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Over the last few years, motor-powered skateboards have quickly become a trendy option for young people wanting to skate around their city in style. To meet the demands of this new trend, skate companies began manufacturing skateboards with motor-driven belt systems in high numbers. And it’s true – scan the walls at your local skate shop, and you’ll see electric skateboards from legendary skate brands, as well as motor-powered boards from skate start-ups, lining the shelves alongside traditional skateboards. Spend 5 minutes in your favorite skate shop, and you’re probably wondering to yourself: “How can I tell what electric skateboard is the one for me?” This is where we come in.

What sets us apart from other sites is that we’re completely dedicated to testing, scrutinizing, reviewing, and recommending the highest quality motor-powered skateboards on the market. Just as importantly, we review boards for a wide range of skateboarders. Whether you’ve been on boards for decades, or you’re thinking about trying out skateboarding for the first time, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the details, images, and on-board experiences that’ll help you find the perfect electric skateboard for you and your skating needs.

We’re not one of those run-of-the-mill tech websites that’s only reviewing e-skateboards because they feature intriguing technology. No, we’re skateboarding fanatics who understand that the electric skateboard represents where the skateboarding world is headed. Here we want to ride with you into the future.

Teamgee H8 31″ Electric Skateboard, 15 MPH Top Speed


Evolve Skateboards – Bamboo GTX Street Electric Skateboard (26 MPH Top Speed / 31 Mile Range)


Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Standard Range Electric Skateboard


How To Choose Your Next Board

Electric skateboards have revolutionized the skateboarding industry over the past 5 years. Today, it seems like small start-up skateboarding companies and more established e-sports brands alike have developed their own motor-powered skateboard for consumers to capitalize on this innovative trend.

For this reason, it can be difficult to determine which electric skateboards are constructed using quality materials, and which boards leave much to be desired when it comes to useful features and durability. This electric skateboarding buying guide will help you identify the things to look for to make sure you’re buying the right electric skateboard for you.

Find the Right Battery

Your electric skateboard’s battery determines how long you can spend on your board before needing to charge it. There’s nothing worse than going on a long e-skateboard adventure, only to have to turn back home prematurely because you don’t have enough battery power to complete your route. This is why finding an electric board with a battery that fits your needs is so important.

When you’re looking at boards you want to purchase, try to find one that has a brand-name battery. Consider buying a board that is outfitted with a battery from a company like Samsung, Panasonic, or LG. You trust these battery companies with other electronics in your life, so it stands to reason that you can trust those same batteries in your skateboarding life as well.

Veteran electric skateboarders tell us that a quality electric skateboard should allow for approximately 1 hour of riding time between charges. In addition to the 1 hour ride time, a good skateboard battery should offer at least 20 miles of range.

Another factor to consider when thinking about your skateboard battery is your height and weight. The heavier and/or taller you are, the more strain you will put on your board’s motor-powered drive train. The more strain you put on the board, the more battery it will require to keep going. So, if you’re over 200 pounds or are over 6 feet tall, buying an electric skateboard with a bigger battery is a necessity.


Skate on Quality Wheels

The top boards use high-quality wheels from respected companies like Orangatang and ABEC11. Skateboarding enthusiasts refer to these name brand wheels as “Category 1” wheels. Lower-quality wheels – referred to as “Category 3” wheels – are generic, non-branded wheels.

What’s the difference between Category 1 and Category 3 wheels? Category 1 wheels are generally made from high -grade polyurethane that offers long-lasting durability even if you’re skating on unforgiving urban surfaces. Top-end wheels also grip the road well, giving you great stability and board feel. Category 1 wheels also compress when confronted by random street debris or small pebbles, meaning that your ride will be relatively smooth even if you’re skating on uneven surfaces.

Category 3 wheels, on the other hand, are made from lower-grade urethane. These non-branded wheels are usually not cured or treated properly during the manufacturing process, and, consequently, tend to chip, flake, or break apart much more easily than high-level wheels. Do you really want to skate on wheels that could literally disintegrate at any moment?

Instead of skating on low-end wheels that pose a threat to your safety, buy a board that is outfitted with wheels from a name-brand company that you trust.

Closely Examine Overall Build Quality

If we’ve developed a general trend thus far in our electric skateboard buying guide, it’s that you should invest in a board that is made with quality in mind. This trend of seeking out quality continues here, but instead of looking at batteries or wheels, we recommend looking for a board that has quality components and a top-notch build to it.

Cheaply-made electric skateboards usually have steel components, a low-grade skateboard deck made from weak wood, and small motors that are not built for the rigors of outdoor riding.

Instead, find a board that is made from multi-ply bamboo or maple wood, and a motor that was specifically designed for electric skateboarding. Some of the most intriguing boards currently available in stores come from brands who have in-house product engineers that design each element of the skateboard from the ground up.

In terms of materials, is your board and its motor waterproof? Imagine not being able to ride your board through sidewalk puddles, or having to avoid taking a trip out when its drizzling. You aren’t buying an electric skateboard to only use it at specific times, so look into grabbing something that is water-resistant.

In addition to finding a board that can be used when it’s wet out, you need to consider the portability and weight of your electric skateboard. If you’re able to ride your board continuously without having to jump off your board, you might be able to get a heavier board.

But, if you’re like most of us, you’ll need to step off your board at some point and hold it while you’re on the bus or subway. For guys who might need to carry or pick up your board, you need to find a board that you can comfortably lift or maneuver around without straining your arms or back.

Look at The Warranty Before Buying

Although it isn’t as exciting as comparing and contrasting technical or aesthetic features of different electric skateboards, you should always examine the product warranty of the board you plan to purchase before bringing it home.

Do not consider purchasing an electric skateboard unless it comes with a comprehensive warranty. Let’s face it – skateboarding can be a very extreme sport, and its very possible that your board might suffer some sort of electrical or mechanical failure while you are riding it. In a similar vein, skateboards often sustain cosmetic or structural damage from repeated or regular use.

A good warranty should protect against all of this – cosmetic problems, as well as mechanical breakdowns. If the warranty of the board you’re looking to buy does not offer all-inclusive protection, you might want to consider looking at a different company’s product. Also look at the length of the warranty when you are making your skateboard purchase. The shorter the warranty, the less confident the company is in the quality and durability of their skateboard. We recommend looking for an e-skateboard that has a 1-year warranty at minimum.

Company Board Design Year Price Range Speed Weight Drive Water Rating Votes Number Battery W* Availability
Vestar Vestar V-2 Pro (Samsung) 2019 590 27 26 16 Belt 346 vestarboards.com
Vestar Vestar V-2 Pro (Panasonic) 2019 590 18 26 16 Belt 216 vestarboards.com
WALNUTT SPECTRA X Premium 2019 599 12 19 17 Hub 126 walnutt.com
WALNUTT SPECTRA X 2019 499 12 19 17 Hub 126 walnutt.com
Linky Foldable (Black) 2019 999 14 19 12 Belt 125 12 linkyinnovation.com
Linky Foldable (Bamboo) 2019 999 14 19 12 Belt 125 12 linkyinnovation.com
WoWgo 3 2019 599 24 24 17 Hub (1) + 3 wowgoboard.com
Meepo V3 ER 2019 629 20 29 16 Hub 288 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo V3 2019 429 11 29 16 Hub 144 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo NLS Pro 2019 699 20 32 19 Hub 288 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo NLS Sanyo 2019 659 17 26 16 Hub 288 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo NLS Standard 2019 559 14 26 16 Hub 180 3 meepoboard.com
Ownboard W2 2019 647 16 26 19 Belt 324 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard Mini KT Sanyo 2019 567 19 25 17 Hub 292 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard Mini KT Samsung 6.0 2019 434 14 25 17 Hub 216 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard Mini KT Samsung 4.0 2019 396 12 25 17 Hub 144 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard W1AS KT Sanyo 2019 567 19 25 17 Hub 292 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard W1AS KT Samsung 6.0 2019 434 14 25 17 Hub 216 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard W1AS KT Samsung 4.0 2019 396 12 25 17 Hub 144 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard C1S Sanyo 2019 567 19 25 17 Hub 292 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard C1S Samsung 6.0 2019 434 14 25 17 Hub 216 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard C1S Samsung 4.0 2019 396 12 25 17 Hub 144 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard W1S Sanyo 2019 567 19 25 17 Hub 292 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard W1S Samsung 6.0 2019 434 14 25 17 Hub (1) + 216 3 ownboard.net
Ownboard W1S Samsung 4.0 2019 396 12 25 17 Hub 144 3 ownboard.net
Backfire Galaxy G2t 2019 599 15 24 15 Hub (3) + 216 6 backfireboards.com
Teamgee Teamgee H9 2019 569 11 25 15 Hub 126 amazon.com
Teamgee Teamgee H8 2019 350 8 15 12 Hub 126 amazon.com
Teamgee Teamgee H5 2019 469 11 22 15 Hub (1) + 126 teamgee.com
Vestar Vestar V-2 (Panasonic) 2019 600 27 25 16 Belt 346 vestarboards.com
Vestar Vestar V-2 (Samsung) 2019 500 18 25 16 Belt 216 vestarboards.com
Vestar Vestar V-1 (Panasonic) 2019 620 27 25 16 Belt 346 vestarboards.com
Vestar Vestar V-1 (Samsung) 2019 500 18 25 16 Belt 216 vestarboards.com
Teamgee Teamgee H6 2018 519 10 19 14 Hub (3) + 126 3 amazon.com
Mellow Surfer 2018 1.695 10 25 9 Hub 99 24 mellowboards.com
Mellow Cruiser 2018 1.695 10 25 9 Hub 99 24 mellowboards.com
Mellow Drive 2018 1.549 10 25 2 Hub (1) + 99 24 mellowboards.com
Skullboard S3 (Samsung) 2018 599 15 25 17 Hub 291 3 skullboardvip.com
Skullboard S3 (Sanyo) 2018 499 10 25 17 Hub 216 3 skullboardvip.com
Skullboard S2 (Samsung) 2018 599 15 25 17 Hub 291 3 skullboardvip.com
Skullboard S2 (Sanyo) 2018 499 10 25 17 Hub 216 3 skullboardvip.com
Skullboard S1 (Samsung) 2018 599 15 25 18 Hub 291 3 skullboardvip.com
Harvoo Harvoo 2018 480 14 22 15 Hub (1) + 209 6 harvoo.com
Skullboard S1 (Sanyo) 2018 499 10 25 18 Hub 216 3 skullboardvip.com
Backfire Galaxy G2s 2018 549 13 25 15 Hub (4) + 148 6 backfireboards.com
Arc Boards Aileron V2 2018 1.199 19 28 12 Direct 133 12 arcboardsev.com
Meepo Meepo V2P Sanyo 2018 599 17 25 16 Hub (2) + 292 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo Meepo V2P 2018 419 11 25 16 Hub 144 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo Meepo V2 2018 399 11 25 16 Hub 144 3 meepoboard.com
Bolt Bolt Motion 2018 935 9 18 9 Belt 97 12 boltmotion.com
Atom Atom B10X 2018 509 7 15 14 Belt 90 6 amazon.com
Atom Atom B10 2018 414 6 16 11 Belt 90 6 amazon.com
Atom Atom H16D 2018 699 12 20 13 Hub (1) + 158 6 amazon.com
Atom Atom H10 2018 499 8 16 12 Hub 104 6 amazon.com
Atom Atom H4 2018 249 4 9 8 Hub 55 6 amazon.com
WowGo WowGo Mini (Sanyo) 2018 620 22 24 15 Hub (1) + 306 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo Mini (LG Bat) 2018 480 14 24 15 Hub (1) + 230 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo Mini (Samsung Bat) 2018 440 12 24 15 Hub (1) + 144 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo KT (Sanyo) 2018 620 22 24 17 Hub 306 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo KT (LG Bat) 2018 480 14 24 17 Hub 230 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo KT (Samsung Bat) 2018 440 12 24 17 Hub 144 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo 2s (Sanyo) 2018 620 22 24 17 Hub 306 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo 2s (LG Bat) 2018 480 14 24 17 Hub (1) + 230 3 wowgoboard.com
WowGo WowGo 2s (Samsung Bat) 2018 440 12 24 17 Hub (1) + 144 3 wowgoboard.com
Teemo Teemoboard – HQC 2018 399 16 24 16 Hub 238 3 teemoboard.com
Teemo Teemoboard M-1 2018 269 11 25 16 Hub 158 3 teemoboard.com
Teemo Teemoboard M-2 2018 329 15 25 16 Hub 230 3 teemoboard.com
Stark Starkboard 2018 599 12 20 17 Hub 208 6 starkmobility.com
Boosted Boosted Stealth 2018 1.699 14 24 17 Belt 199 6 boostedboards.com
Boosted Boosted Plus 2018 1.499 14 22 17 Belt 199 6 boostedboards.com
Boosted Boosted Mini X 2018 1.099 14 20 17 Belt 199 6 boostedboards.com
Boosted Boosted Mini S 2018 825 7 18 15 Belt 99 6 boostedboards.com
Huboards Huboards 1.0 (long distance) 2018 899 15 25 13 Hub 216 12 huboards.com
Huboards Huboards 1.0 2018 799 10 25 13 Hub 158 12 huboards.com
Riptide Riptide R1 Elite 2018 729 8 20 14 Belt 97 6 rideriptide.com
Riptide Riptide R1 2018 599 7 18 13 Belt (1) + 97 6 rideriptide.com
Arc Boards Arc Board 2018 699 11 16 9 Belt (1) + 133 12 arcboardsev.com
Arc Boards Aileron 2018 1.049 11 22 10 Belt 133 12 arcboardsev.com
Backfire Galaxy 2 2018 499 13 23 15 Hub (2) + 148 6 backfireboards.com
Slick Revolution FLEX-EBOARD 2018 1.020 10 22 19 Belt 196 slickrevolution.co.uk
Jed Boards Jed Board All Wheel 2018 1.599 25 24 17 Direct 160 24 jedboards.com
Jed Boards Jed Board Dual 2018 1.199 19 24 14 Direct 160 24 jedboards.com
Marbel Marbel 2.0 2017 1.299 18 26 10 Belt 220 12 marbelboards.com
Enertion Raptor 2.0 2017 1.316 25 28 20 Hub (2) + 360 12 enertionboards.com
Mellow Mellow Board 2017 2.100 10 25 9 Hub (1) + 99 12 mellowboards.com
Mellow Mellow Board 4×4 2017 3.650 15 25 18 Hub 198 12 mellowboards.com
ACTON Blink Qu4tro 2017 1.699 22 23 17 Hub 240 6 actonglobal.com
ACTON Blink S2 2017 899 14 18 15 Hub 160 6 actonglobal.com
ACTON Blink S 2017 699 7 15 10 Hub 80 6 actonglobal.com
Unlimited Eon Solo 2017 639 8 22 Hub 6 indiegogo.com
Unlimited Eon Cruiser 2017 739 15 22 Hub 6 indiegogo.com
Unlimited Eon R 2017 999 15 22 Hub 12 indiegogo.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket Single 10S3P 2017 999 15 30 14 Belt 278 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket Single 12S3P 2017 1.099 20 30 14 Belt 333 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket Single 10S4P 2017 1.199 25 30 14 Belt 370 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket Dual 10S3P 2017 1.299 15 30 16 Belt (1) + 278 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket Dual 12S3P 2017 1.399 20 30 16 Belt 333 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket FreeFlow 10S3P 2017 1.299 15 30 17 Hub 278 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket FreeFlow 12S3P 2017 1.399 20 30 19 Hub 333 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Rocket FreeFlow 10S4P 2017 1.374 25 30 20 Hub 370 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
DIYElectric Torque Speedster 2017 599 7 22 Belt 89 12 diyelectricskateboard.com
Predator Predator Banshee 2017 897 14 24 13 Hub 222 12 ridepredator.com
Epic Racer 2800 Fly Hub 2017 944 6 24 15 Hub 97 6 epicelectricskateboards.com
Epic Racer 2800 Pro Hub 2017 1.061 12 24 17 Hub 317 6 epicelectricskateboards.com
Epic Racer 3200 Carbon Dual Pro 2017 2.100 12 24 19 Belt 317 6 epicelectricskateboards.com
Swagtron Voyager Longboard 2017 400 15 15 19 Hub 79 12 swagtron.com
WALNUTT SPECTRA Mini 2017 299 7 12 8 Hub 44 walnuttech.co
WALNUTT SPECTRA Advanced 2017 569 12 16 11 Hub 89 walnuttech.co
WALNUTT SPECTRA Pro 2017 799 12 16 12 Hub 89 walnuttech.co
WALNUTT SPECTRA Silver 2017 1.199 20 22 15 Hub 148 walnuttech.co
Juiced Juiced Single 2017 449 7 17 12 Hub 94 12 juicedboards.com
Juiced Juiced Dual 2017 599 7 20 13 Hub 94 12 juicedboards.com
Lou Lou 1.0 2017 449 9 17 11 Hub 79 12 louboard.com
Lou Lou 2.0 2017 790 9 17 10 Hub 79 12 louboard.com
Lou Lou 3.0 2017 990 15 21 12 Hub 108 12 louboard.com
Koowheel Kooboard 2nd Gen 2017 649 15 26 17 Hub (1) + 198 amazon.com
Meepo Meepo v1.5 2017 280 11 22 15 Hub (2) + 158 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo Meepo Sanyo 2017 510 17 22 15 Hub (1) + 295 3 meepoboard.com
Meepo Meepo Campus 2017 180 5 14 8 Hub 158 3
Meepo Meepo Campus Sanyo 2017 260 10 14 8 Hub 295 3
Meepo Meepo Campus 2WD 2017 229 5 14 8 Hub 158 3
Meepo Meepo Campus 2WD Sanyo 2017 299 10 14 8 Hub 295 3 meepoboard.com
Evolve GTX Street 2017 1.779 31 26 19 Belt (1) + 360 6 evolveskateboards.com
Evolve ONE 2017 1.049 21 22 16 Belt 252 6 evolveskateboards.com
Huboards Huboards 2017 599 10 25 13 Hub 158 12 huboards.com
Boosted Dual V2 2016 1.299 7 20 15 Belt 99 6 boostedboards.com
Boosted Dual+ V2 2016 1.499 7 22 15 Belt (2) + 99 6 boostedboards.com
Boosted Dual Extended V2 2016 1.399 12 20 16 Belt 198 6 boostedboards.com
Boosted Dual+ Extended V2 2016 1.599 12 22 16 Belt (1) + 198 6 boostedboards.com
Evolve GT Bamboo Street 2016 1.449 19 26 17 Belt (2) + 234 6 evolveskateboards.com
Evolve GT Carbon Street 2016 1.959 31 26 17 Belt (1) + 360 6 evolveskateboards.com
Stary Stary Board 2016 899 10 19 11 Hub 93 3 stary.io
Metroboard 41´ Dual 2016 1.799 25 24 24 Belt 396 6 metro-board.com
Yuneec E-Go 2 2016 600 18 13 15 Belt (1) + 202 6 yuneec.com
ZBoard ZBoard 2 Blue 2016 1.299 16 20 17 Belt 237 zboard.com
ZBoard ZBoard 2 Pearl 2016 1.499 24 20 19 Belt 324 zboard.com
LHB LHB Dual 10s 2016 2.230 20 30 21 Belt 360 6 longhairedboy.com
Onan X2 Booster BP10 2016 859 9 25 4 Hub 90 24 onan-booster.com
LHB LHB Dual 12s 2016 2.330 25 35 22 Belt 430 6 longhairedboy.com
ACTON Blink Lite 2016 299 5 10 8 Hub 56 12 actonglobal.com
Inboard M1 2016 999 10 22 15 Hub (2) + 97 12 inboardtechnology.com
Maxfind Max-a 2016 599 10 17 12 Hub 79 12 amazon.com
Maxfind Max-b 2016 599 10 17 12 Hub 79 6 amazon.com
Genesis Tomahawk 2016 599 20 20 17 Hub 144 12 ridegenesis.com
Genesis Hellfire 2016 549 20 20 17 Hub 144 12 ridegenesis.com
Genesis Stinger 2016 549 20 20 12 Hub 144 12 ridegenesis.com
Onan X1 Booster BP10 2016 559 7 12 4 Hub 90 24 onan-booster.com
Onan X1 Booster BP20 2016 599 16 12 4 Hub 158 24 onan-booster.com
I-Wonder SK-A2 2016 550 20 19 12 Belt 211 6 Pure Energy / Wizard / Slick Revolution
I-Wonder SK-A3 2016 500 10 19 11 Belt 106 6 Pure Energy / Wizard / Slick Revolution
I-Wonder SK-B2 2016 529 20 19 13 Belt 211 6 Pure Energy / Wizard / Slick Revolution
I-Wonder SK-D2 2016 600 11 22 17 Belt 211 6 Pure Energy / Wizard / Slick Revolution
Ollin Freeride Dual Drive 2016 2.200 40 28 22 Belt 648 24 ollinboardcompany.com
Epic Racer 3200 Pro 2016 915 12 26 18 Belt 317 6 epicelectricskateboards.com
Epic Racer 3200 Fly 2016 820 6 24 17 Belt 97 6 epicelectricskateboards.com
LEIF Tech Esnowboard Pacific LT2X 2016 1.649 10 23 18 Belt 96 6 leiftech.com
LEIF Tech Esnowboard Fulton LT2X 2016 1.649 10 23 18 Belt 96 6 leiftech.com
LEIF Tech Esnowboard Atlantic LT2X 2016 1.649 10 23 18 Belt 96 6 leiftech.com
LEIF Tech Esnowboard Pacific LT3X 2016 1.729 15 23 20 Belt 144 6 leiftech.com
LEIF Tech Esnowboard Fulton LT3X 2016 1.729 15 23 20 Belt (1) + 144 6 leiftech.com
LEIF Tech Esnowboard Atlantic LT3X 2016 1.729 15 23 20 Belt 144 6 leiftech.com
Liftboard Liftboard Single 2016 500 16 16 15 Belt 190 3 rideliftboard.com
Liftboard Liftboard Dual 2016 600 16 19 18 Belt 190 3 rideliftboard.com
Swagtron Swagboard NG-1 2016 200 10 11 10 Hub 48 12 amazon.com
Onan X2 Booster BP20 2016 899 17 25 4 Hub 158 24 onan-booster.com
Nilox DOC Skateboard Sky Blue 2016 556 12 9 13 Hub 158 12 nilox.com
Nilox DOC Skateboard Black 2016 556 12 9 13 Hub 158 12 nilox.com
Nilox DOC Skateboard Plus Black 2016 598 12 9 13 Hub 158 12 nilox.com
Koowheel Kooboard D3M 2016 599 25 28 16 Hub 158 amazon.com
Marbel Marbel 2015 1.199 10 20 9 Belt (1) + 190 12
Metroboard 33´ Mini 2015 1.099 10 20 15 Belt 144 6 metro.board.com
Metroboard 36´ Gravity 2015 1.099 10 20 15 Belt 144 6 metro-board.com
Metroboard 41´ Slim 4AH 2015 1.149 10 24 15 Belt 144 6 metro-board.com
Metroboard 32´ Shortboard 2015 955 15 20 16 Belt 144 6 metro-board.com
Metroboard 41´ Slim 6AH 2015 1.199 15 24 17 Belt 216 6 metro-board.com
Metroboard 41´ Slim 8AH 2015 1.299 20 24 18 Belt 288 6 metro-board.com
Metroboard 41´ Slim 16AH 2015 1.499 40 24 23 Belt 576 6 metro-board.com
Enertion Raptor Dual 2015 1.600 19 28 15 Belt 270 20
I-Wonder SK-A1 2015 475 10 19 11 Belt 106 6 Pure Energy / Wizard / Slick Revolution
I-Wonder SK-B1 2015 510 10 19 12 Belt 106 6 Pure Energy / Wizard / Slick Revolution
Boosted Single 2014 999 8 18 14 Belt 99 6
Boosted Dual 2014 1.000 7 20 14 Belt 99 6
Boosted Dual+ 2014 1.299 7 22 14 Belt 99 6
Evolve Bamboo Street 2014 989 19 24 17 Belt (1) + 252 6
Metroboard 29´ Micro 2014 1.099 10 20 15 Belt 144 6 metro-board.com
Yuneec E-Go 1 2014 500 18 13 14 Belt (1) + 202 6
Evolve Carbon Street 2013 1.559 25 24 18 Belt 360 6
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How to Find the Best Kids Four Wheelers

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Introduction into kids 4-wheelers

Kids four-wheelers are also referred to as all-terrain-vehicles/ATVs for kids, four-wheeler buggies for amateurs, or gas four-wheelers for kids. They are exciting outdoor machines that introduce kids to driving gas-powered vehicles at an early age.

The best four-wheelers allow kids to enjoy the thrill that comes with controlling an off-road vehicle. They pack plenty of safety features to ensure that kids are safe throughout the activity.

ATV: All types of vehicles

ATVs are available in different sizes and shapes. They are also built for different purposes, such as recreation, racing, ranching, military, industrial, emergency services, pit-vehicles, and hunting. There’s an ATV for just about any outdoor activity you can think of.

The most common ATVs sold on the market today are four-wheeled. Some come with three, six, and even eight wheels. The advancement in technology has also brought about ATVs that are environmentally friendly. These are powered solely by batteries.

Below is a list of all the types of ATVs available on the market today:

  1. Side by Sides
    Side by Side ATVs are also called Rhino’s or SxS. They pack powerful suspensions that are also used in sport quads and run on larger and more powerful motors. They have a short wheelbase and are lightweight enough to carry both cargo and passengers. SxS are popular among rural communities. In some areas, they are registered for highway use. They act as pit vehicles at race events and give users an alternative form of mobility and transportation. The military and Fire and Rescue departments use modified versions for tough outdoor activities.
  2. Utility ATVs
    These are the most popular ATVs. They are built for short travels and feature a large motor, travel suspension, and other accessories for hunting and working. They are commonly found in ranches and agricultural areas where feeding, repair, and other similar tasks take place. They can also be found in the hands of hunters who carry heavy cargo and traverse rough terrain. Their electric versions are gaining traction with hunters because of their ability to move quietly.
  3. Sport ATVs
    These are the second most popular all-terrain-vehicles in America. They run on engines ranging from 250cc to 700cc. They are lightweight and feature strong suspensions that can handle turns, jumps, and bumps. They offer great opportunities for modification and enhancements thanks to the availability of multiple accessories that can be used to alter their performance and style.
  4. Sport ATVs are built to be quicker than other quads. They have responsive engines designed for races. Extra care is taken in designing them to ensure they have strong suspension and are safe enough for racing.
  5. Children’s ATVs
    Children’s ATVs are available in smaller sizes. They run on smaller engines that range from 50cc to 125cc. They offer an automatic transmission, less power, and no gears or suspension at all. They are designed for kids and riders with little to no experience in riding all-terrain-vehicles. Their total weight rarely exceeds 150 pounds to ensure that they are light enough for kids to handle.

What really matters when choosing kids ATV

  • Engine Size
    The average kid ATV runs on an engine size of between 50cc and 110cc. Engine size requirements for young riders are governed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Youth riders should be at least 16 years old to ride an ATV that runs on an engine of about 90cc. Manufacturers also provide guidelines on different engine sizes for the youth.
  • Style
    There are several color and size variations for kids ATVs. If your child would like a mixture of different colors on their ATV, manufacturers offer plenty of custom color options that you can choose from. You can also get matching colors for your adult ATV.
  • Speed
    Kids ATVs come equipped with speed limiters that allow parents to choose how fast they want their kids to ride. The fastest ATVs are utility and sport ATVs. They can reach up to a speed of 80mph. A typical four-wheeler has a top speed of about 65 mph.
  • Safety features
    Many ATVs feature plenty of safety features for riding. These includes a brake wear indicator that notifies you when your brakes need a replacement, a safety flag that helps to inform other riders where your ATV is located when riding in areas full of obstruction, an exhaust port restrictor that limits speed and engine power for kids, and an engine stop lanyard that lets adults turn off their child’s engine using a lanyard cord.
  • Battery
    ATVs come equipped with a battery that has a nominal voltage of 12.6 Volts. These are designed to last up to 3 years, with some lasting as long as 5 years. This is, of course, with excellent maintenance and proper care. Some ATVs that can run without a battery.
  • Terrain
    All ATVs are built for all types of terrains. They can accommodate only one passenger, with special models being able to accommodate two. Different types of ATVs serve different purposes. Generally, they are all built to withstand the toughest of road conditions.

Electric VS gas powered

Electric ATVs are quieter and cost less to maintain compared to gas-powered ATVs. Their only downside is that they tend to be less powerful and may run out of juice fast if not charged regularly.

Gas-powered ATVs are loud and cost more to maintain. They tend to be more powerful and may be intimidating for first-time riders. To find out which of the two types of ATVs suits you, visit your ATV retailer to carry out a test ride.

FAQ:

At what age are children allowed to drive ATV?

Only children above the age of 6 years are allowed to drive an ATV. Those between the age of 6 and 11 are advised to ride ATVs under 70cc. Those between 12 and 15 years can ride ATVs with engine capacities of between 70 and 90cc. Those of 16 years and above can ride ATVs running on more than 90cc.

Are ATVs safe for kids?

Children under the age of 16 are not advised to use ATVs. They can be too large for them to handle safely. Children are also assumed to lack the strength, maturity, judgment, and knowledge required to operate ATVs.

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How to Choose the Best Electric Skateboard

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Cheap electric skateboards: who are they designed for?

Skateboarding is fun, but it often comes with a lot of sweating and perspiration. Electric skateboards allow you to enjoy the thrill of cruising without having to worry about sweating and getting tired.

They are built to offer an alternative mode of transport for people that commute daily to work or school. The best electric skateboards offer speed, a few miles of range, and enough power to maneuver obstacles. They also stop quickly and offer reliable transportation.

Once you get off from the bus, you can use your electric skateboard to cover the few remaining miles left to your destination. Getting the right electric skateboard can be a bit confusing. In addition to the regular skateboard setup, you get accessories and batteries that can make it harder to choose.

Are there any sacrifices you make when buying cheap electric skateboards?

Cheap electric skateboards are a great alternative to boosted and higher quality electric skateboards. Unfortunately, most are more of toys rather than tools. They may not provide the necessary durability, connectivity in case of a mobile app, and service required.

They may also not be sturdy enough to handle tough rides or powerful enough to run for long periods and cover long distances. Chances are that you will not have access to reliable customer support. There are brands, however, that are producing reliable models at low prices. Some produce boards that are equally as good as those that cost $1,000 and above.

Useful tips: how to choose the best electric boards

  1. Performance
    Manufacturers design electric skateboards with speed in mind. A typical electric skateboard can reach a top speed of about 25 mph. It features a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that churns enough juice to keep it going for hours.
  2. Price
    Electric skateboards are priced differently. The cheapest ones go for as little as $299 while the most expensive skateboards go for $1,500 and above. Some of the factors that affect pricing include the size of the motor, brand, replacement parts, battery size, manufacturing location, and additional accessories such as safety equipment and a carrier bag.
  3. Wattage of the motor
    The higher the power output of your motor, the better it will perform. Low-end electric skateboards churn at least 100 watts. These are built for flat surfaces and sidewalk riding. High-end e-boards produce between 350-500 watts – enough juice to get you tackling steep hills. Some even feature two motors, providing double the power produced by a typical electric skateboard.
  4. Pulley/gear motor system vs hub motor system
    Skateboards that run on a pulley motor system allow users to change the gearing and use the type of wheels they want. Their drawback you may be required to replace the belt once in a while since they are prone to damage caused by debris. Hub motor systems feature a motor placed inside the wheel. These types tend to be slower than those running on a pulley motor system. Their greatest advantage is that they require little to no maintenance. Their main drawback is that they provide stiff rides due to the reinforcement added to protect the motor.
  5. Battery capacity
    The battery capacity of an electric skateboard determines its performance. It also affects its speed, torque, durability, safety, and life-cycle. If you need a skateboard that can handle inclines, consider purchasing one with higher battery capacity. The industry standard stands at 36 Volts and 30 Amperes. Range varies anywhere between 10 and 30 miles per charge. Sometimes, users may be forced to make battery upgrades just to get the most out of their skateboard.
  6. Trigger vs thumb remote control
    There are different types of remote controls when it comes to electric skateboards. On some, you push a button using your thumb to accelerate and pull the button back to brake. On others, a trigger is put in place of a button. To accelerate, you pull the trigger with your index finger and remove it to brake.
  7. Warranty
    Electric skateboards are prone to frequent damages. Many require periodic maintenance. Consider getting a skateboard with an extended warranty and nearby local service areas before buying your skateboard. You don’t want to have to ship your board back to your manufacturer every time you need spare parts or some servicing.

 FAQ:

Are electric skateboards legal?

Electric skateboards are a new entrant into the scene. There are no laws that allow users to use them on the streets. Legally, you can ride them on your own property. However, since they aren’t regulated, you’re not likely to get a ticket or fine if you’re spotted riding them on the streets.

How fast does an electric skateboard go?

A typical electric skateboard averages between 10mph and 30mph. When it comes to speed, pick a skateboard that matches your riding experience. If you’re an expert, you can go for the high-speed ones which typically average about 30 mph.

How are electric skateboards controlled?

Electric skateboards are controlled using a handheld remote. A battery is placed under the deck to provide the power needed to push the board. Motors are either installed within the wheels or under the deck. The rider tilts the board to make turns. He/she opens the throttles and brakes using the remote control.

Do electric skateboards have brakes?

Yes, they do. Electric skateboards come with a handheld remote control that features a stop button. However, pressing the stop button doesn’t bring the board to an abrupt stop. It reduces its speed up to a level safe enough for the rider to make it stop completely using his/her foot.

Are electric skateboards waterproof?

Majority of e-boards are not waterproof. There are a few brands, however, that offer water-resistant boards. These are built not to let in water. They can be used on wet surfaces without weakening or breaking.

How long does a boosted board last?

Boosted boards last up to 12 miles of usage on a single charge. Those on the lower end provide a mere 6 miles of range. You’ll need to add a few extra dollars to increase the range of your boosted board.

Can you ride an electric skateboard on the sidewalk?

Yes, you can. You’re allowed to ride your electric skateboard on the sidewalk. However, you must follow the normal road rules, such as obeying traffic signals, wearing a helmet, and entering streets carefully.

Do you need a helmet to ride an electric skateboard?

Yes, you do. The law requires anyone riding an electrically motorized board to put on a helmet. This is especially if they are riding on the bikeways, highways, sidewalks, trails, and any public bicycle paths.

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How to Choose Best Skateboard Backpack – Guide 

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Why are skate backpacks better than regular bags?

Skate backpacks make it easier to move about with your skateboard without having to carry it using your hands. Any skater will tell you that carrying a skateboard everywhere can be rather hectic and annoying. Ordinary bags aren’t able to accommodate skateboards since boards have larger decks, trucks, and wheel sizes.

Skate backpacks are designed to accommodate skateboards while keeping your personal belongings intact. They prevent items from getting damaged or falling out. They are built to withstand additional weight without wearing and tearing fast. One of their biggest advantages is that they are highly functional, meaning you get the most out of your backpack while carrying your skateboard around.

What to look for in a good skate or longboard backpack

  • Carrying ability
    A good skateboard backpack won’t crumble under the extra weight that comes with carrying a skateboard. You want a skate and longboard backpack that can carry books, clothes, additional accessories, and a longboard or large skateboard. Check for strong and sturdy straps or hooks that can hold your board firmly.
  • Water resistance
    A water-resistant or waterproof skate or longboard backpack is an absolute necessity. It is able to withstand harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain without leaking or weakening. This ensures that the backpack lasts long and prevents any wetting of your phone, money, books, and other items. Backpacks that are 100% waterproof are rare. However, those built to resist water work well for normal day-to-day use.
  • Large Storage
    Chances are that you’ll need to carry a few other items as you move around with your skateboard. This then makes it necessary to have a skate or longboard backpack that has enough storage for everything.
  • A high-quality backpack can accommodate your books, laptop, phone, and other accessories alongside your longboard. Some are built to accommodate your shoes, skate gear, and helmet pads. The last thing you want is to invest a lot of money in a backpack that can’t hold much.
  • Laptop compartment
    Many people use skateboards as an alternative to other transport options. They use them to commute daily to and from work or school. As a student or professional, you want a comfortable backpack that can hold your laptop without sacrificing space or comfort. The best skateboard backpack comes with a strong zip that secures your laptop firmly to avoid damage and unnecessary movement. It also ensures that the weight of your laptop doesn’t damage other items.
  • Warranty
    Many high-quality skateboard backpacks come with a 6-12 months warranty. Some have a lifetime warranty that ensures you enjoy lifelong reliability. A typical backpack will last between 4 and 10 years. Consider getting one with a warranty before buying.

Types of Skateboards & types of fitting backpacks

Types of skateboards

  1. Shortboard
    A shortboard is designed to offer great performing and air tricks as you skate. It’s the shortest skateboard on the market and works well for park or street skating.
  2. Cruiser
    As the name suggests, cruiser boards are built for cruising around. They feature a kicktail and a mid-length deck. They are very maneuverable and versatile. They also work well for street cruising.
  3. Old School
    Old school skateboards are asymmetrical and feature a flat yet wider nose and a kicktail. They are perfect for skating ramps, carved streets, and skating pools.
  4. Longboard
    Longboard skateboards are designed for those not interested in doing a performance or air tricks. Some are built for downhill racing. They tend to be asymmetrical in shape, have wheel cutouts that provide space for larger wheels, and sit to the ground lower.

Types of fitting backpacks

  1. DayPack
    Daypacks are small bags used for day to day activities. They come with ordinary pockets for common items and are the most common backpacks on the market today.
  2. Overnight backpack
    Overnight backpacks are designed to hold enough clothing and personal items for an overnight trip. They come built like daypacks but with additional pockets and slots. They may even be bigger.
  3. Trekking/Hiking backpack
    Hiking backpacks come with plenty of loops, lash-on points, and pockets to accommodate plenty of items that may be needed during a full day hike. Higher models may come with a frame and a hip belt.
  4. Cycling backpack
    As the name suggests, cycling backpacks are for those that commute by bike. They can comfortably accommodate your gear and loads of other items while sitting firmly on your back. They are also referred to as commuter backpacks.
  5. Climbing backpack
    A climbing backpack is built to hold your harness, rope, rack, shoes, helmet and all other items needed for climbing. They sit close to your body and are also referred to as crag backpacks or mountaineering backpacks.
  6. Travel backpack
    Travel backpacks are basically suitcases that can be carried on the back. Instead of loading your items from the top, they are designed to offer access like a suitcase. They come with plenty of zippered slots and pockets for all kinds of adventures.
  7. Hydration backpack
    Hydration backpacks are designed to provide up to 10 liters of storage, with 3 liters being reserved for hydration. They are extra comfortable and sit tight to prevent unnecessary movement.

How to attach a skateboard to a backpack

The easiest way to fasten your skateboard to your backpack is by using bungee straps. These loop around the top part of your backpack and around your skateboard’s wheels. They provide extra security and reliability for most backpacks and boards.

If your skateboard feels too heavy, consider using specialized straps to fasten it. These come in a variety of styles and are specially designed to accommodate different types of boards.

Can these backpacks be used as school bags too?

Yes, they can. The best thing that comes with a high-quality skateboard or longboard backpacks is that they can double up as normal college and school bags. They eliminate the need for carrying another bag for your school items.

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