Toys and Games January 29, 2021
Hoverboards seemed to come out of nowhere and take the world by storm, if you have ever been brave enough to step on one you will know just how much fun they can be.
The Razor Black Label Hovertrax is one of the pricier hoverboards on the market but what you get is a robust machine that won’t let you down after a handful of goes. The Hovertrax is suitable for ages 8 and up and can handle a max weight of 176 lbs (12stone 5lbs), it measures up at 23.2″ x 7.1″ x 6.8″ (58.9 cm x 18 cm x 17.3 cm) and weighs 13.29 lbs (6.026 kg) making it easy to carry and pop in the car to take to appropriate outdoor areas like skate parks for a ride. The Hovertrax comes with three sets of coloured grip tape that can be mixed and matched for a personalised look, the rechargeable 25.2V lithium-ion battery pack takes about 3 hours to fully charge and will provide up to 40 minutes of continuous use. If you are new to hoverboards this is a good place to start thanks to the patented Razor Hovertrax UL 2272 certification which means it meets industry’s highest safety standards, there is also a training mode for first-time riders.
The Hovertrax can reach speeds up to 9 mph thanks to the two 150-watt motors, this isn’t the fastest out there but keeps things safe and sensible, the ride itself is very smooth and quiet with intuitive steering via the feet with light pressure forwards and back. The multi colour LED wheel hub and front display adds a bit of fun and colour to your ride, other features include the shatter-resistant polymer body, brushless hub motors, the EverBalance auto-self-balancing, gyro sensor technology, rubber tyres, as well as a battery power, balance level and mode indicator. A few things to consider is that the Hovertrax isn’t waterproof and you are limited to what you can do, like mount curbs for example, however it is an excellent choice for children, with the safety features and training mode making it easy to get on and get going. RRP $179.99
- User friendly training mode
- LED lights
- Battery, balance and mode indicators
- EverBalance technology
- Up to 9mph
- Changeable grip tape