COVID July Update

An update for all of our customers. Firstly, I just want to say thank you for continuing to support us during this time. Please know that we are working flat out to ensure the least amount of impact on delivery and customer service wait times.

We are currently receiving a high volume of support queries. This means that you may experience a longer wait time for replies. Our team is working to respond to everyone as soon as possible. It’s also worth knowing that multiple requests about the same issue will result in longer wait times - due to you losing your place in the queue.

Due to the recent increase in orders, our processing time is now longer than usual. This can be delayed up to 5 working days. Please be assured that we are dispatching your boards as quickly and as safely as we can.

Pre-Orders are being sent as close to their dates as possible, but again, we are relying on couriers for efficient dispatch and in some cases, this is just not possible. We rely on third-party couriers and due to the ongoing pandemic and also a global increase in online shopping they are struggling to keep up with demand.

In some cases, please allow up to 5 working days in addition to these dispatch times below:

UK Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 1-3 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

Republic of Ireland Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

European Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 4-6 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

US Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipping times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

Please be assured that we PRIDE ourselves on customer service and we are working flat out to make sure that we can resolve issues and answer queries as soon as possible. We usually have a 24 hour response time, but due to demand, we have had to extend this to 72 hours. We are currently working on processes to speed this up but your patience is so appreciated in this time.

Again, thank you for your support. It means a lot to us. I hope everyone is staying safe and well in these times.


Thank you,

Charlotte

Co-Founder

Bluefin SUP

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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