Since our launch last year, ZBoards have been ridden over 50,000 miles through 24 countries and the majority of the customer feedback we’ve heard has been: “WE WANT MORE… of everything… “ With this in mind, we’ve developed the ZBoard San Francisco Special.
More Range: With a range of 20 miles per charge (double that of the ZBoard Pro), you will tire out before your board does. This range is made possible by the SF Special’s new, high discharge 20Ah LiFePO4 battery pack, which features the largest capacity rating of any electric skateboard battery available. It also includes a new quick-charger, so even with twice the battery it will still charge just as fast.
Climb Higher: The SF Special’s battery, electronics, and tuning allow greater hill climbing by providing the motor with more power and dissipating more heat.
Stop Faster – Even Downhill: The SF Special has increased braking force and stronger reverse power to slow down and stop with more assertion while descending hills.
Go Faster: The SF Special features the highest top speed (18 mph) and quickest acceleration of any ZBoard.
Ride Smoother: Smooth, high traction 110mm wheels give the SF Special a smoother, more comfortable, less noisy ride. You can ride the SF Special all day and not get sore.
Rugged Styling: The SF Special includes an orange deck and die-cut grip tape outlining the city’s world famous skyline. This surface is designed to not wear down even after the hardest of rides.
I purchase now, when will I receive my SF Special?
We are opening the SF Special up for pre-orders and shipping will begin on July
1st.* Quantities are limited and those who do not pre-order are not
guaranteed to receive their board within this timeline.
*If you purchase an upgrade kit, we will
coordinate with you to have your board shipped back to our shop so it arrives
on or near July 1st.
if I already have a ZBoard Pro or Classic?
You can upgrade your current ZBoard to a
SF Special with kits available for both Pro and Classic ZBoard models. The kit, which we will install for you, includes
the SF deck with die-cut grip tape, smooth high-traction wheels, and
ultra-capacity LiFePO4 battery pack with higher discharge rating. You will send your ZBoard in for installation
of the upgrades and to have your electronics re-tuned.
Price for full upgrade from a Pro is $399, and from a Classic is $699,
domestic shipping included both ways.
For those who want the added range and
performance of the SF Special, but prefer to leave the appearance of their
ZBoard intact, we will be offering a Performance Upgrade Package. The kit,
which we will install, includes the same battery and tuning upgrades as the SF
Special. For current owners wishing to maximize their performance, the upgrade
from a Pro is $299, and from a Classic is $599, domestic shipping included both
Learn more and purchase the upgrade package (called Pro Special) here. Use the scroll down menu to select.
if I already have smooth wheels?
If you are upgrading your current ZBoard
to an SF Special, but have already purchased smooth wheels, email us for a discount code and you will be
credited for the full price of the wheels on your upgrade kit order.
if I just want the deck?
The ZBoard SF Special will only be
available for limited production run, and availability and pricing of
cosmetic-only upgrades is TBD.
We've had an extremely busy past month. Check out what we've been up to in the video below:
Our current goal is to deliver all Kickstarter orders (and website orders made before April 2nd, the day Kickstarter ended) in late December / early January. Orders made after that will be shipped in order of purchase according to the projected schedule below.
This schedule is an estimate, and is subject to change.
After some in-house prototyping, we determined that the handle covers we were making were taking too much time and not of satisfactory quality, so we decided to contract the work out to a sew shop. Our handles are a mix of vinyl, Velcro, and foam and really make the ZBoard more comfortable to hold. If you've already received your ZBoard and did not receive a handle, they’re available for free on our website here, just pay $5 for shipping.
You do not have to check out with your account, you can check out as a guest if you'd like.
Note: If you purchase a shirt as well, we'll toss it in with your handle and you'll still only pay $5 shipping (+$20 for the shirt).
Our Pro batteries arrived at our shop last month on 8 pallets.
Every ZBoard is shipped with firm bushings (green) installed. A set of soft bushings (yellow / orange) is included in with every ZBoard along with installation directions.
We've sent many of you emails to confirm their address by making a profile on our website. This step is required before we can ship you ZBoard so please follow the directions in the email to prevent any further shipment delays.
Every shipment requires an adult signature. If you'd like, you can call FedEx with your tracking number (which will be emailed to you upon shipment) and have them hold your ZBoard at your local FedEx Office.
Note: If you input your work address, we'll save a few bucks on shipping and in some cases it may make it easier to receive the board on a weekday.
Note: We will send you this email approximately 4 weeks before your shipment. Please refrain from sending us messages wondering whether this email has been sent yet.
We spent a day last month in Manhattan Beach with AOL Translogic crew who got some of the best ZBoard footage we’ve ever seen. Check out their video review: