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Introducing the IvoryBoard, an affordable, high-performance electric skateboard.
Introducing the IvoryBoard, an affordable, high-performance electric skateboard.
69 backers pledged AU$ 70,640 to help bring this project to life.

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IvoryBoards - High Quality Affordable Electric Skateboards

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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

  

 

 

 

 

At Ivoryboards we are invested in the future, a future where portable electric skateboards dominate the short-range transportation market. Electric skateboards not only transform your commutes from a chore into something to look forward to, but they cut down on your fuel costs, let you forget the hassle of parking and help reduce pollution. When creating the Ivoryboard we had one main goal in mind, to create a high-performance electric skateboard at the lowest price possible, and that's exactly what we've done. Thanks to help from our partners, Onan and Shredlights, the IvoryBoard is amongst some of the best performing boards on the market with a top speed of 25mph, 30% hill climb capability and a range of 18 miles. All while starting for a price of only $550 USD here on Kickstarter, far below the prices of any other comparable boards (see the comparison table below to see for yourself). By having such affordable prices, we hope to make electric skateboards as accessible to as many people as possible so that we can help make the future of transportation smarter. Help support our project and let's do it.

We’re planning to stick around as a company so we want to provide the best possible customer support. We are also providing a one year warranty with all the boards we ship out. 

 

 

 

 

This price-spec comparison table shows the enormous advantage the IvoryBoard has over our major competitors currently in the market. While the IvoryBoard matches or betters the specs of other boards on the market, it sells for approximately a third of the price right now on this campaign. Not bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IvoryBoards
IvoryBoards

To ensure our riders are safe on our board we have included several safety features. The first of which is integrating ‘Low’ and ‘High’ power settings to allow users to ride based on their skill level by adjusting the board’s acceleration and speed. Next, we integrated front lights so that you can have a clear view at night and stay visible to cars. We then equipped the board with regenerative braking which allows for descents to be safely navigated as well as for riders to safely travel alongside other vehicles. Finally, the board was designed to be water resistant meaning you can ride it knowing that a wet patch or a bit of rain won’t ruin it.

 

 

 

Dual Hub Motors
Dual Hub Motors

We wanted the IvoryBoard to work exactly like a standard longboard when powered off, so we built the motors directly into the wheels rather than using a belt system. This hub motor design allowed us to create a streamlined, efficient and frictionless ride that glides freely like a normal skateboard. This means that if the board runs out of power or you just feel like going old school, you can simply push it like a standard longboard for a smooth ride. 

Ride it like a normal longboard
Ride it like a normal longboard

 

Although the app for the board is currently in development, it still requires thorough testing to ensure its safety as well as approval from the Android and Apple app stores. As such, the application will become available to our users within 6 months of the end of our Kickstarter campaign.

App preview
App preview

 

Our remote was designed with two main aspects in mind, safety and usability. The remote includes a finger hold making it extremely easy to hold and reducing the chances of it being dropped mid-ride and possibly causing a crash. To allow all level users to enjoy the IvoryBoard safely, we’ve integrating two power settings into the remote. Low: soft acceleration and limited top speed. High: full acceleration and top speed.

Battery & Remote
Battery & Remote

The removable batteries were designed to be easily snapped in and out allowing for the board’s range to be easily increased with spare batteries on hand. The removable batteries were designed for durability, letting you concentrate on riding the board rather than maintaining it.

 

Detailed Sketches
Detailed Sketches

By teaming up with Onan, we have managed to create an upgraded, custom, motor kit for our boards that give it its formidable performance and reliability. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every extra Samsung lithium-ion battery pack costs $195AUD.

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If you have pledged

 

For some countries we offer free shipping including customs and tax at no extra charge, however, for other locations, customers are responsible for the shipping cost, custom and tax

United States, Australia and Canada will all be shipped to for no extra charge.

For all other countries, contact us for details on shipping costs. If enough orders are made from another country by the end of the campaign, no surcharge will be applied to boards shipped to those countries. 

Legality: The laws regarding the legality of our product vary from country to country, state to state so please check your local laws if you are considering pledging for an IvoryBoard.

Press - Download Press Kit Here

Arian Ford - Product Development / Marketing

Kamran Hashemifard - Engineer / Design

Karim Kasaeinjead - Software Developer / Marketing

Yan Marc - Engineer

Jayden Davidson - Photographer

1 x Board

1 x Battery Pack

2 x Front Lights

1 x Remote

1 x Battery Pack Charger 

1 x Remote Charger

1 x Front Light Charger (Can charge both lights at once)

2 x Spare Rubber Wheels

1 x User Manual

2 x IvoryBoard Decals

 

Risks and challenges

At IvoryBoards, we wanted to get everything set up and ready before posting on Kickstarter to ensure that our supporters can get their hands on an IvoryBoard as soon as possible. Although we are optimistic about our shipping date, going into full-scale production is no easy task which may cause some delays in the estimated shipping time.

App store approval for our mobile app may take longer than expected and as such delays in the app release date are possible.

Overall, nearly all aspects of the business have been sorted out before we posted on Kickstarter making this a relatively risk-free project :)

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    Get 10 IvoryBoard packages including the board itself and everything that comes in the box as well as a Skype call if requested.

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    Super Super Early Bird IvoryBoard

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