Lately, we’ve been receiving a few questions from customers about our suite of electric skateboard models and the differences between them. We thought that if some of you posed these questions to us, there are likely more people out there with the same questions.
To better assist you in your hunt for the best electric skateboard on the web, we thought we’d spend a little time going over some of the similarities and differences between our suite of three electric skateboards: The Hellfire, The Tomahawk, and The Stinger.
Buckle up! The tour begins in 3… 2… 1…
Genesis Electric Skateboards: What they Have in Common
Our electric skateboards have more similarities than they do differences.
Motor-wise, all three of our models use a brushless DC motor. This motor is an in-wheel hub motor, i.e., the motor is built into the wheel itself. The in-wheel hub motor has several advantages over belt-driven motors. Most notably are that in-wheel hub systems can be kick-pushed, have zero drag, more efficient braking, require less maintenance, weigh less, and emit less noise.
Because all of our electric skateboards are constructed with the same motor, this results in identical output power of 250W-260W x 2. All three of our boards have a max speed of 20 mph and range per charge of 20 miles!
Other similarities include a charge time of 2.5 hours, hill grade capabilities of 15-degrees, UL certification, and Canadian maple wood deck composition.
Genesis Electric Skateboards: What are the Differences
While all of those features and capabilities are amazing, we know that you are now asking yourself, “So what’s the difference then?”
Well, to start, they are all different sizes. The dimensions for each of the three models are listed below:
- Tomahawk – 42 x 8.5 x 5.1
- Hellfire – 35.4 x 8.6 x 5.1
- Stinger – 32.1 x 7.9 x 5.1
The weights of each are also different from one another.
- Tomahawk – 17 lbs
- Hellfire – 16.5 lbs
- Stinger – 11.6 lbs
Size and weight preference will be determined by how you plan on using your board and whether or not you anticipate having to carry your board around by hand. Obviously, if you will have to carry your board with you all day after riding, you may prefer a smaller, lighter board.
The Stinger model also differs from the two longboard models in wheel size.
- Tomahawk – 3.5 x 2 in
- Hellfire – 3.5 x 2 in
- Stinger – 2.95 x 2.95 in
Choosing Between a Short Board or Longboard
The big choice that you have to make when choosing which Genesis electric skateboard is best for you is whether you want to ride a short board or a longboard. Both short boards and longboards have unique benefits and distinct purposes.
Longboards are better suited for those looking to use their electric skateboard primarily as a means of transportation. They are ideal for cruising along beach paths and city streets, or gathering some crazy speed going downhill.
In contrast, the Stinger is a short board designed in the typical “street style” that is most common among standard skateboards. The short board has both a nose and tail that curve up allowing the rider to perform tricks such as ollies, kickflips, heelflips, and 360 flips, etc.
So if you’re more of the surfer type, who only wants to carve the concrete waves and chill out along the beach, the longboard is for you!
But if you want to go big and bust some crazy tricks, then you are better off with the shortboard!