Riptide R1X

  • The Riptide R1X Electric Skateboard packs serious speed (22 mph) and range (14 miles) into a compact package, with killer extras like head + tail lights from ShredLights and top-of-the-line ReFlex wheels from ABEC11.

    A new order will ship out within 3-7 business days and take 1-5 business days to arrive via UPS Ground, depending on your distance from Los Angeles. International orders may be required to pay additional import fees.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
amazing product/great support

Stable at all speeds, looks and feels killer. Love it. Very helpful personalized support.

Smooth , fast and furious

I like this board it’s fast and convenient for me when I have to go across town, and going to work. It also fits in my locker at work.I live in NYC and we don’t have smooth streets like in Cali, potholes is way of life in NYC lol. But the Abec wheels really makes the ride much smoother. I’m 6”3 weigh 230lb and this board pulled me up a nice size also can feel the Torque in it, so I will say this wear a helmet and protect yourself. I like to ease into the brakes and use my foot to slow down, in my opinion the brakes are strong but I feel like the board is gonna toss me off lol so I do what works for me. I’m not gonna lie my first ride I felt like a kid flying down the block son. I also ride crosstown at night so the lights on it really helps so people can see you, because cabs will hit you and keep moving. Other then that I’m just having fun having fun with it. And no I wasn’t paid to say this. Peace.


I skated all through my youth but as I got older skating became less of a priority and too risky. Many of my friends and colleagues have always said how fun it would be to get a Segway or a hover board, or any of the other electric modes of transport. Before I got my electric skateboard I even tried Razor scooters but felt goofy riding them around in public. Something about a grown man in a suit and tie riding a scooter just didn’t feel right.

Riding my Riptide R1X I feel right at home.

I’m super excited whenever I get to ride it and I get around much faster than I anticipated.

The charge lasts more than enough, it’s incredibly fast, agile and great looking.

My only regret is not getting one sooner!

Extra Range + Performance

The RX Battery has been a great upgrade to my R1 Elite, performing exactly as one would expect. The range has had a welcome increase to about 14 miles with voltage sag being greatly reduced compared to the standard battery. Additionally, the new battery brings with it better performance overall, bumping up my top speed to about 22 mph on my 90mm ABEC wheels and providing a bit more torque, which has been noticeable on steep inclines. Installation took a bit of time but was not an issue thanks to the helpful guides provided by the Riptide team.

Steve Jobs Would Approve

RipTide’s R1X is in the tradition of the classic skateboard, and with the precision of an Italian sports car. It is flawlessly crafted, intelligently constructed, abundantly powered, and spellbinding to say the least. This is the most premium electric skateboard on the market.

A board of this quality and feel is not merely difficult to make, but almost impossible to make well. Put the R1X next to any board on the market, and the competition glows red with envy. The technical difficulties are so daunting that it’s a wonder the engineers are also able to bring the drama of riding a real skateboard into proportion. I found myself convinced by both the board and the brand. Five fucking stars.

Still don’t have my battery

Had to ship with the regular battery and I’m still waiting. Range sucks at the moment.

Sorry for the delay Joseph. As you know we were out of stock of RX batteries at your time of purchase. We're now back in stock and I expect your RX battery to ship out as soon as tomorrow.
Best e board on the market

Shreds anything from roads to stairs to flow park. A ton of tourque and amazing range with the new battery. Also rather water resistant unlike other e boards I’ve had. I love this set up, which is why I now have two!

The risers smell aweful.

I have to keep the skateboard in the garage because it smells so bad. As far as it’s function goes, it’s so much fun! I love riding this thing anywhere I need to go. I rode it to work, I ride it to the store, I ride it to lunch, I ride it around the block just for fun! I love it.

Hey thanks for the review. That’s very odd about the risers. - never heard that one before. Please reach out to support and we’ll send out new risers.
Perfect Island Board

I live in Hawaii and have been riding Eboards for a couple years. Whether it is climbing hills or going through rough terrain the board always pushes through. The battery life gets me at least 14 miles (I think i’ve gone further) and I’ve clocked my top speed at 24 miles per hour. The charging time is not bad at all with the speed charger. The black refly urethane wheels are super smooth and have been holding up with no problems. Overall I am super happy with my board, thank you Riptide!

Good to hear - I'd love to ride in Hawaii some time.
Totally Awesome

I used to skateboard in high school, but hadn't ridden in years. When I saw electric boards come out I was interested but they were outside of my price range, plus I was never comfortable without a kick tail. When I saw the RX1 style with 14 mile range, I knew I had to have it. I was worried about what the experience would be like, having never ridden an esk8 before. Well... the acceleration is an adrenaline rush, and handles some tough uphills pretty darn well. It's great at carving too, despite the shorter scale. 11/10 would buy again!