If you are an enthusiast who is looking for a premium electric skateboard then I am happy to inform you that you have come to the right place. Why? Well, because I am going to give you an in depth look at the 5 best electric skateboards priced slightly over $1000.
At this price point, manufactures could have gone in two directions when designing boards, crazy off-road specs, or high quality city cruising. We’ve got a fine mix of both on the list down below.
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You’re kidding me, electric skateboards over $1000?
Yep, such a thing does exist, and if you take a sneak peak at the list down below you’ll see what I meant when I said that manufacturers have gone either crazy off-road spec, or crazy comfy city cruising. List consists of either extremely large and powerful electric skateboards like the ones from eGlide, or nicely built asphalt munchers like Inboard M1 and the iconic Boosted Board 2nd generation.
The hefty premium that you pay on these boards does give you some perks. For example I wasn’t able to find an upper weight limit on the eGlide boards that I mentioned. True they are all terrain boards, but they also have decks made out of aluminum which makes them incredibly tough and sturdy.
Inboard M1 has build in LED lights for driving at night. Both Boosted and Inboard M1 have replaceable batteries, apps for staying on top of the board performance, etc. Essentially you pay a lot, but you also get a lot in return.
TABLE : Electric Skateboards Over $1000:
|5. Inboard M1||22 mph||7 miles||250 lbs||See price now|
|4. AT (All Terrain)||24 mph||15 miles||300+ lbs||See price now|
|3. Falcon Board |
|30 mph||18 miles||230 lbs||See price now|
|1. EGlide GT||23 mph||15 miles||300+ lbs||See price now|
|1. Boosted 2nd Generation||22 mph||7 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
5. Inboard M1
One of the things that you’d come to expect from electric skateboards that cost over 1000$ is that they will have unheard of top speeds, can cover hundreds of miles on single charge or that they can hold and carry weight like pack mules.
In reality, things aren’t really that much different from their cheaper counterparts as far as specs goes. Hence the reason why Inboard M1, a $1400 electric skateboard has a top speed of 22 mph. Yep, you’ve read that right, I haven’t dropped a zero or anything like that. 22 mph isn’t something to go home and cry about, but still, there are electric skateboards from BLITZART that cost less than 500$ that are rated at 25 mph.
Things will get even more depressing when I share what the average mileage on a single battery charge is. Coming in at 7 miles, it has one of the worst ranges out of all the electric skateboards that I’ve had the privilege of testing. So what’s the deal then, why would anyone spend that much money to buy Inboard M1? It has everything to do with the reliability of the brand, and some very interesting choices when it comes to designing M1.
Let’s first deal with the issue of limited range on a single battery charge. Even though you only get 7 miles out of a single charge, M1 has easily swappable batteries. A single latch needs to be turned to release the empty battery and again returned once the full battery is placed in the slot, to secure it in place. True you need to purchase additional batteries, which have quite a steep price of $250, but with additional batteries you can extend the range to 14 or 21 miles. Plus, it takes just 1.5 hours to charge the battery.
Dual hub motors feature Inboards in-house “Manta Drive”. It is supposed to deliver reliable performance and very precise acceleration/braking, without tugs or anything like that. The 1000w motors can battle hills rated at 15%. Deck has a smooth and streamlined design. Battery and electronics underneath the deck are protected by plastic shielding which is splash-proof.
Entire board weighs only 14.5 lbs, it’s very portable. Rider wields the M1 with a wireless remote control, a very intuitive one, with 4 speed levels. There is also a mobile app for iPhone and Android which can be used to monitor battery level, speed, distance crossed, etc. Through the app, Inboard promises to send firmware updates that will fix any issues that might pop-up with the board.
That’s what you are paying for when buying into M1, the support and knowledge that quite a bit of effort went into making the board.
4. AT (All Terrain)
AT (All Terrain), just like its name suggests, is an all terrain electric skateboard that costs $1369. Another similar model, GT, from the same manufacturer, eGlide, can be found little bit further down the list.
I guess you can see from the image on the right what sets both these models apart from all the other electric skateboards that are under $1000, heck, even from the previously mentioned Inboard M1. These have large rubber tires, which are threaded, and can go to a lot of the places that electric skateboard made for the city can’t.
Normally when writing about an electric skateboard right about now I’m mentioning the deck and the max weight loads that it can withstand. With AT, there is no set maximum weight load.
Deck isn’t made out wood, but rather .25 inch hydraulically pressed aluminium. Large 17 inch wheelbase, and rubber tires to match, won’t have problems holding even the bulkiest of riders. Hence the reason why there’s no set upper weight load limit. Should you decide to push AT to the limits and actually load it up like a pack mule, the only thing that will suffer is the top speed and range performance.
Motors are made out of “industrial grade” electrical components. There is a 1 year warranty on them, so that is a nice touch. 70 amps of power that the motors offer can deliver a top speed of about 24 mph. Instead of lithium-ion, AT has sealed lead acid batteries that can run for about 15 miles on a single charge.
I guess there’s no need to point out the fact that with you can take a detour from the downtown concrete and asphalt where electric skateboards are usually driven, and go off road. Note that performance will suffer, but still, AT should be able to push through even the toughest of terrains. Be warned that this board is not portable. It weighs astonishing 75 lbs, and is very big.
It’s not something you’ll pick up and carry under your arm easily, should you run out of batteries. All I’m gonna say is that when looking at what AT has to offer, its price point isn’t all that surprising. eGlide have really outdone themselves with this one. A must have for everyone interested in off-road electric skateboarding.
3. Falcon Board Oasis Cruiser
The third model on our list is coming straight from Falcon Board, a little known company that has produced a total of 2 electric skateboards. In addition to their premium model called Oasis Cruiser, Falcon Board has made a pretty generic-named one called Electric Skateboard Longboard. It belongs to the top tier models and is accordingly priced at roughly $1400.
Moving onto the actual model that we’re going to analyze – Oasis Cruiser, it is important to say that it sports a powerful 1500 watts dual in wheel motors. They are so powerful that they allow the skateboard to seamlessly reach top speed of more than 30 miles per hour, which is absolutely amazing by all measures.
Still, even though the top speed is ridiculous, the battery is not exactly on par. Don’t get me wrong, the battery duration is quite amazing in its own right, but its not nearly as astonishing as the top speed. With roughly 18 miles of range on a full charge, it’s definitely more than the majority of its competition… But still, with cca 30mph of top speed, we’d expect at least 20 to 25 miles of range.
The deck is made from 9 ply Canadian Maple Wood, meaning you will get an incredibly smooth ride that’s going to capture both your mind and body each and every time you take it on a stroll down the street. It’s capable of withstanding roughly 230lbs, meaning even your fat uncle Bob will be able to test it out. All things considered, Oasis Cruiser is indeed a premium model with a premium price to match its amazing specs.
2. eGlide GT Powerboard
eGlide is a well-known company that specializes in the production of premium electric rideables. So far, their catalogue features several types of electric byes as well as 3 (very similar) types of electric skateboards. As we already mentioned in the introductory sentence, they specialize only in PREMIUM products so it is not really a surprise to see that all of their electric rideables cost over $1000.
Today, we are taking a closer look at their GT Powerboard made out of black anodized aluminum. It’s the perfect off road skateboard with huge wheels that can ride through the roughest of terrains with complete ease. Many people will agree this is the best electric skateboard over $1000.
It is powered by an extremely powerful motor that allows it to go from 0 to 23 mph in just 5 seconds. Talk about acceleration, right? With roughly 15 miles of range on a single charge, this little fella is more than capable of being your personal daily mean of transport on and off the office.
It is extremely lightweight and you will be able to maximally feel the ride due to the .75 deck drop that significantly lowers the center of gravity. This allows for an awesome riding experience no matter the type of terrain you’re currently riding on. The deck is made out of Type 3 aircraft anodized aluminum which ensures only the top quality and significantly improves the overall riding experience with the deck being only .25 inch thick.
Another awesome thing about this electric skateboard that we did n0t mention are the wheels. True, we did mention that they are huge and capable on working outstanding across all types of terrain… but we did not mention that they are inflated. Yup, that’s right! We are talking about high quality Kenda pneumatic tiers that are going to make sure you don’t fall off the skateboard as soon as you hit a new type of terrain on your way to work (or school).
With all of the above in mind, I am sure that you realize what an awesome skateboard this is… But, with its awesomeness, comes a great price too!
1. Boosted 2nd Generation
Boosted Board is one of the first electric skateboards that I’ve heard of, and I’m sure that’s true for many of your reading this. Boosted was one of the pioneers in the world of electric skateboard, and we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t in part for them. Boosted 2nd Generation is the latest iteration of their original Boosted Board, an update to the original design.
Boosted 2nd Generation is in a lot of ways similar to the Inboard M1. It’s made for city travel, has a lot of power under the deck, but is also very portable. Due to its 99W battery it passes the necessary requirements for airplane boarding, so you can travel with the board without any problems with the TSA.
Unfortunately, because of such a small battery that comes as standard with Boosted 2nd Generation you can only get about 7 miles of range on a single battery charge. Good news is that it’s possible to purchase the extended battery for double the range.
Deck is made entirely out of bamboo, so it’s sturdy, while at the same time flexible. It can hold up to 200 lbs of weight. It’s 38 inches in length, and has orange outlines, with completely black grip cover at the top. Power is delivered by a dual belt drive motor system that can develop speeds of up to 22 mph.
Belt drive motor system might seem like an odd choice, but keep in mind that it’s built by Boosted. There is a 6 month manufacturer warranty in case any problems do pop up. One advantage of the belt drive is that they can climb very step hills. At 25% grade hill climbing, Boosted won’t have problems battling even San Francisco hill tops. Remote has 4 speed modes, battery indicator and a very ergonomic design.
Boosted Board is one of the more popular electric skateboards out there, with good reason. They have good reputation, and even though the specs might nit be the best, you can count on the Boosted team to have your back.
So, there you have it guys! Those were the 3 electric skateboards over $1000, premium models currently available on the market. Go ahead and compare them to one of the lower priced ones and you will notice that there’s a huge difference in terms of both their specifications and features. While these models might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I am still positive that they will find their audience pretty quickly…