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Hover-1 - Cruze Electric Skateboard - Black

Model: HY-HSK-BLKSKU: 6111909

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy and fun cruising skateboard/longboard!

    Posted
    Jess
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    This skateboard takes a lot of the effort out of skate boarding/long boarding. The cruise settings allow you to keep speed without having to push with your feet constantly. Cruising on mostly flat ground is what this board is meant for and it does this very very well. Would give five stars if cruising on flat ground was all I wanted to do. Pros: 1. Easily sets into one of the three gears for cruising. 2. Maintains speed well when going on flat ground or downhill. 3. Easy to activate brakes and they work well. 4. Smooth ride, good turn radius. 5. Handle on the side makes it easy to carry. 6. Can turn off motor and use as normal skateboard/longboard. 7. Change gears by simply lifting heel off sensor. 8. Maintains battery well when cruising. Cons: 1. Very sensitive sensor, slight movements of foot can cause unwanted change in gear or even brake activation. Takes getting used to change between gears but once figured out is simple. 2. If going downhill and brakes activate or you go from third to first gear by accident (which did happen with the sensitive sensor) I dangerously lurched forward off the board. - Personally would not recommend if you think you will be going downhill and having to brake at all or you can just use it as a normal longboard in these situations 3. Does not go uphill well. The manual says a 12 degree incline can be done but this isn't really even uphill in my book. Any attempt to go up a hill you will have to push kick at some point. 4. When push kicking uphill if your foot was on the sensor once you take it off to push kick the brakes activate. This again makes you lurch forward. Can't really push kick at anytime while motor is activated without brakes being activated. 5. Some kind of indicator of what gear the longboard is in would be very helpful. 6. The two modes labeled "Cruise mode" and "Brake mode", activated by button on motor, made no sense to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible toy

    Posted
    Brent

    I purchased this product a month ago and the performance on it has been absolutely horrible and then it broke. Whats bad about it: 1. The sensor works too well and there should be a remote. Having a sensor on the board, while being an interesting idea should be just that. An idea and nothing more. Taking one foot off of a skateboard at any point feels dangerous even if you just put it right back down is simply bad design. The fact that you also have to take your foot completely off in braking mode is even more ridiculous. 2. The battery life and power of the motor is laughable and does not at all live up to what the company claims it is. Within the first week I owned this I took the board out to see how far it would go. I went on nice running trails that had little to no incline on them at all and the board lasted for about 4 miles. Which is less then half of what the advertised distance was of 9.3 miles. 3. I owned it for a month and it broke. The motor and touch sensir have simply stopped working and since it is past the Best Buy 15 day return policy I cannot return it and have to deal with Hover-1 themselves which leads into another problem. 4. There is no good way to contact Hover-1 and their website is a joke. There is no phone number that I could find for Hover-1 even in the instruction manuals that came with the board. I really do wish I could give this product a good review it was fun to ride in the MONTH that it still worked but because it broke, didn't go as far or as fast as the company promised, and has a bad design overall I can't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good board for quick jaunts

    Posted
    Tinman
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    Skateboard is a little small lenth wise. Top speed is about 11mph faster if you're lighter (I'm 170lbs). I have this in my trunk of car. Good to have just in case I had to go from office to store nearby and quicker than walking, but too close to drive to. Haven't drained the battery yet, for I haven't had far to go. If battery dies, it is small enought that you can use it manually like a regular skateboard. I attached a Powell Peralta tailbone guard so that way I don't grind the board on accident. Since the controls are on the board I want to make sure that I don't trash the board. You get use to using the pressure control with lifting your heal and returning it to the board to shift to next gear. When you are about to come to a light, or coming to a point where you want to stop, just move your rear foot to the tail area, off the red dot sensors and the board begins to slow down. So far I'm pretty satisfied with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    After a few tries, I was up and running!

    Posted
    jasonclarke1
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    I've had the Hover-1 - Cruze Electric Skateboard for a few weeks now and am loving it!  Even with only minimal experience on a normal skateboard, after a few tries on this I was up and running! There is no remote like other electric skateboards include because the Hover-1 Cruze's uses a simple cruise control system. It was pretty easy to master and I ended up happy that there wasn't a remote that might take my eyes away from the road and or any rocks or bumps I might have not seen if I was looking down at my phone or a hand held control system.  I now use it to make short trips around my neighborhood vs jumping in my car and wasting gas. I never hit "top speeds" that the hover-1 board advertises (most likely because I am close to the top weight it says it will support) but have also never felt that it was sluggish or that I needed to go any faster. Overall a great electric board and worth the price considering how much money I will now save in gas on short trips around my neighborhood!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great way to get around campus

    Posted
    SotaToast
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    This is the first experience that I have had riding an electric skateboard and I have been impressed with this board thus far. I have used it to go to class and to ride around campus. The board's design makes it easy to carry when you are not riding it and the long battery life is very convenient. Once you get started moving, it is very easy to control your speed. I was hesitant to purchase this product at first not knowing how much control the user has over the speed of the board but I am happy I decided to go with Hover-1 Cruze Electric Skateboard. After an initial 10 minutes of figuring out how the board worked, I felt comfortable riding it anywhere around campus. Overall I was very pleased with this purchase. This is an innovative way to get around campus that I can see being utilized more in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cruze Electric Skateboard

    Posted
    Tyler
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    I've ridden skateboards for years and for the longest time I was skeptical of a motorized version at first. However, as soon as I got going on the Cruze I was hooked. It's all the fun of skateboarding without the work! It is a nice compact size and turning is pretty responsive, making it very convenient for getting to class when you have to go across campus. One drawback is that the foot-sensor control is a little hard to get used to at first. I found myself more focused on my feet than what was ahead of me and had a few close calls. However, now that I am used to the operation of the throttle riding the Cruze is a blast. Not sure I'll go back to my other board.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Electric Longboard

    Posted
    rmaki45

    The Hover 1 Electric Skateboard is a great electric board that is affordable compared to other boards on the market. The foot pad makes it very easy to control your speed when you are riding. The board itself is high quality and is not much different than a normal longboard. I like the idea of not having a remote in your hand at all times; this allows you to be hands free when you are riding. I use this board to get around campus and it is perfect for this. The charge on this board is perfect for what I need along with the speed. I have not had any issues with this board and would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product!!!

    Posted
    MichEEE
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    This board was a gift for my 14 year old son. He was riding like an expert in an hour or less. It’s as fast as you’d want a board to be. Excellent battery life, lasts about four hours of riding, and my son frequently makes 3+ mile trips without running out. My husband has even taken it on a ride a few times. He’s 200lb, and the speed is still great. Battery seems like it runs out a little quicker with him though. We had it 2 weeks now and it’s riden several hours a day. No issues. Fantastic and fun product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome skateboard!!

    Posted
    SKmadison
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    Right out of the box, this skateboard is easy to enjoy. The first thing I read on the Hover box was that 'Safety is our priority'. The skateboard felt very safe and easy to maneuver. It rides much like a normal skateboard and gently adds power to the wheels when your rear foot is in a certain spot. It's very easy and fun to ride. I have no problems letting any of my kids or their friends try this out. The board is rigid but easy enough to steer by gently shifting your weight on your toes or heels to turn left or right. Highly recommend! Great product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun - Not for the faint of heart :)

    Posted
    erheneke
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    I will admit that I wasn't a skateboarder growing up, so perhaps a bit of the allure is lost for me in this product. That being the case, it's still a fun gizmo to buzz around the neighborhood on. Similar to other types of electronic scooters built nowadays, it does take some time to learn, balance and operate. A new rider, unskilled in using this device, should expect and prepare to fall a couple of times while learning. The electric skateboard is very fun for the younger kids, probably more hazardous that it's worth for most of us adults! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome skateboard!!

    Posted
    sk1979
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    Right out of the box, this skateboard is easy to enjoy. The first thing I read on the Hover box was that 'Safety is our priority'. The skateboard felt very safe and easy to maneuver. It rides much like a normal skateboard and gently adds power to the wheels when your rear foot is in a certain spot. It's very easy and fun to ride. I have no problems letting any of my kids or their friends try this out. The board is rigid but easy enough to steer by gently shifting your weight on your toes or heels to turn left or right. Highly recommend! Great product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Board

    Posted
    REKCE
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    The electric skateboard is a fun way to get around! It has a handle built into the board to carry and is light enough to easily transport. It was a little tough at first to get the hang of it (and the buzzing telling you're doing it wrong made my head spin a bit!) but once we got it down it was fun and a smooth ride! You definitely need the room to move on a street, open lot etc. to ensure you can use it to it's full ability!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Justvwhat we wanted

    Posted
    Mysmedly
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    This made for a great gift for our 9 year old son. It’s nice that it can be ridden just as a regular skateboard with the flexibility of using the electrical power. The only issue that we’ve encountered is the way to turn on the power isn’t necessarily easy. But nice you figure it out, it’s a piece of cake. Word to the wise, don’t forget knee and elbow pads and a helmet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but ...

    Posted
    Braidijo

    So my son bought this for himself as a Christmas gift. So he’s had it 5 months. Well yesterday it started beeping uncontrollably, flashing the green light, and doesn’t work. The manufacturer only gives it a 90 day warranty and he didn’t get the extra protection. Sooooo for as much as he paid and as good of care as he took of it be aware of its possible lack of longevity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hover 1- Electric Longboard

    Posted
    Ryan
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    The hover cruise electric board is a great electric longboard and is perfect for just about any riding. It is a very easy board to get used to riding. The controls for the speed is very easy and not hard to get used to controlling your speed. Overall great board and would recommend to anyone looking to get an electric skateboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    fun electric skateboard

    Posted
    Divemaster
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    Good value for the money. Didn't give 5 stars because I would have prefered a longer charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not enjoyable

    Posted
    Smiles
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    I read the instructions and watched a video on youtube and it did not help. It’s too hard to ride

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Investing more.

    Posted
    georlai
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    My plan was to get the board to replace the bicycle. However, the speed is relatively slow when you hit the uphill.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Beginner

    Posted
    Sammy
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    This Board is great for kids. I ended up returning it for a Boosted Board, since I wanted more speed and the BB had it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for beginners, easy to ride

    Posted
    Tata
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    Super super, easy to ride, recommended :) my son love it The price is affordable !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend