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Electric Skateboard Weight Limit – Max Capacities Compared

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.

Comparison table

Electric Skateboard modelWeight limit – lbsWeight limit – kg



Acton Blink S2250 lbs113 kg
Acton Blink Qu4tro280 lbs127 kg
AeBoard AE3330 lbs150 kg
AeBoard AWD330 lbs150 kg
AeBoard AX330 lbs150 kg
AeBoard AX Mini330 lbs150 kg
AeBoard GT330 lbs150 kg
Apsuboard V3330 lbs150 kg
Apsuboard X1330 lbs150 kg
Backfire G2 Galaxy260 lbs118 kg
Backfire G2 Black260 lbs118 kg
Backfire G3260 lbs118 kg
Backfire G3 Plus260 lbs118 kg
Backfire Mini240 lbs110 kg
Backfire Ranger X2265 lbs120 kg
Backfire Zealot 260 lbs118 kg
Bajabord G4 (X)350 lbs160 kg
Bajaboard S2350 lbs160 kg
Bioboard Thorium XNo infoNo info
Boosted Mini S250 lbs113 kg
Boosted Mini X250 lbs113 kg
Boosted Plus250 lbs113 kg
Boosted Stealth250 lbs113 kg
Evolve GTR220 lbs 100 kg
Evolve GTR All Terrain220 lbs 100 kg
Exway Flex265 lbs120 kg
Exway X1 Pro300 lbs136 kg
Kaly NYC Boards280+ lbs127+ kg
Hoyt St EL1250+ lbs113+ kg
Lacroix Jaws350 lbs160 kg
Lacroix Nazaré (Lonestar)350 lbs160 kg
Lycaon G220 lbs100 kg
Lycaon GR220 lbs 100 kg
Maxfind FF Plus220 lbs100 kg
Maxfind Max 4 Pro220 lbs100 kg
Maxfind M5 Drive Kit220 lbs100 kg
Meepo Mini 2300 lbs136 kg
Meepo NLS Pro300 lbs136 kg
Meepo V3300 lbs136 kg
MetroboardX300 lbs136 kg
Miles Rampage270 lbs122 kg
OneWheel + XR275 lbs125 kg
OneWheel Pint275 lbs125 kg
Onsra Black Carve310 lbs140 kg
Ownboard AT/ GT265 lbs120 kg
Riptide Boards250 lbs 113 kg
Teamgee Boards200 lbs90 kg
Unlimited X Loaded Kits240 lbs109 kg
Verreal Mini220 lbs100 kg
Verreal RS330 lbs150 kg
Vestar Black Hawk260 lbs 120 kg
Vestar Mini260 lbs120 kg
Vestar NightFury260 lbs120 kg
WowGo 3X265 lbs120 kg
WowGo AT2280 lbs127 kg

If you’ve liked this table then check out my sortable electric skateboard 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)
  • Performance
  • Range
  • Lifespan

Safety reasons

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 eskates check out my article 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, strong brakes and preferably eskates 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 a great reputation, powerful motors and large battery capacities. And here we are! This is my list for the best electric skateboards for big and heavy riders:

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Model

Max Capacity

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Lacroix Boards

350 lbs

Verreal RS

330 lbs

Meepo NLS Pro

300 lbs

WowGo AT2

280 lbs

Backfire Ranger X2

265 lbs

Make sure to check out my Post on the best electric skateboards for heavy and big riders.

electric skateboards for heavy riders

Last words

I hope you have found this blog post informative and helpful. Maybe a colleague or a friend of yours could also benefit from this article. If you have any questions you can comment below.

I am eager to constantly improve the quality of this blog so feel free to give me feedback!

5 thoughts on “Electric Skateboard Weight Limit – Max Capacities Compared”

  1. Hi Daniel,

    Thank you so much for your efforts in putting this together for everyone. Really appreciate you.
    I have been reading your reviews but I am stuck as to what to do because your options for 235lb, Off-road, skateboards. I would be using to go down a private road and look at surf (15-20% grade for 8 minutes down and 10 minutes up) but more importantly for some hiking trails that can get rocky and steep sometimes (20-33% grade and 30 minutes to an hour).
    Which board do you think would be best for me with a weight of 235lbs., off-road, maybe having to carry as I walk on the soft sand beach to travel to my surf spot, and ride back up hill with my surfboard, wet wetsuit, and my 230lb body?

    Reply
    • Hey Daniel,

      thank you for the reply and your kind words! 🙂
      To your question:

      What I read out of your message is that you need an off-road board with serious power to overcome the 33% grade. Unfortunately, this kind of board will be pricey. These boards come to my mind regarding your question:
      • Bajaboards
      • Trampa Boards
      • Kaly NYC

      You have probably read my post about the best off-road boards but if not here is a link: (http://e-skateboarder.com/off-road-and-all-terrain-boards/)

      What I can recommend as well is my comparison drag and drop tool, there you can select your favorites and compare them more easily! I don’t want to brag about my content but I seriously think that it is a wonderful resource for such kind of questions! Here is the link to it: http://e-skateboarder.com/comparison-table-and-tool/

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Daniel

      Reply
  2. Hey man you cannot belive how little info is out in the world for heavy riders..

    this helped LOADS!

    ? 320 lbs rider really really wanna get into eboarding any suggestions

    Reply

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