OMWEV release OMW Calvary – Better than Evolve Renegade!?

By now, you should have heard about the Evolve Renegade, the $2,499 mountain-style board with Trampa deck and suspension trucks. 

But hold your wallet if you are in the market for a carbon fiber board with a Trampa-style deck because there is a new board by a new brand that offers something similar for a lot less.

This new brand is aptly named On My Way EV, and it’s on its way with its debut board Cavalry.

Unboxing of the OMW Calvary

OMW Calvary is another premium heavy-duty All-Terrain Board

OMW Calvary is pretty similar to the Evolve Renegade, a premium board designed to have a ton of power and a lot of battery and to handle rough terrains.

Similarly, it uses a flexible Trampa-style deck.

Similarly, it is rocking 12s4p Samsung 50S battery ( 864WH – 20AH)

Unlike Evolve Renegade, however, the Calvary is using DKP Trucks, meaning it wasn’t a hardcore off-road board but instead was designed to be as easy to turn as possible.

DKP of the OMW Calvary

While we are still working to put the Calvary through the paces, it looks very very promising and is an alternative worth considering before pulling the trigger on the pricey $2,499 Evolve.

Plus, OMWEV is a new brand that is eager to prove itself, while Evolve (with all its good and bad) put a premium tax on its board. While both boards have comparable specs, the Calvary is almost $1000 cheaper at $1,599 (launch price).

If you are interested in buying the OMW Calvary be sure to check out our affiliate discount link here and use code: “ESKATEHQ” to receive $30 off during checkout.
It will help you get a small monetary discount and help us out too. On top of that, you’ll be tagged as an Electric Skateboard HQ customer and probably be treated better. Cheers!

Comparison Specification of OMW Cavalry vs Evolve Renegade

FeatureOMW CavalryEvolve Renegade
Deck MaterialsCarbon Fiber and FiberglassCarbon fibre
Deck Length115cm (45.28 inches)95cm (37.4 inches)
Trucks9.5″ Forged DKPEvolve Rengade trucks – Forged/CNC. 310cm
(12.2 inch) width, 8mm axles
Wheels7-inch or 6-inch or 97mm wheelsEvolve 175mm (7 inch) pneumatic tyres with all-terrain hubs
Motor6374 * 2, 165kvDual 3000w rated 6368 custom brushless sensored motors
ESCHobbywing 9028 with APP & Smart ON/OFFEvolve Custom 50V Dual-Motor Driver with FOC motor commutation and Bluetooth Connection
Battery21700 Samsung 50S
12S4P 20Ah 864Wh
21700 Samsung 50S
12S4P 20Ah 864Wh
Recharge Time5 hrs with 4.5A charger3.5 hrs – 4 hrs
RemoteHobbywing OLED remoteEvolve Phaze remote with CNC aluminium-reinforced body
Weight17.5kg (38.5lbs)15.7 kg (34.6 lbs)
Range55km/34miles with 7” Pneumatic Tires
(Stock Tire)

52km/32miles with 6” Pneumatic Tires

85km/52miles with PU Wheels
Up to 50km (31 miles)
Top Speed60km/h (37mph)42km/h (26 mph)

Update: Wowgo extended its standard warranty to 9 months.

October 7, 2023 – In a recent update from Wowgo, the company has announced changes to its warranty policy. Initially offering a 6-month standard warranty for all its electric skateboards, Wowgo has now extended this period to 9 months. Additionally, customers have the option to further extend this warranty to 12 months with an extra fee of 20 USD.

This is pretty good news for us eskaters. We hope more brands will soon follow Wowgo’s lead and provide longer warranty coverage. For context, a 6-month warranty is the prevailing standard amongst electric skateboard brands right now.

Top picks:

If you are thinking about getting a Wowgo board, we’d recommend the belt-driven Wowgo 3E ($479) which we consider as the best affordable electric skateboard priced under $500.

If you are interested in buying the Wowgo be sure to check out our affiliate discount link here and use code: “ESKATEHQ” to receive $5 off during checkout.
It will help you get a small monetary discount and help us out too. On top of that, you’ll be tagged as an Electric Skateboard HQ customer and probably be treated better. Cheers!

Wowgo release the Wowgo Mini 2s- $699

8 August 2023 – Today, Wowgo has officially unveiled a new electric shortboard, the Wowgo Mini 2s. At first glance, the Wowgo Mini 2s appears to be an updated and improved version of the 2022 Wowgo Mini 2. However, given that Wowgo is still selling the Wowgo Mini 2 at $469, there must be significant improvements that justify the Wowgo Mini 2s’s higher price point, right?

Click here to read our review of the 2022 Wowgo Mini 2

Wowgo Mini 2s – Specifications

  • Deck Material: Canadian maple, U-shaped concave with kick tail
  • Dimensions: 75cm x 28.1cm x 15.5cm
  • Wheel Size:
    • 90 mm ($699)
    • 105mm Cloudwheels ( $799)
  • Battery: Powered by a Samsung 30Q, 12S2P 260Wh
  • Charging Time: 3 Hours
  • Motors: 2 x 700W Belt-motors (2.7 drive ratio)
  • Top speeds: 28mph (45kph)
  • Range: 18.6 miles (30km)
  • Weight: 7.7kg (17lbs)

Motor – Going Belt-drive

The most significant upgrade from the Mini 2 to the Mini 2s is undoubtedly the belt-drive. The Wowgo Mini 2 uses two 680W hub motors, whereas the Mini 2s features two 700W belt motors. These are the same size as those in the Wowgo Pioneer X4!

Wowgo 2s mini belt motors

Click here to read our review of the Wowgo Pioneer X4.

Opting for a belt drive positions the Wowgo Mini 2s among the most powerful electric shortboards on the market. The thrill of pushing the throttle and rocketing off the starting line is always exciting, and we sure do look forward to testing that out.

Using the kick tail of Wowgo 2s mini

With the more powerful motor, the Wowgo Mini 2s has joined the ranks of “shortboards with ridiculous top speeds”. 28mph (45kph) is faster than most riders needs, but there are plenty of daredevils who love the adrenaline rush (not us).

Power is fun, but the main advantage of the belt drive is the improved ride feel. The original Wowgo Mini 2 was already top-tier in power. Large hub motors are effective, but they tend to transfer road vibrations too ‘efficiently’.

For those unfamiliar: Belt motors enable the board to sport four actual PU wheels (or Cloudwheels) rather than two stiff hub motors with a thin PU sleeve. As a result, belt-driven electric skateboards provide a smoother ride with fewer road vibrations.

Battery – 12s2p with Samsung 30Q cells

While 12s2p at 260wh is standard for boards in this price range, it’s slightly larger than the 187wh pack in the Mini 2. Also, Samsung 30Q cells are great cells for electric skateboards.

Wowgo 2s mini enclosure

The advertised range is 18.6 miles (30km), that’s an alright range, and as always, we’ll verify this in our full review.

Electronic Speed Control – 12s Hobbywing ESC with Tuya apps

Unsurprisingly, the Wowgo Mini 2s uses a 12s Hobbywing ESC.

For those who are new here: Hobbywing ESC provides smooth and intuitive speed control. Braking and acceleration are straightforward and easy to adapt to. Hobbywing ESC also features a smart turn-on function, meaning the board turns on automatically when the remote is activated.

A recent update for the 12s Hobbywing ESC includes support for a smartphone app. Users can download the Tuya app and adjust the speed profile or choose from the four default speed modes.

Deck and Trucks – Similar to the Wowgo Mini 2

Deck close up of Wowgo 2s mini

The Wowgo Mini 2s uses the same deck and trucks as the Wowgo Mini 2. We already know they ride well:

The deck has a U-shaped concave for responsive control. The kicktail is easy to use, and we like that it came with a tail guard installed.

The trucks are Wowgo’s 45-degree trucks with double barrel bushings. They strike a balance between turning ease and stability.

Front trucks of Wowgo 2s mini

Tl;dr – Wowgo Mini 2s First Impressions

The $699 Wowgo Mini 2s is an upgraded version of the $469 Wowgo Mini 2.

The new Mini 2s is an electric shortboard with powerful 700W dual belt motors and a 12s2p 260wh battery featuring Samsung 30Q cells. Given the refined ride of the Wowgo Mini 2 (non-S), the motor upgrade means the new Wowgo Mini 2s offers even more power and torque. Plus, leaving behind stiff hubs for a belt drive means a much smoother ride.

If you are interested in buying the Wowgo, be sure to check out our affiliate discount link here and use code: “ESKATEHQ” to receive $15 off during checkout.
It will help you get a small monetary discount and help us out too. On top of that, you’ll be tagged as an Electric Skateboard HQ customer and probably be treated better. Cheers!

Wowgo released Wowgo 3E

1 July 2023 – Today, Wowgo launched the Wowgo 3E, a $499 belt-driven electric longboard. It’s rare to see a belt-driven electric longboard launched at a price below $500. All the talks about inflation, yet quality electric skateboards just keep getting cheaper! Good for us!

The Wowgo 3E is the direct successor to the super-popular Wowgo 3X. It sticks to the same winning formula – a flexible deck, smooth Hobbywing ESC, and a dual belt-drive. I’m guessing the “E” in 3E stands for “Economic”, seeing as the Wowgo 3X was launched at around $749 (before receiving a price cut every year after launch). The Wowgo 3E is also a budget-friendly alternative to the mid-range Wowgo Pioneer X4, currently priced at $699.

Specification for the Wowgo 3E:

  • Model: WowGo 3E
  • Price: $499 (90mm), $579 (105mm wheels), $599(2 in 1)
  • Top Speed: 28mph (45kph)
  • Range: 13miles (21km)
  • Battery: 12S2P 43.2V 5.0AH 216WH Li-ion
  • ESC: 12S Hobbywing ESC
  • Motor Power: 2*650W Belt motors (5055)
  • Deck: Canadian maple + bamboo + fiberglass
  • Remote: OLED remote
  • Trucks: WowGo Truck
  • Charging Time: 2.5h
  • Net Weight: 16.5lbs (7.5kg)
  • Size: 97cm x 22.5cm x 13.5cm
  • Wheels: 90mm / 105mm ($579)
  • Bushings: 90A

These are strong specifications for a sub-$500 entry-level electric skateboard featuring a 12s2p 216wh battery and 28mph top speed. (Typically, one might expect 10s2p, 26mph & hub motors for entry-level electric skateboards).

Flexible Deck & Return of the Handle Cut Out

The Wowgo 3E uses Canadian maple + bamboo + fiberglass with a nice concave. A flexible deck will maximize carving smoothness and make rough roads much more tolerable.

The Wowgo 3E also opted to include the handle cutout on the board. This is always a question of look vs utility. We always find having a handle cut out super useful when carrying the board, but it does make the board looks cheap. If you’re a practical person, you’ll love it. The board is very light at 16.5 lbs (7.5kg), and with the handle cutout, it’s really easy to carry the Wowgo 3E when you need to.

12s Hobbywing – Perfect Speed Control

For those who don’t know, the 12s Hobbywing ESC is basically the gold standard for speed control in the electric skateboard world. It delivers great power in acceleration and braking while keeping perfect smoothness. It’s intuitive to control and loved by beginners and veterans alike. It also comes with a smart power-on feature, meaning the board powers up by itself when you switch on the remote.

Battery – Power, Probably Not Range

The 12s system is the new industry standard right now, and the Wowgo 3E keeps up with it. The 12s2p 5AH battery at 216WH is nothing special but is reasonable for a $499 board. The advertised range of 13mi (21km) is likely to be on the conservative side, it should be able to hit that considering the battery size.

Motors – 650W Dual-Belt Motors (5055)

The big selling point for the Wowgo 3E is certainly the belt motors. They’re not super-duper-powerful or anything, but just the fact that it’s using a belt system instead of running on hub motors is the key here.

Wowgo 3E motors

For those new to the scene, belt-driven electric skateboards are usually more expensive and hence typically pricier. Most of the belt-driven electric skateboards that are priced below $500 are either older models being phased out or they’re poorly made or underpowered boards by lesser-known brands.

Belt-driven boards are a favorite for many since they usually have more torque than their hub counterparts, and they offer a smoother ride compared to hub motors. (The PU sleeves on the hub motors are thin, and the hub motors are stiff; both of these add to more road vibration and a rougher ride.)

Trucks – Wowgo’s Proprietary Trucks

We’d be shocked if the $499 Wowgo 3E used branded Paris trucks like the Wowgo 3X did, but it didn’t. The Wowgo 3E uses Wowgo’s own trucks. Luckily, we know these trucks well, as we’ve tried them on several Wowgos before. They’re pretty good trucks, stable, and easy to turn.

Wowgo 3E trucks

Wheels – 90mm and 105mm

The base version of the Wowgo 3E comes with 90mm wheels, but there’s a 105mm wheels option selling for $579. These 105mm wheels aren’t Cloudwheels, they’re PU wheels.

Wowgo 3E 105mm wheels

This is the first time we’re getting our hands on these, and we’ll be testing how well they perform in our full review. Considering a flexible deck and dual belt-drive are the best setups to handle road vibration, going for the 105mm option would make the Wowgo 3E one of the best street setups for minimizing road vibrations.

Summary of the Wowgo 3E

Just looking at it, the Wowgo 3E seems like the perfect board for anyone on a budget.

Wowgo 3E back of the deck

It’s the most affordable belt-driven electric longboard you can find on the market right now, and it’s well put together by a reputable brand. If you’re after a belt-driven board for that silky smooth ride and don’t need a board with extra range, the Wowgo 3E is looking like the best electric skateboard you can snag for under $500.

If you are interested in buying the Wowgo be sure to check out our affiliate discount link here and use code: “ESKATEHQ” to receive $5 off during checkout.
It will help you get a small monetary discount and help us out too. On top of that, you’ll be tagged as an Electric Skateboard HQ customer and probably be treated better. Cheers!

Introducing Shaboardz – A New Electric Skateboard Store in Vancouver

Shaboardz is thrilled to announce the inauguration of its new storefront in collaboration with Electric Feel, located in North Vancouver, Canada. Customers will now have access to the complete range of Shaboardz products at this location, in addition to the convenience of getting their electric skateboards repaired. Electric Feel will extend repair services not only to Shaboardz customers but also to those who have purchased other brands.

Electric Feel represents the first store in the Vancouver area that concentrates primarily on esk8 sales and service. They are enthusiastic about catering the needs of customers in this niche market that no other company in Vancouver or Canada has acknowledged as requiring assistance.

Outside of sales and service, Electric Feel will offer demos on the complete Shaboardz line-up of electric skateboards. People in the Vancouver area can try before they buy and learn if an electric skateboard is right for them.

More about Shaboardz

Shaboardz logo

Shaboardz is an electric skateboard company headquartered in the Greater Vancouver area, Canada, with over four years of industry experience. They offer a comprehensive lineup of electric skateboards and accessories while ensuring prompt shipping within Canada and to international markets.

During their initial three years of operation, Shaboardz was focused mostly on getting people on their boards and riding! Over those years, Shaboardz consistently received inquiries from individuals in Vancouver and across Canada who were in need of e-board repairs. This led them to recognize a prevalent issue of broken electric skateboards in the Greater Vancouver area and Canada at large.

Motivated by the overwhelming volume of calls and emails received, Shaboardz recognized an opportunity to assist people in restoring their electric skateboards and getting them back on the road. Over the years, the company had accumulated a significant inventory of parts and components, making the establishment of a store specializing in electric skateboard repairs a valuable contribution to the e-skate community in Vancouver, as well as to the company itself. It’s a win-win scenario for both the community and Shaboardz.

During the winter months of 2023, Shaboardz representatives reached out to various potential partners until they found a suitable match with an individual passionate about electric scooters who desired to open a shop in North Vancouver. Collaboratively, they established Electric Feel in the spring of 2023.

Building esk8 culture

Situated in close proximity to various mountains, including Whistler, approximately an hour and 45 minutes away, as well as Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour Mountains located in North Vancouver, the new store is strategically positioned in a region where snowboarding holds significant cultural value to many. The snowboarding culture in Vancouver, BC, is profoundly ingrained in the region’s people, with many displaying a deep passion for the sport during the winter months, only to be left without a board to ride when the season concludes.

Interestingly, esk8 and snowboarding share numerous similarities. Both are board sports, so the concept of turning and carving is the same. Riders utilize their core muscles when leaning into toe-side and heel-side turns, just like they would on a snowboard. Riding an electric skateboard offers an excellent means of maintaining these skills during the summer season and preparing for another winter of carving in the mountains on powder days.

With this in mind, Shaboardz and Electric Feel are devoted to building esk8 culture in Vancouver and Canada as a whole. There is no better way to achieve this than by showcasing the striking parallels between riding an electric skateboard and snowboarding.

The Shaboardz team is deeply passionate about electric skateboarding, and they aim to bring the same love and enthusiasm to Vancouver and Canada. While they enjoy riding in all environments, off-road riding is their favorite way to ride. The North Vancouver and Lower Mainland BC regions boast an extensive network of off-road trails that provide an exceptional riding experience and foster skill development.

These trails are filled with dirt and gravel trails with lots of twists and turns that are very similar to boarding tree-runs on snowboard in the winter.

The team at Shaboardz wouldn’t be able to mention e-skate culture in Vancouver without talking about Vancouver esk8! They’re a group who have been organizing rides and bringing people in the community together for over 5 years now. During this time, they’ve been hard at work building esk8 culture in Vancouver. Their rides become bigger and bigger each year. Shaboardz is happy to partner with Vancouver esk8 and ride with like-minded people at their events! Kudos to Vancouver esk8 for bringing people in our community together.

Boards & products

The Shaboardz line-up of Electric Skateboards features a number of great boards for trail and street riding. This year they’re focused on 2 in 1 board that can do both. They have an extensive wheel kit selection, so customers can select from a variety of different wheel setups and get new wheel kits installed at their store Electric Feel. International customers can order any of the wheel kits on their website and expect quick shipping times.

                Shaboardz Summit v3

The Shaboardz Summit series is a series of 2 in 1 belt-drive boards with 12s3p batteries and 6-inch off-road wheels.

The Summit model is on its 3rd version and features a bamboo deck and airless wheels, while the Summit XT is two versions deep and features a carbon deck and pneumatic wheels. Summit v3 features 60t pulleys and DKP trucks, while XT v2 features 55t pulleys and TKP trucks for added stability at high speeds.

             Shaboardz Summit XT v2

Shaboardz has been in business for 4 years and has mostly focused on online sales during that time.

They ship all of their products worldwide, so customers outside of Canada can purchase any of the products on their website.

You can contact Shaboardz at: [email protected] or visit any of their social media platforms @shaboardz & their website at: