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.