If you’re looking for a board that won’t break your bank but will still deliver in terms of power and performance, then the HUGER TECH Electric Longboard is the perfect selection. While it is produced by a new startup company, the detail and quality that HUGER TECH has dedicated themselves to creating in their boards surpasses the low price that they sell for.
While it won’t break any records for being the fastest or the thinnest board on the market, the E-ASUM AS01 Electric Skateboard is a relatively affordable model that you can rely on to last you a long time. Its lower speed is perfect for the average skater who isn’t looking for thrills but is looking for a simple and efficient mode of transportation every day.
The SKATEBOLT Tornado has one of the highest max ranges and is constructed out of sturdy and durable wood so that it will last you as long as you need. One of its best-selling points is the variable speed settings that anyone can change between quickly and easily, allowing any skill level to adapt to the board with ease and get the most out of their purchase.
How We Picked
As the new movement towards electric scooters, hover boards, and bikes seems only to be picking up steam in recent years, a new and valuable part of it is electronic skateboards. While these do take a bit more skill and experience to operate than some of the other electric modes of transportation, they are quickly becoming one of the most popular. It seems like everywhere now you can find people speeding down the sidewalks and streets on electric skateboards, or at least in most big cities.
With this comprehensive list of the best electric skateboards for 2019, one that we’ve compiled after extensive research, you’ll be able to examine the top boards on the market right now. We’ve also included the top four factors that we considered when looking for the best electric skateboards to add to our list. Finally, we have a frequently asked question section at the end which should take care of any lingering questions and problems you may have.
E-ASUM AS01 Electric Skateboard
- Size: 29.5” x 9.4” x 4.3”
- Weight: 8.4 lbs
- Max Load: 220 lbs
- Max Speed: 13 mph
- Max Range: up to 10 miles
The first skateboard on our list comes from E-ASUM, a relatively unheard-of skateboarding brand. However, they are a quality producer of electric skateboards and it shows in this first entry.
The E-ASUM AS01 Electric Skateboard is a mini-skateboard that is perfect for both children and adults to use. Its silent, brushless 350-watt motor is fully enclosed in the skateboard and charges quickly. It takes three hours to fully charge the battery which will last you for up to ten miles of travel. With a top speed of 13 mph you’ll be able to move quickly on open stretches while the low speed of 6 mph grants you more control.
A sturdy and still light seven ply, Canadian maple board can support up to 220 lbs. The board is made strong with split and deformation resistant material, polyurethane wheels, and steel-alloy trucks. Even with its durable construction though, the board is lightweight and easy to carry when not in use.
The board comes with wireless remote control that can use variable speed modes and has an easy-to-use ergonomic design. With smooth acceleration and breaking methods that you can directly control it makes operating the skateboard simple and unproblematic. The only main issue with the boards seems to be that it isn’t entirely waterproof. If you don’t mind leaving it at home on rainy days though, then you should love this affordable electric skateboard option.
What We Love
The relatively low price and the simplicity of the board are its main sellers. The lightweight and durability are great features too and make sure that this board will last a long time.
This is an equally affordable and reliable board. While it won’t beat out any of the higher-priced models, it will serve you well for a long time. Whether you’re simply looking to save money or are just getting into electric skateboards, this board will be great for you.
BLITZART Huracane Electric Longboard
- Size: 38” x 10” x 5.5”
- Weight: 13.6 lbs
- Max Load: 250 lbs
- Max Speed: 17 mph
- Max Range: 6-8 miles
Our next entry comes from BLITZART, a company that has specialized in electric skateboards for a long time.
The BLITZART Huracane Electric Longboard is constructed out of seven ply maple wood with bamboo on the bottom of the board for extra durability. You can purchase it in four varieties of color including black, green, orange, and red. Its effective grip tape top ensures that you’ll remain firmly planted on the board while riding and it has a max load weight of 250 lbs. With replaceable wheels you can fix minor damages and issues. It has a top speed of 17mph and will travel between six and eight miles on a fully charged battery. You can reach a full charge in three hours.
It comes with an ergonomic remote control that you can easily use to adjust speeds and smoothly brake. You can also shift between beginner settings and advanced skater modes, along with being able to power the board in reverse.
With BLITZART’s characteristic hub motor attached, the Huracane Electric Longboard has a pleasing design and can be used as a regular board even while not charged. There have been a few issues with the acceleration speed and deceleration, as the board doesn’t respond immediately when the commands from the controller are entered.
What We Like
The high top speed and the sleek design make this board stand out in more ways than one. As a relatively cheap option too, this board won’t break your bank.
The BLITZART Huracane Electric Longboard is a great option for any level of skater to use for transportation or fun recreation. It’ll last you a long time too with a durable design and a powerful battery.
SKATEBOLT Tornado Electric Longboard
- Size: 39” x 9.5” x 5.5”
- Weight: 19.5 lbs
- Max Load: 280 lbs
- Max Speed: 25 mph
- Max Range: 15-20 miles
The next electric skateboard comes from SKATEBOLT. They are an electric skateboard specializing company and have sought to provide affordable, quality electric boards to their customers ever since their inception in 2018.
The SKATEBOLT Tornado Electric Longboard is constructed out of eight layered maple wood with a layer of grip tape to provide stability. It comes with powerful attached hub motors that put out 500 watts. This high output allows for the incredibly high max speed of 25 mph and the ability to climb 25% grade hills. It has a maximum travel distance of 18.6 miles as well and regenerative braking so that you can charge your board while braking.
It comes with variable speeds and settings that ensure any level of skater can use the board efficiently and easily. You can cycle between the Beginner setting (10 mph), Eco setting (15 mph), and the Expert setting (25 mph). The smart remote control allows for easy, fast acceleration, deceleration, and even reversing at just the touch of a button.
Some minor problems that crop up with this model are the decreasing range over time. After a few weeks or so of ownership, the board likely won’t be able to travel the max distance of 18.6 miles anymore, which is understandably disappointing. Another issue is that the board doesn’t retain braking capabilities while the battery is low, meaning that you don’t want to risk going down a steep hill on a warning light.
What We Like
The high speeds and long-range of this board make it one of the top models on the market. While the max range does decrease slightly over time, it is still much larger than most other boards in the same price range.
This electric longboard is a perfect option for any skill level of skater and allows for anyone to handle it expertly in a short time. The durability and power of the SKATEBOLT Tornado Electric Longboard make this a high-quality board that will last any user a long time.
TEAMGEE H8 Electric Skateboard
- Size: 7.1” x 7.1” x 12.2”
- Weight: 11.68 lbs
- Max Load: 160 lbs
- Max Speed: 15 mph
- Max Range: 8 miles
The next board on our list comes from TEAMGEE, a newer entrant to the electronic skateboard business. They originally started out in the realm of electronics for a while before finally establishing itself in the realm of electric skateboards in 2016.
The TEAMGEE H8 Electric Skateboard is one of the thinnest models on the market. A high-performance battery is stealthily hidden in the board so that it looks like a regular longboard while still providing a large amount of power. You can reach a full charge in only two hours and then be ready to take the board up to eight miles before you need to charge it again.
Constructed out of ten ply Canadian maple wood and a single ply fiberglass, the board is a sturdy model that will last you a while. The board is easily transportable too, only coming in at a low 11.68 lbs. As it is a thinner and lighter board though, it has a lower maximum bearing load than others, only able to support weights up to 160lbs while riding.
You have the option of three variable speeds that you can set using the comfortable and simple remote. Cycle between Low (0-9 mph), Middle (0-13 mph), and High (0-13 mph) speed settings quickly and easily while riding to adjust to every situation you might encounter. There are some known problems with the board’s control, though. It doesn’t stop completely when you enter the command, instead, it slows down to one mph to help stop new skaters from flying off the board unexpectedly. This is a nice feature for beginners, but for experienced skaters, it might be more of a nuisance than an aid. The wheels also heat up easily due to their material, so using the board in the high heat of summer might not be the best idea.
What We Like
The thin, sturdy construction of the board is a great advantage over other models as it makes transportation easy and gives it a sleek look. The quick charging speed is great as well, which when combined with its quality performance makes for an efficient ride.
This board is a great choice for any skill level skater with an appealing slim look that will stand out on the road. It’s an affordable, quality board that will stand up to most types of use. While it isn’t as sturdy or powerful as some, it is the perfect lightweight model to show off.
TEAMGEE H8 Electric Skateboard
- 1.2 cm Board Thickness For Slim Look
- Small, But Powerful Battery Charges Quickly
- High Top Speed And Easy-To-Use Controls
HUGER TECH Racer Electric Longboard
- Size: 38.3” x 7.1” x 7.8”
- Weight: 15.7 lbs
- Max Load: 200 lbs
- Max Speed: 25 mph
- Max Range: Up to 20 miles
Our next board comes from HUGER TECH. They are a unique company on our list as they are an Indiegogo startup based out of California. Currently having raised more than 220,000 dollars, they are new to the electric skateboard market but have been focused on creating great products from the very start.
The HUGER TECH Race Electronic Longboard is very long, coming in at an astonishing 38.3” length. It has a unique, pointed tail and rounded front design that makes it stand out as a great option if you’re looking for style. It also comes with a removable battery so that you can easily replace it if any issues occur over the course of using it.
A fairly quick charge time of 2-2.5 hours make it easy to get out on the road again. The dual hub motors produce a large amount of power; perfect for any sort of thrill-seeking, while the regenerative braking capabilities help preserve your battery life longer. It is entirely water resistant and also has a maximum slope capability of 25%.
Perhaps the biggest downside of the HUGER TECH Race Electronic Longboard is that it is a new, untested model from a relatively new startup company. It hasn’t been on the market long enough for its capabilities and common faults to be fully discovered, so purchasing this board is going in blind. However, what information is available is almost entirely positive which is a good sign that this board will prove to be of high quality.
What We Like
The length of the board might not be a positive factor for some, but ultimately for those that would appreciate a longer and sturdier board, this electric skateboard delivers. It’s design and an impressive max speed of 25 mph are also great aspects.
If you don’t mind heading out without knowing everything about this board, then the HUGER TECH Race Electronic Longboard is a perfect fit for any level of skater. With a relatively low price and quality power output, this model was designed to be available and reliable for anyone.
TEAMGEE H5 Electric Skateboard
- Size: 38” x 8.5” x 5.9”
- Weight: 14.6 lbs
- Max Load: 200 lbs
- Max Speed: 22 mph
- Max Range: 11 miles
This is another entry from TEAMGEE that lives up to their goals of creating the thinnest, sleekest electric skateboards. While this board is similar to their H8 model, it comes with its own benefits and downsides.
The TEAMGEE H5 Electric Skateboard is possibly the thinnest board on the market, with a board only coming in at 0.59” thick. This model has a similar sleek design to the H8, but with a less ostentatious color scheme. It is constructed out of ten ply Canadian maple wood and one ply of fiberglass, giving it a sturdy build and a medium flexibility.
With two motors that have regenerative braking capabilities, you’ll be able to reach a max speed of 22 mph and preserve battery life when braking down hills. The board has a max range of eleven miles when fully charged and is capable of powering up even 25% slopes. The ergonomically designed remote control has an LCD screen so that you can easily remain in full control of the board at all times.
One of the minor issues with the board isn’t actually a problem with the board itself. Instead, it seems that while the board is durable and can stand up to a lot of use, the remote control is not so sturdily designed. If you ever fall and the remote falls with you, it’s likely that the screen will crack or the remote will break beyond repair. However, you can always replace the remote control, so this isn’t too big of a problem, but it is still an annoying situation to deal with.
What We Like
The remarkable thinness and durability of the board is a definite plus, and it definitely retains a lot of power. While the quality of the remote isn’t as high, the quality of the board itself can’t be denied.
If you’re looking for a sleekly designed and powerful board, then this is the perfect model for you. It might not be the best option for beginner skaters, but more experienced riders will have a great time with the TEAMGEE H5 Electric Skateboard.
SWAGSKATE NG2 Electric Longboard
- Size: 38.5” x 11” x 5.7”
- Weight: 20 lbs
- Max Load: 220 lbs
- Max Speed: 18 mph
- Max Range: 11 miles
SWAGSKATE is a section of the company SWAGTRON that is focused entirely on electric skateboards. While SWAGTRON makes a number of other electric items, such as hover boards, scooters, bikes, etc., they also have an impressive selection of advanced electric skateboards.
The SWAGSKATE NG2 Electric Longboard is one of the more advanced boards on our list. While it does have a remote control like other electric skateboards, it also has a built in leaning activated control system that reacts to variations in pressure. You can accelerate, decelerate, and turn simply by placing more of your weight in different areas all without using your hands. This is a control system mainly meant for more advanced skaters to use, so there is still the option to use the remote control for beginners.
Constructed out of six layers of maple wood that is held between two layers of bamboo, the board is sturdy and flexible enough to withstand heavy use. The brushless rear motors provide a large amount of power, letting the board reach 18 mph as a max speed and climb slopes of up to 15%. It also has a quick charging period of only two hours so that you can get back out on the road without too much hassle or time wasted.
Unfortunately, SWAGSKATE suffers from the same issue that HUGER TECH does, as they have only been around for a few years and whatever consistent issues or faults might crop up with their products isn’t readily available yet. While this board does boast some impressive features and abilities, it’s impossible to say whether those hold up over time, live up to their promises, or work under various circumstances. This doesn’t mean that the SWAGSKATE NG2 Electric Skateboard isn’t a great purchase or that it won’t hold up as a quality product, but it’s important to know that the model is relatively untested.
What We Like
The hands-free controlling system in the board is a great benefit as it provides an alternative easy-maneuvering system that you can show off on your ride. Its power and board construction are also a cut about the rest and speak to the quality of the product.
If you don’t mind being a slight guinea pig, then this board is a great option for any skill-level of skater. The minimalistic design and elegant maneuvering system are also a perfect addition for any more advanced skaters who are looking for a more intuitive set of controls.
SWAGSKATE NG2 Electric Longboard
- Hands-Free Steering System
- Eight Ply Layered Construction For Flexibility And Strength
- Long-Lasting Battery And Faster Charging
ALOUETTE Phoenix Ryders Electric Longboard
- Size: 32.3” x 4.7” x 10.6”
- Weight: 8.82 lbs
- Max Load: 220 lbs
- Max Speed: 16 mph
- Max Range: 9 miles
This last entry comes from the company ALOUETTE, which produces their electric skateboards under the brand name of Phoenix Ryders. They have been producing a great line of boards for years and the quality of this entry speaks for itself.
The ALOUETTE Phoenix Ryders Electric Longboard is a sturdy and durable product constructed out of six layers of maple wood and one layer of bamboo which lends it extra flexibility and support. Its unique, dual-tapering design stands out from the crowd and conceals the battery pack. The two brushless motors have regenerative braking capabilities and can push the board to a max speed of 16 mph for up to 9.3 miles of travel.
It also has an included remote control with a display screen that gives you the ultimate control over the board. With it, you can manage your speed, review your mileage, and check your power consumption easily. The control also has a useful cruise control setting which will allow you to take your mind off of speed control for simple cruising.
A few minor issues have appeared with the board, however. One of the major ones is that the brakes can be slightly touchy at times, leading to slow or unreliably braking, but this seems to be in isolated incident. There are also some problems with connectivity between the board and remote control after a few months of use. It’s easy to replace these though or return the board with the six-month warranty included in your purchase.
What We Like
The advantage of a clear display on the remote control that you can review speed, mileage, power consumption, etc., is a big advantage in the board’s favor. Its cruise control setting is a great feature that can make traveling simple and unproblematic as well.
If you’re looking for a decent board that has a variety of features that make riding easy and unproblematic, then this is a great purchase to consider. With a large amount of power and a long battery life, this board is ultimately a great option for any level of skater.
Buyer’s Guide To Finding The Best Electric Skateboard
Knowing what to look for when purchasing an electric skateboard isn’t always perfectly clear. In order to make identifying the hallmarks of a great electric skateboard easier, we have put together an essential buyer’s guide detailing just what we look for when determining whether a product belongs on our list.
Perhaps the first thing that you should always look for when deciding on your perfect board is board’s dimensions. While this is ultimately a matter of individual taste, picking a longer or shorter board can also have a large impact on how often, where, and how you use it. While a longer board may provide more stability or have a more appealing look, it might also not be as easy to carry or store as a mini-board.
Most of the options on our list are longboards or longer skateboards, but you have at least three different varieties of board to select from in most cases. There are traditional length skateboards (what you most likely picture when imagining a skateboard), longboards (which, exactly as they sound, are longer versions of skateboards), and finally mini-boards (which you probably don’t also need an explanation for). Overall, as the length increases, it becomes easier to steady, turn, and pick up speed on a board, while as length decreases, handling becomes tighter and boards become easier to manage.
What size board you will need is not a formulaic answer, so you’ll need to think about your own preferences and requirements when deciding. It is one of the most important aspects to consider before purchasing and can’t be overlooked.
The next most important factor is the maximum load bearing weight of the board. This is a much simpler one to decide on than size though, as it corresponds directly to your own body weight or the weight of the person you want to purchase the board for.
Essentially, the maximum load of the board determines how much weight it can bear without having its performance compromised. If a board’s maximum load is around 220 lbs and someone tries to use it who is around or over that load limit there will be a number of problems that crop up. It won’t be able to reach up to the maximum speed it should, the battery and motors might begin to overheat, and the wheels might overheat and become scuffed up too.
Without any doubt, you should look for a board that can comfortably support your weight. If you accidentally purchase a board that has a lower max load than your weight, the board will suffer from underperformance, constant damage, and strain.
Another important thing to consider before purchasing your electric skateboard is to determine the maximum operable range of your board on a full charge. This is basically the maximum distance that your board can travel at max speed without having to stop. While it is measured in miles, this factor of a board is also a measurement of your board’s practical battery life.
While this aspect of your board isn’t always the most important one, it is still something that you ought to be aware of before purchasing. It can prevent you from finding yourself stuck without any charge half-way home. In most cases, the longer max range the better, but it’s also important to consider the max speed as it’s a combination of both that ultimately measures your battery’s life. For instance, if you have a board with a max range of 15 miles and another with one of only 10 miles, it might seem like the one with 15 miles has the longer battery life. But, if the max speeds of the boards are, correspondingly, 20 mph and 10 mph, then the battery of the first only lasts 45 min while the second lasts for a full hour.
More often than not, you won’t be using the full battery of your board or travelling the max range before recharging, but it’s still an important thing to consider before you put money on the line in getting your perfect electric skateboard.
Remote Control Capabilities
Finally, one of the last important things to consider is the capabilities of the board’s controls. While these don’t tend to vary between models, sometimes a board’s remote will have unique display features or special aspects that can make a model more appealing or easier to use.
Some models, like the SWAGSKATE NG2 on our list, have unique control aspects that can either make it harder or easier to manage your board depending on your skill level as a skater. Intuitive board pressure controls or the ability to switch between variable speed settings are extra features that will likely add alternative capabilities for experienced skaters to make use of. If you’re new to electric skateboards or skateboarding in general though, then these additional elements might overwhelm and confuse more than they assist.
You’ll have to gauge your own ability level and look through as many reviews as possible to fully understand the uses of the additional remote features.
Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Skateboards
As a new and emerging area in the market, it’s likely that a lot of people will have questions about various facets of electric skateboards. In this section, we will address some of the most commonly asked questions concerning electric skateboards. If you find that you have any questions we didn’t address here, please let us know so that we can help you and improve our future lists.
Q: Should I get an electric skateboard even if I’m a beginner skater?
A: Perhaps you’re not only new to the world of electric skateboards, but new to the world of skating in general? If that’s the case, you might be questioning whether you ought to buy an expensive and dangerous electric skateboard; after all, even experts fall off of their boards occasionally. However, this is where you can take the max speed of a board into consideration. If a board isn’t too fast, or has a setting for beginner skaters, then you should feel pretty confident in using the board as a quick and efficient means of travel. However, it is a good idea to practice with an ordinary skateboard for a while before investing in an expensive, fast electric if you aren’t incredibly confident in your skating abilities.
Q: Can you use an electric skateboard as a regular board?
A: To make a long, complicated answer short, yes. You can definitely use your electric skateboard as an ordinary one when the battery is dead or if you simply want to try out your skating skills. However, it is highly advised that you don’t. An electric skateboard has a number of parts, such as the battery and motors, that can be easily damaged if you attempt to use the board for grinding or other skateboard tricks. When these parts are damaged (especially in the case of the lithium batteries that the board used for power) they are likely to explode and cause serious injury, maybe even death. If you aren’t planning on doing anything too risky with the board, then feel free to use it as a regular one, but more often than not you would be better off using it as a means of travel instead.
Q: Does an electric skateboard last longer than a normal one?
A: It is natural to want to know whether your much more advanced, and probably much more expensive, electric board will last longer than the average skateboard. The answer, however, is that it all depends. Just as with anything else, an electric skateboard will deteriorate with ill-use and stay operable with the correct use. So, your electric board could last much longer than an average skateboard if it is treated correctly. If you are constantly dropping the board or attempting tricks (which as we learned above, you shouldn’t try to do) then it won’t.
Q: Are electric skateboards waterproof?
A: While some electric skateboards are extremely water-resistant, so as to appear waterproof, no electric board is entirely waterproof. This is simply a result of being built around expensive and temperamental electronics. If you want to find a board that is tested and proven to be extremely water-resistant, then you should look for one with an IP-56/IP-65 certificate. Any board with this certificate has to have passed a large number of water tests and remained operable, undamaged, and unexploded.
Q: What is the best material for an electric skateboard
A: Most commonly the material a producer has chosen to make their board out of is chosen for a specific reason. Usually, they are made from a select group of materials that includes aluminum, bamboo, fiberglass, and Canadian maple wood. Each of these has its own specific advantages as a skateboard material, but overall, the more combinations of these exist in the board the sturdier the end product will be. Boards made out of aluminum are intended to be faster boards, as aluminum is a lighter material, while boards made out of layers of maple wood or bamboo are naturally heavier. Wood boards provide more flexibility, however, which can greatly increase durability and maneuverability.
Hopefully, by the end of our list you’ve managed to find the perfect electric skateboard to fit your skill level and preferences. Our list should’ve narrowed your search a bit, our top picks should have narrowed it even more, and our buyer’s guide should have given you the tools to determine exactly what you want to look for in deciding on a purchase. Our FAQ should have answered any questions you had, but if not, please do let us know so we can fully prepare you to decide on an electric skateboard.
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