Edit: Chart updated at 9/6/17 after a few error were pointed out by fellow Redditor.
Correction made: Arc Board range, Metroboard speed.
Marbel 2.0 charted.
Motor type included in the graph as suggested by /u/tm0587.
Any other error please do let me know in the comments, thank you!
There are so many electric skateboards out on the market right now, that it is very difficult to compare board to board even on a narrow dimension such as only the speed and range.
Thanks to the spreadsheet made public by /u/Eboarding, I made a few charts to help visualize the state of electric skateboard right now.
There were only 3 things shown in the chart. The top speed of the board, the range of the board and the weight of the board. (Weight was shown as the size of the bubble.)
Sadly, I couldn’t include other factors into a single chart, such as the type of motor, is the battery exchangeable, is the board waterproof and other features.
Interesting things were shown by the chart:
- Majority of the boards clumped into 3 clusters.
- Kickstarter darling Enertion Raptor 2 is fast, but it is still bested by DIYElectric’s Torque series and Carvon EVOs by quite a bit.
- Acton(green bubble) have boards covering all market segment, ranging from the cheap and small Blink Lite to the higher end Blink QU4TRO.
- Unlike Acton, Evolve(grey bubble) covers middle to the upper market segment and not the lower segment.
Best value per dollar?
I was curious what electric skateboard give the best value per dollar performance wise.
So I used a simple formula (Top Speed+Range)/Price to plot another chart comparing boards.
Granted, this was a very crude way to measure performance not to mention the quality of the board and the features of the boards were not considered. Even if not completely useful, it is interesting.
PS: Comparing just top speed and price yield a similar graph.
Crude as it is, something interesting can be seen here:
- It won’t surprise anyone that generic board such as Genesis Hellfire, LiftBoard were among best performers per dollar.
- Yuneec E-go2 was well known for its cheap price and good range, so it is no surprise that it is one of the best value board on the chart.
- The Mellow has high aspiration on quality and hence comes with a hefty price. Hence, it was expected to have the poorest performance/price ratio.
- Arc board is the most premium small board of all, probably the best in quality too.
- Walnutt Spectra Mini promised a lot for its price and size. That’s why I backed one. Let’s hope it doesn’t over promise and under deliver.
I hope the charts somewhat helps you to have an idea on the boards that are available right now, and help you make a buying decision.
I apologize if I get any specification wrong, and as the price of the board keeps changing, the chart might become obsolete with time.
Let me know in the comment if you too find the chart interesting.!
Below are the data that I used to make the graph.
|Board||Price (USD)||Range (km)||Speed (km/h)||Weight (kg)||Range (miles)||Speed (mph)||Weight (lbs)|
|Evolve Bamboo Street||1149||30 km||35 km/h||8.2 kg||18.6||21.7||18.1||Link|
|Evolve Carbon Street||1549||40 km||35 km/h||8.5 kg||24.9||21.7||18.7||Link|
|Evolve One||1100||35 km||42 km/h||7.4 kg||21.7||26.1||16.3||Link|
|Evolve Bamboo GT Street||1449||35 km||42 km/h||7.9 kg||21.7||26.1||17.4||Link|
|Evolve Carbon GT Street||1999||50 km||42 km/h||7.9 kg||31.1||26.1||17.4||Link|
|Boosted Single (2nd Gen) Ext.||1099||23 km||30 km/h||6.4 kg||14.3||18.6||14.1||Link|
|Boosted Dual (2nd Gen) Ext.||1499||19 km||32 km/h||7 kg||11.8||19.9||15.4||Link|
|Boosted Dual+ (2nd Gen) Ext.||1699||19 km||35 km/h||7 kg||11.8||21.7||15.4||Link|
|Enertion Raptor 2||1510||40 km||45 km/h||9 kg||24.9||28.0||19.8||Promo Link (200 AUD off)|
|Metroboard 33″ Slim||1099||16 km||38 km/h||6.8 kg||9.9||19.9||15.0||Link|
|Metroboard 41″ Slim||1199||64 km||38 km/h||10.3 kg||39.8||19.9||22.7||Link|
|Metroboard 41” Dual||1799||42 km||34 km/h||10.8 kg||26.1||21.1||23.8||Link|
|ZBoard 2 Blue||1299||26 km||32 km/h||7.7 kg||16.2||19.9||17.0||Link|
|ZBoard 2 Pearl||1499||38 km||32 km/h||8.6 kg||23.6||19.9||19.0||Link|
|Inboard M1||1399||16 km||32 km/h||7.5 kg||9.9||19.9||16.5||Promo Link ($100 off)|
|STARY||899||15 km||30 km/h||5.2 kg||9.3||18.6||11.5||Link|
|Yuneec E-Go 2||550||30 km||20 km/h||6.3 kg||18.6||12.4||13.9||Amazon Link|
|Acton Blink Lite||299||8 km||16 km/h||3.5 kg||5.0||9.9||7.7||Promo Link (15% off)|
|Acton Blink S||699||11 km||24 km/h||4.5 kg||6.8||14.9||9.9||Promo Link (15% off)|
|Acton Blink S2||999||22.5km||29 km/h||5.4 kg||14||18.0||15.5||Promo Link (15% off)|
|Acton Blink QU4TRO||1699||35 km||37 km/h||7.7 kg||21.7||23.0||17.0||Promo Link (15% off)|
|29” TORQUE Speedster||599||11 km||35 km/h||4.5 kg||6.8||21.7||9.9||Link|
|TORQUE Rocket Single||1199||40 km||48 km/h||6.4 kg||24.9||29.8||14.1||Link|
|TORQUE Rocket FreeFlow||1399||32 km||48 km/h||9 kg||19.9||29.8||19.8||Link|
|TORQUE Rocket Dual||1399||27 km||48 km/h||7.3 kg||16.8||29.8||16.1||Link|
|Jed Dual Wheel Drive||1199||20 km||35 km/h||6.4 kg||12.4||21.7||14.1||Link|
|Jed All Wheel Drive||1599||35 km||35 km/h||7.9 kg||21.7||21.7||17.4||Link|
|Unik Single & Dual Motor||1687||30 km||40 km/h||6 kg||18.6||24.9||13.2||Link|
|Arc Board||651||13 km||25 km/h||3.5 kg||8.1||15.5||7.7||Link|
|Arc Aileron||977||18 km||35 km/h||4.3 kg||11.2||21.7||9.5||Link|
|Epic Racer 500 pro||1097||30 km||35 km/h||8.6 kg||18.6||21.7||19.0||Link|
|Epic Racer 3200 fly||819||10 km||42 km/h||7.5 kg||6.2||26.1||16.5||Link|
|Epic Racer 3200 pro||915||30 km||42 km/h||8.2 kg||18.6||26.1||18.1||Link|
|Epic Racer 2800 fly||944||10 km||38 km/h||6.9 kg||6.2||23.6||15.2||Link|
|Epic Racer 2800 pro||1061||30 km||38 km/h||7.5 kg||18.6||23.6||16.5||Link|
|Epic Dominator 4000 fly||1354||7 km||42 km/h||18.3 kg||4.3||26.1||40.3||Link|
|Ollin Freeride Dual Drive||2200||64 km||45 km/h||10 kg||39.8||28.0||22.0||Link|
|Carvon R-EVO||1999||35 km||56 km/h||8.2 kg||21.7||34.8||18.1||Link|
|Carvon EVO4||2999||32 km||64 km/h||8.6 kg||19.9||39.8||19.0||Link|
|Fiik Mini||499||8 km||15 km/h||3.5 kg||5.0||9.3||7.7||Amazon Link|
|Paradox||500||10 km||25 km/h||4.5 kg||6.2||15.5||9.9||Amazon Link|
|E-wheelin i4||600||10 km||25 km/h||4.3 kg||6.2||15.5||9.5|
|KooWheel/Genesis Hellfire||479||32 km||40 km/h||7.9 kg||19.9||24.9||17.4||Amazon Link|
|Buffalo F1 Single||499||28 km||30 km/h||6.8 kg||17.4||18.6||15.0||Link|
|Buffalo F1 Dual||699||20 km||38 km/h||7.8 kg||12.4||23.6||17.2||Link|
|BenchWheel/Liftboard||500||20 km||30 km/h||7.9 kg||12.4||18.6||17.4||Amazon Link|
|Shia Backfire||1035||20 km||30 km/h||6 kg||12.4||18.6||13.2||Amazon Link|
|Mellow Board||1593||15 km||40 km/h||6 kg||9.3||24.9||13.2||Link|
|Mellow Board 4×4||3023||25 km||40 km/h||10 kg||15.5||24.9||22.0||Link|
|Walnutt Spectra Mini||329||10.4 km||20 km/h||3.4 kg||6.5||12.3||7.5||Link|
|Walnutt Spectra Advanced||539||19.84 km||25 km/h||5 kg||12.3||15.4||11.0||Link|
|Walnutt Spectra Pro||839||19.84 km||25 km/h||5.4 kg||12.3||15.4||12.0||Link|
|Walnutt Spectra Silver||1199||32 km||35 km/h||6.9 kg||19.9||21.6||15.4||Link|
Chart with prettier graphic can be seen also at e-skateboarding.com