Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA. August 31st, 2023 – Evolve Skateboards and Loaded Boards proudly announce the launch of their most innovative creation yet: the Onirique. Derived from the French word for “dreamlike,” the Onirique promises to transport riders to a realm where exhilaration knows no bounds and every commute becomes a rad journey. This is the first time that these two iconic skateboard brands have developed a board together.
Unveiling the Onirique: A Dreamlike Collaboration Between Evolve Skateboards and Loaded Boards
Press Release: October 27, 2023
This groundbreaking electric skateboard combines Evolve’s rich 13-year legacy in the industry with Loaded Boards’ unrivalled expertise in deck design, resulting in the creation of a uniquely functional and exhilarating ride.
“What could be a more perfect match than teaming up with a company that shares the same passion, while also boasting exceptional technical expertise in all their products? When they’ve already got the technology, the innovative shapes, the concave, and premium materials – it’s a no-brainer to combine forces and transform it into an incredibly exciting product”, said Jeff Anning, founder of Evolve Skateboards.
With a range of up to 15.5 miles on a single charge and a top speed of 22 mph, riders can embark on extended journeys without worry. The powerful dual 1500-watt motors allow riders to go uphill, up to 30% gradient, without breaking a sweat. It comes with the Orangatang Caguama 85mm Street Wheels, which provide maximum roll speed for commuting and carving.
This electric skateboard features a three-layer bamboo deck ensconced within fibreglass/epoxy layers, striking the perfect balance between lightweight maneuverability and robust durability. Bamboo veneers on the top and bottom not only enhance the deck’s aesthetic appeal but also contribute to its functionality. Aggressive grip tape ensures secure footing for both casual cruising and high-speed electric skateboarding.
The heart of the Onirique’s allure lies in its functional design. A wide deck platform, mild concave, and strategically positioned flares ensure stability, responsiveness, and optimal foot placement. These features encourage an intuitive stance that keeps riders constantly aware of their board position. Whether cruising, carving, or pushing the boundaries of e-skate performance, the Onirique adapts to the rider’s style.
“The Onirique deck was made with electric skateboarding in mind. It’s wide enough to stay steady and narrow enough to be quick and easy to move from side to side. This allows seamless edge-to-edge shifts, enhancing control, all while ensuring stability to handle the motors’ speed and power effectively”, said Don Tashman, founder of Loaded Boards.
Inspired by progressive surfboard shapers like Tomo and Album, the Onirique’s performance-driven outline conceals intricate curvatures within a seemingly simple and appealing shape. The graphic design, skillfully crafted by Nanastudio, captures the dreamlike essence of the deck’s name and the exhilarating riding experience it offers.
The Onirique electric skateboard is now available for pre-order through the official websites of Evolve Skateboards https://www.rideevolve.com/products/onirique-board