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The Top Electric Skateboards in 2020

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    Best Electric Skateboard Reviews

    When skateboards first appeared in the US in the 50s and 60s, they took the country by storm. Thousands of children, teens, and adults, took to the streets to play with this simple toy – a wooden board on four wheels.

    Over the next several decades, skateboards became more popular, with dedicated skateboard parks popping up all over the world. Individuals such as the famous Tony Hawk contributed to skateboarding becoming seen as an actual sport, rather than a child’s pastime. Many skateboarding video games were also made since the 90s, further solidifying its popularity.

    Electric skateboards, with their origins in the late 1970s, however, did not become as popular until the mid-2000s. That was when the electric board parts and motors became more viable and accessible.

    Not long after, a surge in their popularity was evident, with people of all ages buying them en-masse. Everyone felt that this was a new entry in skateboarding history.

    Some faults were quickly becoming evident, though. Short battery life was a massive problem for those who liked to skate for extended periods. On the other hand, speed junkies couldn’t get much out of them as the electric boards couldn’t achieve enough acceleration either.

    Due to these issues, as well as some others, electric skateboards waned in popularity for a time. However, newer, more successful brands were able to make some highly needed improvements and save the industry of electric skateboards from collapsing.

    With all the improvements made over the years, the skateboarding crowd once more realized that electric skateboards were indeed worth their price. Also, they became more reliable than their predecessors.

    Several brands today are considered the top class, and we’ve compiled a list of the best electric skateboards in 2020 for you. If you’d like to check out some of the best skateboards out there right now, give our guide below a look and see for yourself.

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    1. WowGo AT2 Off Road Electric Skateboard
    5/5

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    2. Loaded Boards Electric Skateboard Kit
    4.9/5

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    3. Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard
    4.7/5

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    4. SKATEBOLT Electric Skateboard
    4.6/5

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    5. Teamgee H9 Electric Skateboard
    4.6/5

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    6. Evolve GT Carbon Series Street Electric Skateboard
    4.4/5

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    7. Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard
    4.3/5

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    8. RazorX Electric Skateboard
    4.3/5

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    9. Maxfind MAX 4 Electric Skateboard
    4.3/5

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    10. BlitzArt Huracane Electric Skateboard
    4.4/5

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    WowGo AT2 Electric Skateboard

    WowGo has been in the electric skateboard market a while now, and its new AT2 model has not disappointed. With options available for Cloudwheels and larger 7″ pneumatic tires, this board offers something for everyone at a value for money price.

    The WowGo AT2 (All-Terrain) electric skateboard is the perfect combination of power, comfort and dynamics. That makes it the ideal pick for those who can’t quite afford the truly high-end off-road boards that go over $2,000. That said this board outperforms most board in the same category even more than double its price.

    Dual 1500W motors ensure more than adequate power and the drop down deck offers stability and comfort even at high speeds. With hill climbing ability up to 30% and and upgraded hobbywing ESC for smooth acceleration and

    See our full review of the WowGo AT2 off-road electric skateboard for more detailed info on why this is our favorite board of 2020.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 13.6kg / 30 lbs.
    • Wheels: 120 mm Couldwheels or 7″ Pneumatic Tires
    • Length: 38 inches
    • Deck: Fiberglass + Bamboo + Canadian Maple Deck
    • Trucks: Double Kingpin
    • Top Speed: 25 miles per hour

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    If you’re looking for a dependable and fast ride that’s you can take off-road, the WowGo AT2 is for you.

    Pros

    Cons

    loaded boards review

    “But that’s not a skateboard!” you say. Technically, it isn’t. But why is it on the list? Well, the Loaded Boards Do it Yourself kit is an excellent alternative for those aspiring skateboarders who are getting into electric skateboards. It’s also there for pros who would like to tinker with their non-electric boards.

    The conversion kit has powerful specs, including a tested top speed of 23 mph, and a max range of around 13 miles. That puts it in the mid-range when compared to mainstream boards. It’s lightweight and comes with three options: The Solo kit has one motor and one battery. It is an excellent option for smaller cruiser boards. Finally, it has a seven-mile range. The Cruiser kit has one engine and two batteries, as well as a 13 mile range. The Race kit offers two motors and two batteries. The top speed is 26 mph.

    Regenerative brakes included, great for beginners as it offers different ride modes as well. They feature top of the line components. The best part is that it’s modular, meaning you can use it with almost any deck. Getting this kit and converting your old board into a sci-fi glider will be quite the adventure.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 4.4, 6.6 and 9 lbs.
    • Power: 840 or 1,680 watts (Race kit)
    • Carry capacity: 250 lbs.

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    Overall, this kit is the best option for the daredevils who like to customize their builds and aren’t afraid to experiment.

    Pros

    Cons

    stealth boosted boards

    The Boosted Stealth electric skateboard is the best premium option. If you’re up for crazy stunts and like to ride the fastest electric skateboard around, Stealth has pretty much everything you need. Featuring an exclusive 5th ride mode, it can go upwards to 24 miles per hour.

    In addition to having high speed, the remote is also much more responsive than its predecessor. That allows the skateboarder much more direct control over where and how they go. Powerful dual motors and a 3:1 gear ratio will also ensure an insane amount of torque when climbing up steep hills or streets.

    The battery life is also impressive. Its powerful lithium-ion core of 2,100 watts allows up to a max range of around 14 miles. The Stealth has newly designed Stratus wheels, which are larger than average. They offer the right combo of flexibility and grip and top-notch construction quality.

    The upgraded composite deck can easily withstand 1,500 miles a year of smooth riding at 20 miles per hour. Finally, the mighty trucks will make sure all the high-stress areas are protected.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 17 lbs.
    • Wheels: Boosted Stratus 85mm wheels
    • Length: 38 inches
    • Power: 2,100 watts
    • Deck: Super Flex Composite Deck
    • Trucks: 190mm CNC Precision Machined
    • Top Speed: 24 miles per hour

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    This board will suit speed demons who have experience and money to spare.

    Pros

    Cons

    4. SKATEBOLT Electric Skateboard

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    skatebolt electric longboard review

    Skatebolt Electric Skateboard is there for those who are aiming high and intend to stay there. Skatebolt is a relatively new entrant in the industry of electric skateboards, but it’s gained quite a substantial customer base in recent years.

    This section is about their 2nd Gen Longboard, which is a total beast in its own right. Its specs sheet looks like Skatebolt snatched it straight out of a sci-fi film with anti-gravity boards like those in Back to the Future!

    Much like Stealth and MAX 4, the 2nd Generation longboard offers the maximum speed of 25 miles per hour, taking into account a flat surface and an average rider. The board can climb a 25% grade hill without any issues, and it offers multiple riding modes.

    • Beginner mode is there for new skaters. It goes up to 10 mph, being perfect for practicing
    • Eco mode is for casual rides down to the market or when you want to chill on your board on a sunny day. This one goes up to 15 mph
    • Expert mode is there for experienced riders who can do stunts, have better reflexes, and are comfortable with higher speeds. The speed limit for this model is 25 mph

    The built-in 36V Samsung battery has an insane capacity of 6,600 mAh. It will allow you to ride this board into the sunset, giving you up to 19 miles of smooth riding. This skateboard is slightly weightier at around 19.5 lbs., and almost 40 inches long.

    The deck of the 2nd Generation is genuinely awe-inspiring. It features durable yet flexible eight layers of the best maple wood. Rest assured that it will withstand any abuse, without sacrificing beauty or speed.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 19.5 lbs.
    • Wheels: 80mm
    • Length: 39 inches
    • Power: Dual 500 watts
    • Deck: 8-layer northeast maplewood deck
    • Top Speed: 25 mph

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    The Skatebolt is what you’re looking for if you want a durable board on a budget.

    Pros

    Cons

    teamgee h9 review

    The Teamgee H9 Electric skateboard is one of the newer entries in Teamgee’s lineup. If its thin design caught your eye, then you’re onto something good. That’s because the H9 is one super-thin board.

    The battery is inside the deck, which makes it look like a regular longboard rather than an electric one. That’s great for when you’re riding on rough terrain, as it helps avoid obstacles that might damage the skateboard.

    The H9 has different riding modes, one for newer users and one for more experienced riders. The latter is there for users who want to unlock the power of the skateboard’s 960-watt dual hub motor. It is a built-in and lightweight unit with quiet operation and low drag. Also, it ensures a quick acceleration to 26 mph, which is the board’s current maximum.

    The range of around 12 miles is slightly lower when compared to other high-performance boards. But it is hardly something to look down on, as the batteries’ built-in design ensures a sleeker look exceptional portability. It is interesting to point out that the H9 is one of the lightest models with a 37 inch deck.

    The deck itself is likely this model’s most significant asset. It’s very thin, and it consists of no less than 10 layers of durable Canadian maple wood and has a fiberglass coating. In addition to this, it can easily support up to 285 lbs. of weight.

    The wheels are 90mm PUs, which provide exceptional grip and stability on streets and rougher terrain. Furthermore, you can quickly replace the tires on the wheels, and you can buy them in Teamgee stores.

    Its remote is also intuitive and easy to use, with a visual interface allowing for one-touch braking and acceleration. The headlight design also makes sure you can drive at night without fear.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 13 lbs.
    • Wheels: Polyurethane 80mm wheels
    • Length: 38 inches
    • Power: Dual 350-watt motors
    • Deck: Canadian Maple + Carbon Fiber composite deck
    • Top Speed: 23 mph

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    The Teamgee board is the best option if you want versatility and quality.

    Pros

    Cons

    6. Evolve GT Carbon Series Street Electric Skateboard

    gt carbon series street review

    Evolve’s Carbon Series skateboards are known for their performance. That’s why some call them the F1 champions among electric skateboards. Their speed, range, and power are unrivaled.

    This kind of popularity, of course, comes with a high price tag. But for those who are ready to pay for one of these boards, they will not be disappointed.

    Adrenaline junkies looking for a fast board should know that this skateboard can go up to around 26 mph. Rest assured that if you have enough space to zoom through, you will do so in style. The design of the board is somewhat peculiar, featuring one of the thinnest decks on the market.

    The deck is small for a reason, as it features a potent mix of carbon fiber and Kevlar. If you wanted an unbreakable board, then you can stop reading here. It has a carrying capacity of 220 lbs., which is pretty decent.

    The range that the GT Carbon gives is unparalleled, as it can run up to 31 miles. That is assuming you’re riding on streets and relatively comfortable terrain. If you opt to go off road, then you can get around 18 miles before the battery gives out.

    3,000-watt dual hub motors also make sure you have crazy hill-climbing power. Evolve has even performed a challenge during which the team drove the GT up a 35% gradient climb on the world’s steepest street with ease

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 17 lbs.
    • Wheels: Evolve GT series 83 mm
    • Length: 40 inches
    • Power: 3,000 watts
    • Deck: Carbon fiber Kevlar composite deck
    • Trucks: 12 inch Black GT Super carve
    • Top Speed: 26 mph

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    This one will suit adrenaline junkies who want the best off-road electric skateboard.

    Pros

    Cons

    boosted mini x review

    The Mini X is, as its name implies, a rather small skateboard. The company markets it as the more approachable, “layman’s electric skateboard.” You are supposed to use it for shorter distances, such as when you have to go to the store. Instead of walking around the neighborhood for 10 minutes, you can hop on the board and glide your way there.

    But in the words of everyone’s favorite Jedi Master, “Size matters not.” And this goes double for the Mini X, which some dismiss because it’s smaller than its regular-sized and electric longboard cousins.

    It comes out at 29.5 inches long. That means that you can store it under your desk or a storage compartment in your car or other public transport. You can also get it in the overhead compartment on a bus or a regular train. Gone are the days of standing awkwardly with a skateboard between your legs on a crowded train.

    Without sacrificing safety, this mini electric skateboard can easily reach up to 20 miles per hour when necessary. Also, the maximum range is around 14 miles on a single battery charge. That’s somewhat unusual for its smaller size, but it shouldn’t surprise you because it is a Boosted model.

    The deck, on the other hand, has a poplar core with a fiberglass outer layer. That ensures the stability and durability of the skateboard. In many ways, you can consider the Mini X a more than viable alternative to Boosted’s more premium boards. It is likely more suited for those who prefer a more smooth, stable ride over stunts and high speeds.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 16.8 lbs.
    • Wheels: Boosted Lunar 80 mm
    • Length: 29.5 inches
    • Power: 1,000 watts
    • Deck: Deep Dish composite deck
    • Trucks: CNC precision-machined trucks
    • Top Speed: 20 mph

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    This one’s there for beginners who can afford a high quality, smaller practice board.

    Pros

    Cons

    8. RazorX Electric Skateboard

    razorx review

    Speaking of smaller boards, the RazorX Electric Skateboard is also a superb alternative for those looking for a budget option.

    It is in many ways similar to the immensely popular Mini X. The fact that it is 30 inches in length means that it is a very portable skateboard. That makes it perfect for shorter rides. Its low price and stability guarantee that the RazorX model is an attractive option for parents. Especially the ones who’d like to buy a decent board for their kids who might be getting into skateboarding.

    It’s undoubtedly child-friendly when it comes to speed, as its max comes out around 10 mph. It isn’t meant for death-defying stunts or riding up or down steep hills.

    But for those who are looking for something more “family-friendly,” it will sate that need with ease. Its 125-watt engine also doesn’t take up so much space, staying in the rear of the board.

    Though on the smaller side, the deck of this skateboard supports up to 220 lbs. without much effort. It is made of a robust 5-layer maple wood combo, assuring its weight doesn’t compromise the durability. All in all, it’s perfect for cruising around calmer suburban neighborhoods.

    With a compact-sized battery, it can only allow around 40 minutes of uninterrupted usage. But, again, this shouldn’t be seen as a huge flaw. That’s because its target audience isn’t skating the tournament crowd but rather casual skaters.

    This skateboard represents an affordable alternative for layman skaters or those who are only getting into skating. Despite its lower price, the Razor electric skateboard can give even the expensive models a good run for their money.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 10.5 lbs.
    • Wheels: 80 mm, 80a PU Cruiser
    • Length: 29.7 inches
    • Power: 125 watts
    • Deck: 5-ply bamboo deck
    • Trucks: Reverse Kingpin trucks
    • Top Speed: 10 mph

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    This board is the best pick for beginners who want to save money. Also, it is the best child-friendly option.

    Pros

    Cons

    9. Maxfind MAX 4 Electric Skateboard

    maxfind max 4 review

    Maxfind’s MAX 4 skateboard is a high-performing model. It is one of the best electric longboard models on the market, and it offers an excellent price to quality ratio.

    Its speed, power, and maneuverability reflect in its high price. However, those customers willing to pay top dollar might make many board owners around them envious.

    With its maximum speed of 26.5 mph, it is an adrenaline junkie’s dream. Also, regular commuting on this skateboard is a breeze.

    It comes with not one, not two, but three separate range modes. The first, Standard Range, offers an adequate 13 miles. The second mode (Long Range) gives you 26 miles. Finally, the Super Range can get you the whopping 40 miles on a single battery charge.

    That’s all due to its robust, rechargeable, and replaceable 4.4 Ah lithium-ion custom BMS battery packs. Maxfind’s powerful “Regenerative Braking” tech will charge your battery whenever you brake.

    Like the previous two boards, this one supports riders up to 220 lbs. Its 38 inch deck is constructed of eight layers of maple wood, coated with carbon fiber.

    One of the best parts of this board is likely its easily replaceable batteries. You don’t need any specialized tools for them, either. All you have to do is turn a screw to click open the lid, pop the battery out, replace it, and voila!

    This model also uses durable Stratus 90mm wheels. They ensure that your ride is smooth without losing any speed.

    Ultimately, the MAX 4 series boards are reliable, affordable options. They might not be as powerful as the mightiest skateboards out there. However, if you’re on a budget and are looking for a powerful longboard, the MAX 4 model is your new best friend.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 16 lbs.
    • Wheels: 90 mm sta
    • Length: 38 inches
    • Power: Dual 750 watts
    • Deck: 8-play maple wood + Carbon Fiber composite
    • Trucks: CNC Precision Machined
    • Top Speed: 25 mph

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    Overall, the MAX 4 skateboard is excellent for longboard lovers who have long travels. For commuters, it’s an easy pick.

    Pros

    Cons

    blitzart huracane review

    Nope, that’s not a typo, that’s the trendy name of our next board on the list. BlitzArt’s Huracane has made its way here because of the overall quality of the board.

    Like all BlitzArt electric skateboards, it has a simple, approachable deck. It features eight layers of durable maple wood with the underside sporting two layers of bamboo. This construction makes sure to grant this board maximum flexibility without skimping on the durability or strength. It can easily support up to 250 lbs., though we don’t recommend it for riders over 250.

    Its battery may not be as powerful as some of the other boards on the list. It is a 4 Ah lithium-ion model, and it can grant the user a maximum range of around 6-8 miles on a full charge. Even though it’s slightly weaker, you can quickly replace it when necessary. Finally, it charges fully in 3 hours.

    The maximum speed is nothing to laugh at, as Huracane can go up to 17 mph without a hitch. That makes it a good pick for those looking for a fast electric skateboard, that’s also reliable.

    The board’s hub motor is among the reliable engines. That’s because it’s less likely to break down or run into technical difficulties than belt-drive motors. The that it gives the board an even sleeker look is just icing on the cake.

    Skateboard Profile

    • Weight: 13 lbs.
    • Wheels: 3.5 inch standard wheels
    • Length: 38 inches
    • Deck: Maple and bamboo composite deck
    • Top Speed: 17 miles per hour

    Who is This Skateboard Best for?

    The Huracane would be the best option for boarders who will be doing a lot of acrobatics and tricks.

    Pros

    Cons

    How to Choose the Best Electric Skateboard

    If you’re still not sure which of the best electric skateboards from our list you’d like to buy, keep reading. We’ll go over the most important things and points to consider when purchasing an electric skateboard.

    You should keep track of several critical points if you want to make sure you get the highest quality electric skateboard. Some parts are more critical than others, and that depends heavily on what you’re expecting of your electric skateboard.

    For some, it’s the off-road capability or battery capacity. For others, it might be the deck construction or quality breaks. Anyhow, you’ll be able to figure it out by the end of the guide.

    Remember, it’s about choosing the right skateboard, not the fanciest one. It is a common misconception that everything begins and ends with the range and speed, but that’s not true. Check out our post on how fast electric skateboards can go and find a fast electric longboard.

    These devices can be complicated, and your decision should depend on your needs rather than trends.

    Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard

    Braking and Riding

    Braking and riding quality is one of the main attributes you should be looking for in an electric skateboard. It should be near the top of your list when comparing two models with similar specs.

    Safety comes first, so ensuring that your board has a good and stable braking system is invaluable. Some additional perks, such as a full reverse drive, are always welcome. It can be convenient to have a full reverse mode. That means that instead of getting off the board, you could engage the reverse and glide back. See our post on electric skateboard safety tips and remember to stay safe while riding.

    Secondly, riding quality should be a priority. No one likes bumpy roads or streets, so a quality load bearings or a shock absorber system is a must-have if you don’t want to feel every crack or pebble you drive over.

    It might seem like a little thing, but the quality suspension can save the board and save you from injuries. So, when testing out a board, make sure it rides and breaks as smooth as possible. Better to be safe than sorry at all times, especially when it’s more than one person at stake.

    Wheel Quality

    Closely related to braking and riding quality is the quality of your electric skateboard’s wheels. They will likely be the component that defines the overall rating of your board. Therefore, it’s essential to make sure they’re quality made. There are two types of wheels on the market right now, generic and cloned.

    Generic wheels are the branded wheels that come with the boards or replacements you can buy in stores. They will have a longer lifespan due to their higher quality. Not to mention, they ensure a smoother, faster ride.

    Trust us when we say this is not a category where you want to save money. Wheels are essential, and getting the board with the proper wheels is extremely important. A quality set of wheels will even save you some money down the line.

    Cloned wheels, on the other hand, are their cheaper alternative cousins. You can buy these instead as replacements but be prepared to do so often. That’s because cloned wheels are usually of a lower quality and more likely to get damaged or chipped. They will eventually start to fall apart. If it goes unnoticed, it can be hazardous.

    Therefore, make sure the wheels of your board are of high quality, and replace them with appropriate ones when needed.

    Weight of the Skateboard

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    Skateboards can vary significantly in size and shape. Though it seems like it shouldn’t matter in the long run, your board’s weight can soon become an inconvenience. Why so? If you have to carry your skateboard for extended periods, the extra pounds will quickly become quite cumbersome.

    Consider what kind of electric skateboard user you are. Are you someone that takes it out from time to time for a spin around the neighbourhood? Or are you someone who rides it often, perhaps to work or the bus stop? How often will you have to stop and carry the board?

    If the answer to the last question is a resounding “a lot,” then you should pay attention to your skateboard’s weight. You should know that some of these skateboards, especially the longboard variants, can easily weigh up to 20 pounds or more.

    Of course, this might not be too much for some people to lug around. That goes double for tight spaces like buses or trains where it’s not quite easy to fit it somewhere.

    For riders who would prefer not to perform this additional manual labor, your best bet would be to consider buying a smaller board, such as the RazorX. It might be worth sacrificing fancy looks for lightweight construction if you’ll have to carry your skateboard a lot.

    If, however, you’re someone with minimal carrying time, then the weight of the board shouldn’t have too much impact on your final decision.

    Battery Capacity and Quality

    Another essential characteristic of the board you’re buying should be the power of the battery or batteries. You should also consider their manufacturing quality.

    Of course, the range and speed of your board will depend mainly on the battery cell’s quality. Therefore, the seller or manufacturer should tell you which batteries are on the skateboard. The brand of the battery may well be the deciding factor. For example, the batteries on the Boosted Mini X hold a long charge and you’ll never find yourself with a dead battery as long as you charge your battery regularly.

    It all comes down to not saving money on essential components, and this is one of them. Generally, those electric skateboard manufacturers who use high-quality battery cells will not hide said information from their buyers. If the customer knows the battery cells in use won’t die soon after they purchase the board, then they are more likely to buy it in the first place.

    It might be a simple marketing trick, but for once, it’s one that works in the customer’s favor. The charge time of your electric skateboard and how long an electric skateboard takes to charge also depends on your battery quality. That’s because it saves you money in the long run as you needn’t replace the cells often with cheap alternatives and a good battery allows you to spend less time charging your board. Common sense prevails!

    Water Resistance

    Since electric skateboards contain multiple electrical components, you would be wise to consider water resistance when purchasing your next board.

    Surprisingly, despite this fact, some boards don’t have any water resistance factor at all. That might not be that alarming to those unlikely to go skateboarding when it’s raining outside. To others, however, water resistance should be among the priorities.

    Let’s say that you are among the casual riders who don’t ride in bad weather. However, you might run into sudden rainfall or sprinklers from neighboring yards or gardens. Who knows, you might ride past a damaged fire hydrant.

    In these cases, you may have issues with your board. While the water may not kill it outright, it may induce problems with connectivity or reduce the board’s speed.

    That is highly dependent, of course, on the climate in your area. Those owners who are in tropical or rainfall-heavy regions are more likely to run into this issue. It also depends on your assessment. If you’re comfortable with just getting off your board and carrying it back home, if a sudden rain catches you, that’s fine as well.

    Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard

    Skateboard Quality

    You should also consider the overall build quality of every electric skateboard you put on the shortlist. That’s a bit of a pickle because some boards do have some components of outstanding quality, such as the top-shelf maple deck. But, on the other hand, that same skateboard might have bad wheels.

    That often ties into the brand’s reputation and quality. Some brands have a good rep for specific components, and some have a bad one. Some brands have an excellent reputation for their decks, wheels, trucks, but then you realize they have bad batteries. Any other combination is possible, as well. The Boosted Stealth, with its top-of-the-line quality components and motor, is a great choice from a company trusted by e-skateboarders.

    This particular part of the guide is just a general reminder for users. It depends on how much you are willing to compromise to get what you want out of a skateboard. If a good, stable deck is what matters to you, but the trade-off is wheels of sub-par quality, or perhaps sturdy trucks and wheels that might come at the cost of a less responsive remote, then be sure to double-check everything and make sure you’re willing to endure the compromise.

    In these cases, you should perform some online research and check the reviews of particular boards. Some customers are more than happy to leave an entire page of detailed impressions that may prove useful to someone else.

    Connectivity

    Speaking of responsiveness, the quality of the connectivity between the remote and the board is crucial.

    The quality of the connection is not something that a manufacturer can guarantee, sadly. We’ve all run into and used devices that, at some point or another, had issues with connecting. Some had problems with a smart TV, while others couldn’t pair their Bluetooth headphones. Problems will occur, but what will help define which device you want to buy is how often and how impactful said issues are.

    That can vary significantly from user to user, and it applies to more than just electric skateboards. Some boards will get scathing 1-star reviews because of how bad the connection was. However, the next reviewer will have nothing but praise for it and compare it to a completely different board.

    That depends on the quality of the board and the manufacturer. Your best bet is to get more insight into which boards and brands have prominent connectivity problems. Staying away from those will pay off in the long run.

    Go online, on forums related to skateboards, or even places like Reddit. There, you can learn about a particular model and if it had any outstanding issues with connectivity. If the owners report only minor problems and glitches, feel free to shortlist that specific model.

    review wowgo 3 electric skateboard

    Price and Budget

    This will, let’s face it, be the deciding factor for many users. Ultimately, the points described above might or might not matter to someone who cannot afford a high-end board that may well cost around $1,000 or even more.

    In these cases, it’s best to defer to individual judgment. Are you OK with paying extra and having a peace of mind because you know you bought a quality skateboard?

    Or would you prefer to give up fancier features or designs that might not impact the board’s functionality significantly, and get off with a smaller bill? The Blitzart Huracane electric longboards, for example, come in at a great price and are popular in the e-skate community. 

    Either way carries its own risk – a high price tag doesn’t guarantee quality. What’s more, it may well end up disappointing you not long after you make your purchase. Therefore, it’s best to get a quality board at a reasonable price like the Wowgo 3 electric skateboard. On the other hand, if you decide to cheap out too much on an electric skateboard, you might end up having to pay a lot more in repair or replacement bills than you had initially hoped.

    As always, it’s best to do some research online when you’re of two minds when comparing boards with a big price difference. Other people’s experiences may help shape your decision. It never hurts to be sure, and these reviews are but a few clicks away.

    Warranty

    When it comes to a warranty, you don’t want to be unsure. You’re not buying a simple component for your fridge, or an RGB switch for your PC.

    We’re talking about an electric skateboard. It’s an impressive piece of hardware that isn’t just there to decorate your garage or holding space. While skateboards don’t have the same value as cars, some owners may well treat them with the same care they’d show an automobile. Not to mention that for them, it might be the only way of getting around.

    For these reasons, you always want to make sure that the warranty that comes with the skateboard covers you in the case of any breakdowns and malfunctions. If any of these occur, or perhaps the board gets damaged in an accident, you will want to make sure that the company you bought the board from will provide you with service.

    Whether its full replacement we’re talking about or repairs, you need to know the company will provide you with this. After all, would you buy a car if you knew that you had nowhere to repair it?

    Another thing to consider here is customer service. If the manufacturer or the retailer has poor customer service, you will quickly find out online. Visit some electric skateboard forums or social media groups, and ask around. Quality customer service is as critical as the warranty, and feel free to discard brands and sellers that underperform in this area.

    How to Make an Electric Skateboard

    There are always alternatives to purchasing an electric skateboard! Some of us may not have the means or even desire to buy an official electric skateboard ourselves. Therefore, there are ways for you to “convert” your traditional skateboard into an electric one.

    A great place to start would be purchasing the Loaded Boards Unlimited DIY skateboard kit. While somewhat pricey, it may well save you some money if you already have a regular skateboard that you’d like to keep using.

    If you want to convert your regular skateboard into an electric one, it’d be a good idea to start with a longboard. When it comes to choosing motors, you can either go solo or dual. That said, the double set up will offer more power but also likely be more expensive.

    You should also get a dependable lithium-ion battery. But bear in mind that it can be potentially dangerous if you don’t take care of it properly!

    Getting a quality DIY kit such as the Loaded Boards Electric Skateboard Kit mentioned above is the right way to start. These kits come with detailed manuals and build instructions. If you follow the instructions to the end, you’re going to find yourself rocking a cool and unique electric skateboard!

    blitzart huracane in use

    What Is the Cheapest Electric Skateboard

    Conversely, if price is an issue and you’re on a budget, perhaps you’d prefer to buy the cheapest electric skateboard, that’s fair too! In those cases, a good alternative would be to check out our WowGo 3 electric longboard review or our review of Teamgee Electric Skateboard. They’re generally more affordable than most other boards, without sacrificing too much component quality. They cost well under $1000.

    How to Ride an Electric Skateboard

    If you’re already an experienced boarder, then adjusting to an electric skateboard won’t take you long at all. The same, funny enough, goes for any newbies as well. In a way, they might even find it easier to adapt.

    Generally, the thing to keep in mind when riding electric keyboards is to keep a close grip on the remote. Learn all of its functionalities, from accelerating to braking. The more acquainted with your equipment you are, the easier it will be for you to get around.

    Maintain a good posture, depending on the kind of rider you are, but do not be stiff. Electric skateboards can go much faster than the regular ones, so it’s OK if you’re a bit apprehensive. However, the more flexible you are, and the more you move with the skateboard’s movements, the easier it will be for you to maintain balance.

    Be careful not to go too fast. That’s especially important if you’re a new rider. You do not want to hurt yourself or anyone else by being careless. That goes twice if you’re riding the board in a traffic-heavy area.

    The best way to gather more specialized tips for riding would be to check out skateboarding communities, such as online forums or subreddits dedicated to them. Also see our guide on how to ride an electric skateboard. There’s a surprising amount of things you can learn online. So get out your phone or computer, and start searching.

    BlitzArt Huracane Electric Skateboard

    Where to Buy the Best Electric Skateboard

    There are benefits to online shopping – it’s more comfortable and convenient for you to purchase a skateboard from your home. However, we also recommended that you test the skateboard out in a shop before you decide to buy it. Buying it without a test is a bit of a risk unless you precisely know what you are doing.

    Ultimately, the decision on which skateboard to buy lies with you. This list is just a list of our favourites. You should use it as a guideline. Reading through the online reviews, watching test videos, and scouring the forums for extra info will also help. Finally, use our Index Skateboarding buyer’s guide to figure out what features are your priorities and which you can sacrifice.

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    Justin Marshall

    Hey! I'm Justin, the editor of indexskateboarding.com. I've been skateboarding since I was 5 and picked up a few tricks here and there. I started this site to review the coolest electric skateboards available and I love sharing skateboarding tips and hacks!