You know the feeling, nothing beats the freedom you feel when you become one with a longboard or skateboard, communicating and feeling every nudge you make transmitted to your board as if you are one, and all your wishes, becomes the board’s command. But of the entire thrill, sometimes we, the longboarding enthusiasts, wish that the pushing would be a lot easier, and that’s where electric longboards or skateboards come in.
One thing is for sure, electric longboards or skateboards are way cooler and way more fun than traditional skateboards or hoverboards.
For those who don’t know, Louis Finkle, the Californian skateboarder, is often cited as an originator of the modern electric skateboard. He offered his first electric skateboard in 1997 and a patent filed in 1999. Since then, the electric model has grown up with an appeal that goes well beyond the tight-knit groups of the Californian skate scene.
So today, we will guide you through some of the best electric longboards on the market. Along with the reviews, we will give you some information that shows you all the factors you will need to consider to pick the electric longboard that is best suited for you.
Best Electric LongBoard Reviews
TOP PICK: Boosted Dual+ 2000W Electric Skateboard
Boosted Dual+ is one of the most popular electric longboards on the market because of the way it looks, the way it rides, and the fact that it’s lightweight. Furthermore, this model is designed for people who like speed and want to feel the road beneath the feet and conquer it.
Key Product Facts
- Top speed: up to 22mph (35 km/h)
- Power: 2000 Watts
- Range per charge: up to 7 miles (11 km)
- Charge time: around 1 hours
- Uphill climb: 25%
- Extremely high quality
- Reversible drive
- Quick charge time
- Superb ride experience
- The range is quite mediocre
- Motors and electronics susceptible to water damage
If you’ve seen anyone on an electric longboard in the past few years, chances are that the longboard they were riding was from Boosted. This is one of the most popular electric longboard brands on the plant that has been making headlines all over the web with the Dual+ Electric longboard, a standard-looking board with an amazing performance combined with an excellent quality and long lifespan. The basic hardware of this Dual+ Electric longboard model is already a top-notch longboard with premium pieces.
Let’s not take my word for it, but look at the features that set it apart from other conventional electric longboards.
The 2000W Boosted Dual+ is one of the smallest, functional personal transportation vehicles you can use for leisure riding or daily commute. It has a 38 inch loaded Vanguard deck made out of bamboo, it is extremely springy and strong enough to withstand abuse and weight of more than 250 pounds, more than regular boards made out of layers of wood and the fiberglass addition also gives it extra resistance and durability.
This board is a 38-inch longboard that offers a wonderful feeling while hitting curves and tight places. The length is a bit lower than the regular longboard, but it can function entirely like a longboard too with superb carving and even sliding.
The trucks below the deck are from Caliber trucks which are designed to make carving a breeze and bright orange Orangutang wheels. They’re 10 inches wide, similar to the width of the model. This is the optimal width for the smooth ride. Its Orangutang In-Heat wheels provide excellent traction and a comfortable ride. Put together, the board only weighs 15 pounds, it’s fairly easy to carry around when you’re not riding it. The design is cleverly made, to keep the battery enclosure and motor housing, as sleek as possible, this is set to achieve rider’s comfort.
The 2000W Boosted Dual+ is also very well balanced. Thanks to careful positioning of the motors and battery, the longboard is easy to pick up and carry under your arm, you can even put it in your backpack. This is a nice feature if you ever want to take a break from cruising.
Standout features and specs
The Dual+ Electric Longboard is the most powerful longboard that Boosted offers with two 1000 watt DC motors. This translates to a top speed of 22 mph, which might not sound like a lot, but when you’re riding just a couple inches off the ground, 22 miles per hour may as well be 50.
These motors also allow the model to charge up steep hills (25% grade) with ease. You can now climb hills with your board without thinking about fatigue at all, this Boosted Dual+ will do all the work for you.
You can expect a maximum range of 7 miles while in ECO mode. At max speed in Pro Mode on this model, your range decreases to around 4.5 miles of range out of a full charge. It’s also worth to note that the range dramatically reduces depending on the mode you choose and how much you push your electric board. Of course, the faster you ride and the more rough hills or terrain you encounter the quicker it drains.
If you’re riding with a messenger bag or backpack, you can easily take the Boosted Board’s charger along with you. It’s small and doesn’t take up more space than a laptop charger Boosted says that it takes only 30 minutes to get up to 85% but an hour to fully charge the electric board because the controller slows fill rate as cells are balanced. The battery pack itself is made out of lithium iron phosphate which is known for being long-lasting (lasts for about 2000 cycles). You get a 6-month warranty this electric longboard model but I’d expect it to last six years if properly charged and stored. Avoid extreme heat and cold to keep the batteries in good shape.
Boosted have tried to get around the issue of distance per charge through technology and plain smarts. Regenerative braking, which is equipped with the unit, will help you regain some of the battery energy. This is a method of braking in which part of the energy used is restored back. What this means to the customer is that the Boosted Dual+ 2000W Electric longboard can often go further than 7 miles. To further increase the range of the board, one nice feature is that you can also easily push the Boosted Dual+ 2000W board with your feet (like a normal skateboard). While the motors provide some rolling resistance, the model is easily ridable without power. In case you ever run out of battery life, you won’t end up with a useless board.
To control the longboard’s speed variation, Boosted designed a Bluetooth connected remote control which is responsive, intuitive and comfortable to hold. It’s easy to use, just slide a thumbwheel up or down for acceleration or deceleration. This connection between the remote and the board ensure that the rider has constant control using the controller. The wireless remote has a LED interface which eliminates range anxiety by constantly displaying how much range you have left with your Boosted Dual+ electric longboard. You can also use the Boosted app to check the battery status more accurately than the LEDs on the wireless remote.
This model also boasts 3 onboard microprocessors, numerous sensors. And with mobile connectivity, you can connect it to your smartphone to tweak performance settings.
On paper, these functions make the Dual+ Electric Longboard look pretty charming – but really, what makes this electric longboard stand out is the way it performs. Boosted built in a number of little design flourishes that might not seem particularly significant when considered individually, but taken together, they add up to a superior riding experience.
Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard
Boosted 2nd Gen is the latest word of technology. It’s one of the fastest available electric longboards on the market right now. This is also one of the favorites among enthusiasts who always look for thrill and adrenaline. So if don’t mind the relatively large price tag, this electric longboard is definitely worth your consideration.
Key Product Facts
- Top speed: up to 22mph (35 km/h)
- Power: 2000 Watts
- Range per charge: Standard Battery: 6 miles ; Extended Battery: 12 miles
- Charge time: around 1 hours
- Uphill climb: 25%
- Extremely high quality
- Powerful and fast
- Reversible drive
- Water-proof enclosures for motors and electronics
- The long range 199 W-hr lithium battery is perfect for long commutes and epic rides
- A little on the expensive side
Among the companies that offer electric longboards, one name, in particular, stands out from all the rest and it’s Boosted. The company was one of the first on the scene when the rideable tech revolution started to take hold back around 2012 and has since grown to become one of the biggest names in the game. The company has continued to improve on the Dual+ model, and it released a new version known as their 2nd generation Boosted Board in 2017. Since then, a number of competitors have sprung up to steal the company’s thunder. Their latest product, the Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard, is way cooler and way more fun than anything else on the market at the moment since it improves on the original with a few useful features and it’s an absolute blast to ride.
Power and performance
This electric longboard has a lot going for it. For starters, the Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Longboard is outrageously powerful. The two 1000W DC motors are so powerful that you can even brake to a full stop while going downhill. This unit was made with serious urban performance in mind, and its rugged construction is immediately noticeable.
The power this 2000W Boosted Dual+ puts out is burly enough to hit 22 miles per hour, while the 1000W Boosted single has a top speed of 18mph and the Boosted Dual gets to 20 mph. This beast allows you to conquer terrain without worries. The uphill percentage is also great. The capability to climb 25% grade hills is superior to any of the best electric longboards available on the current market.
The quality of the new generation of the Boosted electric longboard remained unchanged. The deck and the electronics are still made from the top quality materials available. Something Boosted can be proud of is the quality of manufacture. The bamboo decks, top-notch electronics, and a great customer support are still a part of their legacy.
Updated trucks, wheels, Motor and transmission
This 2nd Gen model is still made from the Loaded Vanguard deck, but everything underneath has been tweaked. The new trucks are now custom made to improved carving. And the Orangatang Kegel wheels are 80mm instead of 75mm with green accents to the core. The motor and transmission have been modified to increase motor torque and run cooler. Charging port is different now, so you cannot use your original Boosted electric longboard charger with the 2nd Generation Boosted electric longboard. Everything is fine-tuned to give the electric board the best possible performance while the top speeds remained the same.
While the original Boosted Boards have no accessory port on them, these new versions have water resistant high powered ports which allow external accessories such as headlights, taillights or charging ports. This is a nice feature for riders looking to add some safety lights to their electric boards.
2nd Generation Boosted Board Range
As I mentioned, one of the limitations of the original Boosted Board Dual+ 2000W was how far it could travel on a single charge. The 2nd Generation model comes with two versions of lithium batteries: a standard 99 W-hr lithium battery with a 6-7 mile range – which is great for short city commutes and is fully certified for airline travel, and a 199 W-hr lithium battery with a 12-14 mile range – weighs a bit more than the standard one and it isn’t air-transport certified. This can be a game changer for users who want to use the electric board for commuting purposes and were limited by how far the electric board could travel on a single charge. If you live in a large city, you can rely on using this new electric longboard version with an extended range battery to travel to just about any venue without worrying about the battery dying on you.
However, when purchased it comes with the standard range battery, so you have to buy the extended range battery separately if you want to get double the range. There will be a coupon in the box allowing buyers to reserve a new battery version for around 200 dollars from boostedboards.com – buyer will reserve now and pay when the battery ships separately beginning Q4 2017.
Like the original Boosted Dual+, the belt drive system of the 2nd generation model is fitted with regenerative braking. That means when you hit the brakes with your electric longboard, you recharge a part of the battery energy used. Also, if you ride your electric board while it’s turned off, you’ll restore a part of the battery as well.
2nd Generation Boosted Board Water Resistant Housing
Another main drawback of the Boosted Dual+ electric longboards was its inability to deal with damp and wet road conditions. Riding the original Boosted Dual+ 2000W Board through puddles and water voided the warranty, essentially making it a fair weather friend rather than a reliable commuting option. The new generation offers batter water resistance by encasing the battery, electronic and motor in a water-resistant housing. This housing is designed to prevent damage to any of the sensitive electronics beneath the deck from puddles and/or wet riding conditions. However, although Boosted guarantees better water resistance, it’s not recommended for riders to travel over moistened surfaces often, and do not ride on wet or icy pavement. Try to avoid these conditions since any amount of water has the potential to damage the board, and water damage is not covered under warranty.
All things considered
It’s an expensive toy but a useful and wonderful toy
Should you buy one? Absolutely. The new model is, without a doubt, better than the first one. Between its fantastic battery, outstanding water resistance, supremely smooth throttle/braking system, and revolutionary ability to connect various things like headlights, LED lights, Boosted’s flagship longboard offers one of the most polished riding experiences you’ll find right now. So if you’re the type of person who always tries to get the best experience with the product no matter what the cost is, then this electric longboard is definitely worth your consideration.
Yuneec E-GO2 Electric Skateboard Longboard
The Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard wasn’t the best board we tested. However, it is an alright board and is one of the most popular electric longboards because it’s well made, straightforward to use, and affordable. So If you’re a novice longboarder or you are shopping on a tighter budget, this unit fits the bills nicely.
Key Product Facts
- Top speed: 12mph
- Power: 400 Watts
- Range per charge: 18 miles
- Charge time: 3-5 hours
- MAx. Hill incline: 10%
- The control is well designed and it’s very intuitive to use
- Long range
- A long range
- Reasonable price
- Quality is inconsistent
- The power and speed could be better
- The remote is considerably less responsive
Many beginners might naturally be put off paying over one thousand dollars for a motorized plank of composite wood. That’s why there are some manufacturers making a race for the bottom in the electric rideable space with less than stellar models. Luckily, Yuneec opted to shoot for the middle with the Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard – the upgraded version of the first generation Yuneec Ego.
This Yuneec model keeps many of the same features and specs as the original Yuneec Ego. I can only assume Yuneec is convinced that their original features for the electric longboard were satisfactory, so they decided to change almost nothing. Let’s see some of the features, pros, and cons of the Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard.
Power and performance
It’s worth noting that the Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard is not a performance board like the Boosted Dual+ electric longboards. Where the Boosted Dual+ electric longboards offer fast and adrenaline-inducing joy rides, this E-GO2 is a reliable performer with high endurance. Its motor provides 400W of power which makes it feel sluggish and it might struggle with steep hills. Its single 400W motor delivers the max speed of 12.5 mph makes it the family minivan of electric longboards. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. But if speed is king for you…then you may want to go with another model such as the Boosted Dual+ model.
In term of range, charging time, and top speed it appears almost nothing has changed from the original Yuneec Ego, but the deck shape has changed into that of cruiser inditing Yuneec’s shift from all around board to one aimed at skating enthusiasts. The deck is made of composite wood which gives a medium-low amount of flex. Essentially, the deck allows you to feel the board underneath yet it’s light enough to support your weight easily.
The new shape with the addition of the kicktail aimed much more for riders who like to use their electric longboards to commute. The kicktail offers a better steering, control, and possibilities for tricks: which the old Yuneec electric longboard didn’t support. So that’s a nice change.
The Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard offers a variety of color: Royal wave, hot pink, and cool mint. The custom colors come on the top and the bottom of the board, and wheels but the grip tape will always remain black.
As with the previous model, you can use a slide knob on the remote controller to control your speed, acceleration, and deceleration. The remote indicates the level of your battery using four LED lights. 4 LED lights mean the battery is fully charged while only one LED light means you have 25% of your battery left. Which also means you should recharge it as soon as possible, it often takes from 3 to 5 hours to recharge your battery. Currently, Yuneec has an iPhone app so you can also control the board using your phone.
Like some of the electric skateboards, the Yuneec E-GO2 comes with regenerative braking makes it much easier to maintain the minimal level of the battery. If the battery does die on you, you can push it but be prepared for some friction from the motor that discourages it.
It is also important to note that the remote is considerably less responsive than that of other boards. This might become a safety concern if you need to make a quick evasive maneuver on the street.
What makes it different?
What truly differentiates this Yuneec model from its competitors is the long range and price. The Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard might not get your heart pumping, but it makes up for that with an impressive 18-mile range on a single charge. Compare that to the 7-mile range of the Boosted Dual+ electric longboard, and you’re looking at entirely different use cases. With this model, you can ride all over the large city pretty well without worrying about the battery dying on you, which is not a realistic option with the 1st generation Boosted skateboard.
The Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard might be a good choice for users looking to ride right away due to its broad availability, but its low price does come with a number of compromises.
All things considered
This electric longboard felt good to ride and was comfortable to cruise around town on, though slowly. It also was alright at handling bumpy pavement or uneven terrain.
However, it’s a little disappointing about its performance. The 10% of the incline can sometimes be an annoying thing. It makes it up the hill, but struggles and goes slow. It was a little less stand when it comes to clearing cracks in the road, as it feels like it might be bottoming out on some of the large ones.
All in all, this Yuneec board is comfortable and beginner-friendly – we weren’t drawn to it as much as some of the faster models, but it didn’t let us down.
Who should buy this model?
Considering the difference in price between the Yuneec E-GO2 electric longboard and its competitors, are reasonable. If you’re looking to enhance your daily commute or your interest in electric longboard centers around utility – visiting friends, running errands – it is a serviceable option. That said, this mid-market electric board might serve some really practical needs, but it’s no replacement for the thrill that some pricey models afford.
Electric longboard Guide
What is longboarding?
Like all boards sport, longboarding has its origins in surfing. The idea of longboarding originated from surfers in Hawaii that wanted to replicate their experience of surfing but on paved surfaces instead of watery ones. A board originally meant to emulate the feeling of surfing on land. Longboarding is quite similar to skateboarding but it’s more ideal for speed enthusiasts who want a more comfortable and soulful ride.
Longboards are designed for the intended purposes of the longboarders. But whether you’re interested in downhill racing or just running errands or visiting friends, longboard shares certain characteristics, which set them apart from their counterparts. Longboards are typically longer than a freestyle skateboard, hence its name, but not necessarily. These are longboards from 25” to up to 60” and probably outside of that range as well. The longer deck gives longboarders more stables rides, which is great when you’re trying to avoid eating more concrete than necessary. The wheels of the longboard are comparatively softer and larger than those of a skateboard. Which means that they allow the longboarders to turn more easily than a standard skateboard allows. Together, the deck and the wheels make longboards more suitable for transportation than shortboards or skateboards.
Unlike their shorter counterparts, these longboards are not perfect for doing the impressive tricks and ollies that win the hearts and minds of skateboarding enthusiasts. Instead, longboarding involves significant cruising that is more about the soul, like longboarding the surfboard, longboarders are almost always very chill and laid back. Longboarding is the ultimate form of freedom and highly addicting. The element of fun that riding a longboard provides keeps its participants engaged and motivated. This is a vital factor to long-term success with any fitness. Also, longboards are fantastic means of transportation in urban areas where bikes are inconvenient.
Electric longboards are modified to accommodate an electric motor which provides their thrust. Like a conventional longboard, the longboarders still steer by shifting their weight, however, there is no longer any need to push off with their back foot. Generally, the amount of thrust is controlled by a wireless remote that allows the riders to control the speed while riding the electric longboard.
Now that we’ve covered what longboarding is and the difference between skateboarding and longboarding. But the question is how hard is it to learn how to longboard!
Is longboarding is easier than skateboarding?
Some skateboarders might get offended if you say that skateboarding is easier than longboarding, but relatively speaking, few riders would disagree that it takes less time and effort to master the skills of longboarding. With their longer decks and bigger wheels, longboarders will get more room to move around and find a comfortable stance.
But is longboarding is really easier than skateboarding? It actually depends on a few main differences between the two sports. For one, longboards are made specifically for smoothly cruising at high speeds over long distances. So you could argue that for extended downhill runs, it’s easier to control a longboard than a skateboard. Also, if you plan on never bombing hills or sliding and just cruising, then longboarding is pretty easy.
Conversely, skateboarding involves specific activities like going for verticals on half-pipes, hanging in skate parks, so if you plan on doing some kickflips or rail slides, a skateboard is going to be much easier to control than a longboard.
Actually, longboarding is not very hard, especially for people who have previous boarding experience. However, if you’re just a beginner trying to get the feel of being on a board, you’re going to have an easier time balancing on a longboard.
What are the benefits of riding an electric longboard?
Freedom is your power or right to think, express, speak and act as you want without restraint or hindrance. Longboarding defines freedom as anyone who longboards realizes that they are in a stage of life where they live a life according to their own principles and interests.
At the heart of longboarding ability is the balance. Balance is maintained by adjusting your center of gravity. “Center of gravity” phrase is used to describe the place where the bulk of a person’s weight is concentrated. Good balance requires all kinds of skills- your somatosensory system, your vestibular system, and your visual system.
Good balance is an indicator of good health. Thanks to improved hand-eye coordination and balance, riders are more aware of their surroundings than an average person and live a healthier life. Since it’s hard to balance all of the aspects of today’s society, longboarding teaches you how to have good balance, which is definitely a great thing in your life.
Longboarding makes you more flexible, your range of motion will be increased, and you will find it easier to move around even in the tightest of spots. On top of that, you can be faster than you were now that you longboard. All in all, agility makes your life much easier.
Since electric longboards are designed for cruising and traveling, it’s easier to explore your surroundings and get around different parts of town without giving your lower back reasons to complain as it when you’re traveling on a traditional longboard or skateboard.
The only things that compare to the joy of riding down the streets, weaving through a crowd, or carving down a hill are expensive. Seriously, you will pay over 50 bucks to get the thrills of riding an electric longboard for just one day at an amusement park. Experience the rush of taking control of your momentum and position as you surf the streets with your hair blowing in the wind. Riding a board is one of the most affordable ways to have fun day in and day out.
Make new friends
Perhaps the great reason why you should own an electric longboard is that you get to make some cool and lifelong friends. Riders are generally seen traveling in packs and begin to share common interests, activities, passions, fun, and much more. As a result, the friends you make with longboarding are probably the friends who stick with you the longest!
Producing an electric longboard leaves a way smaller footprint than car production
Longboarding is one of the few forms of transportation that make no contribution to the carbon footprint. Think about it this way – an electric longboard is a slab of wood with four small tires and a safe lithium ion battery. It’s easy to see how the carbon footprint is infinitesimally smaller than that of large-scale automobile production. As a result, you consciously become environment-friendly!
On average, you can save up to $1000 on commuting if you use an electric longboard instead of your car, which includes fuel, maintenance, and other extra costs. What’s more, since you are able to get about anywhere, you won’t really be needing other methods of transportation. So longboarding not only makes the body healthy, the mind fresh, and soul happy but also saves money in the long run.
Longboarding help you live your life to the fullest
Riding a longboard is definitely the way to freedom and living your life to the fullest. Take your longboard anywhere and everywhere and explore the world around you in a way that you never have before. While purchasing a great electric longboard is an investment, it is one that will pay off well in the long term.
So if you only live once. Why not try something fun, exciting, and exhilarating? Just give an electric longboard a try and see how easy it is to learn.
How to choose the right electric longboard?
Needless to say, when you are looking at electric longboards you will want to consider all the factors that go into a normal skateboard such as the deck and wheels. Along with these, however, electric longboards comes with some electric components that you also have to pay attention to like the motor, remote control, battery, charger, etc.
Considering the key electric parts of an electric longboard
Power is the measure of how strong the motor of the electric longboard is. Currently, most of the motor’s watt range is 400-2000. If you’re going to ride on a plain surface for traveling, the 400-watt motor is enough, but for the uneven surface or the hilly areas, you may need up to 2000 watt motor. In this case, you need to consider your riding surface before choosing.
At present, an electric longboard can either be equipped with one or two motors. A single motor is ideal for medium speed and long range. Two motors mean double the power which gives you speed boarding experience, but your range might be shorter than a single motor.
Generally, the higher the wattage of the motor the more powerful the output, however, other components of the motor play just as large a role in determining its speed. So you also need to pay attention to the speeds that the model is rated for to get a better idea of how powerful the motor(s) really are.
It’s the measure of the top speed of an electric longboard. For many longboarders, there’s nothing like the feeling of speed when rushing through the city, cruising around effortlessly or going down a hill. That said, speed is king when it comes to an electric longboard and although top speed does depend on certain factors like the road conditions or the weight of the rider, you should get one that’s fast enough to enjoy a superior riding experience.
The battery is one of the essential parts of the electric longboard since the weight and the riding range of the electric longboard mostly depends on the battery. These days, most of the electric longboards I’ve seen use lithium batteries which makes longboard lightweight. These lithium batteries are providing more speed and power than the previous cumbersome batteries. So when choosing the best electric longboard, look at the battery first.
If you just need an electric longboard for cruising around your home or campus, then the back of the battery might not be an issue. But if you live in a large city, then you much choose an extended backup battery longboard such as the Boosted 2nd Generation.
Another important part of the electric longboard is its range. This is the measure of how far you can travel on the board on a single charge. For an electric longboard, the fun is pretty much over when the battery dies. Ideally, the range should be enough to make sure you get where you want to go. So you will want to consider how far you will be able to travel and can you comfortably get there and back without worrying about mileage.
The riding range can vary dramatically, from about 7 miles to more than 18. For some performance-oriented electric longboards, the typical range is 7 or 8 miles. 8 miles can be enough if it gets you to a place like an office or a coffee shop where you can charge up again. Some longboards, such as Boosted Dual+, have a quick-charge ability that will fill them up within an hour.
The control of the electric longboard plays an important role in maneuverability and safety riding. Most of the time, electric longboards come with a wireless controller. A great longboard has some useful feature like Wi-Fi remote control connection, mobile apps controlled, indicators, etc.
It is great the controller has the light indicator that let you know the charging status of the battery of the longboard. It is also excellent if you can use the mobile apps for controlling the board while riding.
Whenever you want to charge the battery that runs your electric board, you will need a method to recharge it. This is the job of your charger. For most of the time, you cannot find any third party charger for charging the battery. Some chargers will give you a full charge after one hour or less, but some other take 2 to 3 to give you a full charge. If you plan on using your electric longboard frequently, consider a fast charging charger so that you can enjoy a hassle-free riding time.
Considering the primary hardware parts
The deck, which is the long and flat part that you stand on, is one of the very important hardware parts. The battery and truck are directly attached to the deck. There are many variables in decks, each one catering to a different need. Some are wider than others. Designs are also widely varied. In most of the cases, the decks are made with different materials, from maple to bamboo, and carbon fiber. Personal preference rule here. Whatever the deck material is, consider the flexibility of the electric longboard’s deck for comfortable rides. Also, it should be spacious for proper standing and balance. The grip tape should be sticky for keeping your feet in right position.
The trucks of the electric longboard are made of sturdy aluminum and with consist of axle and hanger that help to give the longboard balance and hold the wheels in place. They’re different than ordinary longboard trucks. Try to choose the trucks that are responsible for proper turning and maneuverability.
Wheels are another significant variable on longboards. Choosing the wheels based on what they are made of. This determination is made based on how hard the wheels are or the durometer. Harder wheels run faster, while softer wheels are slower, but grip the road better. So consider selecting the soft and bigger size wheels that are ideal for an electric longboard.
Wheels are attached to the axle with a bearing, which is a tiny steel or ceramic ball. Most bearings are measured by an ABEC rating. The higher the ABEC rating, the better the quality of the bearing and the faster ride you get.
Other important aspects
Another factor to consider is your weight. Longboards can take a lot of weight, although the more weight you put on the board the slower the speed and the lower the riding range. For adult boards, the lower end of the weight range starts at 220 pounds. Some electric longboards can easily take a 330 to 350-pound adult.
The weight of your electric longboard is a factor at riding. Heavy generally means stability, until you run out of juice and you have to carry or kick push it home. Although electric longboards are some of the lightest electric vehicles on the market, you still want to choose a lightweight electric longboard since it will always give you more advantages.
Of course, electric longboards are naturally going to be more expensive than a traditional longboard. While the price should play a role in your decision ( you don’t want pay more than the electric longboard is worth), it shouldn’t be the key factor. It’s always better to get an electric longboard that you will enjoy for a long time rather than one that barely runs and costs a little less.
Considering the purpose of the electric longboard
You can comfortably communicate between the home and malls or the home and classes by the electric longboard. Usually, commuting happens in a short distance and may be repeated and the plain surface is necessary.
For this type of riding, a good basic model may be the right one for you. So the electric longboard may have the deck of bamboo or maple or the material of fiberglass, the wheels of the board should be the fast running. The motor power should be between 400 to 1000 watt as it runs on the plain surface. You will also want a better controller for safe riding through the town.
Traveling or cruising
The traditional longboarding is not usually considered a means of extended transportation, but that is not the case with electric longboarding which can be one of the most enjoyable methods of traveling.
The traveling may be a long distance journal that will require you have an electric longboard with the long range. For this type of riding, you need the range more than usual so that you can complete the travel with a single charge. That means you will need an electric longboard that can lead to 10 to 20 miles per charge or one that comes with an extended battery. There’s nothing more frustrating than having an electric board that can’t maintain a decent charge to get you someplace and back again or that falls apart before a long life.
For cruising, you should choose responsive truck and wheels because you may face the uneven surface on the road.
When selecting an electric longboard for downhill riding, you need to pay attention to the deck construction of the electric longboard. The best electric longboards that are made for downhill riding provide a stable and comfortable ride.
For the downhill riding, two motors are better than the single motor longboard. 1000 to 1500 watt motor is good for such riding, but 2000 watt motor is best. Also, you want to choose soft wheels that will provide you a good grip on the hilly surface.
Carving is a kind of trick on the way to the longboarding. A flexible deck of the electric longboard will be a better choice for such carving. The responsive truck is also an important aspect in respect of carving. The wheel of the electric longboard should be soft gripped and great rebounding so that you can comfortably do the task of carving and jumping.
Riding an electric longboard is an excellent way to travel, a fantastic hobby to try even if you have never ridden an ordinary longboard before. With a host of electric longboards available today, you should consider some important aspects, as I mentioned above, to find your desired one.
While which electric longboard is best will depend largely on the rider, both the Boosted Dual+ and Yuneec Ego are good options to consider. If you are wanting the maximum range at an extremely reasonable price, Yuneec Ego is a perfect choice. If you are wanting maximum power and the most polished riding experiences, the Dual+ deserves serious consideration.