Among the many questions our customers ask, perhaps the most important ones are: How do I choose the best electric skateboard for me? What should I buy? In this article, we will try to help you differentiate between the numerous available models, their features, and how they fit your needs.
One of the key factors is how far you can ride on a single battery charge. This depends on the battery capacity, your weight, and your intended usage. Riding on steep hills or at high speeds for long distances is different from shorter, consistent rides at medium speed. In the technical description of Tomahawk Skateboards products, we provide battery capacity in Ah and an average in hours with normal usage. At this point, you need to consider how you plan to use the skateboard: for carving, commuting to work, or simply for fun? Will you use it daily or only on weekends? A bit of both? Depending on your needs and the urgency of recharging, you can choose an electric skateboard with longer or shorter battery life. At Tomahawk Skateboards, we use high-quality components and offer a variety of models that provide you with 20 to 40km of range per charge.
Thanks to innovation and the development of new technologies, the latest Tomahawk electric skateboard models have integrated motors in the wheels, making them more durable, secure, and faster. Gone are the external motors that some other manufacturers still use with visible belts, making them susceptible to damage, breakage, and performance issues due to dirt and water, not to mention aesthetics.
Another difference compared to other brands is that Tomahawk Skateboards was a pioneer in incorporating two sensorized motors, allowing for smoother and more evenly distributed thrust thanks to increased power and weight distribution. They are also reversible, so you can use them with front or rear traction as desired with the push of a button on the remote control.
The motor power is also an important decision. Tomahawk Skateboards offers electric motors ranging from 1,200W to 1,600W, delivering a total power of 3,200W to the skateboard. Given their weight, it’s as if we had a motor with over 5 horsepower but with the torque and acceleration of an electric motor! Considering that other brands offer around 600W in total, you can’t imagine the force they deliver until you try it firsthand. The difference lies in being able to climb 25% inclines or just ride on flat terrain, between flying at 45km/h or strolling at 15km/h. Tomahawk Skateboards offers several models with different power options.
The first skateboards were made of wood, and the performance was very good. Tomahawk skateboards use Canadian maple wood boards with multiple layers and fiberglass coating for added strength. We also offer electric longboards and off-road boards made of carbon fiber for greater durability and lightness.
However, unlike non-motorized skateboards, the goal with electric skateboards is to minimize weight as much as possible. Since the battery, motors, and circuitry add extra weight, we must try to reduce weight without compromising rigidity and strength. This is why at Tomahawk Skateboards, we have developed boards composed entirely of carbon fiber, which reduces weight without sacrificing robustness. Obviously, the cost of this material is higher today, but it will extend the lifespan of the board and provide a more innovative aesthetic.
The electric skateboard market offers a wide range of prices, from €300 to over €2,000, as well as various materials and technologies. What do you get for a similar price? When comparing prices for electric skateboards, as with everything, we must compare apples to apples. Not all batteries are the same; some use lithium-ion, cadmium, or acid batteries. Longer battery life is also an indication of much better quality. Higher-quality components on the board, cables, and everything else come at a higher cost. Is the manufacturer a toy producer or does it have experience in electrical engineering, spare parts, and support? The saying “you get what you pay for” is indicative in this market. At Tomahawk Skateboards, we are passionate about what we do, and we seek excellence in the products we offer. Our goal is customer satisfaction.
Replacement Parts and Support
What warranty does the skateboard have? How many months of warranty? Many skateboards sold online are shipped directly from Asian countries without support, translated manuals, and with only a few months of warranty. From our website www.tomahawkskateboards.com, you can confidently place your order. We ship products from Spain and comply with European laws regarding warranty, safety, and support.
Are the motors and other parts replaceable? Most of the latest Tomahawk Skateboards models come with replaceable motors. A malfunction in one of them or a need to replace a wheel’s rubber does not mean you have to discard the skateboard like some other brands. tomahawkskateboards.com offers replacement motors, wheels, batteries, remotes, and circuitry.
If you still have questions or need advice, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or get in touch with us, and we will be happy to assist you.