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SWAGBOARD NG-1 Review

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Looking for an electric skatebaord that is both affordable lightweight and durable? The SWAGBOARD NG-1 may be a great fit for you. Swagtron is a company that specializes in motorized forms of transportation. Swagtron has successfully manufactured electric scooters, electric bikes, hoverboards and of course electric skateboards. The NG-1 electric skateboard was not designed to blow the competition out of the water with speed but they have carved a nice space in the electric skateboard market with their affordability. Read the full Swagboard NG-1 review below.

Performance

Speed- As mentioned before, the swagboard isn’t known for its speed but more for its practicality. With a max speed of 11mph this is the ideal board for simple transportation. With such a low speed this is a great board for children and beginners. Keep in mind that the max speed can vary based on riders weight. According to the Sawgtron website this skateboard has a maximum weight capacity of 175lb so this is not the best board for bigger riders.

Riding Range– The Swagboard has a riding range between 4 and 10 miles. Some riders have reported the board only going a few miles while others report the board reaching all 10 miles on a full charge. This inconsistency makes the Swagboard a tough recommendation for it’s riding range.

Battery– The 24V LPF battery can be fully charged in around 3 hours.  On a full charge you should be able to ride this board for about an hour without a recharge. For a board that is sub $300 this type of charge and riding time is expected. The design of this battery is also very slim and barely noticeable to bystanders.

Specs

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Weight- Coming in at just under 10 pounds, this is where the swagboard shines. To get the electronics, battery, motor and longboard hardware under 10 pounds is impressive and make it easy to carry, even for children.

Controller- The Swagboard comes with a wireless remote like many other electric skateboards. The controller has a accelerate and decelerate knob that is easily controlled by your thumb. There is also a cruise control feature that allows you to maintain one speed without having to manage the throttle, this is a great feature for longer rides.

The Deck- The Swagboards deck is made is made form 7-ply Canadian maple wood and uses premium grip tape. The deck is fitted with two grip cut outs on both sides of the board for easy transportation. There are many boards on the market with these types of grip cut outs but this is a nice addition

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7 Total Score
SWAGBOARD NG-1 Electric Skateboard Review Overview

The Swagtron NG-1 is a great electric skateboard for riders that are simply looking to get from point A to B and nothing extreme. Users of the board have reported of there being hardware and range issues but this board comes with a 1 year warranty that covers all manufacturer defects. If you are new to electric skateboards and you are not looking spend more than $250 we recommend the Swagboard but keep the warranty close.

PROS
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Cruise control
CONS
  • Inconsistent riding range
  • Slow charge
  • Basic controler