Onan Booster Research Not Over Yet

I’m waiting for Andrew Penman to post his final video about it. That will be sometime next week (he says Monday, but we know things can slip).

In the meantime, I’ve come across another Onan Booster — the X2 — strapped to a Penny-sized board (a Ridge clone).

This one looks less like a Suicide Ride:

So what’s it like to ride a Penny-sized deck with an Onan Booster? Arne says in YouTube Comments:

Hey. I can’t give much updates sadly. I was in the US most of this summer and was also riding my boosted board (which I ordered long before the Onan) for most of the time. The boosted feels a little smoother but I can really say that a penny board is not a good deck for an electric board. It’s too small for high speeds to be comfortable. And as I had the boosted and no other deck for the booster the Onan hasn’t seen a lot of use lately… I might get another deck for it soon though.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Argh. Portability versus comfort again! And I have to believe him and Casey Neistat because they’re experienced riders.

Even so, that Quinboards deck is a bit larger and might do better.

And yet, my research will continue until either money is in hand and I must decide or …

… the change of season sabotages me and it becomes too cold for batteries. Dammit.

Onan X2 Review – Onan x2 Booster Electric Skateboard Motor

Previously here:

Casey Neistat Dismisses The Kuickwheel Micro Electric Skateboard
It’s Onan Booster Research Day At This Blog
Plastic Penny Board With Ozo Booster Add-On
eSkateboard DIY 102: Chinese Mellow Clones
eSkateboards category

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6 Responses to Onan Booster Research Not Over Yet

  1. Andrew says:

    How many inches length is this deck?

  2. Andrew says:

    I’ve two (2) LouBoards and I’m very happy with them, but not happy at all with SoFlow as their service is really bad. One of the LouBoards was not working when I received it, and I had to spend 50€ so that someone repairs it locally, as SoFlow was not responsive at all. Now I’m trying to buy accessories from them, and it’s also very complicated…

    For traveling with the eboard on the plane with me, I’m now looking to build a solution similar to the ArcBoard but with a MellowDrive… but the shortest skated I’ve found is Ronnie Sarmiento (https://atomicsupermen.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/the-most-expensive-penny-sized-board-in-the-world) with his Pacto 23inch.

    I wonder if it could be assembled into the following decks:
    1) https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B0731H4MCJ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1AT7YVPFBWXBL&psc=1 (22.5 inch)
    2) https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00V8CUPTK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=AC1OUP5SX4CKO&psc=1 (22 inch)

    Ronnie Sarmiento is the only one online who has built and rides a 23inch Pacto-Mellow driven eboard, but have found no one comfortably riding a 22 – 22.5 inch edeck.

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