WowGo and Ownboard – once collaborators, now
bitter rivals. Whose electric skateboard should you get? Today we’re going to look at the WowGo 3 and
compare it with the Ownboard W2. Without further ado, let’s just jump into
it. Both of these two board use a flexy deck. I’m not actually able to compare them because
after talking to several people and reading different reviews, I don’t think I have the
same deck on the Ownboard as everyone else. If you want to know how I came to that conclusion,
I explain it in the video description. But like I said, both of them use a flexy
deck, and both are made from bamboo and fiberglass. And for me, at about 70 kg and at the speed
that I normally ride at, which is about 25-35 km/h, I am totally fine with the amount of
flex that they have. But if you’re a heavier person, like say 90
kg, you might want to contact the brand you want to buy from and see if they can give
you a stiffer deck.  The WowGo 3 uses 90mm wheels. The front wheels are pretty nice. They’re basically the same wheels as those
used on the current generation Boosted Boards. They’re also using Zealous bearings, which
many people love. The back wheels are hub motors with replaceable
PU sleeves. The Ownboard W2 comes with 83mm wheels installed,
and also a complete set of 90mm wheels. Both sets of wheels come with unbranded ceramic
bearings. The W2 also comes with two sets of pulleys
– one set for Abec11 Flywheels, and another set for Orangatang Kegels and Caguamas. Despite the WowGo 3 having front wheels that
some might consider to be better, the 90mm hub motor sleeves just cannot compare with
regular longboard wheels when it comes to grip and ride comfort. You get much more comfort and versatility
with the wheels on the Ownboard W2. The WowGo 3 uses an authentic Paris V2 in
the front, while the Ownboard W2 uses a Paris clone. Both of them use similar but different rear
trucks that look and behave like Paris trucks. WowGo is using all barrel bushings from Paris
while Ownboard is using the standard cone and barrel setup. Ownboard also includes this removable rubber
ring in each truck that supposedly increases stability. I don’t really think there’s a noticeable
difference in how the authentic and clone Paris trucks behave, so I wouldn’t say that
one is better than the other. I like the double barrel setup on the WowGo,
but you can easily do the same on the Ownboard. In fact, bushings are not really one-size-fits-all,
so most people probably should change them anyway. So for the trucks on these two boards, I rate
them as about the same.  Both the WowGo 3 and the Ownboard W2 use customized
ESCs made by Hobbywing. They are configured differently, but like
all Hobbywing ESCs, they give the user smooth and accurate control of their boards. Notice I didn’t just say smooth. I said smooth and accurate. Not all ESCs give you accurate control. But anyway, both of these boards use ESCs
from Hobbywing, so they’re both good. The remote for the WowGo 3 has a telemetry
display that includes a speedometer, an odometer, a current trip meter, a battery indicator
for the board, and a battery indicator for the remote. The units of measure are metric by default
but you can also change them to imperial. The single button on the remote is multipurpose. It lets you turn the remote on and off, change
speed modes, and change between forward and reverse. The remote recharges using a USB-C cable. The remote for the Ownboard W2 is the generic
one that comes with most electric skateboards that use Hobbywing’s ESC. It does not have an LED display. Instead it uses a few lights to represent
how much battery is on the board. It has a power button, a speed mode button,
and a switch for forward and reverse. The remote recharges using a Micro USB cable. While I prefer the dedicated buttons on the
Ownboard W2 remote much more than the multipurpose button on the WowGo 3 remote, I would much
rather have the remote that has the telemetry display.  Some people argue that you shouldn’t be looking
at a display anyway when you’re e-skating. I can only assume that those people also cover
up the dashboard in their car. I definitely prefer WowGo’s remote. WowGo 3 uses hub motors. Ownboard W2 uses belt drive motors. Hub motors are generally more quiet than belt
drive on smooth roads. They’re also more discreet because the motors
are hidden inside the wheels. But the downside is that the PU sleeves tend
to be very thin compared to normal longboard wheels. This results in reduced grip and ride comfort. With belt drive motors, you can use actual
longboard wheels. And you’re not stuck with the wheels that
came with your board. With the Ownboard W2, you have a lot of options
for 3rd party wheels. The downside of belt drive is that they tend
be louder. And even when they’re not louder, that RC
car sound grabs people’s attention – every single time that you ride. “Hey is that a Boosted Board?” Ugh, FFS… But given the choice of hub motors or belt
drive, I would generally choose belt drive. It’s just a lot more versatile and more comfortable
compared to hub motors. The WowGo 3 now has two battery options: a
6Ah 10S2P using Samsung 30Q cells, and a 8Ah 10S2P using Samsung 40T cells. The Ownboard W2 has one battery option, the
9Ah 10S3P using Samsung 30Q cells. They’re all good. Batteries using the 30Q cells have relatively
low voltage sag. Since the 40T cell has a higher discharge
rate, in theory the amount of sag should be even less. Also, the 40T battery should retain more of
its capacity over the same number of cycles. So I think they’re all good. I finally learned that if I want to estimate
how much range a board would get, I should calculate by number of Wh used per unit of
distance. For example, 10 Wh/km. This number is going to vary for each person
and each board, and even each ride session, but for me, my weight, and how I usually ride,
10 Wh/km is actually pretty accurate. You know, I feel stupid for not knowing this
calculation earlier. It seems so obvious now, but at least now
I know. Anyway, the WowGo’s 6Ah battery is 216Wh,
so based on 10 Wh/km I can estimate that I would generally get around 21.6 km. The 8Ah battery is 288Wh, so with the same
formula I should get around 28.8 km.  The Ownboard’s 9Ah battery is 324Wh, so I
should get around 32.4 km. These are very rough estimates. The number of Wh used per km for each board
can vary by a lot. For example, a heavy all-terrain board would
use up much more Wh per km. But for the WowGo 3 and Ownboard W2, 10 Wh/km
is very close to what I actually got in my range tests. So even though I’ve never tried WowGo’s 8Ah
battery option, I would guestimate pretty confidently that Ownboard’s 9Ah battery would
still get more range. Hey guys I’m sorry to do this, but I gotta
wrap this up because I got a plane to catch. I’m going to Thailand! Follow me on Instagram! The WowGo 3 has a little bit more torque than
the Ownboard W2 with 83mm wheels. With 90mm wheels there should be an even bigger
difference. Top speed on the WowGo 3 is 39 km/h, according
to their website.  On the Ownboard W2 it’s 42 km/h with 83mm
wheels, and around 45 km/h with 90mm wheels. The brakes on the WowGo 3 seem to be a bit
stronger than on the Ownboard W2 with either size wheels. The WowGo 3 is a little bit heavier than the
Ownboard W2. I think the water resistance of the two boards
are probably similar. Either way, I wouldn’t ride in the rain using
these boards, and I would try to avoid getting them wet. WowGo 3 looks better. I mean, come on. The WowGo 3 is $600 or $700, depending on
which battery you choose. The Ownboard W2 is $697. But if you use my discount code, the WowGo
3 becomes $570 and $670. And the Ownboard W2 becomes just $627.30. That’s a really good deal. With all the info that I’ve given you, I hope
that you’re able to make your own decision about which one is better for you. As for myself, I genuinely like both of them. But if I could keep only one, I would choose
the—- Oh sh*t my car is here! I gotta go!

WowGo 3 vs Ownboard W2 – Which Boosted Board wannabe should you get?
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51 thoughts on “WowGo 3 vs Ownboard W2 – Which Boosted Board wannabe should you get?

  • August 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Hey guys sorry for not adding overlay text like I normally do. I have a flight in the morning and I haven't even packed yet so I had to get this done fast!

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    The fight we have been all waiting for!!

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm
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    I ordered the ownboard about 20 days ago soley because their customer support actually had an answer to all my questions and responded the same day every time.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    Cheeky! 😅

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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    Hey Daniel, great video and editing like always. Do you have some time to do a similar video like a ultimate "wich AT board should you get " with that wowgo AT, backfire X2, ownboard AT, ….. your experience should help us a lot man :p. keep going with the good work!
    And come visite us in Belgium !

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    Yayyy he did it

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Hilarious ending! You're going to Thailand. That's on my bucket list. Oddly enough, Chaing Mai is somewhat of a vegan Mecca. Lol. Can't wait to see the vids. 😊

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    make a group ride for your fans.

    i would love to cruise your city

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    Hey daniel can you say both kilometers and miles per hour please?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    lol nice

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    Received my Wowgo3 two days ago. Straight out of the box, the ESC was broken. Had to then contact the customer service and they will send me a replacement ESC. Now i have to wait for it again. Hmm.. Kinda sad cause the board now is just sitting at there. Cant wait to test it..

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    Amazing video I have the wowgo 3 and love it but I was thinking about getting a own board but didn't know if it'd be a good idea. Thanks! Love your work😁😁

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    I heard WowGo is working on a dual belt drive board. Rumors or reality ???

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    I'd like to try a belt drive as I've never ridden one before, but the wowgo looks much better. I like the boosted board looking wheels

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    nice.. good laugh at the end of the video…

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    "But if i could keep only one, i would choose the…" You got me there. I thought like…Here we go!! Ha, I already ordered the Wowgo 3 anyway but still, thought that was pretty funny. Happy that i went with the Wowgo 3. I'll wait until Ownboard releases a more refined version of their board (Or a new W3?)

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    6:15 LOL

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    How can you check if you have the newer deck or the older deck?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    I’ve always wanted to see the wowgo 3 vs boosted but never done before

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    I didn’t like the end

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    so. which one?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    that sticky candy stuff, carved of the block, that you paid too much for, was one of my favorite of your videos. I cant wait to see Thailand. Keep at it.Daniel 🙂

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    Greetz from Germany – I was thinking about ordering an eBoard for a few days now and wasn´t quite sure which one to take. Fortuitously I just saw this video you published just a few hours ago and ordered a Ownboard W2 a few minutes ago. I'm curious how long the shipment to Germany will take and I'm already looking forward to have fun with the board 🙂 Thank you for the Discount Code!

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    I think the ownboard is the better board of the 2 simply due to the belt drive. However now that wowgo is offering a battery with 40T cells it makes this a lot harder to choose. For some reason I love the way hubs ride on smooth surfaces. I have both and although the belt drives definitely rides better overall, the hubs are amazing. I can't wait until the budget companies start releasing "direct drives" and "gear drive" systems. They are the best….

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    "that those people also cover up the dashboard in their car" -> drop the mic

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    When I hear "clone trucks" I think more breakable trucks.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    Waiting on that Meepo Classic 2 review!!!

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  • August 17, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    I wish the replaceable pu sleeves on these hub motors came with options for thicker PU (from 90mm to 110-115mm would be great!) – I'd sacrifice some torque for a more comfortable ride.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Wowgo3 actually has three battery options

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    Ownboard and wowgo collaborated before?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:47 pm
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    I'd go with the W2 for the price and range and because I like wheel options. I'm already used to my boosted not having an lcd screen on the remote so the generic hobbywing esc isn't a big deal to me. Plus meepo is coming out with a boosted hoobywing clone remote anyhow lol

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  • August 17, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    This is exactly what I need thanks for reading my mind again

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  • August 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    Brilliant as always. I used that last song for my very first video. 😋

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    1:05 snuck it in lol

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    Your the best man good luck on your trip to Thailand 🇹🇭

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    Does the Wowgo 3 remote work with other hobbywing escs?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    NLS Pro against these two would be interesting.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    So far the best two budget boards ever, the whole market is also catching fire lately, meepo, backfire, evolve, exway… They are all launching really good boards

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  • August 18, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    Great vid bro

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  • August 18, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    We need a WowGo 3 (flexi deck, orange soft wheels, Telemetric able HW ESC, LED display Remote) with the Onwboard W2 beltdrive, and that Samsung 40T 10S2P 60A able battery…

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  • August 18, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    Hahaha stiffer dick

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  • August 18, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    When did they collaborate?

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  • August 18, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    Hey Daniel, can you please tell me why you don't compare it to Meepo boards? I really wish to see how meepo V3 compares to Wowgo3 and Ownboard W2 and others! 😀 cheers! btw. Love ur vids!

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  • August 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Which board is better for cruising,the meepo v3 or the meepo mini.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    I'm glad I bought the Wowgo3 as my first board, but next time I'm buying from a seller with an actual customer service.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    One of my fellow riders let me stand on his wowgo the other day. That deck flex is like standing on LUXURY. I told him I felt like I was on a trampoline

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  • August 19, 2019 at 6:08 am
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    I heard the D word lol

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  • August 19, 2019 at 6:08 am
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    I heard the D word lol

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  • August 19, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    wow boosted wannabe kind of a roast XD

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  • August 19, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    OMG i knew he could resist the dick joke

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    I think the worry is that often you can't see the read out while riding due to the overpowering Sun. While you are squinting like mad you would never see that cracked or expansion joint that could put you into the hospital.

    That said I do like the digital display.

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