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Which surfboard to choose—Electric Surfboard or Gasoline Surfboard?

Apr 11,2024 | JetFly

Today, manufacturers produce two types of jet boards, namely electric jet boards and gas-powered jet boards. The former runs on batteries, while the latter uses fuel as its working energy source. Which surfboard to choose—Electric Surfboard or Gasoline Surfboard?.

The JetFly JF01 Electric Surfboard is a surfboard that allows you to perform tricks without waves. The engine installed on it can reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h, so you can enjoy the adrenaline rush even in calm water.

Several selection criteria will be considered.

Weight: The weight of a surfboard with a motor always affects the ease of transportation, maintenance and repair. The lighter a surfboard is, the easier it is to carry, transport and maintain. The weight of the equipment is affected by the body and the components that provide movement (such as engine, fuel tank, battery).
The JetFly JF08 Gasoline Surfboard can carry 120kg and the JetFly F01 Electric Surfboard can carry 150kg.

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Maximum speed: The maximum speed a jet board can achieve depends on its characteristics, configuration and form. There is no significant difference between gas and electric surfboards in this regard. In both categories, there are skateboards that are equipped with motors and can reach speeds of 60-80 km/h. For example, the JetFly JF08 Gasoline Surfboard and JetFly F01 Electric Surfboard models can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h, regardless of the driver's weight.

Stroke length: Electric surfers with motors achieve surfing functions through battery charging. The duration of the session depends on the power of the battery - the longer the session, the further you can ride. For gasoline surfboards, the duration, or distance, depends on the capacity of the fuel tank. The greater its capacity, the further it can travel without refueling. The average travel time on an electric jet board is 30-40 minutes. The average driving time for petrol models at mixed speeds is around 40-50 minutes, or 10-20 kilometers. In both cases, the trip duration can be increased: in the former by replacing the battery, in the latter by refueling.

Safety: Almost all modern jet surfboards are equipped with safety systems. The most basic thing a manufacturer can do is release the shell in the most stable form possible. The more expensive the board, the more secure it tends to be, which is critical for both categories. For example, jet surfing can stop itself when the control panel is removed or the rider falls into the water. Of these two categories, the most common control option is the controller, which can be divided into wired and wireless. A wired controller changes speed and can also stop and start the engine. Wireless consoles often have screens that display battery level and other important parameters. This solution is popular among electric models, such as the JetFlyBoard. Every rider can choose from several specific models. For some, it's important to have an electronic board that's easy to control; others prefer the long trips of gas jet surfing. Choose a specific model based on personal preference.