Longboards are great for short-distance commutes, making them ideal for short rides, whether it’s that last mile to the office or a quick grocery run to the local mini-mart. Unless you’re particularly attached to longboards, however, the Elos Skateboard might offer an even better alternative.
A commuter-friendly skateboard, it comes with a wide deck that enables longboard-like carving even in tight turns, all while providing superior stability to make it easier for novices to handle. It’s also shorter than traditional longboards, making it a whole lot more convenient to transport, whether you carry it by hand, strap it to a backpack, or stow it away in the backseat of your car.
The Elos Skateboard measures 17.5 x 10 x 4.6 inches, with a deck shaped like a two-dimensional egg, so it looks a whole lot goofier than a traditional skateboard. It has a seven-ply hard maple deck, with carry handles cut into the sides for conveniently carrying the whole thing by hand. Large 71mm cruising wheels allow it to ride cleanly over any city terrain, with 180mm aluminum trucks enabling highly-responsive steering.
Features include a foot anchor in the back to increase traction without the need to use grip tape, solid metal protection at the nose and tail, and a light weight of 4.4 pounds. It comes in four colors: blue, gray, red, and green.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Elos Skateboard. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $129.