2 × 380 W
Teamgee H5 Blade is quite a catch for enthusiasts looking to strike a balance between affordability and performance. Skateboarders who value sleek design, solid build, and respectable speed without breaking the bank will find it aligns with their needs perfectly. However, seasoned riders accustomed to premium boards may notice the difference in power and finesse.
Right off the bat, I noticed that H5 Blade's aesthetic is unassuming yet stylish. It doesn't scream "look at me," but its clean lines catch your eye. The deck's sturdiness is apparent, withstanding daily use without any creaks or groans. I found assembly straightforward - no head-scratching moments here. The hidden battery contributes to the board's refined look, which certainly adds to its charm during rides through the park or city streets.
Zipping around town on this board is a delight. It hits a sweet spot with its top speed of 35 km/h—fast enough for thrills but still within a safe range. Acceleration is brisk; you'll feel that push when you kick off. Braking requires a gentle touch, especially at higher speeds where it can be sensitive, but it does the job well once you get used to it. When tackling inclines, the dual 380 W motors show their mettle without feeling strained. As for distance, I consistently hit close to the upper end of the advertised range before needing a recharge.
The hub motors on this skateboard offer a quiet ride compared to belt-driven systems. Power delivery is smooth overall, though I experienced some twitchiness during initial acceleration. Battery life impressed me; I managed several days of commuting before needing to plug in, which speaks well for its longevity and matches up with spec claims.
Riding comfort was slightly compromised due to limited deck flex because of the internal battery placement; however, large wheels make up for it by smoothing out most road imperfections. Brakes are effective but demand respect—overzealous braking leads to abrupt stops that can catch you off guard.
Navigating through tight corners and crowded sidewalks came with a learning curve due to less deck flex. Yet once mastered, handling felt intuitive whether I was cruising along beach paths or weaving through campus foot traffic.
Maintenance has been minimal—this board touts itself as low-maintenance and lives up to that claim in my experience. My interactions with Teamgee customer service were positive when inquiring about additional components; they were responsive and helpful.
The LCD remote became an instant favorite of mine—intuitive controls with clear displays for speed and battery levels heightened my riding experience. Its ability to independently adjust braking intensity added a layer of customization that catered perfectly to my preferences.
Considering all factors from design to performance and maintenance, I give the Teamgee H5 Blade an 8/10.
|Teamgee H5 Blade|
|2 × 380 W|
|2WD, hub drive, 90 mm|