The Backfire Galaxy G2s is a versatile electric longboard with a unique design that not only gives you confidence but a solid performance with extraordinary carving experience and improved stability. This unique design enhances the exterior aesthetics of this modern skateboard and makes it flexible yet solid enough to absorb shocks in grueling conditions.
The Galaxy G2s comes with two 300W In-Hub motors that are capable of speeds of up to 23.5mph. With a 36V, 5Ah Lithium-ion battery, this electric skateboard cruises to a distance of 12miles or 20km on a single charge. It can carve and conquer hills with a gradient of 25% with ease.
This board has a super flexible skateboard deck measuring 38 inches and made of 8 layers of Hard Rock Canadian maple. With a uniquely designed concave surface, the board is meant to provide a cradle for your feet to ensure great support when you are riding and turning. The curved shape which appears like an arch in the center of the deck helps with stability on rebound while absorbing any resultant shocks.
The board sports a genuine Caliber II front truck that is really impressive. The aesthetics aside, this truck gives you the ability to carve beautifully at high speeds without losing stability. With a specially crafted rear truck, the board is strikingly sturdy minimizing any risk of breaking at high levels of strain.
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The Galaxy G2s is equipped with four 80mm wheels and an extra four 96mm wheels. The tire hardness is 83A SHRAA. This may sound too hard but we can assure you that the urethane quality of these tires is amazing and smooth on most surfaces.
Weighing a comfortable 14.5lbs or 6.5KG and measuring 94cm x 22cm x 11cm, the G2s has components that are lightweight making it exceptionally easy to carry and can fit in a car’s trunk.
The throttle and breaking mechanism of this board are simply excellent. When you brake suddenly you will not bail out using this board. Every acceleration and braking curve on the Galaxy G2s is smooth and controllable. The stability is entirely an experience on its own. The remote is a sleek combination to the machine giving you full control.
The board is very quiet on the road. If the road is smooth, the rattle is as loud as a conventional board.
When it comes to carving the trucks and bushings determine the extent and quality of your antics. The backfire G2s carves beautifully and smoothly. It may feel a little bumpy at high speeds on the 80mm wheels. The stock bushings installed on this board are of moderate quality and especially soft making them the right choice to help with any bumpy surface you may encounter. The bumpiness at high speeds seems to subside when one changes to the 96mm wheels.
The Galaxy G2s’ deck is made of 8 layers of Hard Rock Canadian maple. It is a super flexible deck measuring 38 inches with a uniquely designed concave surface. With such a surface, the board is meant to provide a cradle for your feet to ensure great support when you are riding and turning. The curved shape which appears like an arch in the center of the deck helps with stability on rebound while absorbing any resultant shocks.
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Caliber™ II 50-DEGREE Truck
The Galaxy G2s is mounted with the renowned Caliber™ II truck at the front. The truck is remarkable as it gives you the ability to carve beautifully at high speeds without losing stability. Nothing has been left to chance with the back side sporting a specially crafted rear truck. This design is exceptionally solid giving the board the necessary tensile strength that minimizes any risk of breaking.
Low Center of Gravity Design
The Galaxy G2s’ deck is low, giving it good ground clearance. The absence of motor mounts is an advantage since they always create obstacles when dealing with uneven surfaces. Some boards will have motor mounts virtually touching the ground while others will be too high off the ground. The G2s lies in-between with a design that is essentially perfect. The low center of gravity ensures extra stability for riding at high speeds of up to 23.5 miles per hour. Even with this kind of speed, the G2s is still very stable. Now high-speed riding is easy and comfortable.
Advanced Battery Technology
The Galaxy G2s comes with a Samsung 25R 10s2p 18650 lithium-ion battery with a power rating of 36V, 5Ah. This provides a 40A continuous current that ensures a stable energy supply. The battery takes 3.5 hours to fully charge. With an in-built Battery Management System, the G2s allows you to perform high-speed hard braking without the huge reverse current that is common with other boards. Safe high-speed riding couldn’t get any better.
The Galaxy G2s has a motor controller and drive system that is dust and water resistant to improving the durability of the board. The improved architecture provides for braking and linear acceleration that is seamless and smooth.
Unique Hub Motors
The G2s has 2 specially customized In-Hub motors. These are 300W motors compatible with both 80mm and 96mm wheels. This gives you the flexibility to use the 80mm wheels when you want to achieve faster acceleration and drifting. You can then change to the 96mm wheels when riding on uneven or on rocky roads. The board comes mounted with the 80mm wheels and the 96mm wheels are provided free.
The G2s comes with four 80mm wheels and another four 96mm wheels included in the package for free. The tires and the motor are independently replaceable. This means that you can replace the motors without changing tires and vice versa. The compatibility of the motor with both 80mm and the 96mm wheels gives you the choice to use different tires depending on terrain and also reduces your maintenance costs.
PU Tire Hardness
The tire hardness is rated 83A SHRAA. The urethane quality of these tires is exceptional and the experience even on rough surfaces is that of a smooth ride.
This board can cruise for 12miles or 20km on a single charge. The In-Hub motors and the Lithium-ion battery that powers this board give it an edge in covering such a distance. The average distance is typical of other boards in its category. The Smart Battery Management System carefully monitors battery performance continuously providing a 40A current that ensures a stable and powerful energy supply.
It’s important to note that the actual range may vary depending on your weight, the average riding speed, the nature of the terrain you are riding on and the wind speed at that particular time.
This board achieves speeds of 23.5mph or 38kph. This may vary depending on your weight. The larger 96mm tires seem to achieve higher speeds compared to the smaller wheels.
The Galaxy G2s can climb hills with a gradient of 25% with ease. Steeper inclines may see a drop in torque and acceleration.
Weight & Dimensions
The board weighs 14.5lbs or 6.5KG and measures 94cm x 22cm x 11cm. Its components are lightweight making it exceptionally easy to carry and can fit in a car’s trunk.
The thumb control on the remote is very similar to the boosted. It allows the user to easily control speed and braking precisely. It doesn’t look as rugged as the boosted controller but it fits well in the palm. It has a sleek design and is arguably the best remote out there.
The battery takes about 3.5 hours to fully charge.
· When using the 96mm wheels we found the range and speed were much higher than claimed. This is an advantage for the rider who wants the thrill of speed and ecstatic carving.
· The length of the board and its low center of gravity makes it more stable at high speeds.
· The Battery Management System that is inbuilt in the G2s allows you to perform high-speed hard braking without the huge reverse current that is common with other boards. This makes your riding much safer.
· The board doesn’t free roll as good as you would expect for a product in its class.
Who Is It Suitable For?
This board is suited for skateboarders looking for the thrill of speed and some ecstatic carving.
Why We Like It
The beautiful design of the Backfire G2s was well thought out. The custom deck complements the entire product in a way that makes it appear sturdy. The 80mm wheels are a perfect fit making the board so light and versatile.
The use of a Caliber II front truck is a step in the right direction. It gives riders the ability to carve beautifully at high speeds without losing stability. That is the thrill of a skateboard.
Overall the look of the Backfire Galaxy G2s is sleek, polished, subtle, stylish and most importantly packed with the power to thrill. View the MEEPO electric skateboard as an alternative.