|Product Dimensions||10.5 x 25.7 x 10 inches ; 32 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||38.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||83688-2 T6 BLACK|
Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; NOTE: Kindly refer to the user manual provided as a PDF manual in the product description section; FOR ALL RIDERS – The T6 can handle up to 420 lbs, making it the best choice for riders of all shapes and sizes! Read instructions fully before...
I bought this unit for my 10-year old grandson for Christmas. He was riding the unit in the house when it broke in two. I contacted Swagtron to pursue getting this two month unit repaired. I provide the company with the documentation they requested as we as pictures of the broken unit. The company informed the unit must have been destroyed by my grandson and therefore it was ineligible for replacement. They advertise the unit is top of the line and capable of carrying more than 380 pounds. My grandson doesn't weight a third of that.While I was in the process of asking the company to replace my grandson's unit -- one of his 10-year old friends who received his Swagtron T6 for his birthday in mid-February was riding his board in the house -- and it broke in two as well.A couple of key points -- these boards were being ridden by 10-year boys -- in the house -- the boards broke in two while they were being ridden -- and Swagtron is refusing to replace this units because they were used in a manner that was not warranted.If you don't mind paying hundreds of dollars for a product that is advertised as "Off-Road" but will last less than 60 days under normal use by a 10-year old --- by all means buy this unit. If you think paying that type of price for a fraudulently advertised product is ludicrous -- look for a different company than Swagtron.rst ask we to send my order form, which I did. After a delay they asked me to send a picture of the unit, which I did.
So I purchased this for something new to do. I'm 65 and not particularly skillful in balance but I found it easy to learn how to ride. I had no real prior experience on similar things like snowboarding or skateboarding or surfing or wake boarding. It took a while, perhaps upwards of an hour of practice over several sessions to feel like I could reliably go forwards and backwards and turn. Braking was most difficult to learn. Then after about two or three hours total on the board doing figure 8s, circling and going forwards and backward I felt confident on the board. All of that practice was on the smooth concrete of my garage floor.Then I was ready for the dirt road that leads to the house. I felt like I was starting over, going on an uneven surface was much harder and the going was slow, but then after about an hour of practice over 2 or 3 sessions I got confidence there too, and did 4 or 5 miles on the dirt and gravel and got more confident. Then went to a skate park early in the morning so I could practice by myself and that also improved my confidence and I learned how to go up and down gentle slopes.Then it was time to tackle the yard, it's very uneven and has a gentle slope to it. Surprisingly, once I just let myself go a bit faster it was easy to do.At the time I am writing this I have perhaps a total of 10-15 hours total on the board. Just wanted you to know where I am coming from for the following review.This board is great. I have no experience with a smaller one that has solid or smaller tires but the ones on this one are very good over dirt and imperfections on concrete. Once I got to the point of being able to stand naturally on the board and trust it I found I could simple zip over expansion joints in concrete, over hoses in the yard and actually ride on gravel. Just like with a bike, going a bit faster is better than going a bit slower when the riding gets difficult.I've been riding with it just as it came right out of the box. The air pressures seems high in the tires but have not yet tried to ride with a reduced pressure, the traction I get both on concrete and dirt seems fine right now.As for the board itself I've noticed the following.With the app I have tried changing the modes but can't say I have noticed much difference between the learning mode and the advanced mode. The Bluetooth seems fine but I would have like the max volume to be higher, but then I do have a bit of hearing loss so that might be the reason.I did a bit of testing on the battery. It does seem to fully recharge from near depletion in about an hour, certainly in less than an hour and a half. I haven't tried to see if I can go 12 miles on a charge yet but I do know that I can go about 40 minutes all through my yard before it starts beeping at me that the battery is near depletion. I do want to complain that the beeping is really not very loud and I only noticed that because I happened to look at the battery charge lights first to note that I was nearly out of charge and then noticed the beeping. 40 minutes is not very long but I was going constantly and the yard is very rough so I expected less than an hour.I also haven't tested the claim it can go up a 30 degree slope but I have been up and down fairly steep asphalt roads and it made it no problem. I did note that the max speed is reduced going up and that was expected.I haven't gone the full 12 mph claimed, but have made it to 9 mph. That's because that's the fastest I currently feel safe going.The other thing I didn't try was the so called “startup balancing mode” so can't say anything about that.I have ridden a little bit in the dark and I would say that the built in LEDs don't really provide enough light for safe riding. They certainly let other people know where you are and whether you are braking or not, but they aren't like headlights, so if night riding is your thing, bring a flashlightMy overall impression I that it is well built, that the balance algorithms work well and that it is relatively easy to learn to ride and that it will work over a wide range of surfaces.And that it is really, really fun. So, I can recommend buying one.One last word. I have yet to fall on this, but I have had to step off several times when riding really uneven ground. That doesn't keep me from wearing protective clothing which for me is a helmet and wrist guards, and when I get to where I ready to go on even more difficult terrain or go faster on the pavement I will start wearing the body armor I use in mountain biking, maybe even upgrade to that full face helmet. Be safe.
electrical brake down twice and finally mailed it to swagtron in Indiana with my shipping expense of over $70 and they wont cover the shipping. If I knew I would buy other brand. 2 months downtime and going. Just got it back.1st some screws loose and rattling inside any time I move. (how do you even send it back to customer this way as fixed)2nd now it vibrates when I stop that's new after I got it back.3rd also new after I got it back (it wont balance it self upright ever).4th battery wont charge 5 bars just 4 no matter how long I keep it on charge, then when I start riding it shows 1 bar just in 5-10 minute, so it cost me over $70 to have them fix one thing and brake several other thinks in it.
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