While not everyone's cup of tea due to its extreme nature, for thrill-seekers looking for top-tier speed and performance in an e-skateboard, the NGV NextBoard is hard to overlook. Its combination of power and precision engineering provides a ride that's both exhilarating and dependable.
2 × 4000 W
Not included; 4S to 12S LiPo battery min 5000mAh capacity, discharge 25C or more; or equivalent LiFePo4 battery, 0 Wh
Catering to the adrenaline junkies and speed enthusiasts, the NGV NextBoard stands as a thrilling ride for those who crave velocity on an electric skateboard. Its lightning-fast top speed and powerhouse motors are a perfect match for riders who demand performance above all else.
My first impressions of the NextBoard's design were striking – with a solid build that speaks volumes about durability. Every inch of this board screams high-quality, from the sturdy deck to the sleek hub drive system. Assembly, although seldom needed, was straightforward. The choice of materials gave me confidence during rides; not once did I question its ability to withstand high speeds.
Let me tell you, when it comes to performance, this board does not hold back. Blasting off from a standstill with such ferocity made every commute feel like an escape from the mundane. It wasn't just quick in a straight line; hill climbs were tackled with ease, showcasing the raw power under its belt. With responsive braking that matched its acceleration prowess, I always felt in control – crucial when dealing with such speeds.
Diving into the heart of this beast, the dual 4000 W motors delivered relentless thrust. Whether cruising through city streets or pushing limits on open roads, the power was intoxicating. Although the battery isn't included, once I paired it with a high-capacity LiPo, consistent performance was guaranteed without significant drops in power output throughout each ride. Battery life was impressive too; kudos to NGV for their accurate specs.
Regarding daily usage, wheels and brakes are pivotal for any electric skateboard. The 85 mm wheels offered stability at high speeds but could be unforgiving on rough terrain. Braking power was paramount at 110 km/h, and this board's system provided peace of mind with its dependable deceleration.
As for handling, turns felt precise and controlled. Each lean into a curve brought forth an almost instinctual response from the board. Comfort was consistent in various environments – smooth pavements felt like gliding on air, though bumpy paths reminded me of its stiff racing pedigree.
Throughout my week with the NextBoard, maintenance was minimal – a testament to its build quality. When reaching out to NGV for queries on potential repairs or spare parts, their service was accommodating and informative which hints at less hassle in case of future issues.
This board kept things simple; no extraneous gadgets or gizmos to distract from the pure riding experience. However, having essential electric gauges helped keep track of my sessions – always a plus for any rider wanting to monitor their board's status.
Considering all facets – design, speed demons' delight, handling – I would rate this board an 8/10. It lost points due to its limited comfort on less-than-ideal surfaces and because acquiring a battery separately might be inconvenient for some.
|2 × 4000 W
|Not included; 4S to 12S LiPo battery min 5000mAh capacity, discharge 25C or more; or equivalent LiFePo4 battery, 0 Wh
|2WD, hub drive, 85 mm