We’ve seen a dramatic change in technology in nearly everything we use… Even the skateboards you used to push or drag with your feet and perform a stunt.
Technology is made, implement and then pushed towards excellence.
The big electric motors with a terrible sound you remember have become pretty small – small enough to fit inside your skateboard, powered with a battery and turning it into an electric skateboard.
YUP Electric Skateboards!
And today, I’ll be taking you through my comprehensive review of 22 best electric skateboards, which I have piled up spending days of research and I believe they’ll give you the best experience of this game.
Table of Contents
- 1 22 Best Electric Skateboards Review
- 1.1 Acton Blink S2
- 1.2 Boosted Dual+
- 1.3 Inboard M1
- 1.4 Acton Blink S
- 1.5 Atom B.36 Longboard
- 1.6 Maxfind Dual Motor
- 1.7 Acton Blink Lite
- 1.8 Yuneec E-GO 2
- 1.9 Onewheel
- 1.10 Pure Energy Electric Longboard
- 1.11 Genesis Hellfire
- 1.12 Acton Blink Board
- 1.13 ZBoard 2 Blue
- 1.14 LEIF Esnowboard
- 1.15 Stary
- 1.16 Dynacraft Surge
- 1.17 Benchwheel Dual
- 1.18 Lift Board
- 1.19 Swagtron Swagboard NG-1
- 1.20 Maxfind Max B
- 1.21 Atom Electric B.36
- 1.22 Airwheel M3
- 2 How to Choose Motorized Skateboard
22 Best Electric Skateboards Review
Here are 22 of our best picks of 2018. Take your time to go through these reviews and check out what each board has to offer you.
The Acton Blink S2 is probably the best electric skateboard of the year. It’s not only light in weight but also sturdy, stable and user-friendly.
Its powerful battery pack gives you a prolonged backup, and the board uses a handheld remote that gives you all the control at your fingertips.
When it comes to design, you couldn’t get any better than this. It looks attractive at the very first glance, polygon-shaped with a futuristic look and a black grip tape across the top of the board, right in the centre, which improves your stability.
To add more durability to the board, it is equipped with the aircraft grade aluminium piece, which is sandwiched between the maple wood.
Since the machinery of a board defines its quality regarding speed and mileage, it instantly impresses its users using a Samsung Lithium ion battery that fully recharges in less than 45-minutes.
This battery powers a single hub motor, providing a maximum range of 14 miles with a top speed of 15 mph, which is incredible. The hub motor is an upgraded feature of the S2 model.
Overall, this board is easy to use, has got an outstanding acceleration and mileage and gives you the best experience while on the streets.
- Mileage of up to 14 miles on a single charge with a speed of up to 15 mph
- Comes with built-in safety lights for a comfortable night ride
- six months limited warranty
- Bluetooth remote control
- Though the hardware is safely capsulated, still it isn’t water resistant
Boosted Dual+ is not only the fastest electric skateboards available on the market, but it is also equipped with the latest technology.
It is popular for its excellent quality and long lifespan. Though the board offer you maximum features, it’s main focus is top speed which is unbeatable.
The mileage of the board is slightly less, 7 miles in the ECO mode and 6 miles in expert mode, which is mediocre.
However, you’ll love the regenerative braking mechanism which I talked about early on, and it helps to regain some of the battery energy and eventually to give you some extra charge. And don’t worry if you ever run off the battery, you can always push it with your feet like a regular skateboard.
What’s more impressive is the battery recharge time, which is only one hour and is four times less than the conventional motorized boards that can take as much as a 5 hours for a full recharge.
Because top speed requires incredible power, the Dual+ is no exception to this. Its mighty 2000W motor can easily climb steep hills and give you a smooth ride on the toughest terrains. Also, it offers 25% superior incline speed as compared to the top 5 electric skateboards on the market.
When you apply the brakes, a major chunk of the energy is restored, and this recharges the battery energy which was used.
It weighs only 15 pounds with a deck length of 27 inches and width of 10 inches which is great to be carried around anywhere you want. Since the length is slightly less, it provides excellent manoeuvr ability.
Ideally, its battery is made to last for 2000 cycles, but it performs better than that. Depending on your use, its battery can last for up to five years of daily charging.
Finally, its remote control, Bluetooth operated, is simple to use. There are LED lights on this remote control that will tell how much range is left and is useful for night use.
- Brilliant skateboard with a powerful 2000w motor
- Ideal length, width and weight for perfect manoeuvrability
- 22 mph top speed, regenerative braking and 25% grade hill climb
- Warranty coverage with customer support
- Mediocre mileage
The M1 may have many similarities regarding design when compared to other skateboards on the market; it still stands out regarding performance, quality, speed and mileage.
It is the king of speed, reaching up to 19mph in less time and maximum stability. Its secret is in the wheels. Unlike most of the boards, using belt-drive or a gear system, it comes with two hub motors that are built into the rear wheels.
Since the configuration has been smartly mapped, it makes the board more responsive to the remote control gestures. Also, the wheels are spin-free, so you can always push it with your feet when the battery runs out or if the slope is ridiculously steep.
What you’ll love about its battery system is that they can be easily swapped. Other models usually have a fixed rechargeable battery. So, if you ever run out of charge, instead of plugging the board and wait for it, swap out the battery, swap in a spare one and keep riding.
Even though the design might be similar still it is a smart one. It feels great and gives you the best stability as you speed up.
The regenerative braking system provides extra energy to charge the battery on the go. This also increases its duration to last longer after a recharge and to keep your board secure; it comes with a passcode lock. It will only unlock once you enter the password.
Though this board isn’t advertised as waterproof, it is still weather resistant to three modes (beginners, advanced and eco) to choose from.
Overall, M1 Premium Electric Skateboard offers you the best riding experience with maximum control on the board as you skate through. It is designed to ease your life and help you in day to day commute.
- Premium durability with 12 months of warranty for any manufacturing defects
- Can speed as much as 22 mph with a range of up to 7 miles
- 100% safe to ride and control
- Pro remote control with four riding modes
- Less mileage
- Slightly expensive
Blink S is the earlier version of the S2 which I discussed early on. Out of the box, it isn’t too long but has a very attractive design which will catch your attention instantly.
The first thing you’ll love is the helmet which is found on the top of the box, and it is nice that the company is also thinking about your safety.
When it first arrived in the market, there was a lot of hype created. Thousands of people loved it for its great features and outstanding performance on the streets.
It also comes with a backpack for storing your board on the subways or bus. However, the board is pretty heavy which is a drawback here.
What offers you an incredible stability is its 83mm super huge wheels, made out of the finest quality material. No matter which terrain you are going through, these wheels will give you a smooth ride.
While the board comes 85% charged, it hardly takes an hour to charge when the battery is down to 0% entirely. The remote it uses is Bluetooth operated and pretty easy to use. You can skate it right out of the box without reading any instructions.
The only thing to care about when you’re riding is its brakes. These are pretty strong, and you may lose your balance.
- Up to 7 miles on a single charge
- Built0in safety lights for better visibility and safety at night
- six months limited warranty
- Bluetooth operate remote control
- No gradual braking system
The most impressive feature in Atom B.36 is its 3600W powerful motor that gives you maximum speed on the go. This motor is backed with lithium-ion batteries, which have been tested for their peak charge and discharge rate before swapping them inside the board.
It dual 1800W brushless motor that will go on for hours on any terrain, giving you a mileage of up to 20Km which is far better than many other boards on the market.
Even though it has a super-fast acceleration, you’ll still get a very smooth feel. And to increase the mileage, it uses the regenerative braking system, when used, will restore a major chunk of energy back into the battery.
What you’ll hate is the recharging time, which is 3 hours. Most of the boards normally take only an hour or 1 hr. 30 minutes for a full recharge. But that’s fair considering that it uses powerful lithium-ion batteries which will power 3600W dual motors.
It also has a USB port for charging and a Bluetooth remote control that fits perfectly in your hand.
Overall, this board is lightweight, ergonomic and will ease your routine.
- Looks and feels amazing
- Powerful 1800W dual motor
- The only board with lithium-ion battery
- User-friendly remote control
- Not labelled was waterproof but has a weather seal
- Slightly expensive
At a very affordable price, Maxfind Dual Motor board offers a speed of 17mph and a range of up to 10 miles with a waterproof technology.
It has a sturdy and durable design with a 37.99” deck featuring 8-ply maple which is a strong wood material. The wheels are made out of polyurethane, this not only gives them a high rebound, but it also increases their lifespan.
Maxfind is also lightweight, only 12.1 lbs. Which makes it portable and easy to carry around.
The remote control is wireless and is user-friendly, with speed, brake and direction buttons. You can also adjust the speed if you are in the learning phase.
While the board comes 85% charged, it barely takes 30-45 minutes to get a full charge when the battery is down to 0%.
Overall, this motorized board has an excellent traction and stability. It gives the best riding experience on the streets, and tough terrains with a 15% steep slope capability and perfectly fit in your hands to be carried around under the subways.
Best of all, if it is your first electric skateboard experience, Maxfind is a great option to start with.
- It’s lightweight which makes it easily portable
- Excellent speed and traction
- Charges rapidly with a great backup time
- User-friendly wireless remote control
- 12 months’ solid warranty against any manufacturing defects
- Remote can sometimes take longer to turn on. You may have to press the power button for 6-10 seconds before it turns on
If you had a hard time finding a lightweight board, the Action Blink Lite is known as the world’s lightest hub-motor electric skateboard with some cool features that will make your commute more exciting.
It comes integrated with a lithium-ion battery and wheels equipped with hub motor for excellent traction.
In a single charge, you get a mileage of up to 6 miles at a maximum speed of 10mph. This might seem mediocre, but it is fair enough for the price you pay for.
What’s impressive is its weight which is only 7.7 lbs. That makes it very easy to carry around, under the subways or on bus and trains. Till date, there is no electric skateboard which is lighter than Action Blink Lite.
It comes integrated with light strips, which makes riding at night visible and safer.
To save energy and recover it, Action Blink uses the regenerative braking system, and the board allows to link it with its official action app on iOS and Android.
The remote control is also user-friendly. A few users say it is bulky and might be difficult for some people handling it.
Overall, it has an excellent performance and high-quality built with an incredible 4.6 degrees (8% grade) hill climbing capability. You’ll love riding it on the streets and to your workplace.
- Fantastic design with a unique nose and tail shape
- Neon wheels with light strips on the board for more visible and safer ride at night
- Extremely light in weight with a pretty fair mileage and speed
- 6-months solid warranty against any manufacturing defect
- Bluetooth remote control with iOS and Android app for integration
- One of the most affordable motorized skateboard on the market
- Mediocre range and speed
- Batteries can’t be swiped
You wouldn’t invest more than five hundred bucks in a wooden plank unless it has something of pure value to offer to you.
The E-Go2 is the right board with excellent performance and high endurance. It will take you at a very high speed in no time with its powerful single 400-watt motor. It tops at 12 mph with a top mileage of 18 miles which is far better than other boards on the market.
Even the M1 is no comparison, with a mileage of just seven miles, pretty mediocre!
The only thing you’ll hate about this board is its remote control with pretty awkward functionality.
There is a single button which you swipe/slide up or down to adjust speed. You may not be able to increase or decrease your speed this way gradually. Though the remote fits perfectly in your hands.
Since your terrain may vary from place to place, somewhere it can be smooth, and in other places very rough, its big and quality made polyurethane wheels ensure a smooth ride every time.
Right out of the box, it will catch your attention with its beautiful plank design and neon wheels that come in blue, pink and green color.
While it takes as much as 3-4 hours on average for a full recharge, which is pretty slow as compared to other boards; however, the mileage it offers is also far better along with a 10% max hill incline.
Overall, you’ll love riding this skateboard. It is stable, durable and gives a smooth riding experience to its users.
- Weighs only 13.9 pounds making it easier for you to carry around
- Excellent mileage with top speed and 10% hill climb
- Comes in three beautiful color options
- Stable, durable and best performing
- Recharge time is very long
- Top speed is less
It appears like whatever was said in the movie “Back to the Future” has come true. OneWheel electric skateboard is something which is very much close in comparison to that movie talking about hoverboards.
The thing that makes it stand out from its competitors, especially when it comes to stability, is it self-balancing sensor. This will kick your fuss of balancing as your ride on different terrains.
A lot of users find it tricky to use the self-balancing sensor. It is pretty simple!
Simply place your non-dominant foot at the back of board while the dominant one on the front, applying pressure on its sensing pads. This will automatically engage the motor as you lean forward.
If you want to increase the speed, lean forward and to decrease lean backwards. The more you lean forward or backwards, the speed change will adjust accordingly.
Users can also integrate OneWheel with its official app available both for iOS and Android users. This way, you can customize your board to your comfort level and also check battery status on the go.
Its battery recharges in less than 30 minutes and lasts for four to six hours, which is incredible.
Overall, it is the best single wheel electric skateboard that will make your commuting fun. You won’t be disappointed with your purchase.
- Despite having a single powerful motor, it can go surprisingly fast enough, topping at 14 mph
- This board is fun to ride. You lean forward or backwards to increase and decrease the speed
- Smart self-balancing sensor which improves your stability on the go
- Lightweight and easily portable
- Not suitable for individuals who are just starting out with skating
Stability with speed on any terrain may sound difficult.
Not with Pure Energy Board under your feet. If you want to spend your money on a high-performance electric longboard on the market.
Whether you need it for the daily commute or it is your hobby, this wooden deck sitting on chunky heavy duty wheels will take you anywhere you want to go.
It has a large lithium powered battery pack inside which powers the motor. The whole board is controlled by a hand-held device which nicely fits in your hands.
This motor is quite powerful, 1200W, taking you to a top speed of 21 mph and an incredible mileage of 20 miles on a single charge.
The board has got an impressive design, and you can also select different riding modes like beginner or expert mode from your controller.
Its performance is awe-inspiring for the price you pay for. It has got the pace, stability and durability to take you through any terrain and also tackle the weather conditions.
Being a light in weight makes it easier for you to carry it around under the subways or on bus and train rides.
You can also choose the training wheels’ mode if you are just learning or starting out.
Overall, this board is built well, and despite being new on the market, it is still performing far better than many other electric skateboards. You’ll be excited to have this board, and it gives a great riding experience both for beginners and hobbyist.
- It is extremely fast and covers a longer distance on a single charge
- Because it is lightweight, carrying it around with you won’t be a problem
- Training modes available
- USB Port for alternative means of charging the board
- Getting along with learning the features of the board may take a while
- Doesn’t offer much incline power and will affect its performance
Skateboarding, apart from being fun, it is a way of life, and it gets even better with Genesis Hellfire.
This electric skateboard is built to manoeuvre both the smooth and rough terrains with ease. The bigger wheels will give you the stability and a smooth riding experience.
The board can reach a top speed of 20 mph, and on the downhill run, it reaches 25 mph. Though it offers an incredible uphill drive, you may experience a slight decrease in speed, but that is something natural.
If you are an experienced skater, it won’t take you long to get familiar with this board and its features. Those of you who are just starting out may need some extra time to learn it properly.
On the back of this board are four LED lights indicating you to the charge left in the battery.
Also, if your terrain has slopes on the way, don’t worry as this board offers a 10% hill grade that is enough to maintain the momentum as you go up.
It comes with a nice and shiny remote control, which fits perfectly in your hands and is very simple to operate. Press back, and it applies brakes and press forward, it’ll accelerate.
To make your life easier, it has a USB port that acts as an alternative mode of charging. The charging time is usually 2.5 hours, but it can take a bit longer if the battery goes completely out of charge or at 0%. It is better that you don’t let the battery level fall below 12% to maintain its good health.
- When it comes to speed, you won’t find it any better than Hellfire board
- The board is solid, lightweight and very comfortable to use
- Comes with a wireless remote with simple operations: accelerate and brake
- Comes in a ready to use condition out of the box
- Affordable price and better technology
- On a full charge manufacturer claim, it can last for seven days, but users say it hardly lasts for 2-3 days. It also depends on your use
If you ask me of one electric skateboard which is super compact, my reply in an instant would be Acton Blink.
It is rated as the world’s lightest electric skateboard that comes in an ingenious and compact packaging.
Out of the box, this skateboard is ready to use. No complex fixes, no sophisticated controls. Just hope over, grab the remote control, and you are all set to enjoy your ride.
Since it uses lithium-ion battery, it gives you more backup time as compared to other batteries. This battery powers an electric motor mounted on fluorescent rear wheels.
Though you can gradually increase or decrease the board, if you want a thrilling ride, this board can speed up to 15 mph in no time. However, its mileage is pretty mediocre, only 6 miles but I think that is fair as compared to its size and price.
It hardly takes an hour for a full recharge, so you are never late for work and can always enjoy your ride.
The remote control connects via Bluetooth, fits nicely in your hands and is easy to use. If you are still confused, you can have a glimpse of Acton’s tutorial video. This RC has three settings:
- Right for Normal
- Left for Pro
- Center turns the control off
This skateboard is smart enough. How? If it doesn’t receive any input from remote for quite a while, it will switch off automatically to save up the battery.
- Extremely lightweight: 9lbs. only
- Made from Canadian maple wood
- User-friendly operation and a smooth riding experience
- Automatic turn off feature to save battery
- Slightly expensive
ZBoard 2 is one of the most advanced boards on the market. It is faster and lighter skateboard with a beautiful and sleek design.
It weighs 16 pounds with a mileage of 16 miles on a full charge at a top speed of 20 mph, which is incredible.
The previous version lacked battery indicator which was a huge drawback since users were unable to know how much battery is charged or how much is left. However, the ZBoard 2 has a ring LED at the nose of the board displaying the battery percentage.
If you are a frequent night traveller and worried about your safety, this board has LED headlights and taillights that make travelling more visible and safer.
To accelerate the board, lean forward and to decelerate, lean backwards. The board is very responsive to your body movements.
Also, this board is splash proof, allowing you to carry it anywhere you want.
Even though it is a new board on the market, you can trust it for outstanding features and unbeatable quality.
- Weight sensing footpads for accelerating and decelerating
- Max speed of 20 mph and a range of 16 miles or 25 km
- Lightweight, only 17 lbs.
- Recharges in 2.5 hours or less
- No drawbacks
Your normal skateboard might be built for use during the summer season. But when it is winter time, it snows, and you no longer can skate it. However, the LEIF Esnowboard is the only electric skateboard, which has a unique and powerful motor with a wheel system of its kind, allowing you to move just like a snowboard up to 23 mph with a mileage of 15 miles on a full charge.
It gives you a real snowboarding experience.
You can also keep spare batteries in your pocket or backpack. Just in case you run out of charge, simply swap the batteries, and you are all set for another 15 miles.
This board is waterproof and weather resistant. That pavement and puddles won’t stop you from riding your LEIF board.
It may not feel light, the 18 pounds can be slightly difficult to carry under the subways, but it is still lighter than many other boards on the market.
LEIF is the future of enhanced and technologically excellent electric skateboard, and there is no reason as to why you shouldn’t have this at your home.
- Top speed of 23 mph and incredible mileage of 15 miles
- Travel on any terrain
- Swappable batteries
- Very expensive
Stary might be your next high-tech cool board with tons of features to boast about. Firstly, it is very quick. The board can take you from 0 to 18.6 mph. Thanks to its powerful motor powered by reliable batteries.
Stary also claims that their skateboard is the world’s lightest board ever made. Well, it is and carrying it around with you under the subways or train won’t be a problem.
It comes with a pretty small remote control with a slider on it. Your slide forward to accelerate and backwards to decelerate.
Since it weighs 8.6 lbs., you can easily hop it into your backpack, and carry around anywhere you want.
While the board has got speed, it has excellent grade wheels, which gives you the stability and smooth ride.
Overall, it is a nice board, but if you are looking for a much feature rich board, then try other options the list.
- Extremely lightweight
- Ergonomically built
- Fast and stable
- Makes a loud noise
- Very expensive
If you are looking for a great board for your kids, Dynacraft may be your best choice out there. This board, while being powerful, is risk-free and extremely stable.
It has self-balancing features which make riding it super easy. Even if your child hasn’t stepped on a skateboard before, he can easily ride it, though getting familiar with controls may require some practice.
This board’s speed and power is specifically tailored for kids use. Parents won’t have to worry about safety issues.
It comes with three different speed options: slow, slow and normal (top speed). The remote control is pretty easy to use and get familiar with. Kids will simply slide the button up or down for acceleration and deceleration.
Whiles this board weighs a whopping 20 pounds, and many of you may think that it is heavy, it is good for maintaining stability balance.
Since kids don’t care much about their toys and other stuff, this board has been designed for some wear and tear. You won’t have to worry much just in case your young one smashes it into the wall.
- Perfect for kids eight years and up
- Comes at a very affordable price
- three safe speed options
- Excellent grip and stability for child safety
- Top speed of 6 mph which might be very slow
- Low weight capacity. Only 145 lbs.
Benchwheel Dual is a premium 1800w dual motor integrated deck. It is powerful and is built to withstand the wear and tear in the long run.
This cool looking deck is made of three layers of high-quality wood and two layers of fibreglass, giving it the flexibility and agility.
Even though the board appears to be low-profile, its hardware is safely housed in a slim compartment. You won’t have to worry about any damages or a water splash.
Its 1800w motors will take you to a top speed of 20 mph in no time, and you can easily control the speed using the innovative remote control that nicely fits in your hands.
You’ll also find a large cutout on the side of the board. It serves as a handle if you want to carry your board around without any scratches or damage.
Before you buy, let me tell you, Benchwheel is a 40-inch longboard, it can easily climb hills, can hold up to 250 lbs. of weight and is user-friendly.
As powerful the motors are to speed you up, its regenerative braking system is also very responsive. Make sure that you test the power of brakes before riding on the streets.
LED lights have been integrated for night cruising.
Overall, this board is very easy to use and extremely safe. At a very affordable price, you’ll get the most out of your board.
- Powerful 1800w brushless motors
- 20 mph top speed and 12.4 miles’ max range
- Recharges in less than 3 hrs.
- Attractive design
- Safe to use
- Mileage is less
- Very long recharging time
Lift Board is known for its battery life, design and sturdy build. A 7-ply maple wood deck sits underneath your feet and is driven by a single or dual 900w motor, powered by lithium-ion batteries.
It reaches a max speed of 16 mph and as much as 20 mph down the hill. Don’t worry about stability or balancing. Its 80mm polyurethane wheels make the board ideal to ride on sidewalks, rough terrains and sloppy hills.
If you want more speed, you can choose the dual motor model, which costs some extra bucks and reaches 20 mph in no time.
On average, it has a mileage of 12 miles, which is fair but should’ve been 15 or more depending on its price.
While the battery powers your board for 10-12 miles, it takes a whopping 3 hours for a full recharge which isn’t good. Most of the boards on the market take less than 90 minutes.
Overall, this board has an excellent performance. It comes with a wireless lithium-ion battery powered remote control with braking and acceleration buttons and LEDs as well. You’ll love riding this board!
- Offers a good top speed both on single and dual motors
- 7-ply maple wood deck makes its strong against wear and tear
- three months warranty against any manufacturing defects
- Less mileage
- Remote control is made in China and may incur wireless connectivity issues
On a tight budget but still, don’t want to miss your skateboard hobby? No worries! Swagtrong Swagboard it probably what you need right now. It is one of the most affordable boards on the market.
The board is crafted from 7-ply maple wood and adorned with grip tape. Its big polyurethane wheels, which are scratch, heat and water resistant, gives you the stability of any terrain.
The board reaches a max speed of 11 miles per hour with a mileage of 7-10 miles on avg. A few people say it is mediocre but isn’t it fair enough for the low price tag it has?
While the remote control is simple to use, an amazing feature it has is cruise control option. When you activate this feature, the board runs at a slow and steady speed without the need for any input from you.
Its motor is powered by a 24V Li-on Fe battery back that has a smart indicator, updating you on the charge left.
Overall, it is a safe to use the board, travels at a fast speed and offers the stability you need.
- Great strength at a very affordable price tags
- Reliable and won’t wear easily
- Not waterproof but all the hardware is safely concealed inside
- Big polyurethane wheels which give a smooth ride
- Battery is underperforming
- Slow customer service
Maxfind is a nice board measuring 38-inches with quite big wheels. Its big and wide deck adds steadiness and stabilize the board as you ride down the hills.
It is a fast board, powered by dual motors reaching a top speed of 17 mph in no time. However, the speed may vary depending on your weight
The max weight capacity allowed is 220 pounds and is specifically designed for those who ride on long routes.
Because longer ride needs a longer battery backup, it uses high-quality Samsung lithium-ion batteries that require only 1 hour and gives on average a 10-12 mileage.
The board is also waterproof, and IP56 certified to withstand all weather conditions. Whether it be dust, water, snow or wind, your board’s quality won’t decline.
Even though it is a longboard, it still weighs only 5.5 kg, which makes it easier to carry around.
It has a max climbing angle of 25 degrees, which I think is impressive and reaches a top speed of 17 mph.
Overall, it has a nice reputation for a pretty impressive performance on the road. You won’t be disappointed with your purchase.
- Only one charging time
- Durable and quality materials
- Uses more power during uphill situations
The first catch about B.36 is its incredible 18 mph speed. It is a premium product, designed for serious riders and has a high price tag as well.
It uses lithium ion cells, Panasonic, LG and Samsung which powers two 1800W brushless motors giving you a backup time of several hours.
On a single charge, this board can take you 12.5 miles on average a bit more or less is expected.
Its wheel design offers a smooth feel and uses regenerative braking system that recovers a lot of power back into the battery, thus increasing the mileage.
While it takes 3 hours of recharging time, which seems a bit longer, but that is fair enough for the speed, mileage and power it delivers on the commute.
Apart from the basic charging port, it has a USB port as well.
The small remote control nicely fits in your hand and is user-friendly.
- Premium look and feel
- Amazing power
- Excellent battery life
- User-friendly remote control
- Weather sealed but not waterproof
- Very expensive
Last but not the least is Airwheel M3 electric skateboard which offers the best user experience. Whether you are a beginner or an expert rider, you’ll feel amazing riding this bboard.
It has unique shock absorbing wheels that gives you a smooth ride on rough terrains.
The board offers 10-mile range at a max speed of up to 12 mph. You can increase the mileage if you travel the board at a medium speed.
It is a smartboard and reacts to the body weight shifts. This way, you can steer and turn it easily.
It comes ready to use out of the box, which means you can ride it instantly without any prior assembly.
While its wireless remote control is super easy to use, it can also be connected to Airwheel M3’s official app and gain the control of your board directly from your smartphone.
- Premium board with a great experience
- Responds quickly to your body weight shifts
- Bigger all-terrain rubber tires with shock absorbing abilities
- 1-year exclusive warranty
- Require some extra practice to learn how to balance correctly, especially if you are a complete beginner
How to Choose Motorized Skateboard
Now it may seem pretty foolish even to have a guide on buying a skateboard, but you might end up buying the wrong product or even spend ridiculously more when you could get a better product at a much affordable price.
For that reason and a few others, and whether or not it is your first skateboard, here everything you need to know about buying a motorized skateboard.
When I say electric, most of the people would probably think of the speed and mileage, but it is more than that.
After spending hours, here are 11 checks you must go through before you tap on the “Order Button”.
Quality of Wheels
Wheels are what will define the overall quality of your board, and it is probably the most important feature to think about.
There are two types of wheels:
- Clone wheels
The Generic ones are the branded wheels, while the clone wheels are unbranded.
Of course, the clone wheels won’t give you the quality as they are cheaply made, also known as urethane wheels, which haven’t been cured properly.
This will also reduce the mileage, they will chip, flake and even disintegrate, which can be dangerous in the long run.
On the other hand, electric skateboards with generic wheels will give you a better speed, mileage and have a longer lifespan.
You shouldn’t save money to buy a skateboard with category three wheels. That’s a big NOPE!
Battery Cell Quality
The speed and mileage of your skateboard depend on battery cell quality and what’s important is that the skateboard manufacturer must disclose the brand and type of battery cells they use in their electric skateboard.
Don’t be confused!
It is as simple as understanding the difference between a Duracell compared to a generic brand.
Which will last longer…?
Electric Skateboard manufacturers who use top quality battery cells will tell clearly about its brand, other information and specifications.
You can have a clear idea of the quality of battery cells simply from its specs and brand.
The reasons poor grade cells must be avoided is that they’ll also affect the motor and its smooth operation. Just to save a couple of extra bucks, you shouldn’t fool yourself.
Though you don’t have to be an expert here and it would be unrealistic to say that a particular electric skateboard is 100% immune from any connectivity issues, whether minor or occasional.
However, you should still focus a lot on the connectivity issues and check out customer reviews who have to use the skateboard.
What else you can do is join forums and relevant communities where you’ll find real users of the product and post a question about the connectivity of the skateboard you are about to buy.
This will help you assess better as to which skateboard offers the best connectivity or which one has the worst.
Once again, statements can vary from person to person, and you should make a judgment based on what you think is best for you.
Weight & Portability
Figure out your commute routine. Are you the individual who travels from one place to another without taking any break or do you always step off, carry, set down and have to pick a public transport?
In simple, you might have a work routine where you have to carry your skateboard a lot.
Perhaps, your electric skateboard is the only transport to get you to the city and catch the train or bus.
This is where the weight and portability step in and requires a deep thinking. It must fit with your lifestyle; else you’ll have a tough time.
It isn’t a must that a big skateboard would weigh more. You’ll find some great recommendation below in which the skateboard is pretty big and extremely light.
Also, have a close look at the design and figure out how easy or hard has the manufacturer made storage and portability for its users.
A friendly-advice here is not to drop below a 27-inch deck length; else you’ll have a hard time enjoying the stability of the board.
Similarly, don’t make a mistake of buying an extremely heavy, 11kg and 41-inch longboard that would be hard to carry around all day long.
An ideal board weight and deck length, perfect for commuting and portability are 7kg and 27-inch.
However, you should decide why you need the board and how you’ll be using it throughout the day.
Asking yourself “is my board air travel-friendly” after you purchased it would be a big mistake.
Ask this question before your purchase.
There are a lot of electric skateboards built with air travel in mind, and quite often we notice that people do travel with their skateboards.
If you think there is the slightest possibility of you taking your new electric skateboard on a commercial air travel, you better think twice before buying.
So what makes a board air travel-friendly?
It is pretty simple to understand. Any board battery pack being 99Wh or under is 100% able to get board on a plane.
But there is an exception to this rule.
If the battery pack is not able to be separated from the skateboard without the use of tools, there can be an objection raised.
Laws, rules and regulations are different on whether a lithium powered electric board is cargo or carry-on.
It is also better that you check in with the rules before passing through the security terminal, else you could lose your board in no time.
Since it is electrical, water resistance is something a must consider factor.
It is quite a surprise that a number of these boards being sold don’t have anything to offer regarding environmental sealing.
Though you may not ride a board during rain or just intentionally go through puddles still you can find yourself in situations where there is water around you. Think of sprinklers!
Obviously this won’t kill your new board but it will encounter problems like connectivity or speed issues, and this is why water resistance is a must have featured on your electric skateboard.
Still, you aren’t strictly bound to buy one. It all depends on your personal decision and risk assessment, which obviously varies from person to person.
Technology is something you can always find better but not ‘perfect’.
Same goes for electric boards – You cannot find the perfect one. Still, there are some ways you can make sure that you got a great board.
A lot of time it happens that we purchase something without even researching what other people have to say about it or even bothering reading reviews of it online.
Even though opinions are influenced by personal feelings, it is never a bad idea to join relevant forums on Reddit, Facebook and other places for the sake of research.
This would give you a more realistic picture of what you’ll get, tell you about the brand’s reputation and what feature it is capable of offering you on board.
You should hear both the good and bad and then compare with the actual product.
And as I’ve mentioned above, no skateboard is perfect, so it all depends on your risk assessment and list of needs and wants at the time.
The actual take here is to always opt for a well-reputed brand and not the one which pops out of nowhere, or you have never heard of them before. These companies usually have a very shady development history, and they aren’t transparent in explaining to their consumers about the production process.
In fact, such brands are scamming and looting your money simply by purchasing cheap and low-quality electric skateboards from China, paste their cheap logo on it and then charge innocent peoples up to 10 times of the original cost.
It is far better to invest more in a reputable brand than to save a couple of extra bucks on a poor or a scam brand.
Steel is steel but not every steel is of the same quality. Similarly, not all the decks, wheels and motors fixed inside an electric skateboard are of the same quality.
This is what makes on board stand out from the other.
When you buy a cheap board, the obvious perspective I draw is a cheap construction, cheap motors and a cheap electric company…Overall a cheap useless product.
You should be buying something that fits your purpose and not a scrappy bottom shelf product.
Remember the Boosted Board V1? It struck the market in spite the deplorable mileage it had, it still was a massive hit, and the reason was the Loaded deck, Orangatang wheels, Caliber trucks and much more.
The same applies to your electric skateboard. Its component quality is based on how seriously the manufacturer or brand you are buying from takes care of its customer.
A few manufacturers would simply do the cloning and sell at high-profit margins, which in some cases can turn out to be a good product, but what’s generic is always generic.
Control & Stability
Wouldn’t it be great to buy an electric skateboard which is integrated with quality products and control?
Having full and efficient control of your skateboard would give you the best experience of your investment.
It comes down to the individual way of quality assessment. Once again I would mention doing the forum research. Ask people who have used that product and read reviews about it online.
Warranty & Customer Service
You aren’t buying any Easter eggs here. It is an ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD, and something big comes to mind.
You are buying a commodity that will be used for your day to day commute. It is as purchase a car, and a company that values its customers will always have a warranty policy along with customer service.
I believe when you purchase a board, you are developing a long-term bond with it and it should be worth it.
When you buy a skateboard, make sure it has a warranty label on it, and the company provides top-notch customer service.
Why would you buy a board with no warranty or customer support?
Brakes & Bidirectional Drive
The final know-how before you buy an electric skateboard is the brakes and bidirectional drive. All the boards have a braking system that converts motion into electricity, also known as regenerative braking. What it does it recover some energy instead of wasting it as heat.
Your new skateboard must have an efficient braking system along with full reverse drive which is useful. Think of you missed a coffee shop while texting. Instead of flipping the board, simply use its reverse mode.
Electric skateboards are a great technological revolution. We’ve tried our best to narrow down the field to the best options available on the market so that you can put your hands on the best product which offers outstanding features.
RogerSkateboards team do hope this article helped you in finding your best electric skateboard that will make your every day a commute a pleasurable one.