The Top Penny-Style Boards You Need on a Budget

Are you looking for a new skateboard that’s compact, durable and just plain fun to ride? Penny boards encompass all that while also being affordable and looking great. Because they’re made of high-density plastic, these little boards are light but made to withstand a lot of pressure.

To help you find the perfect penny board, we’ve compiled a list of our top ten. No matter your budget or personal style, there’s bound to be one for you!

Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard


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This board is an incredible value. It’s super light, the plastic is strong and flexible and it comes fully assembled and ready to ride. With thick aluminum trucks and polyurethane wheels you get a smooth ride that really picks up speed when going downhill.

One of the coolest things about the Rimable Complete is the sheer number of color and pattern options available. Whatever you’re into, there’s a board to match your interests or your favorite outfit. This is a great board for everyday riding, and if there are any issues, it’s been reported that their customer service is fast, efficient and helpful.

Cal 7 Mini Cruiser


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This board is a great value. It’s 22 inches long and made of strong, flexible plastic that can support up to 190 lbs. comfortably. When you factor in that the board itself only weighs 3.7 lbs. that’s quite a feat! Some customers say that the wheels are a bit too tight, but loosening the nut seems to fix the issue.

The color combos of this cruiser are awesome and really add to the retro feeling. There’s even a glow in the dark option with LED-lit wheels so you can ride safely at night.

Ten Toes Quip 22.5″


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At 22.5 inches long and 6 inches wide, this is a slightly larger penny board than others on this list, but the good news is that it has really big wheels to match. They’re wide and softer than your usual skateboard wheels to absorb impact with ease.

You have some unique color options with this board. The retro-inspired shape has an elevated tail for doing simple tricks, though it’s a better choice for simple cruising.

Velocity Boards Retro Cruiser


This cruiser weighs in at less than 3 lbs. so it’s one of the more portable ones featured here. The deck is pretty thin, but still sturdy with a fantastic waffle-patterned grip. It’s only recommended for riders up to 176 lbs. so it might not be suitable for everyone, but if you are looking for great color combos and a board you can throw in your bag without getting too tired out, it’s perfect.

It might take a few hours of riding for the bearings to loosen up and the wheels to spin flawlessly, but you’ll be able to hop on right after taking it out of the box!

RockBirds 22 Inch Cruiser


The best part of the RockBirds board is the wheels. The multi color translucent look is really cool and unique so you’ll stand out among the crowd.

The trucks are also pretty good, but the bearings could be better. However, for how great the rest of the board is, replacement bearings are a small price to pay for such quality!

No matter which of the above penny boards you choose, you’re getting a great-looking and durable little cruiser that’s perfect for everyday riding. They’re all incredibly light, so just throw one in your backpack and you’re good to go!


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