Razor Hovertrax 2 Epikgo Classic
The Razor Hovertrax 2 and Epikgo Classic hoverboards are both premium machines with high-end features. They both cost considerably more that the cheap machines that you might find on a certain auction website, and which have a tendency to overheat and spontaneously burst into flames.
So, what do you get for the extra money if you buy one of these hoverboards instead?
What do they have that the cheaper hoverboards don’t have?
If money is no object, which of these 2 machines has the best features?
In this comparison review of the Hovertrax 2 and the Epikgo Classic, I will highlight the similarities and differences between these hoverboards so that you can make a better informed decision about which one is best for you or your kids.
Razor Hovertrax 2 vs Epikgo Classic at a Glance
|Feature||Hovertrax 2.0||Epikgo Classic|
|UL 2272 Compliant||Yes||Yes|
|Age||8 years +||8 years +|
|Rider Weight||up to 220 lbs||up to 265 lbs|
|Weight of Hoverboard||27 lbs||26 lbs|
|Speed||up to 8 mph||up to 10 mph|
|Run Time||up to 60 minutes||up to 60 minutes|
|Charge Time||2 - 4 hours||2 - 3 hours|
|Modes of Use||2|
|Price||Check Latest Price||Check Latest Price|
Razor Hovertrax 2 vs Epikgo Classic – The Similarities
Before we look at what sets these hoverboards apart in terms of features and ride performance, there are some similarities to explain.
1. Minimum Rider Age Limits
Both hoverboards come with a recommended minimum age of 8 years and upwards, although they both also recommend that kids under 13 years of age should be supervised by an adult at all times.
Its up to you whether or not you abide by these recommendations, but that it what the companies say.
Since the Razor Hovertrax 2 comes with a slow speed training mode and has a lower top speed, I would say that it is probably going to be a better bet than the Epikgo Classic for most inexperienced 8 year olds.
2. UL2272 Safety Certification
This is the first thing that you should look for when buying any hoverboard if you don’t want it to go up in smoke due to an overheating battery.
What it the UL2272 Safety Certification?
In short, the industry has devised a Quality Mark Certification called UL2272 to help you to find hoverboards that are made with high quality parts that have been rigorously tested for safety before they are released for sale.
The UL2272 Certification is based on a comprehensive testing regime and any hoverboard that has the UL2272 safety mark should be as safe as any other high quality electrical product.
3. Truly Self-Balancing Hoverboards
One of the problems with the early hoverboards, including the older Hovertrax 1.0, is that they tended to fall over forwards and backwards when not in use.
This made mounting and dismounting more difficult and they also tended to get scraped a lot after dismounting as the deck rolled over into contact with the ground.
Both the Hovertrax 2 and the Epikgo Classic come with genuine self-balancing technology that prevents them from rolling in this way.
This video of the Hovertrax 1 and 2 hoverboards demonstrates this difference …
4. Run Time & Battery Re-charging Times
Both hoverboards have a run time between charges of up to 60 minutes, which is pretty respectable.
People’s actual experiences of re-charging times seem to vary, but you are probably looking at about 2 hours to re-charge these machines from empty to full.
Razor Hovertrax 2 vs Epikgo Classic – The Differences
Okay, so what are the main differences between the Hovertrax 2 and the Epikgo Classic?
1. The Size of the Hoverboard
If you look at the first video further down the page, you can see for yourself that there is quite a big difference in size between the Hovertrax 2 and the Epikgo Classic hoverboards.
The Epikgo is the larger of the 2 and it also just looks a lot more rugged and, well, serious looking.
Again, this is another reason why I would say that the Hovertrax 2 is probably more child-friendly given its smaller deck, whilst the Epikgo Classic is probably going to be much more challenging and rewarding for an older child or adult.
2. Wheels, Tires & Terrain
There is a massive difference in wheel and tire size between these hoverboards
The Epikgo Classic’s are much wider and have a larger diameter. They also come with a deeper tread.
Consequently, the Epikgo Classic is suitable for off-road use (within reason), whereas the Hovertrax 2 really needs a pretty flat surface to work properly.
The clearance between the wheel guards and the tires on the Epikgo Classic is also much bigger than on the Hovertrax 2 to allow it to deal with off-road condition without debris getting trapped between the guards and tires.
There is a Sport version of the Epikgo that comes with more slick tires if you prefer.
3. Top Speed
The Hovertrax 2 has a top speed of 8 mph.
The Epikgo Classic has a top speed of 10 mph.
4. Hoverboard Styling
Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder.
For me, I absolutely love the look of the Epikgo hoverboards, especially the wheel hubs.
The Razor Hovertrax 2 & Epikgo Classic in Action
Razor Hovertrax 2 vs Epikgo Classic – My Verdict
Unless you are a young kid or you are a parent buying a hoverboard for a very young kid, I would definitely choose the Epikgo Classic over the Hovertrax 2 for the reasons that I have explained above.
The Epikgo Classic is more expensive but, for the extra cash, you get a hoverboard that has a higher top speed, looks better, and is much more flexible in terms of which terrain you can safely ride it on.
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