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#2 Product of the DaySeptember 17, 2016

The world's most compact electric skateboard

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Ethan Sebban@ethansbbn
Another Chinese board sold as a "brand", lot of bullshit these days on kickstarter/indiegogo Original board : https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/p...
Graham Perich@grahamperich
@ethansbbn wow looks like you're right, nice catch
Quentin SartoMaker@quentin_sarto · ceo at Elwing Boards
Hi! We've had a lot of people asking the difference between our product and the ones you can find on Alibaba, which is legit because they look similar (https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/p... ) The only common point is that the motors are made by the same manufacturer. Our board has a single motor (they have 2 smaller motors). Our wheels are much larger (83mm) and the PU is better (78A high rebound, we sourced the manufacturer ourselves). Our deck comes from one of the best deck manufacturers in China. It's super hard maple and we designed the shape ourselves (we made around 50 prototypes to get to our final design). The battery and electronics we use are also custom made the software settings too. We are currently finalizing the design of our own remote control. All these things are hard to see on a photo. Our engineering and design team is based in China and we know all the Chinese companies that offer these kinds of electric skateboard. They do great at making products that look similar to our design and cutting the prices using different materials and skipping quality control processes. We've tried all these manufacturers' ready-to-sell products (OEM) and I can tell you that they don't pay attention to details and quality. That's what we've been working on for 2 years : We select the best manufacturers and work with them (1 component = 1 different supplier) to match our very specific requirements. I'll be happy to answer further questions Quentin
Quentin Malgaud@quentin_malgaud · co-founder at linedock
@quentin_sarto have you tried BYD?
Mykel Nahorniak@mvkel · CEO, Localist
@quentin_sarto Hmm. The big "tell" for me is that the truck hardware is bolted on _under_ the griptape. This screams Chinese junk to me. If you're controlling this piece of the process, why did you opt to have the hardware under the griptape, exactly like these other Chinese manufacturers?
Quentin SartoMaker@quentin_sarto · ceo at Elwing Boards
@mvkel Hi Mykel, I believe you see that on a 3D rendering (thanks for the feedback though). Of course the hardware is screwed on top of the grip tape
Akaanksh Raj@akaanksh_raj · Making Random Stuff
Why would I get this instead of a Boosted Board 2.0?
Quentin SartoMaker@quentin_sarto · ceo at Elwing Boards
@akaanksh_raj It's much lighter, versatile and affordable. Boosted boards are good at making very powerful boards. We are good at making very practical and versatile ones
Quentin SartoMaker@quentin_sarto · ceo at Elwing Boards
Hi! We've had a lot of people asking the difference between our product and the ones you can find on Alibaba, which is legit because they look similar (https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/p... ) The only common point is that the motors are made by the same manufacturer. Our board has a single motor (they have 2 smaller motors). Our wheels are much larger (83mm) and the PU is better (78A high rebound, we sourced the manufacturer ourselves). Our deck comes from one of the best deck manufacturers in China. It's super hard maple and we designed the shape ourselves (we made around 50 prototypes to come to our final design). The battery and electronics we use are also custom made the software settings too. We are currently finalizing the design of our own remote control. All these things are hard to see on a photo. Our engineering and design team is based in China and we know all the Chinese companies that offer these kinds of electric skateboard. They do great at making products that look similar to our design and cutting the prices using different materials and skipping quality control processes. We've tried all these manufacturers' ready-to-sell products (OEM) and I can tell you that they don't pay attention to details and quality. That's what we've been working on for 2 years : We select the best manufacturers and work with them (1 component = 1 different supplier) to match our very specific requirements. I'll be happy to answer further questions Quentin
Zsombor Szabó@zssz · Maker @ IZE
New toy for Neistat 😎.
Parker Thompson@boymeetscode
@zssz Like Casey would use anything but Boosted.
Ben TossellPro@bentossell · newCo
I still reeeeeeeallly want to be cool enough to pull off an electric skateboard!