Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard

Electric bikes are, of course, making quite considerable headway against more conventional bicycles and so the same is true for the skateboarding with the emergence of electric skateboards being impossible to ignore. That being said, however, it is similar to the world of electric bikes with not all being created equal and some really do stand head and shoulders above the competition such as this first class Indiegogo campaign by the name of the Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard.

The Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard boasts considerable power within a compact deck that will leave you astounded with its capabilities out on the asphalt. This excellent looking and expertly designed piece of kit offers 1800w of power and, somewhat inexplicably, manages to pack all of this into a deck which measures a mere 31″ in length. For those with a love of tech infused skateboarding, this is the Indiegogo campaign for you.

Electrifying Ride

With a mighty impressive top speed of 20MPH and a range of 8 miles, this cracking piece of kit has left us excited here at Coolector HQ and for those looking for a stylish, well made and fun means of urban commuting, this might just be the winning ticket. The Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard comes replete with handles, a kick tail, headlights / tail lights not to mention an airline friendly battery that will keep you riding for longer.

Available in two iterations over on Indiegogo – the Riptide R1 and the R1 Elite – this superb electric skateboard measures up exceptionally well against its competition, offering many features that they don’t for a fraction of the cost – something that we can all embrace as a win, win situation. If you love skateboarding and have always wanted to try the more technologically orientated ride, the R1 from Riptide is the perfect place to start as it’s not only more affordable than the competition, it has many advantages over them as well.

The Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard is extremely easy to use and you just use the wireless hand controller and roll your thumb forward to go faster and roll it downward to put the brakes on. Then all you need do is flip a switch to toggle between beginner and advanced modes and tap a button to engage reverse functionality. What could be easier?

Built By Riders, For Riders

It’s always a good start to proceedings when wares are made by people who understand what the consumer wants and that’s certainly the case with the Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard which has been made by skateboard fans for skateboard fans. This spiffing steed gives you raw power off the bat but it’s the subtle nuances such as the kicktail, wheel, and truck selection that will keep you coming back for more.

Whether it’s for an urban commute, getting around campus or just for the thrill of the ride, the Riptide R1 ticks all the right boxes in our opinion here at The Coolector and if you’ve liked what you’ve seen, you’ve still get plenty of time to head on over to Indiegogo and pick yours up for what really is an incredible price.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.