Feeling stressed out from all that traffic you sit in every morning just to get a few miles to work? Tired of fighting for a place on the rush hour subway? Check out electric skateboards. An easy way to get around without worrying about staying in your lane. Some electric skateboard one wheel models are great for fun rides. We’ve put together some electric longboard reviews to help you choose which one is right for you.
Motor - The motor decides how fast you go, so what’ll it be? A motor with more power allows you to cruise through the city at top speed, but may also be cruising through your battery. A smaller motor prevents the board from getting you to top speeds.
Top Speed (MPH)- Feeling fast and furious? Choose a board with a higher top speed, and feel the wind on your face as you cruise by all those suckers in their cars. Just getting started? A slower speed might be right for you to learn on until you’re ready to upgrade.
Regenerative Brake- A regenerative brake allows the board to collect and store the energy that the board gets when it stops. An electric skateboard battery pack will keep moving longer with a regenerative brake in place. Regenerative braking can be an expensive system though.
Size- A bigger board can pack a better punch, in terms of power and control. But if you’re looking for something you can throw in a backpack or a locker when you get where you’re going, a smaller board may be a better fit for you. Smaller boards can also be lighter.
Weight- Similar to the size, weight is an important thing to consider when thinking about portability. The weight of the board can be heavier when decked out in more powerful equipment, so if that’s important to you, it may be worth the weight.
Warranty - Does the board come with a warranty? This can be something important to consider. What if the wheels fall off a week in or it stops working? Some companies will replace your board, while others won’t. Warranties can also come with a higher price tag.
We know choosing a board can be tough so we’ve put together a stellar list of electric skateboard reviews to help you choose the best one. If you’re itching to get riding- check out our top and budget picks. They’re our top contenders, but if you really want to make an informed decision read all the way to the end. What are you waiting for? Let’s get riding. The top electric skateboards are waiting for you.
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Samantha Dewitt is a lead researcher and writer for GeekWrapped, writing under a pen name. She gets excited about pet, baby, and science products and has over 12 years of experience.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019