Saturday, June 28, 2014


Putting a motor on a skateboard seems like such a simple adaptation that “you wonder why these things aren’t everywhere already.” Apparently, the engineering challenge is formidable. The new Boosted Boardrepresents the product of several years of trial-and-error development. Twin motors spin the rear wheels, drawing juice from a lithium battery mounted behind the front wheels. A handheld remote controls the speed, allowing a top motor-generated velocity of 20 mph. The Boosted Board isn’t as maneuverable as a standard long board and thus “takes some practice.” Still, “it sure is a blast.”

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