ZBoard @ CES 2017
Feedback from ZBoard 2 Indiegogo Backers Has Led to a Safer Board with More Power and Features than Ever.
Since our successful Indiegogo project raised over $900,000 we have been hard at work to bring the ZBoard 2 to our community. To ensure the highest level of safety and reliability, we've worked with our most passionate backers to put the board through several rounds of public beta testing all with our most passionate backers all around the US. Their feedback has been implemented with a wide array of features.
New!: Multiple Speed Modes
In discussions with our beta testers we learned that riders with different experience levels wanted different levels of performance. With this in mind, each ZBoard 2 has four different Speed Modes:
|SPEED MODE||TOP SPEED||ACCELERATION||BRAKING|
With multiple speed modes, riders with zero skateboard experience can jump on in Beginner mode and ride right away. More advanced riders can rip around town in Ludicrous mode.
New!: Temperature Safety Modes
In light of the lithium battery scares of 2017 the ZBoard Team has been committed to safety. The ZBoard is equipped with two Temperature Safety Modes:
These Temperature Safety Modes keep the ZBoard 2 and its rider safe, even in high load situations.
New! More Powerful Motor for Better Hill Climbing
By implementing a 1000W hall-sensed brushless outrunner motor we've doubled the board's power since our campaign.
New!: Brighter Headlights and Tail Lights
Backers wanted to see at night and be seen by cars, so we increased headlight brightness by 50%.
The Basics: What is a ZBoard?
The ZBoard is the world's first and only weight-sensing electric skateboard. To ride you simply lean forward to go and lean back to stop.
Two Models for Two Types of Riders:
Our lightweight (17 lb) ZBoard 2 Blue is for casual riders while our long range (24 miles) ZBoard 2 Pearl is for hardcore riders.
ZBoard 2 Blue
ZBoard 2 Pearl
|Price: $1299||Price: $1499|
|Top Speed: 20 MPH||Top Speed: 20 MPH|
|Range: 16 Miles||Range: 24 Miles|
|Weight: 17 lbs||Weight: 19 lbs|
|Recharge Time: 3.5 hrs||Recharge Time: 4.5 hrs|
|Deck: Canadian Maple||Deck: Rosewood|
|Wheels: Blue 90mm||Wheels: White 97mm|
Patented Weight-Sensing Control:
Unlike other electric skateboards with hand controllers, on the ZBoard to accelerate you simply lean forward on the front footpad. Speed control is completely variable so you an lean forward a little bit to go walking speed, or lean forward more to hit the top speed of 20 miles per hour.
Leaning back kicks in regenerative braking, meaning you can safely descend hills while also recharging the battery.
Weight-Sensing Control brings added convenience as your hands are free to carry items, open doors, etc, and you never have a wireless hand controller to worry about charging or losing. Just grab the Z, turn it on, and go.
The ZBoard doesn't rely on wireless communication, meaning there are no concerns of controller dropouts like some remote controller-based competitors see in city centers. To combat this their customers actually share known dead zones in their cities.
Grab and Go: Lightweight and Easy to Carry
The ZBoard 2 features dual integrated handles that make it easy to pick up and take with you onto public transportation or into a classroom or office. Other electric skateboard may be lighter, but only the ZBoard features handles that protect your hands (and pants) from scratchy grip tape. Lightness is nice but portability with the ZBoard is king.
Big Soft Wheels for Smooth Riding
The ZBoard 2's wheels are bigger than nearly all the competition. These large soft wheels reduce vibrations and make for a smoother ride. Many other electric skateboards feature smaller (<80mm) wheels or hub motors that reduce urethane base and increase vibrations.
Made in California
Each ZBoard is hand assembled at our facility in Northern California. Check out the B-Roll below to see our manufacturing in action.