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Riptide R1

Riptide R1
  • Range

    11 km

  • Top Speed

    29 kph

  • Motor Power


  • Battery Size

    97 Wh

The Riptide R1 is the latest and greatest in electric skateboards. It has a range of up to 7 miles (11 km) and can travel at speeds up to 18 mph (29 km/h). The board weighs 13 lbs (5.8 kg), which makes it air travel friendly, and the battery only takes 3.5 hours to recharge. The board also has a max load of 250 lbs (113 kg), so it's perfect for all riders.
Riptide R1
Max Load
113 kg
Hill Climbability
20 %
Air Travel Friendly
Water Resistant
Recharge Time
3.5 hours
Regenerative Braking
11 km
Motor Power
Drive Train
2 x Belt
Top Speed
29 kph
Battery Size
97 Wh
5.8 kg
Reviews of the Riptide R1
Rated 3.3 / 5 from 3 Reviews
The Riptide R1 is the ultimate beach cruiser electric skateboard that has performance specs to outdo the top-end eboard brands.
Whether you’re travelling to work or school, or cruising down the beach boulevard, it’s an excellent board that allows you to bask in the environment of any city and explore the world. It has enough juice to get you where you need to go around town, while having the speed to give you a thrill of ride. It’s truly one of the most portable electric skateboards available, perfect for taking on the train, into cafes, shops and hiding under your desk at work.
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The R1 is far from our favorite but offers a middle-of-the-road performance at a reasonable price
  • - 2.5
Finishing in the upper portion of the group, we originally had high hopes for the Riptide R1, thinking it had some serious potential for claiming a Best Buy Award. Unfortunately, this board didn't quite live up to our expectations and fell a little short. In particular, we felt the controls were a little on the oversensitive side, and this board noticeably struggled with hills when the battery level dropped below 50%. However, it is decently speedy and does an acceptable job of stopping. Overall, we would usually recommend saving up a little more for a slightly better board when shopping on a budget, but if you absolutely can't spend more, then the R1 is a decent option.
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An Electric Skateboard for all Skill Levels
  • - 4
The R1 is just the first in a line of leading motorized boards from Riptide, who sourced their very first funds through IndieGoGo. Their commitment to their customers continues today as they pack industry-leading durability and performance into each of their skateboard tiers. With a few key features packed on board like regenerative braking, the R1 is a go-to choice for those looking to get in on this new skateboarding evolution with the help of a well-regarded manufacturer.
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