We're excited to announce that we have finalized the design of the Riptide board, hand remote, and packaging. Production has begun and we're stoked to begin shipping units next month.
The Riptide's packaging has an outer carton (not pictured above), inner carton, custom die-cut protective foam, and an accessory box. Every board will ship with our standard R1 wheels installed, so if you ordered an R1 Elite you'll also receive the ABEC 11 90mm 75a wheels and Shredlights in your inner carton, along with installation directions. This means R1 Elite pre-orderers will get both sets of wheels.
The board is protected during transportation by several pieces of dense foam, which will prevent the board from rattling and the nose and tail poking from through the box.
Inside the accessory box you'll find your owner's manual, board charger, remote control charger (micro-usb), two replacement belts, an extra set of bearings, and a skate tool. If you want to order additional belts we'll be making that available through our website soon.
In this prototype (below) the foam is white, but in production the accessory box foam will be black.
Production of rear truck sets and motor installation has begun. Orders of decks, wheels, battery boxes, motors, and batteries are in as well.
Alec in Australia got some smooth shots riding the R1 Elite, check it out:
Do you follow Riptide on Instagram? If you don't join the fam here. See some of the highlights of our recent Instagram stories:
Manufacturing began at the end of November and is currently on schedule to finish around the end this month. Our first container of boards will ship by sea and arrive to our warehouse in California in late January. Shipments will begin in the following days. We can't wait to get Riptide under your feet!