Boosted Boards arrived on the scene in the year 2013 with the world’s lightest electric vehicles. These electrified long boards measuring around 38 inches in length offered comfortable battery powered cruising for over 14 miles (22kms) with one charge. The same brand has announced a new lineup of electric shortboards, offering more power, acceleration and riding options.
Boosted Boards are available in five different models The Boosted Mini S, Boosted Mini X, Boosted Stealth, Boosted Plus and the 2nd Generation Boosted Dual+XR. In the third generation of the product, nothing much has changed in terms of range. Three out of 4 models still offer a 14-mile range, with the exception of the Boosted Mini which covers around 7 miles (11.2 km) on a charge.
The Boosted Mini S and the Boosted Mini X have deck lengths of 29.5 in (75 cm) and are the company's first short boards to feature full kicktails. The kicktails enable the riders to make sharper turns and the shorter length makes it easy to carry around.
Both shortboards offer three ride modes ranging from beginner to a faster expert level. The two elongated boards jack this up with four and five ride modes, with including a mode called Hyper in the Boosted Stealth and a top speed of 24 mph (38.6 km/h). The Boosted Plus, on the other hand, has a top speed of 22 mph (35.4 km/h) in Pro mode.
The trademark orange wheels in both the Stealth and Mini X have been substituted with a more somber gray. All the wheels have been redesigned for added softness on the outside in order to reduce bumpiness. The wheels have a circumference of 80 mm (3.1 in) on the shortboards and 85 mm (3.5 in) on the longboards.
The decks on the Boosted Boards have also been upgraded with poplar cores replacing the bamboo on all four new offerings. The poplar is enclosed by high-density foams. The addition of Impact-resistant polymer around the edges, have helped make the boards wider and straighter, in order to give riders more control over their turning.
The Boosted Mini S is the cheapest of the lot, priced at around 749$. The Boosted Mini X is priced at 999$. The Boosted Plus and the 2nd Generation Boosted Dual+XR are both 1399$. The Boosted Stealth is the priciest in the range and will cost you around 1599$. They can be purchased here