The story of Elos did not start with a business plan. It started with just a pair of hands crafting fun new skateboards designed so friends and family would have an easier time learning and riding together.
More than a decade before the first Elos became available to the public, Tom Wang, the founder of Elos, had been helping his friends to enjoy the freedom of skateboarding. But most skateboards on the market were designed to perform in extreme sports, and were not the easiest boards to learn on. So Tom started building skateboards that would be stable for new learners, and still be fun for experienced skateboarders. He went through numerous designs over the years. An early prototype was fabricated from exotic materials that could transform its shape mid-ride to increase performance. Another incorporated embedded electronic systems to increase rider safety. While these may return in the future, Elos was designed to make life easier, and with that in mind, the sleek, compact form we know and love took shape.
On October 18th, 2016, Elos, which stands for Effortless Lifestyle of Skateboarding, launched on Kickstarter! With the help of 600 supporters around the world, the idea of Elos made its way into reality.
This summer, we have announced the new Elos Lightweight Series. We kept all the features people told us they loved, then we made it lighter and cruise smoother so the next generation of Elos enthusiasts can continue the story of learning and riding together.
Currently, Elos is enjoyed by urban commuters, explorers, and college students for its packable, stable, and fun riding experience. If you want a board to help you reach further in life, with less effort, try an Elos!