About this project
Fold and Go!
BoardUp is the world's first patented self-folding longboard, requiring no hands to fold. It's easy to fit in your backpack or locker, an airplane compartment, or by your desk. Now, you can longboard anywhere in the world with ease.
** FINAL PRODUCT VERSION has a tighter locking feature and displays a cleaner artwork aesthetic.
** BONUS: BoardUp will ship in two months after our campaign so you won't have to wait long to ride it.
Sturdy enough for all types of riding.
When it comes to riding, keeping that familiar feel is important to us. More than that, having a longboard made with quality materials creates a feeling of security when bombing down neighborhood hills and cruising on the streets.
Fits easily in your backpack and locker.
Say goodbye to extra straps to secure your longboard to a backpack and oversized longboard backpacks. BoardUp fits within any standard backpack for on-the-go fun!
Easy to carry and safe on your hands.
Our ergonomic handle is designed to ensure your fingers won't be pinched while folding or unfolding the board. (note: caution is still recommended)
Strong hinge that won't fold while riding.
To maximize your cruising experience, we made the hinge and latch mechanisms out of aluminum alloy. This allows you to go on long rides with ease and enough strength for taking on what city sidewalks and curbs have to throw at it. BoardUp has you protected from start to finish.
Ride in style anywhere.
No more stumbling over longboards.
Remember when people tripped over your longboard or you saw people tripping over other longboards in public? We do, too. Take the shudders out of your life with a longboard that stands independently by your side on the bus, train, at work, or in class.
Bring it to class conveniently.
Longboards can get in the way when people walk past your desk. Tripping over longboards isn't cool, so now your classmates can thank you. Since BoardUp stands independently, you won't have to worry about accidentally tripping that girl or guy you have a crush on. You are welcome!
Stay fresh, clean, and in control.
Take BoardUp into your favorite café with ease. Since you don't have to hold it fully open against your side while waiting in line, that means no more dirt and grass debris on your shorts or shirt. Plus, your clothes won't get scratched from the grip tape so you can look great on your date or in front of your friends.
Want to do some tricks? No problem!
Pro skateboarder Aaron Kyro (over 2.3M followers on YouTube) tested BoardUp. Watch the video HERE.
Listen to what Aaron said after riding BoardUp for the whole morning:
** FINAL PRODUCT VERSION has a more responsive Kick Pad made of aluminum alloy. It will be 2" longer and the deck corners near the hinge have metal protectors (these help the longboard not wear out as quickly as on the previous version). For a bolder presence, it will display a cleaner artwork aesthetic.
"It's folds like origami, but sturdy like tree" - Kickstarter Backer
"It is a Game Changer" - BoardUp Fan on Facebook.com/GoBoardUp
"Bloody Brilliant" - BoardUp Fan on Facebook.com/GoBoardUp
"I would use that thing all the time to ride to school. I don't have a locker big enough for my board so my teachers yell at me if i bring my it to class" - Youtube Video Comments (click here to watch)
Watch Aaron's experience BoardUp:
While traveling, Bin Lu (left) saw many passengers struggling with their longboard at airports, on the bus, and at coffee shops. He saw that longboards were used daily as people rode it to work and around town. But once they arrived to where their destination, there were few places to store it!
He wanted to solve this and, as a veteran engineer, figured out a way to make a portable, foldable, and sturdy solution. He wanted to make a board that won't pinch fingers, won't fold while doing tricks, and won't sacrifice the familiar longboarding feel. He then showed it to people at skateparks and they loved it! Encouraged by fans, he wanted to expand the team to create a market-ready product. He then met CJ Terral (right), an active athlete and traveler, who immediately loved the idea. CJ took to helping package the brand and market it to other boarding enthusiasts.
Together, we deliver a self-folding longboard that you'll love to ride.
Made with best-in-class materials.
The same type of metal that has landed space shuttles on the moon is now machined onto your longboard for maximum support. With aluminum alloy, BoardUp enjoys a high strength-to-weight ratio which allows it to be very strong and carry up to 400 pounds.
- Dimensions (when unfolded): 8 1/4" X 32"
- Dimensions (when folded): 8 1/2" X 16" X 3" (4 5/8" at far end)
- Weight: less than 7 pounds
- Wheel Size: 70mm X 50mm (standard for longboards)
- Truck Length: 6" Bearings: ABEC 7 (standard for longboards)
- Longboard Material: Canadian maple wood
- Hinge Material: aluminum alloy
We need your support.
With your support, we can prepare inventory more efficiently. Provided that all funds are met, our plan is to produce a quality self-folding longboard that will ship on time. With 1,000 production-ready units already in preparation, we are excited to see the result and share it with you!
Let's go ride #TheExpressLife. Let's go BoardUp!
Risks and challenges
Always wear a helmet and your personal protective gear in case of a fall. Do not ride the board out of your skills and be cautious of your surroundings. Although the hinge design is made with anti-pinch technology, use caution when folding the longboard.
Laws and regulations regarding longboards vary by country, state, county, and municipality, so please check the local legal status of this product before you ride it.
RISKS & CHALLENGES
The BoardUp longboard is more sophisticated than your typical longboard. Getting this product into full scale production is not easy. However, we are working with amazing suppliers and partners to make it work.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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