Couple of years ago I saw something online that totally changed my entire life!

A video about electric skateboards. Since that time I have had at least 3 different boards, that is as much a tribute to just how much I love these babies. Unfortunately as it is to their biggest weakness, they break easily. But I still keep purchasing a or buying parts to the old ones.


"The electric skateboard was invented by Californian Louis Finkle. Louis made the first analogue electric skateboard in 1993. It took seven many years to make it to production, and thirteen years later it has yet to reach the tipping point where right now we stand on the verge of mass popularity of electric skateboards".

So what is so excellent about a electric skateboard?

They're fast. We are talking 20-25 mph and much more. Beware!!!

Besides being fast, it's incredible FUN!!!

As an alternative to taking a car for short trips, I now glide my method to the newspaper stand and back.

It feels like you are flying extremely low. Whenever you zoom around you tend to look forward (obviously), meaning there is a constant see your feet. It somehow feels like your gliding 6 inches off the pavement.

The range can also be quite decent. The furthest I got was a 14 mile ride. After wards battery needed a full charge up.


You control the board having a pistol grip controller that controls the acceleration and regenerative braking. It can be pretty easy to ride a electric skateboard although you may have never ridden a skateboard before. To me, it is a lot easier compared to a regular skateboard while you always have both feet about the deck.

The only drawbacks of the electric skateboard are that they break fairly easily and go slowly up hills. The company I recommend, E-Glide, has a good warranty. 90-day warranty on the board and electronics. 6 month battery warranty.

There's two companies who make these boards: Altered, formerly referred to as Exkate, and E-Glide. Altered boards use a cool wireless controller, but the boards are made in China along with the customer support is not the best.

E-Glide, on the other hand are very dedicated and care what they're selling. They pay attention to only using top of the range components to develop their electric skateboards. Furthermore these are only electric skateboard company who doesn't import premade powerboards from China.

I ride the E-Glide "44 Magnum" a Madrid board designed by Crossbow USA. Lots of concave, and delightful lines. At 44 inches in length, it is a Ferrari among electric skateboards.