Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard

  • The Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard packs serious speed (18 mph) and range (7 miles) into a compact package.

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Based on 131 reviews
Great board

So, this is all being done without having ridden the Boosted Mini S which is probably this board's most direct competitor. I used a discount code so the base price for me was $499, still a lot but far better than Boosted. I can't speak for the Mini S but the R1 behaves way more like a regular board than you would expect which is the biggest selling point for me. Feels great under your feet. I tightened the trucks quite a bit because I'm more used to that feel and at higher speeds you tend to get the speed wobbles. I ride everyday over some bike paths that are less than ideal and it's bumpy but holds up fine, the wheels are super durable.

In terms of acceleration, there are two settings: low and high. Low is pretty slow but has very gentle initial acceleration while high is where you'll find the most pleasant cruising speed. I could swear the first day I used the board, the toggle pushed all the way down on low was more equal to about halfway down on high but it's since been pretty slow. Not sure what to make of that, high hasn't been affected. Again, I don't have a comparison point to other boards but the acceleration on high is fairly abrupt and if your weight is shifted a little bit or your stance is a little too narrow, you'll be leaning back pretty quickly.

That's my only complaint. If the acceleration on high was a little more gradual, I'd give it five stars. I ride about 2 miles a day, give or take and I get four days out of the battery. A note though that if the battery light gets to 2 bars, you don't actually have that much distance left.

I'm super curious to ride a Boosted Mini now to see how it compares but right now for the price, appearance and feel of this board, I don't think anyone's beating it. Buy with confidence.

So much fun!

Perfect compact size for commuting around the city. Goes hella fast, and eats hills for breakfast. I get tons of questions about this board when out. Only critique is that the grip tape is super crap and was pealing off out of the box (and every day). Asked customer care for replacement but never got it.

Glad to hear you're enjoying it! If we did not send the grip tape please email us and we'll make sure to make that happen ASAP.
Awesome electric board

I love it! Thank you RipTide 😁👍

Fun Board!

Got the board about a week ago and have been riding it all over the place. It’s so much fun and the size and handles make it so easy to grab and take every where!

Best purchase I've ever made

This board has brought me so much joy. I basically have quit driving my truck. It shreds super nice and turns heads. I needed this riptide in my life.

Excellent board!

My first electric skateboard. So far I have no complaints and love cruising around town on it. Makes it easy to build up confidence quickly!

This is Awesome

First skateboard ever. I love it.

Compact economic transportation

I am not a speed demon nor a shredder. I use my riptide r1 for last mile transportation to and from the metro link in Los Angeles because I am trying to go “green” . Great skate board for boarding and disembarking from the train . Only complaint is the braking is more jerky than the acceleration but at my low speeds no big issues


Upgraded to the 90mm black Refly's...Cant Be Stopped!!


Solid and smooth. It’s very affordable and the carry handles are truly the best part. Knowing that I could lock it up is a plus. I got the base model and I’m still on middle mode. I’m very surprise on how much power it has. I’m able to push my kid on his bike when he gets to tired to pedal. The wheels are big enough to go over cracks and small pebbles. Very happy with the purchase.