Hello folks !
That’s what happen when a brand stolen an entire community. A quick reminder about #ESK8FR / e-sk8.fr before the facts
We represent one of the two largest Francophone skate / ride communities. The other is that of our friends eRide Earth, mainly dedicated to all terrain that I invite you to consult and of course to join !
Our community E-SK8.FR / #ESK8FR was created on July 5th, 2015 by Cédric RIBERT aka Okp. We are very active on our forum (with more than 70 000 messages at this moment) http://www.e-sk8.fr as well as on the associated Facebook group. We are not affiliated with any brand, nor do we have any financial vocation. We are passionate about sharing, transparency and integrity within our DNA.
We federate a wide public, in the diversity of 13 to 99 years! Passionate people who want to build their own electric skateboard to meet a challenge … The public who wishes to have advice on the choice of his electric skate “Ready to Ride”, or even repair after warranty ended. We therefore cover the “DIY”, the “CUSTOM” and the R2R (Ready to Ride).
We love innovation, technology but always in the sense of sharing and benevolence.
Since 2014 we publish videos (more than 400) with the internationally recognizable tag # ESK8FR on the youtube channel and instagram of the founder. Some of these videos featuring the founder in the early years were intended to make known and develop this community, to create an identity and have exceeded 15,000 views. Members have now taken over the publication of videos. Although we are volunteers helping francophone people, our visibility, recognition and respect is international.
Of numerous covers big media and events public to continue to evangelize and to share around E-SK8.FR and *ESK8FR is available:
In 2014, report on ARTE / Tracks with our friends of eRide Earth; [http://www.e-sk8.fr/2016/02/14/e-sk8-fr-dans-l emission-tracks-sur-arte/]
In 2016, a news on France 3 IDF as well as the presence of his founder with a stand at the Fair of Angers in 2016 which received an exceptional reception of big public and fascinating parts and organizers of the Fair.
Tshirts and sweatshirt E-SK8.FR and #ESK8FR exists on our site via a spread shirt with very low cost since 2015. This very recognizable, recognized logo represents our identity is visible since 2014 on all our videos spread massively on the social media and the international forums.
E-SK8.FR / #ESK8FR was also proud to be present and invited in Wheel Games to Monségur in 2016. We were also quoted on their official site as “partners”. Beyond the magnificent atmosphere with wheelers, electric scooters and skateboard of all kinds; we are also proud of the first place of NoRoma, one of the moderators and the active members of the community. Bravo to him!
Who can join us? Everybody and about is your frame! We are opened to all the electric practices and welcome them with pleasure. Mainly of the electric skateboard, mountainboard electric, but also of OneWheel, Trike, Electric Bike and gyro wheels!
We also organize amny electric sessions of wrinkle throughout France. You will find them and the history on the forum E-SK8.FR. Other Facebook pages were create (you will find the links also on the bar(helm) of title of the site E-SK8.FR) to cover the deployment of our community in France namely at the moment: Lille, Nantes, Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Montpellier and others to come).
We also have and are recognized to take the safety seriously, in an era or the purchase of an electric skateboard " big public " is some time a commercial operation and very rarely supervised by brands (including within their own gatherings) except for a small sticker on their board by way of conformity. We remind that we are invited by the urban area and owe in responsibility, to respect the worn and the use by wearing appropriate safety devices (approved helmets, kneepads, elbow pads with minima). In other words, in a company(society) in height expansion on the domain of the electric, we have to show the example.
Why I’m talking about us ? Because Evolveskateboard France is trying to divide the french community. How ? They created an organization to promoting eskating in France who, on the paper it’s a good initiative and kind attentions. But in facts it’s a finger right up our asses.
Why ? Because they just taking over our name, #ESK8FR / E-SK8.FR by using a different name but similar. They called it ESK8.FR They don’t send us any DM, emails or messages,
You can see the similarity on their facebook page, the ride event they created and our official Facebook page :
Our Facebook page and event page :
Not really surprised from a brand who they don’t have any ethics. They’re created a website and a Facebook page. And you can not speak with them, not really open for a meeting, and they moderate our messages posted on their facebook page. To clarify my position I don’t blame Evolveskates owners. They’re not involve in this drama. I criticize only the method and the business model.
We needs your support because this episode is gonna be a huge mess in a few mounths and the impacts can affecte the whole esk8 community (regulations laws, trademarks, etc…)
How to help us ? Any support messages on our facebook page are appreciate. Relaying the info on your social media by using the hastags : #evolveisnotesk8fr #wearesk8fr
Our Facebook page :
Event Facebook page :
ESK8FR SHREDDING FAMILY
Our website :
Thanks for reading this topic. Sorry for my rusty english. This message may content grammar or syntaxe mistakes.
Norbert Aka Hansow