Boosted Board Generation 2 Review

Every kid who grew up riding skateboards has dreamed of owning a motorized or electric skateboard. I've recently purchased a Boosted Board Dual+ and have put about 50 miles on it and I can honestly say that my childhood dream has become fulfilled. The Boosted Board 2nd Generation has received some minor updates which make it an excellent option for short, daily commutes. After a long waitlist, some people waiting almost a year, the board is finally available. My board came in just a week after my order.

Boosted Board Characteristics

Boosted Board has been around for a few years, mostly made popular due to Casey Neistat riding these as his primary source of transportation through the streets of New York. If you live in a big city, these boards are a great alternative to riding a bike or scooter due to their convenience. You can bring these boards in with you, without having to lock them up outside. I live in Los Angeles, and riding this board near the beach is an amazing experience.

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New Upgrades

Top speed for the boosted board is 22 mph and the motor is smooth and responsive with good acceleration. The deck itself is a variation of the Loaded Vanguard, which is a sleek and well-balanced board with good flex. Once of the biggest updates for Version 2 was that it now comes equipped with 80mm Orangatang wheels, which give a much smoother ride and can easily ride over cracks and bumps on the road. Also, the bigger wheels feel much more stable and responsive at higher speeds for carving. The trucks are custom made by Boosted, which allow you to carve at higher speeds. I felt the trucks were slightly loose out of the box and I tightened them just a bit. Also, the board is now water resistant, which was a huge issue on the last model. No longer do you need to swerve around puddles!

The Battery

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The stock battery is a 99Wh removable battery which is safe for airplanes and travel. The battery lasts about 6-7 miles depending on what ride mode you are on (more on that later). There is an option when you order online to purchase the extended range 199Wh battery for $199, which is half off the regular price. This provides 12-14 miles, which is plenty for commuting in the city. The larger capacity battery is not available yet and will be around Q4 this year. This larger capacity battery does carry some extra weight and will not be approved for air travel. You can easily swap out the battery to make the change.

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The remote control is Bluetooth enabled which connects to the board. The connection is super quick, almost instant, and responsive. The remote feels sturdy and is very ergonomic. While connected, you can tell how much battery life is left by just one quick press on the button. Using the remote, you can toggle through the different ride modes. They are Beginner, Eco, Advanced, and Pro. Beginner and Eco will give you the best range, but with less performance. Riding on Pro will drain your battery quite fast, but will give you the best performance. I personally keep it on Advanced, I still want to go fast and have fun on my board, while getting decent range.

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The App

There is an app available for download, but only on iOS (sorry Android!). The app connects to both the remote and board and can update the firmware. On the app, you can see the odometer and the distance of your last ride on the board. It also has a quick start guide on the top left in case you forget anything.

Final Thoughts

For those of you who have been riding for a while should have no problem riding the Boosted Board. After a few minutes on Beginner and Eco, I Immediately put it on Advanced and had no issues with the acceleration and balance, but I have been riding skateboards and longboards my entire life. If you're a new rider, it's best to start on a quiet street and lots of room to get a handle on the acceleration, balance and the control wheel on the remote.

The board is expensive, prices start at around $999 and up to $1499 for the Dual+. But the board is extremely durable and you should have no issue riding it hard and being a little rough with it. This will be something that will last for years and replacing the removable battery will give the board a long life, along with regular maintenance. 

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Little Tokyo - Los Angeles

Spent the day after Thanksgiving exploring one of my favorite neighborhoods in Downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo. Located along 1st Street, you'll find everything from some of the best Sushi in LA, to Daikokuya, my favorite spot for ramen, and anime stores. The mall was decorated for the season with a large Christmas tree right in the center. With the Japanese American National Museum right across the street, this makes Little Tokyo one of the best places to spend your time here in Los Angeles.

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Newport Beach Photoshoot

Worked on a fun portrait photo shoot with the beautiful Evelyn in Newport Beach, California. It was a bit hazy with the clouds, but the light was still very nice which gave us the perfect setting. I don't normally shoot portraits, but it's fun to expand my photography skills. The beach is located in Corona del Mar and is a popular spot for wedding photographers. Today did not disappoint since there were about 6 different wedding shoots and about a dozen landscape photographers all waiting for the sunset. 

We went to the rocks on the left side of the beach to avoid the crowds. Overall the shoot went well and I'm quite proud of the images.

If you are a model and interested in scheduling a shoot please fill out the form on my Contact page!

Huntington Beach - Main Street Cars & Cruise Car Show

The city of Huntington Beach, CA takes their classic cars as serious as their surfing. There were plenty of vintage classics for everyone to enjoy along Main St. Everything from Volkswagen, to woodies, to muscle cars built before 1967 can be seen here. The surf lineup was quite packed as well. With heavy traffic, surfers fought for each wave as the day was perfect, especially for longboarders.

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AVP Manhattan Beach Open

I was invited this past weekend to be a VIP Instagrammer at the AVP Manhattan Beach Open. I was invited up to the VIP lounge and was able to shoot anywhere throughout the event. It was an awesome opportunity to get up close and photograph these incredible athletes. It was a huge crowd with 3 different courts and numerous vendors selling their products. The day ended with a beautiful sunset overlooking the beach and The Strand. Manhattan Beach is a volleyball mecca and it's always great to go this event every year!


Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for their beautiful beaches, incredible rainforests and many volcanoes. It's one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. The people were incredibly friendly and welcoming. I stayed in Playa Conchal and Playa Junquillal and spent most of my time in the beaches there. Be sure to explore all Costa Rica has to offer such as surfing, scuba diving, hiking and fishing.

Costa Rica

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is the land of incredible rock formations and never ending yuccas. Just a short drive from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree makes the perfect weekend road trip for any Angeleno. There is something for everyone here, especially if you're a hiker, climber, camper or photographer. Hidden Valley is a personal favorite, so be sure to spend extra time here exploring. 

Joshua Tree National Park

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, California is my home beach and my favorite place to spend time on the weekend. This beach town is home to great food, amazing sunsets and perfect waves.

Manhattan Beach, California 

Montrose Harvest Market

Every Sunday this small, locals only market offers a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and art. In addition, there is small petting zoo and music.

2300 Honolulu Ave | Harvest Market

Pike Place Market

One of the oldest continuously operated public farmers markets in the United States, be sure to give Pike Place Market a visit during your next stay in Seattle, Washington. Don't forget to grab a coffee at the original Starbucks right next door. 

1912 Pike Pl | Pike Place Market

Grand Central Market

Open since 1917, Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles is my favorite place to eat in LA. Its vendors offer some of the best modern and diverse cuisines this city has to offer. 

317 S Broadway | Grand Central Market

Venice Beach, California

Venice Beach, California is one of my favorite spots in Los Angeles to capture the perfect sunset. It's a little touristy, but this vibrant town still has great character. Before taking photos at the pier, be sure to walk around the Boardwalk and experience everything from art, skaters and street performers!

1800 Ocean Front Walk | Venice Beach