When it comes to finding the best off road electric skateboard, E-Glide’s GT Powerboard is the place to start. A veteran company based in the state where surfing, skating and the laid back culture that goes with these two sports first took off, the E-Glide electric skateboard is an awesome remote controlled skateboard that will get you carving in style and with head-turning speed both on and off road.
Anyone familiar with a good deck knows just how much durability is needed to make the difference between a good and great skateboard. In the world of electric powered skateboards, this is the same case and a rugged, high quality deck is needed to handle the speed, weight and torque which make up the demands for a quality power board.
E-Glide boards boast aluminum decks that can handle the wear and tear of speeding over whatever terrain is on the agenda and does this with the rugged style that would be expected of such a quality brand. E-Glide saves the corner cutting for you, the rider, and has invested a huge number of resources in producing the best deck imaginable. The E-Glide is made from a dropped design that keeps your balance in check by allowing you to be closer to the ground as you skate.
Built with a perfect level of flex, E-Glide promises that this deck will last for centuries. Who know an electric skateboard would turn into a family heirloom? Radical, eh?
The trucks are one of the most important parts of the skateboard, and unlike regular skateboards, where they just need to deal with the strain from the weight of the rider, terrain and the occasional pushes forward from your feet, trucks on an electric skateboard need to be even tougher. Why? Because of the constant motion from the engine.
With this in mind, E-Glide ships with impressively durable trucks that make no compromise in toughness. These torsion trucks allow for customizable tuning which will lets you make them as stiff or as flexible as you want without weakening their shock absorbing nature.
The motor. The workhorse and nerve center of this method of stylish future transport. The powerhouse built into the E-Glide board is a mighty 36-volt which peaks at 1500 watts and will launch you to a speedy 22 MPH in just 5 seconds from a stationary start. Guaranteed for longevity, this motor was built with a lasting durability that means you won’t need to replace it for a good number of years.
The wheels on the E-Glide go round and round… The Kendra Turf tires will take you where you need to go and beyond. You can count on great traction and a great glide that will last for a long time. These low profile, yet strong treaded wheels are built by Kendra, a company that has been delivering quality rubber for the last 50 years.
If you’ve had experience with an electric bike before, you’re sure to have run into the biggest, and sometimes the priciest, headache: a replacement battery. Nothing takes the wind out of your sails and the dough out of your wallet faster than replacing an expensive electric bike battery.
Electric bike batteries can sometimes can cost a fortune and often make up a bulk of the upfront cost for the bike.
With the E-Glide, you won’t need to worry about that at all. The E-Glide ships with a EB series SLA battery that provides a 15 mile range when you’re skating on a flat surface and goes above and beyond by clocking in 350 charge cycles. The best part? When you do need to replace it, it will only cost you $170 USD. If that doesn’t power you up, we don’t know what will.
With so many new modes of powered transportation out there, it’s easy to get confused by all the options. The E-Glide is a great choice for experienced boarders and newbies who want to start grinding on their first remote controlled electric skateboard.