Boosted Introduces The New Generation Boosted Plus
Boosted was launched in 2012 following one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of the time. A year later they step back into the spotlight by attending a TED talk. The co-founder discusses his desire to manufacture high-performance, low-weight, and ultra-portable vehicles for travel. That same year, they released their first electric scooters to the population. They’ve since released several new generations of boards and have become one of the world’s top suppliers of high-performance electric scooters.
The New Generation Of Boosted Boards
2018 was a big year for Boosted. They released the Boosted Mini, the Boosted Stealth, and the Boosted Plus. The Mini was designed as the entry-level model with a compact package and a top speed of 20 MPH. The Boosted Stealth is their premium model that can reach a top speed of 24 MPH. The Boosted Plus falls right between these two options in terms of pricing and speed with a top speed of 22 MPH.
The middle ground that the Plus occupies has allowed it to become one of the best and most popular electric scooters on the market today. Those who don’t want to shell out the big bucks for the Boosted Stealth, but who want something a little better than the Mini will mind that no other board on the market can compete with the Boosted Plus.
The Plus is specifically built to take the place of the 2nd Generation Boosted Board, thus becoming the new classic model. It has been redesigned from the ground up to improve flexibility, durability, speed, and control. Some of the visual features remain the same from the previous generation, but it’s an entirely new ride once you step on top. Here are some of the most important features and changes that make this board one of the best.
Boosted Plus Introduces Super Flex Decks
The Boosted Plus is the first to use the new Super Flex composite deck. The manufacturers have stepped away from the bamboo core used in previous models and have completely redesigned the deck structure. As the name implies, the primary focus of the new deck construction is flexibility.
The Plus Super Flex system benefits the rider in a number of ways. The first way is that it allows a greater degree of control. The board has the ability to flex when leaning into turns. When the board can flex and move with your body it gives you more control and more carving ability. The second way that the new flexibility benefits the rider is by absorbing vibrations and shocks just as a suspension system would.
To achieve such a high degree of flexibility, Boosted needed to break the mold with the Plus board by straying away from conventional skateboard designs. They happened to find inspiration in the world of snowboarding. Snowboards are often subject to conditions similar to electric skateboards in terms of terrain roughness and speed.
The end result is a composite core deck with a total of 7 layers of materials. Each material is hand selected for a specific purpose. Some of the materials used include fiberglass, poplar, foam, and polymer. These seven layers easily set the board apart from the previous generation Boosted longboards as well as any other eboards on the market today.
Improving a vehicle in comparison to the previous generation often requires improving the various components used in its construction. That’s exactly what has happened with the new Boosted Plus. Not only has the deck been overhauled with the new Super Flex system, but many other components on the board have been vastly improved as well.
One area of the board that deals with more stress than any other is the wheel. Wheels need to be carefully designed for durability as well as optimal control on various forms of terrain. The Boosted Plus uses custom-designed 85mm wheels with selective urethane placement. Overall, the new wheels are somehow firm enough to provide riders with optimal grip while being soft enough to easily absorb imperfections in the terrain. This all leads to the improved riding experience.
Next in line for improvement were the trucks. Boosted listened to needs of the riders from the previous generation and manufactured new custom trucks that are stronger and more durable than ever before. Most importantly, they’ve added new high-grade metal to parts of the truck that suffer the most stress. This allows them to increase the durability of the trucks where it is important without greatly impacting the price of the scooter.
Features And Specs To Be Proud Of
The standard range 2nd generation Boosted Board was able to travel for 6 or 7 miles before the battery needed to be charged. The new generation Boosted Plus features an extended range battery that has managed to double this range. You can now ride for up to 14 miles before the battery needs to be recharged. Of course, that mileage can vary somewhat according to the terrain.
The board comes with an intuitive controller that allows you to accelerate or brake with ease. The control has a new Jerk Filter, which carefully tapers speeds when braking or accelerating. It can also be used to choose between 4 separate ride modes. Each ride mode allows more control than the previous in terms of acceleration. The beginner mode accelerates smoothly at a slower pace. The more advanced modes are meant for those who have experience with the board.
The new board is surprisingly capable of handling tough hills. You can power through slopes with a 25 percent hill grade. More than that might require hopping off of the board, but that’s something that happens too often.
A Great Board For Serious Fans
The price tag might scare away customers who are interested in buying their kids their first electric skateboard. But that’s not exactly what these boards are for. The Boosted Plus is a high-performance and ultra-light vehicle just as the founders had promised to build those years ago. If you’re a serious fan of e-longboarding and want the best on the market, then this is your best option.