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In order for our speed demon itch to be satisfied, we dug around and found some mighty fine treasures in the form of crazy fast electric skateboards! Your need for speed will be satisfied with our list of the top 5 fastest electric skateboards on the market right now!
|Phoenix Ryders||25 mph||18.6 miles|
|Maxfind Max 4||25 mph||15 miles|
|Skatebolt Tornado||25 mph||18.6 miles|
Evolve Carbon GTR — 26 MPH
The number one spot for the fastest electric longboard goes to Evolve!
Evolve is a rather well-known brand in the electric skateboard world. It isn’t much of a surprise that Evolve is one of our favorites fast electric skateboard over here at Skateboard It, but let us share with you why that is. We love how reputable the brand is, how they dedicate themselves to creating the best they can, not just cheap, gimmicky products. By far, Evolve has some of the best specs including high speed and range, ridiculous motor power, and greatly superior distance traveled on a single charge. Long story short, we were happy to review them again.
The downside to this is it does cost a few extra dollars. You can be sure, however, that by paying the premium dollar amount, you will also receive premium quality in both the best parts and the most raw, top speed riding experience. When you’re on the streets going faster than fast, you’ll be happy you went with Evolve.
Its position as number one fastest electric skateboard on our list was unanimous among our team. Running around a speed of 26 mph was an absolute blast! And with the 2 in 1 feature that this board offers, we were unstoppable on pavement, dirt, gravel, rocks, and all other terrain. You name it, we rode it! This is part of the reason we consider it one of the best electric skateboards we have found yet
Phoenix Ryders Dragon — 25 MPH
The Phoenix Ryders are a group that seem to slip under the radar, but we cannot figure out exactly why that is. We found that they are a reliable, small company that is very proud of their line of products, and for good reasons! They are also the best electric longboard under $500!
The electric skateboards they make, specifically the Dragon, are quality boards with decent technology in the motors. We were also quite surprised to find a few electric skateboards that made it up to a speed of 25 mph for a cheaper price. While it may not be the absolute best, it is among the fastest, and it has a decent range as well!
In our research, we found a number of results that mention a couple mph drop from the top speed of 25 mph for those who get closer to the 280 pound weight limit. Nevertheless, the drop is hardly ever more than 1 or 2 mph for a heavier rider and for that reason, we kept the Dragon electric skateboard high up on our list, but low down on price as the best electric skateboard under $500.
Maxfind Max 4 Series — 25 MPH
Maxfind’s Max 4 Series board is one that keeps popping up on a number of our lists. They do a great job at putting together quality electric skateboards that may not out-do some of the other well-known companies like Boosted or Evolve, but they sure will give them a run for their money with their top speed!
We found that even though Maxfind is not an industry giant, they hold a good reputation. It has a pretty middle-of-the-road range. For us, the biggest draw was the speed and stability of the Max 4 Series electric skateboard. With a top speed of 25 mph, this board is up there with some of the fastest ones we have found.
The Maxfind Max 4 Series electric skateboard is a happy medium on price—not too cheap, but not crazy expensive comparatively—and has some quality components to it. As great as it is to go grab a fun ride for super cheap, there is nothing that compares to a board that is well-rounded in its features. That is why we knew we absolutely had to include it somewhere on our lists, once again.
Skatebolt Tornado — 25 MPH
High up on many lists out there is Skatebolt. They produce reliable boards that are some of the most fun for the middle tier pricing. Part of the reason they are so very loved by many is that they have a sleek look, are sturdy, and they are fast!
Among the fastest of the boards on the market, we find Skatebolt’s Tornado. This board does not let down when it comes to performance. With a top speed of 25 mph, it is a thrill seeker’s dream in the form of legal street transportation! It is a worthy addition, and not far behind the fastest electric skateboard.
There truly are not a ton of bells and whistles with this board, no crazy unique features. What we did find was consistency and a good amount of reliability; a well rounded board. A clean electric longboard, a middle-of-the-road price, and a high top speed are all of the great things you will find when you take this bad boy out for a quick ride!
Boosted Stealth — 24 MPH
Boosted Boards, the name that everyone in the industry recognizes. These electric skateboards are sure to make everyone’s list since they have quality materials going into each product and are capable of so much and such great speed. Additionally, they have a good history of great customer service in the off chance that something does go wrong.
One of their best products, available is the Boosted Stealth board. Comparatively, it has one of the shortest charge times for the battery at nearly half the time as many others with the same average mileage as most boards. It also has one of the best motors of all the boards on the market. It falls only a few mph below the leader and cruises at a speed of 24 mph.
Even though it is on the bottom of the list, it is still one fast electric skateboard. They also have super powerful motors and an average range for top-tier electric skateboards. A unique feature that not every electric skateboard has is the riding modes which allow for less aggressive accelerations and more control of your riding.
The dilemma that many people run into with boosted boards is the price: it is expensive. Part of the price is for the name since they are incredibly reputable, but there are also so many amazing things about this board compared to others out there. Most notably, they are far less likely to have some issue and fall apart in some way than any board under $500. Long-term, a Boosted Board is one of the best investments when it comes to buying an electric skateboard (1).
There are plenty of options out there for electric skateboards and brands. Each of them have their different perks and special mechanisms to make their product unique. But we all know what is really important: Speed.
Of course, the size of the board matters when it comes to the speed of the board.
We value the speed of our boards so much that we felt like it would be just plain wrong not to compile a list of the speedy ones out there. We know you all want to ride fast too! So go grab your board, take a gander at SkateboardIt’s guide on how to ride, and start shredding at high speeds!
Commonly Asked Questions
Can electric skateboards still be used when the battery runs out?
In most cases, yes. The battery is only used to power the motor for your electric skateboard. However, when the battery runs dry, you can still kick-push your way along like a traditional skateboard. Some brands, like Boosted, may be easier to push, it all depends on what parts they are using, the weight, and resistance to manual pushing.
Some brands even recommend doing this occasionally to prolong the life of the battery of your electric skateboard and help with coordination and board control while riding. The best batteries will not need this often, but if you go with a cheaper battery it may need some extra kicking. Additionally, heavier riders may find that their electric skateboard battery runs out faster and may not reach the maximum speed. It all depends on the rider weight.
In order to avoid running the battery dry, it is a good idea to look for an electric skateboard with a good range.
Are cheap electric skateboards worth it?
This is the big question. In other words: “Can I save money by not getting a top-tier electric skateboard?”, “Are electric skateboards worth it?” This question can be answered differently for a few different levels of electric skateboards.
For the cheapest boards out there, the straightforward answer is no. They are not worth it because of the incredibly scaled down performances and cheap electric skateboards parts that malfunction or break easily. Anything that falls around $300-600 can be worth it, but you have to be very aware of how to properly care for your board (SkateboardIt’s guide on caring for your board). There is a reason why the best boards are the most expensive: they don’t break down as easily or as often (2).
Some people opt into saving money by building their own boards, this can be a huge help if you know what you are doing, but if you are not entirely sure, there is a good amount of room for things to go wrong.
At the end of the day, going cheaper can mean largely sacrificing your speed and range. Some cheap electric skateboards and longboards also have flimsy or low quality remote control devices.[simple-author-box]