Which Hoverboard Is Best For Me?

Customers often come to us to ask which board is right for them. Here we will try to answer many of the common questions on the models that we offer to help you make the right decision. We have also provided a simple comparison table. You may also be interested in reading our Frequently Asked Questions section.

What hoverboards do you offer?

We currently offer four different models of our Swegway hoverboards:

  • 6.5″ Classic – our most popular model, offering fantastic value for money and a great all round experience. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use on flat surfaces, the Classic is suitable for those 8 years and over.
  • 8″ lambo – the larger wheel diameter makes the Drifter hoverboard ideal if you want to use your board on rougher terrain while enjoying the same versatility as the Classic.
  • 10” SUV– our largest model has 10 inch inflatable wheels. This gives it the ability to traverse rugged terrain as well as providing the support for heavier riders.
  • 8.5″ All Terrain – this is the ultimate off-road hoverboard, with 8.5 inch solid off road tyres. It is IP56 Waterproof Certified and can handle virtually any form of terrain.

What size do I need?

The size you choose depends on your requirements. The 6.5” Classic may be most suitable for younger and less experienced riders, while those wishing to ride outdoors on anything other than a flat surface may prefer to choose the 8” Lambo or 10” Suv. If you are only interested in off-roading, the 8.5” All Terrain board might be perfect for you.

If you’re not sure which board might be best suited to you please feel free to give us a call on 01474 247760 and we will be happy to provide you with advice.

Am I too heavy to use a hoverboard?

The maximum user weight for riders on the 6.5” Classic and 8” Lambo  is 100kg or 15 stone, 10 pounds. If you are heavier than this, the 8.5” All Terrain board and 10” Cobra can support a rider up to 18 stone, 12 pounds.

Solid wheels or inflatable wheels?

Solid wheels are usually smaller. While they are sturdy and hard wearing, as a rule, the larger the wheel, the easier it is balance on uneven surfaces. Our 6.5” Classic model should only be used to flat surfaces. Our 8” Lambo model provides more stability and can handle slightly uneven surfaces.

However, the 10” inflatable wheels of the Suv model provide more stability and versatility, allowing it to function or grassy and uneven surfaces easily. Additionally, the 8.5” solid off road tyres of the All Terrain have been specially designed to allow you to travel on virtually any type of surface.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

For all of our models we recommend that riders be at least 4 years or older.

How fast do they go?

All of our models have a similar top speed of up to around 15kph or just under 10mph.

How far can I travel on a hoverboard?

With a fully charged battery, a Swegway hoverboard should provide around 2 hours of riding time. It will then need to be recharged, which takes around 2 hours.


Can I see a comparison of the different models?

Yes, please look below for a comparison of the different models that we provide. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. 

Check out our Swegway hoverboard model comparison table below:










10 inch 

Top Speed  10 Km/h 10 Km/h 15 Km/h 15 km/h 15 Km/h
Charge time 2-3 hours 2-3 hours 2-3 Hours 2 Hours 2 hours
Battery Range 12 Miles 12 Miles 15 Miles 20 Miles 25 Miles
Bluetooth Speakers No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Key No Yes Yes  Yes Yes
Battery Samsung Samsung Samsung Samsung Samsung
Riding Modes 1 1 2 3 2
App control No No No Yes Yes
Maximum user weight 100 KG 100 KG 100 KG 120 KG 120 KG
Wheel Size 6.5" 6.5" 8" 8.5" 10"
LED Lights Yes

Yes & Disco Led 

Yes & Disco Led  Yes & brake and headlights Yes