LEIF eSnowboard | LEIF Technologies
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LEIF eSnowboard

4.56 out of 5 based on 137 customer ratings
(137 customer reviews)

$1,649

4.56 out of 5

***Orders made today will ship in late July***

The one and only eSnowboard for year-round shredding – anywhere in the world. Perfect for offseason training, cruising around town or adding some adrenaline to your daily commute.

**LT2X batteries available August 1 2016

Top Speed: 23 mph (37 kmph)
Weight: 18-20 lbs(9 kg) depending on model size
Range: 4-6 miles per LT1X battery pack and 8-12 miles per LT2X battery pack (varies with terrain and riding style)
Recharging time: up to 90 minutes
Max Incline at Top Speed: 15% grade
Estimated Ship Date: July 2016 (for purchases today)
Warranty: 90 day warranty on manufacturing defects

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Product Description

SR360 Technology

Shred your streets like no one else with the world’s only eSnowboard.

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Swappable Battery Packs

The dream of every snowboarder is a mountain that goes forever.

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Flight Deck Display

Battery level and bluetooth connectivity is critically important information when getting through long commutes.

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Active Traction Control

Custom electronics built by engineers, tuned by snowboarders.

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Quick-Release ABS Bindings

Built for comfort and control while shredding.

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Wireless Bluetooth Remote Control

Remote designed to keep control in your hand and your focus on the ride.

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Hundreds of supporters • 30 Countries worldwide • 6 continents

Ride with style

Beta Rider Joshua Wacaster cruising power manuals on his first day

“The ride feels like snowboarding more than anything else out there because the motor simulates the pull of gravity down the mountain and your carves don’t slow you down too much.” Joshua Wacaster

 

Reviewed by the best

LEIF Technologies featured in The Verge

“LEIF’s skateboard is insanely fun and surprisingly easy. Even though I’ve never snowboarded before, I think I can get the hang of this and carve through the streets” The Verge

 

Easy to learn

See Beta Rider @KennisBB first few moments on the LEIF prototype

“You can actually control the speed, the carving. You pick it up really quickly. It totally mimics snowboarding.” KennisBB, Early beta tester

 

A ride like nothing else in the world

Not only can you snowboard on pavement, but our motors are powerful enough to snowboard uphill for the first time ever!

“So, whether you’re a snowboarder, skater, surfer or a Segway user who’s looking for a bit more style, the LEIF should probably be on your radar.” Engadget

 

How to choose your deck size

All you need is a tape measure and your feet!

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Additional Information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 36 x 14 x 10 in
Wheel Color

Sky Blue, Electric Orange, Eco Green

Deck Size

77cm, 82cm, 87cm

 

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137 reviews

  1. 3 out of 5

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    I think it is sick I don’t have it but I think it is a little price

  2. 5 out of 5

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    This board is really groundbreaking – perfect for keeping in shape all year round… and developing my switch riding, which I never have the patience to do on the slopes.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    I had the opportunity to experience a demo of the LEIF not long ago. How was it you ask? One word…..amazing.
    I’ve been an avid snowboarder for years and I always remember that feeling of the last run of the year. I’m excited that I have something to satisfy my cravings until next year’s powder.
    The technology is impressive, the quality is off the charts, and it’s really comfortable to ride. You glide into the turns, can do 360’s and 180’s, and I was seriously impressed with the power.
    I pre-ordered a LEIF not only because I think it’s fun, but also because I’m the guy who waits in line for an IPhone so I can have the coolest gadget out there before anyone else. I’m looking forward to the, “Dude, what is that?” conversations.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Bonjour,
    Je serai le premier en France a l’avoir, dès que j ai vu les démos en video sur le net j’ai kiffe cette planche super cool, j ai hâte de l essayer et de prolonger le fun que j’éprouve en snowboard.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    This thing looks amazing. I’d order one, but for one concern. Having spent a lot of time on a wakeboard and a snowboard, I’ve accidentally gotten my weight forward and caught a front edge. Think a small bump or pebble shifting you forward. I’d think that fall at any speed could be catastrophic. It’s the only thing holding me back. Basically is there any protection from face plants? Not an issue on my skateboard because I always have a shoulder first and can roll.

    • :

      Hi Sean! Same here, I always rolling on my right shoulder (I ride right foot forward) and this method works just as well on the LEIF. The outside wheel ‘edges’ can be caught if you lean into them, but the board is very forgiving with small pebbles, bumps, etc. If you can avoid a faceplant on a skateboard, then you’ll have no problem with avoiding a faceplant on the LEIF!

  6. 5 out of 5

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    I love the idea, but don’t want to buy multiple boards. Is there a way to switch the bindings so someone whose goofy footed with someone who isn’t?

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      Yes, the LEIF can ride both Goofy and Regular. The bindings are super easy to switch and if you ride mirrored angles (duckfooted same angles on each foot) then you don’t even need to change the bindings to change from Goofy to Regular!

  7. 5 out of 5

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    One question before I preorder. Is the board only for “right in front” riders or can it go both ways ?

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      Yes, the LEIF can ride both left and right foot forward. The bindings are super easy to switch and if you ride mirrored angles (duckfooted same angles on each foot) then you don’t even need to change the bindings to change from Goofy to Regular!

  8. 5 out of 5

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    These things look amazing! I am very so looking forward to getting one of these once I save up enough money

  9. 5 out of 5

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    Do you have to cut the motor and slide to stop or does the “gas” controller have “brakes”. I live in a hilly area were sudden stops can mean the difference between life and death.

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      Hi Jason – If you are looking to make sudden stops, then sliding to a stop is the best way. Electric skateboards can only brake by running the motor backwards as you go forwards – which works, but also takes a much longer distance to stop and throws you forward if you stop suddenly.

      Braking by sliding to a stop like a snowboard will stop you much faster and you won’t be flying forward like on a skateboard. This feature alone is a big reason I feel more comfortable riding around NYC!

  10. 5 out of 5

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    Saw all of the reviews of this board (the Verge, Engadget, etc.) and I’m just totally blown away. I wanted to order one right away! I just have a question… I know it’s not appropriate to post it here in the review section, but since I saw that you are quite willing to reply to the inquiries of other users here, I’ll go ahead and do the same:

    I have absolutely no experience in riding a snowboard let alone a skateboard (or at least professionally. I have ridden a skateboard before and I find that it’s quite easy, not including doing tricks). So my question is how steep is the learning curve? I have pretty good balance… but would that be enough to avoid accidents?

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      Sam from the Verge video had never snowboarded before, but he is an experienced longboarder. It took Sam about a day to get the hang of the heel/toe edges enough to ride and even pull off a 180!

      You’ll definitely be up and riding your first day, and the rest is just continuing to get better and better.

  11. 3 out of 5

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    hey, how about shipping to france ? which courrier are you gonna use?

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      We will be using USPS and I have read online that they use UPS as the courier in France

  12. 5 out of 5

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    It looks like you can only ride this board on very smooth pavement…? I live in Oakland, CA and a lot of the pavement is kinda bumpy, not smooth like you have the board riding over in your videos… Can you talk about the terrain it can handle?

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      Hi Greg! The LEIF was born on the streets of Brooklyn, which are probably the gnarliest in the country. We have even rode the board over wood planks in Brooklyn Bridge park, which are pretty bumpy. The LEIF was even able to slide sideways over those planks!

      The LEIF can go anywhere that you can ride a longboard or skateboard.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi!
    Im so interested in this goods living in Japan.

    If I place a order, when can I get it?

    Also sent by ups?

    Japan is 110v. Is it no problem? Power is multiple?

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      Hi Sung! We already have a few boards going to Japan. Right now, the website pre-order boards will be delivered after the initial Indiegogo boards – which at this point is most likely going to be mid summer 2015.

      You can get a converter to connect the LEIF power supply to any standard household voltage worldwide.

  14. 5 out of 5

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    I’m curious about your support process.
    I currently own an electric longboard, and I remember that when I first bought it, it was the first production model, and the unit had some faulty setup. The board was over a thousand dollars, and committing that kind of money to have it encounter problems was really demoralizing.
    Fortunately, the support and correspondence with the company was efficient and effective, and I was able to send the board back for repair, etc.
    The board came with 90 days warranty, and after that, the company provides a repair service if needed.

    What is your warranty like on the LeifTech boards, if any? And are you guys open to sending the boards back in for repair/servicing if one requires?

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      Hi Natt – we are going to offer the same warranty on manufacturing defects – so if there is any faulty setup then we will take the board in for free repair!

  15. 5 out of 5

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    Do you have plans for a dirt or trail based model? Sounds like it could do really well if the wheels were changed a bit.

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      Adam – yes, we are going to be exploring all options in the future!

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I preordered it 2days ago from Japan.
    So happy waiting for got it in midsummer.(appreciated if you ship out it faster;;;)
    Im left foot starter, do you have manual for change foot binding?

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      Hi Sung – changing the bindings is super easy and the manual will have all the details on customizing and maintaining your LEIF

  17. 5 out of 5

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    I don’t have it, but it looks awesome to ride, I finally can snowboard in the summer. I just got one question. Have you guys thought about the environment the board is in? e.g. what if it’s raining outside. The wheels and all the wiring can it handle water? For the wheels it could make it harder to stop, and as for all the wires inside and under the board well, I don’t think I need to explain on that. But other than those two things everything is perfect. I love the design of it.

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      Hi Lee – wet pavement makes the board more slippery to ride just like any other wheeled vehicle on wet roads. We are doing all we can to make the electronics as water-resistant as possible – more details to come on this soon!

  18. 5 out of 5

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    It’s an awesome idea! I live an an area where you have to drive awhile to get to a decent hill so trying to freebord and snowboard is difficult. I like how this is motorized freebord, I am ready to buy one but have one concern. Can I ride it down a hill with ought using the speed remote? Or do the bearings not allow that? Thanks.

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      Hi Wylie – yes, you can ride the LEIF down a hill without using the batteries! The bearings the same work while under power, coasting and even going downhill.

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I ride a freebord and i absolutely love it. So this is a nice alternative to have to hike up a hill to ride. my only question is, when you do a full stop, does the motor stop with you or do you have to coordinate turning off the motor while stopping? Also if I speed check, how does the motor not burn out eventually? I mean technically the motor will want to keep chugging along while you are wanting to stop unless there is some sort of mechanism to temp turn off the wheel motors while sliding?

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      Hi Iggy – yes, you need to let off the accelerator to come to a full stop. The accelerator button is spring-loaded so you just let go to stop the power to the motors. It is all pretty intuitive.

      Just like snowboarding or freebording, if you slide too hard on your edge you will stop pretty quickly. Maintaining your balance and riding sideways with very little friction on the ground will result in a nice sideways ride that won’t heat up the motors. However, the motors do automatically shut off if they get too hot, so you don’t have to worry about overheating!

  20. 5 out of 5

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering how much postage will be to Brisbane Australia?
    Cheers

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      Hi Matt – we aren’t sure what international shipping costs will be, so these will be calculated upon shipment and any costs will be completely passed through with zero markup or handling fees to our customers. This way, everyone is guaranteed to pay the least amount possible!

  21. 5 out of 5

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    Is there some kind of estimate that can done? I’m just concerned if I place an order that I might get hit with a $300 postage cost.

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one!!

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      Hi Matt – I just did a top-end estimate on USPS.com and the ‘average to major markets worldwide’ for 3-5 day shipping is $186 for 3-5 day shipping – I hope that helps!

  22. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Will we be able to use traditional longboard parts for its general maintenance (not including those parts unique to the LEIF) such as wheels, bearings, trucks?

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      Hi Sir Arnold – yes all of our bearings are standard skateboard bearings. The trucks are unique to our design, but we will sell them separately if you ever need anything to be replaced. Our wheels are also to our spec, but very similar to most longboard wheels (80a).

  23. 5 out of 5

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    Cannot friggen wait to get my hands and feet on this :), the anticipation is killing me! The bonus features you guys are adding on is absolutely great, keep it up Aaron!

    • (verified owner):

      Thanks, Mike! Great to hear from you and can’t wait to get your board out to you as well.

  24. 5 out of 5

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    Will there be any chance of increasing battery capacity to increase the rideable range of the Leiftech to compete with other electric skateboards available on the market? (I understand that the Leiftech is in a class of its own)
    Also, are spare battery packs available?

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      Hi Matt – we just announced swappable battery packs, so now you have limitless range to get through long commutes or a weekend afternoon session!

  25. 5 out of 5

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    not a review but comment and question… I have a Freebord and it gets cumbersome to walk long hills… definitely good exercise and super run but hills are too far away now and all the nice smooth roads around my house is flat. Whats shipping to Hawaii?

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      Hi Ed! The shipping prices shouldn’t be too bad to Hawaii. The LEIF actually provides a similar workout to snowboarding/freebording since you still have to steer and manage your edge-to-edge balance as you ride, so you’ll still get your workout and ride all the way home!

  26. 4 out of 5

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    Hey Aaron!

    Your last announcements, with the changeable Battery pack and the new “NeverSummer” decks pushes your boards absolutely to the top!
    I’m from germany and when we import something from the US, we have to pay extra value-added tax (19%) from the price, too. Do you know if there are more costs?
    And when will it be possible to get the first boards with “NeverSummer” Deks? Or are all boards, you are selling, with “NeverSummer”-Deks?
    How much weight got an extra battery pack?
    And do we need a special loading adapter for the extra battery pack, or is it only loadable when it’s build in, in the board? In germany (Europe), we have 230V and 50Hz.
    Here’s a map all around the world.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Weltkarte_der_Netzspannungen_und_Netzfrequenzen.svg
    Wish you all the best!

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Bernd! All of our boards will feature Never Summer decks. This includes all pre-orders over Indiegogo and our website.

      I’m not aware of any costs beyond shipping and VAT which may apply on your end.

      The LEIF power supply charger just needs a simple wall adapter for our international customers.

  27. 5 out of 5

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    Hello Leif Team.

    I’m so lucky that your business is going well! And the new features are great!

    I have a question, I wanna come to New York for a weekend and wanna test one of your boards. I’m from germany.

    Is it possible we could write via e-Mail, because of the date and if you could offer a bit time for riding such a board.

    Greetings, Dieter (a big snowboard fan!)

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Dieter! Great to hear you want to try the board, you can reach me at aaron@leiftech.com

  28. 5 out of 5

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    Hi there,

    If I want to travel by plain from country to country with LEIF board, can I take it with me to the plain or lets say fit into the luggage for simple check-in? I am about of the battery capacity as there are restrictions to bring into the plain big capacity batteries.

    Thank you,

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Karolis! The battery packs are under the TSA limit, so your LEIF can fly with you wherever you go

  29. 5 out of 5

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    I’m so happy finally I bought the snowlongelettricboard
    But soooooo anxious to wait till June
    The only thing I’m worried when u buy something new you are a cavia for the next but model (I bought 7 year ago an electric bicycle many problems)
    I trust a lot in this project and my board will be fantasticccccc
    Grazie di questo bel giochino

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hey Aaron,

    I was wondering what the weight and dimensions will be of the closed up box when it is ready to be shipped?

    Cheers

    Rob

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Rob! We are estimating the box to be 40x12x8 inches and weigh 20 lbs.

  31. 1 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi!
    Good day to you and Leiftech!
    Don’t you have any plan to launching back pack for
    Snowboard deck?
    Of course, handcarry is no problem but backpack is also good.

    Tks

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Sung – yes! We are working on a backpack with a carrying system to launch later this year

  32. 5 out of 5

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    Hi, i live in a town in Miami and it rains a lot here, very humid. I was wondering if the esnowboard will be resistant to getting wet. like a small storm. Also is there any laws that are against skateboards on the street or is it the same thing as a bike (riding in the bike lane or on the shoulder of the street)

    Best regards 🙂

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Marigold – The LEIF is water resistant, but we recommend that you stay away from water or riding in the rain. As with any other electric rideable, riding in the rain can damage the electronics.

      Electric skateboards can go wherever skateboards are allowed – and this includes bike lanes!

  33. 4 out of 5

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    i am thinking of buying this but like all electrical batteries, wont the battery last for less time e.g on the first week the battery might run for 8 miles while in the 8th week it might run for 6 weeks. how long will the battery be viable for before we have to get a new battery?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Rashid – actually our battery is rated for 1,000 cycles, which means you can ride 8,000 miles before the battery needs to be replaced!

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just put my pre-order in tonight and I can’t wait till the board arrives. We purchased a time share earlier this year in South Lake Tahoe and I need to keep the snowboard skills up. I don’t think there is any better way to this year around. You guys make handling of the board look so effortless, hopefully I will be able to do that quickly. Again, looking for the quick arrival.

    • (verified owner):

      Awesome, can’t wait to see you shredding in Lake Tahoe!

    • (verified owner):

      Awesome, so glad to have you on board!

  35. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Does having the spinning plates with motor mount on the bottom greatly reduce the manuverability of the board vs the traditional freebord? Also does having the bottom wheels attached to the motor decrease your top speeds coming down a hill or can you still hit high speeds of 50mph+?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Fernando – the maneuverability of the board is super slick and the motors can run in free-spinning mode, so on hills you can go as fast as you want – or you can pump the brake and send charge back to the battery!

  36. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just Ordered My board with extra battery pack.I am really excited. Cant wait to get it out and enjoy the concrete slopes of SanFrancisco. You guys did an awesome job with the board. Despite the fact that you can carve on concrete and its snowboard style, It also has replaceable battery , 2 equal motors , Top speed at 20 . In my opinion you guys beat all the competitors out there. Hope you guys do better , and come up with more fantastic ideas.

    • (verified owner):

      Thanks so much, Azimat! Can’t wait to see you shredding the slopes of SF this summer

  37. 5 out of 5

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    Not a review but looking into the product. How loud is the motor when it runs and where would I be able to find replacement parts for the board if the wheels powered by the motor needs replacement?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Mike – the motors have a slight hum, but the wheels on the ground are actually louder. We will be selling all replacement parts on the website! BTW our motors come with a 2-year warranty 🙂

  38. 5 out of 5

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    I would love to buy on!
    But i´m afraid will it ship to Switzerland?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Siro – We do ship to Switzerland, we actually have a few boards going there already!

  39. 5 out of 5

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    I can’t to see it in person. I’m 42. I picked up long boarding 2 years ago after teaching my son to skateboard 5 years ago. I’ve been wanting to snowboard since I moved to New York City. I hope this board can give me a head start before I hit the slops. Can I make a pick up order to save shipping?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Chung – no problem at all on the local pickup!

  40. 5 out of 5

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    Hey Leif guys,

    One question; Can I get a late delivery if I pre-order a board? I live in Europe, but would prefer to have the board sent to our vacation home in FL sometime during September 2015, let me know please.

    • (verified owner):

      Yes, we can deliver your board whenever you wish!

  41. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve ordered my board already.. Only question is ? would I be able to use shark wheels for the board. how are the wheel different? Can we install customs wheels from regular skateboards.

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Azimat – Thank you for the support! I haven’t used shark wheels, but smooth wheels work the best. You can install your own wheels but the wheels that come with the board are the best for the LEIF!

  42. 5 out of 5

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    I was just wondering how long will the sale be going on and when will the board go onto the market?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Zachary – we are close to making our final numbers for the pre-sale batch so really any day now we will need to cap the pre-sale orders – still looking good for early July to start shipping!

  43. 5 out of 5

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    Best invention ever! I pre-ordered one. When will they start shipping?

  44. 5 out of 5

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    If I order now will my card be charged now, or when its shipped??

    Thanks guys!

    • (verified owner):

      Hi there Aak! To get the pre-order discount, your card will be charged immediately

  45. 5 out of 5

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    Hi, just one question. What is the maximum angle for the board to go upward and what speed it will have?

    • (verified owner):

      The LEIF can do top speed (20mph) up a 15% grade, which is the steepest legal grade for USA Streets

  46. 4 out of 5

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    I’m Snowboarding over 9 years now bur I have no time cause the winter is gone so fast and I have not taht much time. So this would be the best solution I could imagine. But it is to expansive. Maybe it will get cheaper after some years and than I am able to buy it. After I saw this product I looked it up immediately!
    maybe some day I will be able to board on the street but not in the near future.

  47. 5 out of 5

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    Well, just ordered the board. Can’t wait to try it.
    I built an electric longboard which is great fun but the ESC’s, motors and bits and bobs are pretty hobby grade stuff so I am hoping this will be a whole lot better quality and longer lasting. Definitely don’t want to be shipping across the ocean (I live in the UK) if things go tits up.
    Think I am going to have to upgrade my protection gear, broke my shoulder blade on my longboard already and this thing is probably a whole lot more difficult to ride. But hey, would I ride a motorbike or anything else if it was 100% safe. :o)
    Looking forward to any carry, or other, accessories.
    Cheers lads.

  48. 5 out of 5

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    hello, I’m writing this just to get a better understanding of the product. My first question is, how soon would I receive it if I live in Virginia? And why is shipping so expensive? Thank you and I hope for feedback.

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Sean – all pre-order boards will be shipping this summer, and our first full priced batch will ship this winter. Shipping is expensive because of the size of the package, unfortunately there isn’t much we can do there.

      Let us know if you have more questions!

  49. 2 out of 5

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    Hi
    What I think would be great for a lot of us would be to see a video of a complete beginner (no experienced snowboarder/longboarder) riding this board. This may give an insight about how easy/difficult it really is to ride.
    I am sure many inexperienced people fear that catching an edge equals a faceplant. Snow is one thing, concrete completely a different matter.
    Promotional videos are great to see what the board can do but may be scaring people (rightly or wrongly) away who just want to have fun.
    My 2 Cents anyway.
    Cheers

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Stewart – here’s a video of a new rider’s first time riding our prototype. Kennis got the hang of it on his third try and this was even before we added custom speed controllers and traction control!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AJI9LYCUQ

  50. 5 out of 5

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    The board looks amazing. I definitely want to get one. A question though, how well does it do with shock, say like jumping off curbs or something like that.

    • (verified owner):

      The board is built for jumping on/off curbs and handling most (if not all) street/sidewalk terrain!

  51. 5 out of 5

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    Is your only store in New York? It would be nice if I could maybe test the board befor buying it. Other than that, the whole concept and design of it is amazing

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Mia – thank you, so glad you dig the board!

  52. 5 out of 5

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    Is the LEIF board waterproof? Can you ride it when it rains?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Melody – unfortunately no electric skateboard is waterproof, but we are working on making it as water resistant as possible!

  53. 5 out of 5

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    Hi
    How often I have to change the Wheels, “all 6”

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Sebastian – we haven’t had to change out the outside wheels yet (only 1mm shaved off all last summer) but with daily riding I would say the outside wheels once per year and the inside wheels maybe twice per year.

  54. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The board looks amazing. Well done in getting this off the ground. I have an Evolve Electric Longboard (Carbon All Terrain) – which I love. Was thinking about getting a second board for my daughter and after seeing your board, I thought it would be good to have some variety so we could switch between the two. I have never snowboarded, but always wanted to.

    Your board looks perfect – snowboard feel, able to switch out batteries and can take it on a plane. It seems to tick all the boxes.

    I hope you don’t mind answering a couple of questions:

    1. How will the board go in the rain or wet weather?
    2. How will you support international sales in terms of warranty and ongoing spare parts?
    3. I plan on doing a fair bit of air travel (domestically within Australia mostly, but also internationally) and wanted to confirm if I can take it on the plane. Can you confirm the specs for the batteries? In Australia, the watt hours (Wh) has to be under 100Wh. I believe each battery is 3.6V and there are 18 per pack. What are the Amps?
    4. Finally, I saw your guestimate on freight to Aust as approx $186. Do you have any further updates?

  55. 5 out of 5

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    Looks awesome but i am a shorter person and i was wondering if you are able to adjust the foot straps to be able to ride more comfortably instread of having such a wide stance

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Andrew – we are offering multiple deck sizes so you shouldn’t have a problem with your stance width!

  56. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I placed a preorder, but how do I convert it to local NYC pickup if that’s available, and will that void NYC tax?

    Also, in regards to the board:
    Is it possible to carve the board with the caster wheels without using the throttle at all? Is the battery used when the throttle is not engaged and if not could you go much further than 8 miles assuming you only use it on inclines and to stop so your constantly charging it? Lastly does the throttle have variable speeds? Thanks for the update and info.

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Yair – I can refund your shipping fee if you can come pick up in NYC, but unfortunately the tax still applies.

      It is possible to carve and slide down a hill without throttle – you can roll downhill as far as the hill takes you. The battery is not under use when the throttle is disengaged. The throttle does have variable speeds, all controlled by a rolling switch.

  57. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Down under,Brahamj June 21.2015.
    Just ordered a board!! Thx
    I have been on a FIIK Australian short board for 3years,
    Deck.31″x8″
    Wheel distance 17-5″. 85cmwheels.
    I weigh 60kg.height 162cm.
    Never snowboarded……but ski.using the Harb carve.pmt..method.
    How do I work out the length of board for me as I like to do lots of short turns…
    Going to. Be…an .uphiller..!!!

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Braham – awesome!! welcome to the crew of up-hillers

  58. 5 out of 5

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    A question about the board, would you recomend this board for a person that’s looking for a transport device with some fun in it and has never snowboarded before?
    Also, are people ok with you guys taking them insude stores (obviously not when driving but when carrying)

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Ragnar – we built the LEIF to be rugged and have the range for your daily commute. You can carry the LEIF anywhere you wish – even on airplanes!

  59. 5 out of 5

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    I don’t see different size options for the board. I am 5’2″. If I pre-order will I get the right size for my height?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Laura – definitely, we are making a deck size for shorter people just like you 🙂

  60. 5 out of 5

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    Question from excited buyer, not a Review.
    This is a groundbreaking longboard! I’m really excited about the potential and hate commuting to work without having fun. I grew up in San Diego, CA, skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding and can’t wait to combine 2 of those 3. The midwest hills that call themselves ski resorts and the waves only caused by freezing winds in the winter don’t cut it for me.
    I have some concerns about Cleveland roads notorious for potholes and only being able to use it 3 months out of the year due to 9 months of snow/ice. It seems like the tech is there and you may be able to create a better board than the scarpar. It predicts production ready by 2016, but doesn’t seem to have been designed for snowboarding flow/function at it’s core like you did. You may be able to keep your same motor/tech specs with a few add on features for design on snow/ice/pavement transitions that occur in cold climates.

  61. 5 out of 5

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    Hi
    Can you give any update on estimated delivery times?
    As an international buyer (from UK) would this add additional time, apart from 1-2 days UPS or whomever takes, to the estimate?
    I know of others who at the last moment have said “Oh international delivery is not yet cleared due to batteries etc..”
    I just want to know as I need a board before August and am quite prepared to buy a Boosted or Evolve board in the interim. (Better that then the fury of the bird who gets told she does not get a board till after the holidays.)
    Cheers

  62. 5 out of 5

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    This product seems amazing. Would be great to prepare for snowboard season in the alpes. One question: what maximum weight will it handle (ideally in Kg)?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Stephane – We’ve had a rider cruise our prototype that was 100kg and 193cm tall, and the board did just fine! Here’s a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AJI9LYCUQ

  63. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Aaron, I would like to order an extra battery pack and an extra set of (4 blue) wheels. However, when I go to place the order, I am charged $20 for shipping. Can these be extra items be included with my pre-ordered board (ordered 3/16/15) so I will not incur another shipping fee?

    If yes, can you please send me a paypal invoice for $148?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Tom – the extra shipping charge is for the additional weight of the batteries. The extra batteries are the only extra component that we are charging shipping for because it is expensive and the pre-sale discount price is less than our cost.

  64. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Aaron, thanks for your response. The reason I was asking about the shipping cost for the extra battery, is because the shipping price for purchasing a preorder board and an extra battery on your website is $40. However, since I preordered my board in March (before the extra battery was available) I already prepaid $40 for shipping. If I order the extra battery today, I would have to pay an extra shipping charge. Since the board has not shipped, can’t you just add the battery to my order without charging me the additional shipping? Thanks for your consideration and all you and your team are doing. I am looking forward to carving up the streets in Chicago.

  65. 5 out of 5

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    Hi there, I don’t have a review but I would like to ask you guys a question. I don’t skateboard, nor do I have any knowledge of skateboards it self. I also have no knowledge or experience with snowboarding. But it looks easy enough to learn. With that being said, I would like to know a few things about the Leif.
    How do I know what board size do I need? is there a difference between each size? (I’m 5′ 7″ if that helps)
    When you say it it can last up to 8 miles, how long (approximately) is that? e.g 60 minutes non-stop riding?
    Does it really matter what side I stand on the board? for example if did right foot back, left foot forward. Will it matter if I rotated the board so I’ll be left foot forward, right foot back? Or does it not matter at all which side you start it on?
    This should be obvious but small puddles are fine to ride over? but rainy days are a no-go?
    One last question, are the decks the same colour? like how it’s displayed in the previews? or could we ask to have it in a specific colour?
    I’d appreciate you taking some of your time to answer my questions. I look forward to the day when I’ll finally get my hands on the Leif eSnowboard.
    Thank you.

    • :

      How do I know what board size do I need?

      Take a look at the sizing chart on the product page and measure your stance. We also have sizing information on the technology page. Whatever stance width (20″, 22″, 24″) feels the best then I would go with that

      When you say it it can last up to 8 miles, how long (approximately) is that? e.g 60 minutes non-stop riding?

      8 miles of nonstop riding at full speed (20 mph) would take you about 24 minutes.

      Does it really matter what side I stand on the board? for example if did right foot back, left foot forward. Will it matter if I rotated the board so I’ll be left foot forward, right foot back? Or does it not matter at all which side you start it on?

      It does not matter which foot you have forward – whatever works for you!

      This should be obvious but small puddles are fine to ride over? but rainy days are a no-go?

      We have built in a ton of safeguards against water, but it is best to stay away from water while on your LEIF. If you run through a puddle, the best thing to do would be to stop immediately, make sure no water got into the electronics, then keep on going. Rain is definitely a no-go.

      One last question, are the decks the same colour? like how it’s displayed in the previews? or could we ask to have it in a specific colour?

      We are working on deck graphics right now. More to come soon!

  66. 5 out of 5

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    Seriously about to buy one, but before I do, will you let me know what deck size is a best fit for me.
    I’m 5’8 and 170 pounds. Thank you for your time, can’t wait to try it out!!!

    Best,

    Mike

    • :

      Hi Mike – I would definitely go for the 82cm Fulton deck size!

  67. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have visited your page at least 20 times in the past month and am about to pull the trigger and pre-order one, but I have one reservation. I understand that it’s not completely waterproof and that I need to avoid rain and puddles. However, if water does get into the electronics, will it fry the system or is there built in logic to shut off power when it immediately detects a short? A sort of ground fault indicator, or electronic fuse concept? I just want to make sure that if I accidently get stuck in a down pour I’m not going to destroy my board. If I have to dry it out, and possibly clean the contact points for the electric swivel wheels that’s one thing, but if I melt the entire circuit board or wiring because I accidently ran through a puddle, that is an entirely different level of concern.

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Kurt,

      No matter what, even if you fry the circuit board, you can send your LEIF in for service. Good thing is that the circuit board is just another component that we can repair so you don’t need to purchase another board.

      Regarding the rain, as long as you don’t ride the board in the rain (which will spray water off the wheels and towards the electronics) then you should be fine. If you run through a deep puddle then just turn off the board immediately and check to see if you got water into the electronics. If so, then allow the board to dry out before turning back on. Puddles, pot holes, etc are easy to avoid so I wouldn’t worry about this too much!

  68. 5 out of 5

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    Hey Leif tech, this looks amazing, I have only just seen this board, it looks very exciting and have my full attention.

    One question…I’m a streetboarder/snakeboarder, not a normal skater. Will this ride and handle similar? I know it’s not a pivot system but the carving and stance has similarities.
    Thanks.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Mikey,

      The LEIF will allow you to do a ton of stuff that the snakeboard cannot do – and with that experience you’ll pick it up quickly!

  69. 5 out of 5

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    I want to know, after I order, what is your delivery time?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Jack – right now we are looking at a late-summer shipping date, and we are working hard every day to get these boards out as efficiently as possible!

  70. 5 out of 5

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    This is an amazing idea, and i am very happy that someone finally had the brains to come up with something like this! I only have one question. I noticed that the design of the Leif Snowboard is very close to that of a Free Board. I was wondering if you turned the board’s motors off, could it be ridden down hills like a Free Board, or will you always need the power on to use it. Already putting some money aside for this, and hope to be one of your buyers in the future. Best of luck!

    • (verified owner):

      Thanks, Anthony!

      To answer your question – yes the LEIF can ride down a hill, and furthermore you can use the regenerative braking feature to charge your battery as you roll downhill.

      Super excited to have you on board one of these days!

  71. 5 out of 5

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    Hi Aaron, I know that the product description clearly states that International Shipping to be billed on shipment but I just wandered if you had a vague idea of the shipping price to England..??

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Jake – short answer is ‘as low as possible’ since we are passing through the shipping charge with no fees. We should have a better range on this in a couple weeks!

  72. 5 out of 5

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    Thanks Aaron, you guys are doing a great job. I’ve done some research on the market and your the only ones out their doing this.. Keep up the good work!!

  73. 1 out of 5

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    Hi Jake
    I am waiting for my board in the UK and have asked the same question. I find it strange that Leif is saying they will be shipping ”soon” but have no clue what international shipping costs are. What I can say is that Metro-Board ships at about 125 Dollars for 1-2 week delivery and 148 Dollars for fast DHL – 1 week max.
    So if it is more than that I will be pissed.
    And what about taxes? As international buyers we should not pay the US tax. We are probably going to be nailed this side.

    Where you at anyway mate?

    Cheers
    Stewart

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Stewart – if the Metro-board ships for $125 then I would say that is probably what you can expect from us. We also have a 12% discount with DHL international so I’m not sure how that compares to Metro-board’s discount.

      You don’t pay any US-based taxes (as you’ll see on your receipt).

      to your last question – we’re here in the Brooklyn shop grinding every day to get these boards out!

  74. 5 out of 5

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    Met Aaron earlier at Expand. Great guy, awesome board. However, being Made in NYC, I am concerned how much of the city’s own roads this board can handle? Let alone the expressways, our inner roads are basically cliff edges.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Rob – I appreciate the kind words!

      The NYC streets are a beast but as long as you’re a decent pot-hole dodger then you’ll make it around pretty much anywhere. Also bike lanes are like highways and generally pretty good for cruising all over the city.

  75. 4 out of 5

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    For a boy of 14 years what size do I buy to the boy 77cm 82cm or 87cm

    • (verified owner):

      When choosing a deck for any rider, we suggest using the deck sizing chart here: http://www.leiftech.com/deck-size-guide

      We also recommend product use for age 16+

  76. 5 out of 5

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    This looks amazing and I really want one I have snowboarded for a few years and was wondering how much more difficult is it to carve? And can you do tricks off the ground ?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Justin – carving is easy! I wouldn't recommend doing tricks involving a ton of air (jumping potholes or on/off sidewalks is ok), but ground tricks are totally good – nose presses, spins, etc are super fun!

  77. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I received my Boostedboard dual plus and loved it. It inspire me to pull the trigger and invest on Leif. I snowboard for the first time this past April and transition to Freebord. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Keep in mind that NeverSummer is top of the crop when it comes to boards. I also like the power on the motors. Guys @ Leiftech seem to be meticulously picking the components and their partners. Keep up the good work.

  78. 1 out of 5

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    I really think it is time for an informative update that actually gives an expected delivery date and does not hint at a vague ‘soon’ or ‘summer”.
    Delivery costs and times to international customers would also be appreciated.

  79. 5 out of 5

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    Hi
    Awesome board
    Just got a few questions prior buying
    Do you ship to lebanon?
    And how much will it cost?
    Can it go over pretty big bumps?
    Thanks

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Nadi – we’ve been testing the board in some of the worst pavement in the USA here in Brooklyn and if you can ride a longboard over it – you can ride the LEIF there as well! We are shipping worldwide but we won’t have estimates on pricing until we get closer to shipping. Thanks for the shout out!

  80. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Will there be any plans to have a monthly paying service or will payment in full be the only option to purchase the board?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Alex – we are working on finding a financing partner for monthly payments!

  81. 2 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have been looking forward to receiving this board over the summer but I keep getting disappointed with the continuous delays. Now, it seems like the earliest shipment will be in November unless something else delays it even further. I was hoping to receive a Leif eSnowboard before I went overseas for a military assignment this month but since the shipment is delayed once again, could you let some of us who are serving overseas know if you will be able to ship it to an APO address with the included flat rate shipping?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Thoney – sorry about the delays but we just need to make sure everything is rock solid before we send it out. And for sure I’ll make sure the board gets to your APO address with the flat rate shipping included in your purchase 🙂

  82. 5 out of 5

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    I am beginner with the longboarding, but looking at the Leif board, it might be easy to learn, can anyone shade light on that?
    I would love to hear how easy is it to learn compared to the longboard? How easy is it to control speed on the slopes? How easy is it to speed up on inclinations?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Saurabh – We find that most of our test riders take about an afternoon in a smooth open parking lot to get the hang of the board. We even had one rider start shredding in the first 10 minutes on one of our early prototypes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AJI9LYCUQ

  83. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    THANK YOU – To The Entire Leif Tech Team.

    I know you were all hoping to get the eSnowboard shipped sooner than later and we as pre-order buyers were hoping to have it by now. However, I greatly appreciate the work you are putting into this product to get it right for us the end user. Aaron, I am so thankful for the consistent e-mails you send regarding board updates and status of development/delivery. I know this is not an easy undertaking and am thankful for the regular communications. I am sure you are bummed with the delays but I would rather wait a little longer to have the board done right and than receive a defective bug riddled product.

    Thank you again for the time and dedication you and your staff have put into this board. I am looking forward to riding it in the future.

    Also, would there be any chance to participate in the Beta Test? I know the testing is being done in New York but I would love to participate and try it out in the streets of Chicago. Please let me know,

    Thanks Again,

    Tom

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Tom – Thanks so much for the tremendous support!! We are working day and night to get you the best, most reliable board possible and will have you shredding Lakeshore drive here soon!

  84. 5 out of 5

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    i’m with Tom (above)… i have exchanged quite a few emails with Aaron over the past few months, and while i’m bummed these weren’t shipped on the original timeline, i’m also trying to be realistic and i understand that the original ship date was a “best-case” scenario. i would rather have it be a couple months late and be incredible than to get it on-time and be less than everything they want it to be. everyone at Leif is obviously working very hard, and Aaron is readily available to answer any and all questions… i am SO GRATEFUL to everyone at Leif who is working so hard on this… i feel we are SUPER close, and i’m really looking forward to getting my board. KEEP THE FAITH!

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Frank – your continued support means a lot and gives a TON of energy to the team, especially on these long days/nights in the office! Thank you!!

  85. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hello just for fun what is the top speed to be able to have in downhill session ?

    Can I buy wheel anywhere on skate shop ?

    I cant wait to receive the board and probably be the only one in Quebec city, canada to have it

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Louis-Paul!

      You may be able to find outside wheels at a local skate shop with the same dimensions, but the inside wheels are custom built to fit inside the motor housing. There is no top speed for a downhill ride – but at speeds over 20mph you’ll likely lose the electronic brakes and will need to rely on the sliding/mechanical braking – which is more effective anyway!

      Can’t wait to see you shredding in Quebec city

  86. 2 out of 5

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    Great that there are those that still very optimistic and happy to wait. I personally believe that if Leif wanted an interest free loan then that is what the crowd funding was for. To accept pre-oders on a false pretex is bad business in my humble opinion.
    I too want a good product, who does not? I have since purchased another board as I personally don’t believe I will get this one this year, and yes I am pissed about that. As this is what I hope is going to be something that is wicked fun I will wait, albeit unhappily.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Stewart – We’re extremely unhappy about the delays as well and we didn’t have any false pretexts with taking pre-orders. It has really just come down to needing to invent components that have never existed before due to unforeseen complications that arose this summer – and the best you can do in this situation is work day and night to get it figured out, which we have done for the last 2 years. The great thing is that we have solved these issues and are now going into the testing phase to make sure that the board we send you will be rock-solid and something you won’t have to return.

      The other speed bump that we face is the fact that we are buying all components in the USA (at 3-5x the price) to ensure you get a stable board – and the LEIF will likely be the only electronic device you own with 100% USA electronic components (transistors, capacitors, chips, etc). We must buy these components in the USA, then get them shipped to the fabrication company for soldering/assembly, then get the final product shipped back to us – a process which unfortunately takes 28 days. However, this will ensure that you get quality and stability.

      I understand you are frustrated with the delays, and so are we, but I assure you that nobody will ever work harder for your support than we have been.

  87. 4 out of 5

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    Hi Aaron
    Thanks for the encouraging words.
    I look forward to a great product that is quality and innovative. Would be a great Xmas gift. Hint hint.

  88. 5 out of 5

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    Hi Aaron
    I have a question about the deck size. I am 14 and obviously growing, my stance width is about 30 in but I am between 5,10 and 5,7 so can you give me an opinion an what deck i should get?
    Thank you

    PS: I love what you guys are doing!!!

    • (verified owner):

      Thanks for the shout out, Bradley! I would recommend that you get the 82cm deck, given your height.

  89. 5 out of 5

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    Will all the wheals be easy to change? And will I have to get all the wheals from you guys?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Bradley – Changing the outside wheels is just like a longboard, and you can buy outside wheels of the same dimensions in other shops. But our center drive wheels have a custom core.

  90. 5 out of 5

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    You guys are located in NY. That’s my home town. I live in DC now and was wondering if you have them on hand and if so can I pick one up directly from you if I come up?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Psy,

      We haven’t started shipping yet, but we’ll have to fulfill the previous orders first. You can also dodge 8.5% sales tax if you order for delivery to your house in DC 🙂

      – Aaron

  91. 5 out of 5

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    If i order to the UK will I have to pay any inport tax?

    • (verified owner):

      We aren’t sure, you should definitely contact your local government to see what would be required for imports.

  92. 5 out of 5

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    Had a question, thought others might benefit from the answer. Is there any way to adjust the rocker (Raise or lower the center wheels)?

    Thanks! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!

    • (verified owner):

      hey Steve – yes, you adjust the rocker using risers to raise and lower the outer trucks. Very easy to change!

  93. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi Aaron and Team

    Time for another update I think. It must be getting close!

    T

  94. 5 out of 5

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    I’m 5’11 should I get the Fulton or the Atlantic?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Nick – It really depends on your stance width (see our sizing chart on the product page) but you could ride either the Fulton or Atlantic. I’m 6’1″ and I’ll ride the Atlantic when I want to cruise and the Fulton when I want to ride aggressively!

  95. 5 out of 5

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    I agree with Trevor I think its time for a solid update.

  96. 3 out of 5

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    And some Hi-Res photos of what the finished product will look like.

  97. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I cant wait no more I order a One wheel loll Do you try ride on different road with it ? like forest or grass ? does it work?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Louis – you definitely want to keep the LEIF on pavement 🙂

  98. 4 out of 5

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    I really want a Leif, I have been watching and waiting for a long time now. Whenever the first production is done i want to order, probably two. Is there any kind of a quarterly estimate you can give us? Please?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Chris – We strongly believe that all pre-orders up to today (11/7) will ship by February 2016

  99. 3 out of 5

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    Looks great, like the concept being a different edge than the other boards that are currently out but with them being so slick this does seem a bit bulky… was saying the same about the M1 skateboard, it seems as though everyone is on a 1st gen model and will improve greatly with their 2nd gen models. This needs a longer lasting slicker looking battery to compete methinks. Is a shame as I’m seriously considering an evolve board for their ability to upgrade to offroad but seeing the moves you can pull on this has me wondering if its worth it.

    Whens the next model coming out? :p

  100. 4 out of 5

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    Also agree, please give us an update. Website says deliveries will start in “early” 2016 in order with preorders. Can you give us more detail on when early 2016 is and when you will be past the “preorder stage”. Please, we are all very excited… and impatient lol

    • (verified owner):

      Just posted an update today 🙂

  101. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi Aaron, I’m 5’7” and 62KG, would you susgest me to order Pacific or Fulton? Thanks!

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Sky – at 5’7″ I think you would be most comfortable with the Pacific, but definitely take a tape measure and follow the sizing guide on the LEIF product page 🙂

  102. 4 out of 5

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    Will this model have high grade aluminum parts instead of the 3d printed parts?

    I’m wondering how much havoc will be wreaked on this boards components and gears by sand being picked up from rolling down Florida’s sidewalks?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Johnny – we won’t have any 3D printed parts on the boards that will ship. We are using high grade aluminum and injection-molded ABS.

      I don’t believe sand will be too much of an issue. There are a ton of electric skateboards in Florida and so far I haven’t come across a ton of complaints there with other manufacturers.

  103. 5 out of 5

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    Thanks for the updates Aaron, anyway we could get some new videos on you’r youtube channel. So cool to see new ones one there.

  104. 4 out of 5

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    Do you have a height to length size chart that can be referenced? I’d like to buy this as a gift for my husband and have no clue what size board to get.

  105. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’m a little disappointed at how long this has taken to get these boards, I purchased and paid ($1449) for this board and extra battery nearly 6 months ago… Thats a long time to wait especially when originally the estimated delivery date was supposed to be in June 2015. Can we get a definitive time as to when these boards will ship? I’m all for supporting and being patient, but I can’t help like feeling that this board may never arrive.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Fernando, We are in beta testing right now but we believe that we will start shipping in late December. I know it has taken longer than we thought, but we have overcome many challenges and invented many solutions that no other electric skateboard has ever faced. We really really appreciate your support and I assure you the tech and experience will be worth it!

  106. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Is it possible that it may ship in December? or defiantly early 2016?

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Sage! We are planning on starting shipping in December, but if you order a board today then it will likely ship in February 2016

  107. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I was wondering whether a commercial gesture was considered given the almost 6 months of delay. There are two reasons I ask:
    – The first is that I sometimes honestly start thinking re-considering my pre-order.
    – The second is that I believe this delay is mostly due to dishonest commercial practices. The indiegogo campaign never mentioned requiring research effort but merely asks for financial support to manufacture a product that was already developed. If the campaign was clear that research was needed, we could have adjusted our expectations given the uncertainties in research in general (or perhaps maybe some wouldn’t have ordered it given such uncertainty). I’m working in research myself and know that schedules are hard to predict.

    So, although I believe it’s quite usual for a research project to occasionally take much more time than planned, the indiegogo campaign didn’t refer to this project as a research project, but a manufacturing project — the research being done 9 months prior to the campaign, and videos of a working prototype being shown. All the emails saying “we’re almost there” in these past 6-8 months without giving a more precise deadline reinforces this impression.

    Still, I believe this will make a great product and thank you for your efforts!

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Nicolas,

      I assure you there were no dishonest commercial practices. The fact is that we ended up raising more than we had planned, so earlier this year we announced 5 new features that we could now afford to build. The fact is that the Indiegogo folks are getting a way better board than they originally purchased – now they are getting a board with more features like swappable battery packs and traction control that weren’t on our Indiegogo campaign. We had a plan to get this done by May, but we discovered that building our own motor controllers for the traction control required solving problems that other electric skateboard companies had tried and failed. It took us all summer, but we solved these challenges and we’ve got an amazing board that works great.

      We are in the final testing phases right now and the R&D is over. I really appreciate you hanging in there with us, and just know that we are spending every dime, and I am continuing to empty my own savings account, to ensure that the LEIF is the most advanced board on the market.

  108. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi Aaron, I’ve been email u for change my preorder size from Fulton to Pacific, did u recieve my mail? Thanks! Best,

    Sky

  109. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Even though it’s not a Hoverboard, it looks like we have to be careful shredding NYC. :

    http://www.slashgear.com/your-hoverboard-will-now-get-you-arrested-in-nyc-19415280/

    I can’t wait to get a ticket…. = )

    Next year…. = (

    • (verified owner):

      hey Will – yeah this law is hilarious because electric bikes have been “illegal” in the city for years and every single one of the 18,000+ delivery guys in NYC rides one in the bike lanes. Its like an e-bike highway.

      I rode the LEIF through Times Square and the cops were fascinated.

      Email me if you’re in the city and I’ll get you on a beta board

  110. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Where can I find the Beta test rider videos and comments? According to the last schedule Beta boards have been in rider hands for two weekends and a full week. More than enough time for some feedback and video. I’d also like to get rider resumes, do these guys skate, have they ever been on a Freebord? It will help to understand their perspective better.

    We need some stoke. The best “Snowboard the Streets” season of the year is upon those of us in Florida. I wanna know if I have to wait until its hot and muggy again before I ride this thing.

    Post up! Thanks.

  111. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I Also contact Aaron, I’ve been email u for change my preorder size from Fulton to Pacific, did you recieve my mail? … no respond

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Louis – I believe that I responded, but I just confirmed and your pre-order size is Pacific 🙂

  112. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hey Aaron will we b receiving tracking numbers when u ship out?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Travis – yes, customers that pre-paid shipping will automatically receive tracking numbers as soon as the LEIF ships!

  113. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Any updates? Last news posted 11.7. Please let us know what the current progress is. We’d like to hear something even if there has been another setback. An email to those of us who are invested is better than silence. Thanks.

    • (verified owner):

      hey Brent – your ears must've been ringing because I sent out an update about an hour ago to customers only – no setbacks, everything is testing well and on rails!

      let me know if you somehow didn't get the update and I'll re-send!

  114. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Aaron,

    Perfect, thanks for the update.

    Any video of Elise’s test ride?

    Can you post some video from other beta testers or link us to their video? I’m really looking forward to the perspective of riders who weren’t involved in development. As I mentioned before some information about their previous riding will help us to relate their input to our own skill set.

    How many beta boards are in lucky rider’s hands as of now?

  115. 5 out of 5

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    I am with Brent — any news, regularly, even if it’s disappointing, is better than month-long stretches of no news. Any new videos? anything, anything!

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Frank – I hear you, we’ve just been so busy that we haven’t had a chance yet to set up a good video day. We are doing some riding tests today (in the rain!) so I’ll shoot a couple videos with my iPhone to get something out there for you guys.

  116. 5 out of 5

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    Also: how do I get that cool “verified owner” tag on my posts? Since I am, I wanna look like one of the cool kids, too! : D

    • (verified owner):

      hah seriously! All of our Indiegogo folks unfortunately don’t have that tag on the website since this was built in January, but everyone should know that Frank Ozaki is OG #48!!

  117. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Aaron,

    Thanks for posting the video. It’s good to see the board in use. The downhill rain bail was no surprise to me. When I read the description I knew there’d be a bail. 😉 It takes getting used to sliding these in the rain. I’ve only tried it for two short sessions. It gets easier each time but still very sketchy for me.

    Are any of the beta testers experienced Freebord riders? There are some guys out there with mad skills on those bords. They should tear it up on the Leiftech.

    There is a cool video online of a Swiss(?) guy doing a seemingly endless slide on wet pavement. Mine look like that only completely different.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Brent – yeah I saw that Swiss guy shredding in the rain. We have a few of the pro riders interested and should be getting some boards out to them soon!

  118. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Exciting to hear that everything is coming together, do you have any pricing for the International shipping yet? want to get it sorted so there are no delays in getting my board, already salivating.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Francis, you can get a shipping estimate by filling out the shopping cart on the website – let me know if you have any trouble with that!

  119. 5 out of 5

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    where can I see this video in the rain?

  120. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    what is the top speed you reach on a downhill hill ?

  121. 3 out of 5

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    Does anybody knows what the capacity of the batteries are?
    I need to know if I can fly with the thing.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Greg – you can fly with the LEIF and I’m writing a post now about my flight with the LEIF last Thursday, less than 24 hours after Delta announced their new rule against flying with self balancing scooters.

  122. 5 out of 5

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    HOLY SHIT. This board is the coolest thing I have ever seen in my entire life. The guys who came up with this are GENIUSES. 3 seasons of the year I suffer waiting for snowboarding season, now I don’t have. BRILLIANT. It looks insanely fun, but whats up with the price. A new update I just saw said that the official price will be 1,799. That is getting crazy.I get that it is VERY high end, but that is really expensive. But who cares, this product is SICK!!!!!!!!!

    • (verified owner):

      Thanks for the shout out, Ryan! yeah we are pretty obsessed with this board too…

      Regarding the price: we added a ton of new features and premium components this spring (Never Summer decks, etc) which really forced the price up a bit from our original estimate. But we have without a doubt the most advanced board on the planet!

  123. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Aaron,

    I hope things are going great.

    Any chance of an update? Are the beta test boards built and in the hands of riders? No video leads me to think there has been some delay in getting those boards out.

    Any communication would be really appreciated. I have no expectation of seeing a board this year and am fine with that. Most of us probably arrived at that conclusion back in September.

    We are all paying adults sophisticated enough to be in the market for expensive playthings. We can handle news good or bad but not hearing anything doesn’t inspire confidence. On a small scale I’m invested in your success and feel like being kept abreast of the current status is a reasonable request.

    Thanks in advance. I hope you will consider a new approach and get word out to us as things develop. Nobody withholds good news after all. We can take it.

    It would be nice to have a place to post comments without having to submit a new review each time. As near as I can tell all the other comments are closed. One location for all communication would make it simpler for those of us who have made the investment to keep an eye on the current status.

    • (verified owner):

      Hi Brent – thank you for the genuine feedback and you have made some very solid points. We are just waiting on one more supplier (our plastic parts) and we will announce ship dates.

      Beta rides are going well (we uploaded a quick iphone video onto our instagram page)

      more updates coming soon. Also uploading a blog article right now about my process of flying with the LEIF!

  124. 4 out of 5

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    i would love to have a user message board — i second this idea. and also the notion of more updates, good or less-than-good, as you know ; )

  125. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi Aron,
    nice work! I absolutely love the new design!
    And I second the idea of having another channel to communicate than the reviews. Reviews are there to help people determine if owners of the product are happy with it. But now the rating of your product is based on the expectations of 125 people that never had the chance to test the board themselves. An up to date FAQ or a Forum would be a better choice in my opinion.

    • (verified owner):

      yes, will get it up after we wrap up this production sprint next week!

  126. 1 out of 5

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    Hi Everyone – if you have a question about the LEIF, please visit our ‘Questions’ page and your question will be answered within 24 hours!

    http://www.leiftech.com/questions/

  127. 5 out of 5

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    Wow. This looks amazing. i have stocked it for a year now and want it so much. I was wondering if the slide is much easier on this board. i have tried sliding on a normal board and ended up in the ER with a messed up face and concussion. i want to slide but im scared to, so if it is easier on this board i would be more interested.

  128. 5 out of 5

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    im thinking of buying one but just a few queries, do the side wheels wear down easily and if so how much do they cost to replace? also i have heard that the batteries on most skateboards become nackered and dont hold much charge after a few months, do the Leif batteries need changing often?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Kye – our batteries can last 2,000 cycles so this means years of riding out of each pack. The side wheels wear down every 4-6 months with regular riding.

  129. 5 out of 5

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    The customer service is very good.They reply to my emails very fast unlike other skateboarding companies.

  130. 5 out of 5

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    I’m a long-time skate- and longboarder. Last sunday I went to an indoor skiing hall with a friend who is a long time snowboarder and tried it for the first time in my life at age 23 🙂 After my first succesful run I was instantly hooked to the turning mechanics :O I’m going on my first 10-day wintersport to France next friday 🙂 After that i’m definitely saving up for this badboy! Only problem is that I live in the Netherlands and the electric wacky sideway ‘boards’ for lazy people have already been banned from use on the public road. Looking forward to fleeing from the cops this summer 🙂

  131. 5 out of 5

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    I was just wondering if cutting on the Leif is like cutting on a snowboard. What I mean is will cutting make you turn shaper or is it just to stop and do 180 tricks. Also I live in the country, so will it handle country roads very smoothly or an I looking at a pretty bumpy and uncomfortable rife? It looks like everything I’ve been looking for, even more so than the boost board. I just want to be sure because of the price and be stuck with something I can’t ride. Thanks and keep the awesomeness coming.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Benny – if you can longboard on your pavement, then the LEIF will do just fine. It does cut just like a snowboard so you can turn much sharper than any longboard. Thanks for the support!!

  132. 4 out of 5

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    I have a question before I preorder. In Leif prototypes, there were patterns under the deck of the board. Will the final Leif boards have the patterns too? Also, when will the preorder end?

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Brian – the bottom of the deck will only have the solid black carbonium finish. We will be releasing customizable decal packs later this summer for riders that want to get custom graphics for the covers! Also, the pre order will end when we start shipping.

  133. 2 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    why you sell nuts and bolts that are on the LEIF eSnowboard ? Are we supose to lost nuts and bolts ?

    Second question the battery is 149$ and after the price will be 299$ how can you buy the battery 299$ ? So much more cash than the priceless price… I think 199$ is the more true price.

    • (verified owner):

      Hey Louis – some of our customers have asked for it, so we put it up. Screw packs are popular with many tech products like drones, and since we had people ask for it – we put them up on the website 🙂

  134. 4 out of 5

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    Does this have a brake like Boostedboard does?

    • (verified owner):

      yes we have an electric brake as well

  135. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hey Aaron,
    I sent you an email yesterday concerning changing the shipping address for a preorder. It was in a reply to the update about batteries. It also has the new shipping address and other details. Can you please confirm that you received it? Thank you.

  136. 4 out of 5

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    I just visited Leif Tech head quarters.6/05 sunday , There website says they are available mon-sat, but even on sundays Aaron Aders and his team was working on the boards non stop. Aaron was very friendly and provided me with a quick tour of his workspace. gotta say its a shitty ass building but everything they said on their website is true. They are currently waiting on center wheel orders. and will ship boards out by next week. Based on our conversations they are almost ready for full production. Production and assembly speed should get faster and faster the more boards they build. Only reason I am giving 4 starts is because they couldn’t make their original promise come true. The reason why they been working so hard on every details of the board is because they wanna build a perfect end product. They build boards durable and lasting . Ofcourse as a buyer i am sure you guys will be super upset if they had shipped a not as good product and lunched another 2.0 version. Aaron also offered to ride together next week if i can make it out there again. Yes I understand the frustration of waiting . But I assure you its gonna be worth a while. If anyone has any question please feel free to contact me I also have a Leif Quick Start Guide for anyone who is interesting I will be happy to share its contents

  137. 3 out of 5

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    holy fucking price. this board is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen but they have to lower the price. I would’ve bought it even if the price was like 1,300$. wanna give me a discount.

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About LEIF Technologies

We are snow/skate/surf/wake boarders that are on a constant mission to push the boundaries and bring our passion of boarding (and a ton of adrenaline) to our daily experiences on city streets. With the LEIF, we experience city streets in ways no one ever has before. This drive to create new, amazing ways to experience our environment is at the core of the LEIF, and every new product we build in the future.

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