Save 50% on EPIKGO Premier Series Hover Self Balancing Board Scooter w/ Bluetooth Speaker 8.5" All-Weather Tire Hover Through Tough Road Condition [Premier Series, Model: EL-ES03R]
GO SAFER - UL 2272 Certified EPIKGO Balance board with UL2271 Certified LG Smart Battery + Bluetooth Speaker. Underwent and passed 159 tests regarding safety regulations, meaning no potential fire hazards.
MORE POWER - EPIKGO has 400W Dual Motors that help it climb slopes as steep as 18 degree and last over 1 hour and over 10mile range on a single charge, making it the most powerful balance board on the market.
GO FASTER - The Sport features stream-lined racing tires increase speed and provide a faster, smoother ride. Rated IP56 for solidness and water resistance. Easily maneuver through grass, mud and sand on the board built to do more.
BIGER & BETTER - EPIKGO is nearly 2x more powerful and 30% larger than the leading competitor meaning more foot space, a more stable ride and more control. Plus the built-in 2- hour fast-charging technology, makes the EPIKGO the most sophisticated product of its kind.
BEYOND THE PRODUCT - 1 year limited warranty covers parts and labor from the manufacturer, a US company based in the heart of Silicon Valley.
One amazing piece of technology. Plus Update!
Ok, it's been months since my purchase of the Epikgo products and I did receive an RMA# to return the Sport Plus, but the shipping was nearly $100. So I kept the Sport Plus. To be fair to the company, now that I have many boards (I like to evaluate things - lol) the Epikgo boards do perform better than any others I've tried; even the Halo and GT8 which claim similar specs. The Epikgo act as expected and I can ride either of them with confidence. Every other board I own or have ridden has surprised me at one time or another by a tire stalling on hitting a rock or difficulty on uneven ground. The Epikgo boards never fail me and hitting rocks or bumps do not stop the these boards from maintaining balance. Yes I have wiped out! Racing another board uphill I foolishly looked back to see far ahead I was and the weight shift sent me on my ass; but proved the unit had more speed to offer for it took off ahead of me. Lol. So all in all, I hope some how this message gets to the manufacturer of, what I feel, are the best "Hover Boards" available today.
Review Update: I received my second Epikgo hoverboard (Sport Plus) purchased directly from Epikgo. I also bought two carry cases and extra parts ($1100+). This model had identical specs to the the Premier (reviewed below) except had racing tires. NOT THE CASE. The Epikgo mobile app does not work with this model and its sensitivity is as if in beginner mode; compared to the Premier's which can be adjusted through the mobile app which I'm told by Epikgo has not been released and isn't supposed to work on their boards. I simply asked to swap the Sport for another Premier since they were the same price ($799). The manufacturer simply replied that they don't have an app. I said that there was one that worked on the Premier board but regardless I'd like to swap out the boards if I couldn't change the sensitivity of the Sport Plus. Again I was told that no app existed and that sensitivity can not be changed; even on the Premier. I was done with the argument and asked again for another off-road Premier swap. I was told they did not have one and didn't know when they'd get any. How about a refund? That question was ignored through another couple emails. Fed up with their customer service I sent a last message telling them of my dissatisfaction with their service. I was then asked for my S/N, order number, and warranty info and asked me to send pictures of the DAMAGED board. Damaged board? I never one time said it was damaged. I even said how well built it was, I just didn't like the performance. I responded just that way and they sent me a message that said attached was a return form to fill out, send it with the board to the company, and they would evaluate the board and decide action. Oh, did I mention that there wasn't a return form attached to the mail. I'm done! I love the Epikgo off-road Premier and I'm sure the Sport Plus is a good model for some but Epikgo lost my respect and future orders plus three associates had cancelled their Epikgo orders due to this experience. Will they make amends? We shall see. My advise is to stay away from Epikgo. The worst customer service I've ever encountered. If I had purchased this second board from Amazon I'm sure I would not have had this problem.
Off-road Premier review:
I have never ridden a hover board, I mean "a self-balancing scooter", before. I have numerous hobbies and I'm interested in everything hi-tech, and own so many recreational toys I've lost count. I researched for the "best" hover board on the market today and chose one that sounded interesting to me via its specs. 8.5" tires, all terrain, Bluetooth audio, UL2272, headlights, tail lights, "blinkers", 1 hr charge time, 12.5 mph, 10+ miles per charge, mobile app, and 30 degree incline ability. The Epikgo Premier arrived and I was very happy with the quality; although an aluminum underbody may be more rugged. Also the rubber Fender guards do not stay on; so I glued them. Initial charge time (and every one since) is very fast. My first 30 minutes of experimenraltion with the unit, programmed in normal mode, ended in two episodes of my ass hitting the pavement plus a bruised arm and ego. Both issues occurred when dismounting. I quickly learned to man up and just step flatly onto it and stop completely before stepping flatly off. No more tumbles since. It did take about two days of practicing to get the feel of it. One hobby of mine is that I'm a dance instructor so I thought balance would be natural. It was not at first but ended up being just that after learning to stop thinking about it so much. My review goes like this: I absolutely love this thing. I'm on it whenever I have places to go that are nearby or just to race up and down the street listening to my jams through its Bluetooth amp. I just completed a 7.5 mile tour, up and down hills, frequently exceeding 30 degree inclines, traveling on both cement and dirt roads before the battery alarm sounded. After the alarm sounded, the response was different but still powerful and I went another mile to get back home, I travel at about 7mph. Any faster and I get nervous, but it's only been a few days. I cannot imagine any unit performing better than this. I'm so impressed I just ordered the Epikgo Sport Plus model and two carry cases. These will be awesome for campground transportation. If someone tries to convince you that riding a hoverboard makes you lazy, I'm here to tell you that I've been so much more active since riding the Epikgo. Legs and core are worked quite a bit, plus you are out in the fresh air and not sitting at home on the couch. This amazing device is a little pricey but my excitement over it has caused three friends to order them as well. My only disappointment with this purchase (not related to the unit) is that I logged on to Amazon to write this review and I see that there are bonuses available when you purchase one. I ordered one week ago and did not get any bonus "stuff". I ordered my second unit from another source because of that. I'm sure I am one of Amazon's top 10% purchasers yet wasn't offered the bonuses? Don't worry Amazon, you know my purchase record. I'll be back. If you made it to the end of this wordy babbling and are looking for the best of the best hover board self-balancing scooter thingy, you owe it to yourself to bite the bullet and buy the Epikgo. I chose the Premier and Sport plus because I wanted the fastest available with Bluetooth audio and mobile app.
This hoverboard is cool because you control it with your feet. It's super fun because it's like riding a skateboard but with a motor.
***12/28/2016 UPDATE: EPIKGO Premier provided a superior speed and I never thought that the technology behind self-balancing scooters is advance up to this level. It offers enhanced power to the users as well. For instance, I tried this on the road in front of my house, which has a slope of about 25 degrees. Surprisingly, I could climb it without much hassle. The specifications said that it could climb slopes up to 30 degrees and I believe that it can be achieved without much hassle.
The best thing about EPIKGO Premier self-balancing scooter is its enhanced battery life. I really hate recharging my battery and this feature impressed me. In other words, I got the opportunity to explore up to 12 miles with a single charge. Moreover, this self-balancing scooter comes along with a built in Bluetooth speaker. Therefore, I was able to pair up my mobile phone with the speaker and listen to my favorite music while exploring the neighborhood. It was something that I was dreaming to do for some time. I am looking forward to have more adventure with this self-balancing scooter. In fact, I am planning to go on a trip to the beach and see whether this scooter can help me travel on sand. If it does, it’s going to be a wonderful experience!