The LiftBoard is an electric skateboard coming from one of a growing number of Chinese manufacturers. It comes in two models – single and dual motor being the only difference. We’ll be reviewing the single motor LiftBoard. We hope to review the dual motor model as soon as we can.
The single motor LiftBoard is in the low to mid price range, usually available for $450-$550. The dual motor’s MSRP is $600, but they seem to be having some manufacturing problems as we couldn’t find a new one anywhere. Does the LiftBoard do anything to stand out, and is it worth taking a look at? Read on to find out.
The entire board is black, besides some branding on the deck and wheels. If you want to avoid some of the more striking looking boards, this might catch your eye.
The LiftBoard takes a couple seconds to really get going. This is the case for most single motor boards. The breaks are pretty responsive though – even when going full speed, downhill, the breaks always seemed to be adequate.
Overall, the board feels solid and works well. You aren’t going to be shocked by the power or quality, but there isn’t anything in particular that is missing or low quality.
Hardware and Specs
The LiftBoard deck is made of 7 layers of maple. The board is not flexible at all – the battery runs pretty much the entire length of the board.
The single belt drive motor has 900 watts of power and gives the board a top speed of 16 miles per hour. The board can reach it’s advertised top speed on flat ground, but can’t quite get there on an incline. The single motor does let it climb hills up to 15 degrees.
The standard lithium ion battery gives it a maximum listed range of 16 miles. However, in our testing we could only get it to go closer to 10 miles. The board weighs just under 15 pounds, so it is not the lightest board to be carrying around once it runs out of juice. Still, it actually isn’t as heavy or uncomfortable to carry or push, given how big it is.
The wheels are standard 80mm polyurethane wheels. The rest of the hardware – trucks, bearings, etc. – are generic and about what you would expect from a board in this price range.
The LiftBoard comes with a remote, of course, but doesn’t have an accompanying app. Most boards even at lower price ranges tend to have an app these days, but LiftBoard does not yet.
The remote is actually one of our favorite parts of the LiftBoard. It is pretty much a copy of the BenchWheel remote. The remote feels kind of cheap because of how lightweight it is, but it works well and is super comfortable.
It has lights on it to indicate how much battery you have left and which of the two speed profiles it is set to. The remote also has a simple forward / backwards joystick to accelerate or break.
AAB’s LiftBoard Rating
The single motor LiftBoard is about what you would expect for the price range. It doesn’t stand out or have any unique features, but it is still a solid board made of decent parts. It has pretty good speed, decent range, and a comfortable remote. Overall, it is a great starter board if it is in the price range you are looking at. Still, you can probably find cheaper boards of similar quality, or for a bit more you can find much better boards. AAB’s rating is a solid 6/10.
- Solid build quality
- Comfortable remote
- Doesn’t meet advertised range