FAQs

If you're new to eboarding check out our blog post: 8 Essential things to consider when buying an electric skateboard.


How do I control the board?

The board acceleration is controlled by a wireless remote.  To turn you use your body weight as you would a normal longboard skateboard. See video.

 

How do I brake?

To slow down you push the trigger forward on the handheld remote.  The brake is firm when applied at medium to fast speeds and is very safe.  The braking is softer at slow speeds and may not bring you to a complete halt.  It has been designed to be as safe as possible. 

 

How fast does it go?

This varies depending on the rider weight, terrain and slope.  On a good flat road/footpath the bamboo series and carbon street board can reach speeds of 35-38kms per hour.  However the boards are not about speed more-so about carving and cruising.

 

Can I ride the board up hills?

Yes.  The boards can handle small to medium inclines no problems.  Again it depends on rider weight, terrain and how steep the hill is.  It’s best to approach hills with some momentum for an easier climb.  Constant hill riding is not advised as it puts strain on the motor. 

 

How long will the battery last and how long does it take to recharge?

Bamboo street - up to 30km and 80mins recharge time 

Bamboo AT -  Up to 15km and 80mins recharge time

Carbon street -  Up to 40km and 120mins recharge time

Carbon AT -  Up to 30km and 120mins recharge time

These specs are tested on fairly flat ground with a few small inclines. Battery life depends on factors such as weight of rider, terrain, inclines and also the way the rider uses the trigger. On the AT boards, battery range can vary if PSI levels get below 40PSI.  Watch this video to get the best range from your boards -  

 

How many charges will I get out of my battery?

Approximately 1000 full recharges.

 

Is there any warranty?

Yes there is a six month warranty.  For more info please see our Store Policies page.

 

How much is shipping to my country and how long will it take to arrive?

Please visit our Shipping Page for full information on costs and timings.

 

Which wheels can I use on my board?

We have two drive gears compatible with our bamboo series and carbon street boards that can be used with a variety of top shelf wheels.  We'll be making more gears that are compatible with other wheels in the future but at this stage you can use the wheels below.  Check out our compatible wheels video.

  • Evolve 77mm wheels
  • Loaded Orangatang Kegel wheels
  • Abec 11 83mm Flywheels (our wheel of choice)
  • Abec 11 76mm Flywheels
  • Bustin Swift 77mm wheels
  • Metro Express 77mm wheels
  • Sector 9 81mm Race Formula wheels
  • Sector 9 76mm Race Formula wheels
  • MBS RS11 hubs and 8" tyres

 

If there is a problem with my board how will it be resolved?

If there is a problem with your board please check our troubleshooting section below as we have videos and instructions on how to fix most problems. If the problem still persists email us at info@evolveskateboardsuk.co.uk and we’ll get back to you asap.  We will troubleshoot it with you remotely and if needed we will send you out any replacement parts immediately.  For more information please refer to our Store Policies page.

 

How old do I have to be to use an Evolve board?

This electric skateboard is a high performance machine and should not used or operated in any way by children under the age of 14 years old unless under Adult supervision.

 

Is the board waterproof?

No but you can ride through some surface water on roads/footpaths etc however never ride your board through puddles of waters.  Carving on wet surfaces may make the board slide out from under your feet, so be careful of this.

 

How do I maintain my Evolve board?

Maintaining your Evolve board is very simple.  None of the electrical or mechanical parts need to be serviced.  Just routinely checking that screws and nuts are tight, bearings are clean and rolling freely, rotating your wheels and keeping your board clean.  See our maintenance section. 

 

Can I do tricks on it?

You can slide on the board but take care that you don’t abuse the board in a way that will void your warranty.  Please refer to our Store Policies page for more info.

 

What are the differences between the boards?

Please visit our comparison chart as it shows all board specs

 

What is the maximum weight that can ride the board?

The limit we suggest is 100kgs.  Over this weight and the board will loose some torque only noticeable on hills. 

 

If I'm riding with a friend who also has an Evolve board will our remotes interfere with each other?

If the carbon boards ride very closely (1-2 meters) next to the bamboo boards its possible that you will loose signal for a split second.  However riding carbons or bamboos together will never cause an interference between boards.  The remote can only control 1 board at a time whilst riding.

 

Can I kick push home if I run out of batteries?

Yes, the board has little resistance which enables it to roll when the power is off.

 

How often will I need to replace the drive belt?

We use the highest quality drive belts available on the market (Gates, made in UK), they are very quiet and durable.  The belts should last a very long time and generally become better with age.  If ever the belt does break due to wear and tear, replacing it takes a few minutes and they are available on our website.

 

How loud is the Evolve board?

Our boards are extremely quiet to ride.

 

Can the All Terrain models ride over sand, rocks and long grass?

No, the board has not been designed for pure off road riding but can be used on any compact or hard surface.

 

How do you swap between the All Terrain setup and the street setup?

The board can be converted between setups within approx 5 minutes.  You can watch the conversion video here.

 

Carbon series FAQ’s

 

What is the difference between the bamboo series and the carbon series?

The Bamboo Series boards are basically a top quality professional longboard with a motor attached to it.  The whole vibe of these boards is about fun, cruising and carving the endless wave without ever having to kick push like a regular longboard skateboard.  They are designed to be quiet, light and discrete when riding.  A perfect entry level board with a short range AT option, the Bamboo Series is perfect for the late arvo cruise, weekend fun or commuting to work and will get  you where you want to go in style while being awesome fun along the way.  The bamboo series boards are also a perfect application for cross training for surfing and snowboarding.  Our super carve truck teamed with professional wheels and a powerful custom electric system makes for an exhilarating riding experience.  

The Carbon Series is more for the extremist/enthusiast electric longboarder.  The street setup is often descibed by riders as a stealth carving weapon and a longer wheelbase AT setup that begs you to take the long way home.  The materials used in the design for the deck are made from a Carbon Fiber/Kevlar mixture giving the board a very techy look and feel.  The battery used for this design has now been incorporated into the deck which is very different from traditional electric skateboard designs.   

We use our 'super carve truck' on all our boards so both the All Terrain and Street setups carve like a dream. Both the Bamboo and Carbon series boards and are of excellent quality and unlike other electric skateboards each model allows the rider to change between 'All Terrain' setups and traditional longboard setups giving you the best of both worlds!

See our Comparison Chart for detailed differences.

 

Can the carbon board ride through water?

The board can ride through small amounts of surface water but should not go through puddles or heavy rain.  

Bamboo Series

Bustin Series

Carbon Series