Exway X1 Max Review

Below is a transcript of my video review of the Exway X1 Max electric skateboard.

In a world where e-skaters want more range, more speed, more flex, more thrust, more girth, more gimmicks, Exway dares to release a board that’s more of the same – but better.

What’s different about the X1 Max compared to the X1 Pro? Why is this possibly my new favorite board? And most importantly should you get the X1 Max?

The original X1 which came out in 2017, when I got it, it quickly became my most frequently used board. And pretty much every board that came out after that from Exway became my most frequently used board with one exception. The Exway Atlas, because it’s so big, it’s not the kind of board that I personally would use very frequently.

The X1 Max is most likely gonna become my new most frequently used board. It’s actually very similar to the X1 Pro but with a number of improvements which I’m gonna talk about. Actually, the main reason that the X1 Pro didn’t remain as my most frequently used board was because it’s really loud.

Let’s start off this review with the skate parts.

Skate Parts

This deck is of course a stiff deck with the electronics hidden inside. It’s about 96.5 centimeters long, 24.6 centimeters wide, and only about 2 centimeters thick if you don’t count the concave.

The concave is mostly flat in the middle but curves up at the edges, especially at the four corners where the wheel cutouts are. I like this design because it’s very easy for me to feel where my feet are without having to look down.

I also like that this deck is not very wide. It’s not narrow either but it’s definitely not wide. On a deck that’s very wide I find that my front foot frequently moves too far to the heel side.

The foam grip tape is about two millimeters thick. Not very thick but I guess it helps a little bit.

The bottom of the deck is covered with Line-X. It’s supposed to make the deck stronger and more resistant to impacts and scratches and other stuff. Line-X I think is most commonly used on truck beds.

The bash guards at the front and rear of this board are included.

Compared to the deck on the X1 Pro the deck on the X1 Max is about four centimeters longer. The wheelbase is also about four centimeters longer. Four centimeters is roughly two inches. [Actually it’s 1.57 inches.] I don’t really feel a difference. Generally speaking, a board that’s longer is more stable but the reason that they made it longer is most likely to fit a bigger battery.

I saw some people mention that the deck is wider but it’s really only a tiny bit wider. It’s like one centimeter wider which means on each side it’s like half a centimeter wider. It’s barely noticeable. Actually I should say that the difference is not noticeable.

The thickness I think is exactly the same. I don’t think it’s thicker at all. At least just from looking at it and feeling it, it seems like exactly the same thickness. So very similar deck, mainly just a bit longer.

The X1 Max uses Exway’s Trist trucks with a 45-degree baseplate. The bushing durometer is 90a. So these trucks are the same as the trucks on the Exway Flex. The only difference is the rear baseplate. The rear baseplate has these two holes for the cables.

They say the bushings are the same as the Exway Flex bushings also but for me they’re definitely different. If you were one of the first people to buy an Exway Flex I think your bushings are probably like mine – they’re a little bit fatter and harder. But anyway I guess they’re the same now.

The trucks on the X1 Pro were the Seismic Aeons. I haven’t used the X1 Pro in a really long time so I feel like I can’t really compare them. But in any case I like the way these trucks feel. I did have to tighten them more than I expected so I might end up switching out the bushings later.

The wheels are 85 millimeters in diameter and 56 millimeters wide, 80a. These are the same wheels that Exway has been using ever since the X1 Pro. So the X1 Pro, Exway Flex, Exway Wave, and now the X1 Max, they all use the same wheels.

Exway has pulleys for the Kegel core and also the Abec clone core so you can put on different wheels. Recently I tried on the Boa Wheels, 80 millimeters, 83a, just for sliding around. And if I want more comfort I can put on the blue Caguamas which is a popular choice. Or Exway also has their 90 by 64 millimeter wheel, 78a, which is what they use on the Exway Atlas in the street configuration.

I know some of you are going to ask about Cloudwheels. In my opinion they’re too big for this board. 105 will probably fit but if you’re turning hard at very low speeds you could get wheelbite. Some people are more tolerant of wheelbites. For me personally I would just rather not have any wheelbite. I know there are people who use the 105 millimeter Cloudwheels on the X1 Pro. I wouldn’t do it but it’s up to you.


The battery on the X1 Max is 230 watt-hours made up of LiPo packs – that’s lithium polymer packs. 230 watt-hours is 37 more than the X1 Pro which was 193 watt-hours.

The board comes with a 1.5 amp charger. Exway says it takes 5 hours to charge. I’m not sure if that’s an over estimate just to be on the safe side or if the charging slows down towards the end.

Exway also sells a 4 amp quick charger separately. This is the same quick charger that the Exway Flex uses so if you already have one for the Exway Flex you can use that on this board also.

I gotta talk about the charge port. The charge port has been moved to a very interesting location.

So on the X1 Pro the charge port was in a very very inconvenient spot, at least for the belt drive version. The charge port was on the deck between the motors so it was kind of a pain to maneuver the cable in between the motors to get it to charge. Now with the hub motor version there wasn’t this issue. I think it was just a leftover design from the original X1 and they just didn’t change it for the X1 Pro.

Well now they’ve changed it and at first I couldn’t find it. It’s been moved to the back of the front baseplate. It literally took me a while to find the charge port on this board.

Exway continues to use their proprietary ESC made in collaboration with Hobbywing. This ESC gives the user a number of options that can be configured through Exway’s mobile app, such as the acceleration and braking power, the duration of standby mode, free mode which lets you go forward and backward without switching into reverse.

The max current of this ESC is rated for 30 amps, same as most of the boards nowadays that use Hobbywing’s ESC.

The remote is still the same remote that has been used ever since the original X1 so it still has the Micro USB port. I don’t know if they’re gonna change this in future. I know the Exway Atlas now uses a USB-C port but it seems the X1 Max, at least my X1 Max, the remote still has the Micro-USB port. There’s a telemetry display. It’s reliable, it’s easy to use. I wish there were more buttons and I wish that the display would show an odometer, but otherwise it’s a fine remote.

The motors are 756 watts each, so they’re a bit more powerful than the X1 Pro’s motors which were 680 watts each. I’m talking about the belt drive version by the way. The X1 Max also has a hub motor version but I’m not covering that. I’m just covering the belt drive version. Sorry I should have said this earlier.

According to Exway the X1 Max has stronger acceleration than the X1 Pro. I couldn’t really tell the difference. If I were to compare them side by side maybe I could see a difference but just based on feeling I couldn’t really tell. This is how it is with most boards actually. Unless there’s a really big difference, normally I can’t really tell if one board accelerates harder than another board. The braking as far as I can tell it’s about the same as before.

According to Exway the X1 Max gets 30 kilometers of range. I wish they would put on the website how they got that number. Or maybe they did but I just didn’t see it. But I asked them and they got the 30 kilometers with a 70 kilogram rider riding in mode 2.

The X1 Max just like all of Exway’s other boards has four modes, mode 4 being the fastest mode, mode 1 being the slowest. Mode 2 goes up to about 20 kilometers per hour which is a decent, very relaxed cruising speed, but it’s not great if you have to pass other vehicles so I’m not sure how many people would use mode 2 most of the time. I think mode 2 can be considered more of a beginner mode.

I did my own range test in mode 3. So mode three is the one that I normally like to use. I use mode 4 when I wanna ride like a little bit more aggressively but if I’m just getting from point A to point B or I’m just going for a uh like a casual ride normally I’m gonna use mode 3.

So on my range test I was on mode 3. I was 77 kilograms riding on a mostly flat road. There were some inclines but not a lot. The outside temperature was 33 degrees celsius but it felt like 42 degrees according to the app. The reason I tell you all this stuff is because they all impact range. So the range I got according to my GPS watch was 20.35 kilometers and according to Exways app I got 20.7 kilometers. The two numbers are pretty close, so roughly 20.5 kilometers.

Now keep in mind many things affect range. So if you’re heavier than me or if you ride more aggressively, meaning you’re accelerating and braking hard all the time, or if you ride in an area that has a lot of incline, that’s all gonna lower your range. On the other hand if you’re riding more slowly or you weigh less or your road is like completely perfect and flat, then you’re probably going to get more range.

I have a range estimator on my website. It’s not super accurate but it can give you an idea of what kind of stuff affects range and could be helpful if you want to compare the range of different boards.

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According to my scale the X1 Max is 8 kilograms and the X1 Pro was 7.2 kilograms. So the X1 Max is about 0.8 kilograms heavier than the X1 Pro.

When I was carrying the board it didn’t really feel heavier. And the X1 series of boards I think are the most portable boards that I have – for a longboard. I think part of it is because of the unibody design which has the weight spread out.

I would also consider this board more portable than most short boards because I can pull it whereas with most short boards I have to carry it if I’m not riding it.

I think the best word and the most obvious word to describe the appearance of this board is sleek. This is just a very sleek looking board. The deck with the battery and ESC inside is not even one inch thick. You can barely tell that it’s an electric skateboard. The only thing on this board that gives away that it’s an electric skateboard are the motors.

This is a wooden board by the way but you can’t really tell because of the Line-X. Some boards go with carbon fiber which look really nice but I think this looks pretty cool too. Like I’ve said in other videos I personally don’t really care about carbon fiber.

The screws being so long kind of ruins the look a little bit and they had really long screws on the Atlas also. But I asked Exway about it and they told me that it’s so that people can more easily add accessories, for example the handle or ShredLights. If they didn’t use long screws then the user would have to change the screws.

Anyway I really like the way this board looks. Again it’s very sleek and very, very stealthy. And did I say it looks like a longboard? Yeah it looks like a longboard right?


The X1 Max has a 12-month warranty. I think the industry standard is 6 months so 12 months is pretty cool.

CORRECTION: The X1 Max has a 6-month warranty. The data sheet Exway gave me showed 12-month but that was incorrect.

Exway has resellers around the globe so in theory if you need to service your board you could send your board to one of them. But I’m not sure if anyone has ever done that. If you’ve ever sent in your Exway board to a reseller for servicing, please let me know in the comments.

Another benefit of having resellers around the globe is that Exway is able to take returns. So contrary to what some people say about all boards from China, there are boards from China that you can return.

For companies that only ship from China, the problem with returning electric skateboards is the battery. It’s really difficult or really expensive to ship a large battery into China. It’s just not feasible. But with Exways, since they have a lot of resellers in different parts of the world, you can apply for a return if necessary and send to the closest reseller. Be sure to read the return and refund policy if you plan on doing that.

Exway says they have hired more customer service people and they’re training them so hopefully their customer service response times is going to get better.

Should you get it?

Should you get this board? I’m going to start off this section by talking about who this board is obviously not for.

This board is not for people who need long range. If you need 30, 40, 50 kilometers of range, for most people this board is probably not going to achieve that kind of range. Like I said in my range test I got 20 kilometers. I was just doing a like a casual ride. I wasn’t riding very fast but not very slow either – kind of like 25 to 35 kilometers per hour.

But if you’re like me your typical ride might only be about 5 kilometers, so a roundtrip ride might only be 10 kilometers. If you only need 10 kilometers then it makes no difference if your board can go 20 or 30 or 40 kilometers. But if you do need the long range then yeah this is not for you.

This board is also not for people who need a lot of ride comfort. So even though it does have the 2 millimeter foam grip tape, it really doesn’t do that much. This board uses a stiff deck and relatively small wheels so compared to a larger board with a flexy deck and big wheels, this is not going to be as comfortable. Essentially it feels like a stiff longboard. Some people might like that, others might not.

So who is this board for? This board may be suitable for people who want a board that looks like a longboard and feels like a longboard – people who want a very minimalist design on their electric skateboard.

This board may also be suitable for people who live in places where electric skateboarding is not legal. As you may have seen on my Instagram or my second channel, my Exway Atlas got impounded twice.

With an Exway Atlas there’s no way for me to hide that it’s an electric skateboard. Even if I encounter a traffic cop who wants to be nice, there’s no way that he can ignore the fact that I’m riding an electric skateboard, whereas with something like an X1 Max, if I encounter a nice cop I can potentially be like, “I can neither confirm nor deny at this time that this is an electric skateboard.” And the nice police officer can be like, “This does look like a regular longboard. You’re free to go.”

This board is also very suitable for people who need portability. Like I said earlier it’s very easy to carry very easy to pull and by today’s standards it’s one of the lighter boards.

And also this board may be suitable for people who like this kind of longboard: reverse kingpin trucks, stiff top mount deck, longboard size wheels. Those happen to be what I like nowadays, which brings me to my final thoughts.

Final Thoughts

I like different types of boards and I’m glad that I have different boards for different situations. But if I had to get rid of all my boards and keep only one, I would probably keep the X1 Max. It’s not going to be for everyone but it just happens to suit me personally.

Like I’ve said in other videos I need a board that is portable. All-terrain boards are great but for me living in Shanghai, they’re really not that practical.

I also prefer a stiff deck. Flexy decks are great too but if I had to choose one I prefer stiff. I also like that this board is top mount. Carving is just more fun with a top mount board in my opinion.

And if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I once in a while dabble in downhill longboarding. Exway’s X1 series are probably the closest electric skateboards to downhill longboards, so for me it’s awesome to kind of sort of be able to get the feeling of riding a downhill longboard on an electric skateboard.

But again that’s just me. It may or may not be for you, but hopefully this video has given you enough information to help you decide if it’s right for you.

If you have any questions leave a comment. And if this video was useful, give it a like.


B-One Carbon Hercules Hidden Mode

The B-One Carbon Hercules has a hidden speed mode that I didn’t mention in the review. But before I get to that, I need to correct a mistake:

In the video I got confused about the ESC’s max current and said that it’s 50A. While the ESC hardware is rated for 50A, the ESC program limits it to 30A. The part of the video where I talk about that in detail has now been cut. Sorry about the mistake!

It is still an upgraded ESC from previous generation boards, particularly in the improved brake performance, but the current and voltage are otherwise the same as the 12S 30A boards from the uphill comparison video. (This board would likely have ranked near the top along with the other 12S boards.)

Hidden Speed Mode

When pairing the remote with the board, on the remote’s display you’ll be given the option to configure the board’s gear ratio and whatnot. The default gear ratio is 4.4 (66:15). If you change that 4.4 to 6.4, the ESC removes the speed limiter, upping the top speed from 45 km/h to around 50 km/h.

This affects the speed and distance calculations so the numbers you see on your remote become inaccurate if you do this.

There are a couple other features that I left out in the video but are worth a mention:

Tail light on/off

When you brake using the remote, the brake light will always flash, but you can control whether the tail light remains on or off when not braking by double-clicking the remote’s power button.

Motor detection

If for some reason you decide to change the motors, such as to more powerful motors or to direct drive, you can. Here’s how.

  1. Plug in the new motors.
  2. Make sure the drive wheels are in the air because they will spin during this process.
  3. Turn off standby mode. (While the board and remote are on and paired, turn off the board using the board’s power button.)
  4. Turn on both the board and remote. Once paired, immediately press the board’s power button 5 times.

If you did this correctly, you’ll hear an electrical squeal, and then the motors and drive wheels will spin in opposite directions. This will last for about 30 seconds. Once it’s over, you’re good to go.

If you decide to do this, you might want to double-check with B-One about the new motors’ compatibility before you get them. Most e-skate motors should work.

Standby mode

I actually did mention this in the video but only very briefly near the end. Standby mode means you can turn the board on or off using the remote so you don’t have to use the board’s power button.

When you turn the board off using the remote, it’s not actually completely off – it’s in “standby,” like your computer’s sleep mode. If you don’t use the board for 48 hours, standby mode turns off and the board becomes completely off. To turn it on again, press the power button on the board.

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WowGo 2S Pro Review

Watch the video for my review of the budget-friendly WowGo 2S Pro electric skateboard. I’m just sharing additional info regarding the range test in this post.

I did the test at night because lately the temperature outside has been too hot and muggy during the day (like 30+ ºC, humidity 90%). And because I did the test at night with lower visibility, I was riding more slowly so the range I got is probably a little better than what I’d normally get.

I was riding at mostly 20 to 30 km/h. I forgot to weigh myself but was probably around 75 to 77 kg. The temperature outside was 28 ºC.

I got 21.8 km on both my GPS watch and WowGo’s remote. I stopped measuring sometime after I got the 10% low voltage warning on the remote but before the board stopped responding, so I’m calling that 5%.

The battery is 225 Wh and 95% of that is 214, so the efficiency came out to about 10 km/Wh. Now that I’m a few kilograms heavier than before, 10 km/Wh is a little better than what I normally get. But again my lower than normal speed likely had something to do with it. Well supposedly the 12S battery helped too but I’m not sure how much difference that made compared to 10S.

Anyway, like I said in the video, I think this is a good board for only $430. And as usual I have a referral code you can use if you’d like to buy.


Onsra Black Carve 2 Review

Let’s just jump into it!


The deck is about 100cm long, which is 6cm longer than the original Onsra Black Carve. Compared to other boards in the same category, it’s one of the longer ones. The amount of room to stand felt comfortable for me (182 cm).

The shape of the concave is quite nice. Like most other boards in this category, the concave is rather gentle, but it’s not just a shallow U-shape. There’s a bit more shape to it so you know where your feet are.

Drop-through mounted, slight drop-down. Foam grip tape that isn’t too grippy. Overall I like it.


These are the same shitty double kingpin trucks used by many other brands. They’re shitty because you must compress the bushings a whole lot to ride at a decent speed without the board being too squirrely, even with all the bushings being 100A duro.

You can’t just change to using all barrel bushings with cup washers because that kind of setup won’t fit. These trucks were designed to use a barrel and cone on each kingpin. The only way to fit a barrel and barrel is to use a short barrel on the road side, which isn’t really better than a taller cone.

These trucks aren’t better or worse than most of the other double kingpin trucks out there.


The stock wheels come in two options: 150 mm pneumatic tires and 115mm 74A rubber. They are both very comfortable. Obviously the bigger wheels can roll over more stuff but the rubber wheels also eat up a lot of road vibration.

In my range test the rubber wheels used about 15 Wh/km. For me that’s somewhere between Cloudwheels and pneumatic tires. These are much softer than Cloudwheels by the way. They’ll also wear down faster.

I didn’t range test with the pneumatics but they likely would have used about 17 Wh/km under the same conditions.


The battery is 648Wh, 21700 Samsung 50E, 12S3P, 15Ah. Some people have commented online that this battery cell would have a lot of battery sag. I didn’t experience noticeable sag until the battery was close to empty. Others have said these cells will degrade quickly. We’ll have to see I guess.

The battery charger is only 2.5A. To charge a 15Ah battery would take about 7 hours, which seems kind of excessive. A more powerful charger would be nice.


Dongxingwei 6368 motors, 170Kv, 2200W each. Those are Onsra’s claims. Other brands (Ownboard, WowGo, Verreal) that use Dongxingwei 6368 motors claim 1500W each. I don’t know if they’re different motors or were just measured differently.

Speed Controller & Remote

30A Hobbywing ESC, Hobbywing remote with telemetry display. My unit doesn’t have the standby feature but all units since June 4 should have it. Good, accurate, intuitive ESC and remote used by many many brands.

Speed & Brakes

Just based on feeling, it didn’t feel particularly faster or slower than most of its direct competitors.

I didn’t measure the top speed. Onsra claims 48 km/h with the rubber wheels, 46 km/h with the pneumatic tires. (Note that they use different pulleys.)

Brakes felt fine – again more or less like most of the direct competitors.


In my range test I got 38 km when I rode down to about 10% battery (the remote gave me a 10% warning). That was with the rubber wheels, riding on mostly flat ground, speed around 25 to 35 km/h, normal acceleration most of the time. My weight was 78 kg with everything. Weather was 24 ºC.


In terms of aesthetics, I think this board looks better than most of the direct competitors. I don’t feel like going into details but basically I like the look of the deck.

The shape of the enclosure looks all right. I like the shape of the original Black Carve’s enclosure more actually, but I like the matte finish of this one more. There are some imperfections at some of the screw holes though, like they look kind of chipped.

Anyway blah blah, said I won’t go into details. But I do want to point out one thing: zip ties. WTF. I mean, zip ties are great, just like duct tape is great, but they’re cheap solutions for something that’s supposed to be a premium product.

That battery port cover is annoying too. Somewhat difficult to push in, and looks cheap. Works fine though.

Worth Noting

I went on a downhill practice session with a friend and took this board along to get back up the hill after each run.

I changed the wheels to Boa Constrictors 100mm 83A. I would have liked to use smaller wheels but all of my wheels that use the Kegel core are 85mm or smaller in diameter, which is a bit small for the stock 45T pulleys.

My friend and I would take turns riding down the 0.8 km slope using our own longboards while the other person followed on the Onsra. Then we would both get back up the hill on the Onsra.

Myself, plus my friend (a small woman), plus our gear and two longboards, in total probably weighed about 130 kg. I think the slope on average was about 7 degrees, and we were able to do this for 15 runs before the battery gave up so that was about 12 km.

But the range is not my point – there were too many variables to make that a useful range test. The useful info I got was the power sag. The speed going uphill with all that weight remained consistent until the last couple of runs when the sag became very noticeable. So like I wrote earlier, I didn’t experience noticeable sag until the battery was near empty.

Side note: going down the hill on the Onsra – and probably most electric skateboards – was scary because brakes aren’t nearly as effective on a downhill slope as on flat ground. And with Boa’s 83A wheels the turns were very slippery.

When I said “follow” on the Onsra, I meant from a big distance since it needed a much bigger runway to brake and slow down for turns. In contrast, on our longboards, we could slow down or stop very quickly from sliding, and go through turns much more easily.

This isn’t a criticism of Onsra – most other e-boards are probably like this on a downhill slope. That’s my guess anyway. I’ve now ridden several electric skateboards uphill, but this was my first time trying to go fast on one downhill.

Final Thoughts

It’s not bad. I feel the build quality could be better. Right now I would say it feels like a slightly better looking WowGo AT2 with a bigger capacity battery.

Fabian says he’s trying to have 2-year warranty worldwide, which would be awesome, assuming the warranty is handled well.

Anyway watch my video – I share more thoughts in there.

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Onsra Challenger Review

I have the direct drive version of the Onsra Challenger. I have a lot to say about it. Let’s begin with the deck.


This deck is 90cm long and – I’ll measure the width and update later. Feels pretty wide. Since it’s a deck with a kicktail and without wheel cutouts, the entire top of the deck is available standing area. It feels huge.

Speaking of which, this is not a short board. If you only look at pictures of this board without anything next to it, it looks like a small cruiser, but it’s not. Just want to be clear about that. I have thoughts about its portability farther down this page.

The concave is a deep U-shape. It’s too much concave. Normally I’ll say it comes down to personal preference, but since this board gets wheelbite, you don’t benefit much from the added leverage from this deep concave.

It can be uncomfortable too if you can’t adapt your feet placement. I normally ride with both feet pointing sort of forward when I’m going straight, but on this board I need to point my front foot even more forward for it to not get uncomfortable.

This is different from the Exway Flex which also has deep concave but only at its wheel well flares. On the Flex, if your front foot is at a 45-degree angle, you can avoid those flares. On the Challenger you just have to point your foot forward more.

The kicktail is nice for pivoting movements and picking up the board. I don’t know if you can step on the tail to pick up the board on the belt drive version – I think the motors are in the way.

The deck is long enough that you can decide if you want to stand with your front foot closer to the front truck or with your back foot on the tail. Stand closer to the front for better carving control, or closer to the back to make frequent use of the tail.

The foam grip tape reduces road vibration a little.

The wheelbase is adjustable by a little bit. Seems like they could have added more adjustment options. There’s plenty of room in the front for more holes.


This board uses the same type of double kingpin trucks as most other electric skateboards that use double kingpin trucks – the bad kind. Or you can call it the normal kind, depending on how you feel about them.

Since this board gets wheelbite, you can’t make full use of the tight turn radius from the DKP trucks. All right let’s talk a little about that wheelbite.

There are a number of ways to get rid of or minimize the risk of wheelbite, and none of them are ideal on this board.

The first is to add risers, but this board is already quite high off the ground so I’d rather not do that.

The second is to use smaller wheels, but the direct drive motors are so big that they already scrape the ground in some situations with the stock 105mm Cloudwheels. The smaller the wheels you use, the more the motors will get knocked around.

The third is to use more restrictive bushings to limit the turn radius. The bushings are already 100A so you can’t go harder. But you can switch out the cone bushings for barrels and cup washers, right?

Wrong! Longboard barrel bushings won’t fit on the road side positions on these trucks, just like most other DKP trucks. In this case, the kingpins aren’t long enough. On some other trucks, cup washers won’t fit.

And the final solution is to just change the trucks, but that’s not a simple thing to do on an electric skateboard because of the motors.

What I ended up doing was changing the cone bushings to short barrels, and changing all the washers to precision cup washers. I still had to make the trucks very tight, but I managed to minimize the risk of wheelbite. I can still force it, but it’s not likely to happen in normal riding.

I think a simple design change could have minimized or eliminated the wheelbite: reverse kingpin trucks. With RKP trucks you have way more options for truck setups and can limit the turn radius pretty much as much as you need without resorting to over-compressing the bushings. There’s no need for double kingpin since you can’t take full advantage of the turn radius anyway.

To be fair, here’s Fabi demonstrating that wheelbite isn’t very likely on the stock setup.


The stock wheels are 105mm Cloudwheels. Compared to Onsra’s stock 115mm rubber wheels on the Black Carve 2, Cloudwheels are harder and louder, but still do a good job of absorbing road vibrations.

For comfort, Cloudwheels are already much better than normal urethane wheels. Cloudwheels also give you better range than the rubber wheels, but worse range than urethane wheels.

You can change all four wheels on direct drive boards, but on this one you can’t go larger because of wheelbite (not that you’d want to on this board). You can go a little smaller but just need to be aware that the motors would encounter more impacts.

On the belt drive version, I’m guessing you’d have more options for smaller wheels.


The battery is 432Wh, 21700 Samsung 50E, 12S2P, 10Ah. That’s quite a large battery for a board that doesn’t use pneumatic tires.

The battery charger is only 2.5A. To fully charge a 10Ah battery would take about 5 hours. A more powerful charger would be nice.


The direct drive motors are the same ones used on the original Black Carve. The motor diameter is 70mm. Expect the motor housings to get scratched up. That’s how it is with direct drive. They are very quiet.

For the belt drive version, I think the motors are the same smaller ones as on the original belt drive Black Carve, but I’m not sure so don’t quote me. They’re definitely smaller than the belt drive Black Carve 2’s motors.

Speed Controller & Remote

30A Hobbywing ESC, Hobbywing remote with telemetry display. My unit doesn’t have the standby feature but all units since June 4 should have it. Good, accurate, intuitive ESC and remote used by many many brands.

Speed & Brakes

The acceleration and brake performance are ok. I would prefer stronger brakes. Heavier riders may be impacted more and should probably go for the belt drive version.

I didn’t measure the top speed. Onsra claims 47 km/h with the 105mm Cloudwheels.


In my range test from 100% down to 10% battery I got 32 km on my watch and 36 km on the remote. That’s a bigger difference than I normally get. When I use different devices, they’re normally not off by more than around 2 km. My watch measurement is normally pretty consistent with other devices so let’s go with its 32 km.

90% of 432Wh is 389Wh. Divide that by 32 km and we get about 12 Wh/km for the efficiency. That’s better than I expected for Cloudwheels.

That was riding on mostly flat ground, speed mostly around 25 to 35 km/h, normal acceleration most of the time. My weight was 77 kg with everything. Weather was 31 ºC.


It’s a fairly good looking board. I don’t love the grip tape design, but it’s all right. Enclosure looks nice with that logo as part of the shape. The screw holes and design work well together. Matte black is nice.

I don’t really like the charge port cover but it’s good enough. At least it’s not difficult to access like on the Black Carve 2.


This is one of the least portable boards that I have. You’d think that a shorter board would be easier to carry, but again this isn’t a short board.

I’m 182 cm tall. If I carry this board by holding the front truck, the tail would scrape the ground. You can’t pull it the same way you pull most electric longboards. And because of the shorter wheelbase, you can’t comfortably pull it using the back truck either.

At places where I can’t ride (like the metro station), I just have to pick up the whole board. Onsra’s website says it’s 9.8 kg, so it’s noticeably heavier than most street boards which are around 8 kg nowadays. Carrying the board sucks on hot summer days.

On the belt drive version you can probably lift up and pull the motor guard since it sticks out in the back, but I’m not sure.

Final Thoughts

I think this board is for people who want both a kicktail and long range. Most kicktail boards are short, and short boards have short range. Well this one is both long range and has a tail. Not the first electric skateboard like this, but it’s uncommon.

The wheelbite issue should have been resolved before going into production though, imho. Some people might be able to tolerate it, because wheelbite is just one of those things you deal with in skateboarding. And it really only happens at very low speeds, like walking speed. You’re never going to turn that sharply at cruising speed. But on the other hand, none of my other boards get wheelbite this easily in stock setup.

Fabian says he’s trying to have 2-year warranty worldwide, which would be awesome, assuming the warranty is handled well.

Anyway watch my video – I share more thoughts in there.

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Exway Atlas Review

The Exway Atlas Carbon gives us a peek into the future of consumer electric skateboards. It’s such a threat to the status quo that even the police couldn’t keep their hands off it.

In previous videos, I showed you that the Atlas was created because of bigotry from a self-aggrandizing brand, and that it outperforms competitors in stress tests even in its 2WD configuration.

But important questions remain: is the Exway Atlas Carbon overpriced? What are its flaws? And where do you get this seductive Premium Power tshirt?


The long-awaited Exway Atlas turned out to be more expensive than many people expected – myself included! But considering its build quality, performance, and features – which I’ll go over in this video – is it overpriced?

If you read through online comments, there seem to be two main overpriced arguments.

The first is that if you spend just a few hundred dollars more than the 4WD Atlas Carbon, you can get something like a Lacroix Jaws or a MetroboardX. I’ve never tried those boards personally but I’ve heard great things about them. So if your budget is above $2500, those are certainly boards to take into consideration. But on the other hand, the 2WD Atlas Carbon is about $1000 less than the Lacroix and Metroboard.

The second argument about price is that the Atlas’s battery capacity of 518Wh is kind of small relative to its price.

  • Verreal RS 20Ah: $1.58/Wh
  • WowGo AT2: $2.18/Wh
  • Onsra Black Carve 2: $2.84/Wh
  • Exway Atlas 2WD: $3.09/Wh

When you divide the price by Watt-hours, even the cheapest option Atlas Carbon is more expensive than many of the competitors.

So for the Atlas Carbon to not be overpriced, it has to provide superior value in other areas.

But does it?



The Atlas is available in either 2WD like most boards, or 4WD which is the unique selling point that Exway is pushing.

Because of the small size of the motors compared to some other boards, many people assumed that Exway’s small motors would under-perform. But they were wrong.

As shown in my previous video, the Atlas in 2WD outperformed the six other boards it was compared with in uphill stress tests. Be sure to watch that video if you haven’t for a premium experience.

As for 4WD, the acceleration is nuts. With Turbo enabled, going full throttle from a full stop requires practice. And the insane amount of power is not just in the low end torque. The board continues to pull very hard until you’re near the top speed.

  • 2WD Street: 43 km/h
  • 2WD All-Terrain: 48 km/h
  • 4WD Street: 46 km/h
  • 4WD All-Terrain: 51 km/h

The acceleration of course will vary according to your weight and other conditions, but for me at around 75 kg or 165 lb, staying balanced in full throttle with Turbo is not easy. I should also mention the brakes are extremely strong.

But the main benefit of 4WD is not the acceleration. 4WD is most suited for situations where you have limited traction. Exway has shown a great example of this. Here’s a prototype Atlas climbing a steep incline with a dusty and uneven surface. With 4WD, even if one pair of wheels lose traction, you still have another pair pulling you up.

4WD isn’t great for everything though. Carving in 4WD on a flat well-paved road to me felt weird. I would even describe it as slippery and a bit unpredictable.

But that’s only when you’re supplying the same amount of power to all four wheel. On the Atlas 4WD, you can easily customize the power for the front and back motors separately. In most cases, you would keep the front motors at low power or even disable them, and then crank the power back up only when you actually need 4WD.


Due to a short supply of 18650 battery cells affecting all industries that use them, the Atlas now uses the larger 21700 cells in a 12S3P instead of 4P arrangement. The overall battery capacity remains the same at 518Wh.

I’ve done a range test for each of the Atlas’s four stock configurations. I wrote about them in detail on my website, In brief, the range in 2WD is about the same as any other board with a similar size battery and similar ride conditions.

  • Atlas 2WD All-Terrain: 518Wh, 31km
  • WowGo AT2: 504Wh, 33km
  • Ownboard Bamboo AT: 504Wh, 32km

For 4WD, I did definitely get less range, but like I said earlier, the power of the front and back motors can be configured separately. For everyday use, you can turn down the power on the front motors, or even switch into 2WD.

The battery is swappable, but it’s quite large and you’d have to remove 18 screws on the cover. So if you plan on swapping batteries, you’ll probably want to use a power tool to save time.

Speed Controllers

Exway Atlas in 4WD uses two ESCs (electronic speed controllers), one for each pair of motors. And each ESC is rated for 40 amps of continuous current. For comparison, most of the direct competitors use single ESCs rated for 30 amps. What this means is the Atlas is able to send more power to the motors compared to most of its direct competitors.

(Clarification: Atlas’s 40A ESC is a single ESC in 2WD mode.)

Aside from being more powerful, Exway’s proprietary ESCs allow the Atlas to have features that few or no other boards have. Going through all of the features in detail would take up too much time for this video, but I’ll briefly go through five of the important ones.

Standby. Of the 7 boards we tested in the previous video, only the Exway and WowGo have standby. Standby allows the board to be turned on or off using the remote so that you don’t have to constantly bend over to push a button on the board. Kieran hates that, and so do I.

Free Mode. This turns the brake control into reverse so that you can seamlessly move forward and backward without having to stop and click a button.

Drive system settings. Like Exway’s other boards, you can change the belt drive system to a different one, such as direct drive when it becomes available.

Custom power curves. You can set the acceleration and brake curves for each of the four speed modes. And on the 4WD Atlas, you can set the front and rear power curves separately.

Firmware updates. Like many other high tech consumer electronics, you can update the firmware on your board and remote over the air. Exway has provided updates in the past for things like improving battery indicator accuracy and reducing the effects of voltage sag.

Not only does the Atlas has some of the best electronics for a mass production electric skateboard, it also has some better skate components than its direct competitors.

Skate Parts


Exway Atlas uses double kingpin trucks. If you’ve watched other videos from me, you know that I’m not a big fan of this type of truck – at least not for electric skateboards. I know some of you don’t feel the same, but many people do.

I’m happy to say that Exway’s double kingpin trucks are different. I don’t normally ride at top speeds, but I’ve gone up to 47 km/h on these and felt totally confident. I didn’t change the bushings, didn’t change the washers, and didn’t tighten the trucks.

These are the only double kingpin trucks I’ve used that can use eight longboard size barrel bushings with a cup washer on each of them. Others are stuck with using cone bushings or short bushings because they’re essentially copies of the Gullwing Sidewinder.

Even though the stock setup is great for me, some of you might decide to fine tune and use 3rd party bushings. These trucks give you more flexibility in using different types of bushings and washers than other double kingpin trucks.

Another benefit of Atlas’s trucks is that you can adjust the lower kingpin nut with a skate tool without taking apart the truck. Competitors: please copy Exway.


The stock Exway Atlas comes with either all-terrain wheels only, or all-terrain and street wheels in the 2-in-1 package.

The all-terrain wheels are 160mm with pneumatic tires. And the urethane street wheels are 90 x 64mm, 78A. Personally I love the street wheels, but certain situations call for the all-terrain wheels.

For example, there’s a bike path that I used to love, but now it’s terrible. It’s falling apart and has pebbles everywhere, making the corners dangerously slippery with street wheels. But with all-terrain wheels, those pebbles are far less of an issue.

Exway also sells wheels with 175mm knobby tires for more extreme off-roading. And if you want to use your own tires, you can also buy just the hubs.

For third-party wheels, Exway has pulleys that support wheels from Orangatang, Boa, Boosted, Cloudwheel, and others that share the same wheel core designs. Exway is also making pulleys to support certain wheels from Seismic and Landyachtz, although those are probably more for the smaller boards.


The carbon fiber deck on the Atlas is 100 by 25.5 cm. It’s more on the longer side and feels pleasantly roomy for me. I’m about 182cm or 6 feet tall.

The deck uses foam grip tape for a bit of shock absorption and improved grip.

Like most other boards in this form factor, the trucks are drop-through mounted, and the standing area is slightly lower than the baseplates. These features add to the overall stability of the board.

The concave is relatively shallow making this deck more appropriate for long distance rides compared to, for example, a more aggressive concave on the Exway Flex. There’s also a slight W concave mainly in the middle which some people may like.


The Atlas has a number of accessories designed for it that come in handy but you have to pay extra for them. I’ll quickly go over my thoughts on them.

I would get the handle. It’s much more comfortable than pulling the truck hanger or the motor guard.

If you have the 4WD Atlas, I would at least get a motor guard for the front, but the board might look nicer with one on each side.

I don’t have the sealed belt covers but they’re probably a good idea for places where stuff can easily get into the belt drive. I’m curious to see how well they keep stuff out and also how they affect maintenance.

The fenders work really well to protect you from splashes. They even have adjustable height to fit different size wheels. If you won’t be riding in wet conditions, then I don’t think these fenders are very necessary. They are convenient for mounting ShredLights though.

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Exway Atlas has got to be one of the best looking electric skateboards with the best looking components. Just take a close look at the deck, the ESC covers, the baseplates, the trucks, the motor guards, the fenders, and even the tire treads. They’re all beautifully designed. They even have embossed labels on the pulleys, which is great for people with too many pulleys.

You know what this board doesn’t have? Obnoxious giant branding all over the board.

The way a board looks is so important. Look at any consumer electronic device that you own. Your Playstation, iPhone, camera, drone, rice cooker, water flosser, massager, whatever. They look more professionally made than most electric skateboards.

I’ve received multiple boards over $1000 that use zip ties. And why do most boards have terrible charge port covers? Most of them are built like somebody’s hobby project.

I don’t know what the boutique boards are like, but for boards around $2000 or less, I haven’t seen anything that comes close to the Atlas in build quality, even in its prototype form. From a distance, sure, they all look kind of similar. But once you look up close, you see a stark difference in the engineering and artistry.

But of course nothing’s perfect, and the Atlas has its share of flaws.


This board is heavy and can be difficult to carry, especially the 4WD with street wheels. Because there are motors on both sides, you can’t just pick up the side with the motors like you would with 2WD.

I tried different ways to carry the board with street wheels, and in the end I find it’s best to just carry the board with both hands. Another option is to use an e-skate backpack if you have a couple minutes to pack. (Save $20 with my discount code!)

The remote could use a couple more buttons. Right now there’s a function for double click, triple click, quadruple click, and … 6 clicks – I don’t even know what to call that. I don’t think users would mind having one or two more buttons.

  • Click × 2: Cruise control
  • Click × 3: Reverse/Forward
  • Click × 4: Neutral steering (Tank Mode)
  • Click × 6: Top speed limit menu (for regional laws)

I’d also like to see an odometer on the display but Exway decided to put that in their mobile app.

The power indicator at low voltage can jump around quite a bit and be kind of confusing. And the percentage where the board stops accelerating seems to be different on every ride. I only ran into this issue because of doing multiple range tests. Normally I wouldn’t discharge the battery to that level but I think it’s still something that Exway could improve through a firmware update.

2WD or 4WD

If you’ve decided to get the Atlas, I hope I’ve given you enough info to choose between 2WD and 4WD. If you still have trouble choosing and price is not a factor, I’ll tell you what I prefer and my reasons.

4WD is an awesome concept and I love what Exway has done with it. But I live in a dense city where I have to frequently pick up the board and even carry it up and down stairs. So for me, lighter is better, and the 2WD Atlas already has more than enough power for my use cases.

However, if I were to live in a house in a US suburb – let’s say Fremont, California – I might prefer the 4WD. Unlike Shanghai, the Bay Area has lots of places that would be great for exploring on an all-terrain board. The 4WD might even come in handy.

Final Thoughts

The main reason I’m excited about the Atlas is because we finally have a mass production all-terrain board that has a build quality on par with the brand name consumer electronics we use everyday.

I know this sounds like a diss at all the other mass production e-skate brands, but too many of them have been taking the “chabuduo” approach.

Chabuduo is an ancient Chinese philosophy that means “good enough.”

Zip ties are an example of chabuduo.

Charge port covers that break or don’t stay in. “Aiya, chabuduo.”

Boards that are fucking ugly! “Chabuduo la! Meiguanxi!”

“Chabuduo” isn’t always a bad thing. In the startup world, “chabuduo” is known by other phrases like “minimum viable product,” “Pareto Principle,” “80/20 rule,” “Done is better than perfect.”

The “chabuduo” philosophy allows these companies to bring ideas to market really fast with low risk and high reward. And as a result, we end up with a bunch of boards that are just marginally better than the previous generation boards – because they’re good enough to sell, or “chabuduo.”

But if you think every Chinese company is like this, you’re wrong. I’ll give you two examples that are very popular here on YouTube: DJI and Insta360. Both make some of the best products in their respective industries, and both are Chinese companies headquartered in Shenzhen.

Even people who promote the idea that if a product is from China it must be bad use products from Chinese companies. Maybe they didn’t know they’re using Chinese products.

Another company, also from Shenzhen, that does not take the “chabuduo” approach in their products is Exway.

While most other mass production e-skate brands are doing the bare minimum to make better boards, Exway has implemented new features and created entirely new parts with every single new board they put out.

The Exway Atlas isn’t for those looking for the most range or the lowest price. It’s for those willing to spend a bit more for much higher quality. Innovative boards like this is what pushes the industry forward and is what the future of consumer electric skateboards should look like.

Anyway. Chabuduo le.


Exway Atlas 4WD All‑Terrain Range Test

Recently I measured the range on my pre-production Exway Atlas in 4WD configuration with the stock all-terrain kit. I’ve already done range tests in the other stock configurations:

This test was performed with the original 518 Wh battery with 12S4P 18650 Samsung 30Q cells. Due to a shortage of 18650 cells, the Atlas has switched to using 21700 cells in 12S3P, and still 518 Wh. The performance of the new battery is expected to be similar.

Also, note that the front motors on my Atlas are the smaller prototype motors (less efficient), and the rear motors are the larger final motors (more efficient), and both sets were configured to their maximum power. Normally the power for the front motors should be reduced.

Remember, lots of things affect range so please read through the ride conditions. This post isn’t a full review. This is only covering my recent range test.


I rode from 98% battery down to 13%. My unit has an issue with the BMS or something so it wouldn’t let me charge to 100%. At around 10% or so, I got a 4% low voltage warning. After clearing the warning, the battery indicator was back to 12%, and then 13%. The indicator percentage seems to fluctuate when the battery is near empty. (Exway tells me this is normal at low voltage.)

The mudguards protected my pants and shoes from the nasty water.

For this ride I was using speed mode 3 (out of 4) almost the entire time. Unlike my previous tests, I didn’t use full throttle very much this time. I went exploring and the places I ended up didn’t have many clear straightaways. The terrain I rode on this time wasn’t very smooth, but wasn’t too bumpy either. There were lots of dust and cracks. They are paths that I would generally avoid if using longboard wheels.

My weight was 79 kg since I was carrying a bit more stuff. The weather was 18 ºC (64 ºF) when I started and about 16 ºC (61 ºF) when I stopped.


I measured the range using the Ride app and my GPS watch.

On the Ride app I got 24.6 km (15.3 miles), and on the watch 22.7 km (14.1 miles). Like I mentioned earlier, I stopped at 13%. I probably could have eked out another kilometer but I had to take a dump and I happened to be next to a mall.

This rear mudguard is positioned to protect the rider but not so much the ShredLight and anyone behind the board. It can be flipped around.

Exway’s website claims 27 km (16.8 miles) for 4WD all-terrain which isn’t too far off from what I got. If I had stayed at a more constant speed and picked a smoother route, I probably could have gotten their claimed range.

Also, the finalized Exway app is supposed to let you adjust the power for the front and rear motors separately. That may affect the range as well. For normal everyday use, I would set the power for the front motors very low, or even set the board to 2WD.

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Exway Atlas 4WD 90mm Range Test

A wheel flew off during this range test LOL! I felt the back veer to one side, skidded a bit, couldn’t control the board and ran off. I didn’t even know a wheel had come off until I looked back at the board. Found all the pieces except for the nut and speedring.

It was my own fault. I looked through photos and saw that I didn’t tighten the wheel nut. See what happens when I don’t follow my own advice? Check all fasteners regularly!

Daniel carrying Exway Atlas with a handheld sling.
If you zoom in on the wheel at the far left, you can see that I didn’t tighten the nut.

Anyway, on with the range test stuff. Remember, lots of things affect range so please read through the ride conditions. This post isn’t a full review – it’s only covering my range test on the Exway Atlas 4WD with street wheels.

This test was performed with the original 518 Wh battery with 12S4P 18650 Samsung 30Q cells. Due to a shortage of 18650 cells, the Atlas has switched to using 21700 cells in 12S3P, and still 518 Wh. The performance of the new battery is expected to be similar.

Also, note that the front motors on my Atlas are the smaller prototype motors (less efficient), and the rear motors are the larger final motors (more efficient), and both sets were configured to their maximum power. Normally the power for the front motors should be reduced.


Since this range test was interrupted by the wheel flying off, I had to do it in two parts. In the first part, I rode from 98% battery down to 28%, which was when the wheel came off. And then later that night I rode from 28% down to around 13% when the acceleration had dropped significantly.

The remote was showing 13% when I decided to stop the range test. After I let go of the throttle, the remote went to a warning screen showing 3% battery left. The power measurement seems to fluctuate more when the battery is low.

I tried to stay at around 30 km/h (19 mph) but often had to slow down for traffic and whatnot. I was also stopping here and there to take photos.

Exway Atlas remote showing 3 percent battery.

I was in speed mode 3 most of the time and only switched to mode 4 a couple times to test the acceleration and top speed at about 80% battery and again at about 50% battery. Got 47 km/h (29 mph) at 80% and 43 km/h (27 mph) at 50%.

Although the top speed dropped at 50% battery, I did not notice a difference in torque. I didn’t measure scientifically but staying on the board at full throttle from a standstill was still a challenge.

In mode 3, the top speed was about 35 km/h (22 mph), and at below 50% it dropped to about 30 km/h (19 mph). At 25% it was something like 25 km/h (16 mph) and the torque reduction was noticeable. Again these were top speeds at mode 3. The top speed was always higher in mode 4 but I didn’t want to measure that too much during a range test.

In the first part of the range test, my weight was 78 kg (172 lb). The weather was 20 ºC (68 ºF) when I started, and then dropped to 18 ºC (64 ºF) by the time the wheel came off. During the second part, my weight with an added jacket was 79 kg (174 lb) and the weather was 14 ºC (57 ºF).

Exway Atlas against a wall.


For this ride, I measured the distance using the Ride app and my GPS watch for both parts. In the first part, I got 27.7 km on the Ride app and 26.17 km on the watch. In the second part, I got 6.2 km on Ride, and 5.74 on the watch.

So in total, the range results were 33.9 km (Ride) and 31.91 (watch). Let’s call that 33 km or 20.5 miles. That’s roughly 18% less range than the 40 km or 25 miles I got in 2WD with street wheels.

Next I’ll measure 4WD with the stock all-terrain wheels.

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Exway Atlas 2WD 90mm Range Test

I actually completed a range test on Exway Atlas 2WD with street wheels (90mm, 36T pulleys) two weeks ago. Just didn’t get around to writing about it so here goes.

Remember, lots of things affect range so please read through the ride conditions. This post isn’t a full review. This is only covering the range test.

This test was performed with the original 518 Wh battery with 12S4P 18650 Samsung 30Q cells. Due to a shortage of 18650 cells, the Atlas has switched to using 21700 cells in 12S3P, and still 518 Wh. The performance of the new battery is expected to be similar.

A rock briefly got stuck between the motor and motor guard, leaving a streak on the motor and pushing it inward a bit. I noticed the belt grinding while braking and stopped to readjust belt tension.


I rode from 98% battery down to 8% when the board stopped accelerating. After a few minutes the indicator was back up to something like 12% if I remember correctly. I thought the smart battery wasn’t supposed to deviate that much. Oh well. I rode from 98% battery because my unit has an issue with the BMS or something so it wouldn’t let me charge to 100%.

For this test I was riding in speed mode 3 (out of 4) almost the entire time. I would expect less range in mode 4 and more range in mode 2. The acceleration and brake strengths were set to max in the app.

According to the Ride app, I hit a top speed of 47.8 km/h, or 29.7 mph, in mode 4. That might have been a fluke, or maybe I was on a downhill slope, because Exway claims 43 km/h as the top speed in 2WD street. I don’t remember the top speed of mode 3 but I think it was in the mid 30s km/h.

In my range tests I normally try to stay around 25 to 35 km/h. Not completely sure if that was what I did for this test since it was two weeks ago but probably.

My weight was 78 kg and the weather was 24º C (75º F).


For this ride I measured the distance using the Ride app and my GPS watch. I couldn’t use Exway’s app because the beta app for setting gear ratio and wheel size for Atlas is only available on Android and I’m on iPhone.

On the Ride app I got 42.8 km (26.6 miles), and on my watch I got 39.5 km (24.5 miles). Exway’s website claims 54 km for 2WD with street wheels. Well I didn’t get very close to Exway’s number. For a 518 Wh battery I thought I would get more than around 40 km, but for me personally I’m fine with that result. I was tired by the end of the test anyway and was looking forward to recharge the board and myself.

By the way, just something I thought was kind of neat: the torque on 90mm wheels with 36T pulleys felt the same as the pneumatic 160mm with 56T. I didn’t measure scientifically or anything but just from feeling, they felt the same.

Anyway, next I’ll measure 4WD.

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Uphill stress tests: Exway, Evolve, Onsra, and more

Here are some additional info about the seven all-terrain electric skateboards we used in these tests.

Bibuff U2
5753 160Kv 1650W x2
15:60T 150mm
604Wh Samsung 35E 18650 12S4P
Evolve Bamboo GTR
5065 150Kv? 1500W x2
15:66T 175mm (7-inch)
504Wh Samsung 35E 18650 10S4P
Exway Atlas 2WD
4240 stator (5265 equiv) 160Kv
2000W output
14:66T 160mm
518Wh Samsung 30Q 18650 12S4P
Onsra Black Carve 2
6368 170Kv 2200W x2
15:66T 150mm
648Wh Samsung 50E 21700 12S3P
Ownboard Carbon AT
6368 170Kv 1500W x2
15:66T 175mm
504Wh Sanyo GA 18650 10S4P
Verreal RS
6368 170Kv 1500W x2
15:60T 150mm
720Wh Lishen 5000mAh 21700 10S4P
WowGo AT2
6368 170Kv 1500W x2
15:66T 175mm
504Wh Sanyo GA 18650 10S4P