March 28, 2019

We have finally come to our last part where 5 additional excellent electric skateboards under 1000 USD are introduced for your reference. We sincerely hope you could choose the perfect longboard for yourself.

 SKATEBOLT Electric Longboard

 

The Skatebolt Electric Skateboard is a longboard that is designed to go the extra mile (quite literally). This trendy longboard is sized at 11.5 x 6.3 x 39 inches and weighs 19.51 pounds, so it’s not a skateboard that you’ll want to carry for long but with a max range of 15 miles (according to the manufacturer), it’s unlikely that you’ll need to do much carrying anyway.

 

The board itself is made with 8 layers of northeast maple, to give you a strong, sturdy and steady ride. I personally like a pretty thick board, so for me, 8 layers are ideal instead of 6 or so.

 

Luckily, the Skatebolt comes with everything you could need, including one wireless remote controller, 1 adapter and charger, one T tool, a user manual and six months free maintenance service (not including wear parts such as PU wheels, grip, motor, etc).

 

This electric skateboard has an impressive top speed of 25 mph, but it does have two-speed modes which can be easily switched between so that you can choose to cruise using the low or high-speed mode.

 

Impressively, this board can carry up to 280 lbs and yet still reach high speeds and climb hills with little to no problems.

 

Little features such as ABS and a regenerative braking system, hill start and hill hold, and built-in LED lights give this board a more than adequate level of safety. The remote control is also simple to use, and the battery capacity can be easily seen via the indicators found on the controller so that you’ll never be caught out unexpectedly.

 

Final Thoughts

The Skatebolt’s biggest downside is the fact that it is quite heavy, so it may not be the ideal electric skateboard for a commuter who will need to carry it on public transport. However, with its high speed, it’s a good option for those looking to travel across short distances, on flat terrain, or just have some fun riding around.

 

Also, the board is made well, but the wheels are not quite as durable so it’s not a skateboard that is well suited to life outside of the city.

 

Overall, I would say that the SKATEBOLT is a good electric skateboard for the price you pay, and it would be great for someone looking to travel short distances, but watch out for rocks and pebbles.

 Benchwheel B2

 

Benchwheel B2 Electric Skateboard is the cheapest board that I’ve reviewed today but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a worthy contender. That said, it doesn’t have many exciting features to speak of and that could well be the reason behind the low price tag.

The board itself is made from three base layers of bamboo and two layers of fiberglass. The five layers help to make this board both durable and light-weight. The top of the board provides excellent grip and, interestingly, the board features a carved out grip that makes it easy to carry.

 

Sized at 36 x 9.4 x 5.9 inches and weighing 15.2 lbs, the skateboard features a design that makes it appear to be a non-electric longboard.

 

When it comes to features, the Benchwheel electric skateboard doesn’t really have anything extraordinary to speak of and is more like a normal longboard, with an added battery. Its top speed is 18 mph, but that slows down a bit as the battery drains.

 

It has a 3-hour quick charge, which offers a 12.4 mile maximum range. Considering the price, this is a good option, but if you are looking for something powerful, you’ll have to pay a bit more and choose one of the other options on the list. If you’re satisfied with 18 mph and a 12 mile range, this ought to be a good choice for you.

 

Final Thoughts

It’s perhaps not the best board for a pro or anyone who is used to more powerful electric skateboards. It is, however, a great starter board for anyone looking to learn, as it’s an easy model to get used to without there being a need to invest a lot of money into it.

 

 ACTON BLINK S2

 

If we are focusing on price then the Acton Blink S2 is one of the top mid-range models I’ve tried out. In all honesty, with all of its specialized features, it is one that could definitely rival the more expensive boards on this list.

 

The Acton Blink S2 can reach up to 14 miles on a single charge but, while that is impressive on its own, this board has a number of features that help it to stand out against the other boards with a similar range. With the option to select between three riding modes and the ability to climb a 20% incline, you can be prepared for any situation.

 

Perhaps one of its most redeeming features, however, is the fact that it has been built with reduced tension in the wheels, so when the Acton is off or out of battery, it can be used as a normal skateboard. Yes, that means no more getting caught short and having to embarrassingly carry your skateboard home.

 

Its max speed is 18 mph. With built-in safety lights, you can also ride the Acton Blink S2 at night knowing that you can be seen by surrounding traffic and pedestrians.

 

As with many of the other boards, this model comes with a remote control. Using the remote, you can turn your board on or off, choose forward or reverse and then simply press the lever to begin moving, so using the board couldn’t be easier!

 

Utilizing the Bluetooth technology will also enable you to connect your smartphone via the app, which will then give you the opportunity to track your routes and log the miles you manage to clock up!

 

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is still a pretty impressive skateboard. Its long range, decently fast speed and ability to be used as a normal board make this a good model to use for commuting. Providing you don’t need to carry it too far on public transport anyway, as it is a bit of a hefty weight to be lugging around on buses or trains

 

 Dakott Electric Skateboard

 

The Dakott electric skateboard has a unique looking design and a set of advanced features that help it to stand out in the market. With a top speed of 20mph, a cruising range of 17 miles and a recharge time of 2 hours, this is an electric skateboard with an impressive tout of technical specs.

 

It is operated using a radio remote control so that you don’t need to rely on your phone to use your board, as you have to with so many other electric skateboards these days.

 

The board itself is made from 9-ply Canadian maple, measures 23 x 9 inches and weighs 15.8 lbs, so it’s small and lightweight enough to carry along with you wherever you go. However, surprisingly, its pairing with a solid aluminum alloy makes this a solid board that you can rely on over tough terrain.

 

Final Thoughts

It’s a bit of an investment, but the Dakott is ideal for beginners who have never tried an electric skateboard for commuting and want to see if it suits them.

  Inboard M1

 

Motor & Range

The motor is what really makes the M1 Inboard special. The board is powered by dual In-Hub motors, a technology that requires no gears and no belts. This innovation offers smooth acceleration with little to no resistance, allowing the Inboard M1 to roll pretty much like a conventional skateboard.

 

With In-Hub motors there are no bulky external drive train parts to get in the way (like on Boosted boards), giving the Inboard M1 a high-tech look and feel. And with a top speed of 22 mph getting your adrenaline fix should be no problemo. Not to mention the motor is as quiet as it gets.

 

In addition, the Inboard M1 is equipped with 43.2v / 97 Wh Lithium-ion batteries offering a 7 miles range (+/-2 miles tolerance). The range is one of the few negative things about this board. You see, today most boards comes with a 10 miles+ range, especially with this price tag. However, Inboard has developed a unique swappable battery technology, and a spare battery can be swapped in seconds. Consequently the range is vastly improved, and extra portable batteries can be purchased directly from the Inboard website.

 

Finally, the Inboard M1 has three rider modes: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each mode has different top speed and acceleration, making it easy for every type of rider to enjoy this board. And as you progress and get more comfortable, you can switch to a more advanced mode.

 

Design & Deck

The Inboard M1 electric skateboard comes with a 37.5″ all-black deck giving you a premium style without being too flashy. And, if you are looking for a bit more color, the company is also selling a “M1 Artist Series”, a handcrafted board with a more colorful design. However, it’s limited to only 50 boards.

 

The deck is made from composite with a core that combines inverted 3D Poplar wood with full sandwich PU sidewalls. And it’s covered in the same fiberglass sheet that’s used for premium snowboards. The deck is designed to be stiff, allowing for higher speed and stability. And it’s splash resistant (though not fully water resistant).

 

Moreover, the deck has bright LED lights on the nose and tail, making the board much more visible in the dark. This is a great safety feature.

 

Finally, the board weighs only 14.5 lbs which is very good for an electric longboard.

 

 

Remote Control & App

The Inboard M1 electric skateboard comes with both an ergonomic remote control and a smartphone app.

 

First, the remote control is hands down the best I ever seen. It’s unique grip makes it effortlessly stay in my hand. You can also clip it onto the board or to your backpack with ease. In addition, the controls are well designed, and everything from acceleration to braking is intuitive.

 

But the smartphone app is what really separates the M1 Inboard from other boards. It’s just the best electric skateboard app available as of today. It can be used to control the board (instead of the remote), plus check battery levels and adjust settings. In addition, you can chat with customer support directly from the app, control the LED lights, and download the latest software.

 

Final Thoughts

 

Inboard is a company that keeps growing every year. And as they grow, so does the quality of their electric skateboards. The Inboard M1 is a great example how far they come in just a few years.

 

And Inboard M1 has all the features of comparable electric skateboards. Plus more, like the innovative app and the swappable batteries.

 

However, because of the performance and the price, it’s not really a beginner board, but perhaps better suited for experienced skaters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Table

 

 

Weight

Top Speed

Range

Deck

Highlight

Price

Skatebolt

19.5 lbs

25 mph

15 miles

8 layers of northeast maple

The board itself seems sturdy but still easy to maneuver

$599.99 USD

Benchwheel B2

15 lbs

18 mph

12 miles

three base layers of bamboo and two layers of fiberglass

The wheels are quite absorbent, so it’s easier to use it on uneven terrain in comparison to a regular skateboard.

$599.00 USD

ACTON BLINK S2

15 lbs

18 MPH

14 miles

Canadian Maple Wood, Aircraft Grade Aluminum

it can also function as a normal skateboard when the battery is off or out of charge

$749.00 USD

Dakott

16 lbs

20 mph

17 miles

9-ply Canadian maple

It only takes 2 hours to reach full charge

$956.42
USD

Inboard M1

14.5 lbs

22 mph

7

miles

inverted 3D Poplar wood with full sandwich PU sidewalls

swappable battery system, innate Bluetooth connectivity, regenerative braking

$999.00 USD


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