May 2022

Electric Skateboards: Aggregated Ranking Report

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

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Electric Skateboard
Digital Trends
Escape Monthly
Skateboards Insider
RogerSkateboards
E-Skate Boarder
Dmarge
The Electric Wheels
Beginner Surf Fear
ERideHero
TechGearLab
1
- $699
Skatebolt Breeze II
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1
9
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1
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5
2
- $459
Teamgee H5
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10
3
-
-
-
5
9
7
3
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Acton Blink S
5
-
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13
-
-
7
-
12
-
4
-1 $469
Backfire G2 Black
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-
7
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1
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-
-
-
3
5
- $479
Skatebolt Tornado II
4
-
4
-
-
-
-
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1
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6
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Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+
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1
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1
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-
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7
- $749
Backfire Zealot
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1
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2
-
-
-
-
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8
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Boosted Stealth
1
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12
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-
-
-
-
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9
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Boosted Mini X
2
2
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-
-
-
-
-
-
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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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2
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11
- $420
Hiboy S22
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-
-
-
-
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3
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6
12
- $120
Swagtron Swagskate NG3
7
5
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-
-
-
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13
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Meepo V3
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5
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-
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4
14
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Exway Flex
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6
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7
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15
+1 $299
Blitzart Huracane
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5
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10
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16
-1 Check price
Swagtron SwagBoard NG-1
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8
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18
-
-
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17
- Check price
Acton Blink QU4TRO
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-
-
-
-
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9
-
7
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We ranked Skatebolt Breeze II #1 in May 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:
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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Beginner Surf Fear

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TechGearLab

Pros
Fast
decent range

Cons
Heavy
so-so performance in our braking test

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We ranked Teamgee H5 #2 in May 2022 because:

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

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ERideHero

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TechGearLab

Pros
Decently fast
solid brakes

Cons
Unimpressive range
mediocre at hills

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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 May 2022 ranking

We ranked Backfire G2 Black #4 in May 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:
Skateboards Insider

Best for Beginners

Pros
Best choice for beginners
Affordable price
High build quality

Cons
Limited features

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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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TechGearLab

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Solid range
fast
comfortable
large wheels
affordable

Cons
So-so hill climbing
moderately heavy and bulky

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We ranked Skatebolt Tornado II #5 in May 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:
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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ERideHero

Best Overall

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We ranked Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ #6 in May 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:
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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The Electric Wheels

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We ranked Backfire Zealot #7 in May 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:
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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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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We ranked Boosted Stealth #8 in May 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 May 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 May 2022 because:

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

Power and Performance

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

Cons
Bulky design

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ERideHero

Best Premium

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We ranked Hiboy S22 #11 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Skateboards” rankings.
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Beginner Surf Fear

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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 May 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 Meepo V3 #13 in May 2022 because:

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

Best for Budget

Pros
Incredible Speed
Quick responsive brakes
Budget-Friendly

Cons
The Range is not so impressive

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TechGearLab

Best Budget Standard Skateboard

Pros
Fast
budget-friendly

Cons
Poor range
not the best overall ride

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We ranked Exway Flex #14 in May 2022 because:

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

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We ranked Blitzart Huracane #15 in May 2022 because:

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

Pros
Excellent speed
Sturdy construction
Has a reverse function

Cons
Remote connection can be prone to failure

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ERideHero

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

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

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