We're excited to announce the launch of our Elos Blog! Going forward, we’ll post updates, helpful information about skateboarding, or any fun stories from our team and riders here. Comment or email us if you have any topics in mind that you’re interested in seeing. We listen to our customers and are always working hard to provide the best!
In this first blog post, we’d like to give you a quick update on some things that we’ve done over the past couple of months. Before we start, remember that doing simple maintenance will keep your Elos happy for a long time. (Elos Maintenance video)
New backpack design
Elos has a new backpack design! After the launch of our first Kickstarter edition, we've been thinking of how to revamp our backpack design to provide as much useful information as possible while keeping it stylish and convenient. Having collecting feedback from our users, supporters and team members, we decided to use the #elosHowto 3-step instructions for the new backpack design. Some of you might have already seen our Elos How To videos. We’ve heard from our riders that these videos helped them a lot to learn as beginners, so we captured the essence of the videos and printed them into the easy 3-step instructions. Now they can go anywhere with your Elos. All Elos skateboards still come with a very eco-friendly packaging design with almost zero waste shipping.
Production line upgrade inspired by Tesla manufacturing
Thanks to your support, we have been able to set up shop and have been making many more Elos in the past couple of months. Do you know how Tesla or Audi make their cars? To improve our quality consistency, Tom Wang, our founder, designed an auto-alignment system that was inspired by their production assembly line.
First, the components of an Elos are placed into a frame, like the red one, in the picture on the right. The wheels and other parts will then self-align perfectly and be ready for assembly. The picture on the left shows the Elos production frame while the design was still taking shape.
(Photo, on the right, by Steve Jurvetson)
Expanding business connections in Silicon Valley
So now that we have a great product, what’s next? Share the experience by getting more Elos riders! We're constantly looking for business connections. Last month, we were invited to Plug and Play, one of the largest startup accelerators in Silicon Valley. We had a great time networking with other startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and experts who have experience in bringing quality products to market. The story of Elos got quite a lot of Silicon Valley mentors interested, and some of them actually bought Elos skateboards on the spot and became riders, just like you.
We are always actively looking for business partners to grow Elos together. Reach out to us if you would like to discuss more!
And don't forget to email us at email@example.com or comment below if you have any questions or feedback. We're always here to help! Got some fun and memorable stories with Elos? Feel free to share them with #ElosSkateboards on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!
Happy Elos riding!