College is difficult enough as it is…
Classes, exams, hangovers, and lack of money are just a few of the challenges students face.
And don’t get me started with the commute across campus.
Some colleges like Penn State University house over 46,000 students and is located on 13 square miles (8,500 acres) of land.
Walking to class can take 30 minutes (depending on the campus) or more if you decide to walk!
Yes, options like cars and buses exist… but who wouldn’t want to ride an electric skateboard around college.
Electric skateboards have an advantage over vehicles like:
Everyone has probably seen an electric skateboard on campus or on the street sometime in their life.
The first reaction is that it causes ‘head to turn.’ Believe me, I’ve had my fair share of confused and puzzled looks just from riding my e-board on my street.
It almost looks like your gliding on a magic carpet!
With that being said, let’s take a deeper dive and find out what are the best boards you should take with you to college!
No one likes being late to class…
But no one likes leaving 25 minutes early to make that long walk across campus.
But if you bring your electric skateboard, you’ll take a fraction of that time.
A 10 minute walk will take about 2-3 minutes on an electric skateboard.
Don’t you know walking is now out of fashion…
In a day and age where speed and time means everything, electric skateboards will help improve both aspects for your 4 years at college!
Let’s face it…
College students aren’t the richest of people.
From personal experience, I know being in college makes you broke.
All your money is spent on alcohol, textbooks, and pizza.
So when looking for an electric skateboard, dropping $1,000 isn’t really much of an option.
We have to consider price without sacrificing too much quality and performance.
But electric skateboards aren’t the cheapest of things to buy in the first place.
At minimum, the cheapest boards are around $250, and they aren’t of the best quality.
If you want a good board for getting you through college, you should look to spend around $500.
So what kind of options does this leave us with?
Maxfind brand boards are a very solid option here.
Maxfind electric skateboard have both electric longboards and skateboards under $500 that offer some of the best performance around.
It’s also worthy to note that carrying a 40 inch board that weighs 25 pounds isn’t the best option for college kids either.
You don’t want to be lugging around such a massive object into class or up the 4th floor of your dorm.
Smaller, lighter, and more compact boards are a much more reasonable and simple option.
Anything over 20 pounds and 33 inches in length is just too much.
No more butting around! Let’s get down to business and decide which are the best boards you can take to college!
I’ve reviewed this board multiple times before and I absolutely love it.
I would ride this to and from my college campus from the train station almost every day for a year. It cut my commute time from 15 minutes to 5 minutes.
First off, this board is smaller and more lightweight than your normal e-board.
It weighs only 14 lbs and offers a 31 inch deck, allowing it to fit into any locker.
The best part is, the price starts at $469… Super cheap.
With a top speed of 24 mph, a standard range of 15 miles, and a 20% hill climbing rate, this board is straight up a beast and will make cruising around your college campus a breeze.
It also offers three different speed modes to allow you better control over the board.
The Max2 Pro comes in two different options based on the battery you choose:
Max2 Pro (Single) – total price: $469
Max2 Pro (Dual) – total price: $569
From my experience, If you want faster speed and stronger climbing ability, it is strongly recommended that you use the dual-drive version。
The Maxfind is so good that it even outperforms other top brands like Inboard, Boosted, and OneWheel; all for a fraction of the price, making it the perfect electric skateboard for any college student.
Maybe college isn’t so difficult after all…
Especially when you’re riding an electric skateboard all day!
Even though I took some time to research and make a list of the best boards for college, I highly recommend you shop around and do the same.
Find a board that won’t set you back too much, but will still happily drive you around campus so you get to class on time!
Living in the 21st century, commuting is miserable enough as it is…
Traffic jams, crowded subways and trains, smelly buses, no leg room on planes.
Let’s be honest, everyone is still waiting for teleportation and supersonic jet liners.
But until then, we’re going to continue wasting time, energy, and money to get places we need to go.
Now I know that was a negative way to start off an article, but let’s face it…
How much time do you spend commuting?
According to CNBC, Americans are breaking increasing their times spent commuting every year.
As of 2018, the average American spends about 50+ minutes commuting a day or just about 4 and half hours commuting per week.
That’s nine full days a year.
Imagine if you could buy that time back?
What would do with nine full extra days every year?
But depending on your job, schedule, and proximity to your destination, there are ways to beat the commute.
In fact, one New Yorker was so tired of sitting in traffic all morning he decided to commute across the Hudson River in a kayak to his job!