Would you ride a 34 mph electric board?
I might give skateboarding another shot
I tried skateboarding a couple of times when I was younger and I liked it but I wasn't very good at it because I just kept crashing and falling. One day I grew tired of falling over and thought to myself, "whatever. I'm no Tony Hawk. I'll go back to two-stroke scooters". Fast forward to 2020 and two-stroke engines are a thing of a past, 'cause everything's electric these days. Including skateboards.
This particular skateboard is made by Hunter Boards in Portugal and it apparently comes with an interesting feature that might just save me from crashing all the time. They've developed a new suspension system to increase stability and reduce vibrations and it also means you don't have to worry about debris or potholes or anything like that.
It's made from aluminium and it weighs around 9 kg, most of which comes from the battery that powers the 3,600w motors, and has the top speed is 34 mph, which makes it a lot faster than most skateboards, and a 24-mile range. This being electric, it also comes with a Kers-like system to help you slow down and, again because of the electric unit, it can also be used uphill.
Hunter Boards is launching the new skateboard on September 26th, starting with a limited edition (50 units) model, with the production model expected for 2021. The price tag is $1,949 and the company is collecting $100 reservations. That's more or less what Tesla did for the Model 3, Y and Cybertruck.
Skateboarding is fun. I still like the idea and I might give it another go. So I can fall over again. Awesome.