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.
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.
Had to ship with the regular battery and I’m still waiting. Range sucks at the moment.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Riptide Skate definitely has some attitude when riding it. I love the feeling of the old school skateboard looks. The dual belts drive are more powerful and faster than my dual hub motor Halo board 2. Distance and speed are on par w/spec. Using the Riptide's Blue wheels: Max speed: 21.8mph. I'm only 129 lbs. Love it! Kinda scare to put on the black wheel. Since, I only wear a baseball cap when riding. I might get 3-4 mph more from this R1x. My only advice for Riptide is: You guys should check out 121cboards.com. They have 4 models of Carbon Fiber boards, BEAUTIFUL! I bought all 4 boards. Going to build myself an electric board soon. The boards price are very reasonable! Please team up with these guys, get their boards and balance out your power to create your Unique Carbon Fiber Riptide. Build your brands with Carbon Fiber, Wood is just damn heavy!
So stoked on this battery- definitely worth the money to upgrade! First ride about 8 miles up and down hills and no loss of power whatsoever. I’m looking forward to many more long rides without power anxiety. Easy to swap out. Well done Riptide team!
Rode my R1X alongside a boosted board yesterday in about 30 degree winter weather. Boosted started out at 74% battery I was at 85% when we ended our hour long ride I was just over 40% and the boosted was totally drained. The boosted had a very slight acceleration advantage but the R1X has a slightly faster cruise top speed. I live around extremely steep hills and it and cruise up 95% of hills comfortably. I weigh 190 pounds and it has no troubles getting me anywhere! The quality of the trucks, wheels, and bearings is so smooth and stable.