What could possibly be a better way to start off the warm seasons of the new decade than by getting yourself an all-new off-road vehicle? While there are so many different choices to make, today I am going to talk about my favorite new discovery: off-road electric skateboards.
You’ve probably heard of electric skateboards already, along with electric segways, electric bikes and the like. However off-road electric skateboards are like an entirely different kind of skateboard. With more power and tougher wheels, you’ll be able to skate your way through a wider variety of terrain while maintaining thrilling speeds.
If you want to know how these motorized skateboards perform and what features they have, then let’s dive right into my four favorite off-road electric skateboards that you should consider for this year.
The Wave Street is affordable and very beginner-friendly but still manages to be made out of quality materials.
The deck is made out of Canadian Maple, which is by far one of the best wood species to build decks out of. It is sleek, very hard to crack, and will last you many years.
The climbing incline rate of the Wave Street is very impressive, which makes this the off-road electric skateboard to buy if you prefer riding on bike trails or even some light mountain trails.
On a single charge, the Wave Storm can only take you as far as 12.5 miles and it has a top speed of 19mph. This makes this board a good choice for someone who prefers riding in specific locations more so than riding around town for over an hour.
The tires are exceptional. They are just the right thickness for a board this size and come with many rubber stubs for optimal grip on even muddy surfaces. It’s also a lightweight board weighing just under 30 pounds.
If you need a solid introduction to the world of off-road electric skateboarding, then Wave Street would be a very good option.
For the skateboard rider who wants as much power as possible, behold the Outstorm. This is by far the fastest off-road electric skateboard I’ve ever had the privilege of using with its unbeatable 31 mph top speed.
With dual motors equipped on the back of the deck, the acceleration of this board is simply monumental. You can go from zero to 30 in just a couple of seconds, and it provides an adrenaline rush that is simply unattainable on other off-road electric longboards.
I was extremely surprised to find out that despite being quite a powerhouse, the Outstorm is very lightweight. With a total weight of only 32 pounds, it is half the weight of some other off-road skateboards.
Keep in mind that this Outstorm skateboard is a longboard, meaning that the deck is almost a foot longer than the other boards on this list. This makes it a great choice for riders who prefer a thinner board for tighter and faster turns.
Overall, the Outstorm is a remarkable board and will easily please the speed demons out there. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you think you can handle it then I wholeheartedly recommend it.
The MotoTec off-road electric skateboard is one of my favorite skateboards of 2020 because it serves as a great introduction model for people who have never used a vehicle like this before. The MotoTec would be a great choice for anyone who is either new to off-road skateboards, electric skateboards or both.
The MotoTec has a top speed of 22 mph, which is a nice comfort zone for people who want some thrill without going too fast. It has dual motors, both of them installed on the rear of the skateboard. This gives the MotoTec some impressive acceleration despite only being 1600W.
It may have a fairly plain looking design to it, but luckily the board itself is quite thick and stable. It’s hard to have your feet slip off of this maple deck even without any foot straps.
My least favorite thing about the MotoTec is that the charge time is usually 4.5 or 5 hours. That’s a common critique when the battery isn’t the most powerful, but luckily the MotoTec really shines in all other areas. It’s comfortable, reliable, and most importantly, fun to use.
The AZBO off-road electric skateboard is a very sleek and fairly powerful electric skateboard with many features. AZBO is best for both pros and beginners who love to perform skateboard tricks.
For one thing, I was extremely impressed by the quality of the pneumatic tires. They have excellent grip and traction. When using this skateboard at top speed on muddy trails, I still felt very well stabilized and always felt like I was in total control of the ride.
Unlike MotoTec, AZBO comes with two-foot straps so you can secure yourself more easily. This makes it great for both beginners and more advanced riders who like to perform some particularly complex tricks at high speeds.
The AZBO has a top speed of 25 mph and a max range of 19 miles. The deck is made out of 11 layers of Northeast Maple and it is very durable and hard to damage or crack.
The included wireless remote control is excellent as well, as it allows you to adjust the speed through three different levels. AZBO even included a free set of knee and elbow pads so you can get started riding immediately. The AZBO can even be charged via a USB cable so you can charge the battery virtually anywhere.
Overall, the AZBO is a complete package that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a balance of convenience and quality craftsmanship.
Now that you’ve become familiar with a few examples of high quality off-road electric skateboards, let me help you when it comes to learning the basics of choosing a good off-road electric skateboard for yourself. After reading this buyer’s guide, you’ll be able to spot the best ones on your own by paying attention to the most relevant details that will suit your preferences.
First, let’s talk about size. Off-road electric skateboards typically come in very similar sizes, but it is still important to get one that isn’t too small or too big for you. If you’re taller, you will want an electric skateboard that is 1 ½ feet high and 3 ½ feet long. Smaller riders will feel more comfortable with skateboards that are 1 feet high and 3 feet long.
Next, let’s discuss the motor, which effectively determines the speed and overall power of your skateboard. How powerful you want your motor to be will entirely depend on what max speed you are most comfortable with. If you like blazing at speeds that exceed 20 mph, then you’ll want something that is at least 2500W. You may even prefer a skateboard built with dual-motors. If you are more comfortable with speeds that are 15 mph or less, then a motor that is no more powerful than 2000W will get the job done for you.
When it comes to the battery, this is a universal rule of thumb: everyone wants as much range and as fast a charge as possible, so a lithium-ion battery is always ideal. Better batteries always cost more money, so always take your budget into consideration when choosing the battery you want.
Let me also say that while foot straps on the deck may seem like a necessary safety feature, I would argue that new skateboard riders will probably not need them. They can be very useful for riders experienced riding electric skateboards in general, but for new skateboard users, being strapped to the board can be somewhat dangerous.
Last but definitely not least are the wheels. The wheels or tires of an off-road electric skateboard are what defines them as off-road in the first place. Ideally, they should have rubber stubs for grip and traction, and they should be fairly thick in terms of their width. More width equals better stability on rougher terrain such as sand, dirt, mud, etc. You may not need the thickest wheels depending on where you plan on riding, but if you are an all-terrain type of rider then you will definitely want some fairly large wheels.
An off-road electric skateboard is fairly similar to a regular electric skateboard. They are both skateboards that are fitted with motorized or electric components so that they can accelerate and keep moving without the use of manual input.
An off-road electric skateboard, however, has a couple of important differences from a regular electric skateboard. Off-road electric skateboards typically have more powerful motors and larger, sturdier wheels. This is because, as the name implies, these skateboards are designed to be used on a wider variety of terrain.
A regular electric skateboard can only be used where a normal skateboard can be ridden: sidewalks, asphalt roads, and skate parks. But an off-road electric skateboard has the power, stability, and traction to work effectively not only on regular roads but off-road surfaces. This includes dirt, mud, sand, bike trails and more. They fair a little better on icy or slippery surfaces, but not by much, so it is not recommended to use them in the winter season.
Off-road electric skateboards are made for a very specific audience. They are the perfect motorized vehicle for someone who loves skateboarding but has become a little tired of the terrain limitations of ordinary skateboards.
There’s only so much to see and do when your skateboard riding is limited to urban or suburban locations. The off-road electric skateboard gives riders far more freedom by allowing them to ride around newer environments.
If you have ever dreamed of riding a skateboard on multiple surface types then an off-road electric skateboard will be able to fulfill your wishes easily.
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