Best Electric Skateboards for Adults 2019 | Motorized Rides

2019 Mega Review: Top 5 Best Electric Skateboards for Adults

Electric Skateboard

Although you may be an adult now, don’t you still want to have some fun in your outdoors life? Never fear and behold – electric skateboards are truly the next step in the evolution of outdoor mobility.

Atom Electric B10 Skateboard - 1000W Belt Drive - 90Wh Li-Ion Battery, Brown, 29.5
Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Standard Range Electric Skateboard
Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard
Magneto Revolution Electric Skateboard - Premium, High Performance Electric Skateboard - 20MPH | 12 Mile Range | 15% Grades - Assembled in the USA - Carbon Fiber & Maple Deck - Wireless Remote
Dakott 1200W 25 Mph Electric Long Skateboard, Black
Weight
11 lbs
15 lbs
14.5 lbs
17 lbs
17 lbs
Speed
16 mph
22 mph
22 mph
20 mph
20 mph
Range
7 miles
12 miles
7 miles
12 miles
20 miles
Power
1000 Watt
2000 Watt
1600 Watt
700 Watt
1200 Watt
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Atom Electric B10 Skateboard - 1000W Belt Drive - 90Wh Li-Ion Battery, Brown, 29.5
Weight
11 lbs
Speed
16 mph
Range
7 miles
Power
1000 Watt
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Price
Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Standard Range Electric Skateboard
Weight
15 lbs
Speed
22 mph
Range
12 miles
Power
2000 Watt
Reviews
Price
Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard
Weight
14.5 lbs
Speed
22 mph
Range
7 miles
Power
1600 Watt
Reviews
Price
Magneto Revolution Electric Skateboard - Premium, High Performance Electric Skateboard - 20MPH | 12 Mile Range | 15% Grades - Assembled in the USA - Carbon Fiber & Maple Deck - Wireless Remote
Weight
17 lbs
Speed
20 mph
Range
12 miles
Power
700 Watt
Reviews
Price
Dakott 1200W 25 Mph Electric Long Skateboard, Black
Weight
17 lbs
Speed
20 mph
Range
20 miles
Power
1200 Watt
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Price

Introduction

Electric Skateboards aren’t just fun, they’re super easy to use. They take much less time to learn than using roller blades, and it’s even harder to forget how to ride them. They are also a great alternative to using public transit. You’ll have freedom of movement and the perk of looking good on one while you zip around town.

I’ve narrowed your options down to five of the best electric skateboards available right now. They all have their strengths and weaknesses and some are better than others in our eyes. But depending on your specific needs, I am sure at least one of them will fit your feet like a glove on a hand.

Electric Skateboard Buying Guide

Since all electric skateboards are similar when it comes to usage, I am going to talk below about more specific criteria. This includes battery life, visual design, comfort, durability, speed, and weight. Any other important factors to consider will be mentioned for your convenience and use.

For example, electric skateboards, in general, are supposed to be good at withstanding rainy weather. But on the off chance one is exceptionally good – or bad – at doing so, I’ll be sure to bring it to your attention. Electric skateboards are supposed to be portable, but maybe a heavier than average one will be too much luggage for you – things like that will be mentioned, so do pay attention.

Here’s our first contestant:

1. Atom Electric B.10 Skateboard

 Range
7 miles

 Speed
16 mph

Weight
11 lbs

 Power
1000 Watt

Verdict:
If you’re the next Tony Hawk or Bam Margera, you will see the Atom Electric B.10 as just another boring Honda Civic. But any beginner and even many intermediate users should find that this board gets all the bare basics done in a very fashionable manner for a price range well under 500 dollars. Many things that come at a budget are too good to be true, but this is thankfully one of those sweet, sweet exceptions.

Pros:

  • Light-weight
  • Very beginner-friendly
  • Great first choice for casual riders
  • Cool aesthetic on the underside
  • Powerful motor for a low price
  • Wheels are nice and thick, feels very sturdy despite 11lb weight

Cons:

  • Base could be a little thinner for more advanced tricks
  • Weight limit is a bit restrictive. Heavy-set users may need a different choice

Atom Electric B10 Skateboard - 1000W Belt Drive - 90Wh Li-Ion Battery, Brown, 29.5
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Atom Electric B10 Skateboard - 1000W Belt Drive - 90Wh Li-Ion Battery, Brown, 29.5
  • Powerful 1000W motor. Battery Charge Time-2 hours. Battery Voltage (Nominal)-36V. Battery Current Capacity-2.5Ah. Battery Energy Capacity-90 Wh. Remote Battery Type-Rechargeable Li-Ion
  • Superior software - Atom Electric b-series boards offer the smoothest acceleration and braking available thanks to their foc sine-wave controller
  • Safe, strong, and reliable batteries - we use the best Lithium cells available and features 100% of them using peak charge and discharge rates before putting them in a board
  • Regenerative braking - what's better than a longboard with a brake one that charges your battery in the process. Go the extra mile with Atom Electric
  • Best value for money - because atom's designers are riders, we understand where it's okay to save money and most importantly where it's not

If you don’t know a lot about electric skateboards then you may have absolutely no clue how much one costs. Well, like anything electric, they cost more than their non-electric counterparts. Motors and circuitry do a good job of increasing costs.

That is why I wanted to start off with the Atom Electric. It is the cheapest model on my list. And if your budget is tight then you may just want to consider this board right off the bat. It may be relatively inexpensive but it is still a very good value. It’s also a good board for first-timers due to its lower max speed and weight ranges.

The B.10 goes up to 16mph, which is probably going to feel a lot faster than it looks on paper. That might not satisfy the most hardcore speed riding fans out there, but moving at this speed without having to run is always a blast, take it from me. That said, the difference between 15 and 22mph isn’t so significant as long as you’re enjoying yourself and aren’t the pickiest person in the world.

The base of the board itself is a little wider than average, once again indicating it is a board best for beginners or casual users. It may only weigh 11 pounds, but more experienced riders tend to like a thinner base. This allows them to do tricks more easily. But if you’re like me and just want a more casual approach to riding, this shouldn’t bother you.

Plus, the weight makes it a good choice if you want something that’s really portable. I’m not a heavy guy myself but this thing definitely is more sturdy than it looks – like any good skateboard, right? I weigh around 155lbs and could easily reach the 16mph speed limit no problem.

I also love that this thing has a 1000w motor. It’s not the most powerful one on the market, though. There are bigger motors that have better battery life, higher speeds, etc. But for this price, 1000w is practically a steal.

As you’ll see later on, there are more expensive skateboards with even weaker motors. I’m very impressed they were able to pull this off. Most electric skateboards at this price simply do not have this much power. You can really feel the extra few hundred watts as you go past the 10mph mark.

Final Thoughts

Affordability: 5/5. Again, this is a very cheap board, yet it offers a lot for its price tag. It may not satisfy the most experienced riders. But even intermediate riders such as myself should be very impressed by this package.

Reliability: 3/5. Because it is so much friendlier towards “newbies,” more experienced riders will probably not feel the same satisfaction. The 16mph speed will be too slow for some, and you may not even get to speeds that high if you weigh closer to 200lbs or more. The 1000w motor can’t do everything.

Durability: 4/5. Very impressed with this despite the price range. These wheels are strong and will perform well on wet surfaces. You should still avoid ice, though that pretty much goes for all skateboards except specialty winter ones.

2. Boosted 2nd Gen Electric Skateboard

 Range
12 miles

 Speed
22 mph

Weight
15 lbs

 Power
2000 Watt

Verdict:
I struggle to see if the Boosted board is a better value than the Atom Electric. It is three times the price but I’m not sure if it is three times better. But it certainly is significantly better if money is not a major issue. I really dislike the look of the wheels and wish they were a little thinner. Other than that, this is an exceptionally sleek and powerful board.

Pros:

  • 2000 watts, capable of great acceleration and breaking
  • Great grip
  • Good 12-mile max distance
  • Can easily support heavier users

Cons:

  • Wheels: color is off-putting, they’re a little too wide
  • Battery life could be longer

Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Standard Range Electric Skateboard
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Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Standard Range Electric Skateboard
  • Get around with incredible speed and ease on the most powerful electric skateboard
  • Standard Range Battery - 6 to 7 miles
  • Light enough to carry anywhere - powerful enough to go everywhere
  • 25% grade hill climbing - 22 mph top speed - regenerative breaking
  • 2,000 watts of power. Extra traction grip tape

Now, this is where things get serious.

As an intermediate level rider, I must say, I really fell in love with this board.

The 2nd Gen Dual+ is a well-designed and fast-paced machine weighing in at 17 pounds – it even has a wicked name to match its performance. This motor is 2000 watts, precisely twice that of the previous board. Those extra thousand watts come in handy for a variety of purposes.

For one thing, going uphill is a piece of cake. Several boards have a noticeable decrease in speed when going up a slant but the 2nd Gen Dual+ ignores such problems entirely. I did not feel any dips in speed when sidewalks changed altitude skyward and neither will you.

The base of the board itself is also quite unique and took me a while to get used to – it is not flat, but slanted. This is actually a little more ergonomic as our feet and shoe soles are not perfectly flat either. Once you get used to it, your muscles adjust quickly and it starts to make sense. But this is also probably what makes this a better choice board for more experienced riders.

With a max speed of 22mph and a very well gripped board that is thinned to perfection, the 2nd Gen Dual+ is a serious board for serious riders. I really had to get used to that extra 6 miles per hour, but there is no doubt that it provides excitement and exhilaration.

Final Thoughts

Affordability: 2.5/5. Over a thousand dollars is a lot for just about any kind of toy. But if you’re an enthusiast then you should know that it’s well worth every dollar. This board is comfortable and powerful but not without its price.

Reliability: 4/5. This board doesn’t perform too well on wet surfaces. You should probably avoid using it in rainy weather as I did, since these wheels are not designed to manage slippery surfaces. But on dry surfaces, it performs admirably. It is best designed for those who want a beast of a machine at this price range but beginners could manage to use it as long as they stay at a speed where they have control.

Durability: 4/5. Every component of this board is tough, tight and well-made. It will be very hard to bend anything out of shape.

3. Inboard M1 Premium Electric Skateboard

 Range
7 miles

 Speed
22 mph

Weight
14.5 lbs

 Power
1600 Watt

Verdict:
In the end, I really liked the heck out of the M1 Premium. You will undoubtedly look cool while riding this thing and have a very smooth and sturdy experience as you glide through your town or city. I love the ability to swap riding modes especially. This makes it very easy to allow your friends to use, even if they are complete novices. Kids and adults can easily enjoy this electric skateboard and work their way up to the expert mode when they’re ready for max speeds.

Pros:

  • Faster than average charge time, only 90 minutes
  • Excellent looking design
  • High-quality wheels
  • Reduced weight and motor combine for great acceleration

Cons:

  • LED lights could be brighter
  • Not as water resistant as advertised

Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard
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Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard
  • PREMIUM DURABILITY with INDUSTRY-BEST WARRANTY An e-skateboard built with flexible wood core and the same fiberglass found in premium snowboards for a whole new ride. Full 12-month warranty against manufacturing defects.
  • LONGER RANGE WITH SWAPPABLE BATTERY ON THE FLY 7-mile range (depending on riding style) & much further with extra battery you can easily swap in seconds. Easy to carry, this portable electric skateboard is water resistant and approved for air travel.
  • FAST, BUT ALWAYS SAFE Ride up to 22 MPH and make hill climbing easy. The RFLX Remote Control has 3 riding modes to make it safe for any rider, from novice to expert. Plus the only E-board with Integrated LED lights.
  • MANTA DRIVE IN-WHEEL MOTORS FOR A SMOOTH RIDE With no bulky external motors, the M1 has a high-tech look and feel. Smooth acceleration, unsurpassed glide, and smooth deceleration with electronic regenerative braking.
  • CONSTANTLY IMPROVING, THE M1 IS FUTURE PROOF Boost your riding experience. The M1 improves over time with regular firmware updates, all downloaded from the VisionMobile app for the highest performance torque, hill climbing, efficiency, and more.

This might be my favorite looking electric skateboard on the list. It is an incredibly sleek dark silvery black with great looking wheels. It looks much better in person than it does on an electronic store page.

When it comes to technical specifications, it has a few things in common with the Boosted model. 22mph, seven-mile range before dying, and has a 1600watt motor with a 14.5lb weight. It’s a little weaker, but it’s also a little lighter.

While it certainly felt very similar to riding the Boosted, there were a few noticeable yet important changes I felt. The acceleration on the inboard is a little faster. This is due to the slightly lighter weight. I also really love these wheels, both how they look and how they feel. That red paint job looks darker in person and really mixes well with the sleek charcoal black of the actual board.

Also, the wheels are a little on the thin side, which is good news for people who want optimized maneuverability and speed.

To top it all off, it comes with LED lights that aren’t just for show but provide a bit of visibility in the dark. They’re not too powerful, but I’d rather have them than not.

It has even more features, too: three distinct “riding modes” from novice to expert and swappable batteries. This board is an all-in-one package that can satisfy just about anyone, regardless of their experience levels. This kind of range is truly impressive.

Final Thoughts

Affordability: 1/5. For its features and battery life, I feel this is on the expensive side. However, if money is not a problem, this scooter is a really solid buy.

Reliability: 3/5. It has decent battery life and its ability to be so portable makes it very easy to bring anywhere. Absolutely worth it if you need to take a train at some point during your commute.

Durability: 4/5. Its aircraft-grade aluminum frame is high quality and rust resistant. This scooter should last years if well taken care of.

4. Magneto Revolution Electric Skateboard

 Range
12 miles

 Speed
20 mph

Weight
17 lbs

 Power
700 Watt

Verdict:
It is kind of cool that the remote control is shaped like the skateboard itself, but at the end that just makes it feel awkward in your hand. Luckily this was my biggest gripe with the overall package.  Magneto made a stellar product that is perfect for anyone, beginner or pro, who wants a board that delivers balance above all else.

Pros:

  • Incredible durability and stability
  • Sleek yet simple looks and design
  • Solid price
  • Good uphill, but even better downhill
  • Long charge

Cons:

  • Remote control could be better designed
  • A bit too heavy to carry around
  • Long charge time

Magneto Revolution Electric Skateboard - Premium, High Performance Electric Skateboard - 20MPH | 12 Mile Range | 15% Grades - Assembled in the USA - Carbon Fiber & Maple Deck - Wireless Remote
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Magneto Revolution Electric Skateboard - Premium, High Performance Electric Skateboard - 20MPH | 12 Mile Range | 15% Grades - Assembled in the USA - Carbon Fiber & Maple Deck - Wireless Remote
  • DUAL HUB MOTORS - The rear wheels have been replaced with large hub motors which allows you to reach speeds of up to 20 mph! (speeds vary based on factors such as rider weight & road conditions)
  • LITHIUM ION BATTERY - One of the largest batteries available in any electric skateboard! Travel up to 12 miles on full throttle. (ranges vary based on factors such as rider weight, road conditions, road terrain, etc.)
  • CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE DECK - The deck is specifically designed to handle the unique loads of the electric skateboard. Carbon Fiber is used to add strength and stability for a better riding experience.
  • WIRELESS REMOTE - The board is controlled with a wireless hand held remote. The remote is light weight and also features a reverse mode.
  • WARRANTY - Ride off worry free with the 6 month warranty that comes with every board.

Right off the bat, this electric skateboard looks different than the others. Fiber is the name of the game here. The base, the grip, the wheels and everything else looks thick and reinforced, like a tank. The Magneto Revolution is impressive looking.

Triple laminated to ensure optimal looks and performance, it sports two motors totaling 700 watts and reaches speeds up to 20mph. It weighs approximately 17 pounds. The board itself is not wide, but long. The wood of the board itself is not too thick but the electronics are spread out all over the underside. This balances the weight out.

I normally don’t like big wheels but Magneto managed to pull it off. There is something about this board that makes it feel very stable. Wobbly roads, down or uphill, it doesn’t matter. You always feel flat, centered and well-stabilized.

The grip is phenomenal. I tried riding this in my feet, socks and bare feet and I never felt like I was doing something wrong. Whatever this thing is made out of, it will keep you glued on the whole way through. It also has a long charge and will keep you going for 12 full miles, but the downside is that it takes a while to charge up fully.

Final Thoughts

Affordability: 3.5/5. $700 or so is an ideal range when deciding on purchasing a new electric board. Some might say anything else is too little to be reliable or too much to be worth it.

Reliability: 4/5. People of virtually any weight can ride on this thing. Due to its extreme gripping surface, you can be at ease when going up or down on certain angles.

Durability: 5/5. It’s a bit on the heavy side, which means this thing is mega-hard to damage or rough up. The components are all of very high quality: the metal casings, the screws, the laminated wood and the wheels. It feels incredibly smooth and balanced riding this thing.

5. Dakott 1200w Electric Skateboard

 Range
20 miles

 Speed
20 mph

Weight
17 lbs

 Power
1200 Watt

Verdict:

Beware: This electric skateboard can really only be appreciated by the most extreme riders. It is fast and it is efficient. An intermediate level like me would probably only be able to enjoy a fraction of its potential. If you are seeking true, maximum thrill then you will definitely appreciate this board.

Pros:

  • Excellent remote control
  • 1200 watts of power
  • Thick but not too heavy
  • Incredible acceleration
  • Good charge time

Cons:

  • Quite expensive
  • Sub-par performance in anything that isn’t dry road

Dakott 1200W 25 Mph Electric Long Skateboard, Black
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Dakott 1200W 25 Mph Electric Long Skateboard, Black
  • 1200 watt dual motors, 20 mph top speed, 20 mile range
  • 8.8Ah lithium-ion battery 24V max load 250lbs
  • 7 inch aluminum alloy trucks

Here we go – the most expensive model on my list today. But is it worth the investment?

If you want power – then yes. I can only truly recommend this skateboard to the most enthusiastic, passionate and extreme fans of the hobby. This electric skateboard sports two motors totaling 1200 watts. Some may say this is overkill. Others would say this is bliss.

It may not have the most aesthetically-pleasing design but practicality and strength are what Dakott was going for. They have the best remote control I’ve ever seen for a skateboard. Fits perfectly in your hand and even comes with a wrist strap. Don’t tell me you’ve never dropped a remote before while skating, it happens to the best of us.

It weighs 17 pounds and has a weight limit of roughly 250. Twenty is the number for both top miles per hour and mile range per charge. And it only takes about two hours to charge, unlike the Magneto.

This thing accelerates very quickly and will easily satisfy those who want to go from 0 to 20 as fast as possible. I may not be a speed-demon, but there’s no denying the thrill you get from a snappy motor.

Final Thoughts

Affordability: 2/5. It isn’t the best value on the market, but maybe it would be if it had some extra electronic features like LEDs, different speed modes, etc.

Reliability: 4/5. It speeds up and slows down very responsively, and you won’t have to plug it in each time. The wheels are also more dependable than they look.

Durability: 5/5. Incredible effort went into the baseboard and the motors. They are remarkably efficient and sturdy.

Conclusion

Every board on this list has something that it does better or worse than all the others. The advantages and disadvantages of each option stack up to make every choice unique. Deciding on how much power you need and how much you plan to use it will certainly help you get a better idea of which board you need. In the end, you should make sure you get one that you will be happy with in the long run.

I know things would be easy if there was simply a perfect product priced at only $200 or so, but that’s simply not the case with this type of technology. Hopefully, as long as you can gauge your own experience level, and your budget, my list will help you find the most suitable and compatible electric skateboard. Good luck, have fun and stay safe.

Last update on 2019-01-17 at 13:02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API