It seems really strange to admit this, but up until a few months ago I had never ridden a mono drive eboard. Mono drive means there is only one motor. I always built & rode Dual drive eboards, ones with two motors and in my case mounted both together side-by-side on the rear truck.
I always said, why have one motor when you can have two?
Well… after riding a mono drive I am really starting to question the reasons anyone would need a dual drive… When you build a mono drive with a larger powerful motor the torque output is really amazing.
The downside of mono drive is that you have less traction when starting, meaning much easier to spin the wheels, especially in the wet or when your weight is not heavy on the motor side. Also, when braking you have half the brake force! But these things are not deal breakers.
Check out my comparo video below, I was originally planning to put the Dual Raptor side-by-side with the boosted… But really that would not have been fair to the boosted. So instead I figure we might as well test the Raptor Mono and see how it shapes up… it did surprisingly well.
So maybe you can save some coin and just get a mono?