Frequently Asked Questions
The wheels we are going to use are 79mm 80a (sorry the video was confusing) and the truck is a standard180mm longboard truck.Last updated:
The layer of Polyurethane on the wheels of the Mellow Drive is 8mm think and it will last you very long. We would be impressed if you would have to change the wheels once a year. If you start sliding your board a lot it might wear off more quickly but not faster than on any other longboard. To replace them just unscrew the cover plate of the wheel, slide off the used wheel and slide the new one back on. Replacements will be sold via our homepage at a normal price for longboard wheels.Last updated:
For the Mellow Drive we are applying automotive standards (IP65) in terms of sealing the components against water and dust as well as for vibrations and shocks. The system will be 100% dust proof and proof against hard jets of water. This means you will be able to ride it in the worst weather and hit puddles without any problems
The Battery is sealed and the connector is standard IP 67 meaning you could immerse it (the battery!) into water completely and it will still be working just fine. The housing of the electronics is sealed as well and so are all connectors used in the Mellow Drive.Last updated:
The Mellow Drive is a high quality product that’s developed, tested and produced in Germany. All the components come from here and are not cheaply produced in Asia or elsewhere in the world. The entire Mellow Drive is produced using automotive standards in terms of proofing against environmental influences as well as vibration, shocks and temperature.
Our Custom Mellow Electronics are developed and produced by one of the leading electronics manufacturers in Germany. They produce electronics for aerospace applications and the automotive industry and have the highest standards and certifications an electronics manufacturer can achieve.
The In-Wheel Motors are produced at the same standards and they are going to blow your mind when it comes to performance, durability and riding pleasure. We have gone the extra mile and used up the entire, motor developers trick bag to reduce friction and drag within the motor to a level, where you can’t notice the difference to a normal longboard wheel anymore.
Another value that Mellow has, is the fact, that it gives you the freedom to choose your board. Since we all have different decks with different shapes that we like, why not make use of it. This is actually also a good point for the sustainability of Mellow which is something we really think is important.
The decks we chose for the complete setups are also highest quality handmade in Germany. The BuddyBuddy decks even have a one of a kind, patented technology (AnchorCoreTechnology) that is setting a completely new standard in the boardsports sector.Last updated:
Of course you can. Just add 199€ to your pledge of a Mellow Drive or a complete Mellow + Board setup and we will put two batteries in your Mellow package.Last updated:
Rooky Ride: Acceleration 20%, top speed 20km/h
Eco Ride: Acceleration 40%, top speed 30km/h
Pro Ride: Acceleration 100%, top speed 40km/h
Endless Ride: Acceleration 10% (you push), top speed – whatever you can do. The whole idea behind the “Endless Ride” mode is to keep skateboarding skateboarding – even when there’s a motor involved. You just push your board freely to the speed you want to go and the board holds that speed until you decide to slow down. It feels like having strong wind in your back. (Ever skated in a storm with an umbrella???) You simply push and never stop rolling- But you will still be able to use the hand controller for breaking.Last updated:
The 4WD is a stretch goal (at 300.000€) of this Kickstarter campaign. If it is unlocked, there will be a reward offering two Mellow Drives to a great price. They can then be synchronized via the Mellow App.Last updated:
Our batteries have 99Wh of energy, exactly so you can take them on a plane without getting in trouble. The certifications will include TÜV, CE, UN, UL, FCC etc.Last updated:
On our web shop you will be able to order a whole range of wheel types, colors and hardness's so you will have all the choices in the world - just like on a normal skateboard. Battery packs will be available as well of course.Last updated:
As with all vehicles the use of energy is completely determined by the behavior of the user.
Just like your car uses more petrol in stop and go traffic than on the highway an electric vehicle will show the same effects.
This is always due to the large amounts of energy needed for acceleration.
The endless ride mode is ment to minimize acceleration time for the Mellow Drive and therefor extend the range. We are quite certain that you will be able to go over 15km if you consequently use the endless ride mode.
Opposite to that you will end up below 15km with lots of stop and go traffic. The best range is achieved when you accelerate very smoothly and drive at a constant speed of about 30km/h.
And in the case you just love the thrill of accelerating with you Mellow Board then just get a second battery and go nuts! :-)Last updated:
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