A JETSURF eSkateboard just appeared on the Jetsurf website. The Jetsurf Airy motorized skateboard is designed for beginners and the Jetsurf Race e-skateboard for beginners and intermediates.
The Jetsurf Airy motorized skateboard is designed for beginners and the Jetsurf Race e-skateboard for beginners and intermediates. This suggests there might be another version coming for advanced riders? We will see. The colors and design look very similar to the black, white and blue Jetsurf Electric surfboard. From a marketing perspective this looks like a nice move.
Okay. Let’s have a look at the 2 models which are supposed to be available from January 2021 according to their website.
|Price (w/o VAT)||1,150||1,650|
|Ability for racing||no||yes|
|Deck||100% carbon fiber||100% carbon fiber|
|Length||92.9 cm / 36.6 inches||100 cm / 39 inches|
|Width||22.9 cm / 9.0 inches||25 cm / 9.8 inches|
|Height||1.5 cm / 0.6 inches||3 cm / 1.2 inches|
|weight||8.2 kg / 17,9 lbs||11.5 kg / 25.3 lbs|
|Drive unit||10S ESC||12S ESC|
|Motor||electric dual direct drive motor||electric dual high power direct drive motor|
|Top speed||40 km/h / 25mph||50 km/h / 31 mph|
|Range||20 km||40 km|
|Battery capacity||7 Ah (250Wh)||15Ah (650Wh)|
|Battery voltage||36V||under 50V|
|Warranty||12 months||12 months|
Both boards support an iOS and Android Smartphone app which can be connected by Bluetooth. The app informs the rider of the battery capacity, estimated range, maximum speed, a rides summary and more. This is similar from what we know from the Onewheel by Future Motion.
The remote control for acceleration and braking lets you change between the 3 modes: Beginner, Eco and Sport. It has an integrated display which shows the battery capacity, speed and current mode. For a better grip it has an anti slip surface. It looks similar to the remote which was used by Boosted in the past.
Both water resistant boards support regenerative braking which means you can get some battery capacity back when you are braking. For example downhill.
The Airy is designed for short distance commuting and of course fun. Most quality e-boards are using lithium ion batteries, but the Airy is using LiPos (Lithium-Polymer) which is different from the Race board which has a lithium ion battery. With 8.2 kg it is lighter than the Race board and with 1.5 cm much thinner. This may explain the maximum rider load of 100 kg which is 20 kg higher with the other model.
The AIRY deck was designed to offer you compact and light board according to the Czech manufacturer. The shorter deck and top mounted trucks, board shall give you higher turning radius and easier maneuverability. JETSURF AIRY model is available with full carbon fibre deck with integrated battery and electronic.
The JETSURF AIRY LiPo Batteries bring a battery capacity of 250 Wh (7 Ah) and a charging time of 2,5 hours. With a range of 20 km it achieves only half of the distance compared to the Jetsurf Race e-board. The top speed is with 40 km/h or 25 mph not so far off. The deck is a little bit shorter than the Race.
With 1,650 EUR excl. VAT and shipping the Jetsurf Race is more expensive, but offers more range (40 km) and a higher top speed of 50 km/h. It also has the lithium ion batteries and 120 mm Airless wheels with an aluminum core and shock absorbing rubber. It is designed for racing. The price is in range with similar boards such like from Evolve.
It has double Kingpin trucks similar to the Evolve and climbs hills up to 30% grade according to the manufacturer. Maximum load is 120 kg and the weight is 11.5 kg.
According to Jetsurf the RACE model doesn’t loose anything from the DNA of JETSURF family. The RACE deck was designed to give you high stability at high speeds and at the same time doesn’t compromise comfortability and the level of safety. The JETSURF RACE model is also available with a full carbon fibre deck and has integrated batteries and electronics.
The JETSURF RACE Battery Pack brings a battery capacity of 650Wh (15 Ah) and a charging time of 2,5 hours.
The closest competitor in our eyes would the the EVOLVE Carbon GT. Evolve is in the market since several years and time will show if Jetsurf is able to achieve this level or even can go beyond. If you are a Jetsurf fan and are using already one of their Jetboards, this might be the right choice for you. I am sure they look awesome right next each other. Especially next to the Jetsurf Electric which used the same colors.
We are very much looking forward to test it for a full review in the coming months. We will post updates in our forum.