One of the reasons why some people are turned off at using powered skateboards is because most of the ones available are bulky and heavy. However, there are some boards that actually look identical to traditional longboards, but they are actually powered by electric motors, and the best of these is the teamgee H9 37″ Electric Skateboard.
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Features and Specifications
Motor and Battery
The TeamGee H9 is powered by dual in-hub electric motors that are mounted at the rear of the board. Each of the two motors can produce up to 350 watts of power, more than enough to carry an adult person. The two motors are powerful enough to carry a maximum weight of 285 pounds to speeds up to 23 miles per hour, and up inclines of 30% grade. To say that this board is powerful is an understatement.
This electric longboard has a built-in high-performance battery that has enough juice to power the skateboard up to 11 miles on a single charge. Speaking of charging, it takes a little over two hours to fully charge. Do take note that the power will drop when the battery level drops to below 50%.
The batteries are super thin, and they are lined up along the entire length of the deck, sandwiched in between the Canadian maple layers and the bottom layer made of fiberglass.
Deck and Wheels
The TeamGee H9’s deck is made of 10 layers of Canadian maple, and one layer of fiberglass. This construction provides the deck with more than enough rigidity and flexibility for a comfortable ride. The neat thing about this deck is that it is just half an inch thick, which makes it one of, if not the thinnest e-board currently available.
The H9 has a drop-through deck, this means the deck is much lower to the ground compared to other longboards, like the Evolve Skateboards – Bamboo ONE Electric Longboard Skateboard.
The trucks are 7 inches long and made of high-strength aluminum-magnesium alloy, which makes them both lightweight, yet able to withstand high impacts and carry heavy loads. The wide trucks, accompanied by the 90mm polyurethane wheels ensure a smooth ride and accurate steering. Even if this is your first longboard, if you have even some experience riding a skateboard, you will quickly get used to riding the H9.
Speaking of the wheels, the TeamGee H9 has four 90mm wheels that are made of high-grade polyurethane. This gives the wheel more than enough strength to carry the full weight of the rider and the deck, but still soft enough to absorb most of the bumps on the pavement.
The Remote Controller
The remote control of the H9 is unlike that of other electronic boards. First of all, the throttle is controlled via a roller wheel, similar to what you have on your computer mouse. Roll to accelerate and roll to the opposite direction to slow down and stop. This kind of throttle is much safer and does not need a trigger guard or any additional safety feature; you will never accidentally make the board move or stop.
Another neat feature of the remote is the built in LED screen. This small screen provides you with different kinds of information, like speed, battery life, and direction. This is something that is sorely missing from some of the high-end boards like the Maxfind Max 2 Dark Wheels Dual & Single Motor Electric Skateboard.
This board is incredibly thin for an electric skateboard
The TeamGee H9 uses incredibly thin batteries to give the board a slim profile, and also to make it a bit easier to carry. The batteries are not kept in a bulky battery pack attached underneath the deck, instead the cells are sandwiched between the Canadian maple layers and the bottom fiberglass ply. This provides the board with a sleek profile.
Very stable ride
The deck of the H9 is dropped down quite a bit to place the rider as close to the ground as possible, this makes it easy to keep the board stable even at high speeds. In addition, the 7-inch trucks and 90mm wheels give the board a wide base that actually prevents it from flipping over; the weight of the rider is situated at the middle of the board to give it more balance.
Lightweight and portable
The H9 is quite lightweight for its size. Compare it to a similar-sized board like the MEEPO Board Electric Skateboard Campus 2.0, the H9 is almost three pounds lighter. This makes this board the ideal everyday companion on your daily commute; forget the gridlock traffic downtown, hop on your board and zip through the tangled cars and skip the long lines at the subway.
These are only some of the benefits that you stand to receive when you get your own TeamGee H9 electric skateboard, go get one now to experience it all firsthand.
The batteries are non-replaceable
Since the batteries are built into the board, there is no other way to replace the bad batteries with new ones, you will need to replace the entire board. However, since the batteries used are of extremely high quality, the board might last a couple of years at the least.
The mileage is so-so
With a full charge, the board can travel up to 11 miles, but with actual use on city streets, the mileage drops down to just a little over 9 miles. This maybe due to the need to downsize the battery capacity to give the board a sleeker look, for some it is a fair compromise, but not for most longboarders.
The TeamGee H9 37 inch electric longboard might not be the fastest longboard out there, nor is it the one with the biggest range, but it is the most compact and slim electric skateboard by far. Just looking at it, you would swear that it is just a regular longboard, except that it come with a remote control.
Even beginners at electric longboard riders will find the learning curve of the TeamGee electric skateboard to be relatively shallow. After a couple of practice runs and you will be able to carve down the streets with no problem at all. Whether you are a beginner or if you have experience riding longboards you really should check out the teamgee H9 37″ Electric Skateboard.