A List of The Top Electric Skateboard Brands Every Skater Should Consider
In today’s world, we are always looking for greener ways of traveling around town. A good option for people to get around town or just for playing is a battery powered skateboard. Opportunities in the field abound, prices and quality range from only a few hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars. The variety of price tags means you can grab one that fits your budget. Here are a few good options depending on your budget to help you find the best electric skateboard for your needs.
Boosted Plus $1500
Starting on the high end of our list is the Boosted Plus. This skateboard is a full longboard. Some companies refer to this size as a longboard but, this is a standard size for many companies. This model is the heaviest on our list at 17lbs, but that weight comes with a lot of useful features. The Boosted Plus has four different ride modes for whatever skill level you have. This feature is excellent for people that are beginners but, still want a full-sized board that is still very capable. It has a max speed of 22 mph at nearly 14 miles. These figures all depend on the riders weight and the terrain that you are driving over. If you are driving over lots of hills this board can handle it easily but, it will limit your range.
Inboard M1 $600
The Inboard M1 is right in the middle of our price range. This one is a full sized board coming in at ½ inch shorter than the Boosted board. The weight on the M1 is only 14.5 lbs so. You also save some weight with this board. Rider capacity on this one is a fairly standard 250 lbs. Where the Boosted Plus is belt driven, the M1 has dual in wheel motors. It is what the company refers to as a Manta Drive technology. Many reviews have stated that the torque on this model is lower than on geared or belt driven boards. The hidden gem on this board is easy swapped batteries. One battery only has a 7 miles range but, when the battery can be so easily swapped out, you can extend your range to whatever you need it to be. The M1 has three different modes to adjust to your skill level and rounds out the package with a standard app that allows you to control your board from your smartphone.
Razor x Cruiser $240
This model is a basic entry level board. The battery life is only 40 mins with a variable speed controller. The controller is the Cruiser’s way of adjusting to various skill levels of the rider. This feature takes some getting used to operating. Both other boards on this list limit the output of the motor but, this system relies on the rider to have experience. The Razor x Cruiser is also the smallest one on the list coming in at 29.7 inches in length and weighing 10 lbs. This lightweight makes the Cruiser a great board to carry with you. It is highly portable, and you can easily transport it on public transports and in your car.