Yep, the board is here. I decided to get an electric skateboard back in December then spent a few months researching until I picked a board. I had narrowed my choices down to three, and ultimately picked the Boosted Board. The only negative against the Boosted was the seven mile range. Ease of use, reliability and weight were all much better than my other two choices. However, price is what drove me over in the end. Boosted dropped their prices by 20%. I have to assume they are blowing out inventory in anticipation of their next generation of boards. Since this is my first board I’m happy to get a deal on a proven board. They have also allegedly solved the range issue. They are shipping extended range batteries that should push the range up toward twelve miles.
I of course had to take it for a spin as soon as I unboxed it. It as simple to ride as I was hoping. The acceleration and braking are smooth. I have no problem imaging myself riding it in the city. I graduated from beginner mode to eco mode in about five minutes. It blasts up the very steep hills around here even on eco mode. Finally, it is fun. I hadn’t quite realized how fun it would be to ride one of these compared to a regular longboard. It is like going downhill all the time.