With so many electric boards making their name, it is beginning to get more challenging to pick the right board, especially for beginners. New riders with skateboard experience should not have a hard time learning the ropes of riding an electric skateboard. The only problem would be how to choose one that will fit their preference.
Because electric skateboards are becoming the next staple for alternative ways of commuting, a beginner should take their time to learn how to ride one.
Is the Blitzart Huracane Electric Skateboard the best choice for beginners?
Let’s find out as we talk about its specs and features in this detailed Blitzart Huracane Electric Skateboard review.
Speed and Power output
This Blitzart electric longboard is equipped with a 350-watt hub motor, which is standard in most electric skateboards of its price range. A hub motor (1) is a great choice for an electric skateboard because, unlike a belt motor, users wouldn’t have to worry about changing a worn belt after hauling mileage from daily use.
The Blitzart Huracane can reach a max speed of 17 miles per hour. It might not be that impressive when compared to higher-end models, but beginners will find the speed to be just right as they try to learn the ropes of riding longboards.
Range and Battery Performance
The Blitzart Huracane Electric Skateboard is equipped with a 36-volt, 4.0Ah Lithium-ion battery. It is found securely attached at the bottom of the board. On a single charge, this electric skateboard can reach up to a 6 to 8-mile distance depending on the speed. Take note that riding at max speed will drain the battery much faster.
The range of this electric skateboard can be a little disappointing. You would expect it to go a further distance because of its size, but that is not actually the case. On the bright side, it only takes three hours to get a full charge.
If you want to save battery on commutes, you can use the Blitzart Huracane as a regular skateboard. You can kick push the board to freewheel on flat terrain to save enough battery power until you reach your destination and back. The battery is also detachable, so you can use it as a regular longboard without the extra weight.
Design & Construction Quality
The deck build is pretty solid with a pinch of flexibility for a more comfy ride. It is built with quality maple and bamboo layers to add to that signature flex most longboarders would appreciate. Considering its flexibility, the deck can still support riders that weigh up to 250 lbs.
The electronic components are firmly attached and well-built. Riders would not have to worry about anything falling apart mid-journey because the components are securely fastened and intact.
The 38-inch longboard deck has a symmetrical design. At first glance, it looks like a regular longboard because of its simplicity. It is built with 7 layers of maple plywood for the inner part, and bamboo at the top and bottom layer for sturdiness and flexibility.
The best thing about the deck is the handle. The designers decided to carve a hand-sized hole so that riders can easily carry the board when not in use. Not many electric skateboard designs have this neat feature, which we think is genius.
Along with the board’s nice concave, it is also equipped with premium grip tape to make sure that the rider’s feet are in place at all times, without the possibility of accidentally slipping.
The Blitzart Huracane is equipped with 90mm urethane wheels. These massive skateboard wheels make the board roll through small cracks and other road imperfections hardly feeling a thing. The urethane formula is great for gripping sharp turns without losing traction.
You can choose the color of the wheels you want for the board. For maximum customization, you can also choose the logo design color on the grip tape to match the wheels.
This Blitzart electric skateboard is equipped with reverse-kingpin trucks which helps the board make wide turns. Unlike standard-kingpin trucks, these trucks are better for longer boards. It helps the board become more stable, especially at faster speeds.
Riders can carve their way through traffic with style. These trucks give riders a surf-style skate vibe when cruising down the streets. Riders also have the option to adjust the tightness to avoid wobbling when going downhill.
The ergonomically designed wireless remote has a comfortable grip. You can use this remote to accelerate, decelerate, and reverse with its variable-speed wheel as well as change between two different riding modes. If you are just beginning to learn how to ride an electric skateboard, make sure you start with the “Beginner” mode to avoid getting hurt.
It also features an LCD screen that will display useful board information, such as the speedometer and remaining battery life. The build of the remote is not that impressive and feels really cheap. It can break easily, so make sure that you handle it with care. The connection, however, feels flawless with little to no latency at all.
The hub motor is equipped with an electric regenerative braking system. This feature allows your board to charge the battery every time you use the brake to make it more energy-efficient. The braking feels alright and responsive. When braking, the Blitzart Huracane is not too intense, making it safe for riders, especially when riding at fast speeds.
Aside from the brakes, there aren’t a lot of safety features such as lights to make riders visible at night and low light conditions. The speed may be good enough for beginners, but make sure you do not ride this board at night. In case you will be riding in dark areas, such as tunnels, make sure you have night lights for visibility. It is equally important to wear the proper safety gear.
Brand & Customer Service
Blitzart started creating electric skateboards in sunny Southern California. The company was inspired by the surf and longboard lifestyle and decided to create products such as electric longboards for everyone to enjoy.
All of their electric skateboard products come with a 3-month manufacturer’s limited warranty (2) that covers defects and material from normal use only. Since they do not recommend these boards for doing tricks such as jumping, flipping, and grinding, the warranty may be voided if there are any signs of rough use.
If you have any questions or concerns about their warranty policy, you can contact their helpful customer service representatives through phone at 1+ (562) 821-5485 or email at [email protected].
- The remote feels a little cheap
- The range is not that impressive
Who Should Buy the Blitzart Huracane Electric Skateboard?
The Blitzart Huracane Electric Skateboard is an excellent choice for beginners and first-time electric skateboard riders. It can run at safe speeds, making it perfect for beginners. It is also cheaper than most high-end models.
Because of its short range, it is not recommended for long commutes. However, this board is also a great choice for students to get around campus. It has a neat little handle carved into the board to make it handy and easy to carry like a suitcase.
Scoring a 3.4 out of 5 on our score charts, the Blitzart Huracane is a pretty decent board despite its downsides. It shines most in the simplicity of its style, and it truly gives out a So-Cal surf vibe. If this electric board had a little more range, it would have been a better board. Overall, it is still a fun board for cruising rather than using it for commutes.
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