Hiboy S11 Review 2021

Hiboy S11 Review 2021

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7/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #13 in category Electric Skateboards
Welcome to our Hiboy S11 review for 2021. Before we begin, feel free to check out our brief summary, alongside some of the pros & cons of this board below. This brand have a habit of squeezing in a few fantastic, higher-end features into their models from time to time; however we were especially surprised to see these features on an already cost-effective budget board. Features such as regenerative braking, riding modes and a rapid 1.5 hour charge time are just a few features that really set the S11 apart from other similarly priced competitors. Whilst a little more power would be nice, we feel like the performance offered for the price is very fair, and would wholeheartedly recommend this board to commuters with short journeys and casual riders alike. Please note that our final ratings are relative to price category, specification range, etc.
Speed, Power & Distance
6
Affordability
9
Design & Build Quality
7.5
Features
6.5
Customer Support
9
PROS:
  • Free US shipping
  • Weighs just 7.94 lbs
  • Highly cost-effective
  • Regenerative braking
  • 4 riding/braking modes
  • Average 6.2 mile range
  • Supports between 40-180 lbs
  • Decent 12.4 mp/h top speed
  • Ergonomic controller included
  • Rapid charge time of just 1.5 hours
  • Super strong - supports up to 22 times its own weight
CONS:
  • Relatively low hill climb gradient (8 degrees)
  • No off-road functionality
  • Fairly slow acceleration

Specification: Hiboy S11 Review 2021

Design
Weight 7.94 lbs (3.6 kg)
Foldable No
Accessories Yes
Spare parts Yes
Speed and Performance
Can it be used offroad? No
Cruise control No
Max incline 8 degrees
Max weight 81kg (180 lbs)
Motor size 350W
Range 6.2 miles (9.9 km)
Top speed 12.4 mp/h (19.9 km/h)
Tyre Size Unspecified
Tyre Type Solid rubber
Company
Make Hiboy
Model S11
MSRP $219.00
Features
Brakes Double Braking (Manual/Electric)
Lights None
Regenerative braking Yes
Removable battery No
Seat No
Water resistance Undisclosed
Suspension Undisclosed
Battery and Charging
Battery size 25.2V 2.2 Ah
Battery Type Lithium ion
Charging time 1.5 hours
Support
Free shipping No
Mobile app
Return policy
Warranty 12 months

Overview

Hiboy S11 review 2020

Hiboy S11 Electric Penny Board Overview

Starting off our 2021 Hiboy S11 electric penny board review with a brief overview. This aptly named model is a mini penny board, single motor variant of the S22. We loved the name, considering everything is effectively halved; including price & charge time. However, there are still a number of features both boards share, including 4 riding/braking modes & the inclusion of an ergonomic controller.

This wireless controller allows riders to accelerate, brake, reverse, power on/off and much more. Much like the S22, this model is extremely cost-effective; offering decent specs & features for a fraction of the price of most competitors. As such, we believe this electric penny board makes a great choice for casual riders and commuters alike. Feel free to learn more about this eBoard in the rest of our 2021 Hiboy S11 review below.

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Speed, Power & Distance

Speed, Power & Distance

How fast does it go?

Top speed of 12.4 mp/h, a fairly decent top speed considering its single 350W motor. However, please note that variables such as rider weight, terrain, incline, etc. will impact overall performance.

What age/weight is it suitable for?

Whilst we found no mention of any recommended age, we believe this board best suited to riders aged 13+. In terms of suitable weights, the Hiboy S11 supports between 40-180 lbs (18-81 kg), whilst weighing a remarkable 7.94 lbs (3.6 kg); an astounding 22 times its own weight, easily making it pound for pound one of the strongest electric skateboards.

What is the range/distance?

Max. range of approx. 6.2 miles off a single charge. Please note that much like top speed, riding variables will impact overall performance.

Can it be used offroad?

Unfortunately, this electric penny board lacks any off-road functionality. Whilst riders could potentially pass through patches of short grass and dry dirt, we recommend avoiding any tricky terrains.

Does it lose power uphill?

Yes – Whilst still suited to slaying hills of up to 8 degree inclines, any steeper and we noticed a significant drop in performance. Furthermore, those nearer the 180 lbs weight limit may notice substantial sacrifice in power when tackling inclines.

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Battery Life & Charging

Battery Life & Charging

Bringing our 2021 Hiboy S11 review onto battery life & charging. Powered by a 25.2V/ 2.2 Ah battery integrated within the deck, in turn activating the motor and propelling riders to their destination. Whilst little is revealed regarding the battery cells used, its more than likely to be Li-ion. These Lithium-ion cells make much more efficient batteries with faster charge times, larger capacity and more. We also believe the rapid charge time of just 1.5 hours an indicator of this. However, this could be due to a reduction in range/battery size to accommodate for a smaller board. One feature we were surprised to see was regenerative braking, which converts kinetic braking energy into battery power; helping you squeeze out that extra mile. This feature is typically reserved for more expensive models, so seeing it on such a cost-effective eBoard is always great.

Either way, such a rapid charge time of 1.5 hours is something special; alongside a perfect electric skateboard for commuters, as you can almost fully charge on your lunch break alone. Whilst most models typically integrate some form of battery management system to counteract overvoltage, overcurrent, etc., there is no official statement regarding this. As such, we recommend contacting the supplier for more information. However, we believe it more than likely such a system is in place, especially considering modern models must now adhere to a selection of strict fire & electrical safety standards.

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How long does it take to charge?

The Hiboy S11 has a lightning fast charging time of just 1.5 hours from empty; making it one of the fastest charging electric skateboards we’ve reviewed.

How long will the battery last for?

Unspecified – Typically, most models utilise Li-ion batteries, which are more efficient & last longer than conventional counterparts. However as this is unspecified, we cannot guarantee or even speculate an average battery lifecycle for this model.

Design and Ergonomics

Design and Ergonomics

Moving our 2021 Hiboy S11 review onto design & ergonomics. To begin, this electric mini skateboard utilises the “penny board” shape; opting for a much smaller, compact and lightweight alternative to a full sized board. In fact, this smaller design choice is likely why the S11 is one of the lightest electric skateboards we’ve reviewed. These electric penny boards are a much more effective choice for commuters; allowing for easy transport, compact storage and an exciting ride. However this does come at a cost, mostly in the form of battery size, instead opting for a smaller yet lighter & faster charging battery.

The wireless controller is also another nice feature. Whilst these controllers have fast become standard for many models, its always nice to have; especially considering some similarly priced competitors don’t include this. This controller allows riders to power on/off, accelerate, reverse, brake, check battery, and much more. The deck is designed from wood/aluminium, staying strong & durable yet maintaining an incredibly light board.

Ergonomically speaking, this board can prove a little difficult to ride for beginners, mostly due to the mini deck. However once you have the hang of riding, it offers a highly convenient and comfortable ride. Discover more about this epic electric penny board in the rest of our 2021 Hiboy S11 review!

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Gotrax spare parts accessories

Hiboy S11 spare parts & accessories

Whilst offering a range of magnificent models, Hiboy also stock a variety of spare parts & accessories for the S11. Feel free to choose between replacement chargers, spare controllers, wheels and much more. This official range of spares & accessories allows riders to quickly & easily source the right parts from a trusted supplier, all at a fair price. Check out the full range of Hiboy S11 spare parts & accessories today.

What brakes does the Hiboy S11 have?

Whilst the exact specs of the brakes remain undisclosed, riders have two options of how to slow down; either manually or via the electric brake on the controller. Furthermore, riders have the choice between 4 braking modes, each offering varying degrees of power.

Is it foldable?

No – Those looking for folding PEV’s should check out our range of folding electric scooter reviews.

Does it connect to your smartphone?

No – However, it does feature a hand-held controller, in which riders control speed, power, braking mode, etc.

Does it work as a regular skateboard?

Yes – Feel free to start moving those legs once your battery runs out, although we don’t recommend grinding any rails!

Build quality and ease of use

Bringing our 2021 Hiboy S11 review onto build quality & ease of use. We were actually fairly surprised with the overall solid build quality of this model, especially considering the price. Hiboy further impressed us by somehow achieving a weight of 7.8 lbs without delivering a flimsy deck. For some perspective, an average new born baby weighs around the same; effectively meaning you can take your board anywhere you can bring your baby, if not both at the same time. With a deck made from wood/aluminium, we were expecting a lightweight yet weak deck, which the S11 defied.

This electric penny board can easily take a number of harsh hits and bumps without breaking. However, with the battery integrated on the bottom of the deck, we advise avoiding any rail grinds and other tricks. Regenerative braking is another great feature we didn’t expect to see, usually reserved for higher-end models. Honestly, it’s admirable that Hiboy have managed to achieve such a solid board for such a cost-effective price. As previously mentioned, newer riders might find the smaller deck a little difficult. However once acclimated, riders might find they have more control than ever before.

How easy is it to carry?

Extremely easy – With a weight of 7.8 lbs, you’ll have a harder time picking up a new born baby. Such a ludicrous light weight combined with a small deck makes this board highly portable; an ideal electric skateboard for commuters.

How smooth is the ride?

Provided riders stick to even surfaces as intended, they’ll enjoy a suitably smooth ride, without any compromise of control.

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Safety and usability on the road

Safety and usability on the road

Switching to the most important section of our Hiboy S11 review; safety & usability on the road. Much like its S22 longboard brother, the S11 completely lacks lighting. As such, we highly advise riders only use this board during the day. Alongside this, we also recommend picking up some aftermarket lighting, either online or in-store.

Whilst clear that this electric penny board is intended for use on smooth surfaces and streets, rider responsibility is clearly important for a board of this type. As such, we insist riders wear decent protective gear, including a helmet, gloves, reflective clothing, etc., especially when riding on the road. The legalities of even traditional skateboards on the street remains contested, so please check your local laws & regulations surrounding these transport methods.

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Is the Hiboy S11 waterproof?

Unspecified – Learn more about IP ratings here.

Does the Hiboy S11 have lights?

No – We highly recommend riders purchase some aftermarket lighting for their board.

Restrictions and availability

Hiboy states that they operate in the United States, Spain and Germany. Furthermore, they likely ship to countries throughout the world. Although, we cannot promise that your region is included in this list. We also recommend checking the regulations and local laws of your region and ensuring they accommodate PEV’s. Customers within the US will enjoy fast & free shipping, with those worldwide further enjoying a 30-day return policy.

Like always, thanks for reading our Hiboy S11 review for 2021. Please feel free to leave us a comment if you still have any questions, or think we’ve missed anything. Discover the rest of our reviews on folding eBikeselectric scootershoverboardsskateboards and more. Alternatively, check out our coupon sections for more superb savings.

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Hiboy S11 discount, coupons & promo codes 2021

Moving swiftly on to our Hiboy S11 discount, coupons & promo codes section of 2021. In this area, we try to cover a variety of both expired & active deals for this models, including any other flash deals and sitewide sales. We advise checking back here frequently, as these deals are always changing.

Think you’ve found a great deal we may have missed? Leave a comment and get in contact with us. We’ll either add the deal or verify it. Alternatively, those seeking coupons for more models, discover our in-depth Hiboy Coupons page for 2021.

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Hiboy S11 Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals 2021

Bringing our Hiboy S11 review onto the Black Friday & Cyber Monday section for 2021. Whilst the sale season is over, Hiboy put out a variety of deals, sales & discounts throughout the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Therefore, we believe it likely that we’ll also see more Hiboy Black Friday sales throughout 2021, so check back here closer to the date. Whether or not Hiboy decide to offer discounts on this model remains a mystery for now…

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