The Boosted Board is dual belt drive. The Acton is dual hub motors. Belt versus hub is an ongoing battle among electric skateboard enthusiasts.
Jermaine lurrrrrves his Boosted Board.
So it was rather surprising that Acton sent him a Blink S2 board to try out. Aside from having a better range than the Boosted Board (over double!), I didn’t think there would be much else that would make him like it.
Well, he surprised me!
He brings up points I haven’t seen in other videos about this board.
Although the review is very favorable — and it seems like a very good board from all reports — the company itself, Acton, has a terrible reputation. Customer service is generally bad. Getting a board repaired takes forever. And they don’t seem to give a shit about this, either. Here’s a recent sour encounter posted on Reddit.
Such shortsightedness has many people spreading the word to stay the hell away from the company. That’s the kind of word-of-mouth companies shouldn’t be trying to create!
Now, here’s Jermaine’s review: