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What You Need To Know Before You Buy Electric Boards?

August 22, 2019

Electric skateboards are awesome, but it is also kinda of complicated, especially to those who are new to electric skateboards. And nowadays, it is becoming increasingly challenging to choose an electric skateboard, because we got so many brands and models out there in the market. So, before you make your decision, you should really try to learn some basics about electric skateboards, so that you could make the most reasonable choice and get the most out of your money.

Riding Range: the longer the better? No!

For many sports product, when we are talking about the specs, it is no always the higher the better. That's also the case for electric skateboards, if you want a board with very long range, then it will have a very big and heavy battery pack, this is inevitable before we have some break-through in battery technology.

Here we need to consider the price and the weight of the board. Do you really need this extra long range? It would be great if we could have longer range, but if this comes with a price, then you need to think about it.

Actually for most people, a board with a moderate riding range should be enough. Also if the board gets too heavy, it will be very difficult for you to carry it around, like from your house to your car, or going upstairs or downstairs, believe me, it is really really important to be able to easily carry your board around, no one wants to hold a monster that weights 20 or 30 pounds when you are walking around.

Taking Maxfind as example, sometimes our customers tell us they are not sure which one to buy, Max 2 or Max 4, we always tell them to consider Max 2 first, because it is light-weight.And the range reaches 15miles / 25km.

Riding Speed: the faster the better? No!

Like the range, people always want a board that can ride very fast, however, to have a board that could ride very fast, we'd need more powerful motors and drive system, it will be very heavy and big and expensive, and it will generate much more heat during high-speed riding.

Also, it is not safe for non-professionals to ride a skateboard with a speed higher than 40km/h, and safety is something everyone should consider first. Also it is impractical to have a top speed over 40km/h, because most people in most cases will not have a chance to ride at such high speed, it is just not cost-effective to pay for something you rarely use. Because of these mentioned above, mainstream manufacturers don't provide boards that have a top speed higher than 40km/h.

Always choose one with a flexible deck!

The deck (board) is one of the core part of an electric skateboard, when you are riding, it is what you stands on, it has various shapes materials and curves, and they have a huge difference. Actually, every great skateboard has specially designed deck, to give you the best riding experience. People who are new to electric skateboards usually overlook the importance of the deck, they may pay more attention to the graphic or the color of the deck, instead of those more important aspects such as material shape and curve.

So, what does a good skateboard look like?

Well, taken the Boosted boards as example, it has the "Loaded Vanguard Deck", which is usually made of layered Canadian maple or other natural wood. This deck is very solid, it could withstand a 150KG load, yet it is very flexible, when you jump on the deck, it bounces naturally. Why is this important? Because this flexible deck could absorb the shocking during your riding, gives you a much better riding experience, without this flexible deck, it is just like riding on a hard rock plate. With this superior quality,  the Loaded Vanguard Deck alone costs around $179, most boards will not use it due to a limited budget.

So how do you tell whether the deck is good enough or not?

First of all, just look at the deck, its thickness should be consistent, and each layer of the board should be same thickness with similar color (an indication of using good wood material), and seamlessly glued. Then, if possible, you'd better try the board yourself, stand on it and ride it to see how does it feel, also, when you are buying online, find and listen to those who already have it.

Big wheels or Small wheels?

Skateboards have wheels of different sizes, which one is better?

Well, that depends. It is not always good to have bigger wheels. First of all, with a bigger wheel, you will have a higher CoG (Center of Gravity), this will make the board less stable, which is very important when you are riding fast, so boards with smaller wheels usually have a more smooth riding experience and are easier to ride and control. Secondly, with bigger wheels, the acceleration and the torque of the board will not be as powerful as those with smaller wheels. Of course, bigger wheels also has its own advantages, it could ride faster, it could ride through obstacles easily. Most electric skateboards in the market has a moderate sized wheel, some products like the Maxfind gives you both big wheels (90mm) and small wheels (70mm), just use the wheel you like most.

Don't buy those cheap skateboards with no brand!

Electric skateboards are skateboards after all, company or brands with no prior experience in making skateboards usually make something that is just not right. And that's the case for many cheap white-label electric skateboards out there in the market, these boards are usually made by companies that produce e-scooters or e-bikes, these boards are not real electric skateboards, they are more like a board with four wheels and electric motors. More importantly, a good electric skateboard brand will also gives you better after-sales support and customer service. So, how to choose the right brand? Here's some key factors to consider:

  1. The brand or the company should have skateboard manufacturing history of more than 3 years, has product that is 2nd or 3rd generation
  2. The brand of the company should have a mostly positive review on the internet or online communities, this is the indication of a reliable brand
  3. The brand or the company should have someone who rides electric skateboards in their team, to help design and test the products, simply put, you must understand it if you want to build it, and the best way to understand it is to ride it
  4. The brand or the company should have a portfolio focused on skateboards, it should be a professional or experienced skateboard manufacturer

      



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SHIPPING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020
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January 17, 2020

Happy New Year! It’s 2020 now, right, so now here we are, The Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday is coming! We will have a quite long Holiday, a 20 days holiday, from 11th Jan 2020 to 10th Feb 2020.  

You might say ‘what?’ i might say Yeah, our Assembly department been hard-working for the past year, day to night, catching up with order testing and improving, and prepare more stock for fast shipping. The after-sale department had been always trying their best to help our customers to solve problems they met, Shipping department colleagues need to keep asking the newest update from the carrier, make sure every skateboard can arrive at their destinations safely in time. We thank them for what they did in the past year, 2019, thank you Maxfin families!

We know you might still get some questions, so Let’s us answer you by Q&A:

 

ABOUT SHIPPING

Q: When will you ship my skateboard if I order during your Holidays? I’m from the U.S by the way.
A: We will ships, as usual, the order will be arranged to be ship out within 1-2 business days from our U.S warehouse by UPS or FedEx.

 

Q: When will you ship my skateboard if I order during your Holidays? My shipping address locates in France. (or other Europe countries we can ship to)
A: Orders need to wait until February 1st to arrange your order delivery.

 

Q: When will you ship my skateboard if I order during your Holidays? I’m from Australia(or other countries we don’t have warehouse )
A: Orders need to wait until February 1st to arrange your order delivery.

 

Q: When will you ship my order if I ordered parts or accessories?
A: Orders need to wait until February 1st to arrange your order delivery.

 

Q: Why you don’t arrange to ship from 23th Jan to 30th Jan?
A: During the holiday, all of our colleagues need to take turns to arrange shipment Because we hope all of our colleagues can spend the most important 7 days with their own family, so we don’t arrange any shipment in these 7 days, we will start to arrange shipment again on 31st Jan.

 

6. Q: Will skateboard out of stock? 

A: There is such a possibility, we will build and ships when we back to work if your skateboard order was out of stock.

 

ABOUT AFTER-SALE

Q: When will you reply to my questions? My ticket number is #14xxx, thanks.

A: Our after-sale colleagues will reply to your ticket on 1th Feb, if there are too many tickets, we might need 1-2 more days to reply you, we hope you can understand, thanks in advance!

 

Thank you again for your understanding, Happy new year to you and your family!

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