Of the electric skateboard brands on the market today, Boosted and Evolve are probably the two most popular.
Both Boosted and Evolve offer very high quality boards with impeccable performance.
Not to mention all the fantastic reviews left by the thousands of riders.
If you’ve rode any of the boards below, you know what I’m talking about.
At the current moment, Boosted sells 4 different electric skateboards.
- Boosted Stealth
- Boosted Plus
- Boosted Mini X
- Boosted Mini S
When you look at Evolve, they sell 3 different e-boards on their website.
- Evolve Carbon GTR
- Evolve Bamboo GTR
- Evolve Stoke
But when it comes head to head, which boards and brand is better?
After all, we do want to find the one true ruler.
Let’s take a look at the boards matched up head to head, and find which brand is the heavyweight king!
Boosted Stealth Vs Carbon GTR
Since both these boards are the most expensive and the highest performing of both brands, it only seems fair we compare the two together.
The Boosted Stealth retails for $1,599. It’s the only option available.
The Evolve Carbon GTR starts at $1,999. But the GTR has three different purchasing options.
- Street ($1,999)
- All-Terrain ($1,999)
- 2 in 1 ($2,249)
As the name suggests, the street version comes with street style wheels which are perfect for rolling on flat pavement.
All terrain comes with large thicker wheels made for hitting the dirt and going off-roading.
Lastly, the 2 in 1 comes with both street and all-terrain wheels which you can swap at your liking.
Between the two boards, that’s a $400-$650 difference in price (depending on which options you purchase).
But is the Carbon GTR really worth $400 more?
Let’s take a look at the specs.
The Boosted Stealth has a top speed of 24 mph, a 14 mile extended range, and a 25% incline rate. Not bad at all if you ask me!
On the other hand, the Evolve Carbon GTR has a top speed of 26 mph, a 31 mile range, and a 30% incline rate. Woah… Now that’s performance unlike anything else…
If we had to decide right off the bat just based of what we see on paper, it’s not even close.
The Evolve Carbon GTR blows the Boosted Stealth out of the water.
One, it’s faster.
Second, it has a better hill climb rate.
And last but not least, the range isn’t even a competition. The GTR’s 31 mile range is over double that of the 14 mile range on the Boosted Stealth.
Boosted Stealth Vs Bamboo GTR
The cheaper version electric longboards, both these boards offer a lower price without sacrificing too much performance and may be a much better option for those who want to save a few.
The Boosted Plus retails for $1,399.
The Evolve Bamboo GTR retails for $1,899.
Similar to the Carbon GTR series the Bamboo GTR also has 3 separate models for street, all-terrain, and 2 in 1.
- Street ($1,899)
- All-Terrain ($1,899)
- 2 in 1 ($2,149)
Again it’s clear that the Boosted Plus model is much cheaper when comparing it to the three models in the Bamboo GTR series.
Even the Boosted Stealth is still cheaper the Bamboo GTR.
$500 is a pretty steep difference in price when comparing the two models, which may play a big role in consumer purchasing.
The Boosted Plus has a top speed of 22 mph, an extended 14 mile range, and a 25% hill climb rate.
The Bamboo GTR has a top speed of 26 mph, a 31 mile range, and a 30% hill climb rate.
Again, Evolve takes this one with a much overall and better performing board.
Not to say the Plus doesn’t post some pretty great specs, because it does. A 22 mph top speed and a 14 mile range is great!
But it’s not on the same level as the Bamboo GTR.
Interesting enough, the performance of the Evolve Bamboo GTR and the Evolve Carbon GTR are EXACTLY the same!
With that said is would just make more sense to purchase the Bamboo version of the board since it is $100 cheaper.
The only real difference between the two is the deck.
Boosted Mini’s Vs Evolve Stoke
Last not but not least, we have the battle between the two smaller boards.
Both the Boosted Mini Boards and the Evolve Stoked are the cheapest, more compact, smaller and lighter boards offered by both companies.
The Boosted Mini comes in two separate versions:
- The Boosted Mini S
- The Boosted Mini X
The Mini S retails for $749.
The Mini X retails for $999.
Now let’s take a look at Evolve. The Evolve Stoke retails for $1,299.
Considering that these boards were meant to be a little cheaper, I have my doubts about purchasing the Stoke considering it’s so damn expensive.
But we haven’t even looked at the specs yet!
The Mini S has a top speed of 18 mph, a 7 mile range, and a 20% hill climbing rate.
The Mini X has a top speed of 20 mph, a 14 mile extended range, and a 20% hill climbing rate.
The Stoke has a top speed of 22 mph top speed, a 10 mile range, and a 30% hill climbing rate.
All the boards have pretty similar performance specs, but the Mini X’s range makes it hard to choose another option, especially when it’s $300 cheaper than the Stoke.
Service and Support
An important aspect to consider when purchasing any product, is the service and support you receive from the company.
Both Boosted and Evolve have apps that are available for IOS.
Although both apps have satisfactory reviews with Boosted receiving 3/5 stars and Evolve receiving 2/5 stars.
Many users have complained about being able to connect to the app with their board.
But when the apps function properly, you’ll receive data for your board such as battery left, range, top speed, a map and trail of your rides, and software updates for your board!
Boosted has their own support page on their website where they’ll help you with all problems from:
- Defects/problems with your board
- Common questions
- Their app
- Installation guides
- Maintenance tips
- And much more!
Both companies place a 1 year warranty on all their boards.
If you’re board suffers any form of manufacturing defect you’ll be covered.
It’s a tie in this column!
While it might be hard to choose between both the Boosted and Evolve models, you can’t really go wrong with either.
If you’re looking to save money, go with Boosted.
If you’re looking solely for incredible performance, go with Evolve.
It’s really just a matter of preference!
Personally, I’d go with an Evolve Bamboo GTR. Boosted boards are already pretty pricey, but if you’re going to spend the money, you might as well invest a little more to get that upgraded performance.
I do believe Boosted also has a better support system, so that’s something to strongly consider as well!