As some of you already know, electric skateboards are moving up in the world. Only during the last couple of months, this market has reported a huge growth in popularity. Truthfully, it comes as no surprise since electric rideables in general are becoming more and more popular with each passing month. It’s the rapid modernization of us as a society that led to this. People don’t want to use old fashioned means of transport. No. They want something new, something innovative… something that will make people turn their heads at the first sight. And believe it or not, that’s exactly what electric skateboards have to offer. They represent the modernistic movement that’s happening everywhere around us. Today, we’ll see what’s the best electric skateboard under $1000.
The technology is making huge advancements in quick time successions that not a lot of people can catch up to it accordingly. In other words, if you’re a techie and you’re looking for something that will spice up your boring daily routines, then you have come to the right place. Electric skateboards offer a huge variety of usage scenarios, ranging from good old tricking and flipping at the skate park, casual strolls down the hood or even for daily commuting to work.
They certainly are versatile devices, and as such, it’s not surprising that you will have to pay quite the money for them. Of course, you can get the budget models for less than $200, but if you want something really special, then you’re probably looking at $500+ price tags. Still, even though the title of our little list here states „under $1000“, we are not going to border ourselves with only the most expensive models. No. The 10 electric skateboards under $1000 models listed below range from $300 to $700, which means that there will be something for everyone. So, if you are looking for a new toy, then make sure you carefully read through the paragraphs below because there’s plenty of useful information to be digested.
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TABLE : Electric Skateboards Under $1000
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10. Vellio Shine With Vellio Shine we have come to the 3 best models under $1000 that you can purchase right now. It’s been a long journey coming from Swagboard’s NG-1, but I’m sure you will stick around with us till the very end of the road… AKA the top spot of our list. So, I am sure you must can’t wait for me to start talking about this one… So, with that being said, let’s jump straight to it! First off, it is important to point out that this model is absolutely crazy when it comes to specifications. With more than 18 miles of range on a single full charge and cca 17.5 miles per hour top speed, there aren’t that many models out there that can swing past it. This is, of course, possible due to its powerful 1800w motor built in straight underneath the deck. The maximum load capacity is also quite good. There’s room for 220lbs of weight which should be enough for even the bulkiest of people. Moving onto the build, it is safe to say that Vellio did not agree to any compromises here. The deck is made out of the finest bamboo. It is extremely flexible and you will feel like a champ while skating on it. This bamboo deck ensures you get a great ride quality, improves handling and even helps you out with maneuverability. The top of the deck is covered with top quality Canadian maple wood along with a non-skid grip coating for improved stability. To top it all off, Vellio Shine has a hole in the deck that’s used for easier transportation. We’ve already seen that on a couple of other models, and it is definitely one of those small details that turn out to be more useful than you’ll like to admit.
9. Mototec 1600w Dirt
The second-best model comes from MotoTec, a renowned company that is doing business all over the world. They’ve had a massive amount of success with their products in the last couple of months, and they are planning on continuing that with their awesome new electric skateboard.
The first thing that you will notice once you take a look at this little fella are its spiky tiers with large treads. As its name suggests, this model is capable of riding on all sorts of terrain including dirt, sand, gravel and so on… Yup, you can even ride this fella on the beach, if you’re into that type of stuff anyway. It’s extremely powerful as well! With its 1600 watt dual motors, it is capable of reaching up to 22 mph, but that might be lower on different terrain and under a heavy load from the driver. The controller that comes with it has a trigger that helps you adjust it to 3 speed settings. Moreover, it has amazingly versatile trucks and spring bushings, allowing it to give you smooth riding experience no matter what type of terrain you’re riding it on. All things considered, I believe this is the best all terrain model on our list (it’s actually the only model that’s being marketed for different types of terrain). Of course, you can purchase this even if you’re located in a city. You can use it for your daily commuting as well… but, truth be told, not using the full potential of this beast would be a shame…
8. Swagboard NG-1
The list starts off with, by far, the cheapest model. It is manufactured by Swagboard, a well-known company in the electric rideables market. For only $300, the NG-1 (short for NextGen) delivers an abundance of features topped off by decent specifications for this price range.
The deck is made from maple wood and finished off with a grip tape that ensures a more comfortable riding experience. In the package, you will not only get the electric skateboard itself, but you will also get its dedicated controller. It’s a pretty straightforward one with no fancy buttons or anything like that – very simple to use. Beneath the deck, you will find a powerful Li-On Fe battery which can last up to 10 miles. Moreover, the delivers up to 11mph of top speed and can hold the weight up to 176 pounds. Considering this is a children’s model (a more sophisticated one, for that matter), the maximum weight is on point, although some of you might want it to be a big higher so you can test it out as well. Still, despite the low maximum allowed weight, the NG-1 is a good model that is surely going to attract more and more customers with its awesome performance and cheap price.
7. MaxFind New Design
Moving on to the second model, we have the MaxFind New Design Electric Skateboard. Without a proper name (just the company one), people immediately start to think that it’s a bad product. But, on the contrary, the MaxFind is a great model that will surely find its way into thousands of households worldwide.
The reason behind this statement is its awesome build quality and the sheer performance quality this bad boy is capable of delivering. For instance, the max speed this thing can reach is somewhere around 17 miles per hour(keep in mind that this is heavily depending on several important factors such as the type of road, weight of the rider, skills and whatnot). Combine that with cca 10 miles of battery duration (it features Samsung’s 18650 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery) and you will notice that it’s a pretty good model capable of providing you with massive amounts of fun. In addition to that, this little fella also features the well-known IP65 certificate meaning it’s waterproof so you do not have to worry about getting it wet in puddles. Another great thing about this model is its quick charging time allowed by the Samsung’s Quick Charge technology. It takes roughly 1 hour to fully charge this little guy, making it perfect for your daily commuting needs.
Benchwheel might not be the most popular electric skateboard that’s currently available for purchase, but it is a great model in every sense of the word. It’s stylish, it’s fast and it’s reliable… What more could you wish for?
Let’s start off with the only downside of this model and that is its price tag of roughly $650. While that’s not such a big deal if you take a look at some of the other models, considering what exactly does it have to offer, I believe it’s cca $50 too much. That’s why I would advise you to purchase it while it’s on sale, and that tends to be quite frequent nowadays.
Now the good things. First off, its 1800W dual brushless motors are amazing. Not only will they provide you with high torque and excellent top speeds, but will also give you an extra dose of both durability and reliability. Those two things are always important, and perhaps that’s one of the reasons it’s priced so high. The maximum speed this device can reach is somewhere around 18.5 miles per hour, which is pretty good. On the other hand, it’s battery is not so awesome. Not only does it take roughly 3 hours to charge (and they have the nerves to call it FastCharge), but it is only capable of providing you with cca 13 miles of range. Still, if you look at the build quality and the massive amount of people praising its quality, the Benchwheel seems to par pretty good with its competitors, even with the price tag that makes us expect just a tiny bit more from it.
5. Genesis Hellfire
If you are looking for raw power, then Hellfire is all you’re looking for. Genesis made sure that this model has all you might ever need in terms of both its speed and range. So with that being said, let’s see how awesome this model really is!
If you are buying an electric skateboard for riding constantly from point A to point B on a daily basis, then you will simply love Hellfire. It’s extremely fast, meaning it will save you a lot of time in the process. Its powerful motor helps it reach up to 20 mph while its battery is there to ensure around 20 miles of range. The charging time goes somewhere around 2 to 3 hours, which is not that much… But still, we would love to see an upgraded version with the Quick Charge technology implemented.
The controller that comes within the package is awesome, unlike any other that you’ve seen so far. It’s stylish, responsive, and best of all – its battery lasts for roughly 7 days of constant use. Another very important thing worth mentioning is the maximum allowed weight. For this model it goes around 260lbs which is sure to give you a lot of breathing space even during the winter body season!
4. THE X-BOARD
This black and red beauty is surely going to catch your sight from the very first glance. It’s cool looks have been designed with an emphasis on effectiveness. There’s even a hole in the deck that is meant for easier transportation from point A to point B. The X- Board (what a great name for an electric skateboard, right?), on top of its awesome design, is flattered to have some of the best specifications in the price range of under $500. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
The X-Board features a powerful 1000 watts motor that is capable of reaching up to 16 mph in the perfect conditions. We are talking about a brushless motor that is located straight underneath the deck. The manufacturers claim it to be extremely durable and we will believe their words since brushless motors are known for just that. In addition to the maximum speed, you will be happy when you find out about its maximum range too. It just peeks over 15 miles on a full charge which should be more than enough for a day of commuting / joyriding. And last but not least, LG made sure their battery is slightly better than those of their competitors. By implementing their FastCharge technology, this little sucker is up and running in less than 2 hours. How awesome is that?
All things considered, I am sure there is no doubt that The X-Board has a solid future ahead of itself. It’s a great model that is definitely capable of delivering the best bang for the buck ratio on the entire list!
3. Genesis Tomahawk
After looking at the awesome Hellfire, Tomahawk is the second model of electric skateboards coming straight from Genesis. It features a similar design and specs, but the experts will notice a couple of key differences…
Let’s start this analysis off by stating that the top speed of this device is somewhere around 20mph. No more, no less! Combine that with roughly the same number of miles for the range and you’ll understand why is this model selling like crazy. Another great thing about it is its style and the fact that it comes fully assembled. Yup, that’s right. While some of the models on this list might need some screwing or stuff like that, the Tomahawk can be ridden straight out of the box… and that’s the true beauty of it!
The controller is awesome as well. It resembles a short-piped gun to be honest, but don’t let that discourage you from purchasing it! The quality and responsiveness are both pretty good, meaning you will not have any issues when it comes to controlling the skateboard. All in all, it’s safe to say that Genesis played it good with this model. It’s nothing special but it’s still pretty reliable across all departments.
2. Koowheel Electric Skateboard
And finally, after 9 awesome models, we have come to the best of them all. This honor belongs to the amazing Koowheel and in a couple of sentences we are going to show you why exactly is it the best model on the market. So, with this in mind, let’s start!
Koowheel comes in 4 colors: red, orange, green and blue. All of them look amazing, and that’s not surprising considering it’s a greatly stylized model with a huge emphasis on its looks. It comes with a special feature that is not seen with any other model on the market… battery replacement. It only takes cca 15 seconds to replace the batter, and of course, you can buy an addition one via Amazon.
It features a potent dual brushless hub motor that is capable of providing the skateboards with high speed rides… And when I say high speeds, I really mean high speeds: This little beast is capable of reaching up to 25 miles per hour which is unheard of within this price range. Yup, you read that correctly, ladies and gentlemen. 25 miles per hour! But not only is the Koowheel incredible fast, it has a long-lasting battery as well. We are talking about the popular Samsung’s 18650 Lithium-Ion battery that is, with the help of the motor, capable of reaching up to 25 miles on a single charge. The charging time is no joke either – it’s fully ready in less than 2 hours.
The deck is made out of only the finest Canadian Maple Wood (7-ply) and can hold the weight of cca 285 lbs which is amazing. When it comes to the comfortability and stability, the Koowheel can be considered as the best model out there. Its design allows it to deliver extremely smooth riding experience due to its excellent damping design. And I believe that’s that… There’s nothing more to be said about this awesome model… If you didn’t realize by now that you’re looking at one of the best models on the market, then there’s definitely something wrong with you… 🙂
1. Yuneec E-GO2
The third product on our list is made by Yuneec, a company that got famous for their excellent drones that have been sweeping the market lately. They are doing their best to build up on their recent success by expanding their manufacturing ideas and coming up with a brilliant solution to electric skateboarding. Many will say this is the best electric skateboard under $1000, do you agree?
Yuneec E-GO2 is a rather stylish piece of electric rideables. It comes in 3 colors (pink, blue and green) and has the well-familiar kicktail shape that many of you will consider awesome. Moving onto the specifications, the E-GO2 is capable of going up to 15 miles per hour, but that depends on the weight of the rider and many other factors (as is the case with all other electric skateboards). What’s great about this model and what makes it the perfect solution for distant daily commuting is its exceptionally long battery duration. It is able to reach 18 miles with ease, and can even go a bit further if you are on the Eco mode (set up via the included wireless controller) for the whole riding duration. Yuneec even created an iPhone app (Android app is being developed ATM) that let’s you keep track of your stats and battery levels at any time. It’s a small feature but will prove to be extremely useful in the long run. All in all, I believe it is pretty clear that Yuneec’s E-GO2 has a bright future ahead of itself. I don’t see any reason why it should not…
So, with that awesome top spot on our list, I am afraid we have come to the conclusion. To be honest, there isn’t anything smart left to be said after looking at all those awesome models. What I would like to emphasize on the very last paragraph is the safety. If you are perhaps planning on buying one of these models for your children, then you should probably invest in some sort of safety equipment as well. Electric skateboards might seem like no big deal, but trust me, they can go pretty fast, especially the premium (read more expensive) models. That’s why, as a safety measures, pick up some good pads and helmet… just in case!