A Brief History of Electric Skateboards

The site alteredusa.com has an interesting article about the origins of the electric skateboard and its history, following the 1997 ban of the gasoline-powered Motoboard (the first mass-produced motorized skateboard), due to noise and pollution. The history of the electric skateboard starts with mr. Louie Finkle (aka Electric Louie), who filed his patent in 1999: In the late 1990’s,…

Mind your head! Here’s ESK8 Sweden’s Helmet Feature 2017.

According to medical expertise, head injuries pose the greatest danger to skateboarders. These can involve time in a hospital, permanent impairment, and — in extreme cases — death. Considering that electric skateboards are much faster than ordinary skateboards, head injuries pose an even greater danger to us ESK8:ers. So how about not being an idiot? Wear…

You need protection — and camouflage

Most esk8:ers ride without protection, which is like crazy. When falling from a board that moves at almost 40 km/h you are going to hurt yourself. So be prepared! Right now we are preparing a feature about helmets. Meanwhile, I just bought these kneepads and elbowpads; 187 Killer Pads combo knee & elbow pads Camo. Because…

This is the T-shirt you are looking for!

So here it is, the official ESK8 Sweden T-shirt. Available for SEK 380:- plus shipping. Sizes are S to absurdly huge (5XL). And you will get our official sticker as well. Send an email to info@tricorder.se if you want one! Sweet. Thanks.

Tishies on the way

We’ve ordered some T-shirts and are planning to give one away, in some sort of competition. Meanwhile, let us know if you want to buy one (info@tricorder.se). Stay tuned!    

All about electric skateboards and longboards

Hey there! We at ESK8 Sweden are a bunch of guys, discovering this fancy new world of electric skateboarding and longboarding. We want to do all thats fun. Testing boards, writing stuff about them and making some videos. And who knows what else? So hang on for the ride. We got nothing better to do,…