Frequently Asked Questions
The boards comes with a set of aluminum pulleys that are 16 teeth (16T) and 18 teeth (18T). We also offer, as an upgrade, pulleys that range from 16T to 20T in titanium. In a nutshell, the 16T pulley has the most torque, the lowest top speed (53km/h) and the lowest range. The 20T pulley has the highest top speed (65km/h+), the less torque (still plenty...), and the most range (up to 10% more). Some people choose the 20T because they are speed demons, others choose it because it provides the most range.
The maximum we have seen a rider go was about 72km/h. We advise to never attempt to reach it and if you do so, do it in a controlled environment with full leather gear.
Yes. Actually, hell yes is more accurate.
You have the power if and when you need it, but you don’t need to use it if you don’t want to. And most importantly, the board carves like nothing else.
Just like a GT2 RS, you don’t drive flat out all the time (if ever, unless you’re on the ‘Ring). Same with the Lacroix. Some might do a speed run in a place they know very well wearing motorcycle protection gear and others might never do that, keeping their speeds lower, carving deeper and only wearing a regular skate helmet.
The board was designed to provide adrenaline rushes in both situations. That's why we engraved the adrenaline molecule on our motors.
Not really. Did you learn to drive on a 550bhp, turbocharged V8, short throw 6 speed manual transmission wearing a Leatt brace? Or learn to snowboard while heli-skiing in Alaska?
Let’s put it this way; if you’ve never fallen skateboarding, our board should not be the one on which you have that first experience. The premise on which our company was founded is that the rider is always the limit because the board can always give you more. Our boards are very powerful machines and should only be ridden by experienced riders that know their own limits and above all, respect them. Not doing so can lead to serious injury or death. Nothing less.
We advocate safe riding and this is the reason that with our current model offering, we do not sell our boards to minors. Not even with a parent's note.
It’s very difficult to offer customizations and scale a business (unless you’re in the customization business ;-). Even the slightest custom demand has a domino effect on processes, production, quality control. This is why we don’t do any. Our mission is 1) to make the highest quality boards and 2) ship them quickly. This is simply impossible to achieve with customizations. One of those 2 elements would suffer.
No. Treat them like consumables. Once one is worn, change it. We sell them basically at cost price so you can ride at will and not worry about them.
No, unfortunately we can't do returns at the moment. We're still very small and can't take that risk. We would rather have less orders of clients that are sure they want our products than more orders of people who just want to try them out and see. All sales are final and are shipped ex works YUL.
We offer a 1 year warranty on manufacturing errors for boards sold to EU. But we want you to ride, so after this period is over, we'll be happy to attempt to resolve with you any issue you may encounter in order to get you back on your board as fast as possible. For EU customers, we are covering you with service departement based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. If you just want to ride and dont want to hussle with repairs on the board, sent us a mail and we will hook you up. Board will be delivered to our shop, tuned and fixed and returned as fast as possible.
Note, after thousands of kilometres of riding, besides changing consumables once a while (belts and tires), we have not encountered any serious issue that wasn't able to be addressed quickly. Reliability is very important to us. We chose trusted and tested parts for the whole internals of the board for this precise reason.
If ever something happens, we usually can simply send a new part via GLS and walk you through the process of hooking that part up via a live Skype or Whatsapp. All issues are usually pretty simple and quick to resolve.
That is a very loaded word that would almost require the board to work under water. So no. It's not. As much as we love submarines, we're no Pablo Escobars and can't build them.
It's splash proof - it has a foam liner on the perimeter of the deck to protect all the electronics in case you get caught riding in the rain. There are 2 weak points to the board in a water environment. 1) the wood deck is not treated for water. So after time, if water seeps into the wood inserts, they might become loose. 2) The remote. It hates water and will act weirdly (and dangerously if water gets caught into it). If you get caught in the rain, ride with your hand in your pocket.
So avoid water if you can but if you get caught in the rain, don't worry too much about it and place your board upside down (enclosure upwards) and at a 45 degree angle to let it dry and let the water evacuate as best as it can.
Enclosure screws - M3 x 10 countersunk, Philips No.2 - 0.8NM ; this one was for Prototipo board. Now they are much less sensitive to torque because we use bigger titanium screws.
Motor screws - M4 x 10 button head, hex 2.5mm - 2NM; same, this is for Jaws only now. For Nazare and Lonestar, you can torque the motors until you are about to break your tool ;-)
Wheel hub screws - M4 x 55, hex 3mm - 0.55NM; this still applies, although our new wheel pulleys that we use on all Jaws, Naz and Lonestar are less susceptible to being out of true than the old pulleys we used on the prototipo where any slight difference in torque might have made your wheel pulley wobbly.
Motor pulley grub screws - M4 x 6, Hex 2mm - 1.8NM - Jaws only, we don't use any on Lonestar and Nazare.
Truck kingpin - 10mm socket - 13.6NM on all boards.
We offer the Flipsky VX1 as our standard remote. It's a favorite of the DIY community - reliable and trusty.
We now offer the Hoyt puck as an upgrade - with its channel hoping technology it has the latest cutting technology. If you live in a crowded area where RF interference is a thing (e.g. the Bay area) and are worried about signal disconnection, this is the one to get.
As we currently use the Sanyo™ NCR20700B cells on all our boards, you can expect to go through 500 cycles until the battery pack has 70% of its original performance.
That's a LOT of riding.
Generally, no. When vibrations occur, it’s usually around 50kmh and above. They can be greatly reduced by doing 2 things;
perfectly centering the rear wheel pulley on the hub and putting motorcycle balancing beads in the tire tube.
Before, we used the NanoV2. That remote needed to be calibrated.
We now use the Flipsky VX1 and Hoyt Puck and neither of those remotes need calibration. Just turn on and go.
The remote should be charged every ride or every other ride.
Both the VX1 and Hoyt puck will provide warnings when they are about to run out of juice but still, it sucks to shorten a nice ride because the remote died.
We recommend changing the remote if you had a crash or every 2 years.
On the VX1 remote or through an app on your phone that communicates with the ESC.
Under heavy carving at 86 kg, every 500 km. Under heavy carving at 77 kg, every 900 km.
It can be done but will require some DIY skills. The board was designed for 8 inch pneumatic wheels.
Infinitely and yes.
We use the our own ESC, the Stormcore™, which means they are infinitely tweakable. This said, we don't recommend you do tweak them. We recommend trying the board for a couple of weeks first. Our clients are generally very happy with the default configuration options after getting comfortable with the board.
Moreover, the board comes with a spare set of 18T pulley for more top speed and less torque.
The same belts can be used on both pulleys. You can slide the motors back and forth a couple of millimetres to compensate the size of the pulley.
Fully. You have 2 blocks per truck and each block (acting on toe-side and heel side) can be separately adjusted to cater to both the speed machine on your left shoulder and the carving demon on your right shoulder.
If you don't mind a scratched carbon fibre enclosure and the occasional pebble in the pulleys, then yes. It was designed for tarmac but can handle gravel like a GD champ. The weak link is the motors. Dust might get into them and you'll affect their service life a bit. Other than that, check your screws now and then to make sure everything is tight and have fun!