Esk8 Technology
Tech

Illume V2 – New Lights on the Block!

The DIY community has a reputation for making what we think is cool, as well as making what we need in areas where pre-built gear just isn’t cutting it. Hey – that’s why so many people build their own esk8s in the first place, right? It is only fitting then that when our safety comes […]

Ackmaniac Firmware & App
Tech

How to: Ackmaniac ESC Tool

It seems there are some issues with the newest VESC Tool (as of 06/20/2019) including the absence of an ERPM limit for direction change (reverse) and unusable values applied with the motor setup wizard. After a recent discussion with Trampa, it appears that feature requests are equal to “You are all very good at complaining […]

Tech

eLofty Direct Drives. A Tearjerker With A Very Happy Ending.

The movie starts with me looking longingly at the upcoming Torqueboards Direct Drive motors for the 87th time and then kicking some dirt in a vacant lot. The camera then goes P.O.V. and looks into the vast, yawning emptiness of my wallet. We hear a sad slide whistle. Then it’s back to me as I […]

Tech

TB110 Wheels from Torqueboards. Like spreading butter on your board.

Well, maybe it’s more like putting butter under your board. Or butter on each individual wheel or something. Quit being a jerk. You know what I meant. Point is, these new wheels from Torqueboards are incredibly cushy, have rebound for days, and offer damn nice grip in dry conditions. I first started lusting after these […]

Tech

The Exway X1 Pro. Think of it as a $999 Lexus.

I’ve ridden my share of hub motor boards since I started off in esk8. They get the job done, but it’s kind of like taking a date to the prom in your mom’s Toyota Tercel. You’ll definitely get there, but you’ll arrive with none of style or luxury points you’d earn in something like a […]

Tech

$99 Hoyt St. Midnight Puck – Just 3 More Pucking Months

You probably didn’t know about it, but now you do. The Midnight Puck is on the way!

Interviews
Interviews

10 Questions with Hoyt St.

When Hoyt St. first appeared on the scene, they didn’t just bring out another new board. Rather, they launched an entirely new category of esk8: the high-functioning, electric-powered work of art. From the choice of sustainable bamboo decks, the flowing enclosure design, swappable flight-safe batteries, and the Puck remote, every choice was carefully curated to […]

Interviews

Psychotiller Interview: Dave Dirickson Tells All

In our latest interview, we grab Dave Dirickson of Psychotiller Electrical Longboard Supply by the beard and make him answer our very important questions.

Interviews

10 Questions with Moe Stooge.

We live in a world obsessed with speed, and in esk8, there’s one name that is synonymous with the pursuit of performance boards: Moe Stooge. Every aspect of his race boards are custom designed to to offer a stable platform to test the upper limits of forward velocity. While Moe is a strong racer in […]

Interviews

Lacroix Boards Interview: Johnny answers all the questions

Join me as I talk shop with Jean-Francois Bouchard of Lacroix Boards and get all of the important questions answered.

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

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
Competitions

Griptape Competition!

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

Events

The Electric Boarder Thunder in the Mountains Colorado 2019

JUNE 12 – 16 | The soon to be infamous sequel to the already infamous Esk8 Squad Renegade Las Vegas Weekend of 2018. You will want to be here. this will be the shit.

Events

20 Years of Barrett Junction

Bombing uphill to celebrate 20 years of the legendary Barrett Junction! Be there January 19th – 21st 2019.