LiftBoard Motorized Skateboard Review

0
LiftBoard Motorized Skateboard Review
7 Total Score

$255.99

Best deal on: amazon amazon.com
Shop Amazon.com
  • 7 ply sturdy maple deck
  • 900 watt motor
  • Steel adjustable trucks
  • Handles hills well
  • 265 pound weight capacity

Didn't find the right price? Set price alert below

Lowest price Product: LiftBoard Single Motor Belt Driven Electric Skateboard, Black, 39" - $255.99

Description and Review


This model is no longer available. (As of 12/1/2018).  Check out the latest E-Skateboard Review article for more options!

The LiftBoard Single Motor Belt Driven Electric Skateboard differs from many of the others in two major ways. Rather than having the motor mounted to the wheels or hubs, the LiftBoard uses a belt driven motor that provides great torque and power. The second major difference is the LiftBoard is the 265 pound maximum weight capacity. Most of the other boards recommend riders who weigh less than 225 pounds. This sturdy board can handle the big guys.

Features

The LiftBoard Single Motor Belt Driven Electric Skateboard is in a class by itself. This sleek, black board is 39 inches long and has a wide, rigid deck made from 7 layers of maple hardwood. Inset into the center of the deck is a rigged rubber mat to help you maintain a steady grip on the board. The most unusual thing about the deck is the cut out carrying handle, conveniently located halfway down one side. This feature is handy, because this board can be somewhat bulky to carry. It is one of the heavier boards on the market, weighing 14.8 pounds.

The board is mounted to a steel, powder coated, adjustable truck with 80 mm polyurethane wheels. The wheels roll on ABEC 5 bearings, giving you an exceptionally smooth ride on most paved surfaces.

This board is unique in the fact that the 900 watt motor is belt driven, rather than mounted to the wheels or hubs. This allows increased torque when traveling uphill. The LiftBoard Single Motor Belt Driven Electric Skateboard does well on hills, easily conquering an incline of up to 15 percent with no loss of power or speed. The board travels at a quick 16 mph on flat surfaces, and will travel for 16 miles before the battery loses its charge. Recharging takes a while though, between 2 and 3 hours. Unlike some other boards, the battery on this one is not replaceable, so you can’t carry an extra, fully charged battery with you.

Acceleration, braking, and turns are all controlled by the included plastic, hand-held remote control. Some riders have reported that the remote randomly loses sync with the board while in motion, but this is easily fixed by dismounting the board and pushing the button on the remote a few times. The remote control, like the motor, takes 2 hours to charge, and you want to be sure it is fully charged before heading out because it is the only way to control this board. The manufacturer does not recommend push kicking this board because of the belt driven motor.

The board features a couple of speed settings. The lowest setting is the beginner mode at 9 mph. Once you have mastered that, you can switch up to full power and hit speeds up to 16 mph. The top speed is dependent on your weight and the surface you are riding on.

Overall, this board is pretty solid.

back to menu ↑

LiftBoard Motorized Skateboard Review

back to menu ↑

Strengths

The belt driven motor provides large amounts of torque for takeoffs and uphill travel. The 7 ply maple deck and steel trucks can accommodate riders up to 265 pounds. The board provides a fast, smooth ride. You can travel up to 16 miles at 16 mph, something other boards just can’t do. Because the motor is belt driven, it is easy to replace the belt or the motor if something should go wrong. Parts are available on the LiftBoard website and are reasonable priced.

back to menu ↑

Weaknesses

The battery recharge time is too long. Others can recharge in as little as 30 minutes. Also, the battery is not replaceable. That could be a big problem if you had battery failure. Another weakness is the charging time for the remote and the fact that it needs to be fully charged before you ride, because there is no other way to control this board. The size and weight of this electric skateboard make it bulky and awkward to carry.

back to menu ↑

Specifications


 Dimensions: 39″ x 9″ x 15″
 Weight: 14.8 pounds
 Wheels type: 80 mm polyurethane
 Materials: Steel Trucks & 7 ply maple hardwood deck
 Age Recommendation: 10 and above
 Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
 Motor: 900w single belt-driven motor
 Miles per charge: 16 miles
 Maximum Speed: 16 mph
 Battery Type: Lithium Ion
 Charging Time: 2-3 Hours
 Climbing Ability: 15% Incline

7 Total Score
Excellent!

This board is strong. It has great speed, great range, and great torque. The remote lacks a little, but everything else about the LiftBoard Single Motor Belt Driven Electric Skateboard is amazing. From its well made deck and steel truck to its belt driven 900 W motor, this thing is a powerhouse. It is moderately priced, easy enough for a beginner to use, and offers exceptional speed and range. We definitely recommend this one.

9.3Editor's score
Product Qaulity
10
Design & Ergonomics
9
Value For The Money
9
Ease of use
9
Speed & Range
9.5
5.8User's score
Product Qaulity
2
Design & Ergonomics
4
Value For The Money
7
Ease of use
8
Speed & Range
8
PROS
  • 7 ply sturdy maple deck
  • 900 watt motor
  • Steel adjustable trucks
  • Handles hills well
  • 265 pound weight capacity
CONS
  • Bulky size (39" x 15" x 9")
  • No manual push-kick riding
  • Long battery recharge time @ 2-3 hours
  • On the heavier side, weighing in at 14.8 pounds
Add your review  |  Read reviews and comments

Price History & Alerts

LiftBoard Single Motor Belt Driven Electric Skateboard, Black, 39", Chug Inc

Price: $255.99 as of December 15, 2018 7:16 pm  
Read User Reviews
Amazon.com
Wait For A Price Drop

Price History

Statistics

Current Price $255.99December 15, 2018
Highest Price$255.99December 1, 2018
Lowest Price$255.99December 1, 2018
Since December 1, 2018

Last price changes

$255.99December 1, 2018

 

Need more information on the Liftboard?

Download the user manual for detailed information on specs, warranty and features.

2 Comments
Show all Highest Rating Lowest Rating Add your review
  1. Reply
    Trenton October 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    2.9
    Product Qaulity
    20
    Design & Ergonomics
    40
    Value For The Money
    70
    Ease of use
    80
    Speed & Range
    80

    I have owned two of these unit. A Jan 2017 model and a June 2017 “Updated software model”. They are both trash. The first unit drops signal all the time, causing the board to get stuck in the last signal it received. Which in my case was full speed. This cased the board to take off into an inner section, when I jumped off and was almost hit by a car and it continued on its own to the other side of the street.

    Second model, motor blew out in 3 months, light riding, no water. Makes a horrible noise. Stay away from these units!

    + PROS: Cheaper, fast, long range
    - CONS: Heavy, long charges, deck height too tall, rough ride, 4 month warranty
  2. Reply
    Bryan Emi March 21, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    the liftboard is a great skateboard at a price of less than $400. great speed, battery durability and size. Thanks for a informative post

    Leave a reply

    Your total score

    Transportation Evolved