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.

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.

Walmart boards don't roll feel cheeper that the 15 dollar lrice and don't work

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2 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!


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3 Kryptonics

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

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.


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4 Element

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

Element is one of the best companies our their

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5 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.

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

Lol I didn't know a BMX company also makes skateboard - SoloPotato

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6 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.

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"

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7 Converse

Wait, they make boards?

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

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. - AnimeDrawer

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8 Airwalk

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!

Airwalk boards are terrible

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9 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

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

Mine snapped in 23 days

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10 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.

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.

Plan b is awesome - dannythekid

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The Contenders

11 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.

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12 Birdhouse

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...

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

Birdhouse is weak

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13 Toy Machine

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 had mine for two years now and it is still going strong 💪

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14 Dukes

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

15 Airspeed

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 hate deca boards I broke an arm and cracked the board I a couple of months new

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16 Deca

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

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

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

Hate there brands

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18 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!

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

Baker is gooiooiiid as this list is bull

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19 Enjoi

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

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

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

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20 Habitat

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?

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