Esk8 Technology
Tech

OG Carvons – A Comprehensive Review

Esk8 news managed to snag a dual drive sample of original Carvon prototypes, and today we’re putting this now historic piece of technology to the test as if it had just been released.

Tech

DAVEGA X – Seductive Telemetry

From the user PoV, the DAVEGA X is phenomenal. The telemetry display is simple, elegant and easy to read. The customizable UI is a great option…

Tech

How to turn a Lexus into a Corvette.

Thanks to the fine folks at Exway, I’ve had extensive time with the X1 Pro over the last few months. In my original review, I think I made it clear that IMHO this is a very unique and special esk8: https://esk8.news/the-exway-x1-pro-think-of-it-as-a-1375-lexus/ A few weeks after I posted that review, they sent us a Riot belt […]

Tech

Why you should want Hummie Hubs and how to get them.

With all the excitement over sweet AWD pneumie builds, tempting direct drive motors, and awesome esk8 events being pulled off all around the world, something pretty amazing is getting lost in the mix: Hummie Hubs are being offered again. For those well-versed in the esk8 DIY world, these hubs need no introduction. All over the […]

Interviews
Interviews
Uncategorized

EnertionBoardsUSA – A New Hope

In this article, we interview Kurt Benson from EnertionBoardsUSA to find out what his connection is with Enertion and what’s going on behind the scenes!

Interviews

10 Questions with CARVlab.

With so many companies offering esk8 products and services, sometimes it feels like we’re just seeing more of the same with different names on it. Thankfully, the same cannot be said if you’re standing in very a specific area of Boise, Idaho.  Because there, at the headquarters of CARVlab, founder Andrew Allsbury and his resident […]

Interviews

10 Questions with Alan Chau from eBoosted.

While there are a number of people offering quality enclosures in the esk8 world, perhaps no one delivers on the aesthetic front as impressively as Alan Chau. His work is not only meticulous, but incorporates design elements that are surprising and original. He took time out of his busy schedule to share some details on […]

Interviews

10 Questions with Timo from Haggyboard.

To anyone in the esk8 DIY world, Bergmeister wheels, Kahua trucks, and Senor Pepe wheels need no introduction. An introduction might be necessary, however, for the man behind these products–Timo Wertrimo. Since he likes to keep a low profile and let his products and service do the talking, we thought we’d give the community a […]

Builds
Builds

Builder Showcase

In this very special edition of Builder Showcase, we explore the THC-infused boards of Linford Choo.

Getting Started
Getting Started

My Experience Commuting by Esk8 – Part 1

A 20 mile commute with electric skateboards and trains isn’t for everybody, but for some of us, it’s just how we do. Ben shares the beginnings of what he hopes will become a regular part of his day.

Getting Started

Esk8 and Airplanes: What a Nightmare

Ben Schwartz gets to the bottom of the headaches surrounding air travel with your favorite last mile ride.

Getting Started

Building a Lightning Powered Murder Board – Part 3

Mike comes back with another chunk of the puzzle in the third installment of how to build your dream board.

Getting Started

Building a Lightning Powered Murder Board – Part 2

Mike covers pulleys, mounts, and belts, and asks how many motors you think you’ll need in this latest installment.

Opinion & Politics
Opinion

Be the right kind of DIY guy.

For the right person, DIY builds are a challenging, humbling, expensive, educational, frustrating, and rewarding journey, but at the end of it all, you have a killer esk8. For the other 88% of you, it doesn’t end with sunshine and rainbows. You see, it takes a unique blend of attributes to pull off a successful […]

Opinion

Esk8 2018 – The Year in Review

Jamie ponders last year and the growth it brought us all. There was definitely a lot of growth in the esk8 scene in 2018!

Opinion

Why are electric skateboard ads such a bad influence?

If everyone should wear helmets, even if they don’t actually have to by law or rule, why are so many advertisers not doing the responsible thing?

Opinion

Eskating Is Not a Crime

Mixed signals, bad perceptions, and bureaucracy strike again. Inside are my thoughts on the existing policies, why they may or may not make sense, and what we can do if there’s any hope at all.

Events
Events

The story of a boy and his raffle

A dark night, in the middle of the Shenandoah forest, I had finally found a spot with cell phone service. By myself, no skateboards nearby, what should I do? I know! Check out the esk8.news forum! I kill a lot of time on this forum, I’ve developed my skills and my super cool friends list […]

Events

A Day With Enertion & The Raptor Ruckus

As some of you might have noticed, Enertion has been doing a worldwide tour recently called the “Raptor Ruckus”. Aside from the Paris event, Jason and his crew hit several other cities in Europe. I took the time to meet up with them in Germany. Quick Notes:– This was not planned. It was happy coincidence […]

Competitions

Griptape Competition!

esk8.news is proud to present our very first competition, and it is grippe based!