September 2022

Electric Skateboards: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Electric Skateboard rankings posted by key online experts, as of September 2022.

Summary

As of 14 Sep 2022, Skatebolt Breeze II takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed electric skateboard with 4 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 4 recommended it as the '#1 electric skateboard' this month. It is followed by Teamgee H5 and Skatebolt Tornado II , with 5 and 3 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - September 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Electric Skateboard
The Electric Wheels
Beginner Surf Gear
TechGearLab
ERideHero
Digital Trends
Escape Monthly
RogerSkateboards
E-Skate Boarder
Dmarge
Skateboards Insider
1
- $599
Skatebolt Breeze II
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1
3
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1
-
-
-
9
2
- $455
Teamgee H5
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5
5
9
-
-
3
-
-
10
3
- $479
Skatebolt Tornado II
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-
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1
4
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-
-
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2
4
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Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+
1
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-
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-
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1
-
-
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5
- $429
Backfire G2 Black
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2
-
-
-
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1
-
7
6
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Acton Blink S
7
-
-
12
5
-
13
-
-
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7
- $699
Backfire Zealot
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-
-
-
-
-
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2
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1
8
- Check price
Boosted Stealth
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-
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1
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12
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-
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9
- Check price
Boosted Mini X
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-
-
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2
2
-
-
-
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10
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Halo Board Beast
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2
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-
-
-
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4
11
- $390
Hiboy S22
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3
4
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-
-
-
-
-
-
14
- $102
Swagtron Swagskate NG3
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-
-
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7
5
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-
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15
- Check price
Exway Flex
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7
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-
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-
-
-
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6
16
- $300
Blitzart Huracane
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10
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5
-
-
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17
- Check price
Acton Blink QU4TRO
9
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7
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-
-
-
-
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18
- Check price
Swagtron SwagBoard NG-1
18
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-
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8
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-
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We ranked Skatebolt Breeze II #1 in September 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Skatebolt Breeze II as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Beginner Surf Gear

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TechGearLab

Pros
Fast
decent range

Cons
Heavy
so-so performance in our braking test

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Escape Monthly

Best Overall / Editors' Choice

Pros
Insane top speed
IP67 waterproof
30-degree climbing capacity

Cons
A bit on the high price bracket

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Skateboards Insider

Fine Features

Pros
Durable Construction
Incredible speed
Cruise control
Efficient brakes

Cons
The Range could have been better

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We ranked Teamgee H5 #2 in September 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Beginner Surf Gear

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TechGearLab

Pros
Decently fast
solid brakes

Cons
Unimpressive range
mediocre at hills

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ERideHero

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RogerSkateboards

Pros
Comes with an ultra-thin board
Durable construction
Board has a decent flex

Cons
May continue moving even after dropping the remote

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Skateboards Insider

Best for Sleek Design

Pros
Slim and Sleek design
Good Stability
Reasonable price

Cons
The Range is not so impressive
Braking system could have been better

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Electric Skateboards.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Electric Skateboards, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for September 2022 ranking

We ranked Skatebolt Tornado II #3 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Skatebolt Tornado II as #1.
Critic endorsements:
ERideHero

Best Overall

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Digital Trends

The best-designed electric skateboard

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Skateboards Insider

High Performance

Pros
Extraordinary Range
Aesthetic Design
Impressive Speed
Great Performance

Cons
Not suitable for beginners

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We ranked Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ #4 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Electric Wheels

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RogerSkateboards

Pros
Brilliant skateboard with a powerful 2000w motor
Ideal length, width and weight for perfect manoeuvrability
22 mph top speed, regenerative braking and 25% grade hill climb
Warranty coverage with customer support

Cons
Mediocre mileage

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We ranked Backfire G2 Black #5 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Backfire G2 Black as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechGearLab

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Speedy
Great wheels
Budget-friendly

Cons
Mediocre uphill speeds
Other models offer greater range
Bulky

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E-Skate Boarder

Best Budget Hub Board

Pros
Extremely attractive price
Fast shipping
Decent customer service
Quiet and stealthy motors

Cons
Rougher ride with hub motors
Not the best torque
Can't swap wheels

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Skateboards Insider

Best for Beginners

Pros
Best choice for beginners
Affordable price
High build quality

Cons
Limited features

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We ranked Backfire Zealot #7 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Backfire Zealot as #1.
Critic endorsements:
E-Skate Boarder

Best Budget Belt Drive

Pros
Wheel swap possible
Big battery for a budget board
Powerful belt motors for a budget board
Fast shipping
Decent customer service
"Screamy" sound

Cons
Requires a bit more maintenance than hubs
Turbo mode, while fast, eats up battery quickly

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Skateboards Insider

Best Electric Skateboard

Pros
Powerful Motors
Perfect Combo of Speed and Range
Easy to handle
Great Performance

Cons
Needs more maintenance

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We ranked Boosted Stealth #8 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Boosted Stealth as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best electric skateboard

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RogerSkateboards

Pros
Well-built deck
Offers multiple riding modes
Excellent roll speed

Cons
Expensive

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We ranked Boosted Mini X #9 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best electric skateboard for commuters

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Escape Monthly

Best for Commuters

Pros
Highly durable
High maneuverability
Impressive acceleration

Cons
Maybe a little soft for the heavier riders
On the upper price bracket

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We ranked Halo Board Beast #10 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
ERideHero

Best Premium

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Skateboards Insider

Power and Performance

Pros
High-quality construction
Best for all-terrain
Incredible Performance

Cons
Bulky design

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We ranked Hiboy S22 #11 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Beginner Surf Gear

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TechGearLab

Pros
Inexpensive
fairly fast

Cons
Unimpressive hill-climbing skills
not our favorite ride

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We ranked Swagtron Swagskate NG3 #12 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best electric skateboard for kids and teens

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Escape Monthly

Best for Kids

Pros
Speed locking feature
Intelligent sensors
Rear light for additional safety

Cons
Too small for adults

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We ranked Exway Flex #13 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Beginner Surf Gear

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Skateboards Insider

Best for Commuting

Pros
Interchangeable drivetrain
Smart Battery System
Great value-for-money
High-quality design

Cons
Not suitable for hard carving

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We ranked Blitzart Huracane #14 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
ERideHero

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RogerSkateboards

Pros
Excellent speed
Sturdy construction
Has a reverse function

Cons
Remote connection can be prone to failure

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We ranked Swagtron SwagBoard NG-1 #16 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Electric Wheels

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RogerSkateboards

Pros
Great strength at a very affordable price tags
Reliable and won’t wear easily
Not waterproof but all the hardware is safely concealed inside
Big polyurethane wheels which give a smooth ride

Cons
Battery is underperforming
Slow customer service

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