Altered Fantom Electric Skateboard Review

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About The Altered Fantom Electric Skateboard

Looking for an electric skateboard that is designed for kids? Introducing the Fantom electric skateboard. Most of the electric skateboards that are featured on this website are made for adults due to their high speed and size. Since this electric skateboard was designed with kids in mind, it is sturdy, safe and a ton of fun. Read the full Altered Fantom electric skateboard review bellow.

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Performance

  • Max Speed:  The manufacturers of this electric skateboard claim that the Fantom has a max speed of 10 mph, but some owners of the board claim to go as fast as 14mph. The board’s various levels of speed are controlled by a slow, medium and fast switch on the wireless controller. Having complete control over the speed levels is a nice feature that is usually found with premium electric skateboards.

 

  • Range: Most electric skateboards come with a set range,  but since this board isn’t a true form of transportation it only has a riding time of about 30 minutes depending on the terrain. While this may not seem like a lot of time, for the low price of  about $160 it makes sense.

 

  • Power:The Altered Fantom is built with a 100 watt belt drive electric motor and a 12-volt, 7amp rechargeable battery system.  Owners of the Fantom report that the battery fully charges in bout 40 minutes.  The Fantom has a decent amount of power for being such a small board. The power to the board will cut out when pushing the weight limit. If the power to the board ever cuts out just give the motor a few minutes to cool off and you’ll be running again.
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Specs

  • Weight: 20 pounds.  20 pounds is quite heavy for being such a small board. When you are riding this board you must pay close attention to how long you’ve been riding so that you don’t end up having to carry the board home.
  • Deck Length: 23 inches. This is perfect board length for children.
  • Trucks & Wheels: Patented Exkate T2 Torsion trucks, 80mm x 50mm poured polyurethane wheels, and quiet belt drive system for a smooth, quiet ride.
  • The Deck: The deck is made from  durable 7-ply maple and has a concaved shape with a kicktail for extra control.
7 Total Score
Altered Fantom Review Summary

The Altered Fantom is one of the only electric skateboards on the market that is specifically designed for children. This is the perfect gift for a child that does not have a lot of skateboard riding experience since both feet will always be firmly planted on the board. The Altered Fantom has a durable feel that your kids will be enjoying for years to come.

PROS
  • Durable and built to last
  • Fast Charging
  • High quality grip tape
  • Easy to use
  • Child Friendly
CONS
  • Heavy
  • No Reverse 
  • Not a great board for adults.