Electric skateboards are way faster than ordinary skateboards, which hands down makes them more fun!
Amazon has some really cool electric skateboards, and we have reviewed our favorite 5 for you, and if you scroll further down, you’ll see we’ve done a buying guide for you along with answers to your most frequently asked questions – by the time you get to the end, you should know exactly what electric skateboard you want and why.
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Not only does this baby have that super high speed – 22mph, it comes packed with some really cool features!
It’s stand out feature is that it’s the thinnest electric skateboard on the market, at less than half an inch, only 0.47 inches to be exact, making it that much lighter for ease of use and faster boarding. It’s so thin it looks like a traditional skateboard!
We love how low it is to the ground at just 3.14 inches, making it easier to find the center of gravity, providing more stability and control and therefore more confidence and safety.
The incredibly high speed is due to its (replaceable) 760-watt high-speed rotation dual motor.
It has a good range, 9 to 11 miles – great for cruising around campus or running errands. It only takes 2 hours to fully charge.
It includes a wireless remote control with an LCD screen for changing speeds and directions and reversing. The headlight design of the remote control means it can be safely driven at night without any problems, and you can see the status of the skateboard at a glance.
We also love its regenerative braking – skating downhill enables it to charge its battery!
It’s great for going uphill too, with 25% climbing performance.
The deck has a concave shape to make turning effortless and comfortable. In fact, the board is super nimble when it comes to sharp turns thanks to the soft bushing.
It’s made from 10 ply Canadian Maple and 1 ply fiberglass, to provide a medium flex for a smooth ride.
The 90MM PU wheel distributes gravity to improve ride stability and also provides excellent grip – handy for more difficult actions.
Our Top 5 would be amiss without this knockout of a board!
The technology in this board goes above and beyond – it features an intuitive A.I.-powered somatosensory navigation system that harkens back to traditional skateboarding – letting you ride completely hands-free.
Just lean forward on the front sensors to move forward and accelerate, and simply lean back to slow down, stop or reverse! The smart sensors are optimized to register and respond to shifts in weight with pin-point accuracy and near-zero lag.
That doesn’t mean you have to do without a handheld remote – the remote included which covers every aspect of the ride, from accelerating to switching speed modes.
It’s also one of the fastest electric longboards on the market, cruising up to 18 miles per hour thanks to its 900W dual hub brushless motor. This also allows it to easily conquer inclines of up to 15°.
Even at what it classes as low speed at 10 miles per hour, you’re still going faster than the average speed of a traditional skateboard.
In addition to this massive amount of horsepower, it features extra-large, extra-wide wheels that offer superior stability.
After just a 2 hour charge it can take you up to a range of 11.8 miles!
Its deck has a medium flex, thanks to its 6 layers of premium maple wood sandwiched between 2 layers of bamboo.
Easy to use AI-powered navigation system!
Speeds of up to 18mph – double that of an average traditional skateboard
Here’s another electric skateboard that’s jam packed with features!
It goes to a maximum speed of up to 17 MPH, all made possible with its cutting edge dual-hub 800W 3-phase AC wheel motor. You can ride up to 9 miles on a single 2 hour charge. And you can climb up to 20 degrees uphill with no problems.
It comes with a rechargeable wireless remote controller that ensures easy forward motion, brake, and 3 level speed switching.
We love it’s super convenient carrying handle. Not to mention the high friction waterproof grip with its anti-slip feature.
And you’ll never be caught off guard with its convenient battery indicator!
It has shock absorbing PU wheels to ensure great speed on countless types of terrain.
It can take a larger weight than some of its competitors, with a maximum of 265 pounds supported.
With the deck composed of 8 layers of Northeast maple, you’ll find the board reliable, maneuverable and comfortable.
It also comes with a versatile professional protective gear set, inclusive of elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards.
Included in the price, you also get a specialized tool to adjust the tightness of the wheels and trucks to your liking.
Great maximum speed 17mhp
Range of 9 miles
Charges in just 2 hours
Wireless remote control with battery indicator
Includes complete protective gear set
Includes tool for adjusting tightness of wheels and trucks
Warranty and protection plans available
It’s such a new product there are very few Amazon reviews just yet
Here’s another great electric skateboard from Teamgee! Again it’s packed with features, and like the other Teamgee model it sports one of the thinnest decks you can get on an electric skateboard. This means its light too, coming in at just 11.6 pounds.
With its powerful 480W brushless DC motor, it can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour, and giving it an 8-mile range, and it can do 15-degree angle climbing.
It sports a wireless remote control with a cruising mode and 3 speed settings, and a battery-powered display so you can speed up or slow down as and when it suits.
It only takes 2 hours for the high-performance lithium battery to reach a full charge – you can easily take it out twice in one day.
Thanks to its 10 ply Canadian maple and 1 ply fiberglass, you get a medium flex, for a nice, smooth ride.
It has large, replaceable wheels, so you can go ahead and wear them down as much as you like!
We also love how it features a 3mm high elastic silica gel shock pad, to significantly reduce the impact of bumps and uneven ground.
High performance at affordable price
Thin and light
Max speed of 15mph
Can do 15 degree angle climbing
Only 2 hours to a full charge
Wireless remote with various setting
Has a shock pad
Full 1 year warranty available
Not the highest performing for electric skateboards under $500
This is a great budget electric skateboard, and is super easy to handle – ideal for teens getting about town and school!
As you can imagine, for this price you are not going to get a high knock-out performance, but this doesn’t mean you don’t get to have loads of fun. Its powerful hub motor allows it to go to a maximum speed of 12.4 miles per hour on a single charge and a distance of 6.2 miles.
Its wireless remote control offers 4 ride modes and 4 brake modes, and on its faster settings you can get some fairly steep hills. Each ride mode or brake mode provides a careful taper when accelerating or braking, for a smoother ride.
Despite its lightweight, just 8.6 pounds, it has a good solid, durable build thanks to its custom-designed composite maple deck. It’s extremely stable when accelerating and turning.
Goes over 6 miles after a single charge
Only suited for short commutes or just playing around
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Best Electric Skateboards Under $500 – Buyers Guide
There are several things to consider when buying an electric skateboard, and we’ll cover the main factors.
You may have debated whether you need an off-road all-terrain electric skateboard, or whether a street skateboard will do. Unfortunately, however you’re not likely to find an off-road, all-terrain electric skateboard for under $500 and we don’t look into those in our Top 5 under $500.
After budget perhaps your next concern should be deck size.
We recommend starting with a skateboard deck width that is proportional to your shoe size. If you wear men’s size 6.5 to 9, start out with a deck width of 7.5 to 8.0 inches. If you wear shoes 9.5 or larger, we recommend getting a deck between 8.0 and 8.5 inches.
Deck material is so important in your electric skateboard. Not just for durability and the warranty, but predominantly for your shoe’s grip onto the board. It also needs to strike a balance between being stiff and being flexible – a board that’s too stiff will be too bumpy.
Popular deck materials for electric skateboards include maple which offers great stiffness and thus good control over the board, but also has natural vibration dampening properties. With some maple based decks, the ample core is sandwiched between two layers of bamboo, making it more flexible, compensating for the maple’s stiffness.
Carbon is also a popular deck material for electric skateboards because it’s so lightweight, whilst characteristically stiff. Many electric skateboard manufacturers tweak the carbon deck material to make it a little more flexible.
Electric skateboards tend to come in different weights, but where there is variation it’s up to you whether to stick with the devil you know or try something different. Personally we think the more lightweight a skateboard is, the better.
The electric skateboards’ motors can be divided into two major groups – hub motors and belt drives. Hub motors are built directly into the wheels, which means they produce less torque. They’re also rather quiet and less prone to damage.
Belt drives, on the other hand, turn the wheels through connecting belts, which means they are noisier than hub motors, but produce excellent torque.
We feel that motor type for your electric skateboard comes down to personal choice.
Of course, the whole idea of an electric skateboard is that you can go zooming around the boardwalk at incredible speed, and as such, electric skateboards are designed with speed in mind.
A traditional skateboard has an average speed of 9 miles per hour, but with an electric skateboard, you can expect to reach speeds between 15 and 25 miles per hour, though this can vary from board to board.
Battery power and range
You don’t want to have to stop a ride to charge the board’s battery, so a skateboard with good battery power and range is paramount.
You may think that the more powerful a skateboard’s battery is, the further a distance it will go before the battery goes flat. And it’s not entirely incorrect, but it’s not as straightforward as that.
A bigger number of ampere hours don’t always translate to a wider range, ie. how far the unit will be able to go in kilometers. The range of a board is also affected by the weight of the board, the motor type and, finally, the weight of the rider.
Whilst the latter is something you may not be able to do much about, when you look at the specs of a board, it often specifies the range of the board as well as the battery’s ampere hours, so that’s something to look out for. It will give you a much clearer picture of the board’s capability.
When it comes to the more advanced features, we consider shock-absorbing wheels to be one of the most important. You would do well to look out for wheels with pneumatic tyres, that will not let you fall off your board on a bumpy or uneven road, giving you a smoother ride, and keeping your board safe.
Are electric skateboards worth it?
The main benefit of electric skateboards is the extra speed you get thanks to the board’s motors. When you consider that the average speed of a traditional skateboard is 9 miles an hour, and you then see that many electric skateboards can go to over 15 miles an hour, and sometimes up to 25mph, you’ve got to give electric skateboards their due.
The other big plus is how easily you can operate the electric skateboard with a wireless remote control, making it go faster, go slower or stop, or giving it that bit more power so you can more easily tackle an incline. Doing it all manually takes a lot of experience and maneuvering.
Can electric skateboards go uphill?
Electric skateboards do indeed go uphill, though the angle of inclination it can contend with varies from board to board. Our Number one is great at tackling inclines, and our Number 3 is really good too, able to conquer inclines of up to 20 degrees!
How long do electric skateboards last?
The warranties and protection plans on electric skateboards don’t seem to go beyond the 3-year mark. But you can easily get your money’s worth out of the board in that time if you’re a regular rider.
After a full charge, a good electric skateboard can take you a good distance, say 6 miles at least, before it needs charging up again. And the great thing is that the batteries are rechargeable. Even with the more high performing boards you get a good run for your money.
Parts of electric skateboards are often replaceable, including the wheels and battery, and it’s quite simple to do all that yourself.
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