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This board weighs 15 pounds, slightly more than an average electric longboard. It's pretty reasonable, considering the decent 14-mile range the Blink S2 offers, but still makes it less convenient to carry around, especially combined with the fact that it doesn't have any sort of handles for picking up/holding. See More
It is currently in a closed customer beta version for both iOS and Android. The beta app itself crashes at times, so is still unstable and difficult to come by (since it is a closed beta). Release dates have been given numerous times, with the app still not being released after missing a few dates such as the original July 2015 date. See More
Many international backers who paid for this board through Kickstarter have not received it due to restrictions on shipping the battery. No timeline has been set for when these boards will be delivered. Check out the Kickstarter page comments to see how many other international customers are still waiting. See More
The minimalist, light, and stealthy design of the board shows a clean look, that is not bulky and does not attract too much attention. Nothing is screwed under the deck, and a seamless top deck is used to create an air-tight seal to protect the electronics. No lid screws, no seams, watertight. See More
Many international backers who paid for this board through Kickstarter have not received it due to restrictions on shipping the battery. Check out the Kickstarter page comments to see how many other international customers are still waiting. See More
The board is designed to be able to take a hit. If you lose control and the Marbel collides with a wall or curb, front and rear bumpers made from urethane rubber will protect the board from chips or cracks. No need to waste money on costly ugly bumper accessories just to protect the nose and tail. See More
For those that would like to push kick there will be a slight resistance to moving the board due to the drive train. This is something to consider for those that wish to use the board non-powered a lot. This is an inherent problem with all belt drive systems. See More
This allows you to adjust for your riding style, and street conditions. Larger wheels go over bumps/cracks easier, and roll more efficiently. The wheels can be ordered, but have not shipped until the app is released. You set the wheel size in the app which corrects/adjusts your speeds to match the wheel chosen. See More
Once fully charge the board will average (depending on the riders weight and speed) 16 miles before it is fully depleted. This is actually not that bad of a distance as many boards will only do 10 miles, so is good for those that may need the extra mileage. See More
Marbel is light because it is made from carbon fiber, the batteries used are the latest lithium-ion technology, similar to what is found in the Tesla Model S. Newly shipped boards are 10.3 lbs brand new. They added additional insulation to eliminate some short circuiting affecting wireless receivers dropping. 9.9 lbs was their original claim to fame, but ultimately it needed a bit more material to help with some issues encountered in real world use. See More
A flexible board is a smoother ride at slow speeds but the stiffer board offers more stability riding at higher speeds and carving around sharp turns. Flexible boards can feel a little loose above 20mph. Just like a snowboard for those who are familiar. This is a preference based on riding style but if going fast is your thing and you need a stiff suspension to get around those tight turns then this is the Lambo of skateboard designs . It carves like it is on rails. See More
You can set a pass code to lock your board when the app arrives. A locked Marbel board can only be unlocked with the passcode or having the board sent back to our facility... making the Marbel board useless to a thief (Similar to what both Apple and Google have done with their phones). See More
While not released yet, previews show advanced features and community options within their app. Throttle control. Great to see are things like Remaining Range, Social/Community integrations, Security Lock, Range Alarm, and Wheel size choice. Odometer and trip miles Mode, Map, gasoline saved, customized acceleration and customized top speed. Custom mode can be configured (mode 4) exactly to your preferences. For current users (without the app) Mode 4 duplicates Mode 3 "sport mode". See More
It comes with double carving trucks, the board is a super low drop-thru, and a large choice of wheels is available. You will be able to slide it, carve it or just cruise like you will do with any other board. The friction of the motor is really little and at low speed at least not even perceptible. It's a really good ride, even compared to a usual longboard. See More
It costs $1399 with both AT and street setup. AT setup can be bought separately for those that already have a board. The AT setup can be switched pretty quickly making for an easy way to go offroad with the board. See More
While the Halo doesn't show outstanding performance, it offers a combo of decent range and speed, perfectly sufficient for commuting and casual riding. Both 22 MPH top speed and 14-mile range are above what you'd expect from an average e-board. The Halo can also handle 25% steep inclines, while most mid-level boards don't go above 20%. See More
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