Today, I hit 48.1 Kph on the 4WD L3-x.
I had a chance to go for my first warm weather ride on the 4WD L3-X. I went for an hour long run with my son riding the G1 boosted board dual, my daughter’s boyfriend on the G2 boosted board dual + and me on the 4WD L3x.
Warm weather makes all the difference. I did 10KM on just one battery dot even though I was accellerating hard, up hill, down hill and top speed. We cut the ride short becasue the boosted boards were down to half battery at the 5KM mark.
The range and roll-on acceleration of the 4wd L3-x in warmer weather is so far beyond the zero degree weather experience. I’m blown away.
On a gentle down hill section, I hit 48.1 kph.
Top speed handeling was amazing but note that I swapped out the standard L3-x bushings with Bones Medium high performance cone bushings on the top and KHIRO Barrel Bushings on the bottom. Without this mod, I would not have felt safe riding the L3-X above 33KPH.
Here is the map my ride chart.
I also raced the boosted board+ G2 on an up hill section. The BB+G2 rider weighs 165. I weigh 225. This is just the first 30 seconds of the race before the boosted board hit its top speed and I disapeared into the distance.
The map my ride charts don’t show the uphill race becasue my Iphone was standing still doing the filming.
I’l try to get some better race footage and charts tomorrow.
We left for this ride with no SD card in the Go-pro. I won’t make that mistake tomorrow.
Now to be fair to the Boosted Board the steering on the boosted board is noticibly more precise. I attribute the precision to the wider trucks, smaller wheels and lower center of gravity on the Boosted board.
My 4WD L3-x is higher off the ground due in part to the larger landwheel wheels but also due to the half inch rubber risers that I use to absorb vibration. While those risers cost me some handling, I finished the 55 minute long ride without any vibration numbess in my feet. The much younger G2 Boosted board+ rider finished the ride commenting about how numb his feet felt.
However, without the 1/2 inch rubber risers on the 4WD L3-X the vibration levels would have been comparable to or slightly higher than the Boosted Board. So the vibration differences are primarily due to mounting choices.
And while the price of two Landwheels and a Vanguard deck is close to that of a boosted board, its not really fair to compare accelleration and top speed of a 2000 watt boosted board to a 4400 watt 4WD L3-x.
A final point of fairness to the boosted board is that the product quality, assembly and durability are perfect. Both boosted boards arrived perfect and performed that way for 3 years (G1) and 2 years (G2). I’ve had no battery failures or any other type of failure on the boosted boards. Landwheels have yet to earn that type of reputation.
So definitley this is not an apples to apples comparison. I’m just saying a 4WD L3-X can do some pretty cool things for a very heavy rider who wants great brakes, great acelleration, long range and lots of flexibilty for deck length, and other mounting options.
My plan for tomorrow is to finally mount the extended range battery on the Boosted board G2+. Boosted board has sent me extra risers. The Extended range battery is very thick compared to the stock battery. So the extra risers are recommended to give the battery proper clearance.
When those changes are done, we can take both boards for a super long ride.