This week we will help you answer the question, which Evolve skateboard is for you - The Carbon or Bamboo series?
We review the Evolve Carbon GT electric skateboard and test it against the three main boards in the Bamboo range - the GTX, the Bamboo GT and the One Board.
This video review is divided up into two main parts.
In the first part we cover specs such as size, deck flex, conversion options, customization and technical aspects.
In the second part we do a few field tests such as
// A 50m sprint test
// A 14 degree / 25% hill climb test (over 100m), and;
// A slide test
We finish with a few personal opinions from some of our ambassadors so that they can give you some insights into why they like certain boards.
At the end of the day though it does come down to personal choice - what kind of look do you like and how to you like your electric skateboard to feel.
The skateboards are tested with their standard wheel configs - so for example the GTX is tested with the 97mm stone ground wheels whereas the Carbon GT is tested with the 83mm GT wheels.
The tests do try to create a fairly balanced set of parameters - for example 50m is a good distance to show overall power without the wheel choice affecting the boards too much.
A bit about the Evolve skateboard features:
Carbon GT: With 3000 watts of on-demand dual brushless sensored motor power, a new wider super-carve truck system for stability whilst enabling tight carves, LCD screen digital remote and a new sleeker, beautifully designed Carbon fiber deck with built-in electrics, this is the most advanced Evolve electric skateboard ever! Available in the F1 inspired GT Carbon Street, or the all new, go anywhere GT Carbon All Terrain.
GTX: If ever the Evolve Carbon GT and the Bamboo GT had a love child, this would be it! The Bamboo GTX series (X meaning Extras) combines the high performance attributes of the Carbon GT and morphs these features into a slick new looking Bamboo deck. We overhauled the Bamboo GT deck with a massive lithium battery whilst fine tuning the deck flex and laser cutting the grip-tape. We then oversized our Evolve GT street wheels to an all new 97mm sizing and blinged out the 3000 watt motors to a gold finish. What’s the result you ask? The ‘Mac Daddy’ of electric bamboo boards capable of reaching speeds of 43km/hr with a huge battery range of up to 50km/charge and a sweet deck flex that allows for a comforting ride!
Bamboo GT: We took the true longboard feel that made the bamboo models so popular, and combined it with 3000W of dual brushless motor power, the new GT remote featuring a digital LCD screen, and the new wider super-carve truck system for stability whilst enabling tight carves. Your ride will feel even smoother with Evolve’s all new GT Series wheel – an 83mm hybrid of all that is good in our favourite skate wheels; grip, softness and durability.
ONE: Evolve Skateboards presents ONE, the single motor series inspired by our earlier generation Pintail and Snubnose designs which helped shape Evolve into what we are today. The bamboo deck has old school characteristics of both the Pintail and Snubnose designs with an added kicktail in the rear of the board with a medium flex allowing for a smooth ride. As far as performance goes, the Evolve ONE has a lot to offer! The powerful 2000 watt sensored brushless outrunner motor allows for a smooth acceleration and braking experience and up to 20% gradient hill climbing ability all on the single drive system. The custom lithium Ion battery gives the rider up to 35km range on a single charge and the new wider Super Carve Truck system allows for stability whilst being able to perform tight turns which lives up to our ethos of making insanely awesome carving machines!
Bamboo Series Comparison: https://youtu.be/MZCf8S3OW4w
GTX vs Carbon GT: https://youtu.be/C4K4ImvUbvA
GTX Release Video: https://youtu.be/b0mQi_gnnbQ
One Board Release Video: https://youtu.be/-swB1Oa3DlU