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Welcome to Evolve Skateboards! We are excited to announce that our first run of boards were made and sent out early July 2012! Our electric skateboards have been developed over the last 4 years through sheer passion and obsession for finding the link between snowboarding and surfing on land. Evolve is about quality, performance and enjoying the journey. Our core business is high performance electric skateboards, longboards and all skate accessories needed to achieve top shelf performance. Australian Designed - Australian Built
As we are a boutique business and not a mass producer there will be limited stock available in the early stages. Quantities are currently limited but can be secured by purchasing via our Shop page. If you have any enquiries don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creator Jeff Anning first discovered motorized skateboards while checking the surf at his Gold Coast local 4 years ago. He immediately searched the internet and sought to buy the best electric skateboard he could find. While he enjoyed the concept of a new way to carve that was akin to snowboarding or surfing, it ultimately didn’t live up to his expectations as someone who had enjoyed skateboarding since he was a kid. The deck, trucks and wheels of then current electric skateboards for sale were oversized, heavy and low quality, severely affecting the quality of the ride.
After more research he uncovered an obvious neglect in the marketplace for one basic fundamental – an efficient motorised skateboard that was built using real skateboard parts.He set to work designing a mechanical set up that would attach to a quality longboard and spent the next 3 years reworking every part of the setup until he was satisfied he’d created the highest quality electric carving machine possible.
When testing various electric motor skateboards he found that a high wattage motor skateboard was only necessary for boards that were using heavy lead acid batteries along with poor quality and heavy trucks, wheels and decks. Interestingly he also tested quite a few electric skateboard motors whilst trying to determine the ideal wattage to use for his boards and what he found was that quite a few of them actually rated quite a bit under what they were labeled as (one of the leading brand's 500 watt motors only rated at 220 watts). Ultimately Jeff found that a quality 200 watt motor was able to reach a top speed of around 37kms/hr or 23mph which goes to show that you don't need any more power in a motor when all the mechanical components are top notch and all optimized to work perfectly in unison. The bonus is that you can ride our boards on public footpaths (electric skateboard Australia guidelines -check with your local authorities first) which could become an issue with 250-800 watt boards as the sport becomes more popular.
In early July 2012 the first run of boards were sent to customers who had preordered in anticipation around the world. By mid July the first run had completely sold out. The focus now is to keep producing the best and highest quality electric skateboards and accessories possible while “Evolve”-ing with advances in technology.