Metroboard Electric Skateboard Action Video
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The 29″ Honey Pugsley Mini Electric Skateboard is the latest addition to the Metroboard lineup. It’s made from 7-ply Canadian Hardrock Maple with beautiful naturally colored pin stripes. Its super compact size and kicktail make for an ultra portable fun ride. You won’t find a smaller electric skateboard on the market! At just 18.1 lbs…
The 32″ Metroboard Shortboard Electric Skateboard is great for quick maneuvering and portability due to its compact 32″ length. The Shortboard is perfect for city riders who need a compact board they can easily take on and off buses, trains, subways, etc. With models weighing just 19 lbs, you will want to take your Metroboard…
The 36″ Gravity Cruiser Midsize Electric Skateboard boasts a colorful deck with surfing photos. It’s made from 7-ply Canadian Hardrock Maple and sports a rear kicktail for easier turns. It combines the virtues of our Longboard and Shortboard, with excellent stability and great maneuverability. You will outgun cyclists with this pocket-rocket! At just 19.4 lbs…
The 41″ Riviera Los Muertos Longboard Electric Skateboard is great for cruising long distances, and is super stable thanks to its large riding platform and long wheelbase. The beautiful 9-ply Canadian Maple Deck with rear kicktail, and deep concave makes for a super smooth and fun ride. Carving without pushing has never been so much fun! Even inexperienced…
The Metroboard Electric Skateboard Story
Ilan Sabar, Creator of the Metroboard Electric Skateboard
The Metroboard Electric Skateboard story started back in 2003, when I saw someone ride by on what looked like a homemade electric skateboard. It was big and bulky with a wired speed control but my interest was piqued both as an engineer and as a skateboarder. I searched the internet to see what was already available on the market, and to my disappointment there were only a couple of companies selling electric skateboards at the time. The problem was that they were really expensive (over $1200). On top of that, they just didn’t look at all like normal skateboards. They looked like monster trucks with oversized parts and big knobby tires. A quick look at the specs revealed that they were using heavy lead acid batteries which contributed to the weight of over 50 lbs! I couldn’t imagine getting to my destination and lugging around a 50 lb skateboard.
After seeing what was out there on the market I decided to design and build my own electric skateboard. I really wanted to recreate the experience of cruising and carving on a nice high-quality skateboard with real skateboard parts. I knew that I’d have to cut the weight in half if it was going to be practical to use around town. So I set out to make an motorized skateboard that was as light and compact as possible. It had to be easy to pick up, carry, and store. In fact, my goal was that it would be able to fit in my small locker at the gym. I knew that if I could do all that, I’d have created more than just a toy, I’d have a pretty awesome transportation solution that would be a whole lot of fun to ride!
This was back in 2003 when I built my first prototype. It wasn’t pretty but it sure turned a lot of heads as I rode from my apartment to the gym every day.
By the end of 2004 I had made a few design improvements and thought that I might really be onto something. I decided to quit my job as an engineer at Hewlett Packard and pursue my dream of building the best electric skateboard. It took me three very challenging years to design, source components, and figure out how to manufacture, but in 2007, the first Metroboard was sold! This original design was well reviewed, but of course it wasn’t perfect. I continued making design modifications, listening carefully to customer feedback, and improving the design until every vulnerability had been addressed.
The Metroboard has come a long way since 2007. New developments in battery technology, brushless electric motors, and wireless controls have made it possible for us to produce one of the most reliable, high-performance motorized skateboards on the market today with a proven 7-year track record and the Best Electric Skateboard Reviews.
In 2012, I welcomed Alan Shibata to the design team. Alan is a very talented and experienced mechanical design engineer from HP and a great addition to the company. We enjoy working together to take the Metroboard Electric Skateboard to the next level!
And we don’t stop at just delivering a stellar product. We think outstanding customer service is just as important. You can always reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I usually respond within the hour. You can also call me at 360-335-3211. I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Metroboard.
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