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ILAN SABAR FIRST ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD PROTOTYPE

Ilan Sabar holds the prototype Metroboard. Circa 2003.

Metroboard first took shape way back in 2003 after owner and inventor Ilan Sabar, an avid skateboarder and Stanford-educated mechanical engineer who honed his craft at Hewlett Packard, spotted a clunky, homemade electric skateboard lumbering down the street. His interest piqued, Sabar took to his Portland, Oregon garage and the Metroboard electric skateboard was born.

Sabar set out to research the electric skateboards of the time and was dismayed to learn that each weighed nearly 50 lbs, had wired controllers, and were exceedingly expensive.

He knew he could do better, and that burning passion is what has fueled Sabar to continue innovating and pioneering the Metroboard electric skateboard into the most advanced, most powerful, and longest range electric skateboard on the market today.

 

Development

The first iteration of the Metroboard was produced in 2004, and was already light years ahead of the competition. But Sabar continued making improvements, and by 2007 the first Metroboard electric skateboard was sold.

Years later, in 2012, Sabar welcomed to the team Alan Shibata, an experienced Hewlett Packard mechanical design engineer, and together the two have taken Metroboard electric skateboards to the next level.

Now, each Metroboard electric skateboard is equipped with an incredibly powerful and reliable 3000 Watt motor, a lightweight, slim battery pack that provides up to a 40-mile range, 2 Watt headlights and taillights, and a wireless IR remote that is immune to RF interference like Bluetooth and power lines. And each Metroboard electric skateboard is hand built in the USA with immense love and care by passionate staff members who enjoy technology as much as they do skateboarding.

Fruition

Dan (left), Sam (middle), and Allen (right) pose for a group picture in the workshop.

Dan (left), Sam (middle), and Alan (right) pose for a group picture in the workshop.

Sabar transformed a garage-based operation into a flourishing company that offers premium high-tech products at reasonable prices.

Metroboard offers an electric skateboard with incredible value and a competitive warranty. On top of that, its dedication to the highest level of customer satisfaction is unparalleled in the industry.

Have a question? Shoot Metroboard an email at info@metro-board.com. They usually respond within the hour. Prefer the phone? Call them at 360-335-3211 and talk straight to Ilan, the founder of Metroboard, who can answer any questions and help you choose the right Metroboard model and options.

So take a look around the site and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you become the next satisfied Metroboard electric skateboard customer.

Thanks, and happy skating!

 

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