Building the LEIF eSnowboard required re-inventing the wheel by adding a motor to a free-spinning caster wheel. This system we call the SR360 is combined with customized longboard trucks to provide snowboard mechanics on pavement. This system is adjustable for a variety of setups and riding styles - from a learning setup, to a longboard that slides, to a full snowboarding experience. Here's a guide to how the SR360 system works and how to adjust different components to fit your unique riding style: The LEIF rocker is the most important area of that really defines the type of ride you'll get. Experimenting...

Early backer Barrett came by the LEIF HQ test track to show off his skills and give advice to other riders that are just getting started! Barrett's skills after just a few rides are impressive. Barrett came in with snowboarding experience, but he isn't a regular skateboarder. He attributes his ability to shred so quickly to watching the LEIF training videos in detail and replicating the moves on the videos. See more riding videos at www.LEIFTech.com/video...

LEIF customers are pioneering city snowboarding in 31 countries across the world, and some have documented their learning process. Here's a video from Cedric in France - he documented the first 90 minutes on his LEIF eSnowboard: Here are a few takeaways from his learning process: The first 20 minutes always feel awkward We see this process every demo day we've hosted in Brooklyn. The SR360 wheels feel crazy at first, and riders feel like a baby giraffe feeling out their legs for the first time. Watching Ced here at the 20 minute mark vs the 60 minute mark is a night and day...

An eSnowboard Deck: Built by Snowboarding Pros I saved this announcement for last because Never Summer has been a snowboarding brand that I grew up respecting and following. Their decks were always among the most innovative and the highest quality around - they are still the only snowboard deck you can buy with a 3-year warranty! Never Summer is also made in the USA, and fabricates everything in Denver, Colorado. When thinking about the right partner to build the decks for the LEIF, it was a no-brainer. I'm very excited to announce that Never Summer Industries will be building the decks for the new line of LEIF...

Every LEIF will now have unlimited range since the main battery pack can be swapped with a freshly-recharged pack to get you through a long commute or keep you shredding all afternoon. Beyond adding range to your ride, extra packs will also reduce electronic waste since you won't need to buy a new board every time the battery cycles end. 8,000 Miles of Shredding in Each Battery Pack The charging time for the removable batteries will be 60-90 minutes and provide the same 8 mile range for 1,000 cycles. This gives each battery pack a lifetime of 8,000 miles before needing to be replaced.    ...