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The first mountable electric drive that turns any normal skateboard into an electric skateboard – within minutes.
The first mountable electric drive that turns any normal skateboard into an electric skateboard – within minutes.
364 backers pledged €309,978 to help bring this project to life.

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Posted by Mellow Boards (Creator)

Dear Mellows,

let’s get to the most important news first:
This is the final update before we start shipping.

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We know we have kept you waiting and that’s why we are really happy that today we can feed you with some definite dates and figures:

The first Mellow Boxes will leave the hub in Hamburg on wednesday the 29th of March.
We will ship up to backer #69.

After that we will update the schedule every week with the exact backer numbers.
If everything goes according to plan we are positive to fulfill all Kickstarter orders until mid/end of April. 

In addition to that, here are some more infos you should know before you get your Mellow Drives.

1. The wheel problem has been solved!
We did some rework on the injection moulding tool so that now the wheels and the motors fit as snug as a glove. And changing wheels is as smooth and easy as can be.


2. The Mellow App for iOS is ready.
The only thing we are waiting for now is the approval by Apple. As soon as it is available to download in the App store we will give you a shout.

3. As we already announced in a former update, the Endless Ride mode won’t be available yet. You can see and select it on your Remote, but it is not activated. This will be one of the first software updates we will share with you via the App soon after the launch.

4. You have to push start your Mellow Drive before you start accelerating.
This not only saves you a lot of battery capacity, it also gives you a much safer stand on the board.

5. We implemented another safety feature which will be part of the first Riders Licence program ever offered for electric skateboards. You will have to cover a distance of 30km (18,5miles) with your Mellow Drive before you can unlock the topspeed of 40km/h (25mph). In the future we will implement the full Riders License program into the Mellow App to make sure everyone takes his time to get used to the Mellow Drive for your own good and the safety of the people around you.

And last but not least we also have some out and about news for you.
This weekend we will be present at the Festival Roue Libre in Paris.
Check out all the details if you want to swing by for a chat and a ride

Speak to you soon,
Johannes & Kilian

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    1. Renaud Orange on

      thank you Caro !
      i have to ride it, to feel it... and maybe ... you are right ;-)

    2. Mellow Boards Creator on

      Hi Renaud,
      the push start not only saves you ample battery capacity (which we think is very user friendly), it is also the most natural way to move on a skateboard. It gives you much more stability than to balance on a standing board.
      The retro gear is something we didn't include since we also blocked the board from riding all by itself without a rider on it. Not matter if forward or backward, this just gives too much potential for failure and injury if you accidently slide the remote and the board shoots into someone elses ankle.
      Hope this explains,

    3. Renaud Orange on

      thank you for this last update !
      can't wait to ride my mellow !!!
      two questions:
      by my side i will use the Mellow like a all-day transporter, so i will have to ride on the road and sometime with car around me, so i'm a bit disappointed about two fact, first i have to push the board before starting to ride it... ok but in many case i will have to stop and start during my ride so is it really the most user friendly way to ride ? secondly ... Retro-geer !!! i really think it is very useful to be able to call your board back ... why limited the possibilities of an electric skateboard ? ( Kilian please ... don't forget to Update it in the firmware:- ) but is it really possible with your remote ? except that mellow looks like it is perfect you all made a really great, amazing job ! Retro-geer and stay Mellow ;-)

    4. Mellow Boards Creator on

      Uhhhhh, sorry, we just noticed we totally forgot to mention that there will of course also be an Android version of the App. Following the iOS App shortly.
      And even if you get your Mellow Drive before the App, the Mellow Drive itself will count how many kilometers you rode already, so you will be able to unlock the full power after 30km in any case.