Our Picks: 8 Most Beautiful Custom Electric Skateboards

Electric Skateboard

Hardly any personal mobility device allows you to express your creativity as much as custom-built electric skateboards. These DIY e skateboards are usually built from a set of standard components and then assembled onto a skateboard deck. Especially the deck many times acts as a canvas and allows for amazing custom designs and paint jobs.

Below is a collection of some of my favorite and impressive electric skateboard builds that I have come across. These are all built by other people, and where possible, I linked to their social media profile or a forum post where additional information on the components, etc are provided.

My Favorite Custom Electric Skateboards

So, here are some of my favorite custom electric skateboard builds.

The Rocket

rocket electric skateboard

What a beauty this longboard is! The matching grip tape and wheel colors really add a nice touch to the overall design of this board.

The build is obviously based on the Exway X1 Pro. But the custom design really makes it stick out.

The e skateboard manages to reach around 30 mph and will run for around 16 miles before requiring to be reached out.

Carbon Fiber Electric Longboard

custom carbon fiber electric skateboard

This beautiful handmade carbon fiber electric longboard belongs to a user named VladPomogaev. It features a slick looking carbon fiber deck that only cost around $75 to make.

carbon fiber diy e skateboard

A single motor powers the rear left wheel. The battery is nicely tugged away on the bottom of the deck. Not much more information is available on the components used. However, there is an instructable page that walks through the manufacturing process of the carbon deck.

Retro Electric Board

retro electric skateboard

This Riptide R1 got a nice little retro makeover, with some popping colors featured on the grip tape from Cloud9. The wheels and bearings are from Cal7.

The build is by RubenMcNoobin, who used the infamous Jazz 90s pattern for this board.

The Aluminum Tank

Unlike many of the other featured DIY skateboards on this list, this heavy-hitter was completely built from scratch using CNC and industrial waterjet cutting.

aluminum electric custom skateboard

The integrated LED strip is a nice touch and gives the deck a beautiful glow effect when activated in the dark.

aluminum electric skateboard

As you can tell from the picture below, all components, including suspension are custom built. The electronics are tucked away safely underneath the board, still visible when upside-down.

custom built diy electric skateboard

Not much else is known about the board, except that the owner is located in Vietnam.

The Pollock

Another Exway X1 custom paint job, this one on the underside of the deck. The painting process looks very straight forward and should be an easy first project if you are not experienced with painting decks.

custom paint job electric skateboard

Apart from the beautiful paint job, the e skateboard appears to run stock components, so performance will be identical to the X1.

Electric Inline Skateboard

This is a very unique esk8. The board only has two wheels. Obviously, riding the inline skateboard requires a lot more balance and some decent speeds to ensure you don’t tip to the side. But carving must be so much fun on this beauty!

custom inline electric skateboard

The rear wheel is powered by a single motor via chain.

2 wheel electric skateboard

And here it is in action:

The Darth Maul

Another visual masterpiece, the Darth Maul themed

The Darth Maul facelift from ElectricSkateboarding

This build is using a Sector 9 Bintang board. The board was painted red and the grip tape pieces were then glued on. The end result is stunning.

cool electric skateboard eboard

The Puzzle

This custom built electric skateboard is actually for sale. The most unique feature is the beautiful puzzle grip tape on the Red Ember deck.

puzzle skateboard deck

These are the specs of the board, priced at $2500:

RedEmber deck
Surfrodz’s rkp trucks
Gt2b remote
Dual Maytech 6374/190 kv motors
Dual Escape vesc’s
10s 5p 30Q pack
Abec 107mm wheels
30+ mile range
16/40 gearing
30+ mph

electric skateboard battery pack