The RazorX DLX electric skateboard is a step up from the Ripstick Cruiser electric skateboard. It has a more powerful motor, a longer range, and a faster top speed. However, for a serious commuter – as opposed to an electric skateboard for kids – this might not be the best choice. That being said, if you are new to skateboarding and want to get an electric board for your commute, this is an entry-level priced way to give it a try without investing too much. Plus, you have the added benefits of a brand that’s been around for a while so you know you can expect quality, safety, and service just like Razor is known for.
Razor insists the DLX electric skateboard battery pack will last for up to 40 minutes of continuous riding, which should give a range of about 12 kms.
There are lots of satisfied owners, with even some people who have a top-of-the-line Boosted Board buying a Razor DLX as a play-around electric skateboard toy.
There are also some complaints about reliability, with the DLX board not taking a charge after only a few weeks of use. Sometimes the battery becomes a little loose in the plastic case under the deck, so you can wedge some cardboard into the case against the battery pack to hold it tight against the contact points. This only seemed to happen to some people, and with Razor’s 90 day warranty and company history, it’s not a deal breaker.
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Razor X DLX Advantages
What we really like about the Razor X DLX skateboard is that it comes from a company with a history – in fact the skateboard itself (and not just the company) has been around for a while too. If you’re looking for an electric skateboard under $300, this is really your only choice that isn’t from a no-name company.
The advantage of that is that Razor will still be around in 6 months, a year, or longer when you encounter problems with your RazorX DLX electric skateboard. If you buy a no-name electric board from a no-name company, you might not have anyone to complain to if your board stops working.
RazorX DLX Electric Skateboard Reviews
An advantage of looking at an electric skateboard like the DLX that has been for sale for a while is that there are lots of reviews available from buyers in Canada.
Watch out for…
It seems that the RazorX DLX electric skateboard is plagued by the same problems that the RazorX Cruiser model has – and that’s the batteries. If one cell of the battery pack stop working, then the skateboard won’t charge – or function – anymore.
Luckily, Razor honors their 90 day warranty. It’s also a good idea to check out the return policy of the store you buy it from; it may be quicker to return to the store than ship it off to Razor for a replacement.
Another common complaint is that the maple deck layers will separate if the skateboard gets wet. This indicates to us that its more of a toy than a commuter skateboard – avoid deep water, and minimize riding in the rain and you should be okay.
Video reviews of the DLX Electric Skateboard
Here is a video of the Razor X DLX from Raxor, showing the electric skateboard in action.
For some real life clips, check out this Razor X DLX comparison video showing the RazorX Cruiser and DLX longboard.
Is the RazorX DLX a toy or mode of transportation?
Of course an electric board could be both a toy and a mode of transportation, but we don’t think the RazorX DLX electric skateboard should be used as daily transportation. You are welcome to, but you are more likely to get stranded or have issues with the DLX than you will with a more expensive board.
It’s all a trade-off. If you spend $2000 on a Boosted or other top-of-the-line board, you would expect more quality control and high-end electronics and battery components. That of course leads to less troubles when using your board.
In addition, the more expensive boards are labelled as waterproof, and while the RazorX DLX can handle some splashing, you do so at your own risk.
If you can’t afford it, or if you aren’t sure if riding an electric skateboard is really for you, the DLX is a great board, it just doesn’t have the performance or reliability of boards that cost 5 times as much.
Plus, with it’s lower top speed, it’s a lower cost option that is great for children and newer riders!
RazorX DLX Specifications
- top speed of 12 mph (19 km/h)
- maximum weight capacity of 220lbs
- deck is 34.25” (870 mm) long, has a twin-tip design, and is made with 7-ply maple
- Wheels are 83 mm 80a PU cruiser
- Custom trucks with reverse kingpin trucks for increased turning and stability
- Kick-to-start, 150-watt motor powering the rear wheels
- 22V lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack with LED battery indicator display and up to 40 minutes of riding per charge
- Includes a wireless (2.4 GHz) digital, hand-held remote with wrist strap (replaceable), battery charger
The RazorX DLX Electric Skateboard comes with a 90 day warranty from Razor – and that should be plenty of time to discover if there were any build troubles or battery failures with the board. For more information about Razor’s warranty, visit their company website