I was looking for a very long time something similar to boosted in a reasonable price range. W2 does the job even better than I've expected. Great riding feel, trucks are okay, the deck has a lot of flex. It feels more like a regular longboard under your feet rather than e-skate, carves pretty well too. No problem whatsoever with riding uphill, great range and a lot of spares in the box. Now comes with OLED remote (sweet).
@Ownboard an idea for next iterations, if you'd use the best longboard trucks (like Paris or Caliber) it would furthermore increase riding feel and carving. Then we'd have a new belt-driven board champion ;)
Board is as advertised.. Very nicely put together, the battery is a beast rode for 20 mins first try and battery dropped to 97%.. Only minus is i only got one set of wheels but after reading on the homepage only one set is supplied nowadays..
Took a couple weeks to receive it but well worth the wait. Instead of carving out a groove on the board I used self sticking, plastic conduit from Home Depot. Spray painted it black & cut it to fit. Just need to add black silicone to the ends to seal it up. Swapped front truck & rear base plate to Paris V3 for reliability/piece of mind. Also swapped bushings. Added clear Vicious Grip tape to an already sanded used Vanguard - Rides nice!
A lot quieter & more torque than I was expecting...the motors are very responsive & quick!
Fairly easy to assemble.
New OLED Remote
Comes w/lots of accessories & spare parts. Including O'tang Pulleys!
I just wish the battery & esc enclosures had a slight curve/more flexible in order to make it easier to install on a concave deck. (Swapping batteries will be a pain)
Bearings on one side have a bit of a rattle to them.
Wish they offered Cloud Wheels as an option when buying the kit instead of 83 or 90mm wheels.
Wish the remote wheel had more grip to/on it, feels a bit slick.
Today I tighten up on the trunks and my ride was very smooth and scary fast. It carves like a champ, and it looks very nice. I have about 25 miles or more of bicycle lanes in my neighborhood and I like the looks on the cyclist when I smoke pass them. It's not my first electric board but quickly my favorite one. If you're pissed as hell because of the delays I understand but don't give up. I waited almost 2 long months.
Ordered the board from electric boarding co on March 19th, got here today (April 2nd). Packaging was good, and everything came was undamaged.
Charged up the board, and gave it a semi-thorough inspection. The only thing I noticed is that on of the 4 pins (2 per truck) that goes into the pivot cup, was not in the pivot cup -- the truck was assembled incorrectly. Not a big deal at-all. Used the included skate tool to remove the top kingpin, and loosen the lower so I could push the pin back into the pivot cup. Then re-assembled the bolt on the truck.
Powered it on, and took it for a test drive with the AT wheels. It was pretty good, but I did stop and give all 4 truck bolts a full turn to tighten them more for better stability.
Overall power and braking are good, smooth, and the remote pairs just fine.
I noticed a previous reviewer mentioned having to go through the setup process every time he powers on his board. Dude, you're doing something wrong, just turn on the remote and board and they connect it is a 2 second process.
Later in the day I took the time to switch over to cloud wheels. These are really cool and the first time I've ridden them. Just as smooth, and can go over all the same rough stuff that the AT wheels can, but you feel faster and more stable. I will be mainly using these and use the ATs if I want to ride some dirt trails, or just to have as backups.
-Looks really really good, my favorite AT board available right now at any price, esp with cloud wheels.
-AT wheels are airless (rode an evolve AT and got a flat from a construction staple, that sucked)
-throttle mapping and braking is predictable and responsive
-no button on remote to press to active throttle knob (always live)
-power is a tiny bit lower than I'd like, I can have it pegged on mode 3 and be OK, (with the evolve AT in GT mode, I wasn't comfortable pinning the throttle, I think it accelerated a bit harder)
I ordered a w2 and love it. It came with a better remote with a mph kph screen I cannot figure out how to purchase it. Please let me know it was much better and it stopped working randomly and I want a new one. Thanks, great company!
Good feedback from their product, always in touch.
This board is amazing, i didnt expect to see something like this.
I can say this is the best value for money e-skate cruiser style board.
Im totally happy that i purchase this model.
I ordered my board in early February in hopes that I might be riding on my birthday. Didn't work out that way. I finally got it today and rode my first ride.
Wow this thing is fast. The trunks are way too soft for my weight. I got a lot of wobble if I rode to fast. I will tighten them then I'll test again. I put the cloud wheels and it felt like a cadillac, very smooth. That made it worth waiting for. On the road it's quiet. Overall I'm happy, and glad that I didn't brake down and ask for a refund, I know times are hard and if your not able to work and are staying home, it's better to be relaxing riding a longboard.
Would have liked instructions as to where the washers go, but think I guessed it good enough. Allowed me to put on Orangatang Cuagamas and I'm loving it!
I am very pleased with the Ownboard W1S. It's more than fast enough and I weigh 220 pounds. A lot of fun to ride and simple to use. Good acceleration , good brakes and completely silent. Exactly what I was looking for.
The board is awesome fast and strong. Im 6’4” and weigh 230lbs it rips real fast and climbs hill no prob. Also Ownboard customer service was on point. I had to modify my order and they were able to change it before it shipped with no problems. Love it so far cant wait to ride it more.
I ordered my board 24 days ago and it is still not even shipped. There is no product to review yet. But I can review the customer service. I reached via email messenger and WhatsApp but only got a response via WhatsApp I had to ask multiple times for the whereabouts of my order and was never given a useful definitive answer. Also it is a very unprofessional way of communication since there are plenty of mistakes typos but now helpfulness whatsoever. Also I would expect to be informed if there is a delay or problem with my order and not have to reach out myself.
So far I can't really recommend that company, I hope they can manage to improve on themselves since I have high hopes for their products.
Ownboard is making the best belt drive motors coming out of China, hands down!! I’ve been electric skateboarding for four years and I’m going to tell you that Ownboard as one of the first electric skateboard manufacturers in the game so they know what they’re doing, I highly recommend all of their products! You can’t go wrong here, their customer service is top Notch
Just got my board 2 or so days ago in the mail after its long awaited arrival and i couldn't be any happier that i now have it my possession its my second favorite board next to my previously purchased Ownboard C1S.
- Pros and Cons
- Pro #1: the board comes equipped with a fiberglass and bamboo deck allowing it to flex and roll over some obsticles with little to no shock to yourself as the board will absorb it. the board is also equipped with double kingpin trucks to allow you to hit those sharp turns in quick hasty situations like needing to make a sudden right or left on the fly.
-Pro #2: the new hobby wing remote is so badass. The remote has a screen in it that tells you the milage you have on the board can tell you how fat you're going in your choice of preference being MPH (Miles) or KMPH (Kilometers). and it tells you the lifespan left in the board and the remote in the top left and right corners.
-Pro #3: The board is one of the premium entry level boards that resembles an evolve bamboo gt or at with a much better price range only coming in at 999.00 for people who want to buy an evolve board but cant afford one cuz its too damn expensive.
Con #1: The board itself doesnt have an easy to access battery indicator to tap on to see how much power is left in the board which is a burden when you turn the board off and leave it on the charger because you'll never be able to know if the thing is over charged and if you potentially fucked the battery up.
Con #2: the double king pins. although i've listed the double kingpin trucks as a pro it's not perfect like how we humans aren't perfect. when i first gave the board a test ride I wasn't ready for what that felt like being able to have so much steerage at my proposal you have to tighten them otherwise you will legit get speed wabbles and fly off.
Con #3: the new remote. as i've mentioned the remote being a pro and like how i mentioned the kingpin trucks. the remote has its little flaws too such as not just pairing on the fly. you have to turn the remot and board on and pair them by holding the power buttons on both for 3-5 seconds then go through preferences every single time you start the board and remote up for a ride. that may be troublesome for alot of other people. i personally dont care but some people who may have purchased their Ownboard c1s or w1s in the past know the older hobbywing remotes and boards link up on the fly after you turn them on and you just peel off and ride wherever.
The board is a fucking beast and it's worth every dollor invested into it. i've mentioned this various times in pros and cons with the double kingpins but this board is not for entry level Esk8rs it's meant for more experienced riders who can handle making sharpturns and the mobility this thing has to offer. the board is a premium level board that has hella torque and is meant for speed. if youre not used to a board with loads of steerage or is mounted a few good feet off the groung with all the hardware on it you should get an entrylevel board like the C1s, W1s, W2, or any of the ownboard mini's. I'f youre a speed demon and love to hit hard carves at high speed or moderate speeds and you have experience in the past with double kingpin trucks or flexy decks that give acomfortable ride to them. this is the board for you. you want to get an evolve esc board on the more affordable side of things this is the board for you. if you are just starting off in the esk8 game this is not the board for you. If the board ever gets an upgrade somewhere along the line with a new battery indicator on the enclosure somewhere or somehow this would make the board alot better instead of leaving customers to guess whether the board is fully charged and in need of checking the remote for the board batter percentage.
I rate a 8.5/10