E-Boarder.com is an electric skateboard online magazine based in Berlin, Germany. The location, however, is inconsequential to riders all over the globe who have a universal love of all things e-board. Think of it as e-boarders without borders.
While the folks behind E-boarder do sponsor the occasional event in Berlin and often discuss German law and how it pertains to German riders, the focus of the site is on the e-boards themselves. So, the information is as relevant to a rider in Berlin, Germany as it is to a rider in Berlin, Tennessee.
And, yes, the site is in English.
Sicherheit is Safety in German
The E-boarder.com editors are serious about having serious fun.
The foreword to the post “Introduction: DIY electric skateboard” perfectly sums up the E-boarder.com philosophy.
This article is addressed to all readers which are interested in building an DIY electric skateboard, but also for all people which just want to know how an electric skateboard basically works.
For the sake of simplicity, I wouldn’t like to go into detail too much, but you should have a basic knowledge about electronics.
I want to emphasize once more that electric skateboards are not toys. Especially the handling with electronics can be very dangerous.
If you dismiss the idea that electronics can be very dangerous and electric skateboards are not toys, then perhaps you should keep your Hello Kitty quad roller skates as your primary source of transportation.
Please Pick a Category
Along with the DIY electric skateboard introduction, E-boarder.com also offers articles on electric skateboard basics, electric skateboard reviews and details about electric longboards.
The intriguing “Electric Skateboard Hoax News” states, “you will find electric skateboard news, which you should read twice before you believe them.” I wonder if the Russians are behind this fake e-boarder news?
This past October, the E-Boarder team featured a photo contest on their Facebook page. The winner received a brand-new set of Shredlights.
Community is Not Just a Canceled Sitcom
Unlike many consumer sites, E-Boarder does not sell product or accept advertising. Their main mission is to foster community and impart knowledge to their readers.
Andreas, Nicolas and Louis are experts in their respective fields so you can believe what you read in their tutorials and reviews.
Here are some of the headlines for the most recent posts on E-Boarders.
TRACK1 by Flux Design Co.
Triborg Skateboards – Off-road ESk8
Onewheel DIY portable charger tutorial
2017 Electric Skateboard Photo Contest
ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD PROTECTION GEAR
ONEWHEEL BASICS – FENDER KIT NOISE
ONAN X2 REVIEW
EVOLVE SKATEBOARDS – BAMBOO OR CARBON ?
MORE GRIP FOR EVOLVE CARBON GT
NUFF ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD REVIEW – NUFF MAGNETO
OFF-ROAD ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD – MO-BO CLASSIC WOOD REVIEW
ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD LIGHTS – ELECTRIC LONGBOARD LED
The Electric Skateboard Overview is a must-read before purchasing an electric skateboard. The grid allows you to easily “sort by price, power, speed, grade, distance, weight and number of motors just with a click.”
You gotta love German efficiency!
Smile, You’re on Camera
To add to the community feel, E-Boarder allow its readers to post photos and videos to the E-Boarder Facebook page. The team also posts their own photos and videos which are shot using Go Pros, drones, pro cameras and Smartphones. Their goal is to post as many photos of as many different e-board and related products as possible. But they also want to feature pics of riders doing what e-board riders do best.
On their E-Boarder site video page, they give helpful tips. Like the one where they link to YouTube’s cleared music catalogue– you can set your videos to music without fear of being harassed by the YouTube police.
Last, But Not Least
E-Boarder.com is a great site to bookmark for both beginner and expert e-riders.
The warnings and tutorials will keep new riders and builders alive while the reviews and tip will keep veteran riders wanting to up their game.
The photos and videos are entertaining even to folks who have never been onboard an e-board.
More importantly, the sense of community is the second-best part of e-boarding. The best part, of course, is riding.
Before you know it, you’ll be on Lufthansa’s site searching for information on round-trip flights to Berlin.