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.
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.
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:
If you’re the next Tony Hawk or Bam Margera, you will see 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.
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 Aceshin Electric Skateboard. It is one of the cheapest models 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 Aceshin goes up to 12.4mph, 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.
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 12.4mph speed limit no problem.
Its 250-Watt motor is 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, 250-Watt is practically a steal.
As you’ll see later on, there are more expensive skateboards. 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 12.4mph mark.
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 12.4mph 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 250W motor can’t do everything.
Durability: 3/5. Very impressed with this despite the price range. These wheels are strong and will perform well on wet surfaces. You should still avoid abusing it to its limits, especially its remote control.
I struggle to see if the Boosted board is a better value than the Aceshin Electric. It is seven times the price but I’m not sure if it is seven 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.
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.
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.
In the end, I really liked the heck out of the Boosted Mini. 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 bring it anywhere I want with its small and mighty design. This makes it very easy and handy to use for shorter commutes and quick errands. Kids and adults will surely enjoy bringing this small and mighty electric board.
Though noticeably small, the Boosted Mini 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 incredible features that could overpower other electric skateboard within its price range. It has a 20mph top speed, 14-mile range before dying, and has a 1000watt motor with a 16.8lb weight. Definitely a revolutionary one, but it’s also a little heavier than other counterparts.
While it certainly felt very similar to riding the Boosted 2nd Gen, there were a few noticeable yet important changes I felt. The acceleration on the inboard is a little faster despite the fact that it has a slightly heavier weight. I also really love these wheels, both how they look and how they feel. That composite deck 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.
Its size, however, can be an issue especially for bigger adults. But other than that, 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.
Affordability: 3/5. For its features and battery life, I feel this is fair for its price. If money is not a problem, this scooter is one solid buy.
Reliability: 5/5. 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 composite deck frame is high quality and rust-resistant. This scooter should last years if well taken care of.
This is probably the thinnest electric skateboard you can find on the market today, with only a 15-mm ultra-thin deck. Afraid it might break easily? Fret not, for it is made of 10-layer Canadian maple and ply fiberglass. Its thin and unique design will definitely blow your mind.
Right off the bat, this electric skateboard looks different than the others. Fiber is the name of the game here. You’ll definitely not find any other electric skateboards as thin as this one. The Teamgee H5’s battery is also hidden inside the board to maintain its ultra-thin yet impressive look.
Its deck is multiple-laminated to ensure optimal looks and performance. It sports two motors totaling 760 watts and reaches speeds up to 22mph. It weighs approximately 14.5 pounds. The board itself is pretty long. Its wheels are designed for strong grips, providing security and stability in challenging situations.
One thing I also love about Teamgee H5 is its ability to recharge the battery when going downhill. Sounds cool, isn’t it? This electric skateboard really 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 11 full miles.
Affordability: 4/5. Not more than $500 is already considered a bargain 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: 2/5. Unfortunately, people who weigh more than 200lbs can’t ride on this thing. Perhaps its ultra-thin deck is unable to support the weight beyond that.
Durability: 3/5. Apart from the fact that this electric skateboard has very limited loading capacity, its 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.
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro skater, you will surely appreciate the smart features of this electric skateboard. The fact this particular one is A.I. powered is simply mind-blowing. If you hate skating with a remote control in your hand, Swagskate must be the one for you.
Here we go – one of the cheapest yet the most innovative electric skateboards on my list today. But is it really 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 900 watts. Some may say this is overkill. Others would say this is bliss.
Swagskate also has an aesthetically-pleasing design, one good reason why it’s named “Swag” in the first place. However, Swagskate is more than how it looks. Aside from its practical cost, it is also made with six layers of maple, sandwiched between two highly durable layers of tough bamboo. Its design enables to increase its loading capacity without putting much on the weight.
Now, this is the exciting part. Let’s talk about its A.I. features.
In order to unlock Swagskate’s hands-free navigation, you just have to use your body weight. Simply lean forward to accelerate and lean backward to stop or slow down. Such a no-brainer, isn’t it? Thanks to its intelligent weight and balance sensors, you can now say goodbye to your remote control.
Now, if you still want to use the remote control or just feel the need to especially for speed control, ride mode switch, and motor reverse, you still can. A full-featured remote control is still provided just in case you prefer it more than its “Look ma, no hands!” ability.
In spite of this e-skateboard’s affordability, the quality of materials being used isn’t compromised. This is made with the strongest maple and bamboo you can possibly find. The unique combination of these two makes it possible to have a loading capacity of up to 220 lbs without taking too much toll on its self-weight.
Affordability: 5/5. This is one of the best values I’ve seen on the market. Getting yourself an aesthetically pleasing and feature endearing electric skateboard with just $400 will totally feel like you’ve won the jackpot.
Reliability: 2/5. The only downside I see is its inability to slow down when put to stop. It just stops abruptly that could get you flown to who knows where. Just be careful as this could lead to accidents.
Durability: 5/5. Incredible effort went into the baseboard and the motors. They are remarkably efficient and sturdy.
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 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 2021-02-26 at 01:01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.