Bought this before Memorial day weekend. I'm in my 60's so I just use it as neighborhood transport. Been riding it most every day, to work, run the dogs, to CVS, get mail, etc. No problems. I ride in both modes but mostly use economy when its 5 miles or less.
Rode 11 miles in sport mode and battery wasn't drained. I want to turn tighter so I have loosened the trucks! It does wide turns.
Just what I needed at a great entry price. Got the warrantee also so I am not worried. If I was rich, I'd get the 105 soft wheels kit.
Very fast and came rideable out of the box. I got a fancy remote and some protective knee and elbow pads as well as some wrist guards. One week in and I have 75 miles, I can go about 17 miles on one charge. Great product
This board is great! Super fast and if you ever need the customer service is great! They're super attentive and are very helpful if any issues occur!
Got this for my first eBoard and couldn't be happier. Purchased to keep up with my wife's ebike and it does that and more. So much so she wants my G2 and i had an excuse to recently purchase the backfire G3!! So thank you backfire for an amazing quality built electric longboard!
Love it absolutely love it. This thing is amazing. It’s fast. The only thing I don’t like is the hard wheels because they already broke and they don’t make air wheels I don’t think for these if you do make them for the G2, I would love a set considering. I had just purchased it about two weeks ago, and the wheels are broke already. Every little crack those things are hard hitting every time but overall this thing is amazing
This board is so much fun!! I really wanna get a faster one
So I've had the g2 for about a week now and the wheel on one side is going out! I can't believe it! I don't even ride it hard I just take it to work and back I can't believe it! Im so bummed I just can't believe it! The remote is also barely working because I can barely get it to turn on and off! Depending on how the help me out (if they decide to help me that is) I'll change my rating but for now I'm extremely dissatisfied with my board. :(
Love the skateboard it's so fast and goes over small rocks and small twigs pretty easily thought I was fly off first time I ran over one love the board best ok online purchase I've ever made
Almost 2 weeks and have ridden over 100 miles.im almost 50 an love it!!!everything was butter;shipped on time,arrived on time.will upgrade soon!ohh and way faster than I thought!everything was ready to ride.i tighten the trucks.
This G2 was my entry into electric boards, and the price point was good enough for me to pull the trigger. I have to take a train on occasion to a nearby city for work (sometimes overnight), and there is a bike path the makes the 4 mile connection to my house. This board is able to get me there faster than driving, and is easy peasy to get it on and off the Amtrak.
I’m a bit older (nearly 40) and haven’t long boarded since I was a teenager. So I was a bit nervous, but with a little reintroduction and how easy the controls were I was sure footed in no time. The ability to break is what I was missing, and with the range and speed I can get around town no problem.
I upgraded with the cloud wheels as I live on a dirt road, and I can manage to get out to the pavement easy enough. At my weight (about 180 lbs) and those wheels, I get about 9 miles on a full charge of the 187 WH battery over slightly hilly terrain. I did upgrade that to the 216 WH to eek out a bit more range, but have yet to give it a full test.
Helmet is a must, be smart!
All in all, happiest and most fun purchase I’ve made in a long time. Very happy with the quality and detail that has gone into such a bargain board.
So my 8 year old Onewheel and snowboards with. Me.
Bought him this for his birthday. He loves it. It rides nice, smooth, carvy…
I like it too
Bought this for my husband for his birthday. He loves it!
This board is solid by all means! Especially for just being your entry level board. I'm pretty certain i just got 14 mile range out of it on eco mode occasionally popping it in sport. It is an amazing daily commuter for the price and I rate it 5 stars based on the range and speed I get for the price. Obviously the battery could always be better and that would only make this thing more amazing.
It's a lot of fun and I really enjoy the electric skateboard. It's the first one I've had and it's like 4 ft tall so when I hold it it's kinda heavy, but I've managed to build up enough strength for these past two weeks to hold it up with one hand for half an hour at a time.
It's a great purchase and if it's your first, I would definitely recommend.
Overall the board is very well made and hasn’t had a problem yet. The remote wasn’t what was pictured but other than that everything was exactly the same. I am very happy with the board.
Best board I've ever owned honestly ! Don't think I could go back to a manual push board. This thing shreds so well on pavement, with a slight loosening of the trucks a a little practice your essentaly a snake riding lightning .
If you want a rock steady board and feel like your carving the slopes, pick up a Backfire G2. Well worth the money and good luck wiping that grin off your face.
It's a great board and I really like it! There's no cons to it that I have experienced except for slight vibrations if on poorly paved roads. If you haven't yet, try sitting on the board and go fast! It feels like a car! I will definitely will buy another from backfire again if needed.
So far great board. It goes very fast. I definitely recommend knee and elbow pads.
Love the backfire g2 only got to ride it once because it’s been snowing like crazy here in Denver I just have to wait before it gets hot again
I purchased the G2 black for my son's 12th birthday. It was a last-minute purchase and customer service was very responsive and helpful in getting this to arrive on a Friday when I ordered on a Tuesday. The 2 speed settings are great for first learners although after day 2, he is already up to 17Mph:). I was originally worried that my son may be too young for this type of board, but I am so happy I decided to purchase. He has even created his own custom headlights until he can save up enough money to get the real ones. Well worth the money, would highly recommend (and don't forget the safety gear).
Nice and fast board. My son love it
MODIFIED AF! It didn’t need the mods. I wanted to make this my board right out of the gate. The front truck is a BEAR truck. Waterborne plate extender. Gorilla medium knuckles. Bumpers. New grip tape. I’m 189# with shoes and clothes. I havent done a speed test yet but without trying I have hit 22.5mph and get 10.2 miles on one charge with minimal climbing (300-400ft) optiks210 night provision lights. Daily commute to the crunch fitness 6.8miles round trip. With good amount of climbing and down hills.
My 13 year old loves it. The board it very sturdy and well built. No complaints so far!
Bought this for my husband and he loves it! Hes wanted one for years and im so happy i picked this one!
Bought this for my 33 year old son . He absolutely loved it!!
Love it my entire street is smooth street and no problem at all I have fallen multiple time but I'm getting better and better and I mostly use it for work I get there in 5 minute which I love I need to get a backpack for the board so I don't have carry it on my arms and have on my shoulder like I said it's worth it it's the best website to buy a board the are trustworthy and yes my package is 100% safe no damages at all it's safe thank you backfire
Only took it out one time so far, but I love it! Smooth ride and board is very responsive to the remote.
I’m a cruiser kind of guy so the G2 is perfect for me. I’m still learning how to understand the remote and everything (just found out how to toggle the reverse) but it’s amazing! Can’t wait to upgrade to cloud wheels.
This is by far the best board that I have bought. Made all my buddies jealous!
Amazing riding experience!
Ordered my board 3 weeks prior to Texas, it's been in Illinois after being shipped from California
Got this board for Christmas last year fell in love ever since!!!
It works as advertised and has given me no trouble
If you know you will probably end up really liking E-skate I would recommend getting the G3 model or even the zealot as of now with all the black Friday sells the zealot and G3 have major discounts. if you don’t intend on being a more serious rider the G2 is perfect and if you just want a G2 so you don’t drop 600 bucks on your first board this is the best option you can choose
Bought for my kids as I have a 4wd Atlas. Surprisingly, this thing is just as fun to ride as my other board. Very happy with the purchase. We did add cloud wheels.
I like it a lot, it’s just that the battery is unreliable, 2 months into owning it I had to tear the board apart and fix the wiring just to charge it properly.
Honestly it’s been a lifesaver around campus, only downside is that it’s pretty heavy but that’s a given, get a lot of attention and compliments from people when you’re carving on the board, only thing I’d change is the end of the board to be slanted upwards so it’s easier to pick up and flip instead of it being flat
The Backfire G2 is my first electric board. I love it! It rides super smooth, goes a little over 20mph at full speed, has great acceleration and braking, and has plenty of battery range for me to ride trails around town. I would recommend this board.
Awesome board very sturdy and easy to control 10 outta 10 Ryan gosling approved
After a month and a half started stop charging and it shows that it’s green but it’s actually 10%
Awesome speed control, sturdy board with nice turning capabilities. Great for long rides.
A little rough on sectioned rubber surface and tiles but great overall
My first board & definitely won’t be my last. After reading reviews and watching review videos I decided to make the purchase. Work is about a 6 mile round trip commute. I get back home with 2 bars left. So it’s still got some juice left after 6 miles. I got ballsy and hit full throttle. GPS clocked me in at 23.75 mph , but with no helmet or protective gear , it was quick. I’m more than sure I can go 24 maybe more. Going up some steep hills with no problem either. I’m 170 lbs and it gets me zipping by. Super quick shipping time & I had contacted customer service before I bought it and they helped me with questions very quickly before I even bought it . So that’s also something that made me feel better about This purchase. It’s been a month. I’ve only hit 35 miles on the odo. Can’t wait for 500 miles !
Bought for my 21 year old son. He really enjoys it and found it easy to learn. Shipping was fast. Customer service was great!
Great budget board.
This board has been helping me commute back and forth to my college classes it’s definitely worth the investment. I’ve been riding it everyday and had no issues regarding the board
it's very fun to ride but don't loose the trunk too much or you'll get wobbly when you go fast
Board is great! Quick and quite, lots of fun so far.
I bought the g2 to get around the city and I have to say that I love it. It makes getting around so much more easy and fun, by far one of the nest purchases I have made. I have had it for a few weeks and have not encountered any problems yet, the range seems good and I've hit 25mph on relatively flat ground.
Bought the G2 black for my first electric skateboard ever. Best decision I ever made! Super fun and durable and I can spend hours on this thing. Highly recommended!
Double click on remote for reverse. Amazing value!! You would be a fool to consider anything else.
So far, I have nothing but great things to say about this board. I bought it because I have a 1/2 mile walk from my parking lot to my workplace, and I wanted to make that walk a little more fun. This board definitely solved that problem.
One of the reasons I chose this board was because I needed it to go up a pretty significant hill. This board smokes that hill at 16 MPH.
What a great purchase!
Brought it on vacation by the lake. So lake road commuting is ideal. I've noticed becoming very picky of my road surfaces (not much I can do about that) I guess I may need to pick up another board with rough terrain in mind. Over all I love it. Was a bit hesitant do to the cost but now I'm thinking of a second board.
The board is amazing! I unfortunately learned the hard way (literally) of the importance of wearing a helmet.. Aside from my accident, it's been an absolute blast!
Fast delivery and it came packed very well everything works its a great beginner board!!
I enjoy the board, i have had a previous board to this one which broke but the company went out of business, compared to my old genesis board its a lot nicer, i will say new bushings is definately an extra purchace u should make after buying one, i think this board will stay in one piece but there is like 20 percent of me that isnt trusting it for some reason, it rattles a little more then i would want it to. But besides that its a great board you can definately hit 20+mph on mostly flat ground, and so far my milage seems like i get maybe 8 miles on full charge when using the fast mode.
Ready to ride right out of the box! Acceleration in smooth. Torque when you need it. Bushings are soft, trucks can be adjusted but everything else is great. Primo entry level board. Out of all of the boards I researched, it came down to customer service and delivery.
I bought this board to get around town, since I dont have a car at the moment and it has been so helpful. The speed settings are perfect and the board is super easy amd fun to use. My roads are kind of rough, which results in a little bit of a rougher ride, but I'm hoping to get some donut wheels to help reduce that issue. All in all, its a great board that lasts awhile in a single charge. Would definitely recommend
I’ve had my board for around a year now it’s been great until I’ve had difficulty charging the charger says it is fully charged when I just plugged it in after a long ride I’m not sure what’s wrong with it
Just reached 170 miles ride this back and forth to work everyday it’s fast, long lasting, charges fast the only problem I would have is when your riding if its not newly paved roads the board vibrates your feet so much after a week of riding u get use to it but it still a pain when it comes to riding
The board shipped & was received within 5 business days. It's been less than a week and I've already put about 40 miles on it. It rides super smooth, the wheels are massive and very comfortable at speed, "2" more has some torque to it so I like to start off with "1" until I am warmed up then switch. I love this thing! 25mph is the fastest I've gone and it is smooth (when riding on smooth roads of course, I avoid bumpy/cracked roads). The board is well worth the price and the quality is top notch. The flex is nice, I was worried the board would be stiff but it is just right. It is HEAVY! 20lbs to be exact. Be ready to carry that when not riding. One suggestion to new buyers - upgrade your grip tape as the grip is small grain and more akin to skateboard grip, at least for my taste. Two sheets of vicious griptape will last years with this board! I'm excited to continue putting miles on it. Things to avoid while riding: cracks/sidewalks/potholes/bumps/water/gravel/sand. The brake will throw you off if you slam it so be smooth when braking as well as accelerating! Looking forward to hitting 100 miles, then 1000 miles, and more! I would recommend this electric longboard to anybody who is familiar with longboards and is wanting to get into electric. It is a smooth transition from my old regular trusty longboard to the G2. Super excited to ride all the smooth roads I can!
I’m loving it so far! The backfire G2 checks all the list for beginners, not to mention the price!
The board is awesome and easy to ride. I'm a 62 year old "kid" who has wanted one for years. My wife keeps telling me I'm going to kill myself but the brake makes this easier to ride than my regular long board. Tested boards at the Outdoor show that were 3 times the price, and I don't find any difference with the G2. Highly recommend it.
Love my Backfire G2! Top notch and solid quality! This is my second Backfire! Customer experience is awesome.
This boars really moves! Fast shipping and reliable. This is my second Backfire longboard and a very satisfied customer.
Thank you Backfire!
Fast and long distance only problem is the board vibrates your feet so much
The board has been great! I use it very casually so the battery range is plenty for me. It makes longboarding much more enjoyable in my areas dry heat since I can actually relax on it!
I live in Canada and we had excellent follow-up during the delivery.
the Longboard is of excellent quality. I am very satisfied.
Really enjoy it. Great purchase. I recommend this board. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it. Its hours and hours of fun.
Got this board for my 10 yr old. Loves it and easy to ride. Progressive speeds allowed him to work up to it. Smooth and stable board. Great for the hills in Georgia! Buying another one for myself. His little brother loves to ride with me too!
Had it for 3 days - so far so good. Ridden it in slightly wet conditions and it’s held up great. Also super fast - forget the meepo boards which go 29 - trust me 24 is fast. Fell yesterday and got some road rash and also cracked my phone! But I am loving the board so far !! :) thanks backfire.
Pros; Smooth turning and good turning radius, stable board, good speed and braking.
Cons; battery doesn’t last 10 miles as advertised. Maybe a solid 7-8 miles. If you keep it on the lower speed setting and try to coast as much as you can.
Overall i would give it a solid 6/10 seeing how i paid almost $650 to get it up here. I would really like the range to be the full 10 miles for $650
Amazing! I'm always getting more range and more top end MPH than what's in the specs. Smooth ride and super quiet..for the cost no other board compares..
Super fast shipping. Great quality. No complaints.
I got this board for my son for his birthday. He loves it. The only complaint he has is that the wheels don't have great grip and the broad slides out from under him.
Great board, fast ship and great customer support. This is my 2nd board from Backfire and they stand behind their product. They shipped me a part for the original Galaxy 3 years after purchase and helped me troubleshoot the issue.
Don’t want to say much I would like a phone number to call you
It’s totally worth the price. It’s the perfect starting board. I don’t think i have any complaints on it.
So far it’s been amazing. I’ve been riding it over a week now 10 miles a day and I haven’t had a problem with it yet. The only thing is after a few rides the trucks come loose on it and so you have to tighten it. But overall it’s been amazing and I will definitely be coming back soon to buy a more expensive one!
After 250 miles on the board review!
I'm noob to the skateboard in general. I live in Newport, NJ. Delivery was painless i just use the board for daily commute to train station and then to office as well as to go to groceries, friends house and just roaming purpose. First what i did was brought all protective gadgets since i never drove the skateboard and tried a friends longboard(non electric) few months before buying electric it was very fun experience and had just one injury till now i could have avoided the one injury too my fault i went in high speed within a week :( Used only first gear for first two weeks and switched to second gear never looked back
It’s really good
Awesome product! Very fun to ride. The thrill does not get old.
My board was shipped and delivered to my door in 9 days. I live in Ontario, Canada. Had a small issue with import fee. Backfire quickly solved my issue. Excellent service from Backfire Boards USA.
Excellent customer service. Backfire G2 Black is a great electric skateboard for a beginner like me. I'm going to have lots of fun with this board!!!
Board is a blast to ride.
A lot of fun straight out of the box!
Its Awesome, goes super fast, but also safe.
Great acceleration, great battery life, intuitive breaking system, overall one of the better boards on the market.
The Backfire G2 is a great entry-level board. It travels the 11-12 mile distance that Backfire advertises, and its top speed of 24 mph is more than enough for a beginner like myself. I also appreciate the tools that come with the board since they allow me to maintain and tinker with the board as needed. The G2 is definitely well worth the money.
Great board!!! Never rode a long board before. I knew how to snowboard. Great alternative for some summer carving. Easy to ride. Takes a few rides to dial in the board. Simple adjustments for your personal preference. Weigh 180lbs board cruises about 23 mph on nice pavement all day.
Everything you need in one box for summer enjoyment.
Great service. Fast shipping. Good job!!