Exway Flex ER Review— No more range anxiety!

Remember back in the day when Boosted ruled the market and established how flexible decks are equal to smooth rides? Alas, Boosted is no more but many brands are still trying to carry the legacy. 

Exway, a brand known for delivering amazing post-sale service (much like the late-Boosted), almost came close to reviving Boosted with the Exway Flex. The board has a nice flexible deck, silky smooth control, and polished build. This is the Boosted experience at just a fraction of the price, and we loved it very much.

Exway Flex ER

The Exway Flex still had room for improvement, though. Like the Boosted, its kryptonite is the mediocre specs — especially in the range department.

So after a few years, Exway finally decided to jack up the Flex and fix the range with a 345 Wh battery. This new $800 board, ‘creatively’ named Exway Flex ER, does have some other improvements besides a battery boost. Let’s see if these are worth flexing by diving right into specs.

Exway Flex ER Build and Specs

  • Deck: Wide flexible composite deck made of maple, fiberglass, and bamboo; less concave and flare 
  • Electronic Speed Controller: 12s Hobbywing ESC; 4-speed modes, smart turn-on, in-app customization feature
  • Battery: 21700 4000 mAh 3.6 V high discharge li-ion cells; 12S2P; 345 Wh
  • Marketed Range: Hub – 28 miles or 45 km; Belt – 27 miles or 43 km
  • Motors: Hub – 5230; Belt – 4230
  • Marketed Top Speed: Hub and Belt – 28 mph or 45 kp/h
  • Trucks: Proprietary Trist Truck 8” Reverse Kingpin
  • Wheels: 85*56mm 76A 

As usual let’s start with the highlight of the board — the deck itself. The deck is still the same composite deck made up of maple, fiberglass, and bamboo. This gives the board a super flexible vibe with a few tweaks on the board’s concave. 

Exway reduced the deck’s concavity to make it flatter, wider, and less flared. The original deck was pretty aggressive, and we think this tuned-down version will be more widely accepted. Anyhow, we certainly love this new deck for ‘all its curves and all its flexes’, as it makes a smooth and stable ride.

We also noticed there’s a slight change on the grip tape of the deck. The deck now sports a new design that exposes the bolts underneath. This makes it easier for the users to add or remove extra accessories to the board without damaging the grip tape. Exway is known for creating thoughtful design choices like these.

The orange wheels and deck also makes the board look more and more like the traditional Boosted. Exway is bringing nostalgia while still mixing their brand’s personality in it. Overall, the Exway Flex ER feels more polished and refined than the original one. 

Hobbywing ESC In-app Customization Feature 

Exway Flex ER

As for the ESC, Exway uses a customized 12s Hobbywing with 4-speed modes, a smart power-on, and in-app customization feature. Inside the app, you can change your preference and adjust the acceleration and braking strength of the board. 

Moving on to the motors, a hub and belt version is available. Exway designed the board in a way that allows easy switching between the two systems. There is little reason to buy both systems, but the option to change your mind regarding the drivetrain is obviously a very welcome one. 

Marketed Top Speed Achieved

Exway Flex ER

In this review, we tested the hub version of the Flex ER. This board uses dual 1000W hub motors marketed to have a top speed of 45km/h or 28mph. We are happy to report that we managed to hit the top speed claim during our test!

The board also comes with standard 85mm Urethane wheels which aren’t particularly interesting but are still a good pair of high quality and rebound wheels. 

The trucks are still Exway’s Proprietary Trist Trucks. We are quite familiar with it as Exway has put them on most of their boards. These are reverse kingpin trucks that span 8 inches in length, and we consider them one of the really good trucks in terms of responsiveness and stability. 

If you want to see the Trist Trucks in action with shortie Exway Wave, click here.

60% Increase in Battery 

Now, let’s head into the biggest upgrade of the board which is the battery. The Flex ER has received a huge 60% bump in battery size over the previous model and is now equipped with a 345Wh battery as compared to 216Wh on the previous one. 

This is a massive step up over the old one. Exway also marketed it to have a 45km or 28miles range as compared to 17miles or 27 km on the old one. 

These are huge claims by Exway, so we just had to test the limits ourselves. We pushed the board to its maximum capabilities and ran it fast through hilly areas. Our 150 lbs or 70 kg rider managed to hit 22 miles or 36 km on the Flex ER which is impressive. 

If the board was ridden on a flat road most of the time, we’re pretty confident we can hit at least 25 miles or 40 km of range without a problem.

Fast Charger Right Off The Box

Another thing we highly appreciate from Exway Flex ER is the free fast charger right off the box. Not every brand includes that by default. 

The Flex ER also comes with a bash guard pre-installed, which keeps the edge of the deck safe and secure right from the factory. The board is rated as lp55 water resistant and weighs in at 8.3kg or 18 lbs.

That’s a wrap in terms of specs and build quality! Let’s see how all of those translate into the riding experience.

To check out our OG Exway Flex review, click here.

Exway Flex ER Riding Experience

Like all Exway boards, the acceleration of the Flex ER is very smooth. The customized Hobbywing ESC is proven to be super smooth with plenty of power. Bear in mind that we are testing a hub version of the Flex ER. Torque and power aren’t usually the strength of a hub system, and Exway addressed that by going with a pair of big 1000w motors. 

For context, most really strong hub boards use 500w motors. While wattage alone doesn’t tell a full story, it does show Exway is putting some emphasis here. The torque and power will become even stronger if swapped to the belt version.

Keeping the Old Flex-y Deck

Next, let’s talk about the ride feel. Even if the concavity of the deck was toned down a little, it is still significant and did a good job securing our feet. 

We hear a lot from the eskate community that the original Flex has a profound concave they call “flare.” This flare makes people with bigger feet feel uncomfortable. Though, we did not experience that since we only wear US-size 10 shoes. This update will be much appreciated by the bigger riders out there. 

While toning down the decks concave may split the room, the flexibility of the deck is universally loved. The Flex ER is still as flexible as the old Flex with its good old smoothness and fun carving.

Of course, the Trist trucks play a big part in delivering a fun carving experience, too! Turning and maneuvering with the board felt effortless. The truck also had a good return to the center. 

Right out of the box, the trucks are a bit loose. If you want more stability at high speed, we recommend you tighten the trucks a little bit. After adjusting the trucks by a few turns, the board should handle its high speeds. Although this is never the board’s specialty, you would want a board with a stiffer deck, and a truck that leans toward stability if high speed riding is your thing.

As we are testing the hub version of the board, we did feel the strong vibration when we hit rough roads and terrains. Nevertheless, the flexy deck did help a little bit in terms of absorbing those road vibrations. 

We recommend upgrading to 105mm Cloudwheel Donuts if you are living in an area that has poor road conditions. Otherwise, the riding experience is very very fun on smooth roads.

To learn more about Cloudwheel Donuts, click here.

Voltage Sag Is No Longer A Problem

The Exway Flex ER Hub isn’t exactly a beast when it comes to power but it does maintain good torque even when running low on battery. Compared to the original Flex, the voltage sag is no longer a problem. With 15 % battery left, we still managed to climb a  pretty steep hill our old Flex cannot handle.

Exway Flex ER Final Verdict

Exway Flex ER

To summarize, for $800, Exway Flex ER gave a polished riding experience on top of the polished look. Its flexible deck, carvy trucks, and silky smooth control make it an amazing board that is a pleasure to ride. The same profile also means that the board is not meant for drag races and high speed. Bouncy decks and twisty trucks don’t exactly spell “stability at high speed.”

While the specs and battery size are usually the weak links of Exway boards, the Flex ER proves to be an exception. A range of 28 very enjoyable miles for $800 is great, if not amazing. It is worth noting that going with the belt version means you will lose quite a bit of range, but again, 345Wh will still get you very far. 

On that note, for anyone unsure about going belt or hub, it is always wise to choose the belt version for smoother rides and better torque. Only go with hub motors if you want to be stealthy with maximum range, or if you absolutely hate belt changes. 

So, should you buy Exway Flex ER? Well, it certainly sets a standard for a board at $800. Considering there aren’t many boards that price around $800 at least just yet, the question perhaps should be, why shouldn’t you?

If you are interested in buying Exway, 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 AT2 Plus Review – Cheaper than Exway Atlas and Meepo Hurricane, but better?

When Wowgo launched the old AT2 in 2020, we knew right away that it was going to be popular. At $1099, the board wears the Evolve formula very well (Evolve formula: flexible drop deck + 7-inch pneumatic wheels that could be converted into street wheels + Double Kingpin Trucks—a recipe for a really smooth ride).

This year, Wowgo is giving us the AT2 Plus. It’s a sequel to the AT2 that came just at the right time. The competition shouts “stiff” with boards like Exway Atlas and Meepo Hurricane. The Wowgo AT2 Plus is definitely meant to challenge Meepo and Exway. 

Wowgo AT2 Plus

Compared to the Meepo Hurricane and Exway Atlas which are priced at around $1599, Wowgo AT2 Plus is selling at just $1229 for the all-terrain version and $1349 for the 2-in-1 package which includes 120mm Cloudwheels. Pretty cheap in comparison, eh? 

So, is being one of the most affordable 2-in-1 boards the only thing the Wowgo AT2 Plus is good for? Or will the board outperform the pricier duo? Let’s find out in this Wowgo AT2 Plus review!

Wowgo AT2 Plus Build and Specs

  • Deck: double drop with subtle wide concave; fiberglass, bamboo, and Canadian maple
  • Electronic Speed Controller: 12s Hobbywing ESC
  • Motors: 2100W belt motors
  • Marketed top speed: 31 mph / 50 kp/h
  • Batteries: 43.2 V, 14 Ah, 604 Wh, 12S4P configuration
  • Marketed range: 18 miles or 30 km 
  • Trucks: 12-inch Front and Rear Double Kingpin Truck
  • Wheels: 2 in 1 (175 mm Pneumatic Wheels + 120 mm CloudWheels)

Wowgo AT2 Plus uses a double drop deck made of fiberglass, bamboo, and Canadian maple. It has a subtle wide concave that doesn’t feel significant but has a nice flex to it.

This time around, Wowgo gave the board a fresh grip tape design which we really like. It looks pretty futuristic! 

Beneath the deck, we have a flexible enclosure that contains a 12s4p 604 Wh battery pack made out of Panasonic cells. Although it’s an upgrade from the previous 10s4p 504Wh pack on the AT2, this battery configuration offers the same modest marketed range of 18 miles or 30 km when using the AT wheels and 27 miles or 45 km on the Cloudwheels configuration. 

Our 155 lbs or 70kg test rider put the numbers to the test and got 14 miles or 23 km out of the AT setup. The test ride is pretty aggressive and pushes for top speed multiple times. We believe that with Cloudwheels, you can get up to 25 miles or 40 km of range without a problem.

To read our Wowgo AT2 review, click here.

Upgrades on ESC, motors, wheels, and rear lights?!

Wowgo didn’t stop the upgrades there and improved the electronic speed controller as well. The Wowgo AT2 Plus uses a 12s Hobbywing ESC coming from the 10s Hobbywing ESC on the AT2. The remote remains the same with a smart turn-on feature, and acceleration and braking are still super smooth.

The trucks on Wowgo AT2 Plus use 12-inch Double Kingpin Trucks for easier turning and maneuverability. It comes in 175mm pneumatic wheels by default but you can purchase the 2-in-1 version to get the 120 mm Cloudwheels. 

Powering these wheels is a set of 2100W belt motors which are again, an upgrade to the previous 1500W motors on the AT2.

These new motors increase the top speed of the Wowgo AT2 Plus to 31mph or 50km/h after doing some tweaking to the board… We’ll share this tweak with you in a bit!

The board weighs around 30 lbs or 13.6 kg and it comes with rear lights which are pretty nice. The automatic on and off feature is an awesome bonus that night riders will surely enjoy.

As you can see, the Wowgo AT2 Plus specs got a little bit of boost, not to mention a nice design update. The board looks well built and polished but how does everything perform on the streets? Well, it’s time to ride!

Want to learn more about Cloudwheels for your electric skateboard? Click here.

Wowgo AT2 Plus Ride Experience

Hopping onto the board, we can instantly tell that Wowgo is going for a buttery smooth setup. The acceleration is the smoothest that we’ve tried on any eskate. You can fully hit the throttle without getting thrown off the board. 

Braking is also very smooth and safe for beginners. You can engage full braking without falling out of balance. Advanced riders will wish it had more punch to it, though. The braking on Meepo Hurricane and Atlas 4WD is still stronger at stopping very quickly.

When it comes to power, the board is deceptively powerful. It is much stronger than the old Wowgo AT2 and can handle any incline with ease. The acceleration ramps up so smoothly, that you can ride fast with comfort. Make no mistake though, the AT2 Plus still can’t compete with the likes of Meepo Hurricane in a drag race but the power is more than enough for riding in the meanest streets.

Interested in Meepo Hurricane, click here to learn more.

Secret tweak for stability at top speed

Wowgo AT2 Plus

Next, let’s talk about maneuvering and as it turns out, it’s quite difficult to explain.

You see, the prototype of the AT2 Plus came out to have very loose trucks and soft 90a bushing. This initial setting felt nice to carve around but you really need to be mindful of the limitations. You can unintentionally slide if you aren’t careful.

It’s easy to turn and carve in this configuration, especially for beginners. This stock setting, after all, makes the Wowgo AT2 one of the smoothest boards amongst all AT boards. However, the trade-off comes in the form of speed wobbles, which will be there even at moderate speed. 

Alas, after some deliberation, Wowgo decided to replace the soft 90a bushings with something much harder and ended up with 95a bushings on the front and 97a bushings on the back. 

When we tried this new configuration, the strengths and weaknesses flipped. The board is super stable now with no problem pushing up to 31 mph but the board is no longer easy to turn for us. 

With all that said, we are 150 lbs Asians. So, if you weigh 180 lbs, this new set-up might just be right for you. Otherwise, you might need to take matters into your own hands and experiment with more bushing yourself. Luckily, changing the bushings is neither difficult nor pricey.

Choose your preferred wheels for a different feel

Now, let’s talk about ride comfort. The flexible deck and 175 mm wheels ride smoothly even in harsh road conditions. To put some context, going off-road on the Wowgo AT2 Plus is more comfortable than with the Atlas and Hurricane. The flexible deck acts like a suspension that eases bumpiness from off-road rides.

Swapping to the 120 mm Cloudwheels provides a much different ride feel. Since the board is really low, it almost feels like riding right above the ground thanks to the double-drop deck. This is akin to the feeling of driving a race car, not that we have been in one. 

The lower center of gravity helps the board to be insanely stable at high speed. However, be careful when you pass speed bumps as the board will often bottom out and get scratches. Or, you can just get used to it like we do… like our poor Meepo Hurricane…

It’s worth noting that you will have to pay an extra $120 for the Cloudwheels, and you should probably go with that option. This is not what we normally recommend, as our personal experience suggested that street wheels don’t usually end up getting too much play time in 2-in-1 boards. In the Wowgo AT2 Plus case, however, you might need the street set-up for the range. As our range test shows, the AT2 Plus has a very average range (14 miles, 23 km), and going with a Cloudwheels setup would be the easiest way to extend the range(25 miles or 40 km).

Well, that’s about everything, so let’s tie it all up. 

The VERDICT – one of the best affordable 2-in-1 boards

Wowgo AT2 Plus

Wowgo AT2 Plus is a pretty board with all the right ingredients. While the balance between stability and easy turning might require some extra tinkering on your part, and the range is merely average, Wowgo AT2 Plus is built well with good power and great ride comfort.  

Is it a better performing board over Meepo Hurricane and Exway Atlas?

Of course not, the other two clearly out-specced the Wowgo AT2 Plus.

However, being $300 cheaper is not nothing either, and there’s no reason to pay for extra range or power that you won’t need. With all things considered, we think Wowgo AT2 Plus is, at the end of the day, one of the best affordable 2-in-1 boards available right now.

If you are interested in buying the Wowgo, be sure to check out our affiliate discount link here and use code: “ESKATEHQ” to receive a small discount during check out.
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!

Meepo Shuffle S (Meepo V4S) Review – Best affordable Electric Skateboard? Maybe.

Meepo board is the OG in bringing us affordable options for electric skateboards and since 2017, it has been amongst the top choices for those who are looking for affordable electric skateboards. While their current best seller, Meepo V4 (Shuffle) was just released 10 months ago, Meepo decided to give us an update with the V4s (Shuffle S)… So, let’s see what the updates are, and if it gives Meepo further lead over other boards under $500.

Let’s get right through it!

Meepo Shuffle S (V4S) Build and Specs

  • Deck: 8-ply Canadian maple, 1-ply fiberglass; wide concave with a rocker profile
  • Electronic Speed Controller: LingYi ESC, push-to-start; 4 speed and braking modes
  • Motors: 540W hub motors
  • Marketed top speed: 29 mph (47 km/h)
  • Batteries: 4AH 144Wh or 288Wh 
  • Marketed range: 10 miles (16km) or 18 miles (29km)
  • Trucks: Meepo’s 45° Shredder trucks
  • Wheels: 105*65mm, 78A donut wheels

The deck of the Meepo Shuffle S is made of 8-ply Canadian maple and 1-ply fiberglass. We can expect a mild flex to it but it compensates with a pretty deep and aggressive concave design. This helps in securing leg placement for great balance during a ride.

The deck also has a slight rocker profile which we’re a fan of. This form made the Meepo V4S feel closer to the ground. 

Elegant Upgrade on Design

The upgrade of the board is focused on the design. From an orange toy-ish looking color scheme on the Meepo V4, The Meepo Shuffle S (V4S) took a more elegant approach, which we like better, especially on the graphics beneath the deck. 

As for the electronic speed controller, the V4S uses the latest Lingyi ESC with a push-to-start feature. It has 4 speed and braking modes which can be adjusted separately. It does provide a smooth acceleration to the board, but is it as smooth as a Hobbywing ESC? We’ll talk about that later on. 

Lower Rating of Motors and Bigger Wheels?

Another change Meepo did on the Shuffle S is using a lower rating for the motors. The Meepo Shuffle S uses dual 540W hub motors which might come as a surprise to Meepo V4 fans. The previous V4 uses dual 620W hub motors and Meepo claims that it’s a necessary sacrifice to allow using big 105mm donut wheels. I guess we will have to find out if going with a smaller wattage motor has any negative impact on torque and speed.

These are clones of the famous Cloudwheels which significantly reduce road vibrations. Will it have any effect on the power, though? We’ll find out later on.

The marketed top speed for the Meepo Shuffle S is 28.5mph or 46km/h. During our test, we managed to reach 28mph or 45km/h. This is a praiseworthy feat for a budget board.

What’s here to stay are the 45° Shredder Downhill Trucks. These trucks are known to be stable rather than carv-y. 

To check out our review on Meepo V4 for comparison, click here.

Two Options for Batteries

So, did Meepo change anything for the batteries? The Meepo V4S is keeping the same two options for batteries: a normal 4AH 144Wh battery with a marketed range of 10 miles or 16km and an extended range version of 288Wh battery with a marketed range of 18 miles or 29km. 

We received the basic version of the board, and our heavyweight 95kg rider managed to reach a maximum distance of 6 miles or 10km out of the 10 miles or 16km marketed range. It is nowhere near the marketed range but as usual, weight and speed play a huge factor in achieving the maximum possible range of a board. 

Meepo also admits that using 105 mm wheels will sacrifice the range by a bit and they insist that everyone should get the ER version for more range.

On the bright side, the battery is fast charging. You can reach a full charge in just 30 minutes by purchasing a separate 8A fast charger for the board.

Now that we know all about the specs of the Meepo V4S, let’s talk about everything in action!

Meepo Shuffle S (V4S) Riding Experience

From the get-go, the Meepo V4S is a budget board on steroids! Riding around the V4S is super strong. So I guess, it does live up to the well-known Meepo reputation of delivering a bit of punch when it comes to acceleration and braking. 

The controls are still smooth and are not entirely aggressive but beginners should be careful when riding the board for the first time. The board can catch you off guard with its punchy acceleration. With that said, this new Ling Yi ESC did a good job at delivering a smooth ride with the board but it still falls a bit behind the Wowgo 2S Max’s silky smooth 12S Hobbywing ESC. 

Interested in Wowgo 2S Max? Click here.

Overkill Acceleration Power

Once you get used to it, we are pretty sure that a lot of riders out there would appreciate the punchiness of this board. It turns out that the drop in motor wattage number doesn’t really affect the actual performance that much, since the V4 already has a pretty overkill acceleration power.

The deck is without a doubt the charming point of the V4S. It is nice to stand on with the lower ride height. The board’s concave is also very easy to feel while riding and secures your feet at all speed modes. The board is not flexible during rides, which highlights stability when riding at higher speeds. 

The 105 mm Donut Wheels definitely did their job at absorbing road vibrations, especially on rough roads. But as we all know, hub motors are still hub motors and when the roads get shittier, you would still feel the vibrations traveling through your spine.

To check out our review on Cloudwheel Donuts, click here.

Shredder Trucks Are Geared Towards Stability

As always, Meepo’s 45° Shredder trucks are biased towards stability, while 50° trucks, such as the Poseidon trucks on the Wowgo 2s Max, would be more carv-y than stable.

With that said, it’s a nice pair of trucks. While the Shredder trucks do not rise to the level of branded trucks such as the Caliber II or Paris, they are definitely just as good as the other proprietary trucks found among affordable eskates. The trucks are decent for carving, have a good return to the center, and are absolutely stable to ride at top speed.

Big 105mm Wheels to the Rescue!

It has to be said that, Meepo’s 105mm semi-AT wheels are not Cloudwheels, and is not as good as the genuine Cloudwheels when it comes to ride smoothness.

However, at the end of the day, every millimeter helps when it comes to reducing road vibration. These 105mm wheels do make a huge difference, when compared to a 90mm (such as the one on original V4), when riding on bad roads.

Making 105mm a default wheel size is especially helpful for eskate beginners or commuters, who above all else, value “not flying off the board for failing to dodge a stick.” 

Meepo Shuffle S VERDICT – Punchy Acceleration and Braking!

So, here comes the verdict. For a board retailing at 500 USD and is now priced lower at 419 USD with Meepo’s current sale, the V4S is a good board with a pretty great design and polish. The addition of 105 mm Wheels would probably split the crowd. For some, it sacrifices range and reduces carving fun; for others, especially beginners, it makes the board much more usable, comfortable and safe.Well, at least you can always shell out more and go with the ER version if range is a concern.

At the end of the day, Meepo V4s is still one of the top choices for an affordable $419 and THE CHOICE for anyone looking for a sub $500 board with big wheels, or a budget board with strong torque.  

If you are interested in buying the Meepoboard, be sure to use our affiliate link here.
It will help us out and you’ll be tagged as an Electric Skateboard HQ customer and probably be treated better. Cheers!

Possway T3 Review – more range and comfort

Possway has been around for a while and we’ve been ignoring it as long as we could. You see, as new affordable electric skateboard brands from China are dime a dozen, it takes a lot of work for smaller new brands to stand a chance. After all, existing big players have the advantage of mass production for low costs. 

It’s a good thing that Possway fought long enough and now has a board we can’t ignore—the Possway T3.

Possway T3 offers a big 7.8 Ah battery and 105 mm Cloudwheels Donut clones right off the box for $499. The board also has dual 500W hub motors, which is above average for boards under $500. 

So, if the big battery, big motor, and big wheels perform as well as they should on paper, Possway T3 could be one of the top choices for affordable electric skateboards. Let’s go step by step and run through the specs.

Possway T3 Build and Specs

  • Electronic Speed Control: LingYi ESC
  • Deck: 37” inch drop deck, W concave, 1-ply bamboo, 8-ply maple, medium flex
  • Battery: 7.8 Ah, 10s3p
  • Marketed Range: 17 miles / 28 km
  • Motors: 500 W * 2 dual hub
  • Marketed Top Speed: 32 mph or 52 km/h
  • Trucks: Non-branded, 45° Caliber clone
  • Wheels: 105 mm Cloudwheel Donuts clone

Possway T3 uses a 37” drop deck with a nice W-concave to keep your feet comfortable. The deck is made out of 1-ply bamboo and 8-ply maple with a medium flex. Flip it over and you’ll see a dual plastic enclosure housing a LingYi electronic speed controller and the big 7.8 Ah 10s3p configured battery.

This battery adds up to 280.8 watt-hours and has a marketed range of 17 miles or 28 km. We put it to the test and our 210 lbs or 95 kg riders only got 11 miles or 18 km out of riding it at full speed.

As for the trucks, Possway T3 uses non-branded ones that look like a Caliber clone. These are 45-degree trucks that come in tight. The wheels are 105 mm Cloudwheels Donut clones. These wheels are great for absorbing road vibrations.

The dual 500W motors, on the other hand, advertise 32 mph or 52 km/h top speed. Sadly, we only got 28.5 mph or 46 km/h from it.

To know more about dual hub motors, click here.

So, while both the top speed and range are pretty great, they did not rise to the marketing figures. Next, let’s talk about the riding experience.

Riding Experience

Overall, we would describe the riding experience of the Possway T3 as comfortable and relaxing but unexciting. Here are our thoughts on the ‘unexciting’ part. 

The Possway T3 is not powerful and there isn’t much thrill from it. The dual 500W motors looked powerful on paper but were merely decent on the streets. 

The accelerations are pretty meek and for heavy riders, it might struggle on uphill roads. Still, the board is gentle and relaxing to ride. The LingYi ESC on this Possway T3 is perfectly smooth and intuitive in all 4 accelerations and brake modes.

Similar to the speed control, the board is equally comfortable and relaxing to maneuver. 

The deck of the T3 is definitely the highlight of the board. Its drop-down design allows great stability with a lower riding height. Although, the low ground clearance might limit your choices for ride locations. 

To check out other boards under $500, click here.

The concave of the deck was also a huge help for controlling the board better. The deck is wider at both ends which allows better foot placement. This is perfect for those with large shoe sizes.

The trucks also add to the stable and relaxing nature of the Possway T3. These trucks are geared towards stability over responsiveness. The Possway T3 will feel very stable and relaxing even at top speed.

Another strong point for the T3 would be its ride comfort on rough pavements. The 105 mm wheels combined with a flexible deck made the T3 one of the more comfortable boards for excruciatingly poor road conditions. 

To check out our review on Cloudwheel Donuts, click here.

The VERDICT

All in all, the nice numbers on paper only told us little about the Possway T3. In fact, the dual hub motors with big wattage don’t give the equivalent power it should. This has to be the biggest weakness of the board.

However, Possway T3 did a lot of things better than its competition. Namely, better range, bigger 105 mm wheels for those who prefer it, and a pretty nice deck and truck combination for a relaxing, stable, and comfortable ride. 

Even though the board did not perform up to our initial expectation (which was very high), the Possway T3 is still objectively a good board providing good value for money. 

Beginners will appreciate it for maximizing ride comfort and stability. It’s also a great choice for eskate commuters who want more range and stability on poorly paved roads. 

Nice one, Possway. We’ll keep tabs on the next one.

If you are interested in buying the Possway, be sure to check out our affiliate discount link here and use code: “ESKATEHQ” to receive $15 off during check out.
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!

Tynee Board Classic Review – ‘safest choice’ under $500?

There are a lot of options for budget electric skateboards for less than $500. You’ll be spoiled with different combinations of specs, and it’ll be up to you which eskates match your style. The top pick at this time would no doubt be the WowGo 2s Max and the Meepo V4, but we’re not at the finish line yet. Say hello to the Tynee Board Classic, competing for the third spot. And who knows, for some rider it might even be THE board to get.

How good is the Tynee Board Classic? Well, spoiler alert, we think it is the boring safe choice for anyone looking for a comfortable budget electric skateboard. It also embodies the current standard for entry-level electric skateboards. First, let’s go through the specs.

Build and Specs

  • Tynee Board Classic Review
  • ESC: 10s Hobbywing ESC with smart power-on
  • Batteries: 5 Ah – 10s2p Samsung 25R; 8.7 Ah – 10s3p DMEGC 29E cell
  • Marketed range: 5 Ah – 12 miles or 19 km; 8.7 Ah – 22 miles or 35 km
  • Motors: 350W Hobbywing
  • Marketed top speed: 23 mph or 38 kph
  • Trucks: Tynee PE Trucks; upgraded from Paris V3
  • Wheels: 90mm street wheels; Cloudwheel Donuts compatible

Let’s begin with the electronic speed controller. Tynee Board Classic uses 10s Hobbywing ESC with smart power-on. For those who don’t know, Hobbywing ESC is now the most common choice and safe choice for speed control. It has always provided smooth and intuitive speed control.

As for the battery, there are two options. The Tynee Board Classic at $449 uses a 5 Ah Samsung 25R. This is a fairly common and good choice. The battery configuration is 10s2p, meaning it has a 180wh pack. Pull up the bubble chart, and you can see that 180wh is the median battery size you can expect from a sub-$500 board. 

Good Deal for DMEGC 313wh Battery Pack

Tynee Board Classic Review

The other option at $509 is a bigger 313wh pack, configured at 10s3p with DMEGC 29E cell. While DMEGC cells are not well-known, a 313wh battery pack for $500 is a good deal.

The review unit we received at the headquarters is the 5AH Tynee Board Classic. This version has a marketed range of 12 miles or 19 km. When we tested it out, our 210lbs/95kg test rider managed to get 7.5 miles or 12 km out of it. 

Both the marketed range and the tested range are typical for electric skateboards under $500. We weren’t able to test out the 8.7AH version, but it has a marketed range of 22 miles or 35 km.

To check out our review on the Tynee Board Mini, click here.

Cloudwheels Donut Compatible

Tynee Board Classic Review

Next, let’s talk about the motors. The Tynee Board Classic uses a set of 350W motors from Hobbywing. These are pretty average motors for this price range. The top speed is 23mph or 38km/h, which is again, typical.

As for the wheels, Tynee Board Classic has an option for 90mm street wheels and is also compatible with Cloudwheel Donuts. 

The deck uses authentic Canadian maple with medium flex and mild concave. This is great news for those who enjoy a flexible deck for its smoother ride and better carving feel. Major competitors in the sub-$500 category chose stiffer decks.

Tynee Board Classic Review

Now, let’s go to the trucks. The Tynee Board Classic uses its proprietary Tynee PE trucks. From our previous reviews, these trucks have been fairly decent and consistent with stability. The Tynee PE trucks are also upgraded from the Paris V3.

The $449 and $509 versions of Tynee Board Classic weigh 15.4 lbs or 7.0 kg and are rated to be IP54 waterproof. Again, a waterproof rating doesn’t mean much in the electric skateboarding world. Perhaps the Tynee Classic is a tad bit more waterproof than its competitors, but we would never recommend riding the board when it’s wet outside.

Classic Specs for a Classic Ride

At this point, you might notice that the Tynee Board Classic has simply gone with what’s known to work. Besides offering an 8.7 Ah version, which is a great value for the price, both the motor and ESC are just typical choices that are common for the board’s price.

What sets Tynee Board Classic from its competitors would be its choice of electronic parts. We bet seasoned eskaters can already imagine what kind of ride profile the board has just by going through the specs on paper.

To check out our review on the Tynee Board Ultra, click here.

Riding Experience

Tynee Board Classic Review

Unsurprisingly, the Tynee Board Classic has super smooth acceleration and brakes thanks to Hobbywing ESC. Both acceleration and brakes are nice and strong. The 350W hub motors are quiet and competent. Although they are not the most powerful or thrilling motors, inclines are handled pretty well. 

The board is quite nice for carving. The Tynee PE trucks, while inferior to branded premium trucks in responsiveness, are still nice and responsive with a good return to center. The trucks provide a stable ride even when going at full speed. I think most casual or beginner riders would appreciate Tynee going with a stable truck that allows an easy and relaxing ride.

What the Tynee Board Classic is bad at would be what all dual-hub boards are bad at—fighting road vibrations on rough pavements. Still, the Tynee Board Classic does a better job at it than most other dual hub boards thanks to the flexible deck. The flexible deck absorbs part of the shock, but it’s still very uncomfortable and will convince you to spend on Cloudwheel Donuts.

To check out our review on Cloudwheel Donuts, click here.

THE VERDICT

  • Tynee Board Classic Review

All in all, the Tynee Board Classic has competitive specs, adequate power, smooth acceleration, and stable rides, but is not exactly the most exciting board in town. It is, however, an affordable, comfortable, and competent electric longboard that suits someone who just wants a relaxing ride. 

While the same praise could be sung louder for its competitor, WowGo 2s Max AKA our pick for the best budget electric skateboard at the moment, Tynee Board Classic offers a different ride taste with a flexible deck instead of WowGo’s stiff deck. Another flex the Tynee Board Classic has would be its bigger battery if you choose the 8.7 AH version.

If you’re the type to prefer a classic approach on eskate parts that have worked throughout the years, then the Tynee Board Classic is definitely a good choice for a good price.

RIDE SAFE, GUYS.

For more reviews, news, and discussions on electric skateboards, visit Electric Skateboard HQ!