Boosted Board VS OneWheel



  • I own both a Boosted and OW. They are both very fun boards that cost basically the same and are built to a very high standard. The biggest difference really is where the fun lies in each. The thrill of riding a boosted comes from the massive torque and acceleration it provides as well as high speed carving. Due to the relatively small size of longboard wheels, the pavement needs to be very smooth and in good condition to really enjoy the ride. The OW is fun in an entirely different aspect. For me, it’s more about technical riding at slower speeds (10-12mph max). Taking the OW through an off-road trail or obstacle is always a blast and being able to turn around on a dime opens up areas to ride that the boosted could only dream of. The air filled tire of the OW rolls right over pavement imperfections and terrain that will stop the boosted in it’s tracks. Also due to the larger battery and slower speed of the OW, I’ve noticed the range is easily 2 or 3 miles better than what is capable of a Boosted riding at full speed. Overall if I had to summarize them in one sentence: the boosted is a jet plane/ferrari while the OW is a helicopter/jeep.

    Boosted
    Pros: Lightweight, powerful, high top speed, hill climbing ability, easy to learn, can ride with dead battery

    Cons: Battery life, still no android app support, controller needed, not waterproof, limited maneuverability, only fun on smooth pavement, belts and bearings have limited life

    OW
    Pros: Battery life, waterproof, no controller needed, full ios and android support, maneuverable, off-road capable, unique, almost no maintenance needed

    Cons: can’t ride without power, harder to learn, slow top speed, less stable (especially when stopped), heavy



  • @Zero Nice review/comparison.

    I come from electric skateboard backround.
    Started many years ago with the 50lbs E-Glide and then the lighter ones..
    If I were to summarize the OW in one word, it would be Smoothness.
    Of course there are bunch of other factors that makes OW what it is.
    When they ask me, how do you turn?
    I just say, you just think about it.
    I don't do dirt and grass much, nor I go above 9-10 mph and I still enjoy the heck out of it.
    Something about the ride that just 'does it"...



  • @sonny123

    Comparing your onewheel to an e-glide, you think there would still be a purpose in owning an e-glide?

    Or is it just not as fun and you find yourself taking your OW out all the time over your e-glide?



  • @zonk117

    e-glide was good at the time. It was all there was.
    Weight is massive and there are better lighter boards.



  • Any updated thoughts on this thread? I'm TORN between a OW+ and Boosted v2 HELP???



  • @rockandroll21 I don't know about you, but I come across bumps, cracks, and other obstacles in my city. I know my Onewheel can handle most situations I come across and if not I can maneuver around them pretty well. I don't think I could say the same about electric longboards. At the end of the day, I look for excuses to ride my Onewheel. Riding the Onewheel feels like an extension of the body because you control it with your feet and your legs. You lean into turns with your shoulders. It is invigorating.



  • @rockandroll21 said in Boosted Board VS OneWheel:

    Any updated thoughts on this thread? I'm TORN between a OW+ and Boosted v2 HELP???

    Definitely go with a onewheel plus.

    Just because it's the most FUN to ride. Twenty five minute charge time is awesome too. It's like you can ride it all day long really... just take little break to read or get coffee. I don't really like the thought of going above twenty miles per hour anyway.... way too easy to seriously get hurt. Just google the people who have crashed in electric longboards. There is a movie about it now. You don't hear that as often about onewheel riders. It's hard to put into words the way a onewheel makes you feel in control because there is no controller. It feels like an add on to your body. You become one with the Board, and you begin to love it over pretty much everything. Its weird how it grows on you. I'd imagine it would be the opposite with longboards. Still.... in today's world, neither would be a bad choice. Not sure if I'd go with boosted though.... go on the electric longboarding Reddit. Good discussions. Be sure to check out evolve or something that can go off road an over bumps easy. Things will be slightly biased here, but that's okay, we know we all made the best decision. Nothing can replace a onewheel. They are magic.



  • Whenever I take my Metroboard out, I love it. But somehow OW get good 25 rides for every e board ride.
    Speed is the least important factor here.
    We're out cruising and that thing is like youre floating around.





  • Most of that is user issues.



  • If you want something lighter, easier to carry, aren't riding a lot of rough or uneven terrain and you prefer a higher top speed, you may prefer boosted. If you aren't concerned about the heavier weight of the Onewheel, and/or you're riding (or want to ride) on uneven terrain, OW is the way to go. I strongly prefer the fun factor of the OW. Boosted boards are great but I just don't get the same pump from them.


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