Exway X1 Professional Electric Skateboard Review

It is never fun when you are stuck in your car during the morning rush hour gridlock traffic; more so if you know for a fact that it would only take you around fifteen minutes to get to work, but because of the slow moving traffic, you’ll be lucky to get there in an hour. What if I told you that you do not have to slog along with the rest of the people? Of course, you would want to learn of an alternative, and that is why you need to get one of the best powered longboard available, the Exway X1 Professional Electric Skateboard.

Features and Specifications

Motor and Batteries

The first thing that you will notice in the Exway X1 is that there is no battery pack, or at least you cannot find out where it is. The batteries of the X1 are cleverly hidden within the deck of the board, just like in the teamgee H9 37″ Electric Skateboard, thus making it look just like any other longboard, but that illusion will be broken once you notice that the rider does not need to kick off the ground to get the board going.

The batteries of the Exway X1 can contain enough juice to power the board a total of 16 miles, that is of course dependent on the riding style. The batteries are protected by a complicated circuitry that prevents overcharging, overheating, and short circuits.

The Exway X1 Pro is powered by two 1200-watt in-hub motors, so you will never be lacking in terms of speed. Do keep in mind that this board is not for the faint of heart, although out of the box, the X1 Pro is fast enough already, when you enable the Turbo mode on the FOC controller, it will unlock all of the power from the dual motors and batteries to push the board to speeds up to 29 miles per hour, and climb inclines up to 30% at grade.

Deck, Trucks and Wheels

The deck of the X1 Pro is made of a blend of polymers and plastics, which give the board just the right amount of rigidity and a bit of flexibility. However, since the batteries are built into the deck, it could not allow the board to flex too much without damaging the batteries; this board is more suited for smooth, paved roads than gravel paths.

Although the deck does lack in flexibility, it is a good thing that the trucks make up for it in terms of shock absorbing qualities. The Seismic Aeon trucks that were in the original X1 electric board has been met with glowing reviews, which is why it was carried over to the X1 Pro. These trucks not only provides good shock absorbency, they also make the board a whole lot more stable.

The new wheels used by the X1 Pro uses an improved polyurethane formula that provides better grip on the road and does not wear as easily as before. In addition, the new Pro wheels have a gel core that helps absorb the minor bumps on the road.

The Good

More power than you can ever need

The two motors have a whopping 1200 watts of power each, this makes the X1 Pro one of the most powerful electric longboards available, easily twice as powerful as the VOKUL V1 Electric Skateboard Cruiser, which is quite fast enough already. This allows the board to reach speeds up to 29 miles per hour, much faster than most other electric powered longboards in the market today.

Great torque

All that power would be wasted if the motors do not have enough torque to deliver all 2400 watts of power to the wheels, and that is what makes the Exway X1 Pro great. The motors have more than enough torque to drive the board up inclines of 30% grade with ease, which is excellent considering other boards, like the BACKFIRE New G2 Electric Longboard with G2T New Motors and ESC can only climb up 25% grade inclines.

Handy remote controller

The remote controller for the Exway V1 Pro is ergonomically-designed to sit comfortably in your hand, and it is covered with a non-slip finish so you will not need to worry about the controller slipping out of your hand while you are going at top speed. The controls are also quite nice, with the rolling throttle design, you will have absolute control of your board.

These are just some of the many benefits that you can get with the X1 Pro, if you want to see all of the things that you can receive, get one for yourself.

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The Bad

The board is not as flexible as others

Because the batteries are built into the board itself, it cannot be as flexible as most riders would want it to. However, it still flexes a bit, enough to give you a comfortable ride while you are cruising down the pavement.

Wheel bite

There are some owners who have reported that their boards have wheel bite, which means that the wheels rub against the inside of the board while making turns. Wheel bite is dangerous because it could cause serious crashes. However, there have not been any official reports of this happening in Exway boards, meaning they might just be isolated cases. However, this is still a serious issue so you might need to test out your board extensively at low speeds before you take it up a notch.

Who is it for?

Because the Exway X1 Pro has so much power, it is best suited for skaters with a bit of experience because it is a bit too fast for beginners. Now, if you are a seasoned longboarder, transitioning to this board will not be that hard.

Conclusion

The Exway X1 Pro is a monster of an electric longboard; with 1200 watts per motor, this is easily one of the most powerful electric boards that you can get your hands on today. Not only does it go fast, it can easily climb uphill up to 30% at grade, something that even small cars have trouble doing.

If you are experienced at riding longboards, then you definitely need to check out the Exway X1 Pro as soon as you can.

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