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Has anyone achieved the claimed 35km/19mi range on a Bamboo GT?

Discussion in 'Bamboo GT' started by RiGo, Feb 28, 2017.

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  1. goodblake-eskate

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    The original remotes would start in whatever mode you left it in when you turned it off last. So I always ride in GT and my remote on my Carbon(old firmware) always starts up in GT mode. However, my bamboo has the newer remote which always starts in ECO. Also the newer remotes will auto shift you to ECO if your battery sags to a certain level like 30% - 40% which this battery sag happens when pushing the board aka going up hills.
     
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    Got my board today with 97mm's. Managed to get only 11km on my first ride on ECO and 1 time small hill on fast. And the battery was flashing red 0%. Very dissapointed. Wheres my 35Km or even 20Km. It was +5 celcius and I weight 100Kg. Most on flat asphalt and it was little windy but I rode both tailwind and headwind equally so I guess it balances out?
     
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    I got about 22km up a hill both ways (not sure the grade my guess 15% or so) yesterday in about +12 Celsius on my 97mm's and i weight roughly 85Kg. Were you holding the trigger all the way down in ECO? i read somewhere that will still draw a lot from the battery. I ride mostly in FAST mode and light on the trigger which seems to work well. You are also right at the recommended weight limit which will impact your range as well. +5 Celsius may also be too cold. The battery drains faster in the cold. My guess is anything less than +10 Celsius or maybe even +15 Celsius will impact range. Did you fully charge before your ride? Might want to leave it on the charger overnight a couple of times to balance all the cells.
     
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    Definately give the board a full charge before using.
     
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    It was at 100%? My next ride got 11km again. Only on eco, no stops, flat asphalt.
     
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    Is the board dead after 11km? What's your battery percentage at 11km under no load? Try FAST mode and try not to go over 75% throttle unless you need to.
     
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    Went for a ride today on carbon gt 97mm. Mostly flat terrain full charge and i did 40km before the board died completely. First 36 in fast mode last 4 in eco.
     
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    Shame your stomach is not flat like the asphalt. Don't blame the board because you are riding it at it's MAX weight limit. Surely everytime you eat double cheesburgers and jumbo sodas you know that you are going to flatten your board out like a pancake.
    Seriously, you really should not even expect 40%of the max possible distance. You are riding it in freezing conditions 5 degrees plus the windchill when it is moving and you are fat. Just be happy it moves at all and allows you to leave the house now you found a way without having to walk. Just please do not dress like a skater because fat people on electric skateboards do not look as cool as you think you do.
     
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    Hes riding it at max weight with minimum temperature and obviously too fat to push for a rolling start so I don't think it's going to matter what gear he is in. He is going to have a hard time no matter. Dude needs a motorbike engine powering his board

    Before anyone moans at me for not being PC sensitive, BUKSHUKALAKAMUTHAFUKA! (could give a fuk)

    Please do not think this is a personal attack as it is just being honest without sugar coating the words. Non PC is not being abusive or insulting, it is just not being gay
     
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    It's a shame your brain hasn't developed as quickly as your finger's ability to type. Don't flame a random stranger over the internet because you're too insecure to act all big and tough in person. Surely every time you feel all high and mighty over the internet you know that in reality all you did was imitate the behavior of an elementary school bully through a forum interface. Seriously you've never experienced the real world if you think 5 degrees is freezing and that calling someone fat is a good way to defend a product. Just please throw your laptop/desktop out a window because assholes on the internet do not look as cool as you think you do.
     
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    Thanks Jer, I couldn’t have written it any better.
    I was working on a response but English not being my mother tongue I was struggling to find the right words.
    And why is Bukshakalakamutha from Mosman (NSW) hiding his profile? [​IMG]
     
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    Don't try and qualify your insults by saying they're not personal attacks and that you're simply not being PC, because they are personal attacking insults. Your behaviour is completely inappropriate and totally uncalled for.

    If you can't conduct yourself and a mature manner and you can't get your point across without resorting to slinging insults then reconsider before clicking the reply button next time.

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    Finally managed to do my first "real" range test after owning the board for 4months.

    Board: Bamboo GT, 97mm wheels, fully charged(charger led green)
    Weather: Sunny, +20c, little wind(rode equally tailwind and headwind)
    Rider weight: 100Kg(gear incl.)
    Speed and mode: 20km/h, 100% ECO
    Stops: 1, for 5 minutes
    Battery after ride: Battery dead warning/ 4% /33.677v(had to push home)
    Legs and feet: Dead

    Have to say I am dissapointed. Saw some guys doing 35km and stilll having juice left. +20Kg really cuts out 13km+ from my range? Could something be wrong with my board.
     
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    I did 29,6km in one charge. But I was riding on smaller hills and sometimes I went into Fast and GT mood.. I was mostly in ECO :)
     
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    Some of my cells are bad I think, Evolve is probably sending me new battery and I will replace it myself and ship the old one back, hope it helps. Did 2nd test today and got 22.6km and rode on ECO again only and speed 20-21km/h, no stops.
     
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    Colder temps, wind, rougher terrains, excessive weight, up hill gradients, and carving all cause battery sag. Next time try this..set your remote to "GT mode" and ride at your normal speeds of around 16mph barely pulling the trigger vs riding in eco with the trigger nearly completely pulled all the way down and see dont your mileage increase significantly
     
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    I only measured it once and got very close to the stated range, but I don't remember the exact numbers. I think I used 80 percent of the battery for close to that of the distance. But I use these batteries for ecigs and the batteries in that use decline in capacity fairly rapidly. I'd say almost 1 percent per charge ... not sure if ecigs drain the capacity faster than eskates or not. My Bamboo One died when I it sat for a few months and then the ecs stopped sending a continuous go signal for some reason. It was connected as the brake worked. When I applied power it just clicked the motor a few mms. I tried fixing it per the video on vimeo from Evolve and blew the ecs somehow.
     
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    2 Year follow up post..
    Battery still holding strong although I have not gone on a 20 mile "street wheel" trip again.. Once I put the 7" wheels I have never put the street wheels back on.. It is nice not having to worry about hitting a rock.. Love going from pavement to dirt, gravel or grass.. Have used my board primarily for filming with follow me mode on DJI 4 Have got incredible tour footage of parks boardwalks.. (check out "Temblor" Youtube channel. (Although my videos have some of me riding the Evolve board.. they are more focused on the Ariel "tour" aspect..
    although in the "Greenlake" video there is a moment at 10:00 mark, of some sport riding down a hill before "the Trees" song transition.



    or

    I also use board to shuttle between my boat & vehicle at boat launches..
    I was kind of harsh on Evolve for the delayed response at times on remote.. how it can shift to reverse if you press button 2 or 3 times during a delay.. honestly I have not had any spills since that one spill.. and it was early in learning curve, I still have the original remote have not upgraded to the new version with trigger guard, but I have NOT had any accidental reverse shifts, nor many delays on the remote. and I have more confidence in board, primarily because I learned the lesson not to repeatedly press the button to shift between eco or GT mode.. basically I just leave it in GT mode. I would still like to be able to manually disable reverse though.. because I just have never needed it. I have not stayed up on info since this post.. have not done any updates in 2 years.. did Evolve address any issues with the dis-liked "auto shift" down to eco? or reverse? maybe on the newer remote? Which I am still considering to purchase.
    So after 2 years I have been VERY satisfied with battery life, especially since I am 6'5" 245lbs.. It is a great board. I use mine primarily in the summer months.

     
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