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Skque X1L10 Review

This board is closer to being a master of none than a jack of all trades
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Skque X1L10 Review (The Skque X1L10.)
The Skque X1L10.
Credit: Skque
Price:  $450 List
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Manufacturer:   Skque
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  May 3, 2017
  • Fun Factor - 50% 5.0
  • Outdoor Capabilities - 20% 7.0
  • Support - 20% 4.0
  • Battery - 10% 7.0

Our Verdict

As of Summer 2018, the Skque X1L10 is Discontinued
Great at off-road terrain
Rough roads
Not super stable
Small footpads
The Skque X1L10 is definitely is unique among the group. This model has the largest tires of the standard style hoverboards, on par with the Segway miniPro. Unfortunately, this model fell a little short, earning a mediocre score and failing to impress.

Our Analysis and Test Results

We felt that the X1L10 had enormous potential before testing it, combining the maneuverability and steering of the smaller boards with the stability and off-road capability of our Top Pick for Commuting, the miniPro. This notion rapidly vanished when we started testing, with the Skque being plagued by a handful of issues and an overall unremarkable performance.

skque x1l10 - we were a little disappointed in the performance of the skque.
We were a little disappointed in the performance of the Skque.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Performance Comparison

We ranked these products with scores ranging from 0-100, based on each board's performance in our testing process. Our test was divided up into four weighted metrics — Fun Factor, Support, Outdoor Capabilities, and Battery — with the X1L10's performance in each metric being detailed in the following sections.

skque x1l10 - contrary to what this photo may show, the skque only ranked about...
Contrary to what this photo may show, the Skque only ranked about average in terms of Fun Factor.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Fun Factor

Fun Factor made up the bulk of the total score, comprising half. We rated this by having a panel of experienced riders take each board out and rank them, as well as by comparing the top speed, easily available accessories, its weight, the available selection of colors, and if there were any Bluetooth connectivity options. The Skque delivered an average performance, meriting a 5 out of 10.

The Skque does have a built-in Bluetooth speaker, but its larger wheels make it incompatible with most third-party accessories. The X1L10 is available in white, blue, black, and red to match your taste. This board is a little on the heavy side, measuring in at 25.7 lbs.

This model felt alright to ride around but the taller wheels made is feel slightly less stable than the rest of the pack.

skque x1l10 - while the high clearance did allow you to clear obstacles, it...
While the high clearance did allow you to clear obstacles, it sacrifices some stability.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The footpads were also on the small side, making it relatively easy to accidentally lift your foot and disengage the drive. The larger, pneumatic wheels did make for a very smooth ride. All in all, the Skque was decently fun to ride, though somewhat uninteresting.

skque x1l10 - the x1l10 does very well off the pavement.
The X1L10 does very well off the pavement.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Outdoor Capabilities

The Skque did quite well in our Outdoor Capabilities metric, tying with a handful of other models for the runner-up position with its score of 7 out of 10. This metric decently boosted the X1L10's overall score, as this metric made up 20% of the final score. We ranked each board's ability at covering grassy patches of off-road terrain, packed dirt or sand, traversing a cracked and bumpy section of pavement, rolling over a standard threshold in a doorway, as well as climbing and descending the steepest hill around.

skque x1l10 - the skque cruises off of the beaten path.
The Skque cruises off of the beaten path.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The extremely large wheels on the Skque allowed it to traverse grass, sand, and dirt sections with ease, though it did struggle a little bit with the areas with longer grass and the lack of substantial tread would cause the wheels to lose traction when heading up a hill off-road. The X1L10 felt substantially less stable when heading up and down a steep hill, with the higher foot platform raising your center of gravity high enough that it was easy to lose your balance and fall.

skque x1l10 - we very cautiously tested this board up and down the hill, feeling...
We very cautiously tested this board up and down the hill, feeling this board was lacking in the stability department.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

However, the large wheels do allow the Skque to drive over bumpy and cracked roads with ease, hardly noticing that the pavement was less than ideal. It also clears small lips and thresholds without any hesitation.

skque x1l10 - it takes quite a crack to stop the skque with its large wheels.
It takes quite a crack to stop the Skque with its large wheels.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman


The Support metric makes up 20% of the final score — an unusually high amount, but very much necessary in the case of these products. We found that a large portion of these products either broke or were damaged in testing, making it a necessity to be able to contact the manufacturer. The Skque didn't do particularly well in this metric, earning a 4 out of 10. This was based on the level of support we received, the warranty available, how well the board withstood our testing process, and if there was a phone number available to contact the support staff.

The Skque only sustained a small amount of cosmetic damage — minor scrapes and scratches — in our test, about average with the other models in the test.

There is no phone number available and we found the overall support experience to be subpar. They responded quickly to our questions but weren't the most helpful, seemingly preferring us to return the board to the seller over helping us fix a simple issue. The board does come with a 1-year limited warranty, with the full terms on the website or in the manual.

skque x1l10 - the skque has a great battery life and reasonable range.
The Skque has a great battery life and reasonable range.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman


The final metric of our test — Battery — accounted for the last 10% of the score. We compared the range of each board on flat ground, how long it ran for while doing laps on our obstacle course, and how long it took to charge the battery once depleted. The Skque delivered a reasonable performance, earning a 7 out of 10.

This board had a slightly above average range, lasting for about 7.2 miles on flat ground with our adult male tester before stopping. Other models gave you much better range.

The Skque lasted for a decent amount of time, holding on for an hour and forty minutes before kicking the bucket. It also earned a few points for charging relatively quickly, finishing up in two and a half hours.


The Skque is not the best value, costing the same as our top model and performing like a mediocre one.


The large pneumatic wheels of the Skque make it a great choice for rough, flat roads and some minor off-roading, but it gets a little quirky when heading up or down hills.

David Wise and Austin Palmer