You love riding Electric Skateboards. I love riding Electric Skateboards. These days, they are personally one of the most fun I’ve had in a long time. It seems like everybody (with cash to spend) is riding them, and with good reason: they are simply a blast. If you’ve ever ridden one (or a regular skateboarder), you know what I’m talking about. Shredding at high speeds makes you feel free in ways that’s unmatched, whether you’re riding a popular or unpopular eSk8.
Sadly, a lot of boards can’t carry more than 220 lbs. (Imagine my surprise when I went to doctor for a check-up and learned that I was 207lbs.!) While some electric skateboards can handle that much, a lot usually start moving at slower speeds and travel for far less miles.
Today, we’re going to take a look at 7 Electric Skateboards that were specifically designed for heavier people. These boards were cherry-picked specifically because they carry a lot of weight.
With a Flex 3 Vanguard deck (designed by Loaded Boards), using the same techniques that are used in the development of snowboards, the Boosted Stealth supports riders that weigh 220 lbs (100 kg) easily. So much more that it can carry up to 250 lbs. at max capacity, which is a tremendous amount of weight to hold for such a small—relatively speaking—device. As a matter of fact; all other boosted boards like Boosted Mini X or Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ can carry up-to 250 lbs as well.
Even more astonishing is its top speed: 24 mph – which is the recommended speed, as the board is not meant to be a fast board. Even though it’s not blazing-fast, it has “lightning-fast acceleration” due to CNC-precision machined trucks, which means it will have no trouble carrying heavier riders.
Halo Board has been known as the “big dog” of electronic transportation for several years now, and for good reason. They manufacture and sell hoverboards, drones, and electric skateboards. The Halo Board has been a staple in the industry: it clocks out at 22mph maximum, can take you as far as 12 miles on a single charge, and comes packed with a 3000W motor.
It carries up to 286 lbs. and has been a popular contender amongst professional and amateur riders for years. However, the 2nd edition (Halo Board 2) travels 14 miles on a single charge, clocks out at 26 mph maximum and ensures a “buttery smooth” ride.
Koowheel’s D3M 1st Generation Longboard had 2 battery packs, two speed modes, and took you a whopping 37 miles before running out of juice (on one battery changed) weighed a mere 17 lbs., and was a stunning electric skateboard. Far as I’m concerned, it’s still a true bargain to this day considering how far you can go.
Koowheel’s 2nd Generation Longboard has two 350W motors, can take you 25 km (on one charge), and can carry riders up to 286 lbs. It’s an awesome-looking device that makes anybody look stylish – as if they’re upgrading their life. You can buy both Generations of this tremendous board on Amazon.
With two 540W motors (that last for 3000 km/1900 miles), which is a 30% upgrade from the Meepo V2, The Meepo V3 e-skateboard weighs just 16 lbs. It will take you anywhere within a 20 mile radius (if you purchase the Extended Range battery – otherwise the standard battery will travel for 11 miles before needing a recharge).
It is 38″ Long and 32.5″ Wide. With 7 layers of pure Canadian maple, it is stable beyond belief and is one of the reasons why it can hold riders up to 300 lbs. It’s top speed of 29 mph / 46 km/h makes it a contender for the “fastest electronic skateboard” title.
The WowGo 3 seems expensive until you find out that the Paris truck allows you to comfortably carve as you ride at high speeds. Thanks to the bamboo + fiber glass deck, you can rest assured the deck won’t break for a long time. (Not to mention that shock absorption is increased.)
The turbo ESC gives you a stronger torque, resulting in faster acceleration speeds (when the Turbo Mode is switched on). This means you can travel at speeds up to 39km/h (or 24mph). This means that the max weight it can carry is 280lbs., but the recommended weight carry limit is 264 lbs. to ensure the safety of people who use the WowGo 3.
If you weigh more than 250 lbs., you want an Atom Electric. Their H16D board has a 1400W dual hub drive (for a total of 2800W). It is also their most expensive board. In the past, their B.36 skateboard had a 3600W motor and was made of bamboo and Maplewood.
Sadly, its max speed traveled at 18mph and traveled up to 13 miles maximum. This meant that it was solely made for heavier people who wanted to travel at the sacrifice of not going fast. They revamped their game tactics for the H16D which travels at 20mph max, which is considerably faster thanks to the deck – constructed out of carbon fiber, which is one of the lightest materials available.
It travels ~12.4 miles total; a lot less mileage than the B.36, yes, but the max speed you can travel makes up for this shorter distance. Riders up to 275 lbs. can comfortably ride this board without it slowing down.
Action is no stranger to this industry. A couple years ago they had four—count them: four—boards in their “Blink” series. Now they only have three. However, they still produce fine boards. One of their most stunning boards was (and still is) the QU4TRO.
It runs at top speeds of 23mph and rides for a maximum of 22 miles. When the battery runs out, the QU4TRO needs only 3 hours to fully recharge. This is a staggeringly-short amount of time, considering how huge this electric skateboard is. (Least of all considering the motor pumps out a roaring 1600W.) At just 17 lbs. itself, the Acton Blink QU4TRO carries up to 280lbs. Maximum.
It’s important to keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. However, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find high quality eSk8boards (at reasonable prices) that carry so many pounds per board. Remember, these were specifically designed for heavier-set people who may have problems going faster on other, more popular electric skateboards. I’m sure you’ve noticed that a lot of these boards can travel over 15 miles. Although this is only a guide, if you see a board you like it’s wise to do more research to find out whether it truly is the board that’s made for you.