Glide When You Want It, Power When You Need It
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 5, 2015–
Say goodbye to electric skateboards that ride like mush and don’t glide. Inboard has created, the Monolith, an electric skateboard that has the motor built inside the rear wheels and rides smooth – whether you’re riding powered or not. The patented “Manta Drive” technology was born out of the idea that an electric skateboard should flow. The Manta Drive has no gearing and no belts. Only power, responsive acceleration, and glide.
The Inboard Monolith. The world’s first skateboard with motors in the wheels. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Monolith reaches a top speed of 24mph that can be adjusted by an intuitive mobile app. Battery range is 10 miles and may be extended on the fly with Inboard’s industry-first swappable Power Shift battery packs.
Inboard has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise additional capital that will be used to purchase custom molds and tooling. This will allow Inboard to bring the Monolith to market at an affordable price point while maintaining high standards for design and performance. Pre-order the Monolith now at an early-backer price of $899 -$1,199.
“We believe this is Technology That Flows. This is true in both a literal sense, like when you’re riding the Monolith, and in a broader design sense,” said Ryan Evans, co-founder. “Our board is designed to be more than an electric skate. It’s an entire ecosystem that encourages third party development, customization, and personalization.”
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The Monolith is controlled by the included wireless RFLX Remote that incorporates a thumb controlled throttle, kill switch, and proprietary silicone tail keeping the remote secure in the rider’s hand.
- Top Speed: 24 mph
- Mobile app adjusts top speed between 7mph and 24mph
- Battery Range: 10 miles (LiFePo4)
- Weight: 12 lbs
- Breaking System: Electronic Regenerative Breaking
- Throttle Control: RFLX Remote or Vision mobile app
- Connectivity: Bluetooth Low-Energy
- Wheels: 79mm
- Charge time: 90 mins
- Battery Charge Life: Over 1,000 full charge cycles
- Deck Material: Lightweight composite
“We believe that form and function are not mutually exclusive. If you look at the electric skateboards on the market today they aren’t very good looking. Most have battery packs slapped all over the bottom,” said co-founder Theo Cerboneschi. “It’s extremely important to us that our boards not only ride great but they look amazing. I’m happy to say we’ve accomplished both with the Monolith.”
About Inboard Action Sports
Inboard is the manufacturer of the most advanced powered skateboards in the world. Through the concentrated and collaborative efforts of designers, engineers, and athletes, Inboard is able to manifest a product that looks and feels like a traditional non-powered skateboard. This is accomplished through the use of the patented Manta Drive, in-wheel direct drive, motor assembly. Inboard seeks to create lightweight transportation technology that flows. http://inboardskate.com
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