Top 3 Best Electric Skates 2018

Are you planning to buy a pair of electric skates? Yes, but which one to choose among all the existing offers? Here's a buying guide, our reviews and our top 3 of the best electric inline skates to help you make up your mind.

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How to choose your electric rollerblade?

The idea of ​​getting into the spirit of the times, by adopting a new mode of transport, has definitely appealed to you, and you now want to travel on an electric rollerblade. But what criteria should you use when you want to buy electric inline skates?

A very manoeuvrable machine

Between the electric scooter that saw the light of day 18 years ago, the gyro wheels or the famous and no less futuristic Hoverboard from the "Back to the future" saga which inspired the creation of the electric skateboard, this means of Urban travel has, although relatively recent, come a long way since the revolutionary Segway.

In 2015, we witnessed the arrival in France of the first electric rollerblades, the Rocketskates, which somewhat revolutionized the panorama of urban traffic. Their ease of use meant that they quickly won over more than one: just slip them on, tie the tightening strap tight, then almost let the magic work. Indeed, after the short time it takes to tame them and find good stability, all you have to do is lean forward to move forward or backward to slow down, brake or even stop.

How it works ?

In short, the principle turns out to be roughly the same as for a Segway, it being understood that like the famous Segway, an electric roller skates, it is quite simply an electric motor roller.

Basically, an electrically propelled roller blade must be equipped with four brushless motors (two equipping each roller) of 50W each. This technology, otherwise known as "frictionless", not only offers a longer life for your equipment, but also allows a higher peak of speed and a greater autonomy.

On this point, your electric roller skates must be equipped with a lithium ion battery. And if at their inception, electric rollerblades were endowed with a greater or lesser autonomy of 45 minutes, which corresponds to a distance of 10km, you can currently find skates whose battery capacity is around 70 minutes, or a covered distance of 13km, or even 90 minutes, equivalent to a continuous journey of 16km. This, of course, with a few variations, particularly related to the weight of the user.

Thereafter, you will necessarily have to recharge, for a full charge time of 2 hours or 2 hours 30 for some models. And off we go for a ride!

Our # 1 choice
WeSkate Kids Comfortable Roller Skates with Light Up Wheels Breathable Mesh Inline Roller Skates for Girls and Boys Size 31-42 (Pink, Blue)
  • Breathable Mesh Roller Skates - The upper of our kids' rollerskates is made of polyester fiber mesh, which greatly improves air mobility and keeps sweltering heat away.
  • Adjustable Size - There is a button on the steel bracket. When pressing on it, pull the shoe shell at both ends to increase the length of the shoe.
  • Unique Flashing Wheels - The 8 inline roller skates shine while gliding, which is popular with children and is most evident at night.
  • Ankle Protection - Barbie buckle, sturdy velcro, and shoe laces allow the upper to wrap tightly around the ankle, providing triple ankle protection.
  • Reliable Materials - The use of an all-steel support and ABEC-7 bearing simultaneously guarantees fluidity and safety during sliding.

Weight, height, shoe size… It's okay!

What max load for an electric roller skates? Whether the user weighs 100kg or more is no problem since electric inline skates can withstand weights of up to 125kg. Moreover, regardless of its size and, therefore, its shoe size, rest assured: these inline skates are equipped with adjustable toe clips (if you want to know how to define your size, consult our section dedicated to men's skating).

However, you should know that with the advent of this kind of skate, its net weight was still generally around 4.3 kg, so just under 9 kg per pair. Now, thanks to technological developments and despite all the material present, most models available on the market are, we can say, light, even ultra light, each skate weighing only 3.5kg. So, opt for lightness!

Usually delivered with a transport bag, your inline skates will not pose a particular problem to you at this level when you do not have them on your feet. And even when you have to cross stairs, you won't have to take your shoes off, their weight allowing you to climb steps.

Note that the ideal terrains that your electric rollerblades will be able to use without any problem are asphalt, cement, flat roads or even in flat meadows. On the other hand, uneven, muddy or sandy soils remain contraindicated.

Our # 1 choice
Westt Escape - Casque de Skateboard avec pare Soleil pour le Skateboard le Roller et le Trotinette Electrique pour Homme et Femme adultes (Noir Mat)
  • "☀️ SUN VISOR - Pare-soleil rétractable qui est parfait pour les jours ensoleillés. Il peut être rétracté et dissimulé à l'intérieur du casque lorsqu'il n'est pas nécessaire.
  • ⛑️ MENTONNIÈRE RÉGLABLE - La mentonnière est entièrement réglable pour un bon ajustement et comporte une boucle à déclenchement rapide qui permet de l'enfiler et de la retirer facilement.
  • 🏍️ CASQUE MULTI SPORTS - Ce casque est parfait pour de nombreux sports, notamment le skateboard, la trottinette, le BMX, le patinage, le roller, le cyclisme et bien d'autres.
  • ⚖️ POIDS LÉGER - Il ne pèse que 550 grammes, ce qui le rend très confortable à porter et facile à transporter dans votre sac lorsque vous ne l'utilisez pas.
  • 🛡️ SAFE & SECURE - Ce casque est doublé d'une mousse EPS absorbant les chocs et d'un rembourrage pour créer une conduite sûre, vous vous sentirez en confiance et protégé.

Where to ride and at what speed?

It will be understood that electric roller skating is not intended for sports use such as speed skating, slalom, aggressive skating, freeride, roller derby, figure skating (go to our page dedicated to rollerblading to find out more)… It was more designed to move without getting too tired on public roads, in other words as a new means of transport in an urban environment where crowds and traffic jams rub shoulders every day.

Despite everything, this machine can reach a top speed of 20km, even sometimes 25 km / hour. However, whether we classify them among classic rollerblades or scooters, or among electric travel vehicles, such as Segways, hoverboards, electric scooters and other single wheels, their circulation is restricted to sidewalks. a maximum speed of 6km / hour.

In any case and even if you have found in them the best way to avoid the horrors of urban transport, it is best to refer to the Highway Code as well as to the specific legislation (the provisions emanating from town hall for example) in force in the city where you live.

Smart rollerblades

Moreover, to further refine your choice, you can also take a look at the on-board technology. In this regard, it should be noted from the outset that the absence of a gyroscopic system on electric rollerblades, unlike what is done on Segways, provides their user with good front-to-back balance, as well as optimum stability on the sides, at the level of the wheels.

On the other hand, in terms of connected objects, you should have access, on your electric inline skates, to a certain number of functions. Via Bluetooth, you could in particular manage, thanks to an adjustable interface, your speed according to your level (beginner, intermediate or professional), see what distance have you already covered, as well as the state of your battery, or even, using a smartphone application, control your skates remotely.

Finally, even if it is not a question of rollerblading as one would practice a sliding sport, we will always advise you to bring protective equipment such as a helmet, knee pads, leggings ...

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