Raptor 2 — Part 2 — The Comprehensive Comparison

Michael Gatti
Nov 3, 2017 · 25 min read

FIRSTLY, AN UPDATE ON MY RAPTOR 2...

The Enertion Nano controller actually slots in nicely under a wrist guard
Venom 95A (white) barrel and Venom 91A(Red) cone bushings installed. Well worth the cost.

THE GROUP TESTS

On your marks!

BOARDS TESTED:

Boosted Board vs Meepo
Raptor 2 vs Inboard M1
Jedboard Dual vs Raptor 2
Inboard M1 and the Raptor 2 have exactly the same wheelbase
Evolve BGT AT, Raptor 2, Evolve CGT Street and Boosted Board D+ V1
Meepo’s hub motors vs Boosted Board belt drive
Boosted and Meepo size comparo
Jed Board vs Enertion Raptor 2 from behind. Couldn’t be more different
R2 and Jed Board undercarriage

WHAT IS BEING TESTED?

TEST 1.

FREE-ROLL COMPARISON

Ready to roll…
A photo of where each board ended up on the roll test. The Meepo, M1 and Jed Dual are not pictured but did perform the same test at a different time.

TEST 2.

TOTAL RANGE

Sunny morning, new helmet arrived, and a big day of range testing day at Westerfolds Park. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it!
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Summary of the Raptor 2’s range test at Westerfolds Park. All other boards used the same route.

THE HILL CLIMB TESTS

TEST 3.1— 10% HILL

First hill test – constant 10% gradient

TEST 3.2— 16% HILL

This hill rises up to a 16% gradient at its steepest. The picture doesn’t really do it justice.

TEST 3.3 — 23% HILL

TEST 3.4— 26%

Ryans Rd is a popular challenge for cyclists, personally I think it’s more fun on a Raptor 2!

FINALLY, MY GENERAL OPINION OF EACH BOARD…

BOOSTED BOARD DUAL PLUS V1/V2

INBOARD M1

EVOLVE GT (Carbon/Bamboo/GTX)

MEEPO BOARD

JED BOARD DUAL/AWD (Pre-production Prototype)

ENERTION RAPTOR 2


My current quiver. My next little project will be to mount the Meepo hardware onto the Loaded deck, along with upgraded bushings and bearings. The Meepo/Loaded hybrid should be a just about perfect for short range commuting and cruising!

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