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Jan 16 2014

Looks Dangerous: One Wheel Skateboard

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The Onewheel – Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard is currently smashing funding goals on its Kickstarter project. What the project breaks down to is smaller pieces a board with one big wheel in the middle that hides a motor and some sort of self balancing magic technology that allows you to actually ride the thing.

Onewheel started with a vision of the future–one where fast, fun, electric transportation makes getting around our cities a joy. Then we spent a ton of time putting together the best technologies we could buy and inventing the ones we couldn’t.

The board tops out at 12 mph, so it’s sidewalk legal, and has a range of about 5 miles, so I can’t ride it to work.

Riding Onewheel is like surfing or snowboarding — no ocean or mountain required. It gives you that sublime feeling of snowboarding on a fresh powder day. Or that rush when you surf the perfect wave. Except you can do it anyday, anywhere. Get some flat ground and start riding.

I think I would like to try this out. I see road rash in my future.

Hit the jump for the video and a bunch of shots.

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