Review Longboards breaks them down by their specifications, on the road feel, and customer reviews to determine which board is right for your situation.
Winner: Yuneec E-Go/Boosted Dual
|Yuneec E-Go||3 hours||13||18.6||400|
|Boosted Board Single||1 hour||18||8||1000|
|Boosted Board Dual||1 hour||20||7||1500|
|Boosted Dual+||1 hour||22||7||2000|
As can be seen in the table above, the Yuneec E-Go clearly stands out in terms of range with a total range of 18 miles as compared to the Boosted Board’s 7 mile range.
However, the Boosted Board’s lineup features higher speeds with top speeds of 18,20, and 22 as compared to the Yuneec E-Go.
Most of these differences stem from the difference in motor setup between these two electric skateboards. The Yuneec E-Go uses only 1 motor mounted on the left rear wheel while the Boosted Dual and Boosted Dual+ use two motors mounted on both of the rear wheels.
Using one less motor allows the Yuneec E-Go to only use a 400W battery to power it’s entire setup while Boosted Boards go all the way up to a big 2000W battery. These differences in battery power are the primary factor behind the big differences in cost between the Yuneec E-go and the family of electric skateboards from Boosted.
Another aspect that might influence prospective buyers is the charging time. The Yuneec E-Go takes a total of 3 hours while each of the Boosted Boards, with rapid charging technology, only charge in 1.
While the additional 2 hours might seem like a lot for the Yuneec E-Go, keep in mind the extraordinary 18 mile range of the board. This range means that riders would have to charge less frequently and the Yuneec E-go would last throughout the entire day as compared to the Boosted Boards which might die and need recharging mid-day.
Winner: Boosted Dual/Dual+
After talking to riders and riding all of these boards ourselves, Review Longboards was able to get the full experience of riding with these electric skateboards. For the purposes of this review, the Boosted Dual and Dual+ boards were combined because they both feature dual motors and the main difference is simply a better battery and increased top speed.
Below we detail our results.
Yuneec E-Go: The Yuneec E-Go features a stiff deck which was custom designed for the purpose of mounting the battery pack and maintaining rigidity in the frame. It’s personal preference but many riders found that the deck was almost too stiff, especially after riding the Boosted boards soon after.
Simply cruising around town was easy on this board though. The remote felt comfortable in our hands and the acceleration of the board was tuned enough to not yank you off your feet going from 0 to top speed.
We did notice that the Yuneec E-Go slows down going up hills probably due to having only one motor. Compared to having to push on regular longboards though, we did not mind.
Also interesting was how the braking performed downhill. Yuneec recommends not using the braking when going down a hill less than a 3% grade which is almost flat. We tried to brake sharply going down hills and found that the board would pull to one side a little and only slow down slightly. It is a small thing but just keep in mind if you want to attempt steep downhills don’t expect the motor to slow you down enough if you can’t handle high speeds.
Boosted Single: With only one motor like the Yuneec E-Go, this board was the most unlike the rest of the Boosted Boards family. It was designed as a direct competitor with the Yuneec E-Go at a more affordable price point, although it is still several hundred dollars more.
As with other Boosted Boards, the Loaded Vanguard Deck made the Boosted Single feel exactly like a longboard. And it rode like one too! The Boosted Single was able to do everything a traditional longboard could do whether it be making smooth s-curves down hill, longboard tricks, and even sliding.
As compared to the Yuneec skateboard, the Boosted Single did much better up hills with it able to maintain it’s speed across any hill we could throw at it.
Testing the braking going back down the hill led a smooth decrease in speed which made riders feel safe in the fact that they could attempt steep downhills and still rely on the braking to come to a stop at the end or even halfway down the hill. While, with only one motor, there was still a slight pull to one side but riders were able to counteract it with their feet position.
Boosted Dual/Dual+: Providing the true feel that so many people have raved about, the Boosted Dual/Dual+ electric skateboards make you feel like you are surfing on pavement. With two motors, the power is almost insane.
Compared to the Yuneec E-Go and the Boosted Single, the Boosted Dual and Dual+ feature an acceleration that will quickly take the board out from under you if you are not prepared.
This combined with the smooth ride over different types of surfaces made the Boosted Dual and Dual+ our favorite electric skateboards of the day. They maintained their top speed easily over the toughest hills in the area and the braking felt smooth on the way back down.
Overall when riding, the Boosted Dual and Dual+ boards simply felt the most capable and definitely the most powerful of the bunch.
Winner: Boosted Boards
Yuneec E-Go Reviews: With over 115 reviews and an average 4 star rating, people remain satisfied with the Yuneec E-Go for months after they purchase it. While some people complain about the top speed, many many more people simply use the Yuneec E-Go for commuting and at this it excels. One person, in his own words describes his experience.
I use this board to commute to work and it gets the job done very very well. It makes getting to work one of the highlights of my day and simply puts a smile on your face while riding it.
Get one now. You will not regret it.
Boosted Board Reviews: With a 4.9/5 stars over 136 reviews, we at Review Longboards were astounded at how pleased customers were with the Boosted Board. 94% of customers gave it a 5 star review with 4% giving it a 4 star review and only 2% giving it a 3 star review, which is still meant to represent a great product!
It is clear from customer reviews that Boosted not only provides a very high quality product but follows it up with great customer service. Among some of the reviews, one person stated that
[She had] never had a product that makes her so happy and it’s also useful!
One other customer remarked that he had initially bought the Yuneec E-Go a year back because he could not justify the additional cost for the Boosted Board. After looking over the power difference(400 for the Yuneec vs 1500W for the Boosted), he finally commited and pressed the buy now button. Hear what he says below about his experience:
You will not be satisfied with any other board if you ever ride this one, I kitesurf, snowboard, landboard, longboard and surf and trust me, now there is no “off-season.” I’m going to go ride it now.
Who should buy the Yuneec E-GO?
With a low top speed and only 1 motor for acceleration, for customers who want an alternative method of commuting to and from work, there is simply no better option than the Yuneec E-Go. With an 18 mile range, you’ll be able to go to and from work or school without having to charge it in between.
For almost $300 less than the competition, the Yuneec E-Go is definitely for the customers looking for the most value and who only plan on commuting or recreationally riding their electric skateboard.
Overall, it is perfect for students, people living in a city, commuters, and casual longboarders looking for something new.
Who should buy from Boosted Boards?
With dual motors, a flexible longboard deck and wheels, and superb customer service, Boosted Boards simply comes out on top in this battle between Yuneec and Boosted. The only thing that holds a surge of customers back is price.
If you plan on buying a Boosted Board, Review Longboards would recommend either the Boosted Dual or the Boosted Dual+. The only difference between the Yuneec E-GO and the Boosted Single is the nearly $300 price difference and marginally better handling for that price.
The Boosted Dual and Dual+ excel as electric skateboards though. Prospective customers should definitely buy if they want to experience all aspects of electric skateboarding besides just commuting. Both of the high end Boosted Boards excel as top of the line electric skateboards that can do it all at a top speed that is astounding.