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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the battery last and how long does it take to recharge?

Bamboo street - up to 18 miles and 2-3 hr recharge time

Bamboo AT - Up to 9 miles and 2-3 hr recharge time

Carbon street - Up to 24 miles and 4-5 hr recharge time

Carbon AT - Up to 18 miles and 4-5 hr recharge time

Carbon GT Street - Up to 30 mile range depending on conditions

Carbon GT AT - Up to 19 miles range depending on conditions

These specs are tested on fairly flat ground with a few small inclines. Battery life depends on factors such as weight of rider, terrain, inclines and also the way the rider uses the trigger. On the AT boards, battery range can vary if PSI levels get below 40PSI.

Can I ride the board up hills?

Yes. The boards inclines of up to 25% gradient, in other words INSANELY STEEP for the GT series boards. Riding on hills can be very dangerous, what goes up must come down! So if you ride up an insanely steep hill and you intend to ride down this same hill, this is extremely dangerous and you must know how to control your speed without the use of the electric brakes if ever there was a malfunction or there was a situation where the brakes fail.

How fast does it go?

This varies depending on the rider weight, terrain and slope. On a good flat road/footpath the bamboo series and carbon street board can reach speeds of 21-24 mph per hour. However the boards are not about speed more-so about carving and cruising.

Can I upgrade my current board to Evolve GT setup and performance?

As the GT is an all new design, we are not able to upgrade previous generation boards to this setup. Both the electronics and physical design are significant to the performance of the GT – we required a complete redesign that will not be compatible with previous generation boards.

Will the GT 7” tires work on my previous gen board?

In short, sort of. Our tires will fit on the MBS hubs used in our previous carbon series, but we have not designed a new drive gear yet. The 7” tire will offer more torque and better off track torque, at the expense of top speed. 3 mph drop in speed has been seen in testing.

Can I use other AT Wheels or Tires on the Evolve GT

We designed the 7” Evolve AT wheels to be long lasting, high grip all terrain wheels. They are the perfect complement to the Evolve GT series. We have tested MBS 8” tires on our hubs with success, but the hubs are not compatible with the standard bearings offered with the GT quick change setup. Similar tires may work, we advise checking for wheelbite before any use with unmentioned tires.

What skate wheels can I use on the Evolve GT?

Our current favorite is our own Evolve GT Street wheels. We took the best bits of our favorite wheels and mashed them together for a wheel perfect for our electric skateboard! But if black isn’t your color, we still have a large selection to choose from! We have drive gears for the Orangatang Kegel wheels, and gears that work with the ABEC11 Flywheel hubs. These wheels come in quite a few variations so there are sure to be a set perfect for you!

We also have plans to expand options, so stay tuned for future developments!

Is the Evolve GT waterproof?

In testing, the board held up quite well to instances of water. However due to the greater issue that comes with wet conditions – slippery surfaces – we have decided not to state waterproofing a priority feature in our design. A greater priority to Evolve is safe use of our boards. With the power available from the GT, combined with slippery conditions, our testing showed high potential for involuntary safety risks using electric skateboards in wet conditions. For this reason, we strongly advise against use in wet environments .

How can I get the best range from my skateboard?

ECO mode has been designed specifically for this purpose, and all our advertised ranges and testing has been conducted in this mode. Averaging 12mph with gentle trigger control and not exceeding speed much is the key. Our tests were carried out in mostly flat conditions, with an 176 lb rider, and weight will affect this range somewhat with reference to this. Ensuring proper charging and board maintenance will also give the best opportunity for a long ride!

How Fast can I go on the Evolve GT?

A lot of factors ultimately control speed. Weather conditions, surface conditions battery charge level, riding style, rider profile and significantly board setup. The GT series is available with a range of wheel options, as well as additional gearing options. A smaller wheel or bigger gear will offer more torque, whereas a bigger wheel or smaller gear will increase top speed. A rough guide for what to expect can be gauged in the following table, referencing gear options and some available wheel sizes.

Wheel Size (mm)       Standard GT Gear       38 Tooth Gear
                            Mph                     Mph
     80                    21.5                    18
     83                    22                      18.5
     90                    24                      20.5
     97                    26                      21.7

Can I use the Evolve GT Remote with a non-GT board?

To offer GT level performance, we redesigned the skateboard from the ground up. The result is an all new design, with functionality not compatible with components outside the GT series design.

How do the speed modes work on the Evolve GT Skateboard?

The Evolve GT has FOUR speed modes. SLOW, ECO, FAST & GT.

A lot of time has been spent refining each of these modes to perfectly match the mode selected and offer smooth consistent trigger control. While there is a lot involved, the most noticeable affect of each mode will be the torque. As a percentage, a rough guide to these is as follows:

SLOW mode will offer around 20% of available power, with a limited top speed – perfect to learn on.

ECO mode offers around 40% of available power, with more speed but limited to be ideal for cruising and achieving maximum range.

FAST mode offers 60% of available power (still plenty!), and the full range of speed. Our preferred mode for the best balance of performance.

GT mode offers the full 100% power available to attack the steepest hills and provide relentless acceleration!

WARNING: FAST and GT mode offer performance capabilities not suitable for beginners AND can allow the rider to get in situations that may increase risk in operation. Riders must understand the power this board can offer must be respected for safe use.

What are the smiley short codes I can use in my messages?

In our help section you can find a full list of the smileys that you can use on the forum and what plain text you can use to create them if you're not using the smiley picker from the message editor toolbar.

We hope to add support from emoji from the emoji keyboard on your phone in a future update.

Can the carbon board ride through water?

The board can ride through small amounts of surface water but should not go through puddles or heavy rain.

What is the difference between the bamboo series and the carbon series?

The Bamboo Series boards are basically a top quality professional longboard with a motor attached to it. The whole vibe of these boards is about fun, cruising and carving the endless wave without ever having to kick push like a regular longboard skateboard. They are designed to be quiet, light and discrete when riding. A perfect entry level board with a short range AT option, the Bamboo Series is perfect for the late arvo cruise, weekend fun or commuting to work and will get you where you want to go in style while being awesome fun along the way. The bamboo series boards are also a perfect application for cross training for surfing and snowboarding. Our super carve truck teamed with professional wheels and a powerful custom electric system makes for an exhilarating riding experience.

The Carbon Series is more for the extremist/enthusiast electric longboarder. The street setup is often descibed by riders as a stealth carving weapon and a longer wheelbase AT setup that begs you to take the long way home. The materials used in the design for the deck are made from a Carbon Fiber/Kevlar mixture giving the board a very techy look and feel. The battery used for this design has now been incorporated into the deck which is very different from traditional electric skateboard designs.

We use our 'super carve truck' on all our boards so both the All Terrain and Street setups carve like a dream. Both the Bamboo and Carbon series boards and are of excellent quality and unlike other electric skateboards each model allows the rider to change between 'All Terrain' setups and traditional longboard setups giving you the best of both worlds!

See our Comparison Chart for detailed differences.

How do you swap between the All Terrain setup and the street setup?

The board can be converted between setups within approx 5 minutes. You can watch the conversion video here.

Can the All Terrain models ride over sand, rocks and long grass?

No, the board has not been designed for pure off road riding but can be used on any compact or hard surface.

How loud is the Evolve board?

Our boards are extremely quiet to ride.

How often will I need to replace the drive belt?

We use the highest quality drive belts available on the market (Gates, made in UK), they are very quiet and durable. The belts should last a very long time and generally become better with age. If ever the belt does break due to wear and tear, replacing it takes a few minutes and they are available on our website.