I still haven’t received my products
I'm 73 and got back into skateboarding a year ago. Got the 936 Wh battery. Great board with two problems: (1) the board seems to "catch" during the last few feet of stopping and it tries to throw you off the front. (2) the range with the 6" honeycombs in 2nd gear is around 22 miles, thought it would be more - so will try the 165 CW range rovers. Other than that I love it, lots of power and good looking!
Super planche je m amuse comme un enfant (livraison un peut longue pour la France)
I have put thousands of kilometers on my Zeus Pro since 2022 and it came time to replace the motors due to aging bearings. Getting the new motors from Ownboard was easy and they shipped to my location in the United States very quickly. The new motors were an exact match and a straight bolt-in replacement. Thanks to Ownboard for giving my Zeus Pro more years of life.
I’ve been saving my pennies for for a while and finally pulled trigger. I cannot believe how much fun it is!! It is flexy, smooth, and a blast to ride. I had my reservations about buying something so expensive sight unseen, direct from China. But in the end, it is well worth it. This is a solid piece of equipment that I fully trust to go far distances away from home/car.
I got the 6” wheels and the 21ah battery.
I’m an old guy, 39, and love to snowboard. This is the closest I can get to snowboarding when I’m not on the hill. You can do deep deep carves on any hard surface and even get away with it on grass if it hasn’t rained recently. I bumped up to level two almost instantly, and spend most of my time cruising on level three. Turbo mode gets a little spooky you aren’t in the right mood for it. In level 3 it easily bumps to 31 MPH but you better be ready for it when starting out.
Range is decent, I weigh 197 and can go for about 20-24 miles on a charge riding in the 25-30mph range on flat paved roads.
My only complaint is that I recently had a flat tire, and when I swapped it out, it absolutely looked like a manufacturing defect. These things have split rims and it looks like the innertube got stuck between the 2 halves when assembled. I will be reaching out to ownboard to see if it would be covered under warranty. I don’t see why not. With that being said, check your tires every time before you go, as they are very stiff and you might not notice you have a flat. I had no idea why I was losing so much range on a ride until saw that my rear tire was flat.
I was looking for a comfortable, easy riding, long range board, both stable and carvi, over the complete speed range, for a reasonable price. Ownboard delivered me a perfect match, even the bushings were already perfectly adjusted to my liking (for my 72kg)! Big wow!
The slightly wider TKP trucks, 96a riptide bushing setup (front: cone/barrel, back: barrel/barrel), longer wheelbase, extended board width, ergonomic foot placement and the EVA foam griptape, deliver just an unbelievable feeling of safety, respectively stability-comfort, even in T mode, at full throttle. No speed wobble, just pure fun (straight line or carve)! Acceleration and braking curves are powerful, but not overwhelming. Really close to my personal sweet spot, for long rides.
Worth mentioning, remote bumper case, handle, 8A fast charger, bash guard, standard and additional foam grip tape, spare belts and tubes, a.s.o. everything already included! You can easily pay 300$ for this accessory package, compared with other brands.
Personal preferences: I’d love to have quieter Motors, with a lower KV value (I prefer low end torque, speed is subordinated, as I live in an hilly area). A gearing/motor setup with less drag, respectively free-spinn properties (saves battery, and gives more downhill skateboard feeling, which I love). I’d prefer a smaller 5A standard charger, to widen the lifespan of the batteries.
My setup (changes to standard): 165mm Meepo cyclon wheels, with both inner and outer bearings on the same block. This adds even more stability, less noisy, and with better free spin characteristics.
Opportunities: Charger is quite loud and bulky, nothing to take along (GaN Charger would be nice) // Battery sag at around 20% capacity is too noticeable. I have other boards with the same Molicel cells, which do not have this amount of a power dip. So I guess the Hobbywing ESC is cutting the output amps, to protect the batteries, which could be fixed with a FW upgrade.
Conclusion: A board that conveys safety and comfort, with a pleasant sportiness and range. The wide deck (respectively complete setup, with no throttle jerkiness) makes the board extremely forgiving regarding food placement (or remote handling), so I can recommend this board unrestricted, even for beginners (or skateboard dancers). All this at a very reasonable price and included impressive accessory package. The “Zeus Bamboo Pro” can handle terrain (underbody not protected enough and simply the board is too good for it), but it belongs on the road, which can also be bumpy/uneven. If you are looking for the ultimate acceleration, or want to ride as quiet as a whisper, then you will not be happy with this board (without an ESC upgrade). The board is quite heavy and even with the handle, pulling it is quite difficult (due to the wider trucks). So definitely not suitable for commuters (this board wants to be ridden and not carried ;-). For me the “Zeus Bamboo Pro” is close to perfect, I really love it!
Cheers & keep riding!
Very smooth feeling remote and smooth control fits nicely in the hand never had any problems besides getting lost very definitely 10/10 remote
The 6 inch tires tend to twist
So happy to have it!!!