Yeah I’m surprised no Hummie (kickstarter version) builds have shown up yet. These took a couple years to manufacture, so I suspect a lot of folks are like me and went a different direction.
That said these things are freaking robust! I built a board using torqueboards direct drive motors, which are pretty solid and the Hummie hubs feel much higher quality. The manufacturing tolerances within the hubs are visibly tighter.
Shockly - and ive had over 6 raptors (i used to refurbish them aka ive worked out the design errors)
for 400 bucks was a bargin the cells are 3 years old but otherwise it’s a perfect board. Older motors/no heat issues. (dual focboxes not unity) adding a metr and some conformal coating/silicone some of the wiring for water ingress and it’s definatly worth more than what i paid.
The raptor is not a bad board. It’s just the thane. It is known for chunking, this has been thoroughly proven imo. Ride at your own risk but don’t promote them next to @hummieee hubs. That’s just disrespectful knowing how much time he put in perfecting the urethane sleeves.
There are serious issues with the raptor motors. I also wouldn’t trust the SPACE batt. But thats just my 2 cents.