How it’s made, vol. 1: Laminating wooden OLAF Urban boards

We are using local harvested beech 1 mm (0,04 inch) thick veneer. All sheets are covered with special water resistant glue and stacking is based on our home recipe. All 15 layers are pressed with hydraulic press. In order to speed up the gluing process we heat up the glue via creating heat in aluminum sheets that cover tooling. Those blanks are heated via microwaves with similar process as in your home microwave oven. Tool opening and cooling the board down follow.

Learn about trimming and lacquering soon – stay tuned, it will be interesting:)


Working on new OLAF accessories

When developing an OLAF backpack, we knew that we will need to develop new gadgets that will be useful in everyday life when using our OLAF Urban.
Although almost any bag can fit to the platform, we still wanted to make something new. Yes both, the bag and the wooden basket can fit to your OLAF Urban. They are also handmade in our shop in the EU and they represent our vision of urban mobility.
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EVA’s new travel buddy

Our friend Eva is a very dynamic person and a busy traveller. As such, her OLAF just had to follow her personal style and preferences.

First, she decided to fully personalise our OLAF scooter-suitcase, and design her own logo to be engraved on the board. She posted a job as a ‘Contest’ on, the world’s leading freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, where dozens of creatives from all over the world were working on their design proposal.

View all the entries here.

Always receptive to different opinions and ideas, Eva kept the brief very open, and then decided to go with the design that reflected her personality the most.


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Our OLAFs ready to explore the world


Dear OLAF backers & fans,

After three years of tweaking with details, we finally almost buried ourselves with OLAF boxes. So, let’s make some space again.

OLAF Urbans are ready to hit the road (actually backpacks arrived). Expect your postman to ring the doorbell really soon. We are shipping air mail.

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We feel OLAF

Hi, it’s been a while but hey here we are. Let’s start with our URBAN MODEL.

That’s what you can expect when OLAF finally arrives to your home in the following weeks. We have already explained everything that was modified, however let’s go through it.

We love wood as you can see below! Reinforced beech laminated main board and already mentioned additional wooden trunk multifunctional board.

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Getting there

OLAF’s manufacturing process

OLAF Business models is fully made (both chassis and double telescopic handles) of aluminum tubes. Generally they are cut manually, in some cases also with computer laser cutter machine (see in our Kickstarter video how we cut some tubes via tubular laser cutter machine / find the shot at 2 min 10 sec).

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It’s “URBAN time”


Mechanics with Urban model are based around these aluminum parts (see above). They serve as a key part to what wooden board and twin telescopic handles are mounted on.

How do we make it?

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Here we are

In today’s update we will describe two segments of development we were working on last month. Solving the “last product bugs” (longer OLAF Business handle and a new OLAF Urban backpack) but mostly production related issues.

Business case – in production

We added a few more interior pockets (there are never enough pockets within your office compartment).

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Full speed ahead

We would like to share with you all important stages in OLAF’s life, however we will be short and precise, don’t worry:)

The Urban backpack will change

We are going to change backpack bottom and back side. Both new panels will be made out of combinations of EVA material and extra padding with specially chosen materials. Why? To improve backpack experience when used as a backpack only (not attached to Urban scooter).

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How I started loving the handle – story of the beta tester

When Boštjan asked me how we are shoot it to present it to the longboard and skate crowd I felt sceptical. It felt kind of wrong – coming from (some skate and much more) snowboard background I share the sentiment of the deck with 90 degree stance and have been mocking the monoskis and the snakeboards of this world. Longboard with handles, hmmm..


But I was an open kid. As soon as I stopped delighting neighbours with my skate exercises I bought me some roller-blades. I know it was a blasphemy but at least I could safely cross the sidewalks as my feet were free. Going to the lectures I always had to carry around some spare snickers, so the backpack was mandatory..

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