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When you first get into something new for the first time, you are almost guaranteed to get hurt one way or another. Having said that, that is unavoidable if you want to get better.  ‘No pain, no gain’. Such a concept still holds true when it comes to skateboarding. However, there is a solution to reduce the chance of you falling over: longboards. Longboards not only have a bigger deck, but they also allow a much easier time to make turns than a regular skateboard. As a result, they are more beginner friendly, keeping newbies from skinned knees and elbows. But which beginner longboard is the right one for you? Where do you even start? Each person has a differnt choice, and depending on what you prefer, it is just going be a pain looking through all the possible longboard options. And that is why we are here for you. After this article, we hope that you will be able to choose the most suitable board for yourself.

🥇(Top 5) Best Longboards 🛹For Beginners in 2020

1.    Playshion 39inch Freestyle Longboard

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Specifications:

  • Size: 39 inches x 9.1 inches
  • Deck: 8 ply flex hardwood maple
  • Trucks: 7-inch aluminum reverse kingpin trucks
  • Bearings: ABEC 7 bearings
  • Wheels: 70 mm x 50 mm SHR 78A Polyurethane wheels
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Weight: 7 lbs.

The Playshion Freestyle, measured at 39 x 9.1 x 4 inches, is quite a versatile longboard, suitable for a variety of activities like cruising, curving, downhill, freeride, and freestyle.

Thanks to the 8 layers of flex hardwood maple along with the flat and balanced design, this longboard is not only durable but also flexible. With the concaved deck, you will have an easier time balancing your feet on the board during those turning and carving maneuvers.

In addition, the 7-inch aluminum trucks come equipped with adjustable kingpin, making sliding a breeze with the Playshion Freestyle. The board also features a drop-through design and 4 inches of ground clearance that allow ease of breaking and pushing. No matter who you are, kids or adults, this board can perform just fine, not to mention that it is capable of holding up to 250 pounds.

The Playshion Freestyle offers 70x50mm SHR Polyurethane wheels that is 78A certified on the hardness scale. With such a wide and durable set of wheels, you will not have any trouble controlling the board.

When it comes to the bearings, the board is equipped with ABEC 7 ones that guarantee toughness and sturdiness. They are strong enough for firm steering while soft enough for a more pleasant ride. Different from most other boards, the Playshion’s bearings do not make squeaky noise thanks to the nylon ball cages that minimize friction.

For a board of its size, the board only comes in at 7 pounds, making it lightweight and easy to carry around.

Cons

While advertised as beginner friendly, the Playshion Freestyle is not as safe as it claims to be. In addition, in some cases, the squeaky wheels do happen and can bring down your mood during those enjoyable rides.

2.    Atom Drop Deck Longboard

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Specifications:

  • Size: 41.7 inches x 10.6 inches
  • Deck: Maple wood
  • Trucks: 9.6-inch aluminum trucks
  • Bearings: ABEC 9 bearings
  • Wheels: 70 mm x 51 mm PU wheels
  • Weight: 7 lbs.

If you have just got into skateboarding, especially downhill riding, then the Atom Drop-through Longboard is your perfect choice. The board is stable and steady, suitable for cruising down the streets or steep roads. In addition, the board comes in two different sizes at 41 inches and at 39 inches. In this article, I will look at the 41-inch model, but you can expect basically the same review for the 39-inch one. The Atom Drop-through features a wide color selection and yet, its asking price is very affordable. The deck is made of strong laminated maple wood and provides a well-balance experience thanks to a good level of flex. The grip tape maintains a firm grip between your feet and the deck, ensuring that you will not fall off the board. To add more to its stylish design, the board also includes a graphical drawing on the bottom and a small logo on the grip tape.

The board comes in at 8.8 pounds and features 245-mm aluminum trucks that are adjustable depending on your preference.

To make it even more durable and shock-absorbing, the Atom makes use of the 70 mm wheels with a 78 A durometer as well as a set of ABEC 9 bearings.

The board is designed with a low center of gravity so you will be able to maintain good balance and stability in whatever you do, either cruising down the hill or going off the curb.

Cons

While the smooth standard bearings are suitable for beginners, it is still recommended to have them replaced once you have got used to longboarding. This, however, is not really a weakness.

The trucks leave something to be desired, but for the price, they are decent enough. The trucks will become a problem if you are a bit overweight, otherwise, you can enjoy riding those same ones.

3.    Volador 42-inch Freeride Longboard

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Specifications:

  • Size: 42 inches x 9 inches
  • Deck: 8 ply natural Hardrock maple
  • Trucks: 7-inch aluminum reverse kingpin trucks
  • Bearings: ABEC 9 precision bearings
  • Wheels: 70 mm x 51 mm PU wheels
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Weight: 6 lbs.

While the Volador is available in two different sizes at 42 and 46 inches, we will focus more on the 42-inch model. When it comes to the design, the Volador 42-inch Freeride Longboard is a looker. Both on the top and the bottom of the board feature artisan graphics. The illustrations on the grip tape really pop out on the dull black deck. Speaking about the deck, it is made of an 8-ply natural hard rock maple wood and packs a vintage look. One of the more striking aspects of this board is that all its materials are environmentally friendly.

The deck comes equipped with 7-inch aluminum trucks as well as reverse kingpins. The kingpin trucks are adjustable up to 45 or 50 degrees, enhancing any sort of movements. At a beginner level, this board is more than well-balanced and stable. The Volador includes the 70 mm x 51 mm 78A PU wheels and the ABEC 9 bearings, both of which are known for their stability. Considering its big size, the 42-inch board only weighs in at 7.3 pounds.

No matter how you choose to use the board, whether heading to school or going to the market, you are guaranteed to have a fun time. Not only so, the board can help you have an easier time learning skateboarding and making tight turns. It is also designed with the safety of the rider in mind, so even when you are turning or cruising downhill, you are always freed from worry.

Cons

Some people might find the choice of wheel color on the Volador questionable. While the white wheels are certainly eye-catching out of the box, after some time, they can get noticeably dirty. The wheels play an important role in making the board stands out, so if they get all cloudy and muddy, the entire look of the board can be ruined. Unless you clean the wheels every time after a ride, the Volador will become dull eventually. Other than that, the board is a solid choice at a reasonable price tag.

4.    Ten Toes Skateboard

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Specifications:

  • Size: 42 inches x 9.4 inches
  • Deck: 8 ply Canadian maple wood and Bamboo
  • Trucks: 7-inch aluminum trucks
  • Bushings: 90A PU bearings
  • Bearings: ABEC 7 Nylon bearings
  • Wheels: 70 mm x 51 mm PU wheels
  • Weight carrying capacity: 220 lbs.
  • Weight: 8 lbs.

For a model as solid as the Ten Toes, it is a miracle that you do not go bankrupt after getting the board. Not only it is affordable, the board is also super durable and will not require replacements even after a good hustle.

The board, stretches 44.1 inches in length and 9.4 inches in width, was designed in Los Angeles and features a high-quality bamboo deck, showing off a vintage and stylish look. Additionally, the board comes in different lively colors and a variety of designs as well as graphics, from aqua fishtail, black pipeline to marine layer and sapphire sunset. The eye-catchy board is strong enough to support a stable and smooth ride experience.

The milled wheel wells are sure to minimize any form of damage from wheel bite. The 7-inch aluminum trucks come with PU cast black bushings, while the 70 mm x 51 mm wheels, rated at 85A hardness, have ABEC 7 bearings. With all these bells and whistles, the Ten Toes is still very lightweight and easy to bring with you anywhere. When it comes to riding, the board provides a great turning radius and a smooth ride overall, fitting for cruising around town and making those tight turns.

Cons

The wheels are softer than desirable but at a beginner level, there should not be any problem in turning and sliding. Having said that, the 85A certified wheels do ensure a shock absorbing experience so you will have peace of mind when riding. Another downside of the board is that you will need to replace the bushings and bearings sooner or later.

5.    Rimable Drop-through Longboard

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Specifications:

  • Size: 41 inches
  • Deck: 9 ply Bamboo and maple wood
  • Trucks: 7-inch aluminum trucks
  • Bearings: ABEC 9 bearings
  • Wheels: 70 mm x 51 mm PU wheels
  • Weight: 8 lbs.

Rimable has long been well-known for their affordable and durable boards, which are the values that you look for at a beginner level longboarding. Since it is your first time jumping on a board, you must ensure that it does not go too deep into your budget while providing a reliable experience after a good beating.

At such a starting point, the Rimable Drop-through is more than good enough. The board features laminated deck, made from 9 layers of ply maple wood and bamboo. In addition, you will draw a lot of attention to yourself, carrying Polynesian graphics embedded on to board. The grip tape on top offers a firm gripping area so you will not have to worry about falling over during your rides. Furthermore, the standard 70 mm x 51 mm PU wheels are certified at 85A on the hardness scale. On top of the heavyweight bamboo deck, the board also comes equipped with 7-inch aluminum trucks as well as a set of ABEC 9 bearings. If taken care of properly, those bearings will not be easily worn out and end up being replaced like most other boards. All in all, who would have thought that a well-built board like this Rimable Drop-through board is measured at 41 inches and only weighs about 8 pounds.

Cons

Both the wheels and trucks on the board leave much to be desired where the latter might require replacements after some time. The problem that these wheels tend to have is built-up dirt. Otherwise, considering the price point and what the board offers in terms of value, such kind of drawbacks can be overlooked. Overall, this Rimable model is a pretty solid steal.

Last Verdict

After all those tests and reviews, there are reasons why these beginner longboards have made it on to our list. They all have their unique features and are steered towards beginners and newbies. If you happen to fall in this novice category, we have some tips for you. While the bearings on a longboard are durable, it is quite rare that they actually last, so it is recommended that you have them replaced right after. The cost for the replacement is cheap but your experience will be improved significantly afterward. Our personal favorite are the Bones red bearings so give them a try if you want. Moving on to the bushings, any kind of medium bushings will be good. Please do let us know which of these boards work for you in the comment section below. Have fun and good luck with longboarding!

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