teamgee H5 37″ Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control Review

It’s no fun sitting inside a car in the middle of gridlock morning rush hour traffic. Do you know what is fun? Riding downtown on a teamgee H5 37″ Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control, which is one of the best affordable electric skateboard that you can get right now.

Features and Specifications

Motor and Batteries

The TeamGee H5 is propelled by dual in-hub motors that have a total power output of 760 watts, which is already plenty enough to push the board to speeds approaching 22 miles per hour. The motors also have enough torque that allows the board to climb up inclines as steep as 25% at grade from a standing start.

At first glance, you would think that the H5 is just a regular longboard, and that is because the motors are installed inside the rear wheels, and the batteries are installed inside the deck, like in the Evolve Skateboards – Carbon GT Series Electric Skateboard. These design choices give the illusion that the TeamGee H5 is just another regular longboard, that is until you see it accelerate uphill without the rider pushing it along.

The built-in batteries contain more than enough juice to power the board to distances of up to 11 miles. Once you drain the batteries of power, it only takes two hours to get it fully charged once again.

You can extend the mileage even further when you take advantage of the board’s regenerative braking. This means that whenever you push on the brakes, the motors turn into dynamos which then produce an electric current that will charge the batteries by quite a bit.

Deck and Wheels

The deck, although it is just 15mm in thickness, is made of 10 layers of Canadian maple, which gives the deck more than enough rigidity and the right amount of flexibility so you can be sure that every bump in the road is absorbed.

The deck is also dropped by a considerable amount, this is so the board’s center of gravity is closer to the ground, making it easier to keep your balance even when the board is going at full speed.

The wheels are 90mm in diameter and made of polyurethane, which makes them very grippy, and they also have some give so that they contribute to the board’s shock absorbing qualities.

The Good

The sleek design

Unless you inspect it closely, you would not know that the TeamGee H5 is actually an electric skateboard. The motors are tucked inside the rear wheels, and the batteries are incorporated inside the deck, these make the H5 look just like a regular longboard, like the MBS All-Terrain Longboard, that is until you push forward on the remote control and the board launches on its own.

Well-designed remote controller

Not only is the remote control for the TeamGee H5 ergonomically-designed, it is also very user-friendly. The throttle is a roller-type, which is much safer than the joysticks that other electric skateboards use. Also, the remote also has a small LCD screen that shows your current speed, battery levels, and other important information.

If these alone were enough to tickle your interest in getting a TeamGee H5 electric skateboard, then you will be surprised to find that there are more benefits left for you to discover, so get one now!

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The Bad

There is no automatic cutoff

Say that you are riding the H5 down the street, then suddenly you lose grip of the remote and it falls on the ground. Ideally, what should happen is that the board should automatically cut off and come to a gradual stop. In the case of the TeamGee H5, the board will continue on its merry way even if it is out of range of the wireless remote control.

Shorter range compared to what’s advertised

The 11 miles per full charge is kind of a hit-and-miss situation. You might be able to hit 11 miles if the following conditions are met: the pathway is smooth, there are plenty of downhill sections, and the rider is just above a hundred pounds in weight. With normal use, and with riders that come close, but does not exceed the weight limit, it is might be possible to hit 11 miles.

Who is this for?

The TeamGee H5 might not have the same power and mileage as the teamgee H9 37″ Electric Skateboard, it does make for a good inner city cruiser. If you work downtown, and you do not want to take the public transports (because they tend to get stuck in traffic), you need to check out the TeamGee H5.

Conclusion

There is nothing quite like the feeling of riding an electric skateboard like the TeamGee H5 to work, and watching the poor souls trapped in the gridlock traffic as you scoot past them. Although it is not the perfect electric skateboard out there, that does not mean you won’t have tons of fun riding it, and besides, with its price tag and the money that you will save on gasoline or taxi fare, this board will actually pay for itself in just a couple of months.

If you are looking for a good beginner electric longboard that is also friendly on the budget, look no further than the teamgee H5 37″ Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control.

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