When we want to buy an electric skateboard it is important to know whether or not the e-board will support the rider’s weight. But what is the weight limit for an electric skateboard?
On average electric skateboards have weight limits from 200 to 330 lbs (90 to 150 kg).
The maximum riders weights are determined by structural factors of the electric skateboard. Especially the deck defines the maximum capacity that electric skateboards can carry.
Maximum riders weight of different electric skateboards compared
I did some research about the most trustworthy electric skateboards. Electric skateboards are built different from model to model. Therefore different electric skateboard models support different capacities. I created a table to compare e-board models, their weight capacity in pounds (lbs) and kilogrammes (kg). If you miss an e-skateboard or believe that I should complement my list, please let me know in the comment section below.
|Electric Skateboard model||Weight limit – lbs||Weight limit – kg|
|Acton Blink S2||250 lbs||113 kg|
|Acton Blink Qu4tro||280 lbs||127 kg|
|Aeboard AE1||330 lbs||150 kg|
|Aeboard AT2||330 lbs||150 kg|
|Aeboard GT||330 lbs||150 kg|
|Backfire Galaxy G3||260 lbs||118 kg|
|Backfire Ranger X2||260 lbs||118 kg|
|Backfire Zealot||260 lbs||118 kg|
|Bajabord G4 (X)||350 lbs||160 kg|
|Bajaboard S2||350 lbs||160 kg|
|Bioboard Thorium X||No info||No info|
|Boosted Mini S||250 lbs||113 kg|
|Boosted Mini X||250 lbs||113 kg|
|Boosted Plus||250 lbs||113 kg|
|Boosted Stealth||250 lbs||113 kg|
|Evolve GTR||220 lbs||100 kg|
|Evolve GTR All Terrain||220 lbs||100 kg|
|Exway Flex||265 lbs||120 kg|
|Exway X1 Pro||300 lbs||136 kg|
|Kaly NYC XL Boards||280 lbs||127 kg|
|Lacroix Jaws||350 lbs||160 kg|
|Lacroix Nazaré (Lonestar)||350 lbs||160 kg|
|Lycaon G||220 lbs||100 kg|
|Lycaon GR||220 lbs||100 kg|
|Majestic Pro||220 lbs||100 kg|
|Meepo V3||300 lbs||136 kg|
|Meepo NLS Pro||300 lbs||136 kg|
|Meepo City Rider||300 lbs||136 kg|
|MetroboardX||300 lbs||136 kg|
|Miles Mini||270 lbs||122 kg|
|Miles Rampage||270 lbs||122 kg|
|OneWheel + XR||275 lbs||125 kg|
|OneWheel Pint||275 lbs||125 kg|
|Ownboard Bamboo AT/ GT||265 lbs||120 kg|
|Ownboard Carbon AT/ GT||265 lbs||120 kg|
|Ownboard W2||265 lbs||120 kg|
|Riptide Boards||250 lbs||113 kg|
|Teamgee Boards||200 lbs||90 kg|
|Verreal V1S||220 lbs||100 kg|
|Vestar Black Hawk||260 lbs||120 kg|
|Vestar NightFury||260 lbs||120 kg|
|WowGo 3X||265 lbs||120 kg|
If you’ve liked this table than check out my sortable eboard Comparison Table here. I have even built a Drag and Drop Tool with which you can compare your favorite electric skateboard models! It took me days to create it, I hope you like it!
Maximum electric skateboard load – why it is important
There are various reasons why the weight limit on your electric skateboard is vital to consider.
- Safety reasons (especially braking)
A heavy loaded eboard will have an increased braking distance. But an electric skateboard must be able to brake safely and slow you to a total halt while using the brakes, also when going down a hill, especially when you have to stop suddenly because of the traffic. Regular inspections and maintenance will preserve your safety, but the designed maximum load (weight) limit on your e-skateboard will guarantee performance as expected. Any extra load could wear down or damage your brakes and put you at severe risk.
The weight limit is also related to the structural strength of the e-boards components. Additional weight or loading can lead, damaged battery cases, degraded screws and structural connections and cracked or even broken decks.
Performance and range
The electronics, gears and brakes on your electric skateboard have been adjusted to give the best riding experience. If you want to get a good overview regarding the range of eboards check out my articles and comparison tables here. A maximum-loaded board will lessen your range and average speed. Additionally, heavy loads reduce the hill climbing ability and increase stopping distance. This indicates that even if you are not over the weight limit on your board, but are carrying groceries or other hefts, the advertised speed and range states will not resemble.
Lifespan is affected too
If you load your eboard with a lot of weight the motor has to work more to accelerate you, therefore it needs more power and drains the battery faster, hence you have to charge your battery more often and therefore it will wear down faster. If you want to learn more about battery life span check out the article I have written about. Your brakes (electric motor) also have to work harder to decelerate you and your board. All in all, the parts and electronics of your board have to work more and hence will last fewer seasons.
What heavy riders neet to consider
The commercial world doesn’t appear to be composed for people at the upper centiles of height or weight, or? This can be a particular problem when you want to buy an electric skateboard. Recommended weight limits on many eboards can make it tricky for heavier riders to find a proper model. Sadly, a lot of good boards can’t carry more than 220 lbs (100 kg). However, by following a few indicators it is possible for heavier riders to find the perfect board. You will probably want to look for:
- A board with powerful motors
- Large battery the more weight the more power is required
- Strong Deck and good trucks
In the past for big riders, many decks were very durable with very little or no flex at all, but fortunately, that is history. Now, new materials (fibreglass, kevlar, carbon fibre, types of bamboo) have been introduced and eboard manufacturers are trying to combine materials for stability, ease of use and flexibility.
Please note, if you are on the heavier side, you should not stand in the centre of the board. You should always stand over the trucks to make sure that the board can accommodate the weight.
Best electric skateboards for heavy riders
For big and heavy riders we only should consider electric boards with strong decks and preferably eksates with powerful motors. So let’s take a look at the comparison table and pick out the boards with the highest weight limits. Out of these, we will select eboards with powerful motors and large battery capacities. And here we are! This is my list for the best electric skateboards for big and heavy riders:
- Aeboard GT rider weight limit til 330 lbs (150 kg)
- Bajaboard G4, G4X, S2, Pantera carry up to 350 lbs (160 kg)
- Meepo City Rider rider weight limits to 300 lbs (136 kg)
- MetroboardX is accepted til 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Kaly NYC XL2.0, XL40, XL50+ carry up to 280 lbs (127 kg)
- Lacroix Jaws, Nazaré, Lonestar carry up to 350 lbs (160 kg)
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