So this might be a small club now but I bet it grows soon. These are cost prohibitive and techie toys so figured there might be a few on these boards that already joined the club. If you can afford a new pinball machine you can certainly swing these.
If you haven't and you're on the fence, I can wholeheartedly say "Go for it!" I love using these and get an amazing workout. Started with Fat Tire E-bikes that I built for my girlfriend and me. If you watch YouTube you've probably seen the Boosted board and Onewheel too. Yep, those were next.
FWIW I’ve ridden lots of bikes in my life. I’ve owned BMX, hybrids, road bikes and full suspension. This is my first eBike and first fat tire bike. Love it! The fat tires provide a lot of air and cushion on the road. They also have rolling resistance to limit my urges to push the top speed. I can still get low 30's with peddle assist, but rarely go faster then 20 mph or so.
Bikes are rocking BBSHD with 52v batteries. Range can be really far if you only use peddle assist 1. +50 miles easy. I like working out in peddle assist 1 with a really fast cadence. I can usually maintain a HB of 135-150 bpm which rocks for my cardio. The legs can do as much or as little work as I want.
The boards on the other hand are just fun as shit. A little adrenaline and fear to help pump the blood, but I always ride with a helmet and gloves. Often a lead elbow pad and knee pad too, depending on my ride. I'm still new to the boards, but feel really comfortable on both. I bought these becuase they're cool, but more so to work on and maintain my balance and core. I'm 48, so figured if I wait too lon I might not be able to grab a board and learn.
I hadn't ridden a skateboard in like 25 years and the boosted was easy to pick up and feels stable. The Onewheel a little more difficult since I had never snowboarded or surfed. They both have a similar, but different feel. It feels a little weird to go from one to the other. The boards have improved my balance and leg strength rather quick. I usually don't get too nuts, but enjoy carving and feel comfortable. Definitely can fatigue the legs and feet with lots of riding. More noticeable on rougher terrain and sidewalks.
Like I said these are all somewhat new to me, so I was hoping to find others that ride electric, alternative vehicles like these. My county is dangerous with lots of traffic, but lots of trails too and back roads for me to get around.