The 7 best electric skateboards of 2019

With so many gnarly electric skateboards currently on the market, it’s no surprise that the 7 best electric skateboards of 2019 are composed of a mixture of popular past classics and fresh newcomers to the scene.

The 7 best electric skateboards of 2019
Sept. 21, 2019

The 7 best electric skateboards of 2019

It seems like just the other day electric skateboards accelerated into the personal transporter market seeing skateboarders and tech heads unite in a mash up of speed, torque and tricks. But which e-skateboards are e-skateboard riders talking about in 2019? Read on to find out...

 

1. Onewheel Pint

 

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Fresh from Future Motion, OW Pint is the 23 lb e-board with self balancing technology, 10.5in x 4.5-6in OW tire, 6-8 mile range and a top speed of 16 mph. As with all Onewheels it specializes in owning challenging terrain, with the sick 30% max lean angle and grippy tire traction coming firmly into play.

 

Cost

$995

 

Quick specs 

Check out this comparison Onewheel chart with Pint on the right.

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The good

- As true to Onewheel form, Pint performs really well on gnarly terrain

- Cool safety features like the Simplestop dismount technology - great for beginners

- This one maneuvers way easier than the other Onewheels for dodging foot traffic

- Portable with integrated Maghandle for easy portability

The not so good

- Limited range, 6-8 miles is way less than the higher performing flagship OW Plus XR

- The 16 mph max speed isn’t going to blow your Vans off

- Some of the accessories are kinda pricey like the $75 Pint Fender

Summary
It’s not a riding experience for those with the need for speed, but with its inbuilt safety features and self balancing technology, it’s a beginner’s pint sized portable e-board that won’t break the bank. You can get your hands on a OW Pint rental on FriendwithA and try before you buy.

2. Boosted Mini X

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A year old on the market and still selling strong, this third generation Boosted board is powerful, agile, portable and a very popular commuter board thanks to its lightweight flex-deck board which makes for a sweet, smooth ride. It’s got a 14 mile range, a top speed of 20 mph and custom Boosted wheels.

Cost

$999

 

Quick specs

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The good 

- It’s certainly compact measuring 29.5″ long so that means easy to store, carry and transport - perfect for commuting

- Pretty fast and stable when climbing inclines

 

The not so good 

- As it’s a small board, long distance riding can get a little uncomfortable for the bigger rider

- Riders may want more range than the 12-14 miles on offer

 

Summary

This board is for those that want to cruise around campus or short commutes to work. It isn’t going to hand out crazy acceleration or crazy max speeds but it will be your friend when it runs out of juice and you need to haul it to your destination. If you’ve always wanted to ride this board but don’t want to put down the cash for it just yet, why not go for a Boosted Mini X rental on FriendwithA, a totally affordable way to see if the board is the one for you.

 

3. LaCroix Jaws

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The Lacroix long range, pneu-only electric boards have changed. Their range has diversified since the prototype DSS50+ and DSS60 models with the recent offering of Lacroix Jaws™bursting onto the scene with a jaw dropping range of 24 miles, an unknown top speed (fast, very fast) and a weight of 29lbs. Hitting 2019 with such a premium priced premium performing piece of kit is just another day for the Canadian company. Lacroix Board Co. who designed the entry level Lacroix Jaws™with high performance in mind.

 

Cost 

$2499 (if you choose the MBS Matrix2 Trucks option, $3048 with the Hypertrucks™)

 

Quick specs

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The good

- Off or on the road, the tight handling, torque, grip and performance never fades thanks to the 8 inch Kenda tires mounted on some killer MBS Rockstar2 hubs

- The range is totally rad - that’s 24 miles even with a 200lb rider

- If you’re an aggressive rider and love pushing limits, the max speed is going to be your joie de vivre

The not so good

- The price is truly premium

- The 2.5 hour charge time is a big chunk of time to take out of a busy day on the move

Summary

This board is for those that really want a premium electric skateboard. With the range and top speed, you will crush any competition with this board. If you ever wanted to try a LaCroix out, try out a LaCroix electric skateboard rental on FriendWithA.


4. Boosted Plus

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Yes, it’s another Boosted board on the list. Why? Because they make darn good electric skateboards that people keep buying year in, year out. This time it’s the third generation Boosted Plus has a Super Flex Composite Deck, a board weight of 17.0 lbs, a 24 mph max speed plus Boosted Stratus 85mm wheels.

 

Cost

$1399

 

Quick specs

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The good

- This board has two 1,000-watt DC motors which means sweet torque and great power on inclines

- The expertly tuned motors mean acceleration and braking are fast and oh so smooth

- The wireless controller is robust, responsive and better than a majority of remotes on the market

The not so good

- Riders might expect more range for the price

- The price point is pretty high, pricing out some e-skateboarders with less disposable income

 

Summary

This board is for those that really want a premium electric skateboard. With the range and top speed, you will crush any competition with this board. If you ever wanted to try a LaCroix out, try out a LaCroix electric skateboard rental on FriendWithA.

 

 

5. RazorX Cruiser Electric Skateboard

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The RazorX Cruiser is a popular choice in 2019 as an introductory board for riders aged 9+ thanks to its soft-start kick activated technology seeing the motor slowly ramp up to max speeds of 10 mph. No chains or belts with this board, it's geared 125-watt, rear-wheel-drive motor delivers a responsive ride. Measuring 29.7” in length, the board proves a stable ride with its 83mm 80a PU cruiser wheels, perfect for beginners. Check the RazorX Cruiser out in action.

 

Cost

$239.99

Quick specs

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The good

- The reverse kingpin trucks and high-grip urethane wheels make for a stable and safe ride 

- Very affordable price point making it a great e-board to buy for kids/teen

The not so good

- Battery life is only 40 minutes of continuous use

- Max speed of 10 mph is a drag for some e-boarders

Summary

Overall it’s a great starter board for adults and kids to get involved with without the worry of earth shattering top speeds or unholy wipeouts The price point also makes it a great option for those on a budget who still want to have some electric skateboard fun and its lightweight form means its totally portable.

6. Evolve Bamboo GTA All Terrain Electric Skateboard

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This 38” bamboo electric longboard from the Evolve Bamboo GTA series is made from Canadian maple hardwood providing midi flexibility. It’s a smooth ride with the Super Carve Trucks facilitating a gnarly carving, cruising and uphill riding experience - one of the main reasons for its popularity. It can carry riders up to 220 lbs and has 4 different riding modes to suit any rider’s needs.

Cost

$1899.99

 

The good

- This board can go as far as 20 miles on a single charge

- The all-terrain wheels can handle a variety of surfaces easily, so switching from concrete to gritty surface doesn’t spoil the smooth ride

- The combination of the powerful 300-watt motors and the oversized battery provide awesome power to mean that steep inclines are a breeze

 

The not so good

- The price could be a deciding factor for many

- Braking can be a bit sketchy after you’ve topped out the board’s max speed

 

Summary

As a high performance electric-skateboard it gives power, speed and torque to those looking for a faster ride. A must for off-roaders and more aggressive riders, the Evolve Bamboo GTX All Terrain Electric Skateboard is built for the fearless with a need for speed - beginners beware.

 

7. Inboard M1

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It’s the hybrid e-board everyone involved in the electric skateboard industry either owns or respects from afar. However despite it’s fearless Kickstarter campaign and incredible success as one of the hottest boards of 2019, Inboard are concentrating their design game on electric scooters instead and discontinuing the M1 much to the dismay of riders. With 3 safe riding modes, top speeds of 22mph, swappable batteries and a good looking clean and stiff board, riders are crying into their helmets that by the end of 2019, this board will pretty much only be able to be purchased in used condition.

 

Cost

Those looking to grab this piece of e-board history can purchase a used board from the M1 Facebook Group or the Evolve Forums.

 

 

Quick Specs

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The good

- It’s a light board at 14.5 lbs compared to other hybrid e-longboards

- The easy-swap PowerShift Battery system can be swapped over in less than 30 seconds

- We’re talking serious torque - the in-wheel 1,600W power hub motors guarantee it

The not so good

- Shockingly, the battery in the remote can’t be changed so riders have to buy another when it dies

- The remote charger isn’t the usual USB micro, but a USB mini proving hard to source adaptors and cables for

- The range of a fully charged battery for heavier riders can be as low as 5 miles - not impressive when compared to similar boards

 

Summary

Definitely a classic electric longboard that has garnered some serious fangirl moments with riders. It’s quality, performance and rideability will be praised long after the final board is ridden.

 

 

All in all

 

So there you have it, the 7 best electric skateboards of 2019 according to FriendwithA. We’ve included off-road favorites such as Onewheel Pint and Evolve Bamboo GTX All Terrain, olden goldies like the Inboard M1, Boosted Mini X and Boosted Dual+, the RazorX Cruiser, a bargain board for kids and beginners plus the rad premium priced Lacroix Jaws™. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s got something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out our growing range of FriendwithA electric skateboard rentals! Who knows maybe you can trail the board of your electric dreams.... 

 

 

Do you own any of the boards on our list? Which one is your favorite?

 

 

 

 

 

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