As is the case with all other types of rideables, electric skateboards also require quite a bit of time to get used to. Effectively controlling them from the very first step is trait only few people are blessed with. For others, it can be a steep learning curve. Even more so if they start off with a model that isn’t suitable for beginners.
What was I looking for when picking boards for the list?
First and foremost I was looking to making sure that most of the boards on the list are wallet-friendly. Reason for that was because we’re talking about beginners and it doesn’t make sense for a beginner to shell out $500 or even $1000 for an electric skateboard that they aren’t too sure they will enjoy riding. It’s like buying a Bugatti Veyron for your first car. Don’t worry, there are also “Bugattis” on the list, but most of the boards are budget board that offer a good price-to-performance ratio.
After making sure that the price is right, I wanted to make sure that all the other specs are there as well. We’re taking decent top speed, more importantly a decent range on single charge and also max weight load capacity that’s above 200 lbs.
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Buying electric skateboard can be confusing for beginners
Because of that, I decided to form a list of the best beginner-friendly electric skateboards on the market. Luckily, there are many good ones out there. I managed to find 10 that are both beginner-friendly and provide good bang for the buck.
So, if you or someone you know is looking for a very first electric skateboard, then this list below might seem rather interesting. As I’ve already stated above, it features a total of 10 models, all of which have been handpicked by me. I’ve tried to be as objective as possible and I am pretty sure you will agree with my picks.
So, without further adue, let’s go!
Table : Best electric skateboards for beginners
|10. Alouette||12 mph||6 miles||110 lbs||See price now|
|9. ATOM Electric H.4||9 mph||5 miles||165 lbs||See price now|
|8. SwagBoard NG-1||12 mph||10 miles||176 lbs||See price now|
|7. Blitzart Tornado||15 mph||17 miles||300 lbs||See price now|
|6. MaxFind||17 mph||10 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
|5. KooWheel D3M||27 mph||20 miles||300 lbs||See price now|
|4. ACTON Blink Lite||5 mph||5 miles||180 lbs||See price now|
|3. Penny Board 1000W||15 mph||7 miles||210 lbs||See price now|
|2. Blitzart Mini Flash||12 mph||15 miles||260 lbs||See price now|
|1. Boosted Dual+||22 mph||7 miles||200 lbs||See price now|
It is extremely lightweight, weighing in at just 7.7 pounds which makes it great for carrying around with you no matter where you go. And the last thing regarding its design that’s worth mentioning are the 80A Polyurethane wheels.
Powered by a 350W brushless hub motor, this thing can achieve decent speeds (the specs sheet claim it can go more than 12mph but I really doubt that). It’s running on a 2200mAh Lithium battery with implemented quick charge technology (fully charged up under 2 hours). It can reach up to 6 miles on a single charge which is perfectly fine for the price.
Unfortunately, Alouette has a serious downside in the form of an incredibly low maximum supported weight. Believe it or not, Alouette can withstand just 110 pounds (roughly 50kgs) which limits its userbase only to small children. Other than that, Alouette is a good choice for beginners.
9. Atom Electric H.4
Atom is one of the more established electric skateboard manufacturers out there. They’ve been in this game for years now. They’re known for their good quality products and reliable after-sale support. What makes Atom Electric H.4 great for beginners is a combination of all the factors that we discussed in the introduction. For starters there’s the low price of around $300. Electric H.4 has a deck length of about 27″. It’s a relative shortboard, which should make it easy to control and also very portable. Deck is made out of thick layers of Canadian maple wood and can withstand around 165 lbs of weight.
Hub motor design that H.4 boasts means that it has its single 400W motor safely tucked away in the rear wheel. Small power of H.4 means that top speed is limited to about 9 mph. Low top speed is however desirable in our case, because we’re focusing on electric skateboards for beginners. Those who never rode electric skateboards or even worse, those who never rode a regular skateboard, don’t really need a board that can go 25+ mph. That would end in a disaster. Even the 9 mph that H.4 develops is too high of a top speed. Luckily there are two speed modes, one slow, one fast, to help decrease the top speed even more.
The board features a 2200 mAh battery Samsung branded battery. It can give around 5 miles on a single charge. This is including the power the battery gets from regenerative braking. Range is quite low, but you can’t really blame it at that price point. On the plus side, with such a small battery, and a weight of only 8 lbs, you won’t have any problems boarding a plane with Electric H.4. It really is the best board for those who are looking to start getting into electric skateboarding, and maybe even skateboarding in general. You can’t beat it for the price.
8. SwagBoard NG-1
SwagBoard NG-1 is another electric skateboard that can be had on the cheap. It’s actually even cheaper than the previously mentioned Atom Electric H.4, while at the same time offering some even more impressive specifications. For around $200, you get a very powerful board with top speeds of up to 12 mph. Price point hits the sweet spot of what we’re trying to achieve with this list. I’m saying that because if you are not really all that sure you’re going to enjoy riding an electric skateboard, $200 doesn’t seem like such a huge amount of money that you can’t afford to spend in order to try NG-1.
SwagBoard is a well-known manufacturer. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t ATOM, Yuneec or Boosted, but still, you can purchase them knowing that you’re going to get at least some modicum of support from the company. Maple wood deck with an all-black grip tape on top makes for one very slick look. I especially like the handgrip cut-outs on each side of the deck, which are intended for holding the deck while in transport. With a net weight of only 9.5 lbs, you’ll be able to carry NG-1 without breaking a sweat. Max weight load on the deck is set at 176 lbs. Not bad at all.
Built-in 24V Li-ion Fe battery gives a range of about 10 miles. For the price point, it’s more than enough. If you’re planning on buying NG-1 and you have a longer commute to wherever you need to go, you’ll have to spend some extra cash and buy something like Blitzart Tornado that I mentioned a little bit further down the list. Again, for this price point, SwagBoard NG-1 has a lot to offer, so I definitely recommend it if you are planning on buying an electric skateboard to see why everyone seems to be going crazy about them.
7. Blitzart Tornado
The 7th spot on our list goes to a brand-new model on the market. Made by Blizart, Tornado seems like a solid choice for bulkier people who are looking to start their journey into the world of electric skateboards.
This ergonomic giant (38-inch deck) supports up to 300 pounds of maximum weight which says enough about the things that are yet to be mentioned about it.
I’ll start off with the build quality. Tornado is made with 8ply maple wood covered with a sheet of bamboo on each side. It’s extremely elegant and flexible, providing you with a worry-free experience.
Moving forward to the performance, it becomes quite clear that Blitzard did a great job. Tornado’s Lithium-Ion battery allows it to go as far as 17 miles on a single charge. With a maximum speed of roughly 15 miles per hour, it means that this thing can go on for an hour or so.
While Blitzart’s Tornado is a fairly new model on the market, MaxFind has already established itself quite decently. With a whole heap of satisfied customers, things are looking great for this awesome electric skateboard.
That is not at all surprising for an IP65 waterproof electric skateboard whose battery comes with the ever so popular quick charge technology. It charges in less than an hour, allowing you to get on your skateboard in no time at all.
Likewise, another great thing about MaxFind is its maximum speed of up to 17mph (roughly 28km/h) which might even be a bit too fast for some of you. Still, the speed is completely adjustable so you can go as slow as you’d like.
Lastly, I’d like to point out that it runs on the Samsung’s 18650 Li-Ion battery. I already mentioned that it charges up in less than an hour, but what I did not mention is its endurance. This battery lasts up to 10 miles on average and allows MaxFind to become your favorite commuting method.
5. KooWheel D3M
Probably my favorite model (just because it is the first electric skateboard I ever had), Koowheel is still standing tall amongst its competitors. This is not only due to a gorgeous design but because of brilliant specifications as well.
It comes equipped with dual 350W brushless motors (total power 700W) and carries an amazing top speed of up to 27 miles per hour. Yup, you read that correctly – that’s 27 MILES per hour. AMAZING! It is, by far, the fastest model out there!
Likewise, Koowheel is a champion in another category and that’s stability. You will not believe how good this beauty performs even at the highest speeds.
Lastly, it is important to mention that it also comes with a quick-charge enabled battery which can last up to 20 miles… which is another record-breaking factor. Combine all of that with roughly 300 pounds of supported weight and you will understand why Koowheel is such a good option for everyone and not just for beginners.
4. ACTON Blink Lite
Weighing in at just 7.7 pounds (which is the same as Alouette which technically makes them both World’s lightest electric skateboards), this little fella combines great mobility with solid performance and a dirt-cheap price tag.
Performance-wise, you can expect roughly 5 miles of range on a single charge. Regarding the top speed, you will be seeing somewhere around 5-6 mph, heavily depending on the user weight, terrain and several other factors.
Blink Lite’s deck is made out of only the finest Canadian maple and sports a gorgeous LED strip that’s also present with the standard (heavyweight) version of ACTON’s electric skateboard.
The biggest selling points of ACTON Blink Lite are definitely its weight, simplicity and the overall classic design that’s incredibly easy on the eyes. So, if you are suffering from a severe case of 90’s skating nostalgia, it doesn’t get any better than ACTON Blink Lite!
3. Benchwheel Penny Board 1000W
Benchwheel’s Penny Board can be bought in two different designs (one is more aggressive with interesting marks and red logo on it, while the second one sports a classical grip tape with an Interstate 66 mark). Together with shiny red Polyurethane wheels, it makes up for a pretty good design.
Stepping away from the design and onto the performance, one thing is sure – Penny Board 1000W surprised me quite nicely. I managed to get it up to 15mph which was quite amazing considering I weigh around 210 lbs at the moment.
The top speed was not the only awe factor with this one. Another one was with its mileage… Unfortunately, it was not a pleasant kind of a surprise since Penny Board can only reach approximately 7 miles.
Despite that, it’s still praiseworthy to state that it weighs in at just 11 pounds which makes it quite portable. In addition to that, it is also pretty good at charging up since it takes just under 100 minutes to get it back up and running.
2. Blitzart Mini Flash
Most of the time, if you get to choose between different colors of an electric skateboard, you only get the change the grip tape colors. When it comes to Blitzart’s Mini Flash, that’s not the case. The grip tape remains the same, a matte black with a nice looking Blitzart logo on it. What changes is the Polyurethane wheels that come in Orange, red and black.
Apart from interesting color variants, Mini Flash stands out with its performance and stability too. With 12mph of top speed and cca 15 miles of range, it’s quite clear that Mini Flash is a powerful little fella (just 28 inches in length).
Deck is always an important factor when choosing a solid beginner-friendly model and it’s safe to say that Mini Flash is up there with the best ones. That’s because it features 7-ply maple wood base surrounded by bamboo sheets for the ultimate durability and flexibility.
Apart from that, it’s also worth stating that it sports a hub motor (more reliable than traditional belt drive ones) and can support up to 270 pounds of weight.
1. Boosted Dual+ 2000W
Finally, we have reached the best beginner-friendly electric skateboard currently available on the market. Not only is this baby beautiful in all aspects, but it also outperforms the majority of other models out there.
The biggest innovation with Boosted are definitely the 3 onboard processors along with a plethora of sensors that all make up a fantastic electric rideable system for ensuring the best possible riding experience at all times.
The thing that makes it THE PERFECT electric skateboard for beginners is its adjustable speed. You can start off with just 10 miles per hour. After a while, when you get the grasp on how to effectively control it without falling off every few moments, you can crank it up to 22 mph.
I’d also like to point out that this is an incredibly lightweight model too, and that struck me with quite the surprise considering its raw performance. Believe it nor not, Boosted Dual+ weighs only 13.5 pounds which makes it pretty good for carrying around between skating sessions.
Last but not least, it’s important to mention the only downside of this one and that’s its battery. It can last only about 7 miles on a single charge. While that might not be so bad, I expected to see at least double the amount because the battery seriously bottlenecks the awesome dual brushless motors…
The biggest virtues of beginner-friendly electric skateboards are definitely their stability. That was the biggest factor I took into consideration while picking the models above. The second one was the outright simplicity of its controlling schematics that is also considered as a huge factor when it comes to ease of use.
In the end, I would like to thank you for reading through this list. As all others on this website, this top 10 best electric skateboards for beginners list was also handpicked by me and features nothing but the best models out there. So, with that being said, I can assure you that you will be thrilled no matter which one you opt for.
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