Riding this beast of an e-skateboard reminded me why I fell in love with electric-powered boards in the first place. Despite some drawbacks such as its weight and maintenance nuances, joy infused every mile traversed on the Ownboard Carbon AT—a testament to its well-thought-out design and impressive specs.
2 × 1500 W
Electric skateboards have been gaining traction, and the Ownboard Carbon AT is no exception. Targeted at riders craving the thrill of speed and off-road capability, this board promises to be a game changer for those who seek a reliable form of electric transportation mixed with an adrenaline rush. Casual commuters and speed enthusiasts alike might find this e-skateboard appealing, but it might not be the best fit for those seeking a lightweight option or for whom portability is a priority.
My first impression of the Ownboard Carbon AT was its robust carbon fiber construction, exuding durability and strength. This material choice not only adds to the board's sleek appearance but also ensures resilience during daily rides. Assembly was straightforward—no headache there. With its substantial 11 kg weight, it's clear that this e-skateboard is built like a tank, ready to conquer any terrain.
When it comes to performance, the Ownboard Carbon AT does not disappoint. Acceleration feels brisk without being overwhelming, making it suitable for both novices and seasoned riders. Topping out at 38 km/h, the thrill of speed is undeniably present. However, I found that hill climbs can be challenging; although capable, the motors seemed to strain slightly on steeper gradients. Braking is responsive—crucial for high-speed commuting—and distance capabilities are respectable, aligning well with manufacturer specifications.
Equipped with dual 1500 W motors, power delivery is impressive on flat surfaces and mild slopes; however, more demanding inclines test their limits. The 504 Wh battery held up remarkably well during testing across various scenarios, consistently offering near-advertised longevity before needing a recharge.
Riding quality benefits significantly from the substantial wheels; they glide over imperfections with ease. During my commutes on uneven sidewalks and less-than-ideal roads, these wheels provided a sense of stability that's hard to come by in lesser models. Braking reliability also gets high marks—vital when navigating through unpredictable urban landscapes.
As for handling, carving through turns felt natural and secure thanks to the Ownboard Carbon AT's precise control system. Whether maneuvering around obstacles in a cityscape or cruising on open paths, I found myself confident in the board's responsiveness to my commands.
Performing maintenance was mostly a breeze; regular checks and tightening here and there kept everything running smoothly. While some components were readily available online for DIY enthusiasts like me, dealing with customer service proved to be hit-or-miss in resolving issues promptly.
The inclusion of a high-quality remote control streamlined the riding experience significantly by providing accurate feedback and easy-to-manage controls during rides—though I would advise handling it with care due to its somewhat fragile build. Notably absent were integrated safety lights; purchasing additional ones became essential for evening rides.
Factoring in all experiences with the Ownboard Carbon AT—from its powerhouse motors to its solid construction—I would rate this e-skateboard an 8/10. It loses points due to occasional motor struggles on hills and minor issues with customer service responsiveness.
|Ownboard Carbon AT
|2 × 1500 W
|2WD, belt drive, 175 mm