Wowgo 2S Max Review: Best Budget Electric Skateboard?

Wowgo 2S Max Review

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the WowGo 2S Max Electric Skateboard – an affordable board that’s perfect for beginners and intermediate riders alike. If you’re looking for a way to make your daily commute more exciting, or you’re just looking for a fun way to spend your weekends, the WowGo 2S Max might just be the board for you.

One of the standout features of this board is its stability and comfort. The Canadian Maple, bamboo, and fiberglass deck provides a subtle concave with no camber/rocker, which means you’ll feel secure and in control when you’re cruising around. 

Another great thing about the WowGo 2S Max is its versatility. With swappable wheels and motor sleeves, you can customize your board to your liking and make sure you’re always riding in style. So, let’s dive in and take a closer look at what makes this board so special!

Speed & Motor Performance

If you’re looking for a board that can get you where you need to go quickly, the WowGo 2S Max is definitely worth considering. Let’s take a closer look at its speed and motor performance.

Top Speed Test

The WowGo 2S Max is marketed to reach a top speed of 28 mph/45 kph, which is pretty impressive for an electric skateboard in this price range. So, we put it to the test to see just how fast it could go. During our top speed tests, we were able to hit a maximum speed of 25.4 mph/40.9 kph, which is just a hair shy of the marketed top speed.

The board comes with four riding modes, each with a different top speed. Here’s a table of the top speeds we hit for each mode:

Riding ModeTop Speed
Beginner14.6 mph
Eco18.7 mph
Expert23.3 mph
Turbo25.4 mph

Overall, we were impressed with the top speed capabilities of the WowGo 2S Max. We found that the board handled well at high speeds and provided a smooth, stable ride.

Acceleration & Hill Climb Test

In addition to top speed, we also wanted to test the acceleration and hill climbing capabilities of the WowGo 2S Max. We were pleased to find that both acceleration and braking were buttery smooth, providing a comfortable ride experience.

While the acceleration isn’t quite as snappy as you might find on a belt-driven motor board, it’s still impressive for a hub-driven board. The board managed to climb hills pretty decently as well, even with a rider of average weight. We found that the board could easily manage a grade of 25% uphill, which is pretty impressive.

Overall, we were impressed with the acceleration and hill climb capabilities of the WowGo 2S Max. While it might not be the fastest or most powerful board out there, it certainly gets the job done and provides a fun, comfortable ride.

Range & Battery Performance

When it comes to electric skateboards, range and battery performance are key considerations. Let’s take a closer look at how the WowGo 2S Max stacks up in these areas.

Range Test

The WowGo 2S Max is marketed to have a range of 14.3 miles/23 km, which is pretty decent for an electric skateboard in this price range. To put this to the test, we took the board out for some real-world riding and found that we were able to achieve a range of 10.5 miles/16.9 km on a single charge.

During our tests, we rode the board in three different modes: Speed Priority, Regular, and Range Priority. Here’s a table of the range we achieved in each mode:

Riding ModeRange
Speed Priority7.8 miles
Regular9.3 miles
Range Priority10.5 miles

As you can see, the board performed well in the Regular mode, which is likely to be the mode most riders will use for everyday riding. The range we achieved was almost the same as the WowGo 2S Pro.

The WowGo 2S Max comes with a 12s2p, 5.0Ah, 50.4V battery, which is a decent size for a board of this type. During our tests, we found that the battery performed well and provided a reliable source of power for the board.

Overall, we were impressed with the range and battery performance of the WowGo 2S Max. While it might not be the longest-range board out there, it certainly provides enough power for most riders and is a great choice for commuting or casual weekend rides.

Board Design & Ride Quality

The WowGo 2S Max electric skateboard has been designed with both form and function in mind. Let’s take a closer look at the board’s design and ride quality.


The deck of the WowGo 2S Max is made from a combination of Canadian maple, bamboo, and fiberglass. The trident graphics on the deck are eye-catching and add a touch of style to the board. The deck has a mild flex to it, which makes for a comfortable ride. It’s slightly stiffer than the deck on the 2S Pro, which provides a bit more stability at higher speeds.

The deck has a wide but subtle concave, which helps to lock your feet in place and provides a good amount of control. The flex of the deck also soaks up a lot of the bumpiness you might encounter while riding. The deck is also equipped with shock-absorbing grip tape, which provides additional comfort and stability.


The WowGo 2S Max comes with 90mm 78A polyurethane street wheels  you can upgrade to a 2-in-1 with 105mm Cloudwheels. The larger honeycomb wheels provide a smoother ride, especially on rough roads or pavements. 

On smooth roads, however, the honeycomb wheels are not recommended as they can be quite hard and less forgiving.

The street wheels, on the other hand, are a good option for riders who mainly ride on smooth surfaces. They are a bit smaller, but they provide good grip and control on smooth roads.

Ride Quality

The ride quality of the WowGo 2S Max is excellent. Both acceleration and braking are smooth and buttery. The brake strength is very strong, which can take some getting used to, but once you do, it provides a good level of control and safety.

The board is also very comfortable to ride, with a stable ride feel thanks to the 50° trucks and enhanced shock absorption system. The board has a balanced depth for foot placement, which provides full control and confidence while riding. 

Experienced riders will be able to enjoy the WowGo 2S Max as a casual cruiser, while beginners will find it easy to learn on and get comfortable with.

It’s clear that the designers have put a lot of thought and attention to detail into creating a board that’s both stylish and functional, and the result is a board that’s a joy to ride.

ESC & Remote Control

The WowGo 2S Max electric skateboard comes with a 12s Hobbywing ESC, which makes acceleration and braking very smooth, strong, silky smooth, and intuitive. The ESC has received minor updates from the one on the 2S Pro, making it even more reliable and responsive. 

It also has the smart power-on feature.The WowGo 2S Max uses the same elegant remote that comes with telemetry, as the other WowGo boards. The remote has a rubbery matte finish and a shape that sits comfortably in my hand. 

The display on the remote provides useful information like speed, battery level, and riding mode. To change the speed modes, you have to take your thumb off the thumbwheel, which actually makes it safer as you don’t accidentally hit the speed mode button.

One downside of the remote is that it doesn’t have a cruise control feature. This means you have to keep your finger on the thumbwheel at all times to maintain your speed. 

Additionally, there is no auto on/off feature, so the board won’t turn on or off along with the remote. But overall, the ESC and remote control on the WowGo 2S Max perform very well, offering a smooth and intuitive riding experience.

Final Verdict – Who Should Buy The Wowgo 2S Max?

The WowGo 2S Max electric skateboard is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable, high-performance board that’s suitable for commuting or casual weekend rides. With its top speed of 28 mph and 14.3-mile range, the board can handle most riders’ needs.

WowGo has yet again produced a top-notch electric skateboard that is affordable, yet packed with impressive features. Starting with the Wowgo Knight, the company has consistently improved their offerings with the 2S Pro, and now the 2S Max. The 2S Max stands out for its great speed and acceleration, decent range, stable and comfortable ride, and versatile wheel options.

Overall, the WowGo 2S Max electric skateboard is an excellent choice for beginners and intermediate riders looking for a stable and comfortable ride. While more experienced riders may want a board with more advanced features, the 2S Max is still a great option for anyone looking for an affordable, high-quality electric skateboard.

Jason Mayfield

Jason Mayfield

Jason Mayfield is a passionate E skateboard enthusiast and reviewer who provides unbiased reviews on electric skateboards. He has an in-depth understanding of the emerging industry, ensuring that his insights are both informed and accurate. may earn commissions for products recommended through affiliate links. Read our affiliate disclosure here.