The Backfire Galaxy G2T’s Top Features
The best qualities of the G2T Electric Skateboard, in our opinion, are:
- Super stable, even at high speeds
- 20% more powerful accelerations
- Comes with 2 wheel sizes
First Impressions: The Backfire Galaxy G2T Electric Skateboard
Right away we noticed the unique design of the G2T. Backfire is known its one-of-a-kind style and attention to detail, including the construction of the deck. Specifically, the Galaxy G2T Electric Skateboard features a concave deck, rather than being completely flat the way that most other ones are on the market.
This subtle bend probably won’t be apparent to your friends but it will provide you with many benefits as the rider. For example, your feet get additional support while on the move, whether you go straight, turn, or climb hills with gradients up to 25%. You’ll likely also feel a higher sense of control than the typical deck design.
We also think Backfire made great choices for its color schemes. The Galaxy G2T comes in Galaxy (blues and purples) or Black Gold (black and yellow). We especially like the Black Gold style. It has yellow accents that pop against the mainly black board. On the deck’s underside is a bold yellow “V” and several thin lines, while the top features the Backfire name. The overall look is sporty and modern.
What Can You Expect When Riding at High Speeds?
Backfire’s Galaxy G2T Electric Skateboard not only looks good but it also has a strong build. Its deck is made of Hard Rock Maple – 8 layers of it, to be exact. While it is flexible and has a slight bend in design, the G2T is highly dependable with terrific foot support.
The quality board also absorbs a lot of shock while riding at any speed, thanks to the metal rings within the back wheels. So, whether you’re a beginner who wants to go slow or a seasoned user who feels the need for speed, you’ll enjoy a smoother ride because of this skateboard’s ability to absorb shock well.
Moreover, you’ll also get a great ride at high speeds with the famous Caliber II 50-Degree as the front truck of the Galaxy G2T Electric Skateboard. As users explain online, it carves really well, including when you’re going fast. Unfortunately though it takes 2.5 hours to charge fully once it runs out of juice after about 14.9 miles of distance.
But we feel that the superior stability of this electric skateboard makes up for the waiting time. It is strong too because of its low center of gravity. It is lower than the G2s, for example, at 110mm rather than 275mm. As an experienced rider knows, feeling lower the ground when zooming down a hill helps you feel more secure and at ease. The lower center of gravity comes mainly from the two custom In-Hub motors.
How Else Is the Backfire Galaxy G2T Unique?
While most electric skateboards come with only the pre-attached wheels, Backfire includes an extra wheel set with the Galaxy G2T. The 83mm wheels are already on the board when you get it. But you’ll notice in the package there are also four 96mm wheels. They are free of charge, just in case you want to swap out the current ones for a different riding experience.
For example, smaller wheels make you closer to the ground, which help you feel more comfortable when going fast. For most other brands, you’d have to swap out the motors to put on new wheels, but that’s not necessary with the custom motors on the G2T. Keeping the same motor saves you tons of money over time and you can still pick from different tire sizes.
The G2T also comes with an R2 wireless remote controller, only from Backfire. It has a cool OLED display, which means it’ll light up without a backlight. On the display you’ll see battery status, speed, range, mode, and more. Go between the different available modes or choose the one you like best. The modes are Turbo, Eco, Sport, and Fixed Speed Road Cruise.
The Powerful Acceleration Feature
Are you wondering about that Turbo mode? We were too when we started writing this electric skateboard review. The Galaxy G2T has a Turbo key, which you simply press to get 30 seconds more power upon acceleration. Yes, the 36V 6.0Ah battery has Samsung 30Q cells that can increase their range by 20% for a more powerful acceleration when you want it.
After that high-power period ends, there’s the same amount of time for the cool down. What’s really neat is that you get good get-up-and-go with this Backfire G2T, all without increasing its highest speed. It can go an impressive 23.5mph at fastest speed.
Final Words on the Backfire G2T Electric Skateboard Review
With its low center of gravity, two sizes of wheels, cool good looks, and Turbo acceleration feature, there’s a lot to like about the Galaxy G2T from Backfire. It’s no wonder we recommend it for both beginner and more seasoned riders of electric skateboards. If you’re looking for a stable board that looks different than the others and rides smoothly at high speeds, this one may be right for you.