Riding the Raldey Off-Road V3S brings back that rush of youthful excitement—powerful and challenging yet rewarding once mastered. While perfect for adrenaline junkies craving speed and power off-road, those requiring a more forgiving urban commute might find its stiff frame and weight cumbersome. Nonetheless, for the adventurer wanting to tear through all terrains without fear of punctures or delicate components breaking down at every turn, this board stands as a solid contender in the e-skateboard arena.
2 × 1500 W
588 Wh, 294 Wh
Hitting the streets with the Raldey Off-Road V3S electric skateboard, I quickly understood its niche appeal. Thrill-seekers and off-road enthusiasts are in for a treat, but those looking for a gentle ride may need to consider their options carefully. Here's my take on this rugged beast.
Right out of the box, I noticed the V3S's robust design, feeling more like a tank than a skateboard under my feet. The choice of materials—sturdy and no-nonsense—impressed me; this board is built to last. Assembly was minimal, just a few tweaks and it was ready to roll.
Commuting became an adventure, with exhilarating speeds topping 45 km/h. Fun riding? Absolutely, although it's not for the faint-hearted. Hill climbing is where V3S flexes its muscles, conquering inclines that would make other boards sweat. Its acceleration is punchy, braking reliable (though I'd advise caution until you're used to the power), and distance capability admirable on flat surfaces.
Dual 1500 W motors pack a wallop, delivering torque that could leave less experienced riders picking themselves off the ground. The 294 Wh battery generally stayed true to spec, although pushing the board to its limits did cause noticeable drops in performance faster than expected.
105 mm hub-driven wheels are great for dodging urban obstacles or navigating rough patches, but traction could be better—loose gravel and sand were challenging terrains. The braking system is top-notch; it became my trusted ally in fast-paced scenarios.
Riding on well-paved roads was smooth sailing, yet less maintained paths tested my balance with the board's rigid structure. In different environments—from city sidewalks to grassy fields—the handling required some adjustment but ultimately felt secure.
My DIY skills came in handy for minor tune-ups; thankfully, Raldey had decent customer service when needed. Parts availability wasn't an issue for me personally, though I've heard others faced longer waits.
The quality of the remote control stood out—responsive and intuitive during every ride. Although missing an instruction manual was a hiccup, figuring out settings wasn't rocket science.
|Raldey Off-Road V3S (14 Ah)
|Raldey Off-Road V3S (7 Ah)
|2 × 1500 W
|2 × 1500 W
|2WD, hub drive, 195 mm
|2WD, hub drive, 105 mm