Maxfind dual motor electric skateboard review
So when it comes to electric skateboards, everyone is always concerned about the power, speed, and range that an esk8 has available. In my opinion that is the wrong way to go about it.
Simply looking at numbers might get you a super fast board that can go far, but honestly, that’s more of a toy than something you can use regularly. If you are gonna be using it every day your priorities should be comfort, reliability, and ease of use. It should be something that you look forward to using every day that doesn’t scare you or leave your feet hurting after every use.
Today I will be reviewing the Maxfind electric skateboard. I will be looking at each of the features and sizing up its strengths and weaknesses.
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Maxfind electric board specs explained:
This deck is 38in long and wide enough to ensure a comfortable standing platform. Its made with Canadian Maple and has a bit of flex. The flex absorbs some of the road vibration adding to the aspect of comfortability. The deck has a long wheelbase. The long wheelbase gives the esk8 a lot of stability.
This is an electric skateboard with big wheels, featuring 83mm tall and 85a soft ones. These wheels will provide comfort when traveling across the city. Due to their size, they will easily roll over surface imperfections such as cracks, pebbles, and gaps. The overall ride they will produce will be comfortable and smooth. The 85a hardness means that these wheels will allow you to accelerate really fast and keep that momentum. However, being so hard you will feel a little more vibrations than you would normally.
You won’t find other boards with trucks like these, they are specially designed Maxfind trucks. They have a lower angle so they give you stability at higher speeds.
This board uses two 500W brushless motors. Having two motors on two wheels means the user will experience smooth, fast acceleration and the setup will have enough torque to climb hills. Having brushless motors is like having a turbocharger without the turbo lag.
The brushless motors are more energy efficient. This results in a max speed of 17mph.
Premium battery pack from Samsung: Very few companies in the world produce reliable Lithium batteries. Samsung is one of them. Having a high-quality battery means you have something that is built to last and that won’t fail you (or fall out) in the middle of your commute or daily use. It’s something you can rely on day in day out.
You have a maximum range of 7miles with this battery and it only recharges in 1 hr.
These batteries come with a 1-year warranty and 30day money back guarantee. You can be confident with batteries like this.
The Bluetooth controller: The remote is an ergonomic and simple to use tool. It fits comfortably in your hand and but is unfortunately made of cheap plastic, as you’ll find with other esk8 remotes.
It has straightforward indications on what each button does. It has two modes, the first slow and the second allowing you to reach the maximum speed.
Altogether the setup weighs 12lbs/5.4kg. This is rather light so if you run out of battery you can always push it home. The brushless motors used reduce the resistance when pushing, allowing the wheels to rotate freely. Other motors that use belts give resistance to rotating the wheels.
What I liked about it?
- Low weight – At only 5kg, this board is pretty lightweight. This comes in handy if you have to push or carry the board. For eg., if you get to a mall you won’t get exhausted from carrying this thing around.
- The stability – With a long wheelbase (distance between the trucks) and low angle trucks, this board is really stable. If you are an inexperienced skater, this is good for you because it will be easy to ride and stable at its top speed.
- Shock absorption – The tall wheels and flex from the deck allow this board to absorb A LOT of road vibration from going over cracks and pebbles. This makes a big difference to how comfortable it will feel and this directly
- translates into how relaxed your feet will feel after days worth of riding.
- Warranty and money back guarantee – Not only does this highlight the confidence the company has with their product, but it also gives you leeway to try the product and return it if you don’t like it. They offer a full years worth of a warranty so if something is faulty, they will help you sort it out.
Maxfind vs Boosted board vs etc.
So one could say that the esk8 is pretty low on numbers. However, for the given price, it outperforms boards like the Boosted and others in its price range. For example, the Inboard has a similar range of 7miles but costs around $1000 (depending on where you buy) a lot more than you’ll pay for the Maxfind. You can check the current price for Maxfind on Amazon.com here.
The Inboard is also super stiff so at the end of the day, the user will definitely have sore feet. I personally commute every day on my cruiser board. A stiff uncomfortable board will make you hate it and skateboarding. It’s not something you want.
Another competitor that Maxfind beats are Atom. Atom esk8’s use dual belt driven motors and have super stiff decks. The belt driven motors give the wheels a lot of resistance so they can’t free-roll.
This is a nightmare if you run out of battery and have to manually push. It can also ruin the esk8s batteries leading to even more costs.
What is holding it back?
- Poor range – Only 7 miles may not allow you to reach your destination and back. It also holds back other uses you might have for this board. Though the 1hr charge time makes up for it. 1hr is typically the time most people spend doing activities, meeting etc. If you are strategic you can get around this.
- The remote could easily break – An unfortunate trends with esk8 brands, they always use cheap plastic for the remotes. If you drop it when you are going fast or seat on it by mistake,it might break.
- Maintenance – Maintenance of other parts should be relatively easy but having two motors means more parts to deal with and maintain.
Should you go for it?
This esk8 is guaranteed to be a reliable workhorse day in and day out. That is going to be comfortable to ride and easy to get used to.
Our review has found that Maxfind has clearly focused on the important parts of the esk8. The battery, motors, wheels, and board. This has allowed them to produce a decently priced esk8 that doesn’t use gimmicks and doesn’t compromise on quality.
So all together, this is a great board and should be high on your list of considerations when getting an esk8.