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Riptide r1x Electric Skateboard Introduction

riptide r1x : The R1 finished a couple of points behind the Inboard M1 and a handful behind the Boosted Mini S. While the R1 is a bit faster than both of these boards, it can’t compete with either board when it comes to braking abilities or the Boosted when it comes to climbing hills. However, the Riptide does cost less than half of what the Inboard M1 and about $150 less than the Boosted.

To record and score the relative performance of each skateboard, we spent the past two years or so revising our testing process and buying the best boards for head-to-head testing, and see which ones are the most good. The test process is divided into six weight rating metrics Echi.

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Riptide R1 Electric SkateBoard Price::
Us Dollar – $558
Indian Price Rs.40000 


The R1 is fast out of the gate, with the maneuverability of a standard-size deck. So far, it’s come closest to what I’ve been looking for on all fronts: size, price, and power.”- Engadget

“Say Hi to one of the best electric skateboards we’ve ever used.” -TechnoBuffalo

On the Boosted hitting those railroad tracks are rough. This thing is super nimble… Taking this hill like a boss, no problem! – Press Reset

The brakes work really well. No jerkiness or grab to it. It’s nice and smooth with strong braking power. – NYC EBoarding Club Member. It gives a very good performance.

Performance Comparison

To rank and score the relative performance of each skateboard, we have spent the past two years or so refining our testing process and buying all the best boards to test head-to-head and see which ones are the absolute best. We split our testing process into six weighted rating metrics, with the results of the Riptide in each of these tests described below.

Speed of riptide r1x

Responsible for the largest portion of the total score, our set of speed tests is responsible for 25% of the total score for each skateboard. The Riptide actually delivered one of the better performances of the entire group, meriting a 7 out of 10 for its performance in the two test of this metric: acceleration and top speed.

To determine the maximum speed of each board, we timed how long it took each one to travel across a measured distance on the flat level ground, giving it ample space to achieve its top speed before it crossed the start line. We gave each board three trials and averaged the results. The Riptide hit an average top speed of 19.9 mph in our test.Tested Maximum Speed121416182022Boosted PlusRiptide R1Boosted Mini XTeamgee H5Boosted Mini SOnewheel+ XROnewheel Pint22 mph19.9 mph18.49 mph17.43 mph17.13 mph17 mph14.16 mph

Next, we moved on to our acceleration test. The relative performance of this board dropped a bit, being a little slower than some of the other products right off the line, but regained some ground once it got up to speed. This board had an average time of 4.59 seconds, compared to the 3.17 of the fastest board, for a 50′ course.

Range of riptide r1x

Slowing down our tests slightly, we moved on to assessing the practical range of each of these products, Worth 20% of the total score, we ran each board at a moderate speed (approximately 13 mph) on flat level ground, noting when it died completely and if it experienced any significant drops in performance as the battery level depleted. Next, we also timed how long it took to charge a fully drained battery. The Riptide did mediocre overall, earning a 4 out of 10.

For the range test, the board made it approximately 8.7 miles before it called it quits.Tested Maximum Range05101520Onewheel+ XRBoosted PlusBoosted Mini XOnewheel PintRiptide R1Boosted Mini STeamgee H516.3 mi.14.5 mi.10.8 mi.10 mi.8.7 mi7.1 mi.7 mi.

However, the performance plummeted when the battery got to below 50% — about 6 or 7 miles into the test — with the maximum speed dropping to around 11 mph, even with the throttle on full. It also would have struggled to go up even the smallest hills. The speed continually dropped as the battery level got lower, right until the board couldn’t continue on.

This board does redeem itself it a bit in the charge time test, only taking about 2 hours to completely charge the battery.The deck is a little stiff on this board and it isn’t amazingly comfortable to ride.

Ride of riptide r1x

Next, we evaluated how it felt actually riding each board. We had a pretty good idea how drawn to each board we were and how comfortable each one is after the previous metrics, which make up the bulk of the score for this metric. Additionally, we also evaluated and tested how each board handled bumpier terrain and cracks in the board. The Riptide again scored slightly below par, earning a 4 out of 10 for its performance.

The deck is a little on the stiff side, but has a nice kick tail and is slightly concave. It’s a pretty fun little board overall, agile and fun to carve, but the twitchiness in its responsiveness to the remote commands makes it hard to be super drawn to it.

The stiffer deck and the shorter board definitely make it a bit jarring to ride over rougher roads. It handles cracks like a normal shortboard and occasionally can lose power briefly going over larger cracks.The R1 definitely struggled with the steeper hills.

Hills of riptide r1x

The performance of the Riptide improved slightly in our Hill metric, though it still didn’t amaze, earning a 5 out of 10 for its results. The test for scoring the boards was very straightforward — we simply ran each board up progressively steeper hills until it could no longer make it. This metric is responsible for 15% of the total score for each board.

The Riptide successfully made it up both the 5% and the 10% hills without issue, though it would be a stretch to say it zipped up the 10% hill. The R1 even made it up the approximately 15% grade hill, but it went amazingly slow. Saying it crawled would be appropriate and might even be faster to just walk.This board has an overall above average build.

Build of riptide r1x

For our Build metric, worth 10% of the total score, we looked at how responsive each board is to the remote commands, how ergonomic the remote is, the weight of the board, how responsive the customer support is, and if it has regenerative braking. The Riptide delivered another middle-of-the-road performance, earning a 5 out of 10.

This board is actually one of the lighter ones of the entire group, weighing in at 13.6 lbs.Measured Weight0102030Riptide R1Teamgee H5Boosted Mini SBoosted Mini XBoosted PlusOnewheel PintOnewheel+ XR13.6 lbs.14.5 lbs.15.9 lbs.17.5 lbs.17.8 lbs.25.5 lbs27.1 lbs.

ProductMeasured Weight
Riptide R113.6
Teamgee H514.5
Boosted Mini S15.9
Boosted Mini X17.5
Boosted Plus17.8
Onewheel Pint25.5
Onewheel+ XR27.1

Additionally, it also has built-in handles, making it even easier to carry on public transport or in a car.This board is one of the lightest models we have tested and the built-in handle makes it very easy to carry.

The remote feels nice and solid to hold and is quite ergonomic and comfortable. However, we felt that the board’s response to the remote commands wasn’t always the most predictable and there was occasionally a slight delay that can be very off-putting.This skateboard can be a bit twitchy when it comes to remote commands.

Customer support seems decent enough, though we were a little bummed that we had to go through a ticket system first, rather than being able to contact someone directly. The Riptide does have regen braking, earning it a few extra points.The brakes on this board aren’t the best.

Braking of riptide r1x

For the final 10% of the total score, we assessed the braking ability of each board, basing the score on the performance of each product in two different tests: downhill speed control and stopping distance on flat ground. The Riptide did decently well, earning another 5 out of 10 for its results.

This board didn’t do amazingly well in our first test, taking quite a long ways to stop. Out of our three trials, it took an average of 66′ to stop from a moderate speed. It did slow down enough to jump off and run it out after 35-40′.Tested Stopping Distance0204060Riptide R1Teamgee H5Boosted Mini SBoosted Mini XBoosted PlusOnewheel+ XROnewheel Pint60 ft.46 ft.40 ft.34 ft.30 ft.15 ft.14 ft

ProductTested Stopping Distance
Riptide R160
Teamgee H546
Boosted Mini S40
Boosted Mini X34
Boosted Plus30
Onewheel+ XR15
Onewheel Pint14

It does a little better controlling your downhill descent speed. It does fine on the 5% and 10% grades, but usually won’t stop completely. It regulates the speed to between 6-10 mph, but can struggle and get a little sketchy the longer the hill is.


This board is a decent value and is definitely the best you can get for $600 or so.The Riptide is definitely the best board in its price range, but we would recommend saving up and spending a bit more for a much better board.


Simply grab the wireless hand controller and roll your thumb forward to accelerate. Roll it down to brake. Flip a switch to toggle between beginner and advanced modes. Tap a button to engage in reverse functionality. You can like to buy it then press buys now and buy it.


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