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Electric skateboards

Commute like you never have before, or just enjoy a lot of fun, with JB’s range of on-road and off-road electric skateboards. Both carbon and bamboo models means they’re extra tough, look great, and are light enough to take anywhere. Big ride times and fast recharge, as well as top value.

What is an electric skateboard?

An electric skateboard is a motorised version of a traditional skateboard. It's powered by a battery and controlled by a remote. This makes skateboarding easier and more efficient, especially for commuting or enjoying longer rides. Perfect for both beginners and pros, they offer a smooth ride whether you’re on city streets or tackling off-road trails.

Can I use an electric skateboard for daily commuting in Australia?

Yes, electric skateboards can be used for daily commuting in Australia. They're eco-friendly, efficient, fast, and a great alternative for electric bikes and e-scooters. Some models, like Evolve Skateboards, also offer long battery life and an all-terrain wheel, making them ideal for Australian streets.

However, each state has different regulations for electric skateboard use. So be sure to check your state’s laws before riding your e-skate out in the streets. Also, don’t forget to wear a helmet and follow traffic rules.

How do I choose an electric skateboard?

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, a commuter or an off-road enthusiast, there’s a whole range of e-skates to choose from at JB. But which is the right one for you? Here’s what to consider when choosing an electric skateboard:

  • Purpose: Are you commuting or hitting off-road trails? Commuters might prefer a longboard for a smoother ride. While off-road electric skateboards with all-terrain wheels are great for bumpy surfaces.
  • Range and Speed: Check the battery life. How far and how fast do you need to go? For longer commutes, opt for a board with a longer range.
  • Motor Type: Belt drive or hub motor? Belt drives offer more power, which is excellent for hilly terrains. Hub motors are quieter and require less maintenance.
  • Deck Material: Bamboo decks offer flexibility and a comfortable ride. Carbon decks are stiffer and more durable.
  • Weight and Portability: Need to carry your board? Check the weight. Some models are lighter and easier to transport.
  • Price: Set your budget. E-skates come in a wide range of prices. In most cases, the more advanced the features, the more you’ll have to shell out. Also, watch out for JB deals to snag ultimate discounts.
  • Warranty and Support: Look for boards with a solid warranty. Australian brands often provide great local support.
  • Extras: Don’t forget to consider the availability of spare parts, remote control, and grip tape quality. Also, check if the board is compatible with electric scooters or e-bike accessories for future upgrades.

What is the average battery life of an electric skateboard?

The average battery life of an electric skateboard varies. It depends on the model and usage. Typically, you can expect between 10 to 30 kilometres on a single charge. However, this can depend on factors like the rider’s weight, terrain, and how you ride. Cruising at full speed or climbing hills uses more battery.

It's always good to check the specs for the specific e-skate model. And don't forget to carry a spare charger. They can be a lifesaver for longer trips!

Do you need to know how to skateboard to use an electric skateboard?

You don't need to be a pro skateboarder to use an electric skateboard, but basic skateboarding skills help. Just remember to start slow, practice in a safe area, and always wear safety gear. Also, electric skateboards have remote control, making them easier to ride than regular skateboards. Some beginner-friendly skateboards, like the Evolve models, have adjustable speed settings allowing new riders to easily get the hang of it.

Ready for an electric adventure? Gear up for an electrifying ride with JB's electric skateboards! Find your perfect fit, whether you're a city commuter or an off-road explorer. Embrace the speed, enjoy the convenience, and join the e-skate revolution. Visit your nearest JB store and find your ideal electric skateboard today!

^Discounts apply to most recent previous ticketed/advertised price. As we negotiate on price, products are likely to have sold below ticketed/advertised price in stores prior to the discount offer. Prices may differ at airport & express stores.