Riptide R1 Elite

  • The Riptide R1 Elite Electric Skateboard packs serious speed (20 mph) and range (8 miles) into a compact package, with killer extras like head + tail lights from ShredLights and top-of-the-line wheels from ABEC11.

    A new order will ship out within one business day 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.

What Riders Are Saying

Electric Skateboard with Kick Tail

Designed By Riders, For Riders

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Ultimate Campus Cruiser

Amazing board for getting around my University. The torque of the belt-driven motors get me up any steep hills with no issue while the brakes allow me to comfortably travel downhill with control in packed crowds, and the kicktail and short wheel base give me the maneuverability I need on campus to turn tight corners and avoid hazards. Not to mention, the handles give board the portability I need when going from class to class hassle-free. Upon receiving my Riptide, I did discover a minor issue that I've found a batch of their boards have had, being loose grip tape that begun to peel. It was by no means a drastic issue, as it would sit the moment you begun riding, but I reached out and support was phenomenal. I was sent out some replacement grip tape without hesitation and they were sure to answer any questions or concerns I had. My experience with my Riptide and the Riptide Team has been outstanding and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad we were able to get a new grip tape nose piece out to you right away.



Bought this skateboard for my daughter's birthday and she loves it. Easy to ride and speed control could not be easier. Very happy with my purchase.


So happy with my new riptide skateboard! It’s fast and easy and it holds a good charge

Skate board love

I love my Riptide board! It takes getting used to the breaking.
I do have an issue with my tail lights turning off and on while riding. The headlights are not doing this. I charged them and they work for a little while then start going on and off again. The board runs great!

Glad to hear you're enjoying it! Please email our support and we'll get the issue with the lights sorted out.
Awesome for hills

I live in a city with a bunch of hills and still get a 7 mile range, the lithiumion battery and dual motors provide great hill climbing ability. I thought I would miss the swappable battery option that I had on the my inboard but the R1E is fine. The handheld remote is pretty nice and braking system takes an afternoon to master. The riptide is my favorite premium electric skateboard.

Fucking amazing

I’m in love with the board basically

Almost Perfected

The size is absolutely perfect, just big enough to be able to stand comfortably, but also small enough to fit anywhere
The handles are so much more useful than you could expect
The size of the wheels make it to where you can ride on almost any surface without worry
The height of the board is just tall enough to ride without worrying about bottoming out, without feeling like your standing on a stepstool on wheels
The distinct modes are the perfect settings for the beginner, casual riding, and trying not to get hit by that car who decided to turn even though you're in the crosswalk
The tail is such an underrated feature of longboards
Honestly, it is just fun

The breaking with the standard remote it very abrupt (which can be useful but unless you are expecting it you will get thrown off)
The weight can get to be heavy if you are carrying it for a whole (i.e. carrying it through LAX because you got yelled at for riding it through LAX)
The price; at a steep $700+ for this board it is blatantly expensive.

Going into this I intended to give it a 4-star review because of things like the price and the lack of gradual breaking and the price; however, this board is awesome. There is no other way to put it, this thing is great. It is an investment but it is one that you should make!


Love my board!! So quick and sleak... built extremely well. Highly highly recommend!

So good I wanted another one!

One of the best electric skateboards on the market. Ticks all the boxes!
Where budget pricing meets quality board!