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The New Boosted Mini is Dangerously Fun

Electric skateboards have always seemed to me like an 80s fever dream come true. What if, instead of using your foot, you could push a button and make a skateboard go as fast as a car? The idea would have sounded absurd 30 years ago, but today it’s true in the form of Boosted Boards. And now, the company has a smaller model with a rad form factor. It’s a different ride, too. Read More >>

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Electric Skateboard Pole-Vaulting Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

Aside from the opening ceremonies, how many Olympic events did you watch over the past few weeks? Very few, right? It’s about time the IOC started spicing up the games so they’re more interesting—like letting athletes compete with the aid of electric skateboards, starting with the pole vault. Read More >>

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Making Things From Old Skateboard Decks Turns Recycling into Art

Jerry McNamara’s Day By Day is a short documentary that focuses its lens on artist George Rocha of Iris Skateboards in San Francisco. Rocha takes stacks of old, unrideable skateboard decks, glues them together, grinds ‘em up, and then transforms them into functional objects like furniture, tables, tap handles, and, yes, even “new” skateboards. Read More >>

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Over-the-Top Cinematography Makes Tiny Skateboard Tricks Look Like the Coolest Sport Ever

Skateboarders are undoubtedly some of the coolest professional athletes, but does that apply to fingerboarders as well, who perform impossible tricks with tiny decks just a few inches long? Normally, no, but through the lens of Sebastian Linda’s camera, what kid wouldn’t aspire to be a pro fingerboarder one day? Read More >>

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The New Boosted Board Tried to Kill Me

Everything felt great, until I found myself skating halfway down a slope with the Boosted Board throttle cranked to the max. I was going too fast, and I knew it. So I dropped a foot — a dumb thing to do. Read More >>

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Skateboarding With a Jet Engine Looks Dangerously Fun

After creating a near-perfect functional replica of Captain America’s iconic shield, YouTube personality the Hacksmith is trying to build his own flying Iron Man suit. To test a couple of compact jet engines the suit will rely on, he strapped them to his waist, hopped on a longboard, and lived every 10-year-old’s wildest fantasy. Read More >>

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You’ve Never Seen Skateboard Tricks Like This

Thrasher Magazine recently posted this incredible compilation of New Zealand skateboarder Richie Jackson performing tricks you’ve probably never seen anyone do before. Read More >>

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What are All Those Weird New Skateboards and Scooters You See on the Street?

The Renaissance. The Industrial Revolution. The Computer Age. Each era of history has produced its own remarkable inventions. What will history remember most clearly about our own epoch? Perhaps the many kooky ways we’ve invented to avoid walking to work. Read More >>

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Hackers Can Hijack Electric Skateboards Now

At this point, it feels like everything that can be hacked, will be hacked: Computers, phones, industrial systems, cars, baby monitors, and now... electric skateboards. Read More >>

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These Spring-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How to Skateboard 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue—modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing them to make hard, impactful landings. It sounds unpleasant. Read More >>

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This Electric Skateboard May Actually Work With a Dead Battery

I've ridden more than a few electric skateboards in my time, but they all have the same problems: they all feel too electric and not enough skateboard. They're often too thick to accommodate batteries and motors, and too heavy to push if the battery dies. Can't we do better? InBoard Sports thinks so: it's building an electric skateboard with engines inside of its wheels. Read More >>

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Skateboards With VHS Tape-Inspired Decks Let You Rewind a Few Decades

The thought that today's kids will certainly have no concept of what VHS cassettes were is a little sad for those of us who grew up taping TV, rewinding movies, and messing with that mysterious tracking dial. But VHS cassette tapes will be far from forgotten as long as a few skateboarders embrace these retro-styled decks from 5BORONYC. Read More >>

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We Rode a Backpack With an Electric Skateboard Inside

A few months ago we told you about Movpak, a backpack that's totally unremarkable except for the fold-out electric skateboard hidden inside. Last week, we got to test-ride a prototype ahead of the company's Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. Finally, a backpack that carries you. Read More >>

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There’s an Electric Skateboard for Commuters Hiding Inside this Backpack

Unless you work at a train station or a bus stop, public transit can only get you most of the way to work. The remaining distance you have to cover by foot, or just hold off on actually getting a job until the Movpak—an electric-powered skateboard that folds up into a backpack—is available. Read More >>

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A Golf Cart Skateboard Sounds Like the Best Way To Play 18 Holes

Unless you're a doctor, retired, or the kid of someone who already plays, golf seems like an impossibly boring undertaking. Its only redeeming factor is tooling around a course on a golf cart, or even better, this electric powered skateboard that's strong enough to carry you and your clubs. Read More >>