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

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  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Tynee Board Ultra Review—13s batteries for a mid-tier eskate?

So! Today we will be looking at the Tynee Board Ultra, the flagship product of the Tynee board brand.

In our previous review of Tynee Board Pro, we’ve mentioned that Tynee Board is a company that’s not so tiny since they are founded by giant industry veterans who parted ways with a major eskate brand. Tynee has put out a lot of muscle with its very competitive products since its founding, and today, we will be reviewing Tynee Board’s latest flagship board—the Tynee Board Ultra.

The Tynee Board Ultra is a $609 board or $729 if you’re going to get it with Cloudwheels, so it’s a mid-tier electric skateboard playing in the same ballpark with Exway Flex Riot ($594) and Wowgo 3 ($529).

To check out our previous review for the Tynee Board Pro, click here.

Formulated boosted-style

As a matter of fact, these three boards are built with the same formula—using flexible decks, plus Hobbywing ESC for the smoothest control, and adding on some dual belt drives for power and tada! You get a recipe similar to the late-Boosted board—a comfortable board that’s strong in power, smooth in control, and fun for carving.

To separate Ultra from the rest, Tynee packed this board with 13s batteries for better power. To give you a little background, most boards at this price are still with 10s batteries and at best, 12s. Now the question is, can Tynee Board Ultra truly demonstrate a stronger power with these extra series of batteries? We will see. As usual, let’s go through the specs.

Tynee Board Ultra – Build and specs

  • Deck: bamboo and fiberglass; flexi-deck, no concave, camber
  • Board weight: 16.9 lbs/7.7.kg
  • ESC: 13s Hobbywing ESC with smart power-on
  • Batteries: 13s2p 18500, 281 Wh, 7.8 Ah
  • Motors: Hobbywing 5255 dual belt, 2 * 600 W 170kv
  • Trucks: Tynee PE trucks (Paris V3 clone)
  • Marketed top speed: 28mph or 45 km/h
  • Marketed range: 18.6 miles or 30 km
  • Wheels: 90 MM x 62 MM 78 A; 105 MM Cloudwheels

Tynee Board Ultra’s deck is a combination of bamboo and fiberglass with no concave and is flexible with camber. 

Ultra also uses a 13s Hobbywing ESC with 4-speed modes and smart power-on. Its electronic enclosure is made of nylon and fiberglass, and it’s pretty sleek. 

What do you think about Tynee Board Ultra’s very classic vibe? Let us know in the comments section!

Tynee Board also mentioned that the board is IP 54 waterproof, but as always, we would advise not to take any waterproof rating of any boards too seriously.

Better power but with measly range

Now let’s go to their upgrade, the 13s2p 18500 cell batteries. These add up to 281 Watt-hours or 7.8 Amp-hours in size. A higher series of batteries promised better power, but that didn’t add up to the range.

Tynee Board Ultra has a marketed range of 18.6 miles or 30 km. There’s a chance you can go that far by riding slow, but that won’t utilize the power of a 13s board.

We tested the board riding fast, and our 155 lbs (70 kg) rider got only 10 miles or 16.5 km for range. Our 200 lbs or 90 kg riders only got a measly 8 miles or 13 km. Let’s just say it left us wanting more.

Tynee PE trucks as Paris V3 clones

For the trucks, Tynee Board uses its proprietary truck named Tynee PE trucks, which are based on the upgraded Paris V3. Tynee seems to be pretty confident with their trucks, backing it up with a lifetime warranty. We will talk about how the trucks will ride a bit later.

As for the motors, Tynee Board Ultra uses Hobbywing 5255 belt motors, 2 * 600 W with 170kv. These motors compete on the same level as most belt-driven boards at this price range. 

Combining these motors and ESC allowed the board to have a marketed top speed of 28mph or 45 km/h, which we were able to hit pretty easily. Tynee Board Ultra retains a healthy 25mph or 40km/h top speed even as it drops below the half battery, which is not something every board does, mind you.

Lastly, Tynee Board Ultra is available for both street wheels and Cloudwheels. The board uses your typical street wheels in 90 MM x 62 MM with a 78 A durometer and is also compatible with 105 MM Cloudwheels.

As you can see, the polish of the Tynee Board Ultra is pretty good. It does not shout premium, but it is definitely well built.

Tynee Board Ultra – Riding experience

Now that we’ve run through the specs, it’s time to ride!

The best trait of Tynee Board Ultra is the smoothness of its ride feel. Carving is fun with its flexible deck that also helps reduce vibration from the road. If you’re the type who can’t tolerate road vibration at all, you can always spend an extra $120 and get the 105 MM Cloudwheels.

PE trucks handle top speed with a smooth ride feeling

Moving on to the trucks, we still prefer branded Paris trucks over Tynee PE trucks, but these PE trucks aren’t that bad. It has a good return to center and is very responsive. It can also handle high speed without compromising the silky-smooth ride. The board is quite stable, although the bounce of the flexible deck can take away some stability at top speed, especially on rougher roads.

Acceleration power with a massive punch

When it comes to speed control, the Hobbywing ESC has always perfected a very smooth and intuitive control across all 4-speed modes. 

So, let’s now talk about power. The acceleration power for Ultra is very strong, indeed. The 13s batteries did not disappoint, either. More powerful than most of its peers, you will be hard-pressed to find similarly priced boards that pack a massive punch than the Tynee Ultra. Among the boards we’ve tested, only a few do better than the Tynee Ultra in the torque department. (For example, the Beastboard Viper – Torque Specialist and Ownboard W2 Pro).

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

You wouldn’t need to worry about going uphill with this board, ever. The braking is very strong and smooth, as expected from the latest gen of Hobbywing ESC.

Eliminates voltage sag

Another special factor about Ultra’s ESC configuration is that it eliminates voltage sag. The board retains its strong power down to the last 10% battery. One downside with this configuration though, is that the board sometimes allows us to ride it down to 0% battery. This can surprise you if you aren’t being careful. Thankfully, all electric skateboards at present are programmed to brake gently to a stop upon disconnection.

With that, the power of the Ultra can come as a double-edged sword. 

First, it allows a strong ride even when the battery is low. You get to drain through the battery really fast as a result.

Second, the board has a higher top speed (28mph or 45km/h), and utilizing them with a bouncy flexy deck is quite scary. It might come out as a fancy feature after all.

These are obviously minor nitpicks, but it’s worth considering a board with a stiffer deck if going fast is high on your priority list.

THE VERDICT – Is Tynee Board Ultra worth your money?

Alright, time to summarize! 

The Tynee Board Ultra is a well-polished, boosted-style board deserving its $609 price tag. You get a smooth riding experience and strong power that lasts down to the very last percent of the battery, which, unfortunately, happens too soon (8 miles) when riding fast.

When it comes to the brand Tynee, I do feel comfortable recommending it as it is run by industry veterans who have proven that they know what they are doing. This young brand has also kept its reputation intact, which is harder than it sounds among Chinese eskate brands.

So, for those who expect a lot of range from a mid-tier electric skateboard, the Tynee Board Ultra should not be on your buying list. But for those who do not want to compromise on torque and power, even during the last leg of the ride, I’m sure Tyneeboard Ultra will make you very happy.

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