Today a lot of e-board brands are producing compact and small electric skateboards for urban use, in addition to the standard. These models are light, easy to carry, travel-friendly and more affordable. Some of them even fit into a backpack. In this article, I will present the most reputable small (mini) electric skateboards on the market. However, before we dive deep into the topic, let me show you an overview of the best mini and small electric skateboards: 

Best Small and Mini Electric Skateboards

Electric skateboards are becoming more popular. The market of e-boards grows very fast, with plenty of new models popping up. The major design that e-skate companies focus on has mainly been the longboard (long and wide skateboard) because it allows stable, comfortable and fast rides through the city. However, along with the big electric skateboards (longboards), come a few disadvantages as well. They are bulky and heavy! Not very comfortable to carry or even to travel with.

Why Using a Mini Electric Skateboard?

Urban Rides and Portability: If you commute a lot the portability of electric skateboards may be essential. It’s not very convenient to carry your big and bulky electric skateboard into a bus or tramway. If you commute with bus, train or tram (for European folks) you’ll end up having to lift your board into the vehicle, and maybe – if there are a lot of people – even hold it the entire drive.

Lightweight: If you aren’t the Hulk, then carrying an electric skateboard up a stairwell will likely end up exhausting. Therefore, light and small e-boards are much more convenient if you live on the 5th floor and don’t have access to a lift. Boards with hub motors are easy to kick push forward, but boards with belt motors are not. If that’s the case, then finding yourself with an empty battery will require you to carry it. Keep that in mind!

Air Travel: To travel the world with an electric mobility device sounds attractive. Unfortunately, the majority of electric skateboards or not able to be transported on a plane. As such, you should carefully consider which e-board to buy if you find that you fly a lot. Small and Mini electric skateboards are predestined to be your perfect air travel companions, as far as e-boards are concerned. 

What to Consider When Choosing an Urban Mini Electric Skateboard?

Battery: On small boards, you won’t have enough space for a big battery, so it’s a given that your range probably won’t be the best. As such, we won’t be able to power through a large range with a single charge, considering the battery capacity we have. Make sure to buy a board with an efficient and high-quality battery.

Weight: Electric skateboards are fitted with an electric motor and a battery which reduces human efforts remarkably, but this also adds additional weight. An urban mini e-board should not only be small but also light. The weight of e-skateboards varies depending on the size of the battery, motor, deck, trucks, and wheels. You should check out my comparison table on the weight of the best electric skateboards to get an incredible overview of different e-board models and their weight.

Motor type: Different kinds of electric skateboards are available on the market right now. Some with one motor, some with a dual motor, and others with even four motors (4WD). I think it’s obvious that the more motors you’ve got on your e-skateboard the heavier it will end up. However, another question is also important: Belt or Hub motor? The hub motors are lighter, quieter and more stealthy! The belt motors come with some advantages as well: You can use normal wheels with belt-driven motors. This means a urethane wheel with full-thickness simply has more cushion than one with an in-wheel motor (hub motor). The hub motors also provide more torque and therefore better acceleration and hill-climbing ability in comparison to the belt motors

Wheels: If your board and deck are tiny, you will need some decent wheels otherwise the vibrations caused by rough roads will make your rides terrible. Be on the look-out for wheels with a proper diameter. (size of longboard and not skateboard wheels)

Customer support: When we buy products, customer support is always essential. If one part breaks or if we run into other problems, we will be happy to have someone to turn to. Customer support can walk you over the fine line between being frustrated and happily satisfied.

Air Travel: If you want to take your e-board with you on trips via airplanes your battery can’t exceed the capacity of 160 Watt-hours. Additionally, I recommended having a removable battery to be taken with you as a carry-on item like a regular power bank. Due to the significant battery capacities, the majority of e-boards are not made for air travel. However, in this article, we will surprisingly find numerous models that are Air Travel-friendly. If you want to know more about this topic, check out my definitive guide on air traveling with electric skateboards.

The Best Mini, Small, Light, and Urban Electric Skateboards

Backfire Mini

The Backfire company was started in 2009 in Virginia, USA and describes itself as having a mission in creating affordable, quality skateboards.

The Backfire Mini is a model designed to be portable, and with its less than 13lbs of weight, Backfire describes this model as the perfect city dweller’s choice of commute. The range can be extended with its exchangeable battery, which comes in the Standard 175Wh, as well as the Airborne 99Wh, which is a separately available purchase option. The board is carbon fiber and comes with a wheel size of 85mm in diameter, but you can purchase larger wheels separately if that’s more your thing. With an IP rating of 65, the board is water-resistant, but it’s not recommended that you ride during those rainy days, as that can cause the wheels to slip. A bonus is the remote, which is fitted with an R2 Oled display so that you can check the status and change the settings on-the-go. Make sure to check out our own Review on the Backfire Mini!

Backfire ships internationally and offers a 180-day warranty with the Mini. Additionally, they have US and European local service centers for convenient, quick support.

Specs

Top Speed26mph (42km/h)
Range9-11 miles (15-18 km)
Size (700mm x 225mm x h unknown)
Weight12.8 lbs (5.8 kg)
Battery SizeStandard: 175Wh
Airborne: 99Wh
Motor Power450 Watt x 2
Max weight capacity240lbs (110kg)
Hill climb 25 %
Charge time 1.5 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 85 mm (96mm, 165mm)
Water ResistanceIP 65
Warranty 6 months
Link to Websitebackfireboards.com
Price$599
Link to own Reviewe-skateboarder.com/backfire-mini

Meepo Mini 2

Meepo is one of the many Chinese budget board companies. The company was established in 2017, so they are actually still pretty fresh, but they have made their name! Today they’re well-known in the market and in my opinion they are the market leaders of the electric budget board field.

meepo mini 2
Meepo Mini 2

Their products are reliable and most of the users can do nothing else than recommend Meepo. The only drawback with Meepo is that the company is located in China, so shipping time and customer support are not the fastest. The shipping time is around 10 days. Meepo offers free shipping to the majority of countries. Understandably, the English level of the employees is not top-notch (can relate). However, they are really eager to help and Kiran, the founder of the company, is very present on YouTube and Reddit.

Now Meepo offers a successor with Meepo Mini 2. Like we would expect from the company the board comes with great specifications at a very affordable price! Meepo offers two different models:

  • The Meepo Mini 2
  • The Meepo Mini 2 Extended Range (ER) – with a bigger battery, more powerful motors 
Intro to the Meepo Mini 2

Specs

Top Speed25 mph (40 km/h) – Meepo Mini 2
29 mph (46 km/h) – Meepo Mini 2 ER
Range11 miles (18 km) – Mini 2
20 miles (32 km) – Mini 2 ER
Size30 in x 9 in (76 cm x 23 cm) (L x W)
Weight16 lbs (7,2 kg) – Mini 2
18 lbs (8 kg) – Mini 2 ER
Battery SizeNo info
Motor Power2 x 400 Watt – Mini 2
2 x 540 Watt – Mini 2 ER
Max Weight Capacity300 lbs (136 kg)
Hill Climb20 %
Charge Time2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 90 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
Warranty6 months
Link to Websitemeepoboard.com
Price$ 429 – Meepo Mini 2
$ 629 – Meepo Mini 2 ER

Vestar Mini

Though just slightly heavier than the Backfire Mini at thirteen pounds, the Vestar Mini offers an increased range and top speed. This improved speed and increased weight likely come from the powerful dual motors included in the skateboard. This mini electric skateboard can obtain speeds of up to 27 miles per hour, and it provides an impressive range of twelve miles, or 16 kilometers. The 7-layer maple deck material provides a sturdy board with great texture. With a maximum weight of 280 pounds, this lightweight board carries a bit more than most similar models can.

The Vestar Mini also closely mirrors the iconic appearance of the Boosted Mini. This is great news for fans of the classic e-skateboard, as this board is considerably cheaper and might offer a similar aesthetic.

The Vestar Mini seems to be a solid all-around board that offers great performance with an impressively lightweight frame. It’s cheaper than most models on our list, so riders shopping for a quality board on a budget might be interested in what the Vestar Mini could provide.

Specs

Top Speed27 mph (30 km/h)
Range12 miles (16 km)
Size711 mm (deck length)
Weight13 lbs (5.9 kg)
Battery SizeStandard: 5.2 AH
SANYO: 7.0 AH
Motor Power 1000 Watt x 2
Max weight capacity 260 lbs (120 kg)
Hill climb 27%
Charge timeUnknown
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm
Water ResistanceIP 65
Warranty6 months
Link to Websitevestarboard.com/vestar-mini
Price$529.99

AEboard AX Mini

The Aeboard AX Mini is a lightweight product with an 8 ply maple deck and special honeycomb wheels, designed to absorb part of the otherwise bumpy ride through any rough terrain. At purchase, you can choose between three battery types: the standard 4Ah, Samsung E35 7Ah, and the travel-friendly battery at 90Wh. These offer a variety of ranges, but with swappable batteries, the usual 2h charging time can be neglected for later if you happen to invest in a second battery. A decent motor power renders a high hill climb ability of up to 35%, as well as top speeds up to 30mph.

Aeboards has a 90-day warranty on the mini, but it’s a good idea to at least skim over the details of the warranty, as they have some requirements regarding the warranty. Furthermore, it should be noted that Aeboard offers no return on its products, no matter if the product is defective due to faulty manufacture or otherwise.

The Aeboard AX Mini comes with three battery options, depending on what you need:

  • Standard – 4.0 Ah. With a range of 10 -13.5 miles
  • Samsung 35E – 7.0 Ah. Range of 15.5 – 18.6 miles
  • Flight travel battery – 90Wh. Range of 5.6 miles. Ok on the majority of airlines, but do double-check.

Specs

Top Speed30 mph (48km/h)
RangeStandard: 10 – 13.5miles (16 – 22km)
Samsung 35E: 15.5 – 18.6miles (25 – 30km)
Flight travel battery: 5.6miles (9km)
Size (737mm x 239mm x H unknown)
Weight14.3lbs (6.5kg)
Battery SizeStandard: No info
Samsung 35E: No info
Flight travel battery: 90Wh
Motor Power800 Watt x 2
Max Weight Capacity330lbs (150kg)
Hill Climb 35 %
Charge Time 2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 105 mm
Water ResistanceNo info
Warranty3 months
Link to Websiteaeboarder.com
Price$519.99

Evolve Stoke

The Evolve company was founded in Australia by Jeff Anning. Striving to create products with the exhilarating feeling of skateboarding and the carving that comes along with snowboarding and surfing at the same time. What started as a passion project has since become an award-winning international distributor within the e-skateboarding scene.

Evolve describes the Stoke board as the perfect board for carving. It has a surfer inspired shallow tail design (made out of fiberglass and bamboo), paired with the Evolve Super-carve truck and Orangatang Caguma wheels. Additionally, It’s fitted with an EVA foam pad at the rear kick-tail.

The board, with its 151 Wh battery, it’s air-travel compatible. However, check with your airline before taking it with you. The board doesn’t offer a terrific range, and the inability to change for larger wheels due to wheel bite might be a problem for some. However, the users give kudos to the comfort of this board, with its sleek design and the customization available through the remote lending to a fun ride.

Specs

Top Speed22mph (36km/h)
Range10miles (15km)
Size (L 850mm x W unknown x H unknown)
Weight17.9 lbs (8.2 kg)
Battery Size151 Wh
Motor Power1500 Watt x2
Max Weight Capacity220 lbs (100 kg)
Hill Climb30 %
Charge Time 1.5 – 2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 85 mm
Water ResistanceNot stated
Warranty 6 months
Link to Websiteevolveskateboardsusa.com
Price$999.99

Ownboard Mini KT

Jointech is the parent company of Ownboard, which was founded in 2013. Ownboard was created in 2017 to be a combination of great international business and devoted customer service. Simply told, the company was made to design fully functioning boards under one unified brand. Their OWN boards, customers OWN boards.

The Ownboard Mini KT is thirty inches of 8-layer maple and a kick-tail design, made to be both sturdy and sleek. It has a water- and shockproof frame with ceramic ball bearings to prevent any chance of slipping, rain or shine. The 90mm diameter, elastic PU-wheels are exchangeable.

The Mini KT is fitted with dual 250 Watt Hub motors and comes with three different types of Lithium-ion batteries: 4.0 Ah, 7.0 Ah and 8.1 Ah. Additionally, you can choose if you’d like to pay a few extra bucks for the replaceable PU motors, or would feel comfortable with the default.

Specs

Top Speed25mph (40km/h)
RangeSamsung 4.0 Ah:
Samsung 6.0 Ah: 12.5 – 14 miles (20 – 22.5 km)
Sanyo 8.1 Ah: 16 – 19 miles (25.5 – 30.5 km)
Size Length: 30″ (76cm)
Weight16.8 lbs (7.6 kg)
Battery SizeSamsung 4.0 Ah
Samsung 6.0 Ah
Sanyo 8.1 Ah
Motor Power250 Watt x2
Max Weight Capacity265 lbs (120 kg)
Hill Climb 25 – 30 %
Charge Time 2 – 3 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 90 mm
Water ResistanceSupposedly. No rating.
Warranty 3 months
Link to Websiteownboard.net
PriceSamsung 4.0 Ah: $369
Samsung 6.0Ah: $409
Sanyo: 8.1 Ah: $519
(+ Replaceable PU motor: $13 – $15)

WowGo Mini

The Wowgo Mini is a 28-inch board of 7 layer maple, fitted with dual motors of peak power up to 500 Watt. While this board has survived under more than 300 lbs, Wowgo doesn’t recommend that the weight of the rider to exceed 265 lbs due to the effect that it will have on the performance of the board.

With the board come three different types of batteries to suit multiple needs: The Samsung battery is Air Travel-friendly, although you should check the airline’s policies before considering carrying your e-board with you. Your battery charges in 2-3 hours, but the range will vary depending on the size you pick (4.0 Ah, 6.1 Ah or 8.5 Ah).

The ESC is created by Hobbywing, is water- and dustproof and is described as being very smooth when braking and accelerating. The remote, which you can purchase an additional of along with your board, provides three ride modes: Slow mode, normal mode, and fast mode.

Specs

Top Speed18.6 mph (30km/h)
RangeSamsung 4.0 Ah: 10 – 12 miles (16 – 19.3 km)
Parasonic 6.1 Ah: 12.5 – 14 miles (20.5 – 22.5 km)
Sanyo 8.5 Ah: 15.5 – 19 miles ( 25 – 30 km)
SizeLength: 28 inches (71 cm)
Weight15.4 lbs (7 kg)
Battery SizeSamsung 4.0 Ah: 144 Wh
Panasonic 6.1 Ah: 230.4 Wh
Sanyo 8.5 Ah: 306 Wh
Motor Power250 Watt x2
Max Weight CapacityAbsolute Max: 330 lbs (150 km)
Rec. Max: 265 lbs (120 kg)
Hill Climb 25 – 30 %
Charge Time 2 – 3 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 95 mm
Water ResistanceYes. Rating not given.
Warranty 3 months
Link to Websitewowgoboard.com
PriceSamsung 4.0 Ah: $379.99
Parasonic 6.1 Ah: $419.99
Sanyo 8.5 Ah: $599.99

Verreal Mini

Verreal is a bit more well-known as an e-skateboard company than Apsuboard. The Verreal Mini comes in two options; riders can choose between either the single motor or the dual-motor version. Because dual motors provide such a boost to overall performance in most models, we recommend that users who can afford the increase in price (from $279 to $318) splurge for the two motor option. The website outlines that the Verreal mini can achieve a top speed of 18.6 miles with a range of 10 miles on a single charge. The Verreal Mini is a bit heavier than the other two models on our list, but it’s still extremely lightweight at 15.4 pounds. Riders should also note that it comes with a maximum weight of 220 pounds, which might keep some riders from climbing aboard.

Specs and Features

Top Speed18.6 mph (30 km/h)
Range10 miles (16 km)
Battery Size144 Wh
Motor Power1 x 250 Watts
2 x 250 Watts
Weight15.4 lbs (6 kg)
Max weight capacity220 lbs (100 kg)
Hill climb20 %
Recharge timeno info
Water Resistanceyes – but no IP rating
Wheel / Tyre Size90 mm
Warranty3 months
Link to Websiteverrealboards.com
Price$ 279 – Single Motor
$ 318 – Dual Motor

Riptide Boards

Riptide is a company based in San Diego, California. The boards are designed by lifelong skateboarders and surfers. Riptide was built on the notion that a motorized electric skateboard can be powerful, small and convenient. The kicktail design of this board lets you make sharp 90 degree turns and pivot, allowing for great maneuverability.

Riptide offers four different models:

  • Riptide R1: Basis model
  • Riptide R1X: larger battery + larger wheels + head and taillights + new Remote controller
  • The R1 comes with 83mm, 78a urethane wheels. With any stiff shortboard, it’s important to maximize the amount of soft urethane between you and the road to perfect the riding experience. The Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard packs speed (18 mph) and range (7 miles) into a compact bundle.
  •  The R1X‘s Rosewood makes it look very appealing. The bigger battery lets it drive faster and further. The bigger 90mm 74a ABEC11 ReFly Wheels make the ride even smoother. Some users say it even feels like snowboarding. On top of this, with Head and Tail Lights from ShredLights, you can safely and conveniently ride at night too!
Riptide R1X (bigger battery)

The Riptide R1 comes with a 97Wh battery. It’s UN-38.3 approved and airline friendly. We can’t guarantee it can go on any flight as every airline has its own rules, but the battery and board do fit in with the general TSA regulations to bring as a carry-on.

Riptide R1B Carving Trucks

Specs

Top Speed18 mph (29 km/h) – Riptide R1
22 mph (35 km/h) – Riptide R1X
Range7 miles (11 km) – R1
14 miles (22 km) – R1X
Size31 inch x 9.5 inch x 4.5 inch (79 cm x 24 cm x 11 cm) (L x W x H)
Weight13 lbs (5,8 kg) – R1
14.5 lbs (6,6 kg) – R1X
Battery Size97 Wh – R1
199 Wh – R1X
Motor Power2 x 900 Watt
Max Weight Capacity250 lbs (113 kg)
Hill Climb20 %
Charge Time3.5 hrs – R1
5.5 hrs – R1X
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm – R1
Wheel Diameter: 90 mm – R1X
Water ResistanceNo rating
Warranty6 months
Link to Websiterideriptide.com
Price$ 599 – R1
$ 999 – R1X

Miles Mini Boards

The company Milespower is located in San Diego. They have got three boards in the offer: A big e-board, the Miles Rampage, which looks a bit like the Evolve boards, and two small and urban electric skateboards: the Miles Single and the Miles Dual.

Miles Mini

The Miles Single has got one in-wheel hub motor and has a very sleek and modern design. The Battery and the ESC (electric speed controller, the brain of the board) is built into the deck. The deck is made out of carbon fiber and, may I say, looks pretty nice. The Miles Dual has two hub motors and a bigger battery, lending it more power and a longer range than the Miles Single. The Single comes with a basic remote with fast/slow, forward, brake and reverse functions. There is no display. The Dual comes with a premium remote with an information display and safety light, on top of the basic functions.

What’s very unique about this board is its ability to customize the grip tape design.

One feature I really like is that the company also offers airline-friendly swappable batteries. It has 99 Wh, which follows the TSA guidelines. With the airline-safe battery, you can expect about 6-14 miles from either board.

Miles Mini

Specs

Top Speed18 – 20 mph (29 – 32 km/h) – Miles Single
22 mph (29 – 35 km/h) – Miles Dual
Range8 – 13 miles (13 – 21 km) – Miles Single
10 – 18 miles (16 – 29 km) – Miles Dual
Size26.5 inch x 7.5 inch (67 cm x 19 cm) (L x W)
Weight10.5 lbs (4,8 kg) – Miles Single
12.5 lbs (5,7 kg) – Miles Dual
Battery Size108 Wh – Miles Single
144 Wh – Miles Dual
Motor PowerNo info
Max Weight Capacity270 lbs (122 kg)
Hill Climb15 % – Miles Single
20 % – Miles Dual
Charge Time1 – 2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 80 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
WarrantyNo info
Link to Websitemilespower.com
Price$ 599 – Miles Single
$ 769 – Miles Dual

Linky

Linky is a foldable electric skateboard. The company started on Indigo (a crowdfunding website just like Kickstarter) and was successfully funded in 2017. Hence, like many companies on the market, Linky is pretty young. The idea behind Linky is that their products are perfect for travelers. The world needs a practical green mobility solution for explorers that stays out of the way when you aren’t using it.

If you fold the board it can even fit in your bag or backpack. This board is not really a powerhouse but makes up for that with its really light and compact design. What’s special about this e-board (besides being foldable) is the placement of the motor. The drive sits on the left front wheel and not on the tail like on almost every other board on the market. It comes with a built-in front light, a remote and an app. The deck has a carbon fiber bottom and real bamboo top to maximize the riding experience while still keeping Linky light. A USB port allows you to use the board to charge your cell phone.

Specs

Top Speed18.6 (30 km/h)
Range12 miles (18 km)
Size31 inch x 11 inch x 5 inch (80 cm x 28 cm x 12 cm) (L x W x H) – OPENED
16 inch x 11 inch x 5 inch (40 cm x 28 cm x 12 cm) (L x W x H) – FOLDED
Weight12.1 lbs (5,5 kg)
Battery Size125 Wh
Motor PowerNo info
Max Weight Capacity220 lbs (100 kg)
Hill Climb12 %
Charge Time1 hr
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
Warranty1 year
Link to Websitelinkyinnovation.com
Price$ 999 – Linky

Louboards

Louboard was successfully funded on Kickstarter. The Lou board looks like the Penny board. It is relatively small has powerful hub motors and is pretty popular. The company is based in Switzerland, and (fun fact) the grip tape is made out of small Switzerland crosses – and for better grip of course. The Lou board is available in four different colors.

They offer three different models:

  • LOU 1.0 (Has a polyurethane deck and one motor)
  • LOU 2.0 (Has a carbon fiber deck and one motor)
  • LOU 3.0 ( Has a carbon fiber deck and two motors)

The deck plates of the boards are interchangeable and so it is easy to pop the deck out and in. Lou’s motor is hub-motor, meaning it is pretty silent, allowing you to hear the rush of the wind while you ride. The battery in the LOU 1.0 and 2.0 falls below 100Wh which is allowed on most airlines. However, regulations differ for different airlines. Please double-check with your airline before taking LOU on a plane.

Lou Board

Specs

Top Speed17 mph (28 km/h) – LOU 1.0
17 mph (28 km/h) – LOU 2.0
21 mph (35 km/h) – LOU 3.0
Range6 – 9 miles (10 – 15 km) – LOU 1.0
6 – 9 miles (10 – 15 km) – LOU 2.0
12 – 15 miles (20 – 25 km) – LOU 3.0
Size25 in x 10 in x 5 in (66 cm x 26 cm x 13cm) (L x W x H)
Weight10.6 lbs (4,8 kg) – LOU 1.0
9.5 lbs (4,3 kg) – LOU 2.0
12 lbs (5,4 kg) – LOU 3.0
Battery Size79 Wh – LOU 1.0
79 Wh – LOU 2.0
108 Wh – LOU 3.0
Motor Power1 x 1500 Watt – LOU 1.0
1 x 1500 Watt – LOU 2.0
2 x 1500 Watt – LOU 3.0
Max Weight Capacity265 lbs (120 kg) LOU 1.0
330 lbs (150 kg) LOU 2.0
330 lbs (150 kg) LOU 3.0
Hill Climb20 %
Charge Time2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 90 mm
Water ResistanceIP 54
Warranty1 year for battery and motor2 years for all other parts
Link to Websitelouboard.com
Price$ 449 – LOU 1.0
$ 799 – LOU 2.0
$ 999 – LOU 3.0

Acton as a company is really well known in the electric skateboard industry. They have made very successful boards and right now their line-up consists of three different models. Two of them are small electric skateboards.

  • Acton Blink S-R (Single hub-motor, smaller battery, shorter deck)
  • Acton Blink S2 (Dual hub motor, bigger battery, longer deck)

The Acton Blink S2 is the upgraded and larger version. With the dual hub motor, it brings more acceleration, more hill climbing ability, and higher top speed. The Blink S2 also has a bigger battery and therefore a longer range. Users report that the Acton Blink S2 has better brakes, so this is another important safety feature to consider. Compared to the Blink S-R the Blink S2 is pretty big, so it’s not breaking any records when it comes to a compact design comparing to other boards on this list. Keep that in mind.


The biggest drawback of these boards is their remote controllers. They have not been updated for a few years, look and feel cheap, have a poorly positioned reverse switch (yes, you can accidentally trigger it), and lack with a lot of functions. For instance, it will not provide you with the state of the battery charge of the board. You can only see it when you connect it to the Acton App. The only indicator for battery charge on the board is a beeping sound when it is below 15% (but sometimes, the beeping happens when I go up very steep hills, despite adequate charging.)

Not the best Remote

All in all, users like their Acton board a lot. The can drive fast, last as long as advertised (advertised range = real range), have integrated LED head and taillights, have smooth and pleasant riding experience and are pretty affordable.

Acton Blink S2 Review

Specs

Top Speed15 mph (24 km/h) – Blink S-R
18 mph (29 km/h) – Blink 2S
Range7 miles (11 km) – Blink S-R
14 miles (22 km) – Blink 2S
Size27 in x 8 in (69 cm x 20 cm) (L x W) – Blink S-R
31.5 in x 8.5 in (80 cm x 22 cm) (L x W) – Blink S2
Weight11 lbs (5 kg) – Blink S-R
15 lbs (6,8 kg) – Blink S2
Battery Size80 Wh –  Blink S-R
158 Wh –  Blink S2
Motor Power1 x 500 Watt – Blink S-R
2 x 500 Watt – Blink S2
Max Weight Capacity220 lbs (100 kg) Blink S-R
250 lbs (113 kg) Blink S2
Hill Climb15 % – Blink S-R
20 % – Blink S2
Charge Time45 – 60min – Blink S-R
60 – 90 min – Blink S2
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm
Water ResistanceNo info
Warranty6 months
Link to Websiteactonglobal.com
Price$ 399 – Blink S-R
$ 599 – Blink S2

Ancheer Mini

Now, let’s discuss a total Underdog: The Ancheer Mini Electric Cruiser Skateboard. Ancheer produces mainly electric bikes but also other sports gear and equipment. Apparently, they took a shot at electric skateboards and boy, have they delivered something! It is one of the cheapest and most affordable e-boards on the market. The Ancheer Mini Electric Cruiser only costs 165 dollars. To be honest, the performance of this board is not the greatest and neither is its range, but do really need to be very fast and have massive torque in the city? I doubt that. If you are looking into purchasing a small electric skateboard for urban rides, don’t need a lot of power and are looking to save a few bucks at the same time, then maybe the Ancheer Mini is the right choice for you.

Ancheer Mini Electric Cruiser Skateboard

Specs

Top Speed12 mph (19 km/h)
Range6 miles (10 km)
Size25 inch x 8.6 inch x 6 inch (65 cm x 22 cm x 16 cm) (L x W x H)
Weight8.6 lbs (3.9kg)
Battery Size64.7 Wh
Motor Power1 x 350 Watts
Max Weight Capacity132 lbs (60 kg)
Hill Climb10 %
Charge Time1.5 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 73 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
WarrantyNo info
Link to Websiteancheer.shop
Price$ 164.99

Downsides of Urban, Small and Mini Electric Skateboards

Range: If your e-skateboard is tiny then there is no possibility to mount a big battery on it. With a small battery capacity, the range will not be significant, so keep in mind that small electric skateboards will not take you very far. This is the biggest drawback when it comes to portability in electric skateboarding. Do you know which electric skateboard has the best range? Then check out my comparison table. 

Vibration: If your ride over rough pavement or rails, an electric skateboard has to dampen the vibrations caused by the bumpy road. Usually, an e-board can accomplish this via its Wheels (the bigger, the better), its trucks, and its flexible deck, but the smaller a deck is, the stiffer it will be. That’s the reason why boosted boards are so smooth. They have big wheels and a very flexy deck. If you are deciding on a small e-board, be prepared for vibration-rich rides. It gets better as your calve muscles grow and your legs and feet get used to the vibrations.

Carving: If you’re looking for a “carvy” ride then maybe you should decide on a bigger board. Along with the trucks and the deck, the wheelbase is what primarily determines if you can carve along the road with your e-skate.

Stability: Small and mini electric skateboards are not very beginner-friendly. It is not very easy to hold the balance on a small board. The rides will not be the most stable ones. Riding stability comes with big wheels, big trucks, big decks, and a big wheelbase. These are not necessarily the characteristics of a small electric skateboard. However, you, the rider, can do a lot to improve your stability. Riding experience and better leg (especially calve and feet) muscles will increase your balance drastically.

With electric skateboards, the smaller size means a smaller battery and a smaller motor. Putting smaller components usually translates in smaller power output, which in turn means lower top speed and lower range on a single battery charge. Smaller and lighter boards typically result in less range and power. So we need to choose wisely.

Upsides of Small and Mini Electric Skateboards

  • Perfect Urban Commuters
  • Lightweight and portability – Easy to carry
  • Air Travel-friendly
  • Due to design relatively inexpensive

If you are planning to travel with your electric skateboard – you have to check out my definitive guide on Air travel.

Can you take electric skateboards on planes? A guide on Air Travel

Final thoughts – now it’s your turn

I hope you have enjoyed reading this article. If you have any questions, comment below. I am eager to constantly improve the quality of this blog so feel free to give me feedback!

Now I want to hear from you:

Which small and travel-friendly electric skateboard is your favorite? I would also love to know why you like this particular board the most.

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