How quickly do electric skateboards move?
To answer the question, I made a list of the 50 most popular electric skateboards on the market so we could find out what the average top speed of an electric skateboard is.
|Electric Skateboard Model
|Meepo AWD Pro
|Meepo Mini 2
|Meepo NLS Pro
|WowGo 2S Pro
|Ownboard Carbon AT
|Maxfind Max 4
|Maxfind Max 2
|Maxfind FF Plus
|Blitzart Huracane GT
|Boosted Mini S
|Boosted Mini X
|Evolve Hadean Bamboo St
|Evolve Hadean Bamboo AT
|Evolve Bamboo GTR St
|Evolve Bamboo GTR AT
|Backfire Ranger X2
|Backfire Ranger X3
|Acton Blink S2
|Skatebolt Tornado 2
Here are the results:
Average electric skateboard top speed: 24.48 mph
Median top speed: 24.50 mph
Mode top speed: 25 mph
So, how fast were the fastest boards we looked at? I decided to look at the percentiles because I wanted to know more about the data:
- The fastest 5% of boards (the 95th percentile) were going 36.85 mph or faster.
- The fastest 10% of boards (the 90th percentile) went at least 33.7 mph.
Keep in mind that most of the data was based on mass-produced electric skateboards and not on custom or DIY models.
The Top 50 Electric Skateboards That Go Fastest! (Changes made for 2022)
We’re always looking for the cheetah of the group, whether it’s a car, an animal, a person, or a website loading. We are naturally curious and interested in speed, and we beg to know the answer… Who runs the quickest?
Everything is the same when it comes to electric skateboards.
How fast can a battery-powered skateboard go?
Well, the world record for the fastest speed on an electric skateboard was broken a few years ago. A Slovenian company called NGV (Next Generation Vehicles) set the record with a custom-made board that reached a top speed of almost 60 mph.
When one of the wheels came off, the rider, the legendary daredevil Mischo Erban, fell off and crashed his board.
You can watch the video at the link below.
We were so amazed by how fast they went that we decided to write an article about the top 50 fastest electric skateboards you can buy. Cheers, and good luck!
1. NGV Nextboard – 68 MPH
Cost: Around $2,945 (converted from Euros)
With a speed of 60 mph, the NGV Nextboard broke the world record for the fastest electric skateboard. You might not believe it, but it can go faster!
On the NGV website, it says that its top speed is 68 mph! This board goes so fast that you could ride it on the highway. Just try not to fall. Even though I don’t think you’ll ever be able to reach this speed (or want to), this board does some amazing things.
This board is cool to have and is one of a kind. It goes so fast that it can almost fly.
It’s hard to believe, but its top speed is the same as a cheetah’s acceleration, so if a cheetah stole your Taco Bell, there’s no reason to think you couldn’t catch it!
2. Bioboards Plutonium 4WD AT – Up To 58 MPH
Price range: $3,900–$5,450 (depending which upgrades you get)
The Swedes always come up with the craziest stuff.
This board is called “plutonium,” which is the name of a nuclear element. With a top speed of 50 mph, you might think it was nuclear-powered.
Note, though, that if you add Bioboards’ “high speed kit,” it can reach 58 mph. Bioboards warns users not to use the high speed kit, which is funny because “With this kit, the board can go at ridiculously fast speeds. We don’t think anyone should try it. It’s a very bad idea!”
Have you ever met a company that didn’t want to advertise their products because they are too dangerous!? Bioboards might be the first, though.
3. Carvon Evo 4WD – 50 MPH
If you’re running late for work, you’ll need a top speed of 50 mph. The board was made to order, so it has more torque, better brakes, and a better grip. If you want to buy, you should know that Carvon makes the boards after you pay for them. The board will be made in 3–5 weeks and then shipped. I’m also impressed by the impressive 25-mile range and 325-pound maximum load of the board.
It’s quite expensive, but custom DIYers like the engineers at Carvon will make sure you’re not disappointed.
4. Lacroix Nazare Superspot – Speed Unknown (Estimated 50 MPH)
Price: $3,600 and up
Who knew that Canadians liked to go so fast? A group of guys from Montreal planned and built the Lacroix Nazare (yes they speak French there).
How fast is it, then? Well, the top speed is “more than you need,” according to Lacroix’s website. But it looks like a few people tried it out and found that the fastest it can go is 50 mph, though some people slowed it down to 39 mph (a lot will depend on what upgrades you select with the board).
With a range of up to 40 miles, this board is probably the Canadian Mountie of electric skateboards.
5. Bajaboard Pantera – 44 MPH
Cost: Not known…
The Pantera by Bajaboard was made for you if you wanted an electric skateboard that looked and worked like the devil himself.
Funny thing is, the brand says that the Pantera is not for beginners (probably because they would get hurt badly!). And if you want to buy the board, you’ll need to find out how much it costs. The board can’t be bought directly from their website.
We think the board sells for more than $4,000, since it has better specs than the G4X, which sells for $3,500.
The Pantera is a complete mystery, but we do know that it goes 44 miles per hour and can be ridden for more than 31 miles. Each wheel has its own motor, which gives it a lot of torque, power, and speed.
6. Carvon Evo 2WD Falcon – 40 MPH
A version of the Carvon 4WD that costs less. But don’t think that the lower price means the service is slower. This electric skateboard can still go over 40 mph at its fastest.
This board has a V4-speed drive and no belts, which makes it quiet and great for coasting. Both the Evo 4WD and the 2WD are meant to be driven on speed tracks, not on the street, so keep that in mind if you’re interested in buying one.
7. Kal NYC XLR – Speed Unknown (Estimated 38 MPH)
For a board named after the city that never sleeps, it better be pretty freaking good. And, like New York City, it costs a lot. So damn expensive that I think you’d be better off buying something else with your money.
At over $6,000, you get a range of about 60 miles, which could go up to 90 miles depending on the weather. The speed isn’t listed on their website either, but it’s thought to be around 38 mph.
Overall, this board has everything, but it’s expensive (I did say that, didn’t I?).
8. Bajaboard G4X – 37 MPH
The G4X is a wild animal. Even though it doesn’t look great, it can fly. This thing doesn’t stop. It was made for rough off-roading and has shock absorbers and can climb hills with a 45 percent grade. The range is a solid 15 miles, the speed is fast, and it only takes 1.5 hours to charge. What could you want more of?
9. Meepo Hurricane – 37 MPH
Meepo just added this to their line of insanely fast electric skateboards, and it’s no joke. All-terrain electric skateboards are becoming more popular around the world because they have better suspension and can be used almost anywhere.
Grass, dirt, gravel, whatever: the Hurricane is an unstoppable force that won’t let anything stand in its way. This board is a beast because it has huge 155mm wheels and two 3500 watt motors.
Features include a godlike range of more than 30 miles, a top speed of 37 mph, and a hill climbing rate of 40 degrees that has never been seen before. (The site says it’s 46 degrees, but that needs to be confirmed!)
10. Bajaboard G4 – 34 MPH
The G4X’s younger sibling. Still a monster, but it costs $700 less. Both boards have big 10″ tires that make it easy to ride off-road. The G4 has a longer range than its big brother, even though it is a bit lighter.
11. Evolve Hadean Series – 31 MPH
Price: $2,599 and up
When it comes to electric skateboards, Evolve is often thought to make the best ones. They have made some pretty amazing boards that are way better than anything else on the market. The only problem is that you’ll have to pay for it.
The Hadean Series is no different, though. The two versions of the board for the street will cost at least $2,599.
But at 31 mph and with a range of 40 miles! Where else could you see a show like that!
The only bad thing about these beasts is that they are heavy… To be exact, 27 lbs. That is pretty heavy, especially if you have to carry it with one hand.
12. Exway Atlas 4WD – 31 MPH
Price: $2,200 and up
For those who don’t already know, the Exway Atlas 4WD is a beast.
The board comes with all-terrain wheels, but you can pay an extra $100 to get the 2-in-1 package with both AT wheels and street wheels.
The board is a beast on almost every surface you can think of. I’ve seen this thing roll easily over dirt fields and even sand.
13. Energy Raptor 2.1 – 30 MPH
A popular electric skateboard that lives up to its reputation. The Raptor was one of the fastest electric skateboards when it was first funded through Kickstarter.
The Raptor 2.1 has a battery that is four times bigger than the competition. This gives it an amazing 25-mile range. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that it’s a huge 25 pounds, which is a lot.
14. Fiik Spine – 30 MPH
Right up there with the Raptor as the world’s fastest mass-produced electric skateboard. On a very light carbon flex deck, two high-torque motors deliver amazing performance.
The brakes are safer with anti-lock and regenerative systems. Their easy-to-use pistol-grip style proximity controller controls everything.
15. Meepo V4 (Shuffle) – 29 MPH
Many of you know Meepo from the V2 and V3 models, which riders all over the world reviewed and liked. But as of August 2021, the V4 is a newer version.
Many of the reviews for Meepo can be found on YouTube.
The V4 shuffle has a 38″ longboard deck, can go up to 29 mph, and has a range of 11 miles. It costs $449, which is a good deal. I really think you should check out Meepo and the other Chinese brands you’ll see further down the list because they are cheap and have great specs.
Chinese boards like the Meepo V4 can be made for a lot less money than American brands, which have to be shipped and use more expensive materials and pay more for labor. This is why you can get a board like this for so cheap.
16. 30″ Meepo V2 – 29 MPH
This version of the Meepo V2 has a 30″ stiff deck, but it still works just as well as the 38″ longboard. It’s nice to have a smaller version that is easier to carry around. This board also has a handle, which makes it very easy to move around since it only weighs 16 pounds.
17. Meepo AWD GT – 28 MPH
A monster 40″ board made of seven layers of maple and bamboo from Canada. The GT has new shredder trunks that make the effects of speed wobble almost nonexistent. This is the perfect board for carving and tearing up the streets in your area. This electric longboard is number 10 on our list because it can go as fast as 28 mph.
18. Maxfind FF Belt – 28 MPH
Without a doubt, this is MaxFind’s best board. At $999, you get a speed of 28 mph and a range of 25 miles. Or, for an extra $400, you can instantly double your range with a battery that is easy to swap.
What’s not to like about the double kingpin trucks? They make it easy to turn and go through the streets without any bumps.
If you want an AT version, MaxFind also sells those.
MaxFind usually ships their boards from China via ocean freight, which can take a long time (25 days for USA based customers to be exact).
19. XTND Board Dual – 28 MPH
I’m very excited to try out this XTND Board, which is another electric skateboard that got its start on Kickstarter. At the moment, you can only order it ahead of time.
Not only is this board’s top speed of 28 mph crazy, but so is how light it is. The fact that this board only weighs 10.8 pounds makes it very easy to carry around when the battery dies. When it ships out, I hope to write a review on this board.
20. Flex-E 2.0 – 27 MPH
Price: $1,287 (999 British Pounds – sold in UK)
This board was made by the awesome company “Slick Revolution” to go fast and far. With a top speed of 27 mph and a range of 19 miles, you can go anywhere. The nose and tail of the board are also protected from hits by tough polyurethane.
I love this board because you can choose between three speeds and three ways to stop. You can change how hard or fast it goes by using their very unique and advanced remote. For sure, the electric skateboard is underrated.
21. Evolve Carbon GTR – 26 MPH
One of the most popular electric skateboard brands comes in at number 12. Since a few years ago, Evolve has been making very high-quality boards. The Carbon GT is exactly the same. This speed demon can go up to 26 mph, which makes it a monster to ride on the street or off-road, depending on which wheel setup you buy at the checkout.
The Carbon GTR Series is a unique board that is slower than the Hadean series and has less overall range. However, it is still a very powerful board.
Even though prices start at $1,899 for both the GTR street and the GTR all terrain, your wallet will still be upset. You can also buy the board with both sets of wheels (2 in 1) for $2,149.
If I were you, I would think about how versatile the all terrain is (you can still use AT wheels for the street and they work just as great with better suspension).
22. Evolve Bamboo GTX – 26 MPH
The Bamboo GTX is the same as the Carbon GT, but it has a lighter 7-layer maple bamboo deck instead of carbon fiber. Even though it costs less than the Carbon GT, it has the same performance features. If you want to save a few hundred dollars, it’s a good alternative. (These boards cost a lot of money.)
23. Evolve Bamboo GT – 26 MPH
The Bamboo GT is just a cheaper version of the Bamboo GTX. The only difference is in the range. The Bamboo GTX and Carbon GT may have a range of 31 miles, but the Bamboo GT only has a range of 21 miles. Even so, it’s still a lot. This board really impresses me because the deck is bendy and has a cool lightning bolt design carved into the wood.
24. Halo Board 2nd Edition – 26 MPH
A monster dual-motor design with 3,000 Watts and a top speed of 26 mph. I love the concave shape of this board’s deck. It’s made of carbon fiber, so it’s very strong and helps make the ride smoother. Halo also added a “Torque Management acceleration algorithm” to improve riding and make takeoffs easier.
25. Ownboard Mini KT – 25 MPH
One of my favorite electric skateboards, and one of the first ones I bought. I only have good things to say about this board and what it can do.
It only costs $417 and is better than any Boosted board I’ve ever ridden. I just did say that! Great acceleration, stopping, and all-around quality that will last for years. I’ve only had trouble controlling the boards and making tight turns. Since the board isn’t shaped like a longboard and has a stiff deck, it might be hard to make tight turns, especially when going fast.
Overall, this board is great, and you should strongly consider buying it if you want to use it to get to work or school, if it’s your first electric skateboard, or if you don’t want to spend a lot of money.
If you want to know more, I wrote a full review of the Ownboard Mini KT, which you can read here.
26. Skatebolt Tornado II – 26 MPH
I first heard about the Tornado after hearing a lot of good things about it on a forum. I looked into the brand more and found that they have a pretty good line of models you can buy. Skaters who use e-skates have said that the Tornado is a good piece. Many people won’t buy a car with a top speed of 26 mph and a range of 24 miles for $599.
One of the best things about the Tornado is that it comes with safety lights for riding at night. I can’t think of many boards that have this feature, which is an added benefit and safety that many people find very useful.
Without some kind of reflective clothing and lights, riding at night is very dangerous. It comes highly suggested. But if your board doesn’t come with safety lights, you’ll need to buy lights from a company like Shredlights. Here you can read a review about riding at night and lights.
27. Buffalo F – 25 MPH
I had never heard of this board before I wrote this article and looked into how it works and what it can do. A 39-inch deck with a very cool-looking and unique bottom that holds a “flexible battery.” I thought it was cool that this board has a USB port where you can plug in your phone charger and charge your phone while you’re on the go.
28. Ownboard W1S – 25 MPH
This 38″ electric longboard, made by Ownboard, is another great board. If you ever need to carry it, there is a handle on the side. The base price is $417, which is the same as the Ownboard Mini KT and other Ownboards. If you want to get more out of your electric skateboard, you can upgrade to a better battery and longer range.
29. Ownboard C1S – 25 MPH
Ownboard has made yet another 38″ longboard. The specs and features are the same as on the W1S.
30. Ownboard W1AS KT – 25 MPH
This is another Ownboard, but it looks like an electric skateboard instead of a longboard. A lot like the Mini KT, but it’s 6 inches longer.
31. Exway X1 – 25 MPH
The Exway X1 is not the most popular board out there, but it still packs a punch. The design is unique and strong, and it only weighs 14 pounds. This board can stand up to the big names in the business.
32. Koowheel Gen 2 D3M – 25 MPH
The remote is my favorite part of this board. Koowheel did a great job on both the remote and the board. They are round and can be held almost like a pair of brass knuckles.
33. Boosted Stealth – 24 MPH
Surprised that the fastest board from Boosted is so far down the list? I am too. On the other hand, Boosted isn’t just about speed. It’s more about the quality and experience of the rider. The Stealth is a monster and Boosted’s most expensive board by a long shot. It is known as the “pinnacle of performance” for their boards.
The best thing about the board is that it has a “hyper speed mode” that you can turn on if you really want to be a daredevil.
A beautiful 38 “This is one of the sexiest boards you can buy because it has a shiny black finish and a nice deck. In terms of overall performance, there are probably 20 other boards that are faster, have more range, etc., but you won’t be disappointed with how this board makes you feel while riding it.
34. Predator Banshee – 24 MPH
This board looks funny and has a boxy shape that is different from other boards. It only weighs 12.5 pounds and has a 1600-Watt motor, but it can still go 24 mph and travel 14 miles. The one-year warranty that comes with Banshee is a big plus. Most other boards last between three and six months. The Banshee gets a thumbs up.
35. MaxFind Max 2 (Dual Motor Dark) – 23 MPH
This was one of the first boards I ever looked at. It really pushed me into the business and let me do what I loved, which was electric skateboarding. Even though it only costs $699, this board still plays in the big leagues. A 35 percent grade hill climb that works well and only weighs 14 pounds. This e-board can go up to 23 mph and has a range of 16 miles. It can be charged in as little as 2 hours. It’s one of the few boards we have on our website.
36. WowoGo 2S – 23 MPH
The premium electric longboard with a handle from WowGo. Definitely the most popular board on WowGo. It comes with two spare tires and has a lot of good reviews to back up how well it works.
37. WowGo Mini – 23 MPH
This board is like the Ownboard Mini KT in a lot of ways. Even though they look a little different, the logos on these boards are almost the same. They could even be made at the same factory!
38. WowGo KT – 23 MPH
A 35-inch electric skateboard with the size and feel of a longboard but the strength of a stiff deck skateboard. Both worlds are great.
39. Backfire Galaxy G2S – 23 MPH
The electric skateboard with the skin that might be the coolest of all of them. The design of the galaxy is really out of this world!
The Galaxy G2S is very easy to ride, and it comes with two different battery sizes so you can choose how far and how far you want to go. It also comes with an extra set of 96mm wheels, which are bigger than the 80mm wheels that come with it in case you want to ride on rougher terrain.
40. Galaxy G2T – 23 MPH
This board has great handles because the deck is curved and very flexible. The low center of gravity gives the bike more stability when riding at high speeds.
The new remote gives you digital information about your board and lets you switch between riding modes. It also has an auto-cruise setting. At $599, this board is a steal.
41. Blink Qu4tro – 23 MPH
This list only has one Acton Blink board. No matter who you ask, everyone says these boards are great, though some say they are a bit pricey. This is a very good all-around board because it has a hub motor that drives all four wheels, LED lights for safety, a range of 22 miles, a 30 percent grade, and a speed of 23 mph.
42. Leiftech V2 – 23 MPH
I like the Leiftech V2 not just because it’s fast, but also because it’s different. Imagine putting together a regular skateboard and an electric skateboard. This is what you get from the V2… It lets you drift and slide down the street like you would down a snowy mountain on a snowboard, except you’re on the street.
Most e-board companies cover defects for 3 to 6 months, but Leiftech goes above and beyond by giving a 24 month warranty on the motor, a 12 month warranty on the battery and deck, and a 6 month warranty on everything else. If you ask me, that’s something you should buy. Not only that, but this board comes with batteries that are easy to switch out and can be done in 30 seconds or less.
43. Inboard M1 – 22 MPH
Ah, at last, the much-loved and well-known Inboard M1. A great board that doesn’t wobble and has batteries that can be switched out for longer rides and more distance. It’s also okay with the TSA and safe to take on an airplane. You can also use the Touch Throttle on the Inboard Technologies app to control this board with your phone. The M1 has lights that are built in. This e-board has everything. We strongly suggest.
44. Boosted Plus – 22 MPH
The Boosted Notorious Plus. The electric skateboard that people buy the most of. With a top speed of 22 mph, a range of 14 miles, and a price tag of $1,399. Why does it stand out? One, it’s been Boosted. You can’t really compare this e-board to other ones on the market because it’s better made and has better handles. I’m not saying there aren’t better options, but the Boosted Plus can’t go wrong.
45. Backfire Ranger X1 – 22 MPH
All-terrain wheels that are 6.5 inches in diameter and make it very easy to move through Double Kingpin Trunks. Not only that, but this board is also dust and water proof. The comfort of the rider is improved by a curved deck, and the bike can go for 21 miles.
46. WowGo All-Terrain – 22 MPH
Why is WowGo’s most expensive board the most expensive? A maximum range of 22.5 miles, a top speed of 22 mph, 6.5 “Big rubber off-road wheels, water resistance, and a new smart remote with an OLED screen. When you take this board off the street and into the dirt, it’s very stable. It has great suspension and is better than most other boards on the market.
47. Mototec 1600W – 22 MPH
A board that can go anywhere, with huge 10″ tires. This board was made to be used right off the road in the dirt. The 12 ply maple deck on this rough-looking board is a nice touch. The Mototec 1600W is a good choice if you want an electric skateboard that looks like a monster truck and has a touch of country.
48. One Wheel XR+ – 19 MPH
The list shouldn’t even include the One Wheel XR+. But I had to include it because it’s so unusual. It’s pretty amazing that something with only one wheel can go almost 20 mph. It also has an amazing range of 12 to 18 miles. You can get its little brother with almost the same specs for $500 less.
49. Boosted Mini S – 18 MPH
Price: Can’t tell you right now
When this came out, it was a huge hit in the world of electric skateboarding. The Boosted Mini S made it popular for college students to ride on their campuses. Riders didn’t have to worry about carrying a big, heavy board to class because it only weighed 15 pounds. At 19.5 inches long, you could even slide it into a backpack if you needed to (just leave the zipper open).
At 18 miles per hour, it’s not even close to being the fastest electric skateboard on this list, but Boosted has a good name, so I’m sure a lot of people would enjoy this board.
50. Blitzart Series – 16 mph
Starting price is $300
Sadly, we’ve reached #50. The slowest boards on our list, and unless you’re under 16 years old, I wouldn’t recommend them. They have a few boards like the Tornado, Hurricane, and X-Plore that can go up to 16 mph, which isn’t that fast. To be honest, all three models are pretty much the same thing, they just have different names.
Why do people like speed so much?
When someone rides an electric skateboard for the first time, the most common question they ask is, “How fast does it go?”
People all over the world, not just e-board riders, ask the same question over and over again.
People are completely fascinated by speed.
Speed fans go crazy when a production car breaks the 0-60 record, which is currently held by the Koenigsegg Gemera at 1.9 seconds. Other companies are lining up to make one so that their brand can keep the title.
Before the 1950s, people thought it was impossible to run a mile in less than four minutes. It wasn’t done until May 6, 1954, when a British runner named Roger Bannister did it. Now, more than a thousand runners have broken the 4-minute mark.
There is no end to the process of getting faster and breaking records.
The rush you get from going fast comes from a rush of adrenaline, which raises your blood pressure and heart rate and slows down your mind so you can really take in what’s going on (essentially, living to the fullest)
Slowing down is also linked to getting old and having less energy, neither of which are very appealing to humans (and the opposite sex).
We like people with a lot of energy, a good attitude, and confidence. Men who drive fast cars have higher levels of testosterone than men who drive slow, boring cars, according to studies.
Electric skateboards are the same as anything else.
Fast is hot!
Which of the e-boards with the fastest speeds has the best range?
Other than speed, range is the most-wanted feature of an electric skateboard. We made you a new list because you guys are always looking for both.
We found that the average top speed on our list was 25 mph, so we only looked at e-boards that could go faster than that. From there, we looked at every board on the market and ranked the top 5 with the best ranges.
- Evolve Hadean Street Models – Top Speed: 31 mph – Range: 40 miles
- The Bajaboard S2 900 can go as fast as 37 mph and can travel 31 miles.
- Bajaboard Pantera – Fastest speed is 44 mph; 31-mile range
- The top speed of a Bioboards Plutonium 4WD AT is 50 mph, and its range is 31 miles.
- The Meepo Hurricane has a top speed of 37 mph and a range of 30 miles.
The new Hadean models made by Evolve stand out the most. They may be one of the few electric skateboards with a range longer than their top speed (rare to see).
Overall, it has specs that are unmatched, and 31 mph is already a crazy fast speed. But boards with a range of 40 miles are rare, especially ones that are made for sale.
What’s the right mix of speed, battery life, and distance?
Isn’t it true that the faster you go, the less range and battery life you have?
Imagine driving a sporty car (or any car for that matter). If I drive a Nissan GTR at 160 mph for 3 minutes straight, a big chunk of the gas tank will be used up, which will have a big effect on your range.
Notice how a lot of cars have more than one way to drive?
When you drive in “sport mode,” you will use more gas and be able to go faster. Eco mode will control how much gas you use and how well the engine and transmission work so that you use less gas.
Just look at the Toyota RAV4:
- On average, Eco mode will get you 39.5 mpg.
- On average, you’ll get 35 mpg in sport mode.
That’s a difference of 12.5% in gas mileage!
Now, I just told you a lot about cars, but the same thing will be true when you ride your electric skateboard.
With 12.5 percent range on a standard board, you can increase the average range of 15 miles to about 17 miles. Even though it may not seem like much, 2 miles makes a big difference.
Most electric skateboards will have between 3 and 4 speeds.
Most riders stick to the fastest/high speed mode because they like the thrill of speed and high performance.
Just remember that going faster will use up more battery power and cut down on your range.
So, if the range is more important to you, you should be careful and ride at lower speeds when you can.
If this doesn’t bother you, you little daredevil, keep going!
How to Handle Speed Wobbles
All of you who ride know exactly what I mean…
The worst ride ever!
Speed wobbles are one of the scariest things that a skateboarder, electric or not, will ever have to deal with.
And since you’re more likely to run into them the faster you ride, it’s important that we talk about the risks and safety tips to stop them for good!
For those who don’t know, speed wobbles happen when a skateboard goes so fast that it shakes from side to side in a ‘S’ shape. It’s very scary and nerve-wracking, and first-time riders might not know what’s going on.
Speed wobbles can be caused by many different things, but loose trunks and wheels are often the problem.
Now, it’s important to talk about the speed wobble problem because, as most of you already know, this article is all about… speed!
You don’t want to speed up to 25 mph or more and then find that your board is violently shaking back and forth. No one wants to buy a high-performance board that will send them to the hospital because of a silly speed wobble.
Many people think of electric skateboards as toys, but you have to respect their power and the risks that come with them.
So, how can we fix speed wobbles?
Tip 1: Tighten trunks and wheels that are loose.
Loose trunks are great because they let you turn and carve in a better circle. But when you’re going fast, they mess you up by making it feel like your board is falling apart.
Make sure you have the right balance of speed, turning, and tightening and loosening your trunks.
It’s not hard to bring a spare T-tool with you when you ride so you can switch between the two ways of riding.
Tip 2: When you hit the wobble, slow down.
During a speed wobble, it’s never a good idea to speed up. You should instead take your hand off the throttle, lightly tap the brakes, and let the board come under your control.
Tip 3: Find the right balance
If your board wobbles at high speeds all the time, you should try to figure out at what speed it’s happening. If it happens when you’re going 24 mph, stay 2-3 mph under that speed. So, you can make sure it won’t keep happening.
Tip 4: Adjust your position
Wobbles often happen to beginners who don’t have a good stance. The board will move in a certain way based on how you move your weight on it. Make sure that most of your weight is on the front of the board, which is called the nose, and that your foot is 45 degrees from the nose. By doing this, you’ll be able to get a better grip on things, since controlling the front lets you turn or change directions.
What’s the best top speed for comfort? What do professionals say?
Huh? This question might be hard to understand, but it’s important to think about…
Before you spend thousands of dollars on the fastest e-board on the planet, you should think about safety.
Know that when you’re going fast, it’s easy to lose your balance on your board.
- One, you’re standing straight up on two feet, which raises your center of gravity higher off the ground.
- Two, you don’t have any handlebars, so you can’t hold on to anything to keep yourself steady.
- Third, you aren’t held in place like you are in a car with a seat belt or any other safety feature.
My point is that it only takes one small bump at 25 mph for your body (and maybe your face) to hit the ground.
Now that you have a better idea of how things work (especially you newbies), what’s the fastest speed you should go?
From my own experience, the fastest I can go on my electric skateboard is about 25 mph on a clear, well-paved road with no other cars. Any faster and I’ll just feel unstable and risky.
But don’t just take my word for it. I asked ESKATEHUB directly and got a response. Here’s the quote in full:
“It depends on the board. Some boards feel more stable than others, but 45 km/h (28 mph) is usually my top speed, and I don’t stay there for long.
Most of the time, my speed is between 30 and 35 km/h (18 and 22 mph).
How to avoid getting hurt at high speeds. How can you help?
Don’t be like him. Guys, use your brains and keep yourself safe.
Most streets in your town or city have a speed limit of 25 mph. And these rules are for cars and trucks. Some boards can go much faster than 30 mph, so it’s important to buckle up and follow a few safety tips.
The faster something is going, the more likely it is that someone will get hurt.
If you fall off the board at 25 mph, it can:
- Road rash
- Broken bones/sprains
- – Wrists
- – Elbows
- – Shoulders
- – Ankles
- – Knee
- Head and neck injuries
- Brain damage
And since the average visit to the emergency room could cost up to $3,000 in 2021, it’s best to stay away from the hospital as much as possible.
Here is a list of electric skateboard accessories that you should seriously think about buying to avoid trips to the ER, common injuries that come with riding, and to make you safer overall.
You’ll get to your destination faster if you go fast.
Not only is it fun to ride your electric skateboard fast down a smooth, open road, but it also saves you time.
Yes, time is the most valuable thing in the world.
You can’t buy it, borrow it, or sell it. We can get more of it, but we can’t go back to what we had before.
But we can do some simple things to save it and keep it from going to waste!
You can do this in all parts of your life, even when you’re electric skateboarding.
Let’s ask, “How long will it take me to go 10 miles?”
- If you average 10 mph on your electric skateboard, it will take you 1 hour to get where you want to go.
- At an average speed of 15 mph on your electric skateboard, it will take you 40 minutes to get where you want to go.
- If you average 20 mph on your electric skateboard, it will take you 30 minutes to get where you’re going.
- If you ride your electric skateboard at an average speed of 25 mph, it will take you 24 minutes to get there.
- If you average 30 mph on your electric skateboard, it will take you 20 minutes to get where you’re going.
So, the next time you go for a ride, think about keeping a steady top speed if you want to get where you’re going in a certain amount of time. Just be careful and drive safely!
How fast are electric skateboards compared to e-scooters and e-bikes?
There are more fast electric devices than just electric skateboards.
Many people use battery-powered bikes and scooters as a hobby and to get to and from work every day.
So how do they compare to each other?
- Most electric skateboards can go as fast as 25 mph.
- Most electric scooters can go as fast as 19 mph.
- The top speed of the average electric bike is 25 mph.
Click on this link to learn more about how these two devices compete with each other.
So it looks like e-bikes and e-boards are the way to go if you want to go fast. But keep in mind that these speeds are for average brands that shouldn’t cost a lot.
If you want serious speed and range, you’ll have to spend well over $1,000 and up to $2,500 on any of the three devices. If you want extreme speed, range, and quality, you’ll have to spend more than $2,500.
Do e-boards have a speed limit? Can you ride them on the street?
There are no laws or rules at the national level that say electric skateboards have to stay under a certain speed or have to be limited in any way. All of the boards below can be ridden anywhere and everywhere.
As long as you follow the laws and rules where you skateboard, you’ll be fine. The problem is when riders act carelessly and don’t care about other people (pedestrians, bikers, cars, other skateboards, etc.)
Now, let’s say you buy the NGV Nextboard, which can go as fast as almost 70 mph. You take it to the busiest street in your town or city and somehow keep your balance while going 70 mph by a police officer… (This is all hypothetical, and not only would it be nearly impossible to do, but no one in their right mind would do it!)
Do you think that the police officer who saw you would just let you keep going?
No, of course not. In a local area, going 70 mph on any vehicle is a sure way to get into trouble. Either you or someone else is going to be hurt or killed badly.
Speed is dangerous. Most of these boards can go faster than 30 mph, but that doesn’t mean you should. Be careful and don’t be afraid to slow down if you don’t know what’s going on, so that everyone stays safe.
Remember that breaking the law and being careless are not the same thing. But make sure you follow both of them!
What are the cheapest electric skateboards that are “fast”?
We all like going fast…
But what price?
Super cars aren’t cheap, so you only see them in places where people have a lot of money. You will have to pay for the extra speed, specs, and performance.
Parts are never cheap, and the better they are, the worse they are for your wallet.
All of the e-boards on this list are the same way. Don’t be surprised if you see boards here that cost more than $4,000. That’s enough to pay for a full year of community college or put a down payment on a brand-new car.
Don’t worry, I made another list to help you find the most affordable boards on the list. So, you get a good mix of speed and money saved. Thank me later!
- Meepo Shuffle V4 – $449 – 29 mph
- Meepo Mini 2 – $409 – 29 mph
- Ownboard W1S – $389 – 25 mph
- Ownboard W2 – $579 – 28 mph
For beginners, it’s important to choose a board with good specs that doesn’t cost too much (considering it is your first electric skateboard). Meepo and Ownboard are two brands that make fast boards that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
If you want something cheap and fast, you might want to think about the four boards above.
How much faster can a skateboard with an electric motor go?
There must be some sort of limit, right?
What can we expect from companies, brands, and models in the future?
There’s no way that an electric skateboard can go 100 mph (at least for now).
I already said that the problem with electric skateboards is that they don’t have handlebars.
Skateboards are hard to stay balanced on, so going 30 mph or faster on one is already hard and dangerous. There’s not much chance that brands will keep pushing the speed limits on the boards.
We can expect a lot of brands to sell “drive kits,” which are motors and batteries that can be added to regular skateboards to make them electric. You can make an electric skateboard by connecting the motor to the trucks and wheels and securing the battery.
You can expect that these drive kits will become more and more popular, and that their speed and range will also improve.