These days, you can get a motorized longboard that can accelerate to blazing speeds in just a couple of seconds, but not everyone likes going down the road on a plank of wood at more than 20 miles per hour. For those who just want to leisurely cruise down the streets, or for beginners who want something that is not too powerful to practice on, the VOKUL V1 Electric Skateboard Cruiser is the perfect choice.
Table of Contents
- 1 Features and Specifications
- 2 The Good
- 3 The Bad
- 4 Who is This For?
- 5 Conclusion
Features and Specifications
Motor and Batteries
The VOKUL V1 is powered by a single in-hub 350 watt motor. The board can carry a maximum load of around 200 pounds, and can accelerate to a top speed of 13 miles per hour. The speed of the VOKUL V1 is much slower than most other skateboards and longboards, like the BACKFIRE New G2 Electric Longboard with G2T New Motors and ESC, which can go as fast as 23 miles per hour.
The VOKUL V1 can also go uphill; it can climb up 10% grade roads with ease, any steeper and you might need to give it a bit of a push.
This board also has regenerative braking. This means that braking will turn the motor into a small turbine that will charge the battery of the board; you can increase the range of the batteries when you use the regenerative braking properly.
This electric skateboard comes with a built-in 4.4Ah battery, which can effectively power the board to a range of 10 miles on a full charge. The range of the battery is quite average, and not as exceptional as that of the Evolve Skateboards – Bamboo ONE Electric Longboard Skateboard, which can travel 21 miles on a single charge.
Speaking of charging, the VOKUL V1 needs only two hours to charge completely.
The Deck and Wheels
The deck of the VOKUL V1 is made up of 7 layers of maple that are laminated together. This means that the deck has more than enough flexibility to absorb the bumps and dips in the road.
The wheels are just regular polyurethane skateboard wheels. However, you can easily swap them out for wheels that you prefer.
A neat feature of the VOKUL V1 is that it automatically turns on when you push on it to get going. You do not have to turn any switch on or anything. It will also turn itself off when you have not been moving for a while.
The remote is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly inside your hand. When you hold the remote in your hand, it feels as if it was made specifically for you, it feels comfortable. The button placement is just right, you can reach all of the buttons easily.
The acceleration is smooth
You do not have to brace yourself when you push on the throttle of the remote. The power curve is smooth and increases without being jittery. Even the braking is smooth; you will not get thrown off the board when you put on the brakes abruptly. The board will not stop immediately, it will roll down a bit to slow down the board before coming to a stop.
The motor has a lot of torque
The VOKUL V1’s motor has a lot of torque, it can actually roll off even when the rider is around 200 pounds in weight. The brakes are also quite strong; you do not have to worry about going downhill uncontrollably, the regenerative braking will slow you down considerably.
As long as you do not go over the weight limit, the VOKUL V1 can easily climb uphill (maximum 10% grade); even if you are a bit heavier than 200 pounds the board can still climb hills, it will not be quite as fast though.
It is very lightweight
Because the VOKUL V1 only has one motor, and the batteries are not as big as in other electric skateboards, this board is actually pretty lightweight. You can easily carry it under your arm, and it is small enough that it can fit inside your backpack. If you need to ride the bus or the train for most part of your commute, you can easily pick up and carry this board.
You really need to get yourself a VOKUL V1 to really feel what it has to offer, so get one now!
The remote disconnects
The remote would sometimes disconnect even while it is running, which is actually pretty dangerous. Thankfully, VOKUL V1 comes with a six-month warranty that allows the end-user to get a complete replacement for factory defects. However, it is a serious issue that the company needs to look into.
The motor loses a lot of power when battery falls below 60%
When you have been riding the board for half an hour or so at full throttle, the maximum speed that the motor can propel the board drastically falls. From 13 miles per hour, once the battery falls close to 50%, the top speed will drop to around 6 miles per hour.
Who is This For?
The VOKUL V1 is not the fastest or quickest electric skateboard out there, but it is a good beginner or casual skateboard. It is for those who just want to leisurely cruise down the streets, it is for those who want to practice on a board that does not have a scary amount of power.
If you want something that is scary fast then get yourself a Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard, but if you want something that is easy going and still fun to ride, then get the VOKUL V1.
An electric skateboard does not necessarily need to be fast and quick to accelerate to make it fun, the VOKUL V1 is neither a fast and quick electric board, but it is still a fun ride. Even if you have little to no experience riding a skateboard, you will not have any problem learning to ride the VOKUL V1.
The VOKUL V1 electric skateboard is one of the best budget boards that you can really have fun with, it might not be fast, but it is far from being boring. If you want to see what made the VOKUL V1 such a popular board, you should get one for yourself.