I've been a snowboarder all my life and have always fantasized about being able to "ride" on the streets. The future is now. I specifically sought out a board that would mimic snowboarding as closely as possible and this board is an incredible experience. Once I tightened the bushings as much as possible (will still get harder ones in the future) it took about 5 miles for me to get comfortable in the lowest speed setting and ready to crank up the juice. Because the power is on the back wheels I'd liken it most closely to powder riding, pushing through the turns on the back foot to handle the torque of these massive motors. I snowboard in a very duck stance and it translated very easily and quickly to this board, even though the stance is much tighter than my snowboard. I now want to ride this everywhere around my city instead of my bike. Less exercise but oh so much moar fun!
This is my first electronic skateboard and I love it. The ride feels incredibly natural coming from a longboard and the rubber wheels make for a very comfortable ride. I couldn’t be more happy with this board as it’s exactly what I wanted: a high quality board that’s got a lot of speed and solid range. It’s stealthy and practically silent. I only got 50 miles on it but I haven’t had any apparent issues. I’m looking forward to many more miles on this board. The only thing I would advise against would be taking this board on any rough terrain due to the low clearance of the direct drive motors. It’s not really a problem on the streets, but the motors will take some hits from bigger rocks. If you’re sticking to the streets, I couldn’t recommend this board more.
I wanted something to zoom around the neighborhood and not cause much attention. I surf-skate, surf, and snowboard. Riding this board is like snowboarding on the street. It has great power, speed, corners fantastic, is quiet, and has lots of wheel options. I have 115 miles on it and have no complaints. I have Cloud 120mm, M-board's 97mm, and the 115mm rubber wheels. I mostly use the 120mm and 97mm because they use the same ABEC adaptor. Only Onsra's wheel adaptors. I tried M-boards ABEC adaptors and they were a no-go on the Onsra. The 97mm have the best cornering, but very little clearance, so the motors get dinged up and you feel lots of vibration and bumps. The 120mm have the best clearance (at this time March 2021), good dampening for vibration, and good cornering for such a large wheel. The 115mm rubber wheel have the best dampening and good cornering. Due to the direct drive motor location, you don't have much clearance for off-roading, even with the 120mm wheels. I cut up and old mountain bike tube, and bought silicon kids wrist bracelets and slipped them over 1/2 of the motor near the kingpin to limit the dings. It helped a little bit, but has not been tested in the summer heat. I wish there was a 200mm wheel adaptor for off-roading. Onsra please make a 200mm wheel adaptor for direct drive!!! Also, I have to use reading glasses, so I wish the remote display was a little larger. I taped a wrist watch magnifying glass over the screen and that helped. I miss having a kicktail sometime when maneuvering in small spaces, but I like the possibility to being able to use 200mm wheels someday. If you get a e-skate, I highly I recommend wearing as many pads as possible. I have knee, elbow, hip, shoulder pads, a helmet, and gloves with built in wrist protection. I wear tough fabric like denim. I took a spill at 24 mph and my protection worked. I only had some minor bruises and road rash. The Flatlands Pro E-skate gloves really work and are worth every penny.
I love this board. I have been skateboarding for over 40 years. I am a 52 year old surgeon/adrenaline junkie. My colleagues think I am taking a big risk, but it is just too much fun. Carving down the hills in my neighborhood is a blast. The brakes keep your speed in check and when you get to the bottom you can motor uphill and do it all over again. I do wish there was a bit more technology to help prevent the wobbles. Maybe some day I can work up to full throttle but for now level 1 is great!
Steady safe cruise. State of art now!