So you’ve got yourself an electric skateboard - that’s great. A solid start! But you’re not ready to go just yet. Any skater worth their salt needs some skateboard accessories to go with their ride.
Protective Skate Gear
First and foremost, you need to be safe. That means you need some protective skate gear. - skateboard helmet, at minimum. Our best-selling Evolve Helmet is the perfect choice for looking after the old brain box. You should also consider getting some skateboard knee pads, and safety pads in general. You’ve got to protect your vulnerable bits, and that’s mostly your joints and your head. Pair that with a couple of sets of iXS Safety Guards for your knees and elbows and you’ll be able to rest assured that a spill won’t cause you too much grief.
If you’re going to be riding at night, it’s a good idea for you to get a set of board lights as well. Our GTR Bamboo Prism LED Strips are more of an aesthetic choice, but the Serfas Thunderbolt LED Light will illuminate the road ahead while also alerting other drivers, riders, and pedestrians to your presence.
If you want to make things really easy for yourself, you can get an Evolve helmet, some iXS pads, and a Serfas LED in one neat little package with our affordable Safety Pack.
Skateboard Grip Tape, Bushings, and More
Safety is one thing, but getting the most out of your ride is another. Customising your skateboard is half the fun of owning it, so check out some of the ways that you can tweak your cruiser.
Evolve Performance Bushings come in five different colours and hardnesses, so that you can get the perfect carve out of your board. If your board isn’t turning and pivoting quite as smoothly as you would like, switching up the bushings might be the right move for you. Evolve has also put together a full High Performance Bushing Kit which comes with a set of every bushing we stock, so that you can act like a skateboard scientist and test each hardness against your signature style. If you’re going to be switching up the components of your ride, you’re going to need a Skate Tool as well, so be sure to pick one of those up while you’re at it.
Once you’ve got your carve dialled in, stick to the board like a pro with some custom grip tape. If you’re riding our Carbon GTR, this skateboard grip tape is made to fit that exact model. We’ve also got GTX Grip Tape if that’s your preferred type of ride. If you need skateboard grip tape that’s going to suit anything with four wheels, check this out for innovation - Lucid Grip Spray. No matter what you’re riding, you’ll be able to apply this two part kit with ease, ensuring that you get maximum traction every time you step aboard your board. Once you’ve got the grip sorted, customise your deck with this sick Evolve Sticker Sheet. No grip on these ones, but they look awesome.