Are you looking for an alternative (green) way to commute to work other than taking your car, then you should check out the many different electric longboard skateboards that are in the market today? One of the most popular brands is the WOWGO 2S (38″) Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control; not only will you be playing your part in saving the environment, you will be doing it in an exhilarating manner.
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Features and Specifications
Motor and batteries
Wowgo does not specify exactly how much power the dual electric hub motors that the Wowgo 2s pumps out, but they do boast that the board can reach speeds up to 38 kilometers per hour, which is equivalent to 23.5 miles per hour. This means that the Wowgo 2s has roughly the same power as the Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Standard Range Electric Skateboard.
The motors also have enough torque to push the board and its rider up a 30-degree incline, and that is from a standing start. This is much more powerful than most other electric skateboards out there.
The motors and batteries are enclosed in a water-resistant stainless steel enclosure, which means you can ride the board over puddles after it has rained, and the batteries and electrical circuitry will still be fine. This is the same feature as that of the BACKFIRE New G2 Electric Longboard with G2T New Motors and ESC.
When you buy a Wowgo 2s, you have a choice from three types of batteries: a 4.0Ah, 6.4Ah, and an 8.5Ah battery pack. The neat feature of the batteries that Wowgo uses in its boards is that they can maintain a constant high-speed even when their charge has considerably dropped; other boards will have a significant drop in power when their charge reaches below 50% of maximum.
Deck and Wheels
The deck is made of six layers of maple wood and two layers of bamboo; this allows the deck to flex and absorb shocks from the road and yet still remain stiff so you can maneuver it effortlessly.
The deck also has a convex shape to help the rider keep balance even while riding at high speeds. The shape of the board helps the rider keep his/her center of gravity on top of the deck, making it easier to keep balance.
The wheels are made of 82A polyurethane, measurethis provides the wheels with just the right amount of give to securely grip the road and absorb minor bumps and dips.
The Wowgo 2s also has a new, improved ESC (electronic speed controller) that provides a smooth, yet prompt acceleration. You can gun the board from a complete standstill, and it won’t throw you off because of the smooth acceleration curve.
You will not experience a power drop even when the batteries are already half-discharged. The speed that you can get from the board at full battery charge will be roughly the same as when the batteries are at 50% or less.
You can actually control how gradually the brakes kick in, so you can make the board cruise a couple of feet before stopping, or you can brace yourself and make the board stop on a dime, which is still quite smooth and will not make you fly off the board.
The motors, ESC, and the batteries are protected by a metal case that is also waterproofed. This means that you do not have to walk home if you get caught in the rain; you can continue cruising down the road, albeit very carefully though, and not worry about your board shorting out.
In addition to all of these benefits, the Wowgo 2s is also quite affordable and comes with a lot of freebies. And there are many more benefits that are left for you to discover, so get one now!
Aftermarket support could be better
There are a significant number of past customers who reported that the customer service of Wowgo leave a lot to be desired. However, the company has recently revamped their customer service, and hopefully they have resolved the issues.
The deck could be a little thicker
Considering the fact that the deck is also carrying the weight of the batteries and the ESC aside from the weight of the rider, instead of six layers of maple sandwiched in between two layers of bamboo, it would have been better if there were at least eight layers of maple. The board would have been flexible still, and it would be stronger as well.
Who is it for?
Even beginners at longboarding could easily get used to riding the Wowgo 2s because it has three riding modes; the lowest setting only allowing the board to go as fast as 12.5mph.
That does not mean that experienced riders cannot have fun with this board. Because when you crank up the setting to the highest, the board can go up to 23.6mph, which is crazy fast, almost as fast as the Evolve Skateboards – Carbon GT Series Electric Skateboard.
The WOWGO 2S (38″) Electric Skateboard with Wireless Remote Control may just be one of the best all-around electric skateboard that you can buy today. The three ride settings allow the board to be ridden by anyone regardless of their skills and experience. Add to that the incredibly affordable price tag, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t give this board a try.