We are sending the boys from Evolve HQ down to the St. Kilda Foreshore and have planned for an epic group ride along the coast line. After the ride, we will be heading to Republica Bar for a bite to eat and a beverage.
Place: Out front of the Royal Melbourne Yacht Club
Click here to RSVP or call us for more information. Hope to see you there!
The graphic designer, digital and social media guru uses his Bamboo GT for his daily commute & shreds up the coastal paths of south west WA.
Name: Jamie Flunder
Location: Perth, WA
How did you find out about Evolve?
I'm a big fan of most board sports- surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. I guess from the age of about 10 I started with surfing and skateboarding kind of followed. I moved onto snowboarding when I lived in Melbourne and went every season. I eventually returned to Perth and was looking for that thrill again but something I could do every day. After a few months of researching E-boarding, I decided Evolve was the answer. As soon as the Bamboo GT was announced I ordered. It's completely changed my daily commute and still gives me an adrenaline rush every time.
What is your favorite Evolve product?
Bamboo GT but the Carbon GT looks sick.
What do you primarily use the board for?
Commuting, I probably do about 40kms per week on the Bamboo GT running on street wheels.
Where is your favorite place and ride and why?
Some of the coastal paths in South West WA are awesome but I get a kick out of riding through the city as well, nothing like beating traffic!
It's worth probably mentioning that I really appreciate the e-boarding community, there is this mateship that is really positive, when I see a fellow evolve rider there is always a thumbs up and open invites to group rides.
Check out this city ride from YouTube channel 'ESK8 Sydney'. Nice one guys!
12 at heart, 49 on the outside
Auckland, New Zealand
I’ve done a few different things but right now…I’m a Learning and Development Advisor for Datacom (an IT company).
Q: How did you find out about Evolve?
A: In January 2017 I was looking at different ways to change and improve my work commute. I wanted to stop using my car, make better use of public transport and solve the last mile transportation problem. Amongst a bunch of other electric powered stuff that I looked into, I discovered electric skateboards.
As an ex-skateboarder these caught my interest and the more I looked, the more videos I watched of people riding them, the more I wanted to try them out. I looked into what brands were around, spent a bunch of time reading reviews, comparing specifications and generally trying to weed out the good from the bad and finally arrived at Evolve’s doorstep.
But…before making a $2k+ purchase decision that would fundamentally change my commute and need the family’s seal of approval, I had to ride a board to be sure. As luck would have it Jeff and Nick visited New Zealand in late February and whilst here organised a demo at Albert Park in Auckland. So, I took my kids with me to find out if the boards were really as awesome as I thought.
Shortly after this the Carbon GT was made available on the New Zealand Evolve website… I got capex signoff, my board arrived and I started riding. I quickly discovered that although I had primarily planned to use the board for my work commute, the reality was that I quickly started riding it whenever I could especially because I could change the wheels to suit the ride, location, terrain etc. Why walk to the bottle store to get supplies when you can ride right?!?!
Q: What is your favourite Evolve product?
A: That is a tough question. My Carbon GT is awesome because it makes commuting a dream, looks incredible and has the power, range and versatility that I want. That said, I really like the idea of owning a flexible board that is more responsive when carving, sliding, etc. and for this I think either the One which I have tried or the new GTX, which I would love to try, would do the trick.
Q: What do you primarily use the board for?
A: Commuting to and from work. It sounds dull but it is such a cool way to start and end each working day!
Q: Where is your favourite place and ride and why?
A: I love riding along the Auckland waterfront. Being beside the sea means you get an amazing view as well as an awesome ride. I also meet people along the way who ask questions about the board. It is a great opportunity to introduce them to the goodness that is Evolve!
Q: Are you a part of any riders groups?
A: I’m pretty sure I was the first member of The Official Auckland Evolve Riders Group (on Facebook anyway!). It is a great group and we have a steadily growing community of riders that have turned up for group rides (and a beverage or two).
It is a slight exaggeration (but not by much!) that since discovering eboards, Evolve and the endless wave…I haven’t been able to stop smiling and riding. My family hassle me a fair bit about my new obsession and even surprised me by creating an Evolve branded cake for my 49th birthday a couple of weeks back. I’ve managed to get both my kids and wife on my Carbon GT and the long term plan is to get all of them riding. I might need to get another board or two though ;-)
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