Best Longboard Brands (Budget-Friendly)

By Billy | Updated: August 31, 2022 | Longboards

At this point, you’ve narrowed down your riding style. Now it’s time to choose a longboard brand that fits within your budget.

If you’re still confused about what style of longboarding you fit into, check out this beginner’s guide.

best longboard brands

Our list is broken down into three pricing tiers…

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First, let’s start with the low-tier brands.

Boards are mostly priced under $100 USD, but some models may be higher.

Quick Tip

If your budget is under $100, the best advice I can give is to check used marketplaces for mid/high-tier brands. I’ve found a lot of success on Facebook Marketplace. You’ll get a better quality board for a cheaper price.

If you want more suggestions on cheap longboards, check out this article.

I’m not gonna lie, I struggled with putting low-tier brands on this best longboard brands list because their quality isn’t nearly as good as the others.

Although there is a place for low-tier brands. Especially if you’re not sure, you’ll stick with longboarding long-term.

The only company I can recommend is Magneto. Even though the quality isn’t the best, they have solid customer support and stand behind their product. Something that you often don’t find with low-tier brands.

Magneto

Magneto’s website

Based in Carlsbad, California, Magneto has only been around for a few years. But it’s pretty much impossible to browse Amazon without them appearing. I would consider them if you want something brand new, under $100. I’d only recommend them if you’re an absolute beginner and unsure if you’ll enjoy longboarding.

Magneto offers a 30-day return policy.

Boards from $100-$200 USD, although some models may exceed this range

Sector 9

Sector 9’s website

Based in San Diego, California, they started making longboards in 1993. My first ever longboard was a Sector 9 pintail; I still have it today. I often recommend Sector 9 to beginners because I had a positive experience with them.

Sector 9 offers a 120-day warranty against manufacturer defects.

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Arbor

Arbor’s website

Based in Venice, California, Arbor has been around since 1997. They started by focusing on snowboarding, then expanded to skateboarding later on. One of the notable things about Arbor is its focus on sustainability.

Arbor offers a 2-year warranty.

Globe

Globe’s website

Globe first opened up shop in the mid-1980s, focusing on skate shoes. They’ve since expanded into skateboards, longboards, and snowboards. I’d classify the quality of their longboards as similar to Sector 9, mid-tier.

Globe’s warranty covers up to 90 days.

Loaded Boards

Loaded’s Website

Based in Culver City, California, Loaded Boards has been around since 2000. Their goal was to replicate the feeling of snowboarding and surfing on land. Fast forward, and they’ve established themselves as one of the best longboard brands. Because of the premium materials, Loaded‘s boards aren’t cheap. But they will last. A solid longboard brand to support because they stand behind their product.

Loaded offers a lifetime, original owner warranty. Meaning if you purchase one of their boards and it does not meet your expectations for material integrity or build quality, they’ll make it right.

Landyachtz

Landyachtz website

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘yacht’? Probably, high quality, premium, and expensive, right? That’s a good description of what Landyachtz offers, except for a fair price. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Landyachtz has been around since 1997.

Landyachtz offers a 12-month warranty.

Bustin Boards

Bustin’s website

Started in New York, Bustin Boards opened shop in 2001. They offer high-quality push and electric longboards. Instead of mass-producing their boards, they make each one by hand.

Depending on the type of board, Bustin offers a 90-180 day warranty.

Pantheon Longboards

Pantheon’s website

Based in Indian Hills, Colorado, Pantheon started in 2014. The founder, Jeff Vyain has been a skateboarder since 12 years old. When he got older, he gravitated toward long-distance skating. Even holding a world record for the skateboard marathon.

Zenit Longboards

Zenit’s website

Based in Montreal, Quebec, Zenit longboards started in around 2012. They make everything handmade, controlling the whole process. Zenit uses epoxy resin to layer their boards, the same material used on surfboards and snowboards.

Zenit offers a limited 12-month warranty that covers manufacturing defects.

Original Skateboards

Original’s website

Original Skateboards started in New Jersey back in 2002. These guys were dominating YouTube back in the day. Dropping some of the best longboarding videos that perfectly captured the vibe. They’re now based out of Portland, Oregon.

Original Skateboards offers a 6-month warranty to cover manufacturing defects.

Bottom Line

If you buy a setup from one of the brands mentioned on this list, you’ll be in a solid position. Of course, the quality will vary depending on your budget.

Hope you found this list helpful.

Billy

I started skateboarding when I was 5 years old. Picked up surfing and snowboarding soon after. These days, if I'm not surfing, I'm trying to replicate it on land or snow. My goal is to shred, then share my thoughts in an honest and transparent way.
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