Boosted Board Stealth Electric Longboard Review
Would the Boosted Board Stealth be the Top of the Top of the List if You Had a Conversation About the Best Electric Longboard in 2022?
Nicknamed the Tesla of the e-board world, the Boosted Board Stealth is a reliable yet powerful ride that has taken the electric longboard market since 2019 and is still at the top in 2022.
It is a popular choice for beginners and professionals alike and has undoubtedly made a good impression.
Boosted Board Stealth Specs
|MOTOR||- Dual belt driven.|
|DECK||- Super Flex (poplar wood, fiberglass, and foam).|
- 96cm x 28cm (38″ x 11.3″)
|BATTERY RANGE||- Up to 14 miles (22.5 km).|
- 13s2p 1865 Lithium-ion.
|MAX SPEED||24 mph (38.6 k/hr)|
|WHEELS||- Stratus 85 mm.|
|WEIGHT LIMIT||110 kg (242 lbs).||OVERALL WEIGHT||17 lb (7.71 kg).|
|RIDING MODES||Five (5).||CHARGING TIME||1.45 hrs.|
Boosted is a global Californian-based company, a leader when it comes to belt-drive electric skateboards and longboards.
Let’s dig into this Boosted Stealth review to determine whether this ride is still top of the class or if its limitations have resulted in specific competitors sneaking in to steal the position.
Fiberglass Deck and Minimal Design
Reminiscence of the design on the 1st gen Boosted Board, the Stealth is sleek in grey, with a deck created to offer a more refined ride that will make it feel safe and stable.
It features a well-thought-out modern and contemporary style, which flexes well and looks pretty impressive.
Poplar and fiberglass materials
The Stealth has a flexible composite deck comprised of poplar wood, fiberglass, and foam.
The stable poplar wood core aims to provide a level of bounce and flexibility, which the best snowboard manufacturers have inspired.
I want you to note the following:
I think this is a tremendous composite deck since you would be more likely to adjust the riding feeling with a more flexible board. In contrast, I suggest checking the Inboard M1 if you prefer a stiffer deck.
There are also polymer rails on the areas that are likely to get rubbed against curbs and pavements.
This is where fiberglass plays an important role. The reinforced edges on the deck serve to promote durability further.
Dimensions, shape, and weight
Improving the ride like never before, the Stealth is shaped differently than previous boosted models.
In this case, the length is 96cm x 28cm (38″ x 11.3″). So far, your feet will fit without issues along the deck.
This further reduces wobble and vibrations.
At the same time, looking at other competitors, such as the WowGo 3X driven belt electric longboard, this deck has a more aggressive concave shape, including a more curved deck.
The thinking behind its design is that the deck is more flexible, so it is a way to protect the battery and ESC from hitting the ground.
It should be noted that it weighs around 17 lbs (7.71 kg). I personally think it lands on the heavy side, though.
Nevertheless, this does ensure that you will feel in control as you are blazing down the path (high speed).
Lastly, the weight limit. This Boosted e-Longboard version is capable of carrying 120 kg.
Carrying this weight is possible, but I would be careful not to reach that limit because it flexes too much.
Stratus Boosted Wheels
The Stealth has been equipped with grey Boosted Stratus 85mm wheels, which offer the highest roll speed of any previous Boosted boards.
While it cannot turn tight corners like some more miniature skateboards on the market, it does offer good maneuverability.
These wheels are among the best for providing premium grip and traction.
The wheels are reasonably soft to allow for natural bounce and reduced vibrations. For this, the PU material is rated with a durometer of 78A grade.
This grade features enough shock absorption to cope with small obstacles such as coarse gravel and sticks.
I know there have been some complaints regarding the rider’s comfort with the experience being a little bumpier than competing models.
From my perspective, other factors add to the overall comfort experience.
These wheels’ contact patch sets are flat, as with any other electric longboard. This is to enhance the grip when accelerating, braking, or turning.
Dual Belt Drive Electric Skateboard 2100w Motors
As mentioned, Boosted Boards was the first company to adopt motors with belt drive technology.
Speed and torque
Providing a sense of freedom generally reserved for first-car owners, the Boosted Board Stealth boasts a powerful 2100w motor with a top speed of up to 24mph (39 km/h).
This is 2mph faster than any previous Boosted models.
The dual brushless motor belt drive system allows for excellent acceleration (good torque).
The climbing ability of the motor
Now, I love having a powerful motor, but from my perspective, 2100w offering 25% hill climbing ability, is not what I would expect.
There are cheaper alternatives that can give equal or more climbing ability, such as the Meepo V3, but the tech used here could be more reliable.
With multiple riding modes (5) available, you can choose the right level of power and performance to suit your skills, ability, and needs.
The above is suitable for people who land on the beginner’s side.
These are the stats you’ll get from this e-board:
Beginner: Top speed of 17.7 km/h (11 m/h), limited acceleration, weak hill climbing ability.
– Eco: Top speed of 25.7 km/h (16 m/h), weak acceleration, small hill climb power.
– Expert: Top speed of 32 km/h (20 m/h) high acceleration, 20% hill climb.
– Pro: Max speed, extreme acceleration, 25% hill climb.
– Hyper: max speed, max acceleration, 25% hill climb.
As you can see, there is not much difference between the “Pro” and “Hyper” modes.
Nevertheless, the apparent difference is that you will drain the battery faster on the Hyper mode.
I would advise starting with the beginner’s mode to get your feet steady and feel it before attempting more robust levels.
The Hyper level is fast and probably best reserved for those with experience.
Lastly, it should also be noted that such maximum speeds may be exaggerated a little. Regardless, I think the speed reached by it is not that impressive.
Implementing a battery with good technology for a powerful motor was a must. For this, different output alternatives and chemistry were required.
Boosted has two (2) battery alternatives: standard and extended range (ER).
This model has an extended range to provide enough power to the belt motors. This allows for an approximate range of 14 miles (22 km).
I know it is not much, but for what it’s worth, it is decent mileage.
Chemistry and charging times
To provide 14 miles of range, the battery was built with two (2) packs of 13sets of lithium-ion batteries.
Now, when the time comes to charge up the battery, you will need to allocate 1 hr and 45 minutes.
Compared to other manufacturer batteries, this is a short waiting time.
To add to the above, it utilizes electrical regenerative braking, which feeds the energy created from braking back into the cells to give it a little extra mileage.
Replacing the battery is not complicated if you start having charging issues. It is available from the manufacturers for around $USD400 dollars.
Aside from that, be mindful of keeping all the tools included to open the cover.
Typically, the battery will last approximately 1000 complete cycles before total replacement.
Reports have indicated that the Boosted Board Stealth’s brakes are some of the best in the business, and using a belt drive motor helps to ensure precision braking.
Bringing you to a complete halt and a smooth stop, the brakes allow for a responsive ride that riders have suggested feels more road-worthy than previous models.
Even though this could be the case, do not trust any brakes 100%; many things will make your braking system inefficient. Think about that.
Jerk Filterr™ Remote Control
The Boosted Board Stealth is controlled by a well-designed remote that is comfortable to hold.
This Bluetooth-enabled remote control is relatively intuitive, with most users praising the simple design of just a button and a thumb wheel.
The remote does not have an LCD screen (which I like because it is less distracting), but it does feature Boosted’s proprietary technology, the Jerk Filterr™.
This aims to taper acceleration and braking, which helps to prevent accidents.
The flip side…
Unfortunately, it is impossible to switch between the speed modes while you are moving, and there have been a few indications that this would have been a welcome feature. Indeed the new models will get the upgrade.
Boosted Board Mini X vs. Stealth
Unsure of what Boosted model to buy? The table below shows a comparison between the Boosted Board Mini X vs. Stealth:
|Stealth|| Mini X (Read Review)|
|*Motor / Speed|
|Battery Range||22 km (14 miles)||22 km (14 miles)|
|Carrying Weight||120 kg||110 kg|
Poplar wood + fiberglass. However, the Mini X is rigid for apparent reasons.
|Slope degree||25 %||20 %|
|Overall Weight||7.7 kg||7.7 kg|
|Charging time||1.45 hrs||1.5 hrs|
Truth be told, the Mini X and the Stealth are almost basically the same.
The main differences are in the motor watts and skating modes available.
And the obvious difference: Stealth = longboard; Mini X = skateboard.
If portability is a big thing for you (and maybe for me), the Mini X version would be the one. However, I’m not too fond of the overall weight of it.
Why have a smaller version of the Stealth if it’s going to weigh that much? Anyway, there are more things to uncover, so we suggest you also read the Boosted Board Mini X Electric Skateboard Review.
We know that you will have a good end product regardless of what Boosted Board model you buy.
Boosted Board Stealth Review Wrap Up
Electric longboards are becoming more popular as modern technology makes boards a more feasible way of commuting to work.
Whether you are new to the art of motorized e-Skating or a seasoned pro, this e-board is a solid, reliable choice.
The extra torque and acceleration can be a challenge to navigate for beginners. However, the ability to build your confidence as you move up through the modes can be a great way to train.
This is also an excellent opportunity to remind you always to wear protective safety gear when skating!
Providing performance and power, the board also comes with a user-friendly app, which is available for Android™ and iOS.
With fast acceleration and precise power delivery, the brakes are seriously impressive.
The e-board is not without its limitations, and the price certainly has to be a talking point.
It is fairly pricey; however, considering the speed, range, and overall performance, the Boosted Board Stealth is undoubtedly an attractive investment.
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Boosted Board Stealth$$$
Torque & Speed4.4/5
Wheels (softenss & grip)4.6/5
Battery (range & charging time)4.4/5
What we like
- ✅ Good quality belt driven motor.
- ✅ Deck provides enough comfort while skating on rough terrains.
- ✅ Great grip and control.
What we do not like
- Heavy to carry (7.7 kg), but you know, it is a longboard.
- You cannot change modes while in motion, something that really sucks.