Maxfind Max5 Pro Review – Not your typical entry-level electric skateboard!

Maxfind just dropped their latest line of entry-level electric skateboards — the Maxfind Max5 series. Crafted to meet various rider preferences, the series offers three models: the Max5 (Single Motor) at $399, Max5 PRO (Dual Motors) at $499, and Max5 PRO MAX (Long Range) at $599.

These boards stand out with their good looks, especially when compared to other sub-$500 entry-level electric skateboards. Will you be paying more for Maxfind Max5’s style or specs?

Without further ado, let’s jump right in and see if these electric skateboards are worth their eye-catching looks.

Maxfind Max5 Build and Specs

  • Deck: 38” x 10.6” Composite and Glass Fiber; medium flex, minimal concave
  • ESC: Hobbywing 3.0 ESC; smart turn-on
  • Remote: OLED display remote, 4-speed modes
  • Battery:
    • Maxfind Max5 – Samsung 10S2P, 4.4Ah, 158.4Wh, 36V
    • Maxfind Max5 Pro – Samsung 10S2P, 4.4Ah, 158.4Wh, 36V
    • Maxfind Max5 Pro Max – Samsung 10S2P, 6.8Ah, 245Wh, 36V
  • Marketed Range:
    • Max5 and Max5 PRO – 15 miles / 25 km
    • Max5 PRO MAX (Extended Range) 21 miles / 35 km
  • Motors: 650W Dual Hub Motors
  • Marketed Top Speed: 24 mph or 38 km/h
  • Trucks: Max II 45° Truck (10.6 inch / 270 mm CNC Precision Forging) 
  • Wheels: 90MM / 78A Street wheels
  • Other Features:
    • Glow-in-the-dark front sign arrow
    • Nice bottom & battery enclosure design, easy-to-clean dirt
    • IPX5 water-resistant rating

Starting with the Maxfind Max5 Series deck, the board is made from a composite material featuring glass fiber.  At 38 inches long, the camber design and medium flex of the deck help to reduce road vibrations, giving you a smoother ride.

Narrow Deck and Unique Griptape

Maxfind also put something new to the table with the deck’s narrow 10.6-inch width. This is similar to a shortboard deck, meaning riders have limited space for their feet. Although, the subtle concave design does make it comfier.

Maxfind Max5

Maxfind chose a unique griptape for the Max5 series as well. Instead of the standard sandpaper, they went for a plastic-feeling one. It’s non-abrasive and fabric-friendly, so it will keep your clothes safe from damage. It may not fare well for those who want more grip. This griptape feels more like you’re standing on a rough plastic surface. Many riders will probably switch to a more conventional griptape for better traction.

Water Resistance You Can Trust

 Flipping the Maxfind Max5 series board over, you’ll see that the electronic compartment is built right into the deck with a unibody design. This boosts the board’s splash resistance with a rating of IP X5 water resistance. This rating means the board can handle a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray, which is great for wet conditions.

Inside the electronic compartment, there’s a Hobbywing 3.0 ESC and a Samsung 10S2P 4.4Ah, 158.4Wh battery for the Max5 and Max5 Pro models. The Maxfind Max5 Pro Max uses a 12S2P 6.8Ah, 245Wh battery instead.

Classic Smooth Control with Hobbywing ESC

Speaking of the Hobbywing 3.0 ESC, beginners to electric skateboarding should know that this ESC is popular for its smooth and intuitive speed control. The Max 5 Pro definitely delivers on that front since all of its 4-speed modes are 100% smooth and extremely intuitive to use. It may get a little too calm since the 10S ESC and battery setup means the board’s power isn’t mind-blowing. Compared to boards with a 12S ESC, like the Wowgo Pioneer Series, the Maxfind Max5 Pro is a bit weaker.

It also feels more gentle but tamer than other 10S boards that aim for a punchier ride, like the Meepo V5 with its Lingyi ESC. That being said, this is a small drawback, and most riders will be too busy enjoying the smooth control to ever worry about the torque they might be missing. The Hobbywing ESC comes with a smart power-on feature and pairs with a remote with an OLED display.

Looking for a 12S ESC from Maxfind? Read our review on Maxfind FF-Belt here.

Fast Charger included – Charge Your Board in Just 2 Hours

Moving on to the batteries, both the Maxfind Max5 and Max5 Pro use the same battery, boasting a marketed range of 15 miles or 25 km. The Max5 Pro Max, on the other hand, uses an extended range version with a marketed range of 21 miles or 35 km.

In our testing, our 220 lbs test rider riding fast managed to cover 9.3 miles or 15 km on a single charge. While this might be less than the advertised number, it’s actually a pretty standard range for entry-level electric skateboards at this price point. 

At least Maxfind had the courtesy to include a 2A fast charger, which allows you to fully charge your board in just 2 hours.

Next, let’s talk about the hub motors and top speed. Equipped with 650W dual hub motors, these boards pack some serious power and can indeed drive you up any hill. However, it’s important to note that the power is somewhat limited by the use of a 10S ESC, resulting in a more modest top speed.

The Maxfind Max5 series has a marketed top speed of 23.6mph or 38 km/h, and during our tests, we managed to hit just that. While this may not be lightning-fast compared to the latest entry-level electric skateboards, which boast top speeds of around 28.6mph or 46 km/h, it’s still a respectable speed for its price range.

In case you need it, here’s our review of the Wowgo Pioneer X4.

Forged Trucks on an Affordable Board!

As for the trucks, the Max5 series uses Maxfind proprietary trucks which they name Max II. These are 45° trucks that are 10.6 inches long and made with CNC precision forging. Forged trucks are more durable than cast trucks, which can break suddenly under pressure.

Many riders see truck quality as something they couldn’t compromise and for good reason. It’s not uncommon for trucks to break, especially for electric skateboards, mostly upon crashes. It’s good to see Maxfind going with a forged truck for a board that is priced under <$500. So far, it is the only entry-level board we know that comes with forged trucks.

Straight out of the box, the trucks on the Maxfind Max5 series are pretty tight. We had to tweak them a couple of times to find the sweet spot for easier turning and carving. Once adjusted, the trucks provide a fun carving experience for riders who enjoy making sharp turns and navigating tight spaces. The return-to-center of the trucks is pretty decent too.

Lastly, the Maxfind Max5 series comes with 90mm, 78A street wheels.

We’re all about unbiased comparisons, so here’s our review of Meepo V5.

Maxfind Max5 Riding Experience

So, what’s the overall riding experience like?

Smooth, intuitive speed control combined with stable and responsive trucks makes for a smooth ride. The average top speed and tamer version of the 10S Hobbywing ESC mean the board is pretty comfortable and chill to ride. It may not be as punchy as Meepo V5 or Wowgo Pioneer, but I doubt anyone would care about a little lower torque when Hobbywing ESC is so smooth and intuitive.

You won’t feel like you’re gonna be wiped out by accident. Road vibrations are pretty manageable, thanks to the deck with mild flex. If you need an even smoother ride, you can always slap on some Cloudwheels to dampen vibrations even more.

The trucks are stable for the board’s top speed of 28.6mph or 46 km/h. Adjustments should be made to make the board way easier to turn and carve. The return to the center is good and the carving is smooth.

Riding the Maxfind Max5 Series feels similar to riding short and longboards. This is mostly due to the narrow deck.

Maxfind Max5 VERDICT – Polished and Well-Built Board for Chill Riders

Like other Maxfind boards, the Maxfind Max5 Pro is well-polished and well-built, with a smooth riding experience to match its good looks. It might not be the cheapest option, nor does it have the biggest battery or highest top speed. But if you dig the way this board looks and aren’t too worried about maxing out specs, the Max5 Pro is a sweet ride to pick up. 

If you are interested in buying the Maxfind, 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!

Maxfind FF-Belt Review — Big wheels and beautiful deck.

Today, we will be looking at Maxfind’s flagship, the Maxfind FF-Belt.

In the Olden days, Maxfind has been known as a brand that produces value-for-money electric skateboards, putting out budget buys such as the Max-A, Max-B. These few years, however, they have been shifting their focus away from price and began to focus more on polish. Their price got higher, their customer service got better, and their boards became more interesting.

So, FF-Belt.

FF-Belt is a cool-looking, $899 belt-driven electric skateboard with a double-drop deck, 12s3p hot-swappable battery, dual kingpin trucks, and big 105mm Cloudwheel clones. 

As usual, let’s run through the specs!

Build and specs of Maxfind FF-Belt

  • Deck: composite, flexible, double-drop (polyphenylene sulfide and fiberglass, coated with carbon fiber)
  • Battery: 12s3p Samsung, 376 WH, hot-swappable
  • ESC: 12s Hobbywing ESC
  • Marketed range: 25 miles/40km
  • Motors: 2*1500W belt motors
  • Marketed top speed: 28 mph/45 km/h
  • Trucks: Double Kingpin
  • Wheels: 105mm Cloudwheel clones

The most eye-catching part of the Maxfind FF-Belt has to be the deck. Maxfind FF series uses a super flexible composite deck made of polyphenylene sulfide and fiberglass with a carbon fiber coat. It definitely has a more modern and polished vibe than your usual eskates.

The deck is wide and has a good concave to it, so we can always know where to place our feet during a ride. It also has a double-drop design for a decreased riding height. Double-drop decks are known for good stability on streets. Maxfind FF-Belt is formulating excellent stability for a flexible deck with these specs so far.

Hot-swappable batteries accessible from the top 

Maxfind FF-Belt electric skateboard, hot-swappable batteries accessible  from the top of the deck

The deck also uses rubber grip tape. We prefer this as it doesn’t catch on fabrics and damage them. What makes Maxfind FF-Belt different from other eskates is that it has a built-in electronics compartment that can be accessed from the top. This allows easy access for the hot-swappable batteries and gives the board a very pleasant unibody look. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Fair range for 12s3p batteries with 376 watt-hours

The swappable battery is a pack of 12s3p batteries with 376 watt-hours and gives a marketed range of at least 25 miles or 40 km. I bet you can immediately tell that this is too good to be true, as it is impossible for a 376 watt-hour to deliver 25 miles in a running belt. And sure enough, our 95 kg rider was only able to get 14 miles or 23km out of a full charge. Well, at the end of the day, it’s still a fair range.

As for the trucks, the Maxfind FF-Belt goes with Double Kingpin trucks and pairs them with 105 mm Cloudwheel clones. We will go into details on how the trucks and wheels perform a little bit later.

For the motors, Maxfind FF-Belt rocks a pair of 1500W motors and combines it with the latest 12s Hobbywing ESC, which comes with a smart power-on. This gave the Maxfind FF-Belt a marketed top speed of 28 mph or 45 km/h which we can hit without a problem.

All in all, the Maxfind FF-Belt is very polished and well built. Unlike most Chinese brands that just assemble off-the-shelf parts, slap on a logo, and call it a new product, you won’t find off-the-shelf generic parts on Maxfind here. However, all of this means nothing if the board wasn’t pleasant to ride, so now, let’s talk about the riding experience!

Riding experience of Maxfind FF-Belt

Maxfind FF-Belt electric skateboard's super flexible composite deck

Maxfind FF-Belt is a comfortable ride, thanks to the deck it uses. The composite deck is very comfy, wide, long, and has a good concave. The double-dropped deck allowed lower riding height and added to the stability of the ride.

The 12s Hobbywing ESC is also, as usual, buttery smooth. Like we always mention, Hobbywing has already perfected the formula in speed control, acceleration, and braking. The torque and braking are both strong. It’s not really surprising for a belt-driven board. To give you some context, the torque is stronger than most mid-tier belt-driven boards such as Exway Flex Riot. Maxfind FF-Belt, however, is not as strong as some of the torque specialists, such as the Beastboard Viper and Ownboard W2 Pro.

To check out our review on Beastboard Viper, click here.

To check out our review on Ownboard W2 Pro, click here.

Stable Double Kingpin trucks

Maxfind FF-Belt electric skateboard's stable Double Kingpin trucks

On maneuverability, we previously reviewed the Maxfind FF Street and the Double Kingpin trucks just didn’t work. It wasn’t stable and tended to sway a lot. However, Maxfind has improved on its build and design, and we can finally say that this installation of Double Kingpin trucks is quite alright when it comes to stability and has a decent return to the center. There’s definitely better turning and carving. Being Double Kingpin Trucks, they are obviously easy to turn, and fun to carve in, more so than reverse kingpin trucks for sure. It’s not the best Double Kingpin truck we’ve ever tried, but it’s decent. 

To check out our previous review on Maxfind FF Street, click here.

Cloudwheel clones perform well

Maxfind FF-Belt electric skateboard's 105mm wheels. Similar to Cloudwheels but seem to have less grip than Cloudwheels.

Finally, let’s get closer to the ground and talk about the ones that keep the ride rolling—the 105mm Cloudwheel clones. Maxfind FF-Belt was destined to do well in vibration handling given that it was designed with a flexible deck and big 105mm wheels.

Riding on rough roads with this one wasn’t too bad, but we have to say that these wheels are inferior compared to the original Cloudwheels. These 105mm shock-absorbing wheels are harder and seem to have less grip than Cloudwheels. Even though these Maxfind wheels absorb less shock compared to the original Cloudwheels, these wheels still do their job well enough to reduce the vibrations. Size does help, after all.

THE VERDICT – Should you buy the Maxfind FF-Belt?

Maxfind FF-Belt electric skateboard - no glaring weakness in build and specs

So, to sum it all up here’s the verdict.

When it comes to value, paying $899 for a 12s3p belt-driven board with a beautiful composite deck and swappable battery feature is not a bad value proposition by any means. 

However, the critique I have for Maxfind FF-Belt is that, while it does everything well—torque, range, speed control, maneuverability up to vibration handling, that’s all it is. The Maxfind FF-Belt is pretty good, but it wasn’t amazing in any of those categories. 

What it is, however, is a good-looking board that has no glaring weakness, and isn’t that how a lot of us choose our cars?


If you are interested in buying the Maxfind, be sure to check out our affiliate discount link here and use code: “ESKATEHQ” to receive 5% 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!

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit Review – All-terrain? Booster Drive?

Today, we will be reviewing the Maxfind M6 Drive Kit.

This is an $869 (USD) all-terrain electric skateboard drive kit. To those who are new to the e-skate hobby, a drive kit is what you attach on skateboards or longboard decks to instantly transform them into an electric skateboard.

Aside from Maxfind, other notable drive kits in the e-skate scene are Loaded x Unlimited, Mellow Drive, and Revel kits, but Maxfind M6 Drive Kit challenges its competitors for being the only all-terrain drive kit on the market.

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit on a drop-through maple deck with camou grip tape

So if there’s a pretty awesome deck you want to use, and don’t mind the effort of drilling 6 screw holes on the deck, the M6 Drive kit is an option.

Will it be a good option though? Let’s find out!

Let’s take a look at the specs first.

Build and Specs

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit Build and Specs Chart
  • ESC: 10s Hobbywing ESC
  • Battery: 10s2p Samsung 30Q cells (6.0Ah and 216 wh), Hot-swappable
  • Marketed range: 16km
  • Motors: Dual 1200W hub motors
  • Top speed: 38km/h
  • Wheels: 6.5 in airless rubber wheels
  • Trucks: Double Kingpin, 11.4 in, 98a bushings
  • Weight: 18.7lbs or 8.5kg (deck not included) 

Electronic Speed Controller

The Maxfind M6 Drive Kit uses a 10s Hobbywing Electronic Speed Controller. Those who are familiar with the Hobbywing ESC already know that this speed controller allows exceptionally smooth acceleration and braking, with intuitive control.

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit uses Old-gen Hobbywing ESC

Unfortunately, this is an older generation of Hobbywing ESC, which means this kit has no smart power-on. Smart power-on is a very convenient feature if you want the board to turn on with just a press on the remote.

To know more about electronic speed controllers, click here.

Hot-swappable battery

For the battery, M6 Drive uses 10s2p Samsung 30Q cells, which means you’ll get 6.0 Amp-hours and 216 watt-hours. These are genuine Samsung cells, and Maxfind cited it as the reason behind their higher cost. Hence, the price tag. 

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit has a hot-swappable battery

Using a better cell might make the battery last longer, but it definitely didn’t help increase M6’s range. The kit’s marketed range is 10miles or 16km, but we only got 7.5 miles or 12km out of it. 

The batteries are hot-swappable, though. So, you can technically ride for hours as long as you carry extra battery packs. However, the batteries are pretty expensive and will cost you $200 for each extra pack.

Dual Hub Motors 

Next, let’s talk about the motors. This drive kit uses Dual 1200W hub motors. Hub motors don’t require belts and are less prone to maintenance. Another plus for hub drives is that they sound quieter than belt motors.

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit uses Dual Hub Motors

However, a hub drive has less torque than a belt drive or gear drive, that’s why we rarely see it in an all-terrain set-up. We’re pretty excited to test how well the dual 1200W motors will perform in an off-road setting, given that it has less torque for acceleration.

Close-up of the Maxfind M6 Drive Kit Dual Hub Motor

The marketed speed specs are 23mph or 38km/h, and we managed to hit that.

Airless Rubber Wheels

For the wheels, the M6 kit uses 6.5-inches airless rubber wheels. You won’t need to worry about the tire pressure, nor puncturing them. 

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit uses Airless Rubber Wheels

On the downside, you can expect a more bumpy ride, but the wheels are definitely big enough to roll over anything on a paved road.

Double Kingpin Trucks

For the truck, the Maxfind M6 Kit uses 11.4-inch Double Kingpin Trucks with 98a bushing. Reverse kingpin trucks are more commonly used for all-terrain, so we’re also interested in how this set-up will play out.

For those who don’t know, Double Kingpin Trucks allow easier changes in direction with tighter turns.

However, after reviewing more than a few DKP trucks, we know that the quality between good and bad Double Kingpin trucks is very far from each other. The good ones have great rebound to the center which allows easy turns while still being very stable. The less great ones, however, are twitchy and can feel unstable during high speed. 

Unfortunately, we are very familiar with Maxfind’s DKP trucks and know that it belongs to the latter group. 

To know more about electric skateboard trucks, click here.

Lighter than most all-terrain eskates

The drive kit weighs 18.7lbs or 8.5kg alone. After slapping the drive kit onto our drop-through maple deck, the board only weighs 23lbs or 10.5 kg. This is considered very light! 

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit is a Lightweight All-terrain Electric Skateboard

Most all-terrain boards weigh around 28lbs or 13kg. With a smaller battery pack than your usual all-terrain boards, the lighter weight is probably an unexpected benefit. 

Riding Experience

Now that we’ve gone through the build and specs, it’s time to ride!

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit on a drop-through maple deck with camou grip tape

Obviously, a huge part of your riding experience will depend on what deck you use.

In our review, we used a drop-through deck that’s rather stiff, but we think the best deck for this would probably be an aggressive double drop deck, since the drive kit is very slim in profile, and wouldn’t need much ground clearance. Plus, a lower riding height will make the board ride more stable, compensating for the twitchiness of the trucks.

Twitchy trucks have poor rebound and won’t help you return to the center easily. You might get a feeling of swaying when turning. The 98a bushing is supposed to be tight and hard, but it didn’t help much, and changing the bushing would probably improve its quality.

TAKE NOTE: the board side bushing can’t be tightened by the T-tool provided by Maxfind, so you would need to find a spanner and adjust the tightness yourself.

When it comes to speed control, the acceleration and braking have 4 speed modes. And as always, every speed mode is perfectly smooth with Hobbywing ESC. This speed controller may not always be powerful, but no such worries for the M6 Kits. The acceleration and brakes are both very strong in the top speed mode.

Better than street wheels

When it comes to all-terrain performance, the 6.5-inch wheels perform well on rough roads. These are airless rubber wheels, so they weren’t as good as pneumatic wheels, but even then they’re still much better than Cloudwheels, Windwheels, or any street wheels. You will still feel the vibrations, but it won’t be uncomfortable. 

Comparing the experience to pneumatic wheels however, I found the airless rubber wheels less impressive. But when compared with your typical street wheels, these are much better.

We tried it on sand, grass, and rough roads with gravel or rocks.

Riding on sand is fine. There was enough torque from the motors to handle it. The same goes for grass. The motors are powerful enough to go through thick grass and coconut husk. It’s just not strong enough for gravel or small rocks.


Now that we know the quality of the build and specs, will the process of slapping this drive kit on a board of your choosing be worth it? 

The Maxfind M6 Drive kit is a decent drive kit that offers decent performance. Its worst flaw would be the truck, but it can be fixed by swapping in your own bushing. 

The rather small battery pack is not a big deal, since the battery can be easily swapped out in the middle of the ride. And going with a smaller battery looks pretty sleek. It doesn’t only allow more clearance, it’s also lighter in weight.

Maxfind M6 Drive Kit's sleek profile

On the value side of things, being able to choose an awesome deck is a factor that you are obviously paying extra for. Maxfind M6 Drive Kits go around the same price when compared to similar performing, yet completely built AT boards that come with a deck.

For example, Maxfind’s own FF Plus – All-Terrain comes with a pretty sweet carbon fiber finish flexible deck, and only costs a hundred dollar extra! ($969). Unless you are very insistent on using your preferred deck, going with the FF Plus or another brand’s complete build would probably be a better option.

As a person who doesn’t want to hold a screwdriver unless I absolutely have to, an all-terrain drive kit is not that appealing to me. However, if you have a bad-ass deck that you want to convert into an all-terrain eskate, the M6 Drive Kit is currently your only choice. It is the only all-terrain drive kit on the market, after all. At least it is a reasonably decent one, and has a US warehouse to provide fast shipping.

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

Maxfind FF Street Review

Today, we will be looking at the Maxfind FF – Street.

As a reviewer, I can’t help to consider Maxfind an interesting brand. Circa 2016, Maxfind was a brand that put out crappy budget boards and selling them on Amazon. During those days, their after-sale service or lack thereof has made them unpopular within the Eskate communities. Lately, however, they have almost completely abandoned the “entry-level market” but instead trying to establish themselves as a brand that offers polished products for a slightly higher price. (Oh, and I heard they are improving in after-sale service.)

Amongst Maxfind’s latest “more polished” product comes the star of today -Maxfind FF – Street, an $899 hub board with gorgeous looks, double kingpin trucks, a Hobbywing ESC, and a 6Ah hot-swappable battery.

Specs of Maxfind FF

Just like usual, let’s start with the build and the specs:

  • Deck Size: 38-inch x 9.4-inch (97cm x 24cm)
  • Top Speed: 25mph (40kmh)
  • Range: 17miles (28km)
  • Battery Pack:  216Wh (Samsung 30Q 6.0Ah in 10s2p)
  • Weight: 20lbs/ 9.1kg
  • Motor: 2 x 750W hub motors.
  • Wheels: 96mm 78A
  • Price: 899 USD
  • Features:
    • Remote with Telemetry,
    • Swappable Battery
    • IP 65 waterproof
    • Cloudwheel Donut Compatible

Deck – Composite deck with Carbon Fiber coating

Maxfind FF has a super flexible composite deck made of PolyPhenylene Sulfide and Fiberglass, coated with carbon fiber.

The deck is wide and has a good concave to it, so we can always know where our feet are during a ride. The deck has a double drop design, decreasing the riding height. It uses rubber grip tape, which we prefer as it doesn’t catch on fabrics and damage them. 

The deck has a built-in electronics compartment that can be accessed from the top. This allows for hot-swappable batteries and gives the board a very pleasant unibody look. There is a concern that a top access design would be bad for waterproofing. When it rains, the water could seep into the compartment, turning it into a water bucket. This is a problem that Evolve Carbon used to have. (But you shouldn’t ride an eskate in the rain anyways.)

For me, this board scores 10 out of 10 in the looks department.

Trucks, Wheels, Motors

For trucks, the Maxfind FF goes with Double Kingpin trucks and pairs them with soft 96mm wheels. We will talk about the ride feel of the trucks abit later.

The durometer is 78A, and at the back, two 750W hub motors power the board. These hub motors are compatible with the Cloudwheels Donut, and you can pay an extra $100 to bundle them with your Maxfind.

Top speed and Range

These 750W motors give the Maxfind FF a marketed top speed of 25mph (40kmh). In our top speed test, it fell 1 mph short of that max speed. That’s alright.

The swappable battery is a pack of 10s2p batteries with Samsung 30Q cells, that’s 216wh, and gives a marketed range of 17 miles (28km). In our range test, we were actually able to hit that marketed range of 17 miles. Can’t say I’m not a little bit surprised.

So, the Maxfind FF has a nice, polished design, and acceptable performance for its price. Next, let’s go over the riding experience.

Riding Experience of Maxfind FF

Speed Control

First, let’s talk about speed control. If you don’t already know, every board with a Hobbywing Electronic Speed Controller on it has a smooth and intuitive speed control. Smooth acceleration and braking in all 3 of the speed modes, good strength in both acceleration and braking. Nothing for us to nitpick here.

Next, we’ll talk about the maneuverability of the board, and how the double kingpin trucks perform.

Allow me to share a little bit of context here. When it comes to double kingpin trucks in eskate, there are some really good ones (Evolve, Wowgo, Backfire), but there are some that weren’t as good (Ownboard, Raldey).

For this Maxfind, unfortunately, it falls into the latter category, of the not-very-good double kingpin trucks. These trucks have poor rebound to center, and this makes carving less fun.

If we tighten the trucks all the way down, the board becomes hard to recenter after a turn; inversely, if we ride the trucks loose, the trucks will easily wobble at higher speeds. We can’t seem to find a good configuration with the trucks, perhaps changing the 98a bushing is the way to go.

Road Vibration

Another important part about the riding experience is how well the board handles road vibration from rough roads. In the case of the Maxfind’s FF, it handles these quite well, even though it is a hub driven board.

The double kingpin trucks, drop-through deck with good flexibility, and the rubber grip tape probably all helped. For those who want bigger wheels to further reduce the road vibration, the Maxfind FF is CloudWheel compatible. Just install the CloudWheels Donuts and that will relieve any of your issues with rough pavement. These take just 15minutes to install, and, well, an extra $100.

Now that we’ve shown everything about the Maxfind FF, let’s put it into perspective.

Summary of Maxfind FF

For $899, we can usually expect either amazing performance, or awesome design from a board. The Maxfind FF obviously falls into the latter category.

Unlike most Chinese eskates, this is a board that is not made just by combining off the shelf parts. For this Maxfind, 70% of your money goes into the design and build, and 30% into the motors, ESC, battery, etc. This means that, while costing $899, Maxfind FF has a performance that some $500 can match, but has the polish and design to match other pricier premium boards.

(An opposite example of this “design over performance” approach would be the Backfire G3 Plus, which prioritizes performance over a fancy design. It reuses all the parts from other Backfire boards, and then puts those savings into better performance.)

Another thing you should think about when buying a Maxfind is the company itself. You can consider Maxfind as a brand that has just come back from rehab. As mentioned, a few years ago it was known to be putting out cheap boards and having bad after-sales service. In recent years, however, we are hearing fewer complaints about the brand, but we aren’t hearing many singing their praises either. What we can verify here is that Maxfind’s new product lines are all well-built and polished.

Verdict: Is Maxfind FF worth it?

With that said, if you are tired of that generic look that most eskates share, and don’t mind the brand and the trucks; the Maxfind FF is the board for you.

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

Maxfind Max 2 Pro Dual Review- A good looking board for campus use?


To catch up to the rest of the market, Maxfind has released 5 new electric skateboards in relatively short order. We’ve looked at the Maxfind Max 4 Pro, and today, we are looking to review the Maxfind Max 2 Pro Dual – a $569 shortboard.

You never get to make a first impression twice, and the Max 2 pro gets its first impression right.You can see right away how Maxfind puts a lot of effort into making sure the board looks good and feels premium at the same time.

  • Size: 31-inch short board
  • Top Speed: 25mph/40kmh
  • Range: 15miles/25km ( Our test: 12.5miles/20km)
  • Battery Pack: 4.4AH pack in 10s2p configuration, Samsung 22P cells
  • Weight: 14lbs/6.5kg
  • Features: 600w hub motors, 90mm wheels, Hobbywing ESC remote controller,sleek design, polished, and waterproofing
  • Price: 569 USD


Riding Experience

i. Acceleration & Breaking

Despite being a 31-inch short board, it still packs strong performance to rival any regular size electric skateboard out there. The acceleration and breaking is quite nice. You probably will not notice much difference except for the size.

ii. Stability and Maneuverability

The lack of concavity on the deck didn’t help either, as the deck is super flat, so it’s hard to know where my feet are. I needed to check and re-check my feet placement quite often, just to be sure that I didn’t slip off the board.

iii. Vibration

Not surprisingly, you might not be too pleased with the Max 2 pro if you are riding away from its natural habitat into someplace with a rougher surface. As expected, the combo of a stiff plastic deck and hub motors means intense road vibrations. It was so bad that I felt like I was going to skid when turning on bad roads.

iv. Range & Top Speed

The marketed range is 15 miles or 25 km, but during our range test riding at medium to high speed, we got 12.5 miles or 20km, which is still quite impressive.

The top speed is a typical 25 mph (or 40 km/h), but for a mini-board, that’s super fast!

A closer look at the parts

i. Deck

The most noticeable aspect of the board is the short deck with a very nice bottom design. Most electric skateboards tend to focus primarily on the specs alone, but this time they did an astonishing job of balancing between looks and performance. Just look at this sick diamond cutting design! It’s flashy and premium at the same time.

This is not what you usually expect from an electric skateboard. This board looks extremely nice and feels well-polished. It may look like any regular board when you are on it, but when you’re carrying this board around, you will definitely see the true beauty of it.

ii. Components

By the way, did you notice that the Max 2 Pro has no functional kick-tail? If you are new to eskates and wouldn’t know how to use a kicktail anyways, this is great as it maximizes the wheelbase and stability. However, this is also a ballsy choice as it’s going to be a deal-breaker for many skaters living out there.

iii. Wheels

It uses 90 mm wheels, which are standard for many of today’s eskates.

iv. Trucks

Maxfind’s uses non-branded proprietary trucks that are both stable and agile enough to do the job.

v. Remote

The speed control is perfectly smooth, as can be expected from a Hobbywing ESC. I’m going to guess that the max 2 Pro is using the stock version of the Hobbywing ESC, with its typical 3-speed modes; but unlike the weak brakes that come with typical Hobbywing ESC, the braking on the Max 2 Pro is pretty strong – probably due to the stronger 600W hubs that Maxfind is using. For reference, a normal entry-level board has a hub motor of around 500W.


When it comes to shortboard for last-mile commuting, we are now spoiled with choices. For those who make purchasing decisions based solely on price vs specs, the Maxfind Max 2 Pro will not be on the top of the list as it’s a $569 board with $400 specs. With the Max 2 Pro, you are paying a premium for the sleek design, the polish, and waterproofing. I think a good head to head comparison might be with the $599 Backfire Mini which is another premium, nimble, powerful shortboard with similar price and specs, plus easy battery access, but minus waterproofing.

In short, the Maxfind Max 2 Pro is a good board, as long as you know what you are paying for.

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