January 2023

Electric Skateboards: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of Electric Skateboard rankings posted by key online experts, as of January 2023.

Summary

Between 11 Jan 2023 and 12 Jan 2023, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 97 Electric Skateboard endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

72 Electric Skateboards were endorsed in total, only 16 made it into this month's ranking (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included).

As of 12 Jan 2023, 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.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking electric skateboards start at $122.60 (Swagtron Swagskate NG3) and go up to $799.99 (Maxfind Max4 Pro). Median electric skateboard costs $469 (Skatebolt Tornado II).
$122.60
$799.99

At a glance - January 2023 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Electric Skateboard
The Electric Wheels
Beginner Surf Gear
ERideHero
Digital Trends
RogerSkateboards
E-Skate Boarder
Dmarge
TechGearLab
Skateboards Insider
Escape Monthly
1
- $599
Skatebolt Breeze II
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1
-
-
-
-
-
3
9
1
2
- $369
Teamgee H5
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5
9
-
3
-
-
5
10
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3
- $469
Skatebolt Tornado II
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-
1
4
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-
-
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2
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4
- Check price
Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+
1
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-
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1
-
-
-
-
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5
- $499
Backfire G2 Black
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-
-
-
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1
-
2
7
-
6
- Check price
Acton Blink S
7
-
12
5
13
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-
-
-
-
7
- $659
Backfire Zealot
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-
-
-
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2
-
-
1
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8
- Check price
Boosted Stealth
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1
12
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-
-
-
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9
- Check price
Boosted Mini X
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-
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2
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-
-
-
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2
10
- Check price
Halo Board Beast
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2
-
-
-
-
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4
-
11
- Check price
Hiboy S22
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3
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-
-
-
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4
-
-
14
- $123
Swagtron Swagskate NG3
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7
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-
-
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5
15
- Check price
Exway Flex
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7
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-
-
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6
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16
- $300
Blitzart Huracane
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10
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5
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-
-
-
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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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8
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-

Sorted by price:

Position in ranking Price Electric Skateboard
#14 $122.60 Swagtron Swagskate NG3 [buy] [more info]
#16 $299.99 Blitzart Huracane [buy] [more info]
#2 $369 Teamgee H5 [buy] [more info]
#3 $469 Skatebolt Tornado II [buy] [more info]
#5 $499 Backfire G2 Black [buy] [more info]
#1 $599 Skatebolt Breeze II [buy] [more info]
#7 $659 Backfire Zealot [buy] [more info]

We ranked Skatebolt Breeze II #1 in January 2023 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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Skateboards Insider

Fine Features

Pros
Durable Construction
Incredible speed
Cruise control
Efficient brakes

Cons
The Range could have been better

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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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We ranked Teamgee H5 #2 in January 2023 because:

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

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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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TechGearLab

Pros
Decently fast
solid brakes

Cons
Unimpressive range
mediocre at hills

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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 January 2023 ranking

We ranked Skatebolt Tornado II #3 in January 2023 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 January 2023 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 January 2023 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:
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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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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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 January 2023 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 Overall

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 January 2023 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 January 2023 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 January 2023 because:

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

Best Premium

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Skateboards Insider

Best Off Road Electric Skateboard

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

Cons
Bulky design

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We ranked Hiboy S22 #11 in January 2023 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 January 2023 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 January 2023 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 January 2023 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 January 2023 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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