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An easy to learn mini-cruiser built for urban commuters and non-skateboarders. Cut travel time in half while enjoying your commute.
An easy to learn mini-cruiser built for urban commuters and non-skateboarders. Cut travel time in half while enjoying your commute.
An easy to learn mini-cruiser built for urban commuters and non-skateboarders. Cut travel time in half while enjoying your commute.
863 backers pledged $125,310 to help bring this project to life.

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The story of Elos continues with a lighter, smoother, and more accessible cruiser.

The story of Elos did not start with a business plan. It started with just a pair of hands crafting a new kind of skateboard. A board designed so friends and family would have an easier time learning and riding together.

The design has grown with our founder, Tom Wang, and the initial concept from 2003 has evolved to become a skateboard that fits easily into an out-and-about urban lifestyle.

On Oct. 18, 2016, the well-refined concept named Elos, which stands for "Effortless Lifestyle of Skateboarding,” became a reality with the support of over 600 Kickstarter visionaries around the world.

Today, we are announcing the new Elos 2018 model. We kept all the features people told us they loved, then we made it lighter and cruise smoother so the next generation of Elos enthusiasts can continue the story of learning and riding together.

Are you in?

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Running around town or getting to the office has never been so easy or efficient.
Running around town or getting to the office has never been so easy or efficient.
Perfect for college campuses.  Turn heads as you zip around in style, then dock your board next to you for easy storage.
Perfect for college campuses. Turn heads as you zip around in style, then dock your board next to you for easy storage.
Discover a fun new way to spend time with your friends and bond with your family.
Discover a fun new way to spend time with your friends and bond with your family.

Ultra-portable  

At only 4 lbs, you can easily carry Elos with your backpack, or messenger bag, for hands-free travel.

Easy to learn

The iconic extra-wide deck design makes Elos stable and user-friendly even for absolute beginners.

Cruisability 

Elos is a lightweight cruiser with big soft wheels built for the smoothest ride in the city!

Everyday usability  

Dress the way you need, still able to ride everywhere while looking sharp. Our special surface coating will not scratch up your suit. Once you are there, easily put your Elos next to you with our patented Table-Dock system.

Ride safe at night

Built-in reflectors on the trucks make the rider visible to pedestrians and cars for night ride safety.

Maneuverability  

The race car-inspired design makes Elos handle sharp turns smoothly. Experienced users can turn on a dime.

Customer support  

Every Elos comes engraved with a unique QR code to verify ownership and warranty status. 

"Love this board! Been using it daily and the portable design has cut my commute down to about 15 min each way. Gotta love it." - Brett Bolte (Kickstarter Backer)  

“Been a skater my whole life and the feeling on this board is such a good one. Its very easy to ride! Even my girlfriend that can’t stand on a normal board can cruise with it to the bagel shop!” - Marco (Instagrammer)

"Love this li’l guy...perfect answer to a need I see daily in LA!" - Tom Herring (Kickstarter Backer)

"The concept of a board that you can slip into your backpack was a great one!" - Laura (SugarCRM Manager)

 What's included

Reward chart

Stretch Goal

Super Backer Program

Earn your gifts by spread the love of skateboarding!

          

Elos T-shirt Concept

                                            
                                        

Elos #RideWell program

Our first Kickstarter campaign (2016) was special because you helped thousands of people’s dream come true. Many got to ride a skateboard  with their friends and family for the first time. Some seniors even crossed skateboarding off their bucket list by learning how to ride Elos easily. Elos seems to be able to capture good times, regardless of age and location.

We have been learning stories about how Elos have had a positive impact on people’s lives. We received messages about how Elos helped someone regain confidence, or helped an isolated person become more sociable, even stories about how an Elos friend recovered from a broken relationship and found his soulmate (while riding Elos) in just 6 months! 

Last year, we had the opportunity to send two Elos skateboards to a children’s community center in a small island in the Philippines. In return, we were flooded with photos of kids beaming as they rode around on our board. We were blown away by the children's strong positive response to our simple gift. We learned that we could do a lot more for communities in need by sharing our passion. And that this occasion should not be a one time deal.

With this in mind, we started the #RideWell program. We believe that riding Elos can be a positive outlet for a person to express themselves creatively while developing balance, flexibility, and coordination. Skateboarding encourages outdoor exploration, improving mental agility and building self-esteem. We aim to give back to the larger community by donating our skateboards to those in need, especially children, who can benefit from the positive vibes and the freedom Elos can surely provide.

If you run a non-profit and think Elos could help, feel free to get in touch with us at hi@elosskateboards.com

 Our team was formed around a love for creating something new. We put our heart and soul into every detail to make our product something we are proud to share with you.

We ARE NOT a team of material scientists, programmers, designers, etc. who decided to make a new kind of skateboard. We ARE a bunch of passionate hands on makers who happen to have material scientists, programmers, designers, etc. backgrounds. We rode with and listened to 1st-generation Elos riders and used our professional expertise to make sure everything was just right. 10 years ago, Elos started with one pair of hands, but today our team has evolved to fit the needs of a grown community. We still make them all carefully by hand, but now there are more hands in the mix.

Throughout the past 2 years, our vision, belief, and promise to you have driven us to conduct countless iterations that result in the best portable skateboard we can offer. Every Elos rider is part of our family and without your support, we wouldn’t exist. Thank you!

When Elos launched our first Kickstarter back in October 2016, we were one of the few campaigns that delivered on-time, and won a lot of positive feedback with a high quality product. Feel free to check out our updates and comments from the first Elos Kickstarter here.  

After 1.5 years, we have grown a lot. We aim to create an even better experience with our Elos 2018 Kickstarter campaign.   

The night light shipment

The expected delivery for the night light module will be December 2018. To let our supporters enjoy the ride sooner, (for the rewards that include the night light and the board), we will ship the board first around September. Also, due to the regulation on battery shipment, we won't be able to include batteries inside packages to be shipped to all countries, except the United States and Taiwan.

Risks and challenges

1. Manufacturing:
From supply-chain logistics to tooling, quality control, and assembly, expert knowledge is required to get it right. We have been building skateboards ourselves so we are familiar with the process. To ensure things go right, we have contacted suppliers and finished the first round of sample order to check for quality issues. Right now we have at least one candidate for each component and we will keep contacting and testing for more sources so we do not have all our eggs in the same basket.

Since we need to get components from suppliers, the more units we order, the stronger the bargaining power we have. Suppliers usually give priority to bigger customers, if there is a limitation to its capacity. To prevent this, we will be sourcing from multiple locations.

Receiving and checking pilot run samples is different from receiving larger orders since there might be a change in tooling and process.

2. Shipping:
Whenever a new product is shipped around the world, issues such as delays or damages on the road must be considered. However, we made sure that our estimated delivery time is realistic to give us enough buffer time in consideration of these factors. Last but not least, we will keep our backers updated on the status of their Elos Skateboards. We plan to release to limited countries and possibly open to more when we are confident.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    JOIN THE ELOS JOURNEY

    You love the idea of Elos. You want to be a part of our journey. But for any reason, you can not pledge a full product now. We appreciate your support and will include you along the way!

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    SUPPORT THE RIDE

    Thank you for liking this idea! Your support will be used directly to the logistic cost for us to ship the boards to non-profits. Funding will not be given to the non-profit organizations.

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    WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED

    We ride, we spend so much time under the sun. Support this project by having a stylish and practical Elos cap!
    (MSRP: $29)

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    MAY THE RIDE BE WITH YOU

    It's great to run into an Elos rider in your area. What could be better? Wearing an Elos T-shirt while running into one. (MSRP: $29)

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    THE UPGRADE KIT

    If you are a 1st-gen Elos rider, this reward is for you!
    With this upgrade kit, you will receive the new Elos
    wheels, the new trucks, and the bearings! Only available for riders with proof of purchase. (MSRP: $137)

    Includes:
    • A set of new Elos wheels
    • A set of new Elos lightweight trucks
    • A set of Elos bearings
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    THE NEW ELOS EARLY BIRD

    One Elos Skateboard with an Elos bag. Choose one of six different colors. (MSRP: $139)

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    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
    • Sticker pack
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    Secret Flash Deal

    This is a secret flash deal for those who stay up late and follow us 24/7.

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    • Elos canvas bag
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    The Last Secret Flash Deal

    This is the final secret flash deal for those who stay up late and follow us 24/7.

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    • Elos canvas bag
    • Sticker pack
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    Pledge $109 or more About $109

    THE NEW ELOS BASIC

    One Elos Skateboard with an Elos bag. Choose one of six different colors. (MSRP: $139)

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    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
    • Sticker pack
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    THE NEW ELOS BASIC (BATCH TWO)

    One Elos Skateboard with an Elos bag. Choose one of six different colors. (MSRP: $139)

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    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
    • Sticker pack
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    THE NEW ELOS ESSENTIAL

    One Elos Skateboard, an Elos skate-tool, an Elos night light, and an Elos bag. Choose one of six different colors. (MSRP: $187)

    Includes:
    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
    • Elos skate-tool
    • Night ride light (Expect delivery by December 2018)
    • Sticker pack
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    THE NEW ELOS DELUXE

    One Elos Skateboard, an Elos skate-tool, an Elos night light, a T-shirt, a cap and an Elos bag. Choose one of six different colors. (MSRP: $267)

    Includes:
    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
    • Elos skate-tool
    • Night ride light (Expect delivery by December 2018)
    • Elos T-shirt (Kickstarter Edition)
    • Elos Cap (Kickstarter Edition)
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    THE NEW ELOS FAMILY

    Two Elos Skateboards with two Elos bags. Choose two of six different colors. (MSRP: $278)

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    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
    • Sticker pack
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    THE NEW ELOS FAMILY ESSENTIAL

    Two Elos Skateboards, two skate-tools, two Elos night lights and two Elos bags. Choose two of six different colors. (MSRP: $374)

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    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
    • Elos skate-tool
    • Night ride light (Expect delivery by December 2018)
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    THE NEW ELOS GROUP

    Three Elos Skateboards with three Elos bags. Choose three of six different colors. (MSRP: $417)

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    • Elos Skateboard
    • Elos canvas bag
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Funding period

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