Boosted Mini Review

Mini S & Mini X

The debut series of the Miles Board electric skateboards are a class above the majority of eBoards available today. They are sleek, powerful and oozing with style. You only need to take one look at them to see that it’s the truth.

The eskate industry has for a long time has been dominated by electric longboards with no real good skateboard options.

And this has been great for so many reasons. It’s what started the revolution.

I don’t think the innovation and research would have been as viable if companies were trying to cram these monstrous batteries and motors onto small boards.

People just wouldn’t have taken to them as much.

But now, more and more riders are looking for portable and agile options.

Currently, there are only a handful of companies making quality skateboard-sized eBoards.

But now, Boosted have joined the party with their Boosted Mini S and Boosted Mini X.

Let’s dive in deep…

Boosted Mini Top On Concrete
Quick Specs

Spec

Mini S

Picture

Boosted Mini S Electric Skateboard

Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard

Price
$749
$999
Top Speed
18 mph | 29km/h
20mph | 32km/h
Range
7 miles | 11km
14 miles | 22km
Hil CLimb

20%

Charge Time
1hr 15m
1hr 45m
Wheels

Boosted Lunar 80mm

Trucks

190mm CNC Precision Machined

Motors

1,000W Dual Belt-Drive

Battery
Lithium (over 100Wh)
Lithium (under 100Wh)
Deck Material

Deep dish composite

Buy It
Two Skaters Chilling with their Boosted Mini's

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • The size of the board makes it really portable
  • Deep dish deck locks your feet in
  • The kick-tail for added mobility and style
  • They look amazing
  • Swappable battery

Cons

  • The extended range battery from the X isn't compatible with the S
  • Despite having the same motors, the S doesn't go as fast as the X.

About The Board

The third generation of Boosted boards are made entirely in-house. Well, they aren’t using any outside skate company components, unlike their original builds.

I’m very interested to see how durable their new boards are compared to their older ones.

The Boosted Mini’s come in two options and are very similar in a lot of ways.

Boosted Mini Deck

First of all, they both have the same deck. It’s what Boosted are calling their deep-dish composite deck.

It locks your feet securely into the deck to give you the ultimate feeling of control while riding.

And makes for super silky carving.

The deck is made up of a poplar wood core to keep it lightweight, wrapped in triaxial fibreglass for strength and lined with polymer sidewalls to resist any impact and seal the board.

There’s no flex in the Mini’s deck. Mainly because it’s just too short to offer any flexibility between the front and rear wheels. Plus, the casing under the board takes up a ton of space.

Boosted Mini Side View

The new Mini’s have a kick-tail. A staple on many skaters’ decks.

The kick-tail adds an extra layer of control and manoeuvrability to the board with the ability to tic-tac around the tightest of corners.

Boosted Mini Lunar 80mm Wheels

Boosted have named their wheels the Lunar 80mm and they are the same on both boards, except for the colour. The Mini S has orange wheels, similar to the old Boosteds, while the Mini X is fitted with a grey set of wheels.

The wheels are really soft which is much needed to cushion your ride, considering the lack of flex in the board.

Boosted Mini 190mm CNC Trucks

The Mini’s are boasting a new design of 190mm CNC’d trucks made from a high grade aluminium which make them extra strong.

The drivetrain on both Mini’s are fitted with 1,000W motors fixed to metal pulleys. A decrease in power from previous generations of Boosteds, however, the speed difference hasn’t dropped all that much.

Boosted Mini Drive Train System

So, that’s where the boards are similar.

But what about their differences?

The two versions of the Boosted Mini really only differ in one area, and that’s the battery.

On the Mini S, you get a standard battery that has a max range of 7 miles. While the Mini X comes with an extended range battery which will get you 14 miles.

Boosted Mini Underneath

You would think that you’d be able to swap out the standard battery on the S for the extended range but apparently, they are ‘incompatible.’

Although, I have heard stories around the net that people have managed to put the extended range battery on the Mini S and it all seems to work fine.

But I don’t recommend doing this as it could have other unforeseen issues down the track.

Also in the box when you receive the Boosted Mini is a controller, skate tool, charger, wrist strap, USB cable and manual. Really, the bare essentials.

Boosted Mini Remote

What Could Be Done Better?

The biggest gripe people seem to be having is why the Mini S has a lower top speed to the Mini X.

They both have the same motors and the batteries both have the same discharge amount. It doesn’t add up that the speeds are different.

Some people on the internet are speculating that Boosted are software limiting the speed on the Mini S.

Which could very well be true.

Or maybe it has something to do with the ESCs in the boards.

I haven’t been able to find the answer just yet. Let me know if you do have an answer.

Aside from that, there aren’t any major quarrels I have with the Boosted Mini’s. I actually love them!

Boosted Mini on Concrete

Customer Reviews

Anticipation for new Boosted’s was high in the community, so it’s safe to say people are excited to see something amazing!

Here’s what I found:

Boosted Mini X Customer Review
Boosted Mini X Customer Review
Boosted Mini X Customer Review
Boosted Mini X Customer Review

Not What You're Looking For?

The Miles electric skateboard is in a way, very similar to the Mini’s. The major structural difference is that the Miles is powered by hub motors rather than belt-drives. It has a top speed of 22mph (35km/h) and a range of 10-18 miles (16-29km). It costs $749, so definitely cheaper.

I’ve written a comprehensive review of both versions of the Miles for you to check out. 

And if you like it, you can get 10% OFF by using the discount code ESKATEHUB.

The Inboard M1 is an electric skateboard that sits right at the cross section of tech and style. It’s the same price as the Mini X and it is just as cool. It has built in lights, a top speed of 22mph (35km/h) and a range of 7 miles (11kms). I’ve also written a review for the M1 for you to find out more about it.

The Atom B10X is very different to the Mini’s. For starters, it’s actually a longboard, but it’s also an all-terrain board. So you can ride it on grass, gravel, dirt and almost any other unpaved surface. The single belt-driven eBoard has a top speed of 15mph (24km/h) and a range of 7 miles (11.2km). Pick it up on Amazon for about $490.

Final Thoughts

All-in-all. the Boosted Mini S and Mini X are amazing electric skateboards.

You can now own a Boosted Board without having to break the bank. And without having to lug around a gigantic board everywhere.

The Mini’s are just as they are named – Mini. They are the perfect companion for any city dweller, or for anyone wanting to add a little more style to their ride.

You can pick up the Mini X right away on Amazon, but if you want the S, you’re still going to have to wait a little while longer.

Two Skaters on Boosted Mini's