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Enertion Raptor 2: Garage Made Speed Machine

Coming out in May 2017  is the Enertion Raptor 2. Its predecessor, the Raptor 1, already topped the best electric skateboard charts with its insane top speed and range. We are very curious to what this new board will have to offer .

Who are Enertion?

As we said, the company sells parts for DIY boards and was founded by Jason Potter. Jason, a boarder himself, initially started creating his own customized eBoards. Later on, as more and more of his friends and acquaintances started requesting he made the board for them, he decided to start a company that sold aftermarket parts that couldn’t be found just anywhere.

What Jason Potter always wanted was a powerful board. With the Raptor 2 he realized his dream and decided to share it with the rest of the world. By creating this eBoard, Jason certainly made an imprint on the market, as he left (or is about to, the board is due for May 2017) boarders around the world wowed or speechless. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what makes this board so great.

The Design

image from enertionboards.com

image from enertionboards.com

The Raptor 2 is still on pre-order discount!

But not for long, get yours for 1,199$ while it is still at price level 4. In a couple of weeks the retail price will be 1,699 $

If you are looking for one of the best e-boards on the market now is the time to chip in!

First thing’s first, let’s start with the design. As Jason himself puts it, he wanted a board that is not only powerful but light. He also wanted for the board to be strong enough to match its power, a problem he found most often with other boards. That is why he made sure the Raptor 2 is made of the best possible materials.

The deck is mainly made of wood with a carbon fiber finish and is shaped to have a slight concave shape. This makes the board incredibly strong and resistant to damage, while still being light. The shape of the board assures safe footing, as the board is really fast, and you can be thrown off in an instant.

image from enertionboards.com

The board is set upon high-quality 50-degree precision Enertion trucks (read Caliber 50) and 90 mm wheels. These ensure you roll over smaller pebbles and cracks smoothly, as the great speed of the board increases the danger of the board making a sudden stop and propelling you forward.

Enertion Raptor 2 Specifications

As we had already said, the Raptor 2 is incredibly fast. What we didn’t mention is how fast. This board can easily reach a staggering speed of 28 mph, and it can reach that speed in just over 3 seconds. This, as you may imagine, is incredibly fast, and incredibly dangerous, which explains the large wheels and strong build.

Instant torque hub motors

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The secret behind the board’s neck breaking speed are the hub motors. These motors are mounted inside the very wheel they are propelling, unlike the belted motors that are mounted on another part of the vehicle.

This allows the motors to achieve incredible torque, propelling the board incredibly fast, and allowing the board to climb very steep inclines. The twin motors boast a staggering 190 kVs, thus beating even the famed Booster Dual+. In fact, this board is even more powerful and faster than Evolve Bamboo GT, cementing this boards place as the quickest board on the market today.

Battery and Range

Just as the Raptor's speed is impressive, so is its range. This board contains enough juice on a single charge to ensure a range of breathtaking 20 miles. The skate runs a 360 Wh battery, allowing such insane run time. This fact is even more impressive when you take into an account that the Boosted Dual+ runs a 99 Wh battery. On a side note, you need to know that board with batteries exceeding 99 Wh aren’t allowed on planes, but with such power, who needs them anyway.

The Raptor 2 is not allowed on planes, but with such power, who needs 'em anyways

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Of course, the range varies. Depending on the weight of the rider and the changes in speed, the range will be less or more (rarely more). The battery takes 2.5 hours to charge with a regular charger, which provides you with a great charge to run time ratio. You can even cut that time to about an hour and a half with a fast-charging charger. The board also features a battery gauge displayed, and it comes with an ergonomic controller that allows controlling the board’s incredible speed and acceleration.

Final Thoughts

What more can we say about Enertion Raptor 2? This board has all the capabilities tp leave you speechless. It has incredible specs and superb performance. It is light, strong, with a powerful motor and incredible battery and range – in short, it is an absolute beast. It does come with a hefty price tag, but considering all the things the board brings to the table, it’s no wonder. And you can also take advantage of the Early Bird and preorder the board at a discount. All in all, for a rider looking for a thrill on the road, and a chance to really put miles behind him, the Enertion Raptor 2 is a perfect choice.

The Raptor 2 is still on pre-order discount!

But not for long, get yours for 1,199$ while it is still at price level 4. In a couple of weeks the retail price will be 1,699 $

If you are looking for one of the best e-boards on the market now is the time to chip in!

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