How cool was the hover board in Back To The Future? Very. That’s how cool. But right now, there is no such thing. Thumbs down. This, however, IS the closest thing, and it does look like fun.
The Boosted Board started out as an idea on Kickstarter, which is always good to see, especially if it pays off for the investors.
Electric skateboards are nothing new, but until now have apparently been somewhat undesirable. Huge, heavy things covered in metal. But now, this one looks decent. It’s stylish, and doesn’t look like you’re riding an ironing board. Which is a bonus.
Apparently they can go for 6 miles, and reach a speed of 22mph. I would definitely need a helmet and a suit of armour. I can barely manage a shopping trolley.
It’s driven by a hand held controller that I would definitely drop halfway down a hill, because apparently it doesn’t have a strap to attach to your wrist. Also, it’s very likely that you’re going to fall off at some point, and will put your hands out to break your fall… I hope the control is sturdy.
Another flaw is that it can’t be used in rain. Which is a bummer in Britain.
You may have to save up a bit to get one too, as they cost a grand. Which for a skateboard, is quite a pricetag.
To be honest this article took a bit of a dip. I’m not sure whether I like it anymore.