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Meepo Board have been producing their affordable yet powerful electric skateboards since 2017. Keiran, the founder of Meepo began the company after he released a video on YouTube of him building his own custom e-skateboard. That video received a ton of exposure and feedback which eventually led Keiran to start his own Shopify store. Since then, Meepo has continuously grown to fulfil the markets desire for high quality and affordable electric skateboards.
This is a review of the Meepo NLS electric skateboard. Their latest and greatest release. For a more up close look, check out the specs page for more details.
Who Is This Electric Skateboard For?
This extremely powerful yet affordable electric longboard is the perfect eboard for someone that needs to cover a bit of distance to reach their destination but also wants to do it in style.
If you’re going to be riding this board door-to-door between home and work or school, then the Meepo NLS will serve you nicely.
Not only is the NLS a great commuting board, it is also an insanely sweet carving machine. It was built from the ground up to have a smooth and silky ride while giving the rider ultimate control over the board while riding and carving at high speeds.
Because of it’s high specs and affordable price, I have rated this board as one of the best electric skateboards of 2018.
The Meepo NLS has a brand new redesigned deck. It’s made from a composite of premium fiberglass and bamboo.
It’s great because the flex will reduce the amount of shock that you will naturally experience while riding, while maintaining a sturdiness to allow you to carve at high speeds.
The Wheels & Trucks
The NLS has huge 100mm wheels with a durometer of 78A.
Anyone that knows a thing or two about skate wheels will know that the 100m size are awesome for gliding over stones, cracks, sticks and bumps with ease.
And with a wheel softness of 78A, the wheels will soak up all of that vibration you generally get from skating. So you’ll be able to skate for longer than you ever have before.
You have Meepo’s proprietary Shredder II Trucks installed which they claim are the most stable trucks on any electric skateboard at the moment. They’ve also included bigger and taller bushings compared to their previous models. This adds more shock absorption and makes turning precise with more control.
Meepo have included a nice little system to allow you to quickly and easily swap over the battery.
They have developed custom designed bolts that are simple to undo but will hold with extra strength so that the casing doesn’t come loose.
You can literally change out a flat battery for a spare in under 2 minutes.
A flat battery will take around two and a half hours to fully charge.
And if you want to go longer between charges, you can opt for the Sanyo battery upgrade which will cost you an extra $150.
The ESC is pretty cool. It has a smart turn-on feature, similar to the Meepo V2P, where it will switch on when it detects movement in the motor.
This means you can roll the NLS back and forth under your foot and it will turn on. Saves your back a great deal of unnecessary bending over.
It rates in at a max current of 24 amps FOC and is designed for dual motors, perfect for projecting the NLS at 25mph.
The Meepo NLS sports dual in-wheel direct drive motors.
On the 100m wheels, this gives the board the torque it needs to scale hills that have a 30% grade with ease.
Because the motors are inside the wheel, they are less prone to water damage and have a lower maintenance level.
Meepo have released a brand new remote with the NLS that they are calling the NR remote.
It has an upgraded battery which will last for up 10 weeks on a single charge.
It also features a built in flashlight to help you see and be seen at all hours of the day. The flashlight lasts for 2 hours before needing to charge the entire remote.
As of writing this, the NLS is being shipped with their old V2 remote. The new NR remotes will be shipped out to customers approximately 1 month later.
What's In The Box
All wound up in some very nice packaging.
What Could Be Done Better?
It’s hard to say what aspects of the NLS won’t be up to scratch because there aren’t yet any full reviews of the board and I’m still waiting to get my hands on one.
So far it looks like the electronics of the board have had a bit of a bump in quality and the overall build quality has improved.
Keep your eyes peeled. I’ll have something more substantial up very soon.
So far I am very impressed by the aesthetic, build quality and specs of this electric longboard. It feels like it’s attempting to compete with boards such as the Boosted Plus, but at a much lower price point.
Meepo Board have an amazing track record with delivering quality and reliable electric skateboards. If you’re looking for a board that will last the ages and offer you the greatest fun on your commutes and on weekends, then you don’t have to look much farther than the Meepo NLS.