I have seen a few of these skate boards around town and it really looked like it would be a lot of fun. Also it can get you to your destination a lot faster. So I was interested to see it in the items that we could select. I have attached a top picture of the skate board and hopefully you can see that it has a good gripping to stand on to help avoid slippage. I also attached a side picture so that you could see the under carriage. I gave the skate board to my older grandson and he absolutely loves it! I do like the fact that both feet are on the skate board. That way their foot / leg do not get caught while the kids are pushing off. And it eliminates that type of injury / fall. However the skate board does require that you have good balance, which I believe is a good thing for children to master. Unfortunately I do not. I would recommend this skate board to other people that are looking for that unique and awesome present for kids and teenagers alike.
About This Item
Key Features and Benefits:
- Smooth and quiet belt drive system
- Soft and smooth-riding poured polyurethane wheels
- 7-ply rock-hard maple deck with kick tail and concave for added control
Red, Multicolor, Black
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
30.00 x 10.50 x 7.00 Inches
The Altered Fantom 1 Electric Skateboard is a lot of fun to ride. It is rated for ages 8 and up, but it also has a 120 lb (54 kg) max rider weight rating. I weigh around 175lbs, and am dying to try it myself – we'll see how long I can resist the temptation – it looks like so much fun! From most angles, the skateboard looks pretty typical – the deck, wheels, and trucks all look relatively standard. It is only underneath the deck where you notice the difference (see picture). It has a large black rectangular battery pack designed to allow for up to 40 minutes of use between recharges. It also has a relatively small, quiet electric motor attached to the rear wheels. It is quite impressive how fast (up to 10 mph) and how long it will go on a single charge. If you are worried about it going too fast, there is a mode that will limit the maximum speed allowed. You control the board through a wireless (using digital 2G technology) handheld controller that has a continuous position trigger (see other picture). Push the trigger forward (away from you) to brake; pull it toward you to accelerate. It can really take off quickly if you are not careful, there is a mode that still allows for maximum speed, put will control acceleration during starting that is the recommended (and default) setting. The skateboard isn't light (around 20 pounds), so it is wise to avoid driving off in one direction until the battery runs out only to have to carry it back home. I highly recommend this board for anyone who has kids in the 8+ yr (under 120 lbs) range who enjoy this type of activity.
Wow, I'm impressed, You gotta get this!
I received the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard with Wireless controller to give my honest opinion. When I first saw the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard, I was quite impressed. Because I never even knew there was such a thing. I mean I knew about electric scooter, but not an electric skateboard. After having the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard for a few days, I am really grateful to have it. By watching the Walmart.com video of the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard, where these two kids were riding on it. They made it looked easy to ride, but it's actually not that easy. If you aren't that familiar with riding a regular skateboard than it may take a while to learn to maneuver the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard. I would suggest to definitely wear a helmet, knee pad and elbow pad before allowing any child on the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard and make sure it is a safe environment. The reason why I say this is because this is electric and it goes up to 10 miles per hour that is really fast. I will definitely use the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard to go to my local stores, and to just cruse around. I would definitely recommend the Altered Fantom 1.0 Electric Skateboard to anyone that wants to get around easily and faster and at the same time do it in style.
FUN, FUN FUN!!!!
I received this skateboard as part of the Spark Reviewer Program and was thrilled to do so! My grandson was ecstatic when I told him it was coming and of course, the day it arrived, it was raining and hasn't been very good weather since. However, he finally had a chance to try it out after school today and I had to practically drag him off of it when it was time for him to go home. We had the protective equipment all ready to he was all ready to get on it and go! A couple of buddies in the neighborhood also got in on the fun and it's just too bad we're heading into winter instead of summer because I think he'll have a blast with the new electric skateboard. I was surprised how heavy it was, but he handled it well and I'm glad it seems so sturdy and durable. It should last him until he reaches the weight limit which is 120 pounds. He's got a long way to go before reaching that so I see lots of skateboard excitement in his future. Luckily, we live on a quiet cul de sac which it just about as good as it gets for boys his age - some challenge, but still close to home and grandma's watchful eyes. We're very happy with this product choice!
Worth much more than the price
I have skateboarded off and on most of my life. I am 56. I started snowskating 3 years ago, which is a skateboard. Really helped with balance. If you have not ridden a skateboard, this will take a little practice, but it's just balance. Anyway, this is one of the coolest toys I've ever purchased! I recommend it to everyone. Just one more thing: it states a weight limit around 120 pounds. I weigh around 210. If I stand on the board and attempt to start out cold, the breaker will trip and the board shuts off. The trick is to get it moving about 15 feet and it takes off. I haven't tried to go uphill. I suspect it would shut off. Anyway, this board is sick. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
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