I had the board and it worked well, but then not even at 1000 miles it just blew up. I contacted backfire but they have not been helpful at all and I looks like I just burnt $600. Not impressed with longevity or customer support. Go with meepo, my friend has one and has not had any problems at with it.
Just watched one burn down
This board is awesome! Takes hills like they aren’t even there!
This is my first electric skateboard and so far it has been amazing. I almost have 100 miles on it already. I did have an issue with the screws missing from the folding handle I purchased with my board but customer service took care of that and shipped them out right after I talked to them. Top notch service and products
Money well spent
The Backfire Zelot S has been the best investment I have ever made. Me and my entire family love to go and ride from sun up to sun set. I will recommend this board to everyone even those that have zero ridding experience it is so easy and fun to ride. My 4 year old rides mine like a champ.
The board randomly turns off even on three and four bars of charge. It launches me off all the time.
Super smooth ride w stock wheels. Can't wait to ride the cloud wheels. Board is a quick machine. Gets up to 30 quick. Lights and power and functions. This thing is amazing. Never been more happy with a purchase. This has to be the best riding board ive ever ridden in 30yrs. Impressive. Actually rode to work 14 miles. 28 miles in a day on a board. Kicked my butt. Impressive range. Way more than my calves could go.
Great Starter Board.
My buddy originally got one and I tried it and I loved it now me and my fiends all have one and we love it I weight 340lbs and the board handles hills with ese definitely worth the money! 5/5
I really do like this board and you can tell this thing is made with love but I do have a couple complaints. First being I can’t even charge the board without having a cooling fan on the block at all times: this is what my picture is of. In a matter of 10 minutes without the cooling fan the block is on fire literally too hot to touch. So that’s complaint number 1. Number 2 is I’ve ridden this baby maybe 7 times and I never even gotten close to 25 miles before low battery the most I’ve gotten was 11-12 and that’s not even full throttle like she’s so fun to ride but you take her out on 2 quick rides and she’s now only 2 bars which means I need to turn the cooling fan on and recharge her before a fire breaks out to give me a smooth 12 miles before undergoing a never ending loop. I’m not sure if maybe the battery I have for the board has a malfunction but any response or thoughts would be nice and appreciated due to the fact that I spent close to 800 on it but please understand that I know this board could is solid for that price if it runs properly.My heart was pounding when I was putting in my information to order I was so excited so know that this thing is still my sweetheart I just want to know if these things are normal with it!
Loving my zealotS my first e board. I did a lot of research to find that this is what I want and I absolutely love it. Thank you Backfire
First longboard I ever bought, really easy to learn and it’s so much walking my dog !
this board is crazy, i have the zealot and it has been through everything including full down pour rainstorms (wouldnt suggest it though still lol). i have roughly 1000 miles on it and it still runs smoothly. my only suggestion is just get the zealot s. my board has a crack in it and i thought about replacing the deck with the plastic one, but then a guy ran over my board and i got plastic deck anywas, and it has been perfect. great deck, great speed, great look, and very reliable/ durable.
Delivery was outstanding and prompt.
I didn't recieve my board in the mail ever and when i tried to reach out to backfire, i never even got a response. Still waiting on a reply for a board i never recieved
Don't buy in less than 4 days of casual riding and motor stops working board is a scam!!!
What can I say, this is probably the best board available at this price point, it delivers everything as advertised, it’s durable and reliable, rides great, is fast, (faster that most people are comfortable with) ok, yes, I did regear mine to go past the 30mph mark and have gone 34mph (just to say I could) and it still climbs hills and accelerates great (I will say that anything above 30mph is a little unstable and terrifying) so I see why the gearing is set the way that it is. My average riding speed is between 15 an 20 mph so the way it came right out of the box is more than enough in my opinion. But if you must go for that speed run this board is capable of more.
Useful around campus. Handles hills like flats.
Been riding it a few weeks and having a lot of fun
I have not experience riding skateboard.. but this skateboard is Soo easy to ride i love it and it feels amazing.. this was the best option i found on Facebook after reading a lot of reviews.. thank you
They shipped it right away! I bought it for commuting but I find reasons to ride it because it’s so fun! It powers up hills and is scary fast. Could not ask for more power! Over all, super happy with the purchase!
I can’t write a review yet I have yet to receive my board
Awesome electric boards . This E-Skate is Strong and fast. Very well put together.
I go everywhere with my board! It’s a great investment and fast too. I’m inlove!
What a great board. Amazing job
So far I've been about 25 miles on these 1
05mm purple cloud wheels and I like them alot. Honestly I only got about 10 miles on the stock 96mm wheels before I installed the clouds, so I can't speak much on my experience between the two. I knew I wanted them when I purchased the Zealot S a week before. I went with purple to match the boards color. There are other colors if purple doesn't do it for you.
I fucked up my face on the second day of using the board but I will never stop finding a way to ride it
46 miles on the board and I haven't even had it for a week. Definitely can take a beating on rough or loose debris! Overall thoroughly impressed! I have been longboarding for over 10 years now and this is my first electrified purchase, my favorite feature is probably the brake cause now my shoes won't get torn apart!
I’ve been riding my longboard everywhere sense I got it and it’s the most amazing thing ever. I love this product and the amazing speeds it reaches.
Absolute racer… packs the doors in on my buddies V4 Meepos especially up hill 10/10
The board is absolutely amazing. Very quick acceleration and super long range!
Did tons of research before getting my first esk8 and I'm so glad I went with the zealot s! I haven't had this much fun since I last had a motorcycle! Has great acceleration and breaking and so fun to ride! I only wish it got more range with cloudwheels, I get about 12 miles with what I'd say hard riding (turbo mode most ride, 20+mph) weighing about 165lb.
Very premium board. Not much more to say. I have only had it a week but I don’t know what I’d do without it. I’m very impressed with is so far!
Great board! So much bang for my buck! Now I can really surf the road!
Purchased the Zealot S and the cloud 105s , received them in two days. Very impressed with the quality of this board. Smooth ride with the Cloud wheels and plenty fast enough!!!
The only issue I had was one of the rear wheels had only one bearing. Contacted tech support and warranty. They sent me two bearings and two spacers, recieved them in two days.
Great customer service.
Was thinking of purchasing the Eovan GTS carbon pro but weighing in at 40#s and $600 dollars more.
I decided to go with the Zealot S and I'm glad I did!!
The board is AWESOME!!
As my first eskate board, I have absolutely loved my Backfire Zealot! Great acceleration, comfortable ride, and a ton of fun to carve on. I cannot recommend this board enough!!
Great distance, 22+ mile range with a 120 lb rider, reaches max speed easily, feels strong uphill. Something in the back of my board rattles and I think i fixed it but i’m not sure yet
Best board on the market
Amazing board! I just wish it could hit the speed backfire claims. I never went faster than 27 mph.
The acceleration is beautiful, better than my G2. The speed feels awesome! I use turbo when I have lots of space and smooth surfaces. Works perfect for living in a small beach town, it almost completely replaces my car
Zealot is a great board
This board has been nothing but helpful with getting to classes (or far away from them) quickly, as I am located in a hilly area and walking to and from locations becomes a chore. With this board, especially its different speed modes, I'm able to cut off 15 minutes from any trip I take.
I own an auto shop and one of my younger techs rides a Zealot to work everyday. The curiosity got the best of me and I bought a Zealot S, strictly because I'm a fan of the color purple ;-) There is a small learning curve, but I can't get enough. I find it exhilarating and takes me back to being a kid. About to turn 40, highly recommend!!!
Love this board. Im a 35 year old male, never road a long board a day in my life. Ive had this bboard a week now and am in love. Lots of power, lots of torque. Im still learning but its coming along and its a total blast. Highly recommended. Worth every penny.
Board is crazy awesome, gotta be really careful but besides that no comment. Like imagine having to push off your leg… couldn’t be me
After 4 months, my Zealot S cracked and during a cruise The board cracked in half and I fell off going 20 miles an hour. Very unsafe and not made to last long.
put about 200 miles on my long board and it has been a little iffy here and there. first 10-15 miles are perfect no problems! had a few times it would disconnect while I was riding, which is pretty scary when you are going about 25+ MPH. at about the 205 mile mark I noticed it would not get to the max speed for the mode that I am in. so I lifted the board up and only one wheel spins until you turn the board on and off a few times. both wheels will spin for maybe a mile then i lose the same wheel again. it really was a solid board at the beginning! I use this to go to and from work , about 6.5 miles a day for reference
I love the e board it just makes me happy and it's supper fun
Solid built board. Started with E-Mode to get used to it. Quickly went to Sport Mode. This board flies and handles amazing. Two of my coworkers ordered within a few days. Definitely wondered why I waited so long to get this board. Would highly recommend the Zealot S to anyone looking for a high performance board at a decent price. I bought the warranty and saved the box. Hoping I don’t need to use it, but glad I have peace of mind for this purchase. Next I will upgrade to Cloud wheels to give them a try but the stock wheels are working better than expected.
I’ve been riding skateboards all my life never had an electric one I actually love the zealot s It’s like having a miniature car almost as fun as my Buick grand national very quick very stealthy
I love the zealot S! Did a lot of research on which board would suite me best and all the reviews I looked at pointed me towards the zealot. I tried my friends backfire G2 and it was really nice but the belt system really gave it more acceleration. I love the look of the overall board with the purple LED under glow. Riding the board is very comfortable and has a good flex rating. For the price that you pay for you cannot go wrong with the zealot S
Rides so smooth i came
Great board, first ever esk8 and so far I’m loving it. Good range, torque, and feels stable at high speeds. Would recommend for anyone that is looking into buying a esk8. Only thing is I wish the deck was an inch or two wider, my shoe sise is 9.5US and it feels good, but I could use a little more room for my liking. For anyone that has sise 11US or bigger, you may possibly find the deck to be little small. (That’s what I’m guessing) Other then that, overall what a great board. Very happy!
The board is definitely worth every penny and I’m so happy with the purchase, Also a perfect board for beginners and experts in my opinion. The flex to the board makes it all the better for cruising especially if the surface is rough. All In all it’s a 10/10
The customer service is incredible!!! Product is amazing! Will be coming back to backfire
I love this board! This is probably the best entry level/performance board for the price. The backfires Zealot S is the best!
Love this board. They nailed it. Already have 100 miles on it. Battery lasts perfect. I’m 190 lbs and plenty of speed to pass cars. Love it love it
This board is perfect. Super smooth super comfortable even at hi speed. I ride a canal by a lake and race cars on the regular. Here’s one I gave him a big head start. I hit 28 mph. I’m 190lbs.
Great product thanks. The whole family enjoys except for the dog who thinks it must attack this moving board but thanks
Board is absolutely sick! I love it!
After 25 miles my grip tape is coming off
Fastest board I've got so far, love the long lasting battery too
I’ve sent an email about the grip tape becoming bubbly Within days of having it please look into it
I am so happy with my purchase that I will buy another one lol
Have over a thousand miles still working smooth
For not being an experienced rider this is an amazing start for me! Super comfortable! And easy to understand! I use it for commuting to and from work and it is fun to ride and gets me back and forth quick! I love it
Very nice sturdy board. 40 miles in the first week. Wish the deck was just a little wider to make cross stepping possible.
I originally bought a maxfind board and they ended up lien to me about the ship time so i canceled and tried this board. Worth it best customer service up front with the shipping time and the board is amazing. First skateboard ever so getting used to it but its a blast.
Climbs hills great. Be careful with turbo mode and wear a helmet.
Backfire zealot - hill grade possible 20-25% - 265lbs - S mode - no problem at all - board does have a good bit of flex but I've got used to it
Great board for a beginner
Bought this for my 16 year old son and he absolutely loves it. He ride 80 miles in the 4 days that he has had it.
If your thinking about getting this board DO IT!!!! For only 650 dollars this this is a steal.
First electric board lots of fun. Makes my commute allot easier.
I gave 3 stars because my new zealot s is a 20 minute drive from me and ups won't deliver for 3 more days! The 5 to 7 day shipping might be possible if backfire didn't use ups. Such a bummer. Please stop using UPS! Somehow third party companies are able to track UPS shipments better than UPS can! I really hope I can change this review IF it actually comes. Maybe I'm bitter because I have already waited over a month and a half and these last few days are adding insult to
Tldr; I feel sad because backfire uses a shipping company that can't meet the 5 to 7 days shipping estimate. More like 13 to 14 days
Having this board has been a blast! Get the cloud wheels too.
Amazing board. So much fun to get around with and stable and reliable too. The controls are easy to get used to and it's great to get around. I attached the headlights up front and it's like a little car hah!
My Veteran son loves the board. He has always loved this sport, but a severe leg injury from his time in the military made it impossible for him to enjoy. With the amazing electric Zealot from Backfire he now cruises along side his son with the biggest smile. Even at 6'4" and 200lbs, he cruises the Zealot with ease and style. I realize this isn't the typical type of review Backfire Skateboards would expect. But to
see that big smile on my son's face (and grandson), able to do something he truly loves again without pain is phenomenal. Add the priceless father son bonding time, the Zealot is the best purchase I have made in a very long time. I'm sure as my grandson gets a little older, he will be asking for an electric board too. Thanks for making such a great product.
I have rode the zealot 148 km since I got it last week! It has great acceleration and the flexibility of the board makes for a smooth ride. This is my first electric longboard and I am blown away!
Jose l R.
Fast enough for me and more, good quality board and good customer service
Great board, great fun! Remote works great, love the different modes and responsive braking. Easily climbs hills. Will get lots of use this summer and Fall riding across campus to classes.
The backfire is a great board for everyday commuting. Has 3 different modes that can get riders accustomed to an electric skateboard easily. The stability on this board is unmatched especially with the cloud wheels. Easily the best 700 dollars I’ve spent in my life!!!
The Zealot S is my 1st electric skateboard and loving it. Cruises smoothly, carves perfectly and very manageable speed wobble at top speeds just the way they tuned the trucks right out the box.
Best $800 I've ever spent
Love this board!! Very cool and super solid. Best purchase ive made in awhile, couldnt be happier. Battery last a very long time too, great range. Ive only went through a bar of battery and i was out for over an hour riding around.
I got my board a week ago today, and already have put 106 miles on it! (I might have an addiction). I use it to commute 8 miles to work and just to have fun, and it performs amazing. I can tackle hills and go from 0-29mph within seconds! Money well spent! When I have more cash I am thinking about buying the hammer.
Battery life is awful, belt slipped off in week 2.
Love this board! I use it to commute in-between the bus in Los Angeles and around my city. It gets me to where I need to go stably and reliably. At 6'1 and 170 pounds, I max out at 24 mph in sport mode and 29 mph in turbo mode. This board is a life saver, time saver, and great fun!
Awesome board, good range for college campus commuting! Definitely a good buy!
Awesome board love the ride girlfriend wants one now
So far so good. Great board love the ride experience and build, love the thee mode and curves nice!