Best Mini Electric Skateboards (Budget-Friendly)

By: Billy James | March 26, 2024 | Electric Skateboards

Praise the skate gods! There are now a bunch of high-quality mini electric skateboards for a decent price.

The issue isn’t our options; it’s separating the good from the bad. So, I’ve researched and narrowed down this list to the best mini electric setups, each representing a different budget category.

Then, at the end, I’ll discuss things I wish I had known before I bought my mini setups. I highly recommend reading it if you’ve never ridden one before.

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Meepo Mini 5

meepo mini 5 electric skateboard

Length: 30″
Width: 11.1″
Weight: 16lbs
Top Speed: 28mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 11 or 20 miles

The Meepo Mini 2 is a great budget electric skateboard. It has dual hub motors and maxes out at 28 mph. The deck has some concave and a subtle kicktail. For the components you’re getting, you can’t beat the price.

Exway Ripple

exway ripple mini electric skateboard

Length: 30.7″
Width: 9.5″
Weight: 13lbs
Top Speed: 22mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 5-7 miles

The Exway Ripple is the newest budget mini electric skateboard on this list. It’s a great entry-level setup that aesthetically looks better than the Meepo (IMHO). Its dual hub motors are quiet and easy to push if your battery dies. This could be the one for you if you want something lighter than the Meepo.

Exway Wave

exway wave mini electric skateboard

Length: 30″
Width: 10.55″
Weight: 15.2lbs
Top Speed: 23mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 11 miles

The Exway Wave is solid if you want a higher-end mini setup. One of the main benefits of the Wave is you can swap out the batteries. You can choose between a hub or belt drive setup. Although for more than double the price of the Meepo Mini, it’s a tough sell.

Bustin Yoface

bustin yoface hybrid electric skateboard

Length: 32.8″
Width: 9.25″
Weight: 16.5lbs
Top Speed: 27mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 16 miles

The Bustin Yoface Hybrid electric skateboard is the most similar to a street setup. The double kicktails allow you to do tricks that the others on this list can’t. However, remember it’s still heavy af – so your trick list will be limited.

Revel Kit

revel electric skateboard kit

Price: $670-750
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Although out of the box, it’s not a “mini electric skateboard,” you can easily turn it into one. The Revel Kit is perfect if you want to build your mini electric setup but don’t want to get too techy. It’s a direct drive, and you can swap out batteries.

We built an electric surf cruiser with the Revel, and it’s a blast to ride. We’ve also had it for over two years, and it’s still going strong.

Mini Electric Skateboard Insights

Below are a few things you should know before purchasing.

Shorter wheelbase

Mini electric skateboards have a shorter wheelbase. This means you have a higher chance of getting speed wobbles. Almost all mini setups come with barrel bushings to combat speed wobbles, but the downside of this is…

Limited carving ability

With barrel bushings, your ability to carve is severely limited. This can be a good thing for speed wobble prevention. But if you’re used to riding something like a surfskate, it will feel incredibly stiff.

They’re still heavy

If you’re used to a mini cruiser skateboard, don’t expect electric setups to be anywhere close in weight. So if you expect to carry it around for an extended period of time, be prepared for a workout! This is one of the main things that stuck out to me when I bought my first electric board. Batteries are like weights.

Bottom Line

Always wear a helmet – electric skateboards are sketchy! I know many people that got severely injured from these things. Take the necessary safety precautions and get out there.

They’re incredibly fun to ride and offer a soulful experience!

Billy James

I've been skating for over 20 years and it's had an incredibly positive impact on my mental health. My mission is to show the world the power of cruising and carving.

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