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The Best Electric Skateboards of October, 2018 – The Top 5 Revealed!

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Electric remote-controlled skateboards are trending mainstream. These boards have become more complex and sophisticated. Think sleek design, powerful motors and immaculate control. We’ve listed boards below fitting the needs of even heavyset guys, with features like the sturdiness to ride over boulder-sized rocks and the longevity to travel a few miles into town.

Over the course of the last few months, we road tested more than 20 x electric longboards (longboard = extra long skateboards), and selected the Top 5 x for the best user experience. Some of the questions you’ll find answers to on this page include:

Are the materials solid?
Will the battery last?
Is the performance good enough?
Is it worth your money?

Read on for the Top 5 Electric Skateboards stirring the skate scene in October, 2018.

 

1) Boosted Mini X

Overview

Right off the bat, we love the sleek design of this super electric board from Boosted. The smooth wooden deck has natural suspension that makes for a comfortable ride. The black graphic design looks slick day and night. And its suitable for riders of all levels.

What We Like

This electric skateboard is all about clever design. The Boosted board is light and compact, which makes it ideal for carrying with you on commutes to work or to meet your friends. What we really appreciate is the solid kick-tail, not all modern boards have it anymore, but it makes such a difference to your control. Add the carry handle at the top of the deck, and this electric board is a pleasure to ride.

Now for the real kicker. The Boosted board is powered by reliable Samsung batteries that will take you up to 20mph for a range of 14 miles. On top you get a 3-mode speed control including a hill booster, perfect for all terrains.

The motor and battery are cleverly concealed. Most people looking at this automatic board would never guess it’s electric, so you’ll look like any other pro skater.

What Needs Improving

One drawback is the battery life. An average range of 7 miles won’t last long if you’re out for an epic ride. We recommend swapping for the extended life battery right off the bat.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

We love grabbing a Go Pro and taking this baby for a spin. So far we've racked up well over 200 miles. The board isn’t showing any signs of fatigue and looks brand new. If you use it to get everywhere in the city instead of expensive cabs, it’ll save you money - big time.

Boosted Mini x Electric Skateboard

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Last update was in: October 11, 2018 5:20 am

 


2) Evolve Electric Skateboard

Overview

Looking for a cool electric skateboard that’s perfect for seasoned skaters? The beautiful Evolve board fits the bill.

What We Like

Let’s start with the build. The Evolve is made out of high quality bamboo and fibreglass, the same materials that make up the best long boards and snowboards on the market.

This electric board has a top speed of a whopping 26mph and a range of 31 miles per charge. This figure will differ slightly depending on the hill gradient and the terrain, as well as the wheels that you use. Speaking of hill gradient, the Evolve can tackle hills insanely steep – up to a 25% gradient. That makes this electric longboard the only choice for ALL terrains.

Other than that you get multi-speed control and state of the brakes. There is a smart LCD screen for tracking your ride and diagnosing your board. You’ll never feel like the board is about to fly out from under your feet.

What Needs Improving

There’s nothing to be concerned about with the Evolve. It’s crafted by experts for serious skateboards who are ready to take their ride to the next level.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

We love the Evolve. The design is well-thought-out, and gives you just enough space to see the pavement in front of you. It will easily accelerate and climb hills. The powerful regenerative brakes will bring you to a dead stop without making you fall. It’s easy to grab and go, so you can practice in the streets and the park. With this board you’ll be a pro skater in no time. Worth every dollar.

Evolve Skateboards – Bamboo GTX Street AND All-Terrain Electric Longboard Skateboard – 31 Mile Range – 26 mph Top Speed...

Last update was in: October 11, 2018 5:56 am
$1,979.99

 


3) Teemgee Electric Skateboard

Overview

So sleek, so thin – a skating beauty to behold.

The general consensus is that electric boards have a way to go before they look as slick as their non-powered counterparts. This Teemgee board changes all of that.

What We Like

The graphics on the deck are some of the coolest we’ve seen. And that’s just the start: The luxurious 11-ply maple wood deck itself is beautifully narrow, a testament to the workmanship of the manufacturers. It’s definitely not style over substance; this durable board can go over handle pretty much any terrain.

Otherwise, it comes with everything you would expect. An easy wireless remote that will accelerate you to around 19mph with a range of 10 miles and 20 degree gradient hill climbing power.

What Needs Improving

Novice riders should take extra caution, this board will accelerate fast and break hard – so it’s best suited for relatively experienced riders.

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

All in all, an amazing board - one of the most modern we've had the pleasure of cruising with and one that I'd highly recommend.

Teemgee H5 37" Electric Skateboard, 22 MPH Top Speed, 760W Dual Motor, 11 Miles Range, 14.5 Lbs, 10 Layers Maple...

Last update was in: October 11, 2018 6:02 am

 


4) Vokul V1 Electric Skateboard

Overview

First off we were a little skeptical about this cheap and cheerful board from Vokul. It didn’t take long for it to prove us wrong. We love the strong feel of the deck. This board can definitely sustain a few knocks and kicks.

This board is again perfect for anyone looking for a first board or for laidback riding.

What We Like

If you’re looking for an easy board that you can take out every day, this is the best value you’re ever going to get. This board is so easy to control that you can get the hang of it even without an ounce of experience. It has a maximum speed of 10mph and range of 13mph. That’s more than enough for kicking back in the skatepark or cruising around the streets.

What Needs Improving

This is an excellent affordable grade board. It’s true that if you have more money to spend, you can get something more sophisticated. But for a basic e-skateboard, it’s great.

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This board costs a fraction of the expensive models. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a cool board for around $200. It looks stylish and the wide deck makes it comfortable to ride. Once the battery dies, the design of this board makes it easy to continue skating.

VOKUL V1 Electric Skateboard Cruiser | 10 Miles Max Range | 13 MPH Top Speed | 350W Hub Motor |...

Last update was in: October 11, 2018 6:17 am

 


5) Fitness Club Electric Longboard

Overview

This is another great board for serious riders.

The new Fitness Club Longboard comes with all the features you would want. It has the power and traction to conquer on and off-road tracks. The board is powered by a motor that can take you the distance and at fast speeds. So far we’re impressed.

What We Like

This is a sturdy board thanks to the quality 8-layered Canadian maple deck. And strength isn’t its only virtue. The deck is still flexible and even muffles sound so you can even ride along at night without waking everyone up. The top speed is 22mph and the max range is a commendable 12.5 miles.

What Needs Improving

The Fitness Club electric longboard is a little heavier than the others we tested. It’s manageable but something to bear in mind if you’re using it for commutes, for example.

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Overall this board was by far one of the best boards we tested. Our in-house skaters love the combination of classic skating fair and modern features. The wood material makes it luxurious to touch. We're always finding an excuse to ride it.

Fitnessclub Electric Longboard - Dual Motorized Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control,Max Speed up to 22MPH

Last update was in: October 11, 2018 6:35 am
$369.99 $449.59

 


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