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Why Do You Consider A Mini Skateboard Or Penny Board?
What are the advantages of buying a mini electric skateboard? If they’re mini-versions, which means smaller sizes, you can easily carry them in your hand, or if they’re a little larger, you can buy a backpack to safely keep your favorite skateboard.
The lightweight skateboard offers a full range of benefits, for example, it is easier to move, can be easily carried on public transport, and some can be transported by air (batteries need to be packed separately). You can take them with you wherever you go.
Some longer skateboards are a bit expensive but have no maintenance costs or any other fare. It’s just that you need to recharge the battery, which causes little to no flammability.
Imagine being able to enjoy such a fun adventure just by putting your money into a gadget. You can attend any ceremony or concert you like far away from you, and it’s completely free. You can perform stunts anywhere, anytime, which also helps you replace polluting vehicles. Isn’t that amazing and cool?
The mini-board is aimed at the majority of people who cannot be ignored, students, young people.
Everyone has probably seen an electric skateboard on campus or on the street at some point in their life. Walking classes may take half an hour, or even longer if your school is larger! But schools don’t always have buses or anything.
Yes, a few of them, or maybe off-campus, have options like cars and buses…But who doesn’t want to ride their skateboards around college? That looks so much better than riding a bike!
Electric skateboards have advantages over such vehicles as:
- No parking;
- There is no expensive fuel;
- A more direct route to travel;
- You can ride on sidewalks and roads;
- Lightweight and portable;
- Way more fun!
|Board_name||Price||Size (L*W*H)||Top Speed||Range||Power||Weight||Max_load||Warranty|
|Boosted Mini X||$ 999||29.5 in * 11.0 in * 5.7 in||20 mph||14 miles||1000W||16.8 lbs||200 lbs||2 m|
|Meepo Mini 2||$ 389 - $ 589||30 in * 21.5 in * 9 in||28 mph||Standard:11 miles|
|540W * 2||Mini 2: 16 lbs|
Mini 2 ER: 18 lbs
|300 lbs||6 m|
|Evolve Stoke||$ 1199||33.5 in||22 mph||10 miles||1500W * 2||17.9 lbs||220 lbs||12 m|
|Exway Wave||$ 699 - $ 1137||29.92 in * 10.55 in * 5.12 in||23 mph||15 miles||1000W * 2||14 lbs||-||6 m|
|Teamgee H20 MINI||$ 499||31 in * 9 in||24 mph||18 miles||450W * 2||16 lbs||286 lbs||3 m|
|Ownboard Mini KT||$ 379||30 in||25 mph||19 miles||250W * 2||16.8 lbs||265 lbs||3 m|
|Leafboard Plus||$ 489||25 in * 9.5 in * 5 in||20 mph||12.4 miles||1800W||10.5 lbs||242 lbs||6 m|
|Acton Blink S2||$ 599||31.5 in * 8.5 in||18 mph||14 miles||500W * 2||15 lbs||250 lbs||6 m|
|MaxFind Max 2 Pro||$ 499||31 in * 10.6 in * 5 in||24 mph||15 miles||600W * 2||14 lbs||220 lbs||9 m|
|Vestar Mini||$ 529.99||-||18.6 mph||15 mils||650W * 2||13.5 lbs||-||6 m|
Boosted Mini X
Boosted Mini X is the latest slide series of Boosted board, which began in 2012, long skateboard, I understand why Boosted has been insisting on longboard skateboard since then. The stability of the longboard makes throttling and breaking easier to absorb during riding. You can spread your feet out more, and the board and truck have more bending.
On the other hand, the shortboard refers to the method used for kicking the tail and somersaults, which are not necessarily smooth to transport. So while I had a lot of fun riding other big electric boards that year, the Boosted Mini told me to stop that way.
Almost anyone who knows anything about skateboarding has heard of the company. They made the Mini X electric skateboards.
These boards are ideal for short commutes, quick errands, and campus tours. It provides smooth, buttery acceleration and braking throughout the ride. It has a deep disk-shaped concave deck structure that provides a stable standing platform. The kicktail allows it to spin quickly when it encounters a road defect. Boosted Mini X is agility and the perfect combination of skateboarding.
Although you can get all the potential mobility from that small board, the Boosted Mini X is still very bulky. Weighing 16.8 pounds, the miniature board is only slightly lighter than the longer one. This means that the system is so dense that it can be awkward to hold if you have to cross an area such as the subway where you can’t skate. I chose to carry the board on my shoulder during a mixed commute on the street subway, but it was still too heavy to be considered easy.
Boards are heavy for a reason. The Boosted Mini X has a range of about 14 miles on a single charge, and theoretically, you can ride the entire perimeter of the San Fransisco without having to the plugin. It may take me only two or three miles to get to my destination each day because I usually end the day with four of the five battery lights still on.
The advantage of the size to weight ratio lies in the inertia sliding effect of the plate without the use of a motor. If you’re just on a short trip or you’ve run out of juice, you can still use the Boosted Mini X as you would a normal skateboard.
Boosted Mini X is an interesting small plate, suitable for need from point A to point B, but not want to use a large number of types of equipment.
The Boosted Mini X was sold that year for $999. The most advanced Prototype is $1599, or $600 less if you just want to enjoy a fun motorized mode of transportation.
Meepo Mini 2
Just one look and you can tell the Meepo Mini 2 is trying to become the Boosted Mini. It uses the same saucer deck and chooses a similar graphic design. I think it’s a distraction, and half of you might hate it, and the other half might like it. The first thing I noticed about riding the Mini 2 ER was that it was a powerful thing.
The acceleration was amazingly fast, and it held that Boosted Mini S and Wowgo 3 in the Rally! I’m telling you, this thing is incredibly powerful. My friends call it a Mini Raptor. It soon reached the market top speed of 29 MPH (46 KPH)!
Although fast, the Mini 2 is still perfectly smooth as expected from a Hobbywing ESC. The brakes are strong and steady. Even though everyone is in a Hobbywing ESC, the Mini 2 ESC is smooth and powerful, like Backfire G2T’s, unlike the Wowgo 3. I like my brakes to be strong.
While the skateboard ride was more fun than expected, the vibration handling of the Meepo Mini 2 was only average, as you might expect from the hub motor shortboard standing right over the truck. This is not cruel, unlike some stiff deck, thanks to the thicker transfer pad and bushings.
The Meepo uses seven layers of Canadian maple on this short deck. The sunken saucer fits feet and the deck is 9 inches (22.8cm) wide.
The Meepo Mini 2 ER is obsessed with the most powerful board in the 30-inch body, I think. For aficionado who loves speed and torque and wants a compact package, the Meepo Mini 2 ER is a perfect fit, perhaps even better than the Boosted Mini X. On the other hand, an 18 pound (8 kilograms) fuselage means it won’t be the most portable companion someone will ever carry around. It is very heavy.
Usually, 30% of the battery is left – my total driving distance is about 20km. But it’s basically flat and it’s really cool. And then earlier in the day, I had about 10% left, and I did some tilting and full speed in a range of about 19 kilometers.
I wasn’t used to the brakes at first. I’m used to this awkward, just-in-time interrupt system. But in Hobbywing ESC, the interruptions are more gentle. If you are going fast, you need to rest early at the intersection.
As for the climb, my highest uphill so far is 22%, but it’s easy to climb. So I don’t think 30% will be a problem.
As far as the board itself is concerned, nothing has gone wrong so far, and hopefully not for the near future. But for me, here’s the problem: I find the NR remote uncomfortable. Plan to switch to a smaller one.
It’s not the shortest mini-board, but it’s the shorter mini-board.
The deck of Evolve Stoke is much harder than the Bamboo GTR deck, so don’t expect to encounter that kind of comfortable ride. But that doesn’t mean the ride is uncomfortable.
There was an episode at Stoke. That’s great news for those of you who like the fishtails, but they have EVA foam on them, which, frankly, makes them smoother than they should be. However, it makes my footrest part of the Kicktail, while riding fairly comfortably.
I think it’s a gain and loss, so my personal judgment is still on whether I’ll use the whole tail, but I’m looking forward to trying some sick manuals.
Another note about Kicktail. As many sharp-eyed observers have noted, the motor mounts on the pedals are rear-mounted, so there are concerns about the practical usability and long-term durability of the kickboard. I think this concern is well-founded, and in my tests, the rear bracket did prevent the full use of the kicktail.
The great thing about Stoke is that your wheels can’t go beyond 85mm. Larger objects can cause wheel bites when your deck comes into contact with the wheels during cornering or engraving. Of course, this means that your wheel options are limited.
To be honest, I have no doubt about it. As anyone who knows me will attest, all my trucks are super-loose. As the saying goes, loose trucks can save lives.
Because of its portability and operability, I use it largely as a day-to-day driver. When I started to test Stoke, I used it instead of Exway as my daily driver…And I’m happy to say That I don’t have to change any part of the program! Stoke was perfectly suited for installation and maintained the same portability and operability as Exway.
To be honest, I was surprised. Stoke is large and heavy, so it’s natural to expect it to be a bit of a hassle. But, in fact, it’s not, I love it every day and want to keep trying it in new use cases. I am traveling to the East soon, and as the board is using Evolve flight batteries, I would like to attempt to carry it with me.
All in all, this is a good package. For those looking for it, Stoke offers simplicity and portability. I was “glad” to try it and take it to town.
The Exway Wave ride feels will be way different than a longboard. Due to the differences in wheelbase and deck construction compared to a longboard, the Wave feels very direct and nimble. The deck has a nice bowl-shaped concave that really keeps you locked in and helps your feet place properly, and the kicktail is just long enough to be useful while not getting in the way. The Trist trucks really come alive with the new shortened wheelbase, and I had no problems feeling confident on the thing.
Due to the increased squirreling of the Wave, Exway has limited the top speed to around 22mph. I personally think that’s plenty fast on a shortboard. Again, you’re really not buying this thing to go racing. Power delivery remains the same as other Exway boards; that is to say, it’s smooth and handles just fine.
Exway has done quite a few innovations here I think. It’s apparent they’ve thought about how everything goes together.
Range testing the Wave produces fairly favorable results. Of course, we know that manufacturer range estimates aren’t going to be what you get on a day to day basis, but I got around 7.5 miles (12 km) of hard riding (full throttle, hard takeoffs, and brakes) in a hilly area weighing around 125lb (57kg), so I think if you’re just cruising in a flatter area 10 miles (16 km) or so is not an unrealistic figure to expect. It goes without saying that the test was performed will all settings turned all the way up. This makes it the longest-range shortboard I’ve tested.
The Wave has a surprising amount of amenities for a shortboard. Exway has seen fit to add an integrated RGB tail light standard. This will be a big plus for night riders. By default, the tail light comes on red when braking and shows increasingly rainbow patterns when accelerating, but you can also adjust light patterns in the app to have it be uh, tamer, or turn it off completely if you’re a boring Debbie Downer.
The Wave is a good board. As a person who doesn’t normally ride or enjoy shortboards, I have to say I’m pretty happy with it. With the Wave, I think Exway has hit two out of three major market segments. They have a general consumer board in the Flex and a short-range travel-able board with the Wave. It remains to be seen how the all-terrain board pans out, but I have no doubt they’ll succeed with that one as well.
Anyways, pending delivery, I wholeheartedly recommend the Wave for shortboard enthusiasts. Of course, I’d like to spend more time with the Wave, but so far so good.
Teamgee H20 MINI
The Teamgee H20 MINI is a super portable and powerful electric scooter, a very typical fish-shaped electric skateboard. It has a 31-inch short deck and functional tail buckle, making the skateboard easy to spin and fun to ride. It’s perfect for commuting or entertainment and you can take it with you.
Equipped with a 450W super dual motor, the H20 MINI can easily climb 25% of a slope, reach a top speed of 24mph, and has a shapeable range of 18 miles. Every day I ride it shuttle on the asphalt road, can easily enjoy it brought happiness and fun.
It also comes with a wireless Hobbywing remote, with a human-designed LCD display that monitors speed, power, and ohmmeter, and easily adjusts four-speed modes to meet different speed requirements. The front of the remote is equipped with indicators to ensure safe driving at night.
Had to lift off its sturdy deck of high-quality tires. Made of seven layers of maple, the scooter is sturdy and crash-resistant and can hold 286 pounds. The high-quality PU wheel has excellent ground grabbing performance and stable cycling performance.
The skateboard has a net weight of 16 pounds and can be easily carried. The deck is only 0.4 inches. Unlike other clunky longboards, the H20MINI is light and easy to carry. At the same time, it will make you look cool.
The IP54 waterproof rating allows you to play regardless of the weather. We offer a 30-day return and 90 quality guarantee to all buyers.
Ownboard Mini KT
Ownboard is a Chinese electric skateboard manufacturer owned by JOINTECH brands, which makes premium electric skateboards for half the price of some top brands. The Ownboard’s 30-inch Mini KT now retails for $379.
Don’t mistake price for lack of quality. Ownboard Mini KT is recommended for all performance-based tests, including speed, range, climb, etc.
Similar to Ownboard are other Chinese companies you may have heard of, such as Meepo, Wowgo, and MaxFind.These companies have been naming themselves in the market. Many skateboarders are discovering that you can buy an electric skateboard at a lower price without sacrificing a lot of performance.
So what are the Ownboard Mini KT’s functions? Let’s start with speed. The board offers three-speed modes: beginner, intermediate and fast. The beginner’s speed is about 12 miles per hour. The medium-speed mode is about 18 MPH and the top speed is about 23 MPH. These speeds may vary from person to person, depending on your weight and body type. I’m almost 200 pounds.
Remember, if your battery dies, you can always ride your Ownboard like a regular skateboard. But I doubt if this will happen because the scope is so wide. I haven’t even used up 40% of the battery in a day.
The control of the electric skateboard is very good. It’s not as good as an electric longboard, but it has a great turning radius and maneuverability.
Ownboard’s deck was made of eight layers of maple, 30 inches long and 9.45 inches wide. It’s very strong and feels durable, but it doesn’t have the flexibility of an electric longboard. It can carry a crew of up to 265 pounds, more than the standard of most other planks. It also offers a tail button that makes it easier to pick up the board.
The board weighs 17 pounds, about the average weight of an electric skateboard size. The weight has always been an issue with electric scooters because of the batteries, but when I need to carry a skateboard, I have no problem. I like the size, that’s why I chose the board. I usually end up storing it in the school locker. It’s convenient. If I had chosen something longer, like a 35- or 38-inch electric longboard, I would have had more problems.
The Leafboard Pluslooked like a glorified penny board with a single electric motor on it and my 200-pound ego got a little suspicious. I’ve tested a number of small electric scooters that either don’t really support my weight or don’t have enough power to keep me moving at my normal speed.
Getting in a car and actually taking an improved version of Leafboard Plus can change all of these situations. It’s not a toy, but a full-power electric skateboard that packs impressive strength and range into a small, sturdy shape. For starters, the ultra-thick 17.8mm deck can hold up to 200kg of weight. In old pounds, that’s an impressive 440, which is more than enough for all the force I’ve been exerting and all the time I’ve been sculpting around town.
The remote design is ok, the feeling is ok, but the sensitivity is greatly reduced. It is very sensitive when you accelerate or brake, especially the brakes. It feels like it’s on/off (ESC), but it’s actually curved/exponential (forgot the word). The brakes were solid, perhaps too strong for a small disc. I know how to break, so it’s ok.
A single high-power motor has enough power to move a very large rack anywhere I want. At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to cut it, but then I realized I was just hovering at level 1 power out of three possible levels. By quickly double-clicking a single button on the controller to elevate it to level 2, I was happy to zoom at a very comfortable speed. Level 3 takes them from what’s called level 2 (commuting mode) to what I can call entertainment mode or level 3.
Level 3 did quickly show that I didn’t have enough boards to support my oversized feet, as I found my toes dangling from the front to maximize the board’s stability. If I had my brother, I would have used some of the softer wheels to make a wider truck to maximize traction. That’s not to say it comes with features that are…I’m just used to a longer board with a more stable footprint.
With regard to the size of the boards, Leafboard Pro has a length of 25 inches and a width of 9.5 inches, tapering off at the nose and the raised kicktail. It’s a good format, and it’s a bargain, although it’s small in length, it’s as wide as a longboard. It’s so small and scary at higher speeds, but I’m sure more professional skateboarders will appreciate it. It allows people of average size up to people like me to sit on the board. I personally still wish I could use more boards, but I can still have a lot of fun with them.
Acton Blink S2
Acton Blink S2 electric skateboard is a very well assembled board. The Canadian maple deck is 31.2 inches long and 8.5 inches wide and sits on an electronically-equipped aluminum casing with little bending on the boards, but that’s how old-school skateboard cruisers feel. The concave edge and tail foot lock your foot to the board for easy control.
You have dual hub motors that together generate 1000W of power, easily drive the circuit board, and can reach a top speed of 18mph (28.8km/h). Even a hill with a slope of 20% cannot meet Blink S2’s requirements. Moreover, when you are driving downhill, the backpedal brake will recharge the battery.
The hub motor is super quiet, so you won’t often suffer the annoying buzz that the belt actuators often bring. Another benefit of hubs is that if you run out of juice, you can still push the boards without worry.
It can reach up to 14 miles (22.4 kilometers) on a single charge, and when the battery is dead, it can be fully charged in just 1.5 hours. You can also take advantage of the ability to push the slide away from the static state to start moving, which will put unnecessary pressure on the motor and make it work to the maximum.
Blink S2 has green 83mm electric green wheels, super soft, bringing you a comfortable ride experience. Because the deck has no flexure, the wheels can work well as a shock absorber for those rough bumps and cracks that sneak along the road.
Shortcomings are also inevitable. The remote is powered by AAA batteries instead of being recharged via USB. Not a deal-breaker. It just means that we need to go to the store and pick up a bag of batteries so that we can always get some and not get stuck with a dead remote control and batteries.
And finally, the cycling mode can only be changed through a mobile application. There is no option to switch modes on the remote. But let’s be honest, once you find your feet on this board, you’ll feel most comfortable in the normal mode of cycling, and probably won’t switch between the two very often.
MaxFind Max 2 Pro
The Maxfind Max2 Pro combines carbon fiber coating to give you strength and appearance. The deck is 31 inches long. It’s easy to replace the IP65 with a waterproof cover. Just remove the five screws using the tools that come with the development board.
At 90mm in size, the wheel is 15% larger than a standard power wheel. It also has a wider diameter, which means you can ride smoothly through a variety of riding conditions, such as roads, turf, and cracks in the rails. Forged Max Truck II is also impressive with its outstanding structure and enhanced impact resistance. It is stable even at high speeds and easy to turn.
The board itself weighs 12 pounds (single version) or 14 pounds (double version), which also makes it a very lightweight board. The single version can accommodate up to 176 pounds of riders, while the dual version can accommodate up to 220 pounds of riders.
The Maxfind Max2 Pro replaces the traditional belt drive system with the M4 hub motor (the twin hub motor of the dual edition), which is more compact, safer, smoother, and quieter. The single version has a top speed of 20 MPH, while the dual version has a top speed of 24 MPH. Dual hub motors also provide greater torque, so if you use a dual hub motor, you can expect a 25% climb rate. The single scored 20%, which is still impressive.
Both versions of the lithium-ion battery have a capacity of 158.4Wh with a maximum capacity of 4400mAh.That means a maximum range of 15 miles. Batteries also have a long life. For quick charging, use UL quick Charger. It takes about 120 minutes. When riding, an electronic regenerative braking system helps keep the battery in good condition. If the battery runs out during the ride, you can kick it aside and use the Max2 Pro just like a regular skateboard.
It looks like the Maxfind Max2 Pro is designed for college students. For students looking for a quick way around campus, its scope and speed are good. Most people in this age group have limited budgets, but they also don’t want cheap, fragile boards. Maxfind Max2 Pro excellent quality and reasonable price. For this reason, others will like the committee, not just college students. Maxfind advises riders to be at least 13 years of age when using under the supervision of a minor.
If you live in a hilly area, weigh more than 176 pounds, or want a little extra speed, the dual version is the best option. If you don’t need extra torque and weigh 176 LBS, the stand-alone version is only 4 miles slower than the dual version. It costs less.
We reviewed dozens of electric skateboards to find the best, high-quality and reliable skateboards that offer the most perks for adults and children. In the study, we considered ease of use, battery life, maximum speed, and safety. Here is the final mini-board. Vestar Mini.
With a concave deck and a double kicktail, Vestar Mini can make tight turns so you can maneuver your way around quickly and easily. You can even Ollie with this nose kick.
650W * 2 Ultra-High Power Ultra-High Torque belt Motors provide Vestar Mini with torque and fast acceleration.
Vestar Mini is super portable. It’s only 6.15kg/13.5lb, you can carry it under your arm, to the bus, subway – wherever you go, it can come with you.
Even we call it Mini, it stills has a 10-15mils Range (75kg rider, 30km/h speed on a flat road).
The metal case is more solid and reliable, it is good for heat dissipation.
It has the same performance as most electric skateboards, but the overall performance and electricity are not very good, and daily commuting is no problem. The price is reasonable.
But I have to say that the first time you looked at it, I don’t know if you remembered that 1951 board like I did. That’s right, I think it’s a complete copy of the 1951 Deck design that was conceived. This final texture that some people like and some people don’t.
What is an electric skateboard?
Electric scooters are relatively new and have only really gone mainstream in recent years.
If you don’t know what they are, this article will confuse you, so let me quickly break them down for you and answer the question, what is an electric skateboard?
I have a great interactive guide that explains all the components of an electric scooter, and it’s helpful as a reference and to have a basic understanding of the components that make up an electric scooter.
But basically, electric scooters are battery-powered and electric scooters that you can control with a hand-held remote control.
They are amazing because you can climb up a hill and go further than a traditional skateboard.
People use them to bike to work, to go to the train station, to walk with friends on weekends, dogs, to take surfboards under their arms to the beach, to pick up things near shops, to drink coffee, to go off-road in the woods, along muddy mountain trails, and just about anything you want.
The benefits of skating go beyond just having fun. They’re very environmentally friendly, help reduce traffic congestion, improve mental health, and even help you save some money in the long run.
How to ride safely off-road？
- Always wear a helmet!
- Other protective gear (gloves, knee and elbow pads, good shoes) is strongly recommended.
- Know your path
- Practice and master the brake of the main board
- Train emergency braking techniques and “get it right”
- Make sure your battery is charged (also the remote control)
- Make sure you are seen – (night = light time)
- Don’t exceed your skill level