I’ve learned that speed is nice, but unless you plan on riding on open car free roads it isn’t safe without a boosted-like remote with seamless throttle control… There’s pretty much no where you can go in a city without hitting traffic at some point or having obstructions… The GT remote isn’t the greatest I’ll admit, which is why I’ll be taking the BB to work for the most part…either way, the GT does go fast enough for me at ~26mph [quote=“Photorph, post:1870, topic:2510”]
they have the same or longer range
At the cost of weight – the GT does weigh a bit more than Boosted, and I can handle it, but after a while it can get a bit annoying to carry. A board in the 19-21lb range is just not happening for me anytime soon…at least not for anything I’d commute on (which is 80% of my riding).[quote=“Photorph, post:1870, topic:2510”]
they use trucks that are more stable and meant for faster speed
Totally agree…at the same time once you learn how to use them properly, or at least “fix” them they aren’t that bad. I got some bushings in the mail the day my GT snapped that probably would’ve made it as stable as I was looking for while still being able to carve. The carving experience is not overrated and is seriously something completely different than what you can get on calibers. You can navigate tight spaces a lot better as well. I just don’t like the stiff deck because carving doesn’t quite feel as natural as pushing your feet into the flex of a bamboo deck…it’s still nice but not the same.
Haven’t ridden a stiff wood deck, but I imagine it’s probably the same as a CF, just heavier… The GT has nice w concave like I believe your LHB has… Footing on it is actually not bad. Wider than the Boosted which I like, because I have big feet and they never feel quite secure when on the BB.
These boards have had a lot of R&D go into them, and are backed by reputable companies that provide a warranty…this is attractive to a lot of people, and it makes it a lot easier to sell vs a custom DIY board imo… If I were looking for an eboard I’d be nervous about buying someones DIY because I have no idea what problems can come up. Sure you can get 1 on 1 support with the creator but it’s just too much of a wild card. Similar to your brakes not working on your LHB out of no where…
I actually cancelled my Raptor to cover the costs of a new deck / possibly get a backup board…even though I know the Raptors will ship I just couldn’t imagine trusting it like I would a GT or Boosted. Having a bunch of people with the same board may not make you feel unique but you essentially have an entire community testing the board out. That means issues if there are any can be discovered, mods to make the board better can be shared, etc.
The remote is super critical to the experience, the evolve remote is a bit of a disappointment when it comes to seamless throttle control, but I really love being able to see my distance/speed/bat% all in one without having to open an app, squint at my board, or get off and flip it on its side. The DIY remotes I have seen have no indicators for things I’d like to know about the board… There’s trade offs with everything but I think Evolve and Boosted are offering great boards that fit two different styles of riding which is why I will have one of each…thought originally it would be Evolve and Enertion but I think I’ll wait until the Raptors are a bit more stable and reliable…