You are never too old to start having fun. If you have always wanted to try riding a longboard, do not let your age prevent you from chasing after your dream, especially these days when new motorized skateboards are making it easier for anyone to skate. The Hiboy S11 Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote E-Skateboard for Adults and Youths is one of these electric skateboards that you can pick up now and start riding without issues.
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Features and Specifications
Motor and Batteries
The Hiboy S11 is powered by a single, brushless, in-hub electric motors, capable of pushing out 350 watts of power. The combined power of the two rear electric motors can effectively propel the board and its rider to speeds up to 12.4 miles per hour, which is already much faster than riding a conventional skateboard. However, if you do not want to push it to the limit, you can just change the ride mode on the remote and just cruise along the sidewalk at a leisurely pace.
The Hiboy S11’s motors also have enough torque to push the board and rider up an 8-degree incline from a complete standstill, which is similar to what the Maxfind MAX C Electric Skateboard can do.
The motor also serve as the board’s brakes, which is a feature that it shares with other electric skateboards like the Exway X1 Professional Electric Skateboard. When you push on the brakes on the remote, you are turning the motor into a dynamo, which uses the force generated by the braking motion to recharge the batteries. This is called regenerative braking; and if you use this feature effectively, you can travel farther on a single charge of the batteries.
Speaking of mileage, on a full charge, the Hiboy S11 can travel a total of 6.2 miles. If you live in the inner city, and you constantly have to wait through rush hour gridlock traffic jams, you can break free from this harrowing routine just by ditching your car and just ride your Hiboy S11 to work. Not only can you get to your destination faster, you are also doing your part to save the environment because you will not be riding a gasoline-powered car, but instead you are riding an electric skateboard.
Deck, Truck and Wheels
The deck of the Hiboy S11 is made of 7 layers of Canadian maple, which gives it more than enough flexibility to absorb small bumps on the road, and yet still quite rigid and maneuverable. The board also has a concave shape that makes it a lot easier to keep balanced on, and also helps with the maneuverability. This also makes the board quite light. Weighing just a bit over eight and a half pounds, you can easily carry the Hiboy S11 under your arms when you need to ride the bus or the train.
The board also has 7.8-inch trucks that provide riders with excellent stability. Even when you are traveling at the S11’s top speed, you will still find it easy to keep your balance. These wide trucks are also great for when you just want to carve up the streets.
The Hiboy S11 sits on 55mm thick PU wheels, which not only grips the road quite well, it is also a bit bouncy so it can cushion you from the rough roads. The wheels are the same size used by the MEEPO Board Electric Skateboard Campus 2.0 so you do not have to worry about where to get replacement wheels.
At just 8.3 pounds in weight, it is the perfect electric skateboard for those who are just starting to learn how to ride. It is also the best choice for those who want a lightweight alternative to their morning commute; it is the ideal electric skateboard to take on the bus and train.
There are 4 riding modes
Depending on how skilled you are, you can choose from four different riding modes. If you have no experience whatsoever riding a skateboard, you should start from the lowest riding mode and work your way up the ranks. Once you are used to riding the highest setting, you can now ride your board with confidence on the streets whenever you need to.
Ergonomically designed remote controller
The remote control for the Hiboy S11 is perfectly shaped to inside the palm of your hand. Even if you are riding the board for an hour or so, the remote will not feel uncomfortable at all. The roller-type throttle is also pretty responsive, and it poses no risk of accidental acceleration or braking.
If you are a complete beginner at skating, it is recommended that you start with the Hiboy S11. Not only is it budget-friendly, it is also not as scary quick as the others in the market today. Go get one for yourself right now!
It is only for beginners and kids
If you have ridden a skateboard before, you would probably be able to push your board faster than when you are riding the Hiboy S11. The top speed of the Hiboy S11 clocks out at just 12.4 miles per hour, and you can only hit that speed when the ground is perfectly level and there are no bumps on the road.
The total range is quite small
The Hiboy S11 is mainly suitable for just short commutes. At just a little over six miles on a full charge, the Hiboy S11 is best for riding from your home to the train station or bus stop, and vice-versa.
Who is it for?
The Hiboy S11 is not powerful nor have a long enough battery life, so it is mainly for those who just want a practice board; something that does not have that much power so it will be easy to control. It is also good for those who live in the downtown areas of their cities, for people who just need to travel less than 6 miles to their place of work.
Although the Hiboy S11 is not that fast or powerful, it is still fun to ride. Thanks to its flexible deck and wide trucks, carving the streets with the S11 is still a whole lot of fun. If you have learned how to masterfully maneuver an electric skateboard thanks to all the practice you got from riding on the Hiboy S11, you can then move onto riding more powerful and faster electric longboards.
On the other hand, if you do enjoy riding casually down the street, and you do not really like going that fast, then you should get the Hiboy S11 and make it your daily driver.