I’m on the brink of pulling the trigger on a board.
I’ve been weighing up options of building, having one built or buying. With the release of new boards recently, I think I’m going to buy a production board to start and hopefully build one along the way. Which brings me to my next problem. I’m really liking the Evolve GT. Versatile, good range, good power. The biggest thing for me in looking around has been finding that Evolve has a pretty decent rap. They have a decent history behind them. I lost interest pretty quickly in the Boosted Board due to a very vague ‘upgrade’ v2.
Enertion Raptor was the next option. However the board is pretty limited in my opinion. However for me, the biggest thing that turned me off Enertion has been his attitude I’ve found in posts and videos. Honestly, I understand this forum is run by Enertion, however I don’t think that makes it OK to be hypocritical. After following some VLOGS and watching his latest, I’m very turned off Enertion. He attacks larger companies for over charging for products which they can supposedly build for half the cost, yet he is trying to provide a product in the same market, at a higher cost. He is saying pre-built/production boards are pushing people to DIY, yet he claims to have the “best” board available??? A board which can’t even be tested as a complete unit prior to sale as the battery is DROP SHIPPED to the customer separate to the board? Attacking the GT saying it’s not the most versatile board? He offers his board as one set up and that’s how it is… I’m sorry, but I don’t feel like spending over 2g for a board that isn’t tested as a unit, aggression from the builder when people don’t agree with him and criticism of other companies when he’s doing the same thing. There’s claims for the raptor saying it’s the leader, and I’ve been searching for video tests and all and found nothing? I even asked for videos and no response. It makes me wonder if the Raptor is really worth it if there’s no evidence and he is bagging out other companies.
I know this seems aggressive and I apologise, but it’s frustrating trying weigh up options when everyone is claiming something, but with little to nothing to back it up. It’s a big call to claim quality when there’s no proof behind it. Additionally with a seemingly scared response when a competitor comes along. If the Raptor is worth the consideration as people say, then I want to see.