To catch up to the rest of the market, Maxfind has released 5 new electric skateboards in relatively short order. We’ve looked at the Maxfind Max4 PRO, and today, we are looking to review the Maxfind Max2 PRO Dual – a $569 shortboard.
You never get to make a first impression twice, and the Max2 PRO gets its first impression right.You can see right away how Maxfind puts a lot of effort into making sure the board looks good and feels premium at the same time.
Despite being a 31-inch short board, it still packs strong performance to rival any regular size electric skateboard out there. The acceleration and breaking is quite nice. You probably will not notice much difference except for the size.
The lack of concavity on the deck didn’t help either, as the deck is super flat, so it’s hard to know where my feet are. I needed to check and re-check my feet placement quite often, just to be sure that I didn’t slip off the board.
Not surprisingly, you might not be too pleased with the Max2 PRO if you are riding away from its natural habitat into someplace with a rougher surface. The vibration will be slightly larger.
The marketed range is 15 miles or 25 km, but during our range test riding at medium to high speed, we got 12.5 miles or 20km, which is still quite impressive.
The top speed is a typical 25 mph (or 40 km/h), but for a mini-board, that’s super fast!
The most noticeable aspect of the board is the short deck with a very nice bottom design. Most electric skateboards tend to focus primarily on the specs alone, but this time they did an astonishing job of balancing between looks and performance. Just look at this sick diamond cutting design! It’s flashy and premium at the same time.
This is not what you usually expect from an electric skateboard. This board looks extremely nice and feels well-polished. It may look like any regular board when you are on it, but when you’re carrying this board around, you will definitely see the true beauty of it.
By the way, did you notice that the Max2 PRO has no functional kick-tail? If you are new to eskates and wouldn’t know how to use a kicktail anyways, this is great as it maximizes the wheelbase and stability. However, this is also a ballsy choice as it’s going to be a deal-breaker for many skaters living out there.
It uses 90 mm wheels, which are standard for many of today’s eskates.
Maxfind’s uses non-branded proprietary trucks that are both stable and agile enough to do the job.
The speed control is perfectly smooth, as can be expected from a Hobbywing ESC. I’m going to guess that the Max2 PRO is using the stock version of the Hobbywing ESC, with its typical 3-speed modes; but unlike the weak brakes that come with typical Hobbywing ESC, the braking on the Max2 PRO is pretty strong – probably due to the stronger 600W hubs that Maxfind is using. For reference, a normal entry-level board has a hub motor of around 500W.
When it comes to shortboard for last-mile commuting, we are now spoiled with choices. For those who make purchasing decisions based solely on price vs specs, the Maxfind Max2 PRO will not be on the top of the list as it’s a $569 board with $400 specs. With the Max2 PRO, you are paying a premium for the sleek design, the polish, and waterproofing. I think a good head to head comparison might be with the $599 Backfire Mini which is another premium, nimble, powerful shortboard with similar price and specs, plus easy battery access, but minus waterproofing.
In short, the Maxfind Max2 PRO is a good board, as long as you know what you are paying for.
Simply put, humanity is living in the golden age of rideable technology, and we love it. In fact, there are almost too many rideable to keep track of, and the gear seems to get crazier and more advanced with each passing month. So, to help you navigate the increasingly crowded marketplace, we’ve put together this list of the best electric skateboards you can buy right now.
We got our hands on some of the mightiest e-boards in the industry, looking at criteria like durability, battery life, ease of use, and price.