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What Is An Electric Skateboard?

Hype is steadily building around these cool new machines and you might have already spotted one or two cruising through your neighbourhood.

Most of the time they are referred to as electric skateboards, but you’ll see them being called all sorts of things. Here are a few that all mean the same thing.

  • eBoard
  • eSkateboard
  • eSkate
  • Motorized skateboard
  • Remote-controlled skateboard
  • Electric longboard

Electric skateboards are just like regular skateboards except that they have a battery-powered motor which makes the wheels spin. Using a hand-held remote, you can control the speed of the board and slow it down using the built-in brakes. You still control the direction of the board by leaning from side to side, but you no longer need to kick against the ground to get the board moving.

Boosted Mini Remote

For most new riders, kicking off from the ground to make the board go is the most challenging part of riding a skateboard. But now that you don’t need to do that, you can ride freely and feel the sun and air against your face. Plus, you can go a whole lot faster!

They are a lot of fun for people of all ages and you can use them for cruising on the weekend, commuting to work everyday or racing in competition.

There are so many different electric skateboards out there now so it can be daunting to dive in and try to find something that is right for you.

But rest assured there is a perfect board for you and I’ve made it my mission to help you find it.

The best place to start is with my list of the best electric skateboards. From there you can drill down into specific categories until you find something that fits your unique riding style.

How To Use

Below is a tool I built to help you get a better understanding of what an electric skateboard is and it’s key components.

All you need to do is hover over any part of the electric skateboard below and it will light up. Then, click on the highlighted section to see some useful information about that specific component. Have fun and I hope you learn a bunch!

Now that you know what an electric skateboard is, let’s get you on an eboard of your very own!