Top 10 All Terrain Skateboards to Keep You Boarding in the Off Season

Now that snow has started melting and you Northerners are thinking of heading to Australia and New Zealand for some snow in your summer maybe you want to consider some of these ALL TERRAIN SKATEBOARDS to keep you in shape or just fanging down the street at 25mph. The tech with all terrain and/or electric skateboards has gone to another level in recent years. From the Hill Glider, which is purely a mountain board that emulates snowboarding to a larger extent, to the hardcore comp mountain boards from MBS to the superspeed road boards there is something here to keep you going fast on a board.

All of these below boards are categorised as “all terrain” but the Hill Glider I wouldn’t imagine would operate on a road that well and I can’t see the Boosted Dual hitting kickers coming down a mountain. Some in the list are electric and some are old-school requiring some leg power or a downhill slope.

How did we come to these being our top 10 without actually riding them all? A very talented monkey read every review and specifications lists that the wonderful interwebs had to offer and based on what was out there these came back with the most favourable love from the world and their specs.

If you are riding a skateboard, snowboard or an all terrain skateboard please ensure your safety comes first – put a helmet on or get off the board!

TOP 10 ALL TERRAIN SKATEBOARDS

10) HILL GLIDER

PROS:

  • Cheap
  • Ideal for mountain use and for people who live on the slopes in off season
  • Replicate snowboarding more than the street boards

CONS:

  • It is only really suited to mountain riding – would not be suitable for road riding

PRICE: $250-

MORE INFORMATION: HillGider

BUY: HillGlider.com


9) Q DREAM

PROS:

  • One of the fastest electric skateboards on the market
  • Mountainboard specs and awesome on the road. The guy above gets this to 24mph
  • It packs 2000w of power with twin motors
  • Operating range of 21 miles
  • Best specs based on price
  • This is the one I would buy myself

CONS:

  • Difficult to track the company down, it comes out of China and finding their website is near on impossible
  • Relatively unknown manufacturer
  • Currently out of stock on Amazon
  • Fairly expensive

PRICE: $800-

MORE INFORMATION: Literally cannot locate

BUY: Amazon.com (Currently out of Stock)


8) KOOWHEEL

PROS:

  • Up to 25 miles an hour
  • 25 miles of battery charge
  • Light replacement batteries available with a replacement time of under a minute
  • 4300mAh battery
  • 100% money back gurantee

CONS:

  • Not ideal in wet or muddy terrain
  • Wheels are not pneumatic (i.e. not air filled)

PRICE: $650-

MORE INFORMATION: Koowheel

BUY: Amazon.com


7) MBS PRO 95 MOUNTAINBOARD – RETALIATION

MBS Pro 95 Mountainboard image

PROS:

  • The cheapest
  • Reputable brand
  • Epic graphics from Dan Wilson – I would hang it on the wall
  • Comp board – check out there video for the MBS COMP 95X down below – what these boards can do will blow your mind
  • Brake compatible
  • F4 PRO bindings

CONS:

  • Not motorised
  • Does not come with breaks

PRICE: $200-

MORE INFORMATION: MBS

BUY: Amazon.com


6) BOOSTED DUAL – 2ND GEN + XR

PROS:

  • Very compact and easy to transport
  • Remarkable breaking system
  • 2000w of power to get you up any hill
  • Very user friendly

CONS: 

  • The most expensive
  • Could not imagine this on anything but road
  • Wheels are not pneumatic (i.e. not air filled)

PRICE: $1500-

MORE INFORMATION: Boosted Boards

BUY: BoostedBoards.com


5) MOTO TEC MT-SKT-1600

PROS:

  • Large threaded wheels – the best traction
  • Top Speed 22mph
  • LED Battery monitor built into the deck
  • 1600w of power over two rear motors

CONS:

  • Cheap flimsy remote

PRICE: $630-

MORE INFORMATION: Big Toys

BUY: Amazon.com


4) AIR WHEEL M3

PROS:

  • Bidirectional
  • Anti-skid wheels
  • Built in mass damper that absorbs vibrations – fancy term for shock absorbers?

CONS:

  • Looks more road worthy but not really all terrain worthy
  • Battery looks quite loose in video
  • Speaking of video, that backing song is more suited to an Avengers movie than for a skateboard ad haha
  • Wheels are not pneumatic (i.e. not air filled)

PRICE: $550-

MORE INFORMATION: Air Wheel

BUY: Amazon.com


3) MBS COMP 95X

PROS:

  • One of the greatest skateboards, let alone all terrain skateboards on the planet – just watch the video – what this thing can do is incredible – if the first colonists on Mars are worthy and they make space suits less bulky this needs to be their transport system
  • One of the best breaking systems for mountain comp boarding
  • One of the most reputable brands on the market

CONS:

  • Currently out of stock
  • No motor
  • Fairly expensive for no electrics

PRICE: $470-

MORE INFORMATION: MBS

BUY: Amazon.com


2) MAVERIX USA BORDER X

PROS:

  • Built strong for some serious off roading
  • ABS anti-lock brakes
  • Front and rear lights for night riding
  • Up to 19mph
  • Optional non pneumatic tyres for road riding

CONS:

  • Compared to other boards in the list this only offers a 7-9 mile range
  • Could do with a motor upgrade – 800w is low in comparison to some breaching 2000w above

PRICE: $711-

MORE INFORMATION: Maverix

BUY: Maverix.com (Currently out of Stock)


1) E-GLIDE

PROS:

  • Voted Number 1 All Terrain Skateboard by nearly everyone who has ridden it
  • Among the fastest skateboards in the market (0-23mph in 5secs)
  • High quality – European electronics, best in the business
  • Powerful breaking system
  • Highly Durable

CONS:

  • Quite heavy
  • Only 15mile range on flats
  • Expensive (but you get what you pay for)

PRICE: $1200-

MORE INFORMATION: E-Glide

BUY: E-Glide.com


Do you ride off-roads? What are your thoughts on the list and on the board you ride?

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Title image Courtesy of MBS Mountain Boards.