February 23, 2012
ZBoard: The Electric Skateboard that Rides like a Real One
Although electric powered skateboards have been around since the 90's, the ZBoard is the first that will actually ride like a real skateboard. "The ZBoard's deck includes front and rear foot pads. Each foot pad evaluates how much force the rider is applying and sends this information to the onboard micro-controller which dictates the speed of the electric motor." The ZBoard has a 400 watt motor and comes in two different versions: the 15mph, 5-mile-range Standard version and the 17mph, 10-mile-range Pro. Starting at a $600 price tag, these things aren't cheap but they can power up hills like nobody's business.
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