Who says that skateboards are just for kids and teenagers? Electric skateboards are a step up from the traditional basic design and are not only fun but are also incredibly easy to use – for people of all ages! Check out the amazing electric skateboards available for under $1000.
Ideal for those wanting to avoid traffic jams, electric skateboards can be used to nip into town, get to work without building up a sweat, or simply to have fun.
As far as electric modes of transport go, the electric skateboard has got my vote as the most fun and by far the easiest to store and transport. With so many models on the market, however, buying your first electric skateboard can be a bit daunting so I’ve narrowed down your options to five different boards. These are my picks for best electric skateboard under $1000.
As so many skateboards offer the same features, I’ve focused on the strengths and weaknesses of each model and have honed in on the specific aspects of each one to give you insight before buying.
There are a number of features that you should consider when deciding on an electric skateboard. Here’s a brief summary of the most important factors:
The Backfire G2 Galaxy 2020 Model electric skateboard is a new and improved edition of the previous Backfire G2 Galaxy version. The motors, wires, battery, and turbo limit have been enhanced for a faster and smoother riding experience.
The board itself is made of eight layers of hard rock maple. These layers help to make this board super flexible, durable, vibration-proof, and shock-proof. All of these aspects are combined without putting much on the board’s weight. Interestingly, the motors are designed to have a lower center of gravity, making the deck thinner but longer at the same time.
I can attest how the Backfire looks thinner on the actual, unlike the other e-skateboards I used. Also, its thin deck is slightly curved to impose flexibility.
When it comes to features, the Backfire Galaxy electric skateboard has something extraordinary to speak of more than just being a longboard. Its improved top speed of 25mph compared to the previous version’s 23 mph is incredibly fast enough to throw you off the board especially if you’re not that used to skateboarding. If you’re still a beginner, I highly recommend getting yourself familiar with low speed before going high speed.
The motor has a 3-hour quick charge, which offers a 15.5 mile maximum range. Apart from that, it is compatible with 83 mm and 96 mm wheels. The bigger wheels are recommended for rocky and bumpy rides while the smaller ones are for drifting or sliding. Both the motor and the wheels can be replaced independently so it is easier for you to maintain the board.
As I’ve said earlier, Backfire Galaxy is really a well-thought board. Its package even comes with extra accessories like tools, extra light, and extra set of wheels. Now, this is something you could not find elsewhere.
Backfire Galaxy is one of the best boards for a pro or anyone who is used to more powerful electric skateboards. With its design and features combined, you can really consider this board as a great investment.
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. Though the board itself is pretty long, it only weighs 14.5 pounds. 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. 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.
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.
Value for money, long battery life and an impressive 25 mph top speed make the SKATEBOLT a winner for almost any user.
The Skatebolt Electric Skateboard is a longboard that is designed to go the extra mile (quite literally). This trendy longboard is sized at 11.5 x 6.3 x 39 inches and weighs 19.51 pounds, so it’s not a skateboard that you’ll want to carry for long but with a max range of 15 miles (according to the manufacturer), it’s unlikely that you’ll need to do much carrying anyway.
The board itself is made with 8 layers of northeast maple, to give you a strong, sturdy and steady ride. I personally like a pretty thick board, so for me, 8 layers are ideal instead of 6 or so.
Luckily, the Skatebolt comes with everything you could need, including one wireless remote controller, 1 adapter and charger, one T tool, a user manual and six months free maintenance service (not including wear parts such as PU wheels, grip, motor, etc).
This electric skateboard has an impressive top speed of 25 mph, but it does have two-speed modes which can be easily switched between so that you can choose to cruise using the low or high-speed mode.
Impressively, this board can carry up to 280 lbs and yet still reach high speeds and climb hills with little to no problems.
Little features such as ABS and a regenerative braking system, hill start and hill hold, and built-in LED lights give this board a more than adequate level of safety. The remote control is also simple to use, and the battery capacity can be easily seen via the indicators found on the controller so that you’ll never be caught out unexpectedly.
The Skatebolt’s biggest downside is the fact that it is quite heavy, so it may not be the ideal electric skateboard for a commuter who will need to carry it on public transport. However, with its high speed, it’s a good option for those looking to travel across short distances, on flat terrain, or just have some fun riding around.
Also, the board is made well, but the wheels are not quite as durable so it’s not a skateboard that is well suited to life outside of the city.
Overall, I would say that the SKATEBOLT is a good electric skateboard for the price you pay, and it would be great for someone looking to travel short distances, but watch out for rocks and pebbles.
The Hiboy S22 is an attractive electric skateboard, with a number of features that set it up as a strong rival to the other boards I’ve tried. It functions using modern technology, with 4 ride modes and 4 brake modes that provide a safer riding experience for pro users and beginners.
If we are to focus on the price, then the Hiboy S22 is one of the top mid-range models I’ve tried out. In all honesty, it is one that could definitely rival the more expensive boards on this list with all of its specialized features.
The Hiboy S22 can reach up to 12.5 miles on a single charge. I know it’s not that impressive, but this board has a number of features that help it to stand out against the other boards with a similar range. With its option to select among four riding modes and four braking modes, and its ability to climb a 20% incline, you can be prepared for any situation.
Now, let me focus on the riding and braking modes available for Hiboy S22. I’ve encountered so many e-skateboards and most of them only have two riding modes. Some have at most three. Yet with Hiboy S22 having four riding and four braking modes, you have various speed options while taking off, maintaining a pace, and stopping your board.
Its max speed is 18.6 mph but that’s only the recommended top speed. You can even go as high as 24 mph if you’re a pro user.
As with many of the other boards, this model comes with remote control. There’s nothing really special about its wireless remote except its rechargeable function. You can charge it in full for about 3 hours, just the same amount of time needed to charge your board.
The best thing I noticed about this board though is its coordination with the wireless remote control. The two jive smoothly together, especially when switching the riding and braking modes. You can really expect an instant reaction of the board after pressing the remote.
Overall, this is still a pretty impressive skateboard. It has an acceptable range, decently fast speed, wide option for riding and braking modes, and significant climbing ability. This is indeed a great board not only for the pros but also for the beginners.
The Swagskate NG2 is great for someone who is looking for a step up from a normal electric skateboard with an AI-supported control system that does not require any remote.
The Swagtron Swagboard lives up to its name. With several advanced features to boast about, this is a modern-day electric skateboard built for those who love their mod cons. With a futuristic built-in AI system, the skateboard is controlled only by your body movements. Unlike other electric skateboards that require a remote to accelerate and brake, the Swagskate uses pressure sensors in the skateboard to react to body movements. And, surprisingly, thanks to the advanced AI, it works really well and is a lot of fun.
With a top speed of 18 mph, this is one of the slower electric skateboards that I’ve tried out for this article, and as it can only handle 15 degree inclines, it sits at the bottom of the list for both of those features. That said, however, its modern specs and AI definitely do make up for what it lacks.
You can recharge the skateboard as you decelerate or go down a ramp, which allows for some longer than expected run times. That actually extends the range, which is nice to know when traveling long distances.
As with many of the other models, this skateboard can be connected to your smartphone using the eBoard Go app on either iOS or Android to allow you to adjust the speed, lock your board, share photos and more.
The design is nice and it’s sure to turn heads on the streets. Its modern features, such as the AI controlling, charging upon deceleration and app connection makes this a truly unique electric skateboard, with features that are not just stylish but are also fully functional.
As far as mod cons go, the Backfire G2 Galaxy is top of the list. With a stylish design and numerous features that make it stand out against the others, this is great for someone who wants to travel the streets in style.
For beginners, the Teamgee H5 may be better suited. It has simple features that are easy to get the hang of and would make this a great electric skateboard to learn on.
The SKATEBOLT can be used as a normal skateboard, so it’s good for those traveling further distances as you don’t have to worry about needing to carry an unusable board all the way back if you run out of charge.
The Swagskate is a great board that would be ideal for commuters who need to travel with public transport within their journey to or from work as it’s a lightweight board that can be carried with relative ease.
The Skatebolt Electric Skateboard is the fastest model reviewed today but it is heavy and not built for uneven terrain, so it would be best suited to someone looking to use it for a short journey within the city, where there will be no need for it to be carried for long periods of time.
Overall, each of the electric skateboards has its own set of redeeming features as well as cons, so when it comes to selecting one for yourself, it’s important to assess each individual model and compare them with your own personal requirements.
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