Leafboard

Lightest & Most Affordable Electric skateboard

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Kristofer™
Hunter
#6 Hunter. eSkateboards are my jam
Specs are pretty decent for this, and at $299 it seems like a good buy "At a mere 9.7 lbs Leafboard is the lightest freestyle electric skateboard available today. It reaches speeds of up to 19 mph and has a single-charge range of 11.5 miles."
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David Carpe
Thinker & Layabout
@kristofertm it's only 299 during fundraiser, then it's 650.
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Daniel F.
Squirting mustard on things since 2016.
@passingnotes @kristofertm Even $650 is cheaper than similar alternatives. Still puts is well out of my price range, but....
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Kristofer™
Hunter
#6 Hunter. eSkateboards are my jam
@passingnotes better get 'em while they're hot!
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Kristofer™
Hunter
#6 Hunter. eSkateboards are my jam
@zefareu Agreed. $650 is still a decent price. My E-Go was about $800, but I like that this one is lighter and more compact. Bringing bigger boards around with you is more of a hassle than I thought.
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Leon Hitchens
Digital Marketing Strategist
@kristofertm @passingnotes I think it was sneaky to put the tag line as the fundraising price.
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Mat SilvaSoftware engineer @cloudbees
FINALLY! Inexpensive electric skateboards!
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David Carpe
Thinker & Layabout
it's going to retail at 650, so how is that super affordable? you just locked out the college market with that price imho
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Joe BarberProduct Designer @ Payit
A lot of this makes me skeptical. For example: The specs say it has a 5000mAh battery, but that a full charge of an iPhone 6 Plus will only reduce the range by 1.25 miles. Settings aside how bizarre and unfocused of a feature this is, the iPhone 6 Plus is a 2915mAh battery. That's almost 60% of the battery in the board, yet somehow only going to reduce the range by 10%?
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Lars
Top Dog @ Social Puppy
@cyborgnation Math aside - kill that feature. If you're hard core enough to carry around an electric skateboard, you can carry an external battery for your devices. ;)
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Kieran DanielsCEO, TopAgent.io
@larsvedo @cyborgnation I don't think either of you skate or commute - This feature is fantastic. If you dont drive a car you often run out of battery and carrying one is a hassle.
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Lars
Top Dog @ Social Puppy
@kieran_daniels @cyborgnation I hear ya, but I've put 1200km on my Boosted Board this year by commuting basically everyday (and lots of weekend trips!). I would "like" that feature, but am more than happy without it for some extra juice.
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Davidstartup fella, physicistish, techie
@cyborgnation I'm insanely suspicious of this thing as most boards are cheap pieces of shit sourced from Alibaba, but MilliAmpHours is not a complete measurement of energy so it's not necessarily misleading. Electrical energy is measured in Watt-Hours, which is Amps*Volts*Time. For some awful reason phone manufacturers like to quote an incomplete Amps*Time (mAH) and leave out the voltage of the system which is needed to measure total energy storage. Most likely this runs at 12-20volts and so the watt-hours is enough to charge a phone. Also, most likely this thing is vaporware, a scam, or super shitty.
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Joe BarberProduct Designer @ Payit
@kieran_daniels @larsvedo Do you even Skate, bro? Actually, I do skate, and I don't drive a car. I agree, commuters do often run out of battery, but carrying an external battery is cheap and way less of a hassle than only being able to charge when i'm not riding and having to constantly consider if I'll have enough range left to warrant charging my phone.
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Elizabeth S Hunker
elizabeth.ai
The best looking one yet. Sold. @kristofertm
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