Comprehensive Enertion Raptor 2 Review
As it stands, the Enertion Raptor 2 is among, if not, the fastest electric skateboards available today. This powerful board is definitely representative of Jason Potter’s, the founder of Enertion, commitment to offering the highest quality products to the most discerning electric skateboard enthusiasts.
In the beginning, Jason Potter was known for his love and commitment to the supply of top quality DIY electric skateboard aftermarket parts. After earning a name for himself in the DIY e-Board scene, he founded Enertion Boards, and started on a path towards building the best electric skateboards for enthusiastic customers who value performance and quality over everything else.
This is exactly what the Enertion Raptor 2 is all about; as you will soon find out below.
Designed to achieve a top speed of 28 mph in just a few seconds, the Enertion Raptor 2 is one of the few e-boards designed to run on dual hub motors, in pursuit of more power, and with it, the attainment of higher riding speeds.
The Raptor 2 generated a lot of debate as soon as glimpses of what it could do started hitting the streets, however, this was not enough to prepare electric skateboarding enthusiasts for what was to come. Read on below to learn everything you need to know about the Enertion Raptor 2, a truly amazing board.
The Enertion Raptor 2 was designed to be powerful and fast and as such needed a highly capable design to ensure safety for riders. To achieve this, Jason Potter chose to use the best materials and parts when putting the board together.
The Raptor 2’s deck is made of high-quality wood with a carbon fiber finish. These materials ensure that the board is as strong as possible, while remaining lightweight. The shape of the deck is slightly concave to facilitate stable footing for the rider. Given the board’s high riding speed, it is easy for the rider to be thrown off the deck if they don’t have stable footing.
To ensure that the board rolls over small pebbles easily, while maintaining the rider’s stability, the board is equipped with 90 mm wheels set on high quality 50-degree precision Enertion trucks. This also helps minimize the likelihood of having the rider propelled off the board as a result of the board suddenly stopping after encountering a small pebble or crack in its path.
The Raptor 2 also comes with a handy battery meter that displays the remaining battery power. Most electric skateboards display the remaining battery power through a smartphone app.
To control the high powered Raptor 2 electric skateboard, riders get a well designed ergonomic remote controller that perfectly fits their hand. The solidly built remote controller is fitted with a knob which is used to control the board’s movement. Simply push it forward to move the board, and back to bring it to a halt.
The remote uses USB charging and can be recharged using a smartphone charger or computer; making for the most convenient use.
190 kVs Dual Hub Motors
On to the best part, the Raptor 2’s dual hub motors. As previously stated, the Enertion Raptor 2 can achieve a staggering 28 mph maximum speed in just a few seconds; 3 seconds to be exact. This is thanks to the two 190 kV motors mounted within the wheels propelling the board forward. This design represents a major shift from the normal belted motor design used by most electric skateboard brands.
These powerful hub motors can achieve unmatched levels of torque, as far as other electric boards are concerned, enabling the board to power up sharp inclines with ease. The sheer power and speeds achieved by the Raptor 2 made a huge step towards putting to rest any discussion between hub motor and belt driven boards.
432 Wh Battery
The highly powerful Raptor 2 by Enertion needs a similarly powerful battery to have any chance of covering reasonably long distances. The board is equipped with a 432 Wh battery that is more than enough to supply the high-performance hub motors. The battery can power the board across a distance of 20 miles. This can be more or less depending on the speed of the board and the rider’s weight. It is, however, worth mentioning that you cannot bring a battery that exceeds 99 Wh onto a plane.
Recharging the Raptor 2’s high capacity battery only takes two and a half hours; an hour less if you are using a fast charger! This works out for a great charge to run-time ratio.
The Enertion Raptor 2 is a high-performance board that is designed to provide a solid ride even when cruising at relatively high speeds. The solidly built board does not wobble even at high speeds; while the big wheels offer better stability even when rolling over pebbles or cracks on the road.
It is, however, worth noting that the board is known to break hard; this is expected considering the fact that it achieves very high speeds. As such, riders should be mindful of how hard they push the brake on the handheld remote controller.
Electric skateboards are relatively new; this means that manufacturers and riders alike are constantly discovering new things about them. To ensure that their customers get the most out of their boards, and have any issues resolved as soon as possible, Enertion Boards have developed efficient and effective customer service, which ranks among the best in the industry.
The founder, Jason Potter is a regular contributor on online forums, making him quite accessible. He is always there to talk to his customers and resolve their issues whenever necessary.
The Enertion Raptor 2 delivered so well on its promises to customers that there is hardly anything negative to report on it. The board is solidly built, lightweight, fast and is equipped with a sufficiently powerful battery. However, for this dream package, electric skateboard enthusiasts will have to part with a substantial amount of money. Something that a rider who is looking to speedily cover some distance on their electric skateboard, in thrilling fashion, will find not see as an issue.