Boosted Boards second generation electric longboard is looking like a sweet addition to anyone’s arsenal of summer toys if you can afford the $1,000 price tag. There are two standout improvements from the first gen which make this model appealing:

-It is water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about frying your board if starts to rain or you roll through a puddle.

-The battery packs are user replaceable, meaning you can ride the 12­-14 miles (range on the larger of the two battery options) and then swap out to a reserve battery to go another 12-14.

“With smooth braking, powerful electric motors, and simple wireless control, the Boosted board is an amazing riding experience. The 2nd generation delivers key upgrades – an extended range battery pack, water-resistant electronics, and advanced connectivity – and still has everything you love, including the Loaded bamboo deck, a high-torque drivetrain, and industry-leading customer support.”

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Here a quick rundown of the improvements:

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Choose your range.

Boosted’s industry­-leading battery technology is now available in two options. The standard battery, with 99 watt­-hours for 6­-7 miles of range, is fully certified for passenger airliner travel when portability is at a premium. The extended battery, with 199Wh for 12­-14 miles of range is perfect for longer commutes and epic rides. Batteries are also now user replaceable, allowing you to swap packs in minutes.

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The world’s best electric drivetrain.

Our belt­-drive system magnifies the torque of the motor by 3x, giving you stronger brakes, faster acceleration, and steeper hill climbing than with hub motors. And belts, unlike gears, are quiet and precise, giving you a better ride with more control. Finally, fully encased water­-resistant electronics and motors means you can worry less about water damage.

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Custom Drive Mode and Regenerative Brakes.

Our fully custom remote gives you direct control over your ride. Accelerate or brake easily with an ergonomic thumbwheel. Multiple riding modes let you adjust the board’s power and speed depending on your skill level and riding terrain. An upgraded Bluetooth radio and encrypted connection greatly improves the strength and reliability of the remote’s link with the board.

….and its water resistant:  boosted-board-waterproof