November 3, 2022 by Brad Hanson
In this article, I will give an in depth review of the Maxfind Max4 Pro Review and see how it performs in our tests.
I’ve put the Skateboard through these tests across 100 miles and benchmarked its performance in:
- Top Speed
Let’s take a bird’s eye view of the specs on this beast, and then we’ll dive right into the nitty-gritty details.
Main Specs at A Glance
|Motor & Power||2*750W = 1500W|
|Battery Type||36V 4.4Ah Samsung Li-ion|
|Battery Capacity||158.2 Wh|
|Weight||16.4 lbs (7.4 kg)|
|Max Load||220 lbs (100 kg)|
|Wheels||96mm 78A PU or 105mm CloudWheels|
|ESC||Customized Hobbywing 9005|
|Deck||8-Layer Canadian Maple|
All of the specs sound good on paper, but let’s put the Skateboard to the test and see how it performs in the real world.
Speed & Motor Performance
The Maxfind Electric Skateboard uses two 750W M5 hub motors that fuel the Skateboard with a 1500W nominal power output.
Top Speed Test
Maxfind claims a top speed of 25 MPH (40.2 KMH). I put that to the test using GPS performance logging equipment.
I reached a top speed of 23.1 MPH while only weighing 170 pounds (77 kg) (37.2 KMH). However, it should be noted that the current cold weather in Denmark impairs power delivery from the battery, and the road surface was wet during testing.
Additionally, the normal PU wheels were used in this test; hence, you may often anticipate a somewhat greater top speed with Cloudwheels. I’m sure I could get about 25 MPH with Cloudwheels and in better conditions (40.2 KMH).
Compared to similar models, it performs better than the Backfire G2, while the Possway T2 and Skatebolt Tornado 2 have faster max speeds. Overall, these are acceptable results that place it in the middle of similarly priced models throughout the industry.
The Max4 Pro motors have a total torque of 5 N.m (Newton-meters), which is fairly impressive given how much torque affects acceleration.
Given that the Max4 Pro is around 20% lighter than the Maxfind FF Street and has the same M5 motors, the acceleration performance should be similar, if not slightly better.
I averaged 0-15 MPH (24.4 KMH) in 4.67 seconds and 0-20 MPH (32.2 KMH) in 8.02 seconds while performing multiple acceleration tests.
|Model||0-15 MPH||0-20 MPH|
|Maxfind Max4 Pro||4.67 s||8.02 s|
|Backfire G2||4.77 s||8.2 s|
|Possway T2||4.65 s||7.75 s|
|Skatebolt Tornado 2||4.04 s||7.32 s|
These outcomes are consistent with the top speed test; it once more surpasses the Backfire G2 while trailing the Possway T2 by a few milliseconds. This test is once again won by Tornado 2.
Hill Climbing Tests
According to Maxfind, the Max4 Pro can manage slopes up to 30%. We don’t have very high inclines where I live, but I was able to test it on an 800-foot (244 meters) incline with a 20% peak.
The Maxfind Max4 Pro handled the hill reasonably well because it has a lot of torque and motor power.
Although the Skatebolt Tornado II is noticeably less smooth to ride, it is still slightly stronger on slopes. Other than that, I haven’t tested any boards in this price range that perform significantly better on hills than the Max4 Pro.
Range & Battery Performance
The Maxfind Max4 Pro is equipped with a 36V 10S2P Samsung battery that has a capacity of 158.2 Wh.
Without getting too technical, 10S2P means that there are two series of 10 battery cells for 20 cells in the battery pack.
For this battery, Maxfind employs Samsung 22P cells, a reliable cell that has been available in the market for more than ten years. It offers reliable performance and good value for your money. Even while there are currently cells that perform better, such as the Samsung 30Q cells, they are more expensive, making the Max4 Pro a better value option in most cases.
Because it comes equipped with a fast-swap battery system similar to the Maxfind FF series, the Max4 Pro is distinctive in its design. This means you can purchase extra battery packs to increase the range of your Skateboard.
Maxfind claims that the Skateboard can achieve 12 miles of range per battery pack.
I put this claim to test in three range tests at different tests.
|Test (#)||Avg. Speed||Range|
|#1: Speed Priority||18 MPH|
|#2: Regular||14.9 MPH|
|#3: Range Priority||12.5 MPH|
In the first test, I bottomed out the throttle to travel as quickly as I could most of the time; this resulted in a range of 8.3 miles (13.4 km).
In the second test, I maintained a speed of 14.9 mph (24 km/h), which yielded a range of 10.2 miles (16.4 km). I believe that this is the most precise real-world estimate that others can use as a benchmark.
In the last test, I prioritized traveling as far as possible by coasting, riding more slowly, and employing regenerative braking. Range increased by 13.3 miles (21.4 km) as a result.
Board Design & Ride Quality
There are many wonderful aspects of the overall board design to emphasize. Since they initially joined the market in 2015, Maxfind has made significant progress in product refinement, which is evident in the Max4 Pro.
Weight is one of the stronger points of the Max4 Pro. It weighs only 16.3 pounds, which is lightest than any of the previously mentioned boards.
The deck of the Maxfind Max4 Pro is a substantial 8 layers of Canadian Maple. This is the best recipe for a strong, long-lasting deck.
It won’t offer as much flex as a bamboo or fiberglass combo. However, the level of flex still complements the ground clearance and creates a generally stable ride while minimizing road vibrations. Higher flex boards will absorb more shocks, but stability will suffer as a result (particularly at higher speeds).
The deck has 8.3 inches (21 cm) in width by 37.8 inches (96 cm). The ground clearance up to the electronics enclosure is 3 inches (7.6 cm).
96mm 78A PU wheels are the tires for the Maxfind Max4 Pro. The quality appears to be good, and the size is about average for electric skateboards.
Despite reading that some people saw them degrade with time, I’ve only noticed slight deterioration after 100 miles with mine (which just about all PU wheels will do through extended riding).
Build & Ride Quality Summarized
Although some boards perform similarly at a somewhat lesser cost, I believe the Maxfind Max4 Pro stands out among the competition in terms of construction and ride quality.
Maxfind has paid attention to the little elements that raise the riding experience, from the dependable truck configuration and the durable and stable deck to the flexible battery setup and good ingress protection.
Final Verdict: Who Should Buy the Maxfind Max4 Pro?
The Skateboard will be perfect for someone who travels often and looks for portability in a scooter. Moreover, it’ll also be an excellent pick for someone who needs an extended range made possible by quick-swap battery functionality. Although there is room for improvement, the Skateboard is excellent and won’t disappoint you.
Ingram Simmons is a skateboard enthusiast with years of experience testing and reviewing skateboard gear. He has a passion for the sport and enjoys helping others find the best gear to help them enjoy skating as much as possible.