This electric skateboard is made by Razor, a leading manufacturer known for producing their popular basic and electric scooters. Their take on the electric skateboard allows skaters to zip around the neighborhood on a board that’s powered by a lithium-ion battery. Other electric boards can cost hundreds of dollars, but Razor has managed to produce an affordable model that’s designed for users of all ages and skill levels.
The RazorX Cruiser electric skateboard is equipped with a powerful one hundred and twenty-five-watt motor and can reach a top speed of ten miles per hour, with a ride time of thirty to forty minutes depending on terrain type and wind conditions.
This is a great feature packed electric skateboard and one that features a high user weight capacity so it’s perfect for kids, teens, and adults.
Overview and Features
This lithium-ion battery powered model comes with a wireless remote control that allows you to switch up the skateboard’s speed by simply pressing a button. Skaters can easily keep track of their remote by wearing the included wrist strap. The remote features a joystick design. After you power up the remote and board you can use the remote to increase speed by sliding the joystick forward. To reduce speed, pull back on the joystick. Unfortunately, the board doesn’t come equipped with brakes, so the skater will need to stop the old-fashioned way or simply let go of the joystick. The remote is very responsive, offering smooth acceleration. Offering a top speed of ten miles an hour, speed capacity is about average compared to other electric boards in this price range.
A Slick Design and High Maneuverability
In terms of design and style, the skateboard features large white chunky wheels and a bamboo deck. Under the deck, you’ll find the geared rear wheel drive and the battery, both of which are encased in plastic housing for protection. Obviously, the addition of a large battery and motor make this board considerably heavier than a standard skateboard with a weight of ten pounds.
For some, the wider than average wheels seemed to take away from the board’s maneuverability. If you want to upgrade the wheels we recommend the Shark Wheel California Roll Skateboard Wheels. Of course, swapping the wider wheels can also take away from the board’s stability.
Under the deck is a bright set of LED lights which display battery power, so you can keep a close eye on the power level and head home once you board begins to run low on juice.
The deck comes in at just under thirty inches and is made out of five-ply maple. The manufacturer claims that the board’s lightweight design promotes a more responsive ride that’s perfect for cruising down city streets and sidewalks.
The reverse Kingpin trucks are some of the best skateboard trucks you’ll find on an electric skateboard, and high-grip urethane wheels add to the board’s stability and smoother roll, especially when you factor in the board’s rear wheel drive and perforated grip tape.
No assembly is required. After charging up the battery, this board is ready to roll.
This board is best suited for beginners, but it handles well, so more advanced skaters can also enjoy a new type of skating experience.
If you’re used to traditional boards, then it can take a little practice learning how to maneuver and roll on this electric model. The key is foot placement. Before you ride, make sure you read the user manual. When skating, you’ll need to keep your non-dominant foot on the front portion of the board, then use your dominant foot to push off.
The included wheels are pretty wide, but they offer a ride that’s surprisingly smooth. When you’re skating in the street or on the sidewalk you’ll barely need to use any leg power to kick off and activate the motor to start rolling. The board picks up speed quickly and you can increase the power using the remote control.
While ten miles per hour may not sound fast, on a skateboard you’ll feel like you’re flying. Even at top speed, this board is easy to control and maneuver. Stopping is also simple, just let go of the joystick and place your foot on the ground.
As we mentioned, ride time is around thirty to forty minutes, but it can be significantly less depending on terrain type. Uphill riding will quickly drain the battery. Add wind to the mix and you’re looking at a ride time that’s closer to twenty minutes. Of course, you can purchase an extra battery pack or two and easily switch out batteries during your ride, so you can enjoy an extended ride time.
When you’re skating up a steep hill you’ll notice that the board tends to struggle, especially when it comes to heavier riders. Adults would be better off just walking the board up the hill and saving some battery power.
- The board has a user weight capacity of two hundred and twenty pounds.
- Offers a top speed of ten miles per hour.
- Easy to handle and maneuver, even at top speed.
- Features an average battery life of around forty minutes.
- Charge time takes just half an hour.
- Skaters can purchase extra batteries for a longer ride time.
- The remote control is very responsive.
- The LED battery level indicator allows you to keep a close eye on how much juice is left.
- Offered at a reasonable price.
- The deck is thick and very responsive.
- Due to the weight of the board, this isn’t a model you can ollie, grind or trick with.
- Riding uphill will quickly drain the battery.
- Considering the board’s weight this model may not be suitable for younger children.
- If electric skateboards just aren’t for you, take a look at the Santa Cruz Skate Mahaka Rasta Cruzer Skateboard.
Conclusion and Rating
The RazorX offers a new skating experience that will quickly get the skater where they want to go. This board is a great choice for commuting, riding around the neighborhood, or skating down city streets. However, because it’s so heavy the board isn’t a great choice for skaters who enjoy grinding or tricking. Ultimately, this is a great, reliable electric skateboard, and for the price, it’s a total steal. We gave this model a rating of four out of five stars.
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