E-SK8 Board

An electric skateboard? Like, what a buzz, dude!
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Summer Sale £50 off!

Due to the nature of this product, we briefly considered writing the following review in Skaterese. Thankfully we decided not to, because words such as gnarly, rad, twisted and phat would look frightfully wackÂ…sorry, last-century on any site as up-to-the-minute and cutting-edge as Firebox. But then again, forget the daft slang; the actual skateboard itself has started to look a bit long in the tooth lately; anyone who knows their Tony Hawk from their Rodney Mullen, or their Kryptonics from their Hobies will confirm that all has been quiet on the skateboard innovation front for some time now.

e-sk8

That's why your superflyÂ…sorry, staggeringly cool friends here at Firebox recently decided to scour the globe for a new and exciting twist on everybody's favourite iconic plank of fun-on-wheels. And check it out dudes; we've scoped one out! Er, sorry, we mean guess what, we've discovered one!

e-sk8 board: motor

The incredible e-sk8 is a 4ft-long aluminium 'streetcarving' board with a nifty electric motor tucked under its handsome tail! Simply push the button on the front of the board with your leading foot (goofy or fakie – you decide) and the 120w motor engages, propelling you along the pavement at speeds of up to 12 km/h. Okay, so that's not exactly warp-speed, but it's fast enough to save you developing Schwarzennegger-style thighs, as you'll no longer need to push your way along flat terrain.

e-sk8 board: button

A 24V battery (charge time 4-6 hours) powers the belt-driven motor beneath this sleek and sturdy cruising machine, giving the e-sk8 a range of up to 10km – an impressive distance for such a small machine. The motor is activated by a foot button in the nose of the board - just press to go! Easy as pie, after a bit of practice...

e-sk8 board: front wheels

The e-sk8 carves and turns superbly thanks to its double-jointed truck system, so you can skate, cruise or carve your way along with ease. It's obviously not going to bust moves like a normal skateboard, but you will look equally cool gliding along effortlessly without a care in the world.

e-sk8 board

When you press the foot button the e-sk8 will go slowly at first and then speed up after a few seconds, hopefully preventing you from toppling off the back, which you might if it zoomed up to full speed straight away. Clever, eh? All in all, the e-sk8 is a seriously entertaining bit of kit, and all you brutally wicked thrashers out there will be awesomely stoked by its sickness. Which, in plain English, means the e-sk8 is really rather good.

PLEASE NOTE: The e-sk8 cannot be shipped outside the UK. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The product is despatched without any added packaging around it, so there is nothing to disguise what it is. Please bear this in mind if you intend to give it as a present!
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    Description
    Summer Sale £50 off!

    Due to the nature of this product, we briefly considered writing the following review in Skaterese. Thankfully we decided not to, because words such as gnarly, rad, twisted and phat would look frightfully wackÂ…sorry, last-century on any site as up-to-the-minute and cutting-edge as Firebox. But then again, forget the daft slang; the actual skateboard itself has started to look a bit long in the tooth lately; anyone who knows their Tony Hawk from their Rodney Mullen, or their Kryptonics from their Hobies will confirm that all has been quiet on the skateboard innovation front for some time now.

    e-sk8

    That's why your superflyÂ…sorry, staggeringly cool friends here at Firebox recently decided to scour the globe for a new and exciting twist on everybody's favourite iconic plank of fun-on-wheels. And check it out dudes; we've scoped one out! Er, sorry, we mean guess what, we've discovered one!

    e-sk8 board: motor

    The incredible e-sk8 is a 4ft-long aluminium 'streetcarving' board with a nifty electric motor tucked under its handsome tail! Simply push the button on the front of the board with your leading foot (goofy or fakie – you decide) and the 120w motor engages, propelling you along the pavement at speeds of up to 12 km/h. Okay, so that's not exactly warp-speed, but it's fast enough to save you developing Schwarzennegger-style thighs, as you'll no longer need to push your way along flat terrain.

    e-sk8 board: button

    A 24V battery (charge time 4-6 hours) powers the belt-driven motor beneath this sleek and sturdy cruising machine, giving the e-sk8 a range of up to 10km – an impressive distance for such a small machine. The motor is activated by a foot button in the nose of the board - just press to go! Easy as pie, after a bit of practice...

    e-sk8 board: front wheels

    The e-sk8 carves and turns superbly thanks to its double-jointed truck system, so you can skate, cruise or carve your way along with ease. It's obviously not going to bust moves like a normal skateboard, but you will look equally cool gliding along effortlessly without a care in the world.

    e-sk8 board

    When you press the foot button the e-sk8 will go slowly at first and then speed up after a few seconds, hopefully preventing you from toppling off the back, which you might if it zoomed up to full speed straight away. Clever, eh? All in all, the e-sk8 is a seriously entertaining bit of kit, and all you brutally wicked thrashers out there will be awesomely stoked by its sickness. Which, in plain English, means the e-sk8 is really rather good.

    PLEASE NOTE: The e-sk8 cannot be shipped outside the UK. We apologise for any inconvenience.

    The product is despatched without any added packaging around it, so there is nothing to disguise what it is. Please bear this in mind if you intend to give it as a present!

     

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    e-sk8 Details
    • length: 4 feet (120cm)
    • weight: 18kg
    • maximum speed: 12 km/h (8 mph)
    • range: 10km
    • charge time: 4-6 hours

    Caution

    The e-sk8 should only be used on flat, smooth and dry surfaces. If travelling up a gradient, the e-sk8 should be manually assisted by skating the board in the traditional manner - i.e. one foot on the board (not on the accelerator), the other propelling it forward on the ground with a kicking motion. If this action is not carried out the board will slow to a stop and the motor may burn out.

    Warning

    • Always wear approved safety equipment when riding the e-sk8 (helmet, knee and elbow pads).
    • Learn how to stop and turn the e-sk8 before use (see below).
    • Wear flat, rubber soled shoes or trainers.
    • Wear padded clothing to avoid injury during a fall.
    • E-sk8 must only be used by one person at a time (maximum load 100kg).
    • Do not use on public roads or streets - always ensure you have permission from the land owner before riding.
    • We advise that children under the age of 14 do not ride the e-sk8.
    • Do not use under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • Do not allow the board to be subjected to extremes of temperature.
    • Avoid riding on gravel, sand, grass or wet surfaces.
    • Do not let the battery discharge completely (this will damage the battery).

    Unpacking and getting ready for use

    • Remove all packaging and dispose of in a responsible manner
    • Recharge the battery for a full 8 hours. (Charging point is on the underside of the board at the front end.) After the first charge do not leave the battery on the charger for more than 3 hours at a time.
    • Unplug the charger (the LED on the charger is red while charging and will turn green once charging is complete.
    • Ready to go! Place one foot on the deck (not on the accelerator button) and skate forwards using the traditional kicking motion. Once the e-sk8 is moving, depress the accelerator button - for best results, do not keep the button pressed for long periods
    • To slow down, remove foot from accelerator button. To stop suddenly, put one foot on the ground and stop manually.
    • To turn the board, lean in the direction in which you wish to go.
    • Practise the above instructions, and do not attempt sudden turns that are beyond your ability

     

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