Meet the Co Founders
In October 2020, Anton and Rashid met while working at Arrival and discovered their shared passion for developing motorised electric skates. To their surprise, they had been working on prototypes independently and decided to join forces to bring their dreams to life. After discussing the product's vision and goals they left their jobs and embarked on the journey of creating their product.
Ultimately, with Anton’s strong mechanical engineering knowledge and Rashid’s electronics and programming expertise, they decided to combine their efforts to develop the first commercial electric inline skates.
Their fundamental goal was to make the skates safe, fun, and inclusive of everyone, regardless of the user's background or skill level. During the development of Escend Blades, the core design decisions focused on optimising comfort, convenience, durability and performance for the best riding experience. Combined with constant feedback from professional skaters and numerous tested prototypes, the final design was achieved, now known as, Escend Blades Alpha.
Why Electric Inline Skates?
In the last decade, there has been a rapid growth in the micro-mobility market, with products like electric scooters, bicycles and skateboards becoming the new norm of transportation around cities. These modes of transport are convenient, fun, cost-saving, and environmentally friendly.
As diverse as the current micro-mobility market is, there is still a significant niche missing that excludes products for people who want a lighter means of transport or those with skating interests. That’s why at Escend, we have developed the first electric inline skates, a truly fun and innovative product, a compact design for a lighter agile way of commuting.