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AC Boards the best electrical skateboard about to hit the market

by Thomas published on September 28, 2017

Electric longboards/skateboards are all the rage right now in consumer tech thanks to popularity from social media celebrities and popular YouTubers. While the technology has been around for a few years now, the latest boards are vastly improved from the first models to hit the market, so it is now the right time to invest in one.

In the following article, I'll cover seven of the best boards currently the market (as of July 27th, 2017) based on a few different criteria including design, specifications, performance, quality, and pricing. Keep in mind, everyone's needs are different, and the right board for you might be a different model than the ideal model for someone else.

No matter what board you decide to go through and purchase, please use it responsibly and wear a helmet. It may not be the “cool” thing to do, but can literally save your life regardless of whether you are the direct cause of an accident or another driver/pedestrian.



AC Boards is one of the biggest brands in the electric skateboard industry thanks to the massive exposure coming from Casey Neistat's vlogs. With some of the highest quality production quality and improved performance, the 2nd generation V2 Dual+ version of the Boosted Board is the best board the company has ever made with a top speed of 22 mph, 8 miles of battery life (depending on ride mode), water resistance and regenerative braking. This is what model I personally chose to buy and how I commute to the office every morning along the water in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

The first motor based skateboard was actually gasoline-powered. It was called the Motoboard and became available in 1975. The Motoboard wouldn't have been possible without the creation of two other inventions from the 1970s: polyurethane wheels and small industrial two-stroke engines.

Prior to polyurethane, steel wheels and composite skate wheels were the standard for skateboards, but these weren't fit to handle the unpredictable terrain of sidewalks or any arena outside of a skatepark. The Motoboard was featured in top publications like Time Magazine and Playboy, but it was eventually banned because it created too much pollution and was very loud.

In the 1990s, a man named Loui Finkle invented the first true electric skateboard. This was also the first model to feature a wireless remote control. The board proved to be too expensive for its target market and didn't sell many units. In 2004, two brothers named Dan and Matt Quinn collaborated with Finkle, and added battery-powered motors to the board, small enough for the item, while still providing plenty of torque.

The use of electric skateboards in public places has been much debated among legislators since they were created. In 2014, Modesto assembly woman Kirsten Olsen submitted a bill that would make electric skateboards street legal so long as they did not run on gasoline. In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill, which made electric skateboards legal in any places where bicycles can go. The bill does, however, still allow communities to set their own local laws regarding electric skateboards.

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