'JayKay' Introduces an Electric Longboard Truck with an Integrated Engine

By: Armbruster - Mar 13, 2017
References: jaykay-sport.de
JayKay is the world's first longboard truck with an integrated engine and invisible control via easy finger gestures.

Achieve a top speed of 30 kilometers per hour and a range of twelve kilometers with the electric longboard truck of JayKay, a young company from the south of Germany, led by Daniel Jäger, Benedict Kuhlmann and Isabell Armbruster. The vision of the three is to rethink current technology and to breathe new life into well known sports equipment through electrotechnical development. They have succeeded with the e-truck. The entire electronics, the motor and the batteries are integrated into the truck. Thus it does not differ externally from normal longboard trucks. It can be easily and quickly mounted on every longboard decks, whether with or without a cut-out recess in the deck.

The combination of a well thought-out motor and a patented winding mechanism ensures maximum efficiency and a hundred percent freewheel. Due to this technology you don’t have to stop for charging. You can continue without any roll resistance – like on a normal longboard.By braking, energy is recovered, allowing you to expand your maximum range. This enables you to brake even when the battery is empty. Because the electronics detect when a driver is off the board, it brakes automatically when you spill off.

The interchangeable battery has a fast charging time of one hour and a battery-saving charging time of three hours. It can be charged either inductively or via the universal USB Type C connector.

The JayKay e-trucks are invisibly controlled by a clip. This clip is attached to the bottom of the watch or the wrist strap. Sensors detect the finger movements, interpret them and send the data via Bluetooth to the e-trucks.

The JayKay smartphone app offers a perfect control over all aspects of your board thanks to its simple and intuitive user interface; you can choose different driving modes (slow, fast, eco), get an overview of your top speed, the average speed and the already traveled distance. In addition, your current battery status will be displayed with the remaining range.

A Kickstarter campaign for JayKay starts in May. Through crowdfunding, the founders of JayKay want to collect a fixed amount to cover the set-up costs and to start production in the first series.