shape to it though and it was seriously strong.

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

The blind board has great designs and it's strong. Good on pops


My mate got one for his first board and it wouldn't even turn and chips so easily, the trucks are really high and have "made in china" printed on the bottom of them and the design looks like a preschooler had drawn it so don't buy one

No pop on it and easy to break!

You have to break in the rubber in the trucks because they're super stiff because I rode mine for the first time and could NOT turn! It sucks and the grip tape and design are paper and just peel off I'd rather buy a better brand!

My friend has one and it sucks. It's too heavy and chips like crazy. Worst board I have ever rode

Black Label

Black labels are durable and really good decks they are not the most famous but have great quality. All my boards have been black label and I have never looked back

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.

How the hell is Black Label at number 8? They are seriously one of the last good board brands left. It shouldn't even be on this list.

Who is voting in these polls? If you snap a black label board, you hang the scraps on the wall afterwards. I wouldn't buy a deck from another company.

The Contenders

Plan B

What no plan b is awesome I can get the best pop on it and I've ridden it everyday for 4 years

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.

This is probably the best deck their ever was, well tie between baker and plan B but this chart is stupid, it said element was 4th BOI! 1

Plan B shouldn't even be on this list. They're the best boards I've ever skated and have the most amazing crisp pop. They are fantastic for kick-flips and are really durable. I suffered a bad knee injury and couldn't skate left my plan B deck outside for 4 months then I picked it up again it was wet and rusted but I put some lube on the bearings and cleaned it and it works just like new.

Toy Machine

This list is all wrong. Element, blind, black label, plan b and toy machine all are... Pretty much the same. he didn't just say that, I know. I'm crazy. All are a tad different. I have snapped a toy machine deck after 3 days and had another last a few months. Same with all the others (can't speak for plan b) but these are all top of the line boards. This is a bad list. The brands I mentioned (oh and zoo york) you can't go wrong with. Enjoy!

What toy machine is one of the best board I have ever ride I had it for a wile and it didn't break.

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

Great board I don't even know why it is on this list the board us sturdy a does not break easy I have recently switched to Toy Machine and it is one of the best boards I have ever ridden.


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 $:

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

My friend has a dukes board and it sucks man and he has only had it for about a year and its falling apart

Dukes terrible they suck


birdhouse is the worst skateboard its always breaking and chips off so quick! the first day I got it it snapped and there not recommended for pro skaters! there not good!

Shape is awful, snapped in the first day of using. the bearings too didn't last long... so now I'm just using the wheels and the trucks but as soon as I get some money I will change them...

Birdhouse are the best

I love birdhouse's that's what I started skating on when I was young


This isn't even a skate it's a skate shoe. I don't even think there name brand they're super, heavy super stiff, not durable, and the physical appearance just looks flat out stupid. even though it's not a deck brand it deserves to be on this list

A cheap Walmart brand that Mike McGill somehow got suckered into endorsing when it first came out. The decks were ok for practice at novice levels but if you're going to skate hardcore, just save up the money and get a real board.

This board is okay for a beginner just search it up online

I know a guy who is sponsored by airspeed he can do switch tres and hard flip late flip


I got a deca board and the wheels roll really good the trucks are stainless steel and the only negative thing about it is that is hard to ride because I'm a beginner so I think it's a great starter board 9/10 for me

One day I rolled on one then broke my spine. 10/10 would ride again

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

Deca skateboards are so good


Any boards Wes humpston puts his name on is legit.
Bull dog skates is from the good ol days of the dogtown scene.


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!

Baker is the most awesome board great pop good for tricks there sick!

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

Baker Is Awesome. Good Pop, Great Concave and really good designs

What are you on about Baker's are known as the least chip-able boards


Darkstar in my opinion was hands down the best my board lasted me about 6 years. I was skating everyday, and at the skate park every week for years. It had a couple nics in it after that long but it was great for both riding and for tricks.

Darkstar should be in the best category because they have good designs and never brake or get busted

Be aware: Dark State does make a cheap Wal-Mart version. They do produce great pro decks, but be Leary of the cheap versions, (the cheap versions come with darkstar trucks). also the darkstar tucks are 2nd rate. Just my 2-cents

Darkstar is the best pro board Walmart has because the wheels aren't bad or slow and has good graphics (I got my dark star in green leapord print)


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

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

Why is this even on the list? I have one and it's great!

I ride an enjoi board and have rode alien workshop revive blind black river and it is by far one of the best


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

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

Pretty much all I skate, that or chance they're both beautiful boards

Habitats are AMAZING. What ass-for-brains idiot put this on the list?


Hell nah what your stupid I have a almost impact n that hoe has bearly chipped. Iv been skating for 2 1/2 years now n iv had my almost for 4 months... That's my longest lasting board which have a average life of 2 months. I REALLY REALLY recommend this for beginners because its a light board and it rides very smooth so sense you just started you will cruz a lot so a smooth ride will be best! Chicken bone nowison!

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.

Almost is good I've had mine for over 2 years and it hasn't snapped or been broken... Even when I do tricks. I give Almost a 10 out of 10

Actually almosts are very good skateboards. They have very good pop and never hardly chip


Local shop! So I have to support


Premium are made from the highest wood in canada and are even though a smaller brand, one of the highest quality boards available. Theybuse the same wood worldwide whereas other brands just use whats available, thisnis why people have mixed opinions of other brands

Alien Workshop

I love aliens! I skate one for 3 months and the pop was the same way I got it! Just amazing. I also use my tail to stop but it has a few chips only. I Skate really hard and it hasn't snapped. Best board I have ridden out of 7 brands ( plan b, zoo York, ATM, krooked, chocolate, shortys, and speed demon)


No alien is lit

Bakers not on the list retard

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