Choosing the best electric motor skateboard depends on your personal preference. It is very similar to choosing a car. You can choose to have more power and more range but sacrifice in the weight of your electric skateboard such as 18 pounds or more. You can also choose to have less power and less batteries and weigh 12 pounds and under. It depends on the purpose of your electric longboard/skateboard.
Depending on the type of time, you have available for a project and your own personal preference would be the difference between buying an already made electric skateboard or a do it yourself electric longboard. Preferably, a DIY Electric Skateboard, you could possibly save money but at the same time it will result in longer time learning to create an electric skateboard. It can also cost you more, if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. As it has cost me more then expected since I was a newbie when I first started.
A pre-built electric skateboard can cost anywhere from $200 to $1,500. A DIY Electric Skateboard can cost $200 to $1,500. It all depends on what your trying to build. I will start creating DIY builds for different types of electric skateboard.
I like the idea of a pre-built board but if you enjoy learning and want to create one yourself a DIY Electric Skateboard would be just as much fun if not more. My reason for not choosing a pre-built was the fact that for the same price of a pre-built board. I could get twice the power and twice the range from any pre-built boards that are available currently.
I also really wanted to figure out how to create one and after creating one with dual motors and extra range. I want to create another one with less power and weigh less than it currently does. I will keep everyone up to date on my current builds.