14 Best Freestyle Longboards to Buy in 2021
Looking for perfectly appropriate skating gear with a reasonable price is becoming harder and harder as we move forward in time, mainly because of the significantly higher quantities of products we’re cornered by.
Freestyle Longboarding is all about balancing, sharpening one’s maneuverability, forming a clean and accurate posture, which helps us achieve various riding styles & tricks. It’s absolutely fantastic when it comes to downhill cruising, flat ground cruising, performing tricks, dancing, and just whatnot!
For sure, anybody who’s been in on the business for years understands how the industry works and what gear exactly is perfect for what specific purposes. As a matter of fact, I know the significance of a longboard for freestyle and why you might need it.
So in order to clear your clouds out, today, I’ve curated this very comprehensive and gigantic guide to some of the best freestyle longboards that you can purchase based on my insight about the subject in 2021.
Complete List of Best Longboards for Freestyle
It’s indeed fantastic when you’re served with multiple options because you get to choose that way. This is why I came up with a prolonged list of freestyle longboards that I feel fit the expectations of my readers and the people looking for a freestyle longboard.
Also, this is not a ranking list, instead of a complete breakdown of each product I recommend. So sit back, relax, and give this one a tight read. Let’s begin without wasting any more time.
Junli 41″ freeride longboard comes with 10 different designs to choose from. Yet what I like the most about it is that the quality of its design, parts, top mount, etc., feels spectacular for a longboard this affordable.
It’s got 7-inch aluminum alloy trucks, a PU support pad, 41 IN long x 9.5 IN expansive deck made of cold press 8-ply natural maple, 70mm X 51mm 80A PU wheels, and its max weight capacity of 330Ibs, which honestly seems perfectly fine considering it justifies the price well.
Before giving it a try, I looked for it on the internet, and based on that, I learned that the company claims for this skateboard to be built for downhill, speed, and freestyle riding. I didn’t expect it at first, but the freestyle longboard felt righteous and gave me a smooth ride experience.
Honestly, I didn’t absolutely love the balancing & weight distribution of this board, maybe mine was a little faulty, but it certainly did no feel the smoothest in terms of balancing.
It’s no big deal because I later tightened its screws, fooled around with it a little & that’s when I could feel it opening well.
- The quality of the parts is appreciable.
- It arrives assembled in the package.
- Perfect for downhill, speed & freestyle riding.
- The quality of its deck isn’t the best.
Longboarding, and I miss mentioning at least one Playshion’s Freestyle Longboard? Not possible. Not in this life. I adore this brand mainly for the trust they’ve built over the years and how the quality is always better than earlier. With this particular board, that promise of quality remains perfectly intact.
Honestly, I don’t use a lot of Playshoin longboards for freestyle riding, but I always praise them so much because I love how a longboard under $70 feels something you get after paying over a hundred dollar bill.
The shaping process, finishing, quality, parts used, fittings, and experience impress me a lot. Talking about the designs, it comes with 6 different design choices, and the best part here is that all of them feel amazing.
This is probably the best freestyle longboard for beginners from Playshion. Its dimensions are 39″ x 9.1″, 70x51mm PU Wheels, ABEC-9 Bearings, Eight Ply Maple Deck (strong enough to take up to 250lbs of load), & 7 Inch Aluminum Trucks, which is pretty impressive.
If you ask me, I will label this board as value for money in a second. Didn’t feel cheap for once. Highly recommended!
- Value for money
- Excellent riding experience.
- Perfect for absolute beginners.
- Packaging quality can easily be improved.
Well, who doesn’t absolutely fall in love with a freestyle board that looks and feels classic? Just like this one right here! It’s got a classic wood design and yet dozens of others to choose from.
It’s got 70 Millimeters of Polyurethane Wheels. It can easily be termed the best longboard in terms of freestyling, considering how it pretty much does the job seamlessly.
I heavily appreciate how finely molded its aerodynamic pintail shape really is. This is primarily why the board feels so comfortable in the legs while cruising, be it downhill, a flat 180 degrees surface, or uphill.
From having aluminum 7 Inch alloy trucks, ABEC-11 bearing, PU cast bushing-95A, to being a 41-inch 8 Ply Freestyle Longboard, there’s much to say about this board except to acknowledge the fact it indeed did feel special. If you take my word, I highly recommend it to beginner-riders.
- Looks pretty classic & simple.
- Incredible cruising experience.
- There should be more designs for the wood-based classic look.
With a 41 x 9-inch full-size design, the 41″ Fish longboard for freestyle is one of my personal favorites off this list, both in terms of looks, design, built quality, & overall capabilities and feel.
It comes with 70x51mm HR82A anti-shock PU wheels, Abec-9 Chrome steel, and SHR95A & High-Quality Thick Aluminium Trucks of 7 inches, which is pretty standardized based on the longboard’s pricing.
Let’s not forget about its High density 8 layer grade A Canadian maple wood, which not just looks sturdy but also feels like it. As a cherry on top, this tough & rigid board, regardless of its stiffy attributes, is so flexible that taking turns has never been easier!
Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with the deck yet, but its build quality didn’t seem good enough to me, as per the price. That is the only flaw in the entire board, which may or may not be limited to the piece I received.
- A symmetrically and aesthetically pleasing design.
- Great for downhill cruising
- It gets delivered completely assembled
- The deck’s quality isn’t satisfactory
I’m honestly a very minimalistic person, definitely not a flashy or funky lover. This is why I got captivated by Minority’s Longboard for Freestyle as soon as I saw it.
The grey-ish green or whatever that shade is, I’M LOVING IT! Trust me when I say this, it looks just as fantastic in real life, and the color choice is fantastic!
Talking about its specs, it’s made out of 100% maple wood deck, 8-ply cold-pressed Hardrock maple, 37-Inch wheelbase, spacious 10-Inch width deck, 7-Inch reverse kingpin trucks, 70x51mm 78A PU wheels, and ABEC-9 precision bearings.
While looking at all these numbers, I wasn’t expecting it to offer so much value while managing to keep the costs below $60, WHICH IS MASSIVE!
One thing I’d like to highlight here is that its grip tape is PHENOMENAL! The quality is beyond impressive, and I can’t emphasize this enough, it’s such a value for money product that I can easily recommend this longboard to any of you beginners out there. You’re going to love it.
- The designs are Marvelous.
- It works as both a drop-through & a drip-through.
- The grip tape is beyond impressive!
- I personally didn’t like the trucks as much.
For as long as I can remember, I tried its Makira variant/design option, and from that, I concluded that the design looks outstanding. As a professional, I could evaluate the quality of this board very closely, and from what I think, it’s a unique product for both absolute beginners and professional longboarders.
Let’s talk about the numbers and specs. It comes equipped with 7 inch FatCat aircraft aluminum alloy trucks, 70mm x 51mm HR83A medium-hard wheels, ABEC 9 RS High-Speed Bearings, and OS780 premium quality griptape.
Honestly, I couldn’t find anything wrong with the board in particular, maybe because I tried the board for only 4 days? Definitely not! My eyes are sharp enough to recognize any upcoming damages effortlessly (not me boasting about myself;). So I’d rather say you’re really getting the quality that you’re paying for here, which is pretty premium and remarkable.
As for what I think, well, I think it’s a great board for beginner riders, and if it’s freestyle riding in particular that a professional rider is indulged in, they’ll get the fun of it just as much.
- A well-designed board, not just looks, the shape and build
- Enhanced Maneuverability and Decreased Center of Gravity
- Feels comfortable while freestyling
- I couldn’t find any flaws.
If you’re a Dark Academia x crafty aesthetic lover, then I swear to god, you’re going to fall in love with this one’s designs. WiiSHAM 42″ longboard is probably the best longboard on today’s list in terms of its outlook. So dashing and captivating.
It comes with a deck of size 9× 42 inch, ABEC-9 bearings, made out of 9 plies of Canadian maple, and trucks of 7 inch with Axle width, which is made out of 356-T6 aluminum alloy base plate. Overall, its diameter is 70mm, and its thickness is 51mm, which seems appropriate to me.
When it comes to longboards for freestyle, I believe it’s the #1 priority to make sure the product we purchase is genuinely worth the money, and that’s the case with this one. It doesn’t feel cheap or imperfect at all. I couldn’t search for any flaws whilst my experience in trying these out, so yes, maybe this might be the best longboard I’ve stumbled across in today’s list.
- Incredibly extraordinary designs.
- Very high-quality parts and overall feel
- The balancing and aerodynamics of the board are brilliant!
- No flaws in particular.
If all you want a drop-through freestyle longboard is to perform some freestyle tricks and try out a new riding style, Volador 40″ has got your backs. Indeed I tried some freestyle tricks here and there, such as Frontside Nollies, Frontside Fakies, Hippie jumps, Ghostride Kickflips, and just whatnot.
Honestly, this freestyle board does feel amazing in terms of cruising and performing flip tricks. A drop through longboard, with a great riding style, as well as tricks performing capabilities such as longboard dancing, that doesn’t even feel like that much of a pain in the wallet (lol), seems miraculous.
Volador’s 40″ longboard has 8-ply natural Hardrock maple, Genuine aluminum trucks with 7-Inch reverse kingpin trucks, Durable 70mm 80A PU wheels, and ABEC-7 precision bearings.
It also comes in 10 different color choices, all of them some of the best-looking boards out there. I received the one with the kaleidoscope’s graphics, and honestly, it looks so vibrant and captivating. Under $60, it indeed is an excellent value for money product. I insist all of you check it out.
- Easy to perform tricks on.
- For both novice as well as professional riders.
- Value for money.
- The deck’s quality could be worked upon.
Arriving in 5 of my most favorite classic wood design options, Magneto’s 38.5″ drop through Longboard for freestyle riding is one of the best longboards & my favorite considerations to add to this list. I absolutely love how cleanly its shape has been molded, and above all, the finishing is spot-on!
I got my hands on the “Cutting Edge Carbon Fiber Freestyle Longboard by Magneto” as well as the “Bamboo Dancing Longboard,” and I must say, the finishing was really impressive. It comes with all the standardized features and numbers, as in the size of it and overall feel, so that I won’t get into that.
It indeed is surprising, though, to witness such a qualitative product that actively makes me wonder what the in the actual “perfectionism.” (expecting something else? Naah!) I even tried longboard dancing & cruising through this board, & trust me, from experiencing a smooth ride to perform such awesome tricks, this board’s a keeper!
I can easily recommend this board to anybody who genuinely enjoys longboarding and has a love of high speeds!
- Performing tricks has never been easier.
- Amazing stability and maneuverability
- Feels phenomenal!
- I couldn’t encounter any such flaws in this board.
I’ve reviewed this board in the past as well, and the words remain intact. I’ve stumbled across many boards that I label ‘best longboards,’ but this one’s one of a kind, mainly because of its pricing and delivery of the best-in-class quality.
It’s got 7-inch trucks, 41 x 9.5 Inch Longboard made of cold press 8- natural ply maple (400lbs is the max weight load), 70mm X 51mm 80A PU wheels that work with ABEC-9 precision bearings, so on and so forth.
What I must acknowledge, however, is that regardless of all these features, this board costs under $57, which is relatively lesser as compared to other boards on the list. YET, it gives so much value.
But honestly, reduced pricing isn’t an excuse for me to uplift a product with a certain flaw. I observed its decks weren’t as good as the company claims, and the cruising experience could’ve been a lot smoother, so consider these points before you shortlist this board.
I don’t think it’s anyhow an inadequate product. Although, for novice riders, if you’re on a tight budget and don’t have a massive list of expectations, then I think it’s not bad.
- Provides tremendous value for what it’s priced at.
- An affordable product.
- The quality of most parts is quite impressive.
- The quality of the decks could’ve easily been enhanced.
One of the most significant issues of placing orders online and receiving them is the fact that usually, the way it’s packaged is very messed up and thus makes things messier even if a longboard is supposed to arrive assembled. Not the case with Hyposomnia’s Longboards, my friend.
It arrived perfectly wrapped in plastic. Its condition was excellent, definitely not a single broken piece (my experience with purchasing items online hasn’t been the more pleasant), as I wasn’t expecting.
From having standardized parts such as 70x51mm PU Wheels, 8-Ply Canadian maple deck of 40.9 x 10.2 inch, 7 Inch Aluminum Trucks, and so much more, this longboard doesn’t really feel like any regular cheap boards out there.
I’ve tried various tricks on this longboard, for the record, and I must say, the company isn’t claiming anything wrong here. From Aerials, Inverts, Ollies,speed-downhills, and freestyle-flatland cruising, I tried it all, and I loved what I experienced.
Highly recommended to both beginners as well as professional riders.
- It has a premium design as well as build quality
- All its parts are highly qualitative
- A truly Value For Money Product
- Best to perform tricks and downhill cruising.
- The wheels could be a little better.
If you’re one of those Artsy Aesthetic Lovers, then Lakvee’s 41″ longboard is probably the best longboard out there for you. This is one of the most good-looking and aesthetic longboards in our today’s list, and if you check its other designs out, you can’t give any lesser than a jaw-dropping reaction to how great they look (that went too far lol.)
We’ve seen dozens of Longboards today, all with similar kinds of features and numbers, so let me tell you right away, this isn’t a regular longboard. It comes with a Super strong 9 layer grade of Canadian maple wood (max weight load capacity-380lbs), HR82A anti-shock PU wheels with super smooth degree Abec-9 Chrome steel, and SHR95A supper soft bushings, and above all, it comes with doodle stickers, a T-Tool, & 2 additional bearings.
Guess what? This is also THE CHEAPEST and affordable longboard you’ll stumble across in this list. It’s mind-boggling how much value this longboard has to just give away at a remarkable price. Now’s that’s seriously gotta be jaw-dropping!
I recommend this longboard to novice riders, strictly not professionals, because you can do anything that a beginner might try on this board, but it’s not as great to take the load of a higher level of tricks.
- The Cheapest Longboard on the entire list
- Has some unmatched features.
- Heavily value for money.
- The best buy for beginners.
- Packaging could be improved.
The first thing you’d notice about this one isn’t its captivating wood-ish design. It’s the mesmerizing humongous black wheels that will steal your heart away. By the way, this bad boy doesn’t only looks good. If you glace at what it’s got to offer, you’d be left astonished, I swear.
For the record, this longboard only comes in a uniform design. However, it does offer you three selectable options, from a Cruise Glider-Clear, Cruise Glider-Grip Tape, to Low Glider. It’s got 100mm x 25mm urethane wheels & respective dimensions and specifications for the selections you make.
I tried all three of them, and these fellas didn’t disappoint me a little. Firstly, I had huge expectations from them considering the price they come forward with, and I was not okay with ever accepting it if they failed to deliver my expectations. Lucky for them, I absolutely liked the board.
It’s got a nice feel to it, very different from any board I’ve ever ridden in my life. The control I had, maneuverability, authenticity, ability to steer-clear, its the ability to cope-up with faster speeds, perform tricks and do well on downhills, uphills, & flat surface cruising was just straight-up impressive!
I’d recommend this board to a beginner rider and a professional in a second without wasting any, primarily because it not only feels premium but also delivers the promised quality. Highly recommended if your budget is a bit flexible.
- The best board on the entire list (based on my viewpoint).
- Value for Money.
- It has a premium feel.
- Beginner-friendly as well as perfect for professionals.
I remember cruising on the universal, starry, whatever shade of this longboard a couple of weeks ago, and trust me, this board is a whole other object when felt in real life. The graphic felt so much better as I saw it through my eyes, and my experience riding it, well, it was good.
I mean, it comes with 41 Inch long x 9.5 Inch wide 8-ply natural maple deck, 7-inch aluminum alloy trucks, ABEC-11 Bearings, and 70mm X 51mm 80A PU wheels with rock finish, which in my opinion, justifies the price well.
Let’s talk about why I stated that my experience of riding this board was just okay. It didn’t honestly feel as smooth on uneven surfaces, or uphilling, as the company claims the longboard specializes in. It was not bad, but I expected more as per what I got when riding it downhill. I’d say do your own research on this one if you’re liking this before making the purchase and make your own viewpoints.
- Looks fantastic and has a captivating design.
- Comes with all standardized features.
- Best for professionals
- It doesn’t feel as smooth as the company claims
This comprehensive list of some of the best freestyle longboards out there was one of my most requested articles, and so I hope you guys gained some information from this curated list.
My personal recommendation here would be the “Minority 40″ Downhill Maple Longboard” for multiple reasons. Firstly, it suits everybody, so if you’re a beginner, you won’t have to purchase another one as you get experienced unless you break it or something. Then it’s genuinely one of the best on this list, and I couldn’t find any major flaws in this one, so I loved it! What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: How heavy should a freestyle longboard be?
Ans: A freestyle longboard shouldn’t weigh anyhow more than 8-11 pounds cause that’s the average weight of a longboard, but it matters on so many other parameters. So I can’t certainly state a digit here.
Ques 2: Can you cruise with a freestyle longboard?
Ans: Well, honestly, the primary purpose of these boards isn’t cruising. It’s rather just freestyling. So I’d say indeed you can cruise on a freestyle board. However, it might not feel as great.
Ques 3: What is Freestyle Longboarding?
Ans: Freestyle longboarding refers to a practice of longboarding in which a skater performs their art on a flatland surface and utilizes nearby obstacles and items as their props.
Ques 4: What is the difference between a carver and a cruiser?
Ans: A carver is usually utilized to perform a riding style in which the rider leaves their trails onto the surface they’re performing on, be it ice or land. Cruisers, on the other hand, are simply used as a mode of transportation and cruising around as well without anything in particular.
Ques 5: What are the best freestyle longboard decks?
Ans: Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. Some people wish to have a freestyle longboard deck to make it far more responsive and better at balancing. Others aspire to get one just to enhance its speeding capabilities. It’s impractical even to expect a longboard deck that provides you with all relevant features out there in one.
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