Maxfind FF Pro Review – A Pretty Face

So, we are reviewing another Maxfind, the Maxfind FF Pro.

Maxfind has made a good few boards in their FF series, including the FF Plus, FF Belt, and FF AT. Today, we’re checking out the latest edition of the series, the $799 Maxfind FF Pro. Despite the “pro” naming, the FF Pro is actually the lowest-spec variant of the Maxfind FF series.

Maxfind FF Pro Specs:

BatterySAMSUNG 12S3P 29E, 8.7Ah, 376Wh, 48V
ControllerHOBBYWING V5.0 FOC
Top Speed28 Mph (45 Kph)
Range27 Miles (45 Km)
DeckX-composite + Glass Fiber
Motor1000W*2 Hub drive
Net Weight24 Lbs (11 Kg)

Deck – X-composite + Glass Fiber:

Starting with the deck, the Maxfind FF Pro kept the same X composite and fiberglass deck as the FF Street and the FF Belt, which is now a staple in the FF series design. The deck is wide and features a good concave for secure foot placement, just like its predecessors. It’s also a double drop deck design, which is well known for its stability and decreased riding height.

We like the rubber grip tape, as it doesn’t snag on fabrics or damage them. Another thing that sets the Maxfind FF apart is its top-accessible built-in electronics compartment, which allows easy access for hot-swapping the battery and gives it a sleek, unibody look.

Battery – SAMSUNG 12S3P 29E, 8.7Ah, 376Wh, 48V:

Speaking of hot-swappable batteries, the FF Pro is powered by a hefty 376Wh Samsung Battery with a 12s3p configuration. While we love the convenience of the easy access battery compartment this does cause risk for water seeping in from the top.

The FF Pro is marketed to have a range of up to 27 miles (45 km) and in our tests, we managed to make it to 17 miles (27.5 km) with a 196 lbs (89 kg) rider.

ESC and Remote – Hobbywing 5.0:

Moving onto the ESC, Maxfind made no changes and stuck with the tried and true Hobbywing 5.0 ESC, which has never failed to deliver buttery smooth and intuitive control for both acceleration and braking. It comes with four-speed settings and is paired with a standard remote with an OLED display that allows you to customize your riding profile.

Motor – 1000W*2 Hub Motors:

Next, the FF Pro comes with massive 1000W dual hub motors which are marketed to have a top speed of 28 mph (45 kph) and when we took it to the streets we managed to rack up 23.6 mph (38 kph) on a windy day which is no short of impressive especially for a board that costs under $800.

Trucks and Wheels – Double KingPin Trucks and 3.8” Poly Wheels:

As for the trucks, the FF Pro sticks with the same Double KingPin Trucks as the FF Street.

The FF Pro comes with basic 3.8-inch poly wheels but you can easily switch them out for some Cloud Wheels for a smoother ride. 

With a weight of 24 lbs. (11 kg), the board is considerably light for the battery it’s packing. It also has an ergonomic handle that you can use to conveniently pull it about when you’re not riding.

Specs Summary of the Maxfind FF Pro:

To sum up, competition is pretty stiff in the $799 range, and most boards at this price are belt-driven. Boards like the Propel Pivot S have similar specs but fare better and are much stronger with a powerful pair of belt motors. To give Maxfind some credit, if you’re a fan of hub motors, then there aren’t a lot of options at this price point. A couple of the more notable competitors are the Wowgo Pioneer 4 and the Backfire G5, both of which have slightly lower specs and retail for around $550. 

Enough with the on-paper comparison, let’s hit the road and talk about how the board rides. 

Riding Experience of the Maxfind FF Pro:

The overarching theme of the FF Pro is that it’s a well-rounded ride that has no significant shortcomings but, at the same time, lacks any standout moments.. The speed control is nice and comfortable, as expected from the Hobbywing ESC. Stability is quite solid, but we can’t say the same for its power, which is about average at best. The double kingpin truck’s ability to carve is pretty mediocre as its turning radius isn’t that great, but just okay-ish. We had trouble doing sharp u-turns, and its return-to-center is also quite lacking. This could be improved, perhaps, by replacing the bushings. 

We think, in this case, Maxfind could’ve gone with their standard Reverse Kingpin trucks, which were pretty good and would’ve done a far better job here. Ride comfort was alright, thanks to the board’s wide and long deck with its nice concave. The grip tape is definitely a plus, and the deck’s flexibility helps dampen the road vibrations, which is a blessing when you purchase anything hub-driven.

Verdict – Is the Maxfind FF Pro any good?

So what’s the verdict? Well, it’s not our favorite board, as we at ElectricskateboardHQ love specs and performance and care a little bit less about the looks of the board.

With that said, we think the Maxfind FF Pro has a good look, and the hot-swappable battery feature is definitely a plus. While the specs and performance weren’t exactly top of the class, they are decent enough to justify the price. If you are looking for a hub-driven electric longboard that has the look, the FF Pro may suit your taste.

And, if you’re a fan of the looks but aren’t quite satisfied with the features the Maxind FF Pro has to offer, you could always look into the many other variants in the FF series with similar decks and looks but different prices and configurations.

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