My name is Paolo. Born and raised in Italy, I moved to San Francisco 2 years ago.
The idea for the Egg came out while I was moving to San Francisco. I had a longboard in Italy but it was pretty expensive to ship it to the US.
I decided to unmount the trucks and the wheels from my longboard so they could fit in the bag I checked in at the airport.
When I arrived in San Francisco I designed a skateboard deck that was wide enough to use those trucks, but also short enough be portable... and also fit in my bag in case I had to jump on a flight to move back to Italy!
People started asking me what kind of skateboard it was. It became pretty normal to receive 2-3 comments every day like:
"That's a pretty small skateboard man"
"How does it turn with those trucks? It looks dodgy!"
"This is the shortest skateboard I've ever seen"
At the beginning I didn't think about it as a business. I had a lot to figure for my life in San Francisco. A few months ago a guy asked me if I could make an Egg board for him... and I decided to give it a try!
This venture turned out to be super fun. I'm also lucky enough to have great friends in San Francisco and they help me in many ways... the Eggboards Team is building up! I also get to know people that are excited about the Egg as much as I am... I LOVE IT!
If you are curious to try the Egg board or you just feel like saying hello ...please get in touch!