One Month Ownership Review of Kaly.NYC XL Carver
I had my Kaly board for roughly a month now. I been putting off a review till now as I didn’t feel like I had spent enough time with the board to really understand it. After a month of ownership I feel confident that the board had been fully broken in, settings had been fine tuned and I have gotten to know the board well enough to provide a more in-depth analysis.
Summary: Kaly.NYC XL Carver is a high performance EBoard based off the Trampa Mountain Board with very good range (20 mile +) and power (35+ mph). The board ride quality is excellent (better than a BGT) due to the 8inch wheels and the flexible Trampa deck. The turning radius and the “Carvablity” is very good (Slightly worse than BGT). The free roll of the board is good with the addition of the belt idler which allows the running of very loose belt, it’s still a pain to push but you don’t feel sudden breaking when you release throttle.
Ernesto can be a little challenging to get to but had been very helpful with any questions\concerns. He had been on facetime on multiple instances with me on fine tuning the board which is something that a large scale vendor probably would struggle to offer.
I would give the board and Ernesto my full recommendation especially for veteran rider that ride a boosted\evolve\inboard that are looking for the next rung up the ladder.
Best way to reach Kaly would be through his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/nyc.kaly/ (You can try saying Jack send you there if you aren’t get a respond, no promises though) He is also on the forum as @Kaly
Stats: Top Speed: 35 mph+ Range: 20 mile+ real range Base Board: Trampa Mountainboard with Vertigo Trucks http://www.trampaboards.com/ Motors: 6374 190kv x 2 (3150 Watts x 2) Controller: Foc Box x 2 (on Sensored FOC running 3.1 Ackmaniac FW) Batteries: 12s4p Panasonic 20700B Cells Misc: External USB connection, BT module for phone apps,
The Board: I would highly recommend this board for veteran boarders that are looking for a robust everyday board with that extra bit of power.
The board has very good range and power at 20 miles + real range and 35+ MPH top speed but it will not be record shattering.
Build quality had been excellent. The board had been on damp roads, through puddles, ridden in drizzling weather and had been performing like a champ.
If you are really concern about carving or turn radius you can loosen the trucks and it will carve better then Evolve BUT just like evolve you will lose stability on high speed. Keep in mind this thing will go 15 mph+ more than the average BGT.
Word of caution, the board rides very different from a skateboard. With no concave and springs you have to lean to turn. There is a little bit of a learning curve. You also need to break into the board in (the springs will start to soften after some use) and fine tune the board (through the VESC and playing with the belts and springs).
Ernesto is a boutique builder. His builds are of very good quality and you get 1 on 1 attention from someone who actually knows whats going on for support. His battery setup is excellent, beyond most of the battery builders out there with custom PCB boards that streamlines a lot of the wiring. He can be busy but he is very knowledgeable and willing to help.
I currently own 4 boards (BGT, 2 DIYs, Kaly) and have been riding for over a year. I have some degree of experience building boards as 2 of the boards are built from scratch I know Ernesto as a customer and as a fellow builder. We worked together on transiting his builds from BLDC to FOC. I paid full price for my board and I get zero commission\special treatment from Ernesto nor am I affiliated with him in anyways.
If you gotten to the end of this review you earned the right to PM me if you have extra question