Exway Board Review

 

Exway Board Review

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About Exway Boards

Exway boards are a range of medium segment high-performance electric skateboards. If you are looking for a both with good performance and style in a not so low budget, Exway board models are the wiser choice. The entire range maintains a black stylish look and boasts of quality build, performance, and a nice design. Moreover, you can get Exway Boards in four variants- The Exway X1, Exway Flex, Exway X1Pro, and Exway X1 Riot. The Exway X1 is the most affordable and might not be easily available as it has been discontinued. The best thing about Exway is the option to interchange the trucks as per your needs and that all the models come in two variants. You can choose the default Flex-Hub build or Flex-Riot build. Flex-Riot has a belt-driven mechanism. If you want to see how the Exway boards compare to their competitors, check out our zBoard review, Acton Blink Board review, and WowGo board review articles.  

Various Electric skateboards from Exway

Exway Flex

Flex board

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This high-performance electric skateboard that does more and costs less is Exway’s most affordable electric skateboard after Exway X1. With a simplistic design and two variants- Flex-Hub and Flex-Riot, you can choose to have a board that is as high performance and offers a smooth experience as you want.

Features
  1. The Exway Flex can reach up to 25mph or 40kmph. that is something impressively fast for a board in the price of the Exway Flex. You can choose the way you want to ride as you can switch between the motors and go for either hub or belt motors. This makes riding an even better experience.

  2. It also comes with a swappable IP5 water-resistant battery. It can run approximately 20mils or 32km on a single charge. Because of the smart battery, the charging time is also a mere 90 minutes. The board also comes with regenerative braking to make it even more energy-efficient.

  3. The board consists of bamboo and fiberglass. These materials give it more flexibility, durability, and strength. It also maintains a simple yet sleek look. The board also contributes to great vibration absorption due to the foam grip tape. This tape is not only water-resistant but also gives you a better and more comfortable experience.

  4. The Exway Flex can also tolerate up to a 30 degrees gradient and weighs 7.7kg. This further enhances its handling and gives you smooth, vibration-free riding experience.

  5. The Exway Flex also has 85mm wheels. You can choose between the hub and belt motors for a powerful experience. Moreover, the board also has a decent size of 94cm by 29.3cm or 37in by 11.5in to give you ample space on it for riding easily.

  6. You can also use the Exway App for a better experience and view the stats and other info from your electric skateboard.

Exway X1 Pro

Exway X1 Pro

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The Exway X1 Pro is a nice upgrade on the now discontinued Exway X1. It adds several hardware upgrades while offering you great riding experience. Moreover, you can now swap between hub and belt motors to customize your riding experience.

Features
  1. The Exway X1 pro also comes with a smart battery and drivetrain. This will customize your riding experience as per different driving modes. The 193Wh battery also supports fast charging. You can charge it completely in about 70 minutes. It can also last up to 16mils or 26km which can last you about a day. In case of high usage, you can rely on a very short break to charge and get it going again.

  2. The customizable drivetrains further enhance its riding experience. It can also drive the board up to 29mph or 46.6kmph, which is quite fast for anything you can get in this segment. Moreover, it also comes with regenerative braking to give you an even better and efficient riding experience.

  3. The board is also fairly light at 6.8kg and still can tolerate up to 30-degree gradients. Additionally, the Exway X1Pro is also weatherproof and comes with swappable PU Sleeves as well. The shock-absorbing grip tape adds a layer of smooth riding to it.

  4. The best part of Exway X1 Pro besides its simplistic board design and performance is its weatherproof capability. This doesn’t only apply to its board, but also the moving parts such as ball bearings inside the 85mm wheels. So you can forget worrying about water exposure to the board or wheels.

  5. The board is also 36.8in by 10.6in or 93.5cm by 27cm. This provides ample space for you to maneuver and stand comfortably on the board. Moreover, as the board comes with a Line-X dust and waterproof coating, you can get as messy as you like!

Exway X1 Riot

Exway X1 Pro Riot

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This board has swappable wheels, trucks, and even PU sleeves. Not only can you customize it entirely, but it also rely on its materials for long term durability.

Features
  1. Exway X1 Riot has an impressive range of performance capabilities you’re bound to love. The belt drive train along with powerful dual 750W motors makes it an impressive power package. It performs fast and gives a stable riding experience.

  2. The Exway X1 Riot can go up to 29mph or 45kmph. With a powerful output of 1500W X 2, it can give you an incredibly fast and thrilling ride. Perfect for outdoor and hillside rides, the Exway X1 Riot can also tolerate a 30-degree gradient.

  3. Moreover, the 193Wh battery can last up to 16mils or 25.75km on average. This is good enough for a day. Also, the best part about its battery is the fast charging feature. You can charge the Exway Board battery in approx. 70mins with the fast charger and up to 3 hours with the standard included charger.

  4. Weighing 16lbs or 7.25kg, the Exway X1 Riot maintains great stability without weighing at least 10kgs like other high-end boards. So it is easier to carry and maneuver than other high-end electric skateboards.

  5. The sleek look along with the shock-absorbing grip tape makes Exway X1 Riot a great smooth ride. Moreover, it also comes with regenerative braking to give you an energy-efficient ride.

  6. It does sport a powerful mechanical noise to give you a better thrilling experience. Don’t worry, the noise doesn’t affect its power/quality in any way. The Exway X1 Riot is also built with quality materials. You can keep it as good as new even after rigorous daily use. The board’s simple design is easy to clean and maintain, added with the natural shine of the material.

Frequently Asked Questions about Exway Boards

How much is an Exway Board?
Exway boards come in three main available variants. The pricing depends on the drivetrain version as well as the model you choose to go for. Here are the approximate prices you can expect when considering buying an Exway board:

  1. The Exway Flex is the lowest priced out of the three available models. You can get the Flex-Motor version for $649 and the Belt motor Flex-Riot drivetrain for $699.
  2. The Exway X1 Pro starts at $749 for the default board package with the Hub motor drive train. The second package with the default board and hub motor and a Riot belt motor drive train start at $959. You can switch between the two motor types depending upon your needs.
  3. The Exway X1 Riot starts at $799 with the Riot belt drive train motor with no hub motor option.
Is the Exway X1 Riot waterproof?
Yes, the Exway X1 Riot is IP55 water-resistant to some degree. You can be worry-free when it comes to the motor and board’s exposure to water. However, like any other board, the bearings and other moving parts lose their water-resistant material over time. So, while it would be safe to use the board or wash it with water in case it’s too dirty, be cautious when it comes to water exposure. You can always replace parts and get a new belt motor in case you see your moving parts catching rust or not performing well.
How fast can my Exway Board go?
Depending on the model and speed mode you choose, your Exway boards can go quite fast. However, each board can have different performance stats and you can check them below:

  1. Exway X1 Flex: No matter which hub motor or belt motor drive train you go for, the Exway X1 Flex can go up to 25mph or 40kmph. While it is an affordable board, Exway X1 Flex can switch between different speed modes too. Its top speed being the above-mentioned 25mph or 40kmph.
  2. Exway X1 Pro: Unlike the Exway X1 Flex, the Exway X1 Pro does have a speed difference between the two drive train models. The default hub motor version of the Exway X1 Pro can go up to 29mph or 46.6kmph. On the other hand, the belt motor drivetrain can go up to a max speed of 26mph or 42kmph.
  3. Exway X2 Riot: The Exway X1 Riot can go up to a max speed of 29mph or 45kmph. The speed doesn’t change as it is only equipped with the belt motor drive train.
In case any part breaks/deteriorates over time, where can I get them?
You can get separate accessories for your Exway boards on Amazon, Zboardshop.com as well as the official site. Here is a list of available upgrades to choose from and their prices:

  1. Fast Charger/Quick charger: This is the most essential accessory you can get to charge your Exway boards quickly. It can charge your Exway boards within 70-90 minutes. It’s worth the investment if you use your board intensively on a daily basis. The Fast charger is available for $99.
  2. X1 Riot Drivetrain: This is the best feature of all the Exway Boards. Getting a Riot drivetrain further enhances your experience. Weighing approx. 2.5kg in total, the X1 Riot Drivetrains delivers a smooth, stable, and powerful performance for your board. It has a max power of 1500W X 2 and stays cool and delivers even in long high speed rides. You can get the drivetrain for $249.
  3. Riot Belt: Your X1 Riot Drivetrain already has internal belts for security alongside a protective casing. But you can still get extra belts at an affordable price of $24.9.
  4. X1 Pro shock-absorbing grip tape: The thick and shock-absorbing grip tape on your Exway X1 Pro board can tolerate a lot. But like all other high use items can deteriorate over time. You can get the X1 Pro shock-absorbing grip tape for $30. You can also get the standard grip tape for $20.
  5. Hub Motor Cover: Your X1 Riot drivetrain is well built to protect internal components and ensure long term use. However, in case your outer motor cover gets damaged, you can get the hub motor cover for $30.
  6. Flex Battery: If you find your battery dying quickly because of long term use, you can always buy a new one. A new Exway board battery costs $299.
  7. Shred Lights: If you use your Exway electric skateboard at night, the shred lights are must-haves. You can install them easily on the front and back part of your electric skateboard. Because of this, you can forget worrying about people not seeing you in traffic or in sudden turns. You can get them for $49.99.