The First Ten Years

Our Story

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Our Story

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Born in the Garage


"Like all good things, it started in a garage. I grew up snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies and dreamed of enjoying that powder-day feeling on my commute. After moving to California and a few years of tinkering with motors, batteries and control electronics on nights/weekends, I built a series of prototypes that turned my dream into reality. In 2013, I quit my engineering day job and went all-in to bring the Onewheel experience to the world."

-Kyle Doerksen

Founder, CEO | Future Motion

The Evolution

2008
2008
Prototype 1

The first rideable prototype had a chain-driven motor and the bare essentials. Old Iron Sides is now its affectionate nickname.

2010
2010
Prototype 2

We slimmed down the frame rails, which improved handling and maneuverability.

2012
2012
Prototype 3

The first board with an in-hub motor rather than a chain-driven motor.

2013
2013
The Kickstarter

This legend was used in our Kickstarter launch video and at the CES launch in Las Vegas.

2014
2014
Onewheel Original

The first production Onewheel, which was complete with pressure-sensitive footpads, LED lights and a bluetooth-connected mobile app.

2017
2017
Onewheel+

The first board with a Hypercore motor, which boosted the power.

2018
2018
Onewheel+ XR

With up to 18 miles per charge, XR allowed riders to go on longer adventures. Both on and off road.

2019
2019
Pint

Smaller and lighter, but still just as much fun. The perfect beginner board.

2021
2021
Pint X

We added more than double the range but still managed to keep a compact form factor, which is perfect for the daily rider.

2021
2021
GT

Much more range than an XR with up to 32 miles per charge. Riders started tackling bigger off-road adventures.

2023
2023
GT S-Series

113 Volt Drivetrain for unmatched power and performance. Our current flagship board.

GT
S-Series
Pint X
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20mph top speed

20-32 mile range

25mph top speed

16-25 mile range

pintx

18mph top speed

12-18 mile range

Black Friday Savings

16mph top speed

6-8 mile range

Building the Movement

Since day 1, we set out to create a new boardsport. Unlike other tech toys of the day, Onewheels were meant to be ridden hard and riders chased new lines on aggressive terrain. Progression and that flow-state feeling kept riders coming back.

Newbies and pro boardsport riders alike fueled a culture that no hoverboard or e-scooter could ever match. Today, grassroots Onewheel events, competitions and group rides happen all over the world.

USA Built

Every single Onewheel has been built in the USA. Some people think we’re crazy for doing it, but we’ve always believed that it’s the best way to make reliable and high-quality boards.

Our manufacturing line in San Jose, CA, started with just some folding tables. Fast-forward to today and our facility is the largest light electric vehicle manufacturer in the entire US.

10 Awesome Years

Our core philosophy has always been "if it’s awesome, let's do it". That’s led to some epic times, like building a motorized wheelbarrow for April Fool's Day and creating an entire Racing League.

You can now spot the best Onewheel riders flying down ski runs on ESPN as they compete for $10,000.

Doing It Our Way

When you do something radically different, not everyone is going to understand it. And that’s okay. Some folks think that Onewheels are too risky and that they just don't belong on our streets or trails. But those people probably haven't ridden yet.

Our riders understand that, like all other boardsports, riding a Onewheel involves some risk. At their core, though, they know that the biggest risk of all is not taking one. Onewheel’s life-changing impact for its riders has been overwhelming and that makes us proud to keep building a rad future.