There’s been an explosion of electric longboards in recent years. On the one hand there are the luxury boards that will cost just short of $1000. And then you have the knockoff boards, offering you a deck for a cheap price. Many of these boards fall apart within months, and some may also be unsafe.
Enter the Blitzart Huracane. The Blitzart tries to find a niche as an affordable board with great style and good performance. For the most part, it succeeds in its mission. You won’t get the same performance as you would with some of the top of the line boards. But you won’t be that far off.
This is a great deck for anyone who needs a high quality entrance level board with classic West coast style. It won’t beat the competition when it comes to speed. But with the Blitzart, you’re going to want to cruise and take your time.
- Designed as an all around longboard for cruising
- Maximum speed of 17 MPH, as well as a battery life of around 6-8 miles.
- Deck is 38” and made of layers of maple and bamboo
- 3.5” wheels
- Weighs 13 pounds
- 36V and 4.4Ah lithium battery that recharges in around 2.5 hours
- Controlled with a cordless remote
- Hold option that locks the wheels when you’re boarding
- Hub motor with regenerative braking
The Blitzart doesn’t stand out with any one feature. Rather, it’s the combination of different elements that make it a great board. You get a little bit of everything with this board, from speed and comfort to excellent style. Plus, it’s one of the most affordable options when it comes to electric longboards.
Here’s how the Blitzart performs in some key areas.
Deck Build Quality
The deck is built from 6 ply maple wood in between layers of bamboo. This gives it a nice flexibility, so the board won’t feel stiff under your feet.
The materials have a durable and solid feel to them. The board is designed to last, and the deck can take a beating without any noticeable dings.
The grip tape on the deck is fairly standard. But it does keep your feet from slipping, even in wet conditions. It’s pretty durable too, and doesn’t show much wear from routine use.
The grip tape is fairly rough, so the board isn’t always comfortable to carry. It’s no worse than other longboards, but it can scratch up your skin.
The Blitzart has a hub motor that sits on top of the wheels. The motor is discrete and lightweight. Since it’s a hub motor, you can also kick the board, making it a great option for anyone who wants a deck that they can also use without running the motor.
The motor isn’t the most powerful. But it has enough pick up to get you going and keep you at a decently fast cruising speed. It’s also very quiet, emitting a low hum whenever it’s operating.
The Blitzart has a top speed of around 17 mph, depending on your weight. This puts it about middle of the pack when it comes to speed.
If you want a longboard to get from place to place as fast as possible, this probably isn’t your best option. But if you are interested in cruising, with an occasional speed boost, the Blitzart is a great board.
The board also accelerates quickly, so the motor has plenty of power despite its small size.
You’ll get around 6-8 miles per charge, depending on your weight and riding speed. This range is a bit shorter than what you’ll find on other longboards.
However, the benefit of the shorter range is that the battery is much lighter, making the board much easier to carry. The battery also recharges quite quickly, reaching full charge in around 2.5 hours.
The board is controlled with a wireless remote that you hold in your hand. The remote has a slim and light profile, so it doesn’t feel bulky in your hand. It’s simple to use, with buttons for acceleration and deceleration.
There are also two preset modes, one for beginners and one for advanced riders. These modes control the board’s speed, and keep you from going too fast if you’re an inexperienced rider. The modes are fairly simple, and advanced riders probably won’t bother. But they’re a nice touch if you want an easy way to control speed.
The remote also has a hold button that keeps the wheels in place when you’re getting on the board. This is a great feature for beginners, and it works well, keeping the board in place as you step on.
The Blitzart allows you to choose from 4 different colors for the wheels. This is fairly basic, but it’s a nice touch. The wheels that come with the board are 3.5”. They are fairly standard, but hold up well on all surfaces and give you a smooth ride.
The Blitzart also only weighs 13 pounds. This is a bit lighter than many other 38” decks, so the board is a better option for those that need a deck that is easy to carry around.
The Blitzart blends a lot of the features of other longboards into one affordable package. It has a decent maximum speed that lets you cruise quickly. The battery life is a little disappointing compared to some other boards. However, it makes up for it with a quick recharge time.
The board really stands out for its comfort and durability. The deck feels great under your feet, with enough flexibility to absorb bumps on rough surfaces. However, it’s still sturdy enough that to give you a solid platform as you ride.
If you want a great entry level board, the Blitzart is an excellent option.
How Does It Compare?
There are quite a few options out there when it comes to electric longboards. Let’s see how the Blitzart compares to a few of the competitors.
We’ll see how the Blitzart stacks up to these 4 boards:
- Meepo Electric Skateboard & Longboard
- Vokul V1 Electric Skateboard Cruiser
- Alouette Phoenix Ryders Electric Longboard
- AC Electric Skateboard 350W Motor Longboard
BLITZART Huracane vs Meepo Board V2
The Meepo is a better option if you’re looking for a top of the line board built for speed and long range. It has a max speed of 29 MPH versus 17 MPH for the Blitzart. It also has a slightly longer maximum range. But if you just want a board to cruise around, the Blitzart is a much more affordable option. Read our review
BLITZART Huracane vs Vokul V1
The Vokul is an excellent option if you’re looking for a shorter board that is easier to carry around with you. It also has a slightly longer battery life, at 10 hours. However, it’s a bit slower than the Blitzart, with a maximum speed of 13 MPH. If you need a board for shorter rides, it’s a great option. But if you want something for long cruises, you the Blitzart is a better choice. Read our review.
BLITZART Huracane vs Alouette Phoenix Ryders
The Alouette is the most similar of all the other boards to the Blitzart. It has a maximum speed speed of 16 MPH, with a range of 9.3 miles. However, it’s a bit more expensive than the Blitzart, with few added features except for a slightly longer range.
BLITZART Huracane vs AC Electric Skateboard
The AC, like the Alouette, has a similar feel to the Blitzart. However, it’s more expensive without any features that really make it stand out. It’s an excellent board, but you won’t find much added value over the Blitzart.
The Blitzart stacks up well to other longboards. It has similar specs to what you’ll find on boards that cost a bit more, making it one of the best values you’ll find. The main downside is that you’ll have to sacrifice on range, as the board can only go 6-8 miles per charge. Read our review
Blitzart Huracane Pros & Cons
ProsWhat we love
- Classic longboard style
- Lightweight build
- Easy to use remote
- Reverse capability
- Affordable price
ConsWhat we don’t love
- Underwhelming range
- Middle of the pack top speed
The Blitzart isn’t the fastest longboard out there, nor does it have the longest range. What sets it apart is its combination of great design and smooth riding, as well as its affordable price.
With a maximum speed of 17 MPH, you’ll be able to quickly move from point to point. The wide, flexible deck makes for comfortable rides. And the remote control is small and easy to use, allowing for smooth acceleration.
If you need a reliable electric longboard with great style and an affordable price, the Blitzart is one of the best options out there.