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At 7.7 lbs, the Blink Lite is among the lightest boards on the market. This makes it easy to carry around, either under arm or strapped to a backpack. this way the rider does not need to worry so much about having to lug around some heavy piece of equipment every time they need to jump off the board. See More
This board does not allow for hot swapping of batteries, meaning there is no easy way to extend ones range by changing the batteries from a depleted one to a new on on the fly. This also means replacing the battery once it has reached its end of life will not be easy, especially if the manufacturer no longer makes them at that date. See More
The stated range is only 5 miles per charge. This is pretty limiting, especially for those that weigh above the recommended 180 lbs rider limit (as the more one weighs, the less performance they will see). The speed is also on the low end (when compared to higher end, more expensive boards) at 10 miles an hour. This combines to a board that offers speed and distance on the low end of the spectrum. While it is by design, it is something to keep in mind when purchasing. See More
For the price, of $299 you're getting a 5 mile range with a 10 mile per hour speed. While this is lower by about half when compared to the high end boards, they mostly cost three times as much as this. This is why the cost to performance ratio is considered good. See More
Using a hub motor, the power pushed to the wheel will be 1:1. When compared to a belt driven motor, the belt driven motor will offer more torque, which is helpful on inclines and general power performance. Being that this is a hub motor, the torque is lower than said belt driven motors, which makes for a situation where climbing hills or general power performance when needed, may not be enough. See More
Airwheel is advertised with a top speed of 20 kph and a 20-km range (12 mph and 12 miles). The company also claims it can be fully charged in 60 minutes and that it will alert the rider when they reach 12 kph (7.5 mph). In reality, there is no alert at 12 kph, the board only charges to 55 percent capacity in an hour, and listed the top speed can only be reached if you weigh less then 60 kg (130 lb) or are going downhill. It’s possible that a 20 km range could be achieved in first gear, but in the top gear you will only be able to travel half that distance. See More
When ridden by a 65 kg (140 lb) rider at full speed at 14 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit), the board only has a range of 10 km (6 miles). When it’s colder than this, the batteries will offer even less power. This is true of all batteries, so if you live in a cold environment be sure to consider the impact weather may have on performance. See More
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