Tech Talk: Boosted Boards vs. Yuneec's E-Go Cruiser
With our recent addition to the family, Boosted Boards, and our tried-and-true Yuneec E-GO, we've caught the electric fever (which sounds like we're all decked out in our parachute pants, wishing we were John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever). While we may not be doing the hustle (because it would end very poorly), we're definitely feeling the electricity in our souls. So, what are these products that are making us wish everything was as easy as these skateboards? Good question.
Boosted vs. E-Go Comparison Chart
|Deck Length||38 in. / 96 cm||37.5 in. / 95 cm|
Single - 13.5 lbs / 6 kg
Dual - 15 lbs / 6.8 kg
Dual(+) - 15 lbs / 6.8 kg
13.9 lbs / 6.3 kg
Single - 1,000 Watts
Dual -1,500 Watts
Dual(+) -2,000 Watts
Single - 18 mph / 28.9 kmh
Dual - 20 mph / 32.2 kmh
Dual(+) - 22 mph / 35.4 kmh
13 mph / 20 kmh
Single - 8 mi / 12.8 km
Dual - 7 mi / 11.2 km
Dual(+) - 7 mi / 11.2 km
18.6 mi / 30km
|Charging Time||Battery: 60 minutes for all boards||
Battery: 3 - 5 hours
Controller: 50 minutes
Single - $999
Dual - $1,299
Dual(+) - $1,499
While the shape and width may vary between the Boosted Boards and the E-Go Cruiser, the deck length is pretty comparable. They’re both long enough for a variety of riders to enjoy.
The Boosted Boards feature a narrow mid-section while the Yuneec E-Go Boards are pretty straight throughout. The E-Go Cruiser tapers off towards the motor, and the Boosted Boards feature a gradual hourglass shape.
The Boosted Boards vary in weight, with the Dual and Dual(+) are definitely the heaviest while the Single is comparable with the E-Go. You can notice the weight with all of the boards, but it isn’t a feat of strength to hang on to them when walking into your house or a restaurant.
The Boosted Boards definitely have more power, with the Dual(+) maxing out at 2,000 Watts. This definitely plays into the speed.
The E-Go definitely doesn’t have the speed in comparison to the Boosted Boards. But, Yuneec also claims that their design is made for “90% of the riders, 90% of the time”. The Boosted Boards have a little more “oomph” to them, making them perfect for more advanced riders looking for an adrenaline rush. The E-Go is made for those who like to cruise rather than shred, but still want to get to point A to point B relatively quickly.
The E-Go takes the cake with range. Obviously, if you’re going to be running the Cruiser at the maximum speed the range will be depleted. The Boosted Boards are great for short, quick trips.
Boosted Boards have a 60-minute Fast Charge, with 85% of its charge being within the first 30 minutes. The E-Go Battery can charge fully in 3 to 5 hours, and the controller can be plugged in and charged in as little as 50 minutes. If you’re looking for a quick charge, the Boosted Boards are definitely the way to go.
The Boosted Boards can be considered the upgrade from the E-Go. The E-Go has a modest price point, perfect for families and students. The Boosted Boards are slightly more expensive, but the quality is also higher as well.
Well, we’re pretty divided. Some of the adrenaline-junkies love the Boosted Boards for their speed and carving ability. The Boosted Board feels more responsive than the E-Go, making it great for bumps in the road. But, for some, the deck is too flexible, making it a shaky ride. The E-Go seems to be more stable for some riders, but makes it a little difficult on bumps and cracks in the road. With either choice, it might be a good idea to determine your budget, use, and skating preference. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.