Over the last few years there have only been a handful of electric skateboards that have really stood out. The Boosted Board being probably the most well know, with the Inboard M1 being another big name. Well Halo Board has been gaining more and more popularity due to their high quality, high performance e-skateboard. They recently came out with a new and improved version, the Halo Board 2 that is set to compete with the best of the best. So in our Halo Board 2 review we’ll take you through everything you need to know about it and give you our opinion on if we think it’s worth buying.
The Halo Board 2 provides a fantastic overall package. It’s packed full of features, some incredibly simple, some much more complex, but everything that’s included radiates quality and attention to detail. It’s a good looking and very well built board. It’s performance is amongst the best that you can buy. There are very few negatives that we could find with the Halo Board 2 and for that reason it’s one of our most favorite products we’ve reviewed on the whole site, not just in the skateboard category. Be wary of the high price tag, but also understand that the Halo Board 2 has a high price tag for a reason.
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Deck length: 36 in / 91 cm
Wheels: 83 mm halo street wheels – 78a
Wheelbase: 27 in / 68.5 cm
Trucks: aluminum 9.25-inch width
Remote: ergonomic Bluetooth Halo remote
Weight limit: 286 lbs
Charge time: 3 hours
Safe battery: 7ah certified fire-safe LG lithium ion battery
Charger: UL certified charger
For ages: 10 and up
Deck material: 100% Japanese T700 carbon fiber
Motor: 3000-watt dual-motor design
Speed: Up to 22 mph
Range: Up to 14 miles
Hill grade: up to 25 degrees
Weight: 14 lbs
What’s Included with the Halo Board 2?
- Halo Board Electric Board Carbon
- Halo Remote
- Battery charger for board
- Quick start guide and documentation
One of the first features you’ll notice when looking at the Halo Board 2 is the fully carbon fiber design. It uses a Japanese T700 type carbon fiber that is one of the strongest yet lightest materials known. This gives it a very lightweight but also makes it very sturdy and durable. The Halo Board 2 comes in at a weight of 14 lbs, which, considering the size, is very reasonable. It’s also able to support riders up to 286 lbs.
The Halo Board 2 has a dual hub motor design. These hub motors give a total output of 3000 W of power, which is a lot! This is noticeably more than any other electric skateboard we’ve reviewed on our site to date. They are integrated into the hubs that are closest to the handles, with each motor controlling a wheel on either side of the board.
Included with most electric skateboards are remote controls to actually control the board. The Halo Board 2 has a very nice remote control. It has all the usual basic functions to control your direction and speed. But the feature we really like about the Halo Board 2’s remote control is that is has a small LCD display that shows a number of stats. It shows, ride speed, board battery life, remote battery life and signal strength. A great set of simple features that really add something extra.
The handle on the board, at the top edge, is one of our favorite features. We found ourselves using it a lot more than we expected and think that a handle at the top makes a lot of sense. If I was carrying the board around, I’d put it under my arm, if I just needed to move it a little way or hold it whilst watching other people skate, then this was perfect!
On the safety front, the Halo Board comes with a certified LG firesafe battery that’s carefully tucked underneath the deck.
Design and Build Quality
The overall design of the Halo Board 2 is one of our favorite e-skateboard designs going. Obviously this is incredibly subjective but as it’s carbon fiber Halo Board have gone down the route of a black, stealthy style that looks quite intimidating. The rounded edges and sleek finish make it look very nice.
The deck has a nice grip tape that does a good job of keeping your feet in place. The bottom of the deck is just as high a quality. The battery is skillfully tucked away and the whole bottom of the board is surprisingly sleek. It’s a long way from some of the huge, cumbersome battery packs that some of the other electric skateboards use.
The wheels are also very good, they’re a good size and very smooth. The trucks are also adjustable so you can tighten and loosen it as you see fit.
There have been a few reports of the carbon fiber cracking but these are very few. We haven’t had the chance to test the board over a long period of time so we’re not able to comment on the long term durability of the board. If you have a personal experience with this then please let us and the other users know in the comments below.
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Performance and Range
The performance of the Halo Board 2 is fantastic and just a little bit scary. It can comfortably reach 22 mph, which feels very fast as you’re so close to the ground. Even in the beginner mode it feels very fast and is a lot of fun! It’s also able to keep this speed even when going up hills due to the huge amount of torque which is due to the 3000W motors. It’s official rating is to manage hills of 25 degrees but it can manage more.
The range of the Halo Board 2 is around 14 miles. This is about average for electric skateboards at this price range. It would have been nice to have a little more but 14 miles is fine. It includes a regenerative braking system that tops up the battery whenever you brake. This is a nice addition that gives you that little extra in the tank.
What we like about the Halo Board 2
- Great Build – The fully carbon fiber build and the sleek design are great. The board feels tough and looks stylish.
- Great Performance – A top speed of 22 mph is plenty! You probably won’t be wanting much more than this as it’s honestly a little bit scary. Not only this but the way the Halo Board 2 can effortlessly tackle hills is brilliant. The 14 mile range is fine, but could be a little bit better if we’re being really picky.
- The Remote Control – This is the best remote control for an electric skateboard we’ve used. It’s got a lot of features and is very easy to use. It’s exactly what you want.
What we don’t like about the Halo Board 2
- Expensive – This is to be expected as this is a premium product. But it’ll still cost you $1497! This is regularly reduced and as I’m writing this the Halo Board 2 is on offer at $947. A much better price that makes it much better value!
Overall, the Halo Board 2 is one of the best electric skateboards on the market right now. It’s very well made, despite a few reported mishaps. It’s performance is great and it’s a whole lot of fun. The Halo Board 2 would be perfect for someone looking to commute to work or school or someone just looking for an exhilarating new hobby.
The Halo Board 2 even made it onto our list of the best electric skateboards under $1000.
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