WowGo 2S, KT and Mini Review
The WowGo 2S, KT and Mini are electric skateboards for riders of all skill levels and riding styles. In this comprehensive review I dive into each of the different boards to help you determine which is the best electric skateboard for you.
The reason WowGo have been so successful is because they have created an affordable electric skateboard without compromising on performance. Because of it’s affordability and high quality specs, it’s included in my list of best electric skateboards of 2018.
Before WowGo were on the scene, the market was dominated by big eSkate companies offering electric skateboards at a premium price. Almost as if eBoards were only for the elite…
Well now anybody can own one with this cheap electric skateboard option.
The WowGo 2S was the very first electric skateboard I ever bought. And even now, after trying out a few other eBoards, the WowGo 2S is still my go to choice when I want to head for a cruise.
Let’s take a closer look…
The WowGo decks are made from 7 layers of maple with 1 layer of bamboo. This gives the 2S heaps of flex in the board.
As you move towards the shorter decks the flex becomes progressively less. Which is definitely a good thing. You don’t really want too much flex on a shorter board.
The great thing about the WowGo boards is they have a few different options available so you can really put together a board that is perfect for you.
They have three deck shapes, a longboard, skateboard and shortboard. I outline in more depth the differences about these boards further down.
The other thing you can choose is the battery capacity. This basically gives you the power to decide what range you want from your board.
Here’s the three battery options and their ranges:
Regardless of the battery size, the max speed on the WowGo boards is 24mph (38km/h).
For me, that speed is all I need. Anything faster and I’d be at serious risk of s#$%ing my pants..
No doubt, there are adrenaline junkies out there looking for a faster ride, but this is the perfect speed for the majority of riders.
The Different Decks
You can see in the pictures below, the different deck shapes of the current WowGo series.
They are all the same price, but differ in three ways. The length, kick-tail and handle.
So what’s what?
The WowGo 2S has a 38″ long deck which technically qualifies it as an ‘electric longboard.’ It has a built-in handle which is super useful when you want to carry around because it can be quite clunky otherwise. The one thing it doesn’t have that the others do, is a kick-tail, which isn’t anything out of the ordinary since longboards are designed for riding long distances in comfort.
The WowGo KT, named because of the Kick Tail, is a 35″ deck so it is more synonymous to a regular skateboard length. It also features the carry handle which is always useful, however, the deck is short enought to be able to carry the board by the trucks and hang it by your side.
The WowGo Mini is the smallest of the lot, measuring only 28″ long. It doesn’t have the handle but because of it’s size you probably won’t miss it. It may not really look like it but it does have a small kick-tail. It’s not big enough to really do any tricks with, but it’s long enough to use it to tic-tac around corners.
When you open up the box to reveal the WowGo, you’ll likely be shocked by the build quality of the board.
It has a real sturdiness to it. I could feel it as soon as I picked the board up by it’s handle to remove it from the box.
Also in the box, you’ll find the user manual, a T-tool, board charger, remote control, red LED light, extra foam pads and a hat.
The picture above still shows the wall hanging hook in the box contents, however, I don’t think WowGo are sending these out anymore… Well I didn’t get one. Let me know if you’ve ordered one recently and received the hook!
Pros & Cons
The Good Stuff
Value For Money
You can buy any one of the WowGo electric skateboards starting at $440. Then you can upgrade the battery for an extra cost to increase the range.
This price, coupled with the performance of this board is amazing!
If you’re looking at getting into the eSkate scene, then this is a perfect first electric skateboard.
On the flip side, if you’re a seasoned rider and looking for something to take you to the next level, the WowGo boards have heaps of breathing room to grow into.
Previously with hub motors, if you wore the rubber out of your wheels, you would need to buy yourself a whole new set of hub motors.
Fortunately, now the hub motors come with changeable rubbers. All you need to do is unscrew the plates on the side of the wheel, swap the old rubber with the new and put the plates and screws back.
Makes life a lot easier and affordable.
I’m even hoping they start to release different types of wheels for the hubs. Fingers crossed for some kind of all-terrain wheels…
The WowGo 2S has a really comfortable ride.
It’s mainly due to the flex in it’s board, but the wheels are also super soft which add that extra layer of cushion between you and the ground.
I’ve managed to tackle the nastiest of cracks and bumps in the road without worry.
One of my favourite features on a street electric skateboard is the ability to kick-push the board.
It’s great if you’re running out or have run out of battery. You can still get moving to where you need to go.
It’s always a good idea to get moving from a standstill with a kick-push to help preserve some battery power. This will help you get a few more miles out of your board.
What Could Be Improved?
In terms of the board, I don’t really have anything to complain about. It has awesome specs at a very reasonable price and the build quality is up to standard.
The one thing I do want to mention is their customer service.
They are sometimes very hard to get a reply from and when they do, the answer may not even solve your problem.
I think this could be the nature of dealing with Chinese companies. They often struggle to offer appropriate support for their customers.
On top of that, WowGo have grown so fast that I think they may be struggling to keep up with the demand.
Hopefully they can manage to improve their customer service processes in the future.
I wouldn’t let this setback deter you from getting a WowGo. The boards are amazing and I haven’t had any manufacturing issues, so it’s liekly you won’t have to get in touch with them at all.
There are a lot of positive emotions towards the WowGo! Here are just a few that I found:
Not What You're Looking For?
The Yuneec E-Go 2 is a single belt-driven board opposed to being powered by hub motors. The E-Go 2 has a top speed of 12.5mph (20km/h) and a range of 18 miles (28.8km). It’s definitely on the cheap end of electric skateboards. Check it out on the Amazon store for the current price but it’s usually around $400.
The Inboard M1 is a very tech-heavy electric skateboard. It has built-in lights and a mobile app to support. For its premium price of $999, it’ll give you first-class riding experience. It has a top speed of 22mph (35km/h) and a range of 7 miles (11kms). Check out my Inboard M1 review where I explain more in-depth about it.
The Atom B10X is an ‘all-terrain’ electric longboard. So it’s quite different to the WowGo series of eBoards. Because it has treaded wheels you can comfortably ride on dirt, gravel, grass and other uneven surfaces. The single belt-driven eBoard has a top speed of 15mph (24km/h) and a range of 7 miles (11.2km). Head to Amazon to get the best price, but it’s usually around $500.
The WowGo series are one of the most popular electric skateboards in it’s price range at the moment.
And for good reason.
Not only does it have the specs to outperform most boards on the market, it also has a price tag that falls within the budget of almost everyone.
Be sure to use the discount code GELL45OFF to get $45 OFF your board.