COVID-19.

Thank you for your order, we really appreciate every single customer who is continuing to support us throughout this time. We just thought we’d email you with an update of the current situation regarding this dispatch and delivery of your order. All parcels will continue to be dispatched, as normal, within 2 working days of the date of your order. Please see below for further delivery information.

UK Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 1-2 working days. From the latest courier updates, there are no reported delays with delivery. In order to protect both the delivery drivers and customers as much as possible, they will not be handing over hand-held devices to customers to capture electronic signatures. Instead, they will mark the delivery with geo-location tagging, and record the first and last name of the person receiving the parcel(s).

Republic of Ireland Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. From the latest courier updates, there are no reported delays with delivery. In order to protect both the delivery drivers and customers as much as possible, they will not be handing over hand-held devices to customers to capture electronic signatures. Instead, they will mark the delivery with geo-location tagging, and record the first and last name of the person receiving the parcel(s).

Italy Orders:

At this stage, we are still able to ship 99% of our orders. However, if you have chosen your delivery address as a business address, please contact us with an alternative residential address as soon as possible, and we will endeavour to change this for you with the courier. Due to the current situation in Italy, once dispatched, your order should be with you in 5-8 working days. The courier will now make one delivery attempt, and then automatically return the items back to us. For our larger items there are delays in the following postcodes: Modena: from 41010 to 41126 and Genova: from 16010 to 16167. If the delivery address falls under one of these postcodes, please contact us on support@bluefintrading.co.uk for more information on the delays.

Germany Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. However, DPD have advised, from their latest update, that they are working at a 24 hour delivery delay as it stands. If you have ordered a large item, your order should be with you in 4-6 working days from dispatch. From the latest courier updates, there are no reported delays with delivery of these items.

Spain Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. However, DPD have advised, from their latest update, that they are working at a 24 hour delivery delay as it stands. If you have ordered a large item, your order should be with you in 4-6 working days from dispatch. From the latest courier updates, there are no reported delays with delivery of these items.

France Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. However, DPD have advised, from their latest update, that they are working at a 24 hour delivery delay as it stands. If you have ordered a large item, your order should be with you in 4-6 working days from dispatch. For our larger items there are delays in the following postcodes: 07110, 07120, 07140, 07150, 07170, 07200, 07230, 07260, 07330, 07380, 07450, 07460, 07470, 07510, 07530, 07560, 07590, 07600, 07630 & 07660. If the delivery address falls under one of these postcodes, please contact us on support@bluefintrading.co.uk for more information on the delays.


Other countries with reported delays on delivery include; Austria, Baltics, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Norway, Poland, Slovenia & Sweden.

We are checking the latest government and courier updates on this situation daily, and we will be sure to update our customers should anything change regarding the dispatch and/or delivery of their order. We thank you in advance for your patience and any questions you may have, please email our friendly support team on support@bluefintrading.co.uk.


Many Thanks

The Bluefin Trading Team

Hoverboard 6.5 vs 10 : Which should I buy? | Bluefin™ Trading UK
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Hoverboard 6.5 vs 10 : Which should I buy?

6.5 VS 10 Hoverboard ULTIMATE COMPARISON GUIDE

It can be tricky to make a big purchase when you can’t see the product until you click buy. Many of you are also making the choice for a child and want to be sure you get it right. One board isn’t better than the other, it all comes down to what you’ll be using them for.  

One of the most common questions we hear from our customers is:

“Should I buy the 6.5” or the 10″ hoverboard?”

child rides 6.5 hoverboard
Small fry rides our Bluefin Classis 6.5 hoverboard

The Main Differences

Whether you’re buying a hoverboard for a 10 year old or yourself, the size of the tires and the look of the board are 2 of the most important factors. To help you make the decision between our 2 most popular hoverboards, first we’ll outline the main differences.

  1. Size – 6.5” and 10” refer respectively to the size of the Classic’s and the Cobra’s wheels. As such, the 6.5” is considerably lighter and lower than the 10”.
  2. Colours and finishes – Coolness is in the eye of the beholder. The 6.5” Classic comes in more colours and has a couple of metallic options too. The 10” Cobra comes in less colours but does have a pretty cool carbon finish available.
  3. Tires – With it’s larger wheel size, the 10” Cobra accommodates inflatable rubber tires. These are great for uneven, outdoor surfaces. The 6.5” Classic has hard rubber wheels which are ideal for speed and agility on flat, smooth surfaces and indoors.
Adult rides 6.5 Bluefin Classic Hoverboard
Adult rides 6.5 Bluefin Classic Hoverboard

Where do they perform best?

Now that you know the basics about what differentiates the boards, let’s talk about the ideal conditions for each. In a nutshell, the Cobra’s wheel clearance and rubber tires are better for outdoor conditions. They allow it to travel over uneven surfaces smoothly and let you cruise over taller grass. They also grip the ground and absorb bumps like a champ.

On the other hand the Classic will be most fun for indoor use due to its smaller, harder wheels.  Using a board with large wheels makes movement in in smaller spaces feel restricted and the 6.5” doesn’t have this issue. It’s also worth noting that inflatable tires aren’t as sharp a ride on indoor surfaces like carpeting whereas the Classic’s hard rubber wheels won’t slow you down inside. Think Mountain bike tires versus road bike tires.

Adult rides Bluefin 10 Cobra Hoverboard
Adult rides Bluefin 10 Cobra Hoverboard

 

10” Cobra                                 

  • Tall grass
  • Uneven, outdoor surfaces
  • Gravel drives
  • Hills and steep inclines
  • Cobblestone and brick
  • Hills

6.5” Classic

  • Private paths
  • Paved drives
  • Kitchen floors
  • Low pile carpeting
  • The great indoors

 

kids ride 6.5 classic bluefin hoverboard source - hayley kopter
Kids riding 6.5 classic Bluefin hoverboard source Source – @Hayleykopter

 

Who are they for?

The last consideration to make is who will be riding the board. Both hoverboards are highly sensitive and extremely responsive to even lightweight riders of just 20 kg. Both boards also accommodate adult riders if you’d like to take a spin yourself. That said, a smaller rider may feel more exposed on a higher board. The same person would feel more securely planted on a platform that is lower to the ground.

  • Small children closer to 20 kg will feel more secure on a smaller board
  • Larger riders have the luxury of choice unless they are over 100kg in which case the 10” Cobra would be more comfortable
  • The 6.5” Classic is easier to carry and lighter weight if you intend to travel with it

As we said, one board isn’t better than the other. It really does come down to what you’ll be using them for. Hopefully answering the eternal question of “which hoverboard should I buy?” will be far easier to answer now. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments. We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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