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Which deck brands were hot in 2017? Euro decks or US boards? Fresh faces or old dogs? We gathered your top 15 skateboard deck brands – enjoy!

There is one question that one or another might have had in mind before: What is the best skateboard deck brand? Unfortunately, we don’t have a satisfying answer. But we did our very best and moved mountains by coming up with a very complex formula that takes sold decks, brand shop visits, search queries and lots of other fripperies into consideration to display a list of your favourite skateboard brands of 2017.

Our own brand SK8DLX has not been considered for the ranking. However, we’re stoked to see that you like our SK8DLX decks so much. Thank you, we appreciate it! Enough of the preface, here are the most famous skateboard deck brands of 2017.

The top skateboard deck brands of 2017

Sk8mafia Skateboards

#15: Sk8mafia

Welcome to the top! Sk8mafia fought their way into our top 15 skateboard deck brands of 2017 with their boards and we think: well deserved. Not only because of the beast of a full-length edit named ‘Brain Gone’. Sk8mafia skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 54.99 EUR | 45.00 GBP.

Almost Skateboards

#14: Almost Skateboards

Though they took a few steps back in our ranking, Almost skateboards are as famous as ever. Thanks to the various comic deck series and invincible technologies as Impact Light and Impact Plus you’re always making a good choice with Almost boards. Almost skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 49.99 EUR | 40.00 GBP.

Toy Machine Skateboards

#13: Toy Machine

Deep roots in the scene as well as in our ranking: Toy Machine. The skateboards with artworks from Ed Templeton are quite popular since forever. That they also work is regularly shown by riders like Collin Provost, Blake Carpenter and Leo Romero. Toy Machine skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 49.99 EUR | 40.00 GBP.

Baker Skateboards

#12: Baker Skateboards

Baker 4 Life! For over 15 years Andrew Reynold’s brand provides high-quality wood for everyone. Who ever skated a Baker deck usually doesn’t stop – for a reason! It doesn’t surprise that Baker took their place on our top list again. Bake skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 69.99 EUR | 60.00 GBP.

EMillion Skateboards

#11: EMillion

You guys still hype the brand from southern Germany which is why EMillion took their place in our top skateboard decks ranking again this year. Next to the brand, EMillion & skatedeluxe team rider Ben Dillinger proves that skateboarding is no stranger to our latitudes. EMillion skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 49.99 EUR | 40.00 GBP.

Sour Skateboards

#10: Sour Skateboards

With “Sergio (Cava Brain)” and “Instagram Killed The Video Star” the Scandinavians dropped two sick edits that showed once again that you can’t do anything wrong riding the brand’s decks. Sour skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 59.99 EUR | 50.00 GBP.

Anti Hero Skateboards

#09: Anti Hero Skateboards

Anti Hero jumped five ranks upwards to #9 this year with their critical and undoubtedly funny graphics. Team riders like Daan van der Linden, Grant Taylor or Chris Pfanner proof that these decks are made for gnarly skateboarding. Anti Hero skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 54.99 EUR | 45.00 GBP.

Girl Skateboards

#08: Girl Skateboards

A top 15 ranking without Girl? No way! The brand from California is home to top-notch skateboarders like Eric Koston, Sean Malto, MikeMo Capaldi and Andrew Brophy as well as to excellent decks. We’re looking forward to the 25th anniversary next year! Girl skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 59.99 EUR | 50.00 GBP.

Flip Skateboards

#07: Flip Skateboards

Flip has been a busy bee in 2017 and stepped one rank upwards. You guys share your passion for Flip decks with skatedeluxe team rider Denny Pham for a reason, aren’t you? Flip skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 54.99 EUR | 45.00 GBP.

Santa Cruz Skateboards

#06: Santa Cruz

Old school shapes, famous reissues and iconic graphics – Santa Cruz has a lot to offer and therefore claims rank #6. Is there someone who doesn’t like this brand? Santa Cruz skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 54.99 EUR | 45.00 GBP.

Polar Skateboards

#05: Polar Skate Co.

Collections with Converse Cons and Ron Chatman accompanied by 90s style and deck series that could make up an entire art gallery. Polar have been going places in 2017 and climbed from rank #16 to #5. Polar skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 59.99 EUR | 50.00 GBP.

Element Skateboards

#04: Element Skateboards

Element Skateboards made it to the top this year again. The brand with the four elements has been established 25 years ago and we couldn’t imagine the scene without them. Element skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 59.99 EUR | 50.00 GBP

Jart Skateboards

#03: Jart Skateboards

Rock solid! Jart assures its position in the European skate scene and claims rank #3 once again. No surprise, since there’s a lot of passion in every deck. Jart skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 44.99 EUR | 40.00 GBP.

Palace Skateboards

#02: Palace Skateboards

If Palace lay their hands on something, it becomes art! That goes for streetwear, shoes, edits and especially for skateboard decks. Even better to see the brand jumping from #11 directly to the second place. Palace skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 59.99 EUR | 50.00 GBP.

Real Skateboards

#01: Real Skateboards

It has been a great year for Real! Artful decks, massive footage and Zion Wright as a new pro team member. Thus, the brand jumps from rank #10 right onto the throne – Congrats! Real skateboard decks are available at skatedeluxe from 54.99 EUR | 45.00 GBP.


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Here are the best skateboard deck brands of 2017 at a glance:

Do you miss your top brand in the ranking? Leave us a comment and let us know which decks you like most.

You can’t get enough of top lists? Take a look at our Best of 2015 and Best of 2016 rankings and stay tuned for more highlights from 2017. Apart from that, we can’t wait to see what skateboarding has in store for us in the upcoming year. It’s safe to say that we’re hyped and wish you a happy 2018.

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