Over the past years, skateboarding has gone from a fun activity to what could be considered a cultural movement – and along has come an improved technology and selection in skateboards. The list of the top 10 skateboards are the epitome of what people are searching out and buying the most. And it’s pretty darn outstanding.
We’ve got a skateboard that is also a scooter, wooden cruiser skateboards with Disney and Ninja Turtle graphics, and a Razor RipStik Caster Board in pink. (There’s one in red too.) We even have a retro plastic skateboard…in short, there’s plenty of fantastic options to choose from.
Provide your little skateboarder with a great board to ride down the sidewalk, street, and local skate park. Enjoy watching him or her perfect gravity-defying moves or simply learning how to maneuver this small four-wheeled form of transportation. Whatever you pick, your kid will love it!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best skateboards for kids for 2017 and 2018 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. Razor RipStik Brights
2. Fisher Price Grow-with-Me 3-in-1 Skateboard
4. PLAYSHION Complete Retro Cruiser Plastic Skateboard
5. Ripstik Caster Board
6. PlayWheels Disney Frozen 21″ Wood Cruiser Skateboard
7. Krown Rookie Complete Skateboard
8. PlayWheels Ultimate Spider-Man 28″ Complete Skateboard
9. Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard
10. Quest Super Cruiser Longboard
Top 10 Skateboards:
Ages: 8 and up
The first among the most popular kids’ skateboards for 2017 are Razor RipStik Brights.
This caster board is a bright favorite with a low-rider, pivot deck, perfect for sidewalk carving and advanced stunts. The design is unique enough to cruise on a single powerful kickoff. Simply lean to steer and accelerate.
Love this! Second among the top 10 skateboards for kids this year is the Fisher Price Grow-with-Me 3-in-1.
This toddler-friendly skateboard is a 3-fer that shifts and customizes as your child develops, learns, and grows. There are three stages, one beginning with special wheels and a handle. This phase loses the handle in stage two. And stage three is the classic skateboard with tucked-in wheels and low-rider deck.
Third up on the list specifically for the kiddos – PlayWheels Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 21″ Wood Cruiser Skateboard.
This 21-inch wooden cruiser is decked out in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle decals for the true fanatic. The deck is thick and handcrafted from strong maple, with a kick-tail design for better balance and quicker brakes. A super-smooth ride, overall.
The Retro Cruiser is a skateboard classic at 22-inches with traditional plastic wheels and a max weight limit of 220 pounds.The PLAYSHION Complete Retro Cruiser falls in at #4 of the ten best skateboards for 2017 and into 2017.
Oh-so pretty in pink, blue, purple, or red…
What I love about this particular skateboard is the shoe-grip deck.
**Note – a nice “everyday” skateboard to get around on, and if you are looking for something more for cruising around, but based on what I read, this might not be the best one to try and learn more advanced “tricksters” on. 🙂
Ages: 8 and up
A different version of #1 (above) – the Ripstik Caster Board also holds a strong place among this year’s top skateboards for older kids (ages 8 and up).
The original Ripstik, this skateboard began a revolution in tricks and smooth cruisin’. The deck pivots, accelerates, and performs with the slightest, controlled leans of body weight. I dig the snowboard-esque sidewalk-carving abilities, spiky traction pads, and overall anti-slip design.
I could not love this skateboard more! Decked out in a Frozen theme, this skateboard is a traditional 21-inch cruiser, comprised from 100% maple wood. The deck is classic and smooth-rollin’, but the Frozen decals are absolutely the best part.
The Krown Rookie Complete Skateboard is another very popular choice among the “best of” skateboards for older kids and teens this year.
For those kiddos who are serious about skateboarding but are just starting out – here is a choice to do it the right way. Before mastering more advanced boards, this one is perfect for mastering the more basic skills and tricks.
Ages: 5 and up
One for the “Spidey” fans! Also managing a place among the 2017 best skateboards is the PlayWheels Ultimate Spider-Man 28″ Complete.
What a neat-o idea! This skateboard is a lengthy classic at 28-inches with a thick, classic deck, composed of maple wood. The kick-tail is doubled for better balance and overall greater control over braking and kickoffs. Lovin’ the Spiderman designs.
Holding the 9th spot on the list is the Rimable Complete Skateboard.
I am a starry-eyed nut for everything with a beautiful design and this skateboard makes me stare in wide-eyed wonder, for sure.
The Rimable is a 22-inch classic, decked out in bright blue with starry designs swooping across the deck.
Ages: 13 and up
The final pick among this year’s top ten skateboards is the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard.
This skateboard is a longboard at 44-inches, comprised of beautiful bamboo and maple. Spacious and perfect for advanced skateboarders, this lengthy skateboard is a low-rider with a classic kick-tail for powerful kickoffs and quick stops. Diggin’ the forest green wheels.
This Top 10 Skateboards page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.