Battery driven skateboards have grown like wildfire in the past couple of years. Visit any major metro town and you’ll see more than a handful of people traveling to work on them, or simply savoring a day out in by the city parks. The disadvantage? Most of these boards need a remote control to work. One manufacturer, StarkBoard, is wanting to change that.
Instead of making use of any portable remote, this board detects the placement of your body and zooms forward suitably – sort of like a Segway. But you will discover more about this item than just user-friendly, hands-free settings. The board offers dual hub motors that will propel owners as much as 20 mph at a distance of 13 miles per charge. Once the battery is drained, it can be replaced on the run. For safe and quick stopping, the board is made to stop on a dime as soon as you hop off – possibly even on a slope.