Skateboarding is not only fun but the improved efficiency and safety features are moving boosted boards from the domain of kids and teenagers into “green” adult transportation. You can save time and gas getting across campus, around the city or commuting to work, and you never have to look for parking again. Boosted Boards have an electric board with remote control and are much easier to ride than standard skateboards as you just balance on the skateboard deck and squeeze the remote to accelerate or brake gradually. It’s easy, safe and fun for kids and adults and you don’t need experience in regular skateboarding to master the ride. Here’s a quick rundown of the best electric skateboards in 2018.
1. Airwheel M3 Electric Longboard Skateboard
Large 4.5” all-terrain rubber tires and built-in damper masses provide good anti-skid operation and stability for this durable boosted board. It has a maximum speed of 13 mph and a range of over 12 miles. The remote controlled bi-directional motors control speed and braking and the Lithium-Ion battery lasts long and recharges in just 2 hours.
2. Electric Skateboard with Wireless Controller
With a poured polyurethane deck, 80 x 50mm wheels, speeds up to 10 mph and a weight limit of 120 pounds this is a brilliant starter electric board for kids and lighter adults. The variable speed setting (slow, medium, and fast) allows you to set the boundaries while you learn. The non-spillable Lead Acid battery gives you 40 minutes of ride time.
3. Dynacraft Surge Electric Skateboard
Another safe and sturdy starter electric skateboard with a top speed of 6 mph and a maximum weight of 145 pounds. You can get around 4 miles of continuous cruising out of it at a respectable six miles per hour, perfect for kids aged 8+.
4. Boosted Electric Skateboard
This speed devil offers a revolutionary 2,000 watts of power and a dual-drive (reversible) system to tackle up- and downhill aggressively but safely, and lets you do advanced tricks like the slide-out or 180 turns. 100% bamboo longboard with top-of-the-range machined metal parts, aerospace-grade batteries and a spring-loaded remote for precision speed and braking control.
5. Pure Energy Electric Skateboard
The range of 18-20 miles per charge makes it an excellent solution for commuters, and it recharges in under 4 hours. The deck is made of several layers of bamboo, fiberglass and Canadian Maple. It has a top speed of 21mph, cruise control, and supports up to 265 pounds, so it is strong enough for fairly serious hill climbing. The regenerative braking system recharges the battery by converting kinetic energy from braking or pushing. The battery and electronics are protected from water and dirt.
6. Atom 95X MountainBoard
Maple laminated skateboard deck and F1 bindings plus 8 inches Diamond Tread Pneumatic tyres make this the ideal boosted board for entry-level mountain boarding enthusiasts. This is a hill eating monster made for traversing fairly rough terrain and has a very simple but powerful V-brake system similar to that of a bike that applies friction to both back wheels for extra safety going down steeper inclines. Excellent all-rounder entry-level board.
7. Dual Cruiser Electric Skateboard
This is a new 2018 Model with an 18-mile range and 1800w power motor that delivers over 17mph with a 220 lb load capacity. 100% bamboo longboard with a non-skid coating, adjustable power, powerful brakes and adjustable speed for all skill levels. The ergonomic wireless remote controller and cut-out on the deck adds to the impression that this is an excellent buy for the price.
8. Benchwheel Electric Skateboard
Light-weight bamboo and fibreglass layer deck with a carved out grip for easy carrying. The motor is mounted so inconspicuously that this boosted board looks like a standard longboard, yet provides top speeds of up to 20 mph. It has powerful acceleration, uphill climbing capability and regenerative braking. The twin motor configuration gives a very well balanced power output and breaking experience. Ergonomic 2.4G remote control and a price tag that will make you smile.
9. GT Powerboard
Go from 0-23 MPH in 5 seconds – this power board is fast and has a 15-mile range. The aluminium skateboard deck has a .75” drop which lowers the center of gravity for a stable ride. Control the RPM during downhill rides with "Industrial grade” electronics and extra powerful braking. It will take you over almost anything with the high road clearance and low profile Kenda pneumatic tires. The “half power” setting lets beginners get the hang before they start enjoying the speed which this sleek power board is capable of.
10. Maverix BorderX Electric Skateboard
Powerful 800w motor with 18mph max speed, smooth ABS braking and three speeds to accommodate beginner, intermediate, expert levels and a unique safety leash with emergency brakes. This is a dirt road monster that comes with extra-big off-road tyres, though you can also buy street tyres for a smoother ride on standard pavements
Head to your nearest skate shop and compare standard skate boards to boosted skateboards to get the smooth, comfortable ride you need for your early morning commute.
You will be the envy of your colleagues for discovering this totally cool, environment-friendly transportation before they did! Remember that different brands appeal to different people so go with the one that individually catches your fancy.