Tag Archives: Skateboard

Meet A New Kind Of Skateboard That Has Just 3 Wheels And Self-Balances

The purveyor ridiculously expensive stuff, Hammacher Schlemmer, is no stranger to selling small mobility devices like skateboard, scooter and stuff, but this one here, called Tomoloo Dragon Knight H3 3-Wheel Skateboard, is different. Firstly, it is a skateboard that has just three wheels. It looks like kids’ skatescooter but without the handle. Secondly, it is, well, self-balancing, so you can enjoy zipping around at up to 17 mph (27 km/h) without being bothered by balancing which, really, isn’t that hard. But hey, if you prefer machine to do the job for you, then this is it. Continue reading Meet A New Kind Of Skateboard That Has Just 3 Wheels And Self-Balances

Track1 Is A Half-track Skateboard That Wants To Take On Any Terrain

You know what fascinates us with regards to off-road (skate)board? Track(s). If it has track(s), we are already half-sold. Just half. So, naturally, when we first lay eyes on the Track1, we are, well, half-sold. Though we can’t say the same for the price. But more on that later. Seriously, look at this thing. It has oversized wheels wrapped in off-road requisite knobby tires and a wide, low-profile track that makes it perfect for some serious all-terrain actions. And it is not just any track. The track was designed from the ground up for Track1 and it is where the magic is being turned out. Continue reading Track1 Is A Half-track Skateboard That Wants To Take On Any Terrain

The Future Of Electric Skateboard Is This: Without The Need For Remote

Imagine this: you walk up to a skateboard, get on it and it starts moving. Sounds more like a probable scene from some sci-fi movies, right? I mean, no control on hand and so, it is more sci-fi then reality, right? Nope. Not quite. This fantasy tech of traveling is real and it is called Spectra. Conceived by Walnut Tech, Spectra is billed as the first and only electric skateboard with a continuously learning 3D posture control system that lets you ride it without the need a remote in your hand. I know right. Finally, your hands can be free to do gestures or whatever as you zoom down the street and your legs, no kicking. It is a seemingly small development, but no small representation of what the future is for skateboard and the future, as it seems, is here now. Continue reading The Future Of Electric Skateboard Is This: Without The Need For Remote

Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

By now, electric skateboard is a commonplace and most electric skateboards function as they should, but if you look closer, they are also mostly single-wheel drive which anyone with basic electric know-how can cobble up one. However, the Blink Qu4tro Electric Skateboard you see here is not ‘most of them’ because, as the product name hints, it is ‘quattro’ which means, like Audi’s quattro, it is all-wheel drive. Yes. You heard that right. A four-wheel drive electric skateboard and that’s not something you see or read about everyday. Continue reading Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

No. Louis Vuitton Didn’t Make This Skateboard But It Will Be Cool If It Did

In the recent segment of You Make It We Skate It, YouTube channel Braille Skateboarding unboxed a fan-sent custom skateboard deck which they are supposed to try it, which they did, as always. It was sent to the team by one jsk8er69. And this one caught our eyes, not because it was dangerous like an axe or adheres to metal with 80 pounds of force, but because it was actually pretty well made and because, Louis Vuitton. Apparently, jsk8er69 sacrificed his mum’s favorite purse to wrap a deck with LV leather. Wait. Did he really do that? I am sure he must be joking. Right? Continue reading No. Louis Vuitton Didn’t Make This Skateboard But It Will Be Cool If It Did

Leafboard Is An Electric Skateboard That’s Both Small And Very Affordable

If you count skateboard as your choice of transportation for beating the traffic, then I suppose you won’t want to kick your way and also, discredit longboard as the way to go as it is way to cumbersome – especially when you need to hop onto a crowded train or tram. Well, fret not. Skateboard can still be your best travel buddy, if it is the Leafboard Super Lightweight Electric Skateboard. Leafboard claimed it is as the world’s lightest and most affordable freestyle electric skateboard, but that’s only half true cos’ at 9 lbs and mere 23 inches, Bolt remains as the world’s smallest electric skateboard, albeit only a tad lighter. However, at $329 Kickstarter price, Leafboard is no doubt the most affordable electric skateboard we have seen to date. Continue reading Leafboard Is An Electric Skateboard That’s Both Small And Very Affordable

Braille Skateboard Put A Custom-made LEGO Skateboard To The Test

Given the versatility of the world’s most famous brick, it is totally possible to build a skateboard out of LEGO bricks, but the question is: can it be used? Well, one man is going to find when he built one and lets skateboarding how-to channel on YouTube, Braille Skateboarding, have a go with it. Timmy Joe, a dude who reviews everything on YouTube, took up the challenge put forth by Braille Skateboarding for someone to build a LEGO skateboard to be used in the channel’s segment called You Make It We Skate It. And so Tim did, spending hours to create a ridable skateboard and in the process he kinda wiped out his childhood collection of loose LEGO bricks. Continue reading Braille Skateboard Put A Custom-made LEGO Skateboard To The Test

This 3.3 lbs Kit Will Turn Kick-powered Skateboard Into An Electric Vehicle

Electric skateboard is still in its infancy and as such they are not cheap. Even if you have no qualm about dropping handsome money for one, the boards the handful of manufacturers have to offer may not appeal to everyone. Or maybe you just could not let go of your seasoned kick-powered deck. Whatever the case maybe, we have good news for you, or rather Barcelona-based Unlimited Engineering has good news for you. The outfit has came up with the world’s first electric skateboard powertrain, called Eon, that will turn your manual skateboard into an electric vehicle “in seconds,” enabling it to cruise at a blazing 22 mph and up to a range of 15 miles. Continue reading This 3.3 lbs Kit Will Turn Kick-powered Skateboard Into An Electric Vehicle

DIY Drill-powered Skateboard Left Us Pretty Much Speechless

As cool as an electric skateboard is, not everyone can afford to drop a grand for it, but that doesn’t mean you have to live without it. Well, that’s if you have the knack of tinkering and you have a battery-powered electric drill lying around. That, plus some other stuff like bolts, spare grinding brush et cetera. As shown by Igor from Inspire To Make, he has successful converted a regular longboard into an electric one and all he did was to modify one of the front wheels to fit a flexible drill bit extender. From the looks of it, it looks pretty much like a real electric-powered longboard, except that it does not have wireless control like most such board touts since the flexible drill bit extender has to run the length from the hand to the wheel. Continue reading DIY Drill-powered Skateboard Left Us Pretty Much Speechless

Penny Skateboards Introduces its First Ever Longboard

The term ‘penny’ gives the impression of smallness which is exactly what Penny Skateboards is about: small, agile skateboards, but that’s before today. Today, the Australia skateboard maker (whose design have been copied the world over) introduces the firm’s first longboard, the Penny Skateboards 36” Longboard. In keeping with the company’s design tradition, the new longboard retains a plastic deck but this time, it is made of a “new secret plastic formula” for added strength and flex control required by the 36” longboard length. Continue reading Penny Skateboards Introduces its First Ever Longboard