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Evolve Bamboo GTX Electric Skateboard

Posted by Aaron Johnson on

Riding a longboard skateboard was how I got around in our little beach town when I was in my 20s. I had calves of steel, holes in my shoes, and a grin on my face.

The first time I saw an electric skateboard, I laughed out loud and said, "Why the heck would I ever want to ride one of those!? Those are for kooks!" I dismissed it entirely. Not for me—not ever.

A couple of years later, we ended up bringing a couple of them into our shop. I still didn't want anything to do with em'. One of our guys finally badgered me into taking one for a quick spin around the block. I rolled my eyes, took a deep breath and envisioned my younger self mocking the older me right where I stood.

I set the damn thing down and hopped on.

As luck would have it, there was some freshly laid blacktop just a couple blocks north of our store. The hand-held controller fit comfortably in my grip and was quite intuitive to use. As I rounded the first corner, I "gave er' some gas".

Have you ever had one of those moments where you were having a lot of fun doing something, but you did not want your friends to see you? This was one of those moments for me.

I kicked the power up another notch and leaned into carve after carve down that freshly resurfaced street. Pumping back and forth and going faster and faster. I found myself getting a similar feel to snowboarding down a big wide Blue run at Breckenridge.

A sheepish thought entered my mind. "Ahhhhh, man—this is fun!"

After a few miles, I didn't give a damn who saw me riding this electric skateboard. I was laying down fresh carves and the stoke-ometer was through the roof. I was hooked.

At that time, there were only a handful of options available, and many of them were iffy at best. The technology wasn't quite dialed-in, but the concept was firmly in place. It was just a matter of time before someone offered some legitimate electric skateboards to the market.

Enter the Evolve GTX electric skateboard.

With 3000 watts of power, a traditional longboard feel and a set of 97mm / 76a GT Street Wheels attached to some extra wide drop-through, double kingpin trucks—you'll be hell on wheels!