It’s not common practice for me to go riding around on bubblegum pink hoverboards, but today that’s just what I’m doing for your benefit, knowledge, and entertainment. This one is called the XPRIT SBW666 Pink Hoverboard, and it’s a great little board for younger and/or lighter folks to get started boarding with. Read on if you or someone close to you is interested in taking up the fun activity of riding around on one of these cool electronic scooters.
The XPRIT SBW666 Pink Hoverboard
The XPRIT SBW666 Pink Hoverboard is a smart, self-balancing, high-tech mini scooter according to its instruction manual. It charges in 2-3 hours via an included AC adapter and will provide in the range of 45 to 75 minutes of riding time (depending on the usual factors of your weight, the terrain you’re riding on, etc.).
With a top cruising speed of 10 Km/h and a maximum weight limit of 75 Kg (that’s 165 pounds), it’s ready to carry much lighter people than myself all over creation up to an undisclosed maximum distance based on the aforementioned conditions of rider weight and the nature of the terrain you’re traveling on.
While 10 Km/h isn’t quite the fastest speed that I’ve seen one of these boards being able to do, it’s still fairly impressive and is certainly fast enough to have a lot of fun on (or to get hurt falling off of if you’re not careful).
In all honesty, though, this board is definitely best suited for smooth, flat surfaces and riders of modest size and weight (incidentally there is also a minimum weight limit of at least 20 Kgs or 45 pounds). It’s not really an off-road or all-terrain model, and it’s certainly not meant for heavier riders.
And yet I actually got on board this ‘mini’ scooter myself and rode it all over the local tennis courts for a long enough period of time to pass judgment on its performance, which was actually very good (more on that below).
As you can see, this board is a bright, bubblegum pink colour that looks really cool, though I somehow doubt that it was designed with 200 pound plus riders like me in mind.
It also features self-balancing for safety and ease of use, a built-in Bluetooth speaker for cranking your favourite tunes as you ride it, bright LED lights for a little bit of flash, and an audible warning alarm that goes off whenever you do any one of a great number of things that the scooter’s onboard computer deems to be wrong (like riding it too fast).
The overall weight of this board is 8.6 Kg (so about 19 pounds), its width (or length) is 66 cm, its height/depth is 25 cm, and it is UL 2272 Certified for electrical and fire-safety. You can learn more about this increasingly important safety standard through a search of our good friend Google.
All in all, the XPRIT SBW666 Pink Hoverboard is a great little scooter that’s ideal for the young, beginner user. But how well did it fare hauling my rather large posterior around the local tennis courts?
My Experience Riding the XPRIT SBW666
First off, always use proper safety gear (and especially a helmet) when riding one of these hoverboards. Since I don’t have that gear myself, I sometimes have to live dangerously, though in this case, I was wearing some heavy winter clothing as my testing took place between Christmas and New Year’s, so I had to bulk up to keep warm.
In any case, riding the XPRIT SBW666 Pink Hoverboard was really fun and easy. Even though I weigh significantly more than the board’s stated maximum carrying capacity, it had no trouble whatsoever dragging me around at a reasonably impressive speed for the duration of my testing.
Notably, I have tested other boards with even higher weight limits that didn’t have as easy of a time lugging me around. Have I lost weight since then or something??
Still, for the sake of your board’s longevity, I certainly wouldn’t recommend regular use under such extreme conditions. If you are above that 165-pound limit, there are other hoverboards available with higher maximum weights. I have even seen models capable of carrying users of up to 120 Kgs (which is nearly 265 pounds).
As for steering the board, that too is easy. It’s simply just a matter of leaning a little bit in one direction or another and letting the board take you to where you want to go. This is very easy to accomplish, even at full speed.
I think that initially getting on (and later getting off) the board is probably the most difficult part of riding it, as there’s a split second of time when you have one foot on the board and the other one hanging in mid-air, causing a brief period of imbalance. However, once you master getting on and off of this thing, the rest is pure joy.
Examining the Video Evidence
Please take a minute or 3 to watch my brief video overview of the XPRIT SBW666 Pink Hoverboard. In it you will see me riding around on this board (every bit as funny as it sounds) and get a close up look at the board from various different angles that will give you a better overall understanding of what this cool looking board is all about:
Once again I feel like I’ve experienced a high quality, full featured, electronic hoverboard that is certainly worth a look for those in the market for such a device (and who meet the weight range conditions).
The XPRIT SBW666 Pink Hoverboard looks cool, rolls nicely, and performed well above my expectations during testing (because I never would have thought that a board with a max weight capacity of 165 pounds could so easily haul around nearly 220 pounds). As such, I have no problem recommending this board to those in its target audience.