The raptor 2 has quite the beast of Initial torque you should love it charge it and let us know how you feel about it. Slight imperfections are bound to happen were all humans at the end of the day the real wonder is when you beat the crap out of it from hell and back and still works like day one that’s the wonder.
Well Ive been expecting it to be a torque monster we will see so far the only set up I’ve been to afraid to full throttle is my 12s dual 6374 with 16/36 gears on 90mm wheels it has insane torque I can’t see the Raptor being that good but Im sure I’ll be happy with it.
Hmm the grip thing is a design choice by Jason cause it looks nice but then that means a lack of grip when using the edges, that can be fixed easy enough, but honestly standing on the deck it feels really nice and I feel really locked in the W concave is great. Hands down it’s a way better deck than the Raptor 1 feel wise.
I rode a little last night only a few minutes and I have to say it’s really smooth. The V2 deck is stiff, stiffer than my Evo deck but still the ride was smooth it felt like I was using 4 regular wheels I thought being a hub motor it would be rougher like a Koowheel but it’s actually smooth.
It’s not a silent board, the motors do have a slight hum when accelerating but it’s nothing like 6374 on bldc. The power is there, like LHB confirmed for me after he rode my DIY, my DIY belt board out accelerates and out brakes the Raptor 2 but doesn’t mean the Raptor 2 isn’t fast cause it’s fast it moves really well.
After owning a Raptor 1 and now a Raptor 2 I can honestly say the Raptor 2 is a real evolution over the Raptor biggest difference for me is deck feel the Raptor 2 deck makes the CF raptor deck feel like a toy.
I’ll take more pictures and I’m gonna ride it around today so let’s see what happens lol
The cosmetic wear isn’t anything to worry about it is a skateboard after all. I know it bugs me because I am very anal when it comes to building a board. they just didnt apply either a second coat of paint/stain or they only get a light spray on layer of lacquer just take a little black spray paint on a qtip and touch it up if it bothers you. When I put graphics I always check the edges after sanding to make sure no paint or stain came off but that is just me and how I build.
So on the App I found that it has 4 modes this is useful for when noobs want to ride, on my diy don’t have any modes set up just one set up “stupid fast” and that not good when noobs want to try my board I have to be the jerk and say no