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We managed to create a real high-power electronic LongBoard for unbeatable low production costs - to give everyone the eSkate Feeling!
We managed to create a real high-power electronic LongBoard for unbeatable low production costs - to give everyone the eSkate Feeling!
We managed to create a real high-power electronic LongBoard for unbeatable low production costs - to give everyone the eSkate Feeling!
823 backers pledged €169,817 to help bring this project to life.

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First affordable LongRange Electric Skateboard - Longrunner

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We managed to create the world's first AFFORDABLE electric Skateboard using the best components at an unbeatable price.

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We looked at at buying an E Board but at a minimum of 300 to 500 Dollars, simply way out of our range, so we decided to see if we could build one less expensive for ourselves. After two years and two trips around the globe searching for the perfect solution, we have now it!

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Presenting our masterpiece, the first truly affordable E Board: LongRunner - the Long-Range Low-Price eSkateboard!

We are so excited to have been able to source the most affordable parts and in our workings with designers and engineers from Asia, Europe and USA, we have an excellent design that is simple, functional but most of all; long lasting and very cool.

We hand assemble every skateboard and have it tested for functionality, nothing is more important than the durability and reliability, with LongRunner you get both and it looks great!

Have a look at the Tech Specs further below and see what's possible at a price, everyone can afford!

High-Quality Cast-Axis and PU Powerwheels with maintenance-free ball bearings. The Ultra High-Efficiency Brushless DC Hub Motor together with the High-Voltage 29,4V Battery guarantee a long range and fast riding experience.

High and smooth acceleration with sensored primary motor!The LongRunner reaches high final speeds up to 15-20 km/h with integrated Battery and +40% Speed / +300% Range with our external power source, the SmartExTender (available shortly)

 

The easy-to-use remote control allows a smooth acceleration - and even allows you to shift to the backwards mode! Really easy! 

  • Proportional acceleration and breaking function
  • Two Speed Modes
  • Dual Direction selectable
  • USB connection for convenient recharge of internal battery.

You can decide if you want to go on LOW-SPEED or HIGH-SPEED mode! Just choose on your remote! With the additional RangeExTender - range and speed will be extended to the max! ( +40% speed and +300% range)

 

Optional Power-Soruce for your Longrunner
(or any other eSkateboard that's copatible)

Increase SPEED: +40% Increase RANGE: total of 25-40km

Custom designed and certified Battery Pack Custom Battery Management System Overcharge - OverVoltage - OverCurrent - OverDischarge protection and Charge Current Limitation as well as single cell surveillance

Energy Density about 140 Watt Hours per kg
Total Capacity 4400 milliamp hrs
Battery Voltage 36 Volts nominal
Peak Voltage 42 Volts
Certified Customized Fast Charger with region specific cable and output of 42 Volts
Dimensions: about 190mm * 75mm * 40mm
Weight: apprx. 1.1 kg
Connection: traditional high current XT60 Cable included
Velcro included for your preferred safe and reversible onboard positioning HighCurrent Spiral Cable for BackPacks will be stretch-goal 2
////////////// Has to be shipped separately by different company, due to safety reasons of cargo carrier / also: production takes longer as for the Longrunner. Delivery: August 2017. Can not be sent together with Longrunner orders.

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We will deliver in apprx. 4 weeks after we reach our funding goal, this is a promise: No extensions, delays or excuses why we cannot deliver…lets face it: when you purchase something, nothing is worse than waiting and waiting for it. 

Your Longrunner-Package includes:

  • The LongRunner electric Skateboard
  • Completely assembled incl. modified Extension Hub 
  • (ExtensionHub stretch goal 1 - unlocked!)
  • Including the High-Power Brushless Motor and super-strong Battery Power Pack - READY TO RIDE!!
  • Also included: the Remote-Control
  • Also included: the charger for the battery
Optional: the RangeExTender V2 - to increase maximum range & speed to the max! ( +40% speed and +300% range) 
This can be purchased separately and includes free shipping if you bought a Longrunner as well.

 

 Next Stretch-Goals will be published within the next hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 Our very first contacts with skateboards lie far back, and at that time nobody ever thought about an "electrification"... When we first got into contact with electrical skateboards and got to try it, there was this "wow-feeling", this truly amazing feeling that may remind a surfer of riding a wave with ease, yet in complete silence. The next thing we did was ask for the price, and when we realized that this beautiful toy was offered at several hundred of dollars we were really disappointed and suddenly realized that this was probably the main reason, that there are still only so few of these boards out there. 

Didn't we just see these Segway-like "hover boards" for a mere 200 dollars flooding the markets? These hover boards are electronic gadgets that seem far more complicated than a simple skateboard. We started to think about how to create such a nice toy at a decent price. Such amazing toy should be available and affordable for everybody. A good electrical speed controller (ESC) and decent hub motors as well as standard skateboard components may be required, and these components may not necessarily cost 500 dollars... at this time, our idea was born: We have to create an affordable eSkateboard, affordable for everyone!

After careful testing of different variants of cost-effective motors and controllers we realized that the "ready to use" products that were offered had significant flaws and in some cases even unbearable safety issues. Several aspects were very important for us and simply no issue to the trade-off between performance and price: Motor ratings, ESC programming and solid battery-pack assembly...

 

Finding the right batteries is a real challenge: Cheap high-capacity batteries are often overrated, the specs are wrongly declared, in fact they might work at low-currents but definitely not in a high-current application such as a skateboard or hover board. High-quality Samsung, LG, Panasonic or Sony-cells are mostly available as either high capacity or high C-rating, with both high Capa + high-C-rated cells being truly expensive. We therefore aimed at a compromise, using a standard, rather low-capacity but well-assembled battery pack for our basic version. We had a look at every single cell, looked at discharge- and charge characteristics and compared temperatures of the cells to high performance batteries from Samsung (29E and 35E). Since charging of any li-cell, regardless of being a high-quality or a low-quality cell, requires strict limits, we decided that our on board battery must be equipped with a battery management system that provides a single cell surveillance function, realizing overcharge and over-discharge protection at the level of the single cells. 

During our tests we did not experience any critical overtemperatures or thermal runaways of our batteries, even at increased stress. Capacity, depending on the current drawn and the discharge cut off voltage, was within our expected range. Instead, not a single of the numerous "high-quality" cells had a capacity that was close to the rated capacity. Therefore we decided to stick with the "standard" batteries for the "standard" version of the LongRunner that seemed safe and according to our measuring capabilities the pack seemed definitely not "dangerously overrated". Each battery is also equipped with a nicely assembled battery management system which worked during our testing as expected.

The on-board energy storage system is definitely not a "Ferrari"- but hey, that was never our intention when creating an "affordable" eSkateboard. "Hot swappable" battery packs are nice, no doubt, we thought about it, but assembly cost was much higher. Simply adding more cells to the board is an option- but makes the board heavy and the feeling of a skateboard is lost- just as the skateboard feeling is lost when you use one of those belt-drive skateboards!

 


We are so excited to have been able to source the most affordable parts and in our workings with designers and engineers from Asia, Europe and USA, we have an excellent design that is simple, functional but most of all; long lasting and very cool.

Every skateboard is being hand assembled and will be tested by our engineers for functionality, nothing is more important than the durability and reliability, with LongRunner you get both and it looks great!

Our Germany-based team had long been interested in "electro-mobility", which is a huge political issue in Germany and actually in all countries throughout Europe. During our research we realized that many Asian countries had already massively advanced electro-mobility and somehow, during a business trip, we were confronted with electrical scooters, hover boards and - skateboards! These skateboards that we initially came in contact with in Hong Kong were of outstanding quality but were also offered at an extremely unattractively high price. At the same time, components used in RC planes and even hover-board copies were offered at a much, much lower price. Against this background we thought that we must find a way to combine the advantages of the comparably cheap but solid hoverboard components, that are currently flooding the markets, with a neat and sexy skateboard!

With our experience in electric brushless speed controller programming, in optimizing microcontroller-codes and with our patience in bench-testing cheap Chinese batteries and chargers until they truly burst into flames, we went out to China with a specific mission: To find a combination of high quality components that, with only slight modifications could be used to assemble a perfectly working, long-lasting quality longboard: the "Longrunner" was born. A brand was founded and a design created, several prototypes were assembled as per our instructions, bench and field tested.

Many other cheap Chinese-brand boards were tested and even though many components looked alike, there were massive quality and design issues concerning not only the battery or insufficient stability, but mainly programming issues or a lack of programmability, which resulted in dangerously accelerating or decelerating motors- something you simply do not want to have in a skateboard.

Therefore we were more than happy when we had all components optimized and ready to be put together to get the final product that we are very, very proud to offer today via Kickstarter: Our Longrunner - truly the first "affordable" electric skateboard.

One of the major issues with these skateboards, but also with hoverboards or other scooters, is battery life. We therefore optimized our components to offer a totally novel feature: CHARGEABILITY during rinding, with our Range ExTender concept. All boards that we offer are equipped with the feature that enables the board to be charged ON THE WAY, while the user is riding the board! Using a set of special connectors and a backpack-based battery system that we developed in Germany and in Hong Kong, this combination gives our backers the chance to experience an unprecedented independence.

Risks and challenges

The most obvious challenge is building a high quality product for lower cost, which can be a risk when delivering top shelf products.
We take this very serious, not only because it is good business practice but also because we know how disappointing it is when your expectations are not met. The product may still be good but the “sparkle” may be gone because you were “led to believe” it would be better. Well friends, we won’t do you like that!
Our personal credo is perfectionism over conventionalism! We take the hard path to perfection rather than the industry conventional path of “make sure you have a huge margin”.
We decided to take a less than typical margin, to be able to pass the savings on to you, not to mention the month long battle with suppliers to understand that we care about the margins and that they need to share in the discounting so we can be the first truly affordable E-Board…and we are.

We have the production facility, the components, working prototypes and the sales infrastructure to include fulfillment and shipping all covered already, it is truly only about producing the first run. We look forward to delivering you the very first E Boards from the assembly line!

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