EPIKGO SPORT Balance Board Self Balance Scooter

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EPIKGO SPORT Balance Board Self Balance Scooter
8.6 Total Score

$573.77

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  • Built to last with top performance
  • Has excellent confirmed user reviews so far
  • Large tires that provide a lot of torque
  • Good material construction
  • Low charge time
  • Has passed all required testing (UL22772 certificate)
Price history for EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board - UL2272 Certified, All-Terrain 8.5” Alloy Wheel, 400W Dual-Motor, LG Battery, Board Hover Tough Road Condition [Classic Series, Space Grey]
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  • $573.77 - December 15, 2018
  • $569.82 - December 15, 2018
  • $599.99 - December 11, 2018
  • $566.38 - December 10, 2018
  • $568.47 - December 9, 2018
  • $560.99 - December 8, 2018
  • $599.99 - December 4, 2018
  • $572.03 - December 2, 2018
Since: November 2, 2018
  • Highest Price: $599.99 - November 6, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $553.97 - November 18, 2018

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Description and Review

The first thing to mention is that EPIKGO are a silicon valley based Company. That´s where this board came from. At least, that´s what their website tells you. Of course, in reality this self-balancing scooter was designed in Silicon Valley but manufactured in China. That´s not necessarily a bad thing, most hover-boards are made in China. But, Chinese manufacture does have a reputation, true or false, for cutting corners. I´m bringing this up because the EPIKGO Sport is placed in the top end of the market price-wise. If you´re investing a significant amount of money, it´s because you want something that will go the distance. We´re going to run the Sports series through its paces to see if it´s truly up to the challenge.

Features

A lot of the heavy-duty, off-road hover-boards come with a catch. They´re heavy. The extra weight often off-sets the motor which results in a sluggish board. I´m pleased to find that this hover-board weighs just 33llbs. Considering that inside there´s dual 400W motors powering those large 8.5 inch wheels, it´s pretty light-weight. The motor´s 800W output can climb 18 degree inclines without losing power. Its top-speed is 9mph which you ride at for around an hour before having to recharge. The recharge time is relatively quick too, taking just 2 to 3 hours to reach full.

Having larger tires with grip means the engine transfers more power to the tarmac and this hover-board doesn´t feel frail at the top speeds, if anything it feels like it could go a lot faster. The deck has lots of foot space and can carry around 200llbs without losing performance. I suspect it could carry a lot more than 200llbs given the power, tires and weight. The performance of the Sports series on flat-tarmac is really impressive, it´s when you go off road you run into problems.

When you take this hover-board off the tarmac and onto sand, or dirt trails the performance really suffers. The wheels, although large, struggle to deliver power onto the floor. This means the speed drops off; if you´re even moving at all. I don´t want to be too harsh because most hover-boards struggle outside of their comfort zone. With an IP rating of 56 the EPIKGO Sports series is sold as an off-road board, unfortunately in this area it´s not up to scratch. Having said that, the performance on road is fantastic.

The Epikgo Sports is a reasonably expensive model which puts it in the vicinity of the mini-Segway. The build feels quality all over. There are no rattling parts, it´s got a good weight to it and the wheels cages are metal. The frame itself is built from an aluminum alloy which should last a few years. My overall impression is that the Sports series is built to last with the engines hardly feeling the strain on a low charge or at top speeds. This is a quality product that is more than capable of delivering excellent personal performance.

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Epikgo Sport Review

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Strengths

  • A lot of torque from the engines which is supplied to the ground via the large tires. Lots of speed and little engine struggle
  • Feels very steady when you´re riding
  • Supports up to 200llbs but could probably handle more
  • The materials are top quality, the aluminum alloy frame especially.
  • For dual 400W engines the charge time and distance on a single charge are really impressive

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Weaknesses

  • For a little bit more, you could be looking at a mini-Segway which, on balance, is the better personal transport device
  • The off-road capabilities are not particularly impressive.

 

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Specifications


 Dimensions: 27.5 x 8.7 x. 9.1 inches
 Weight: 31 pounds
 Frame: Aluminum Alloy Body
 Miles per charge: 10 miles
 Maximum Speed: 9 miles per hour
 Battery Type: Lithium Ion
 Charging Time: 2-3 Hours
 Additional Features: UL22772 certified, IP56 Waterproof Certified, full user manual

8.6 Total Score
Expensive, But Great Hoverboard!

The EPIKGO Sports series really performs well and is built to last. It´s a slightly more expensive hover-board, but the features and build quality make it value for money. The only black mark is the off-road capabilities. If you´re looking to ride it around the local park or on the sidewalk it´s immense.

Features
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Value For Money
9
Safety
9
Range & Speed
8
Build Qaulity
10
PROS
  • Built to last with top performance
  • Has excellent confirmed user reviews so far
  • Large tires that provide a lot of torque
  • Good material construction
  • Low charge time
  • Has passed all required testing (UL22772 certificate)
CONS
  • It´s an expensive model
  • The off-road capabilities are a disappointment
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EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board - UL2272 Certified, All-Terrain 8.5” Alloy Wheel, 400W Dual-Motor, LG Battery, Board Hover Tough Road Condition [Classic Series, Space Grey], EPIKGO

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Current Price $573.77December 16, 2018
Highest Price$599.99November 6, 2018
Lowest Price$553.97November 18, 2018
Since November 2, 2018

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$573.77December 15, 2018
$569.82December 15, 2018
$599.99December 11, 2018
$566.38December 10, 2018
$568.47December 9, 2018
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