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Skate Electric's journey began way back in 2004 in Skateboarding's mecca 'Venice Beach' - California!

A one time life encounter where Nick Druce saw a local dude rip past at 23 mph on an old school tethered E-Glide Dewey Weber (Electric Skateboard). This moment sparked a 16-year journey which now has led to Skate Electric becoming the World's Lifestyle Eskate Movement. As a seasoned wakeboard coach in Europe and the USA, the side on vibe became an inbuilt emotion. Los Angeles was the catalyst, Bondi Beach, Sydney was the proving ground and London and Cape Town became the Movement.

Although Nick was one of the first to test lithium-ion battery technology in 2007, the reality was that eskating was in its infancy. Nick knew micromobility was the future but he'd need to wait it out for the tech to catch up with the concept.

Nick jumped into coaching again with Personal Training working at the Chelsea Harbour club as a PT / Tennis coach.

In 2012, Evolve Skateboards (based in Australia) launched globally with a game-changing electric skateboard. The launch board 'the Snub nose' was the board of dreams.  A high quality bamboo deck with super carve trucks, which delivered that snowboard / surf feel on the streets with reliable performance. 

Nick still needed to wait as his dream was to follow his coaching and take eskating into nature, surfing the trails.

Surrey Hills is is essentially a large snowboard resort with no snow. However, in 2016 (pre Evolve's GT series) torque for hills and battery range were still a deal-breaker for a full 90-minute hard shred session.

The GT series and subsequent GTR boards changed the destiny of Eskating forever. In 2018, Nick was invited by Evolve UK to represent the GB Team to race all terrain at the US Olympic training site 'Chula Vista BMX ' in San Diego, California.

Seventy riders from all over the world competed and Nick made the final on a demo board without any race experience. He finished 1st in the GB team and even made the quarter finals in the street race.

As the Creator / Director of the UK's First Eskate school, Nick's ambition was to take this exciting new sport into the Surrey Hills and UK-wide.

Skate Electric is now working with a local Surrey Hills Pro Onewheel rider and Award-winning filmmaker

Luke Whatley-Bigg.

Skate Electric's mission statement is to become the Worldwide Eskate Movement, pioneering a national Eskate school network.


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