About this project
"...it's a zero-local-emission vehicle with supercar performance... a Ferarri for your feet." - Mike Hanlon via Gizmag
"...a worthy investment for a fun, fast and pretty green way to get around town." - John Roach via MSN
"...better acceleration than virtually every car on the road today." - Andrew Tarantola via Gizmodo
"If you think today's electric skateboards are a little too tame to make it to your 'to buy' list, then the Gnarboards Trail Rider might just change your perception." - Mike via Mike Shouts
Thanks for checking out this project. I hope you enjoy these electric skateboards as much as I enjoy designing and building them.
I'm about half way through the first batch of 8 skateboards but have run out of funds and need your help to generate some sales and get this awesome product out the door and under your feet!
What are Gnarboards?
Gnarboards are the best electric skateboards ever made! Ok, that may be a little biased, but here's the deal: Gnarboards were designed to out-accelerate, out-climb, out-speed, and out-drive any other electric skateboard, and so far they have done that with flying colors.
Not convinced? Check out the Why Gnarboards section of our website, where you will find a gnar-load of information about what makes our boards so great.
These aren't your typical electric skateboards. These definitely aren't the ones you buy for your little kids. And no, you can't "do a kickflip" with one, So...
What are they good for?
Putting a big grin on your face. If you like things that go fast, or climb mountains, and you like skateboarding, then you are sure to like Gnarboards.
Commuting. I ride mine 3 times a week to get to and from volleyball practice. Gnarboards are great for running small errands or getting to and from work.
Exploring. Google Maps is a great place to look for new areas to explore. Then you can hop on your Gnarboard and go for an adventure.
Cruising. Carve up and down your street like you would fresh powder. Gnarboards are a blast to ride but prepare to be stopped by onlookers to answer questions.
Hurting Yourself. Gnarboards are only as crazy as you make them, so be sure to pull that acceleration trigger "gently" and ride responsibly.
How do you ride a Gnarboard?
If you know how to ride a skateboard, then you shouldn't have any problems learning to ride a Gnarboard. You just need to learn how to control all that power, which is done through the use of a very intuitive Hand Controller:
What models are available?
The following Gnarboard models are available for pre-order through Kickstarter:
How do I get one?
To get a Gnarboard you are going to have to pre-order through this Kickstarter campaign. Priority will be given to those that order first. Gnarboards will be constructed in batches, one batch at a time.
What is the pricing?
Since Kickstarter does not allow drop-down selections for individual rewards, you are going to have to do some math and add the appropriate amount of money to your pledge.
The standard pledge amount is enough money to get you a base-model COMMUTER. In order to add optional features, or change to another model, please follow this chart when deciding how much money to pledge:
How much is shipping?
Shiping within the contiguous United States is typically between 80 - 110 dollars (per Gnarboard). Shipping is NOT included in the pre-order pledges. You will be billed for the actual shipping costs at a later date, upon completion of your Gnarboard. Pick-up or drop-off may be possible for California residents.
For international orders, please contact us before pledging. Shipping Gnarboards internationally can be very expensive due to freight, duties, and taxes. Some countries have very strict import restrictions and as a result we are not able to ship there.
How do I pay sales tax?
If you are a California resident, you will need to add in the applicable 8.75% sales tax to your pledge. To do this, take the sub-total pledge value (this includes any money that you may have added to the base-model pledge) and multiply it by 1.0875. Then pledge the resulting total.
When will Gnarboards be shipped?
We anticipate shipping Batch #1 in November. All of the manufactured parts have already been completed for Batch #1, so it's just a matter of purchasing expensive parts and then wiring and assembling each skateboard. The manufacturing process is often the most time-consuming, but since we have already been through that process, we feel like we already have a huge head-start.
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