Designed in San Diego by lifelong skateboarders and surfers, Riptide was built on the belief that an electric skateboard can be super powerful and incredibly convenient, while retaining all the features that make an unpowered board great.
I’m so glad I decided to buy this thing! I was debating between buying an electric bike or an electric skateboard, and opted for the skateboard due to its extreme portability. I chose the Riptide R1 because it was in the right price range (super affordable) and it received many great reviews.
I love the size of the board, the kick tail and the handles! It has plenty of torque to handle my 180 lbs body weight. I hang this thing on the wall like it’s a piece of art. I even created my own online video review, because I love this thing so much. Checkout my official video review on YouTube https://youtu.be/5FAR1rH69gA
Board is a ton of fun in 'expert' mode and maneuvers like a true skateboard. I'm in my 40's and was a big skater back in the 80s so this is bringing back a ton of great memories!
Rides well and is very easy to ride on.
I used to skate a lot as a kid. I am in my 50's now and having a blast on this thing!!!
Got my Riptide R1 2 weeks ago, and not a night has gone by without me shredding until the battery died. So much fun, plenty of battery and power to shred up hill. Also for a smaller long board, speed wobble at higher speeds is non-existent, which is a benefit because it shreds.