(photos: Gnarboards) Gnarboards Trail Rider Electric Skateboard | from US$4,800.00 | gnarboards.com
if you think today’s electric skateboards are little too tame to make it to your ‘to buy’ list, then the Gnarboards Trail Rider Electric Skateboard might just change your perception. what sets the Trail Rider apart from the rest of the electric skateboard is its wicked fast speed: it can reach a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h) in just 1.9 seconds. the Trail Rider is driven by four 850W electric motors, each driving one of its four wheels. its 4WD capability coupled with essential off-road qualities such as high ground clearance and large 9″ pneumatic all-terrain tires, allows the Trail Rider to tear through almost any terrains, while the integrated ratchet-style MBS foot bindings ensure the rider sticks to its aluminum deck throughout the ride. control of the board is by means of a wired hand controller, which utilizes rocking-motion to offer three modes of control: full acceleration, neutral and full brake. other features include 37V 20 Ah Lithium-Polymer battery housed in an aluminum battery box, a 400 amp motor controller, regenerative brakes, adjustable channel trucks with four adjustable truck dampers, and a range of up to 16 miles (26 km) per charge. the Gnarboards Trail Rider is the bad ass among the three Gnarboards on offer and will set you back at $6,100. check out a few more views and product video clip after the break.