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(Mashable)   The motorized board is packed with 2000 watts of power (or 2.6 horsepower) and has a six-mile range on a single char......Shut up and take my money   (mashable.com) divider line 17
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2013-04-16 08:05:47 PM  
I wonder if that wireless remote has any security on it....

This could be fun haha
 
2013-04-16 08:38:21 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-04-16 08:43:26 PM  
That's...actually pretty badass. I don't have much use for one now, but if I were in college I would be drooling.
 
2013-04-16 08:44:05 PM  
Hmmm, my commute is about 6 miles. How much is this thing?

Boosted Boards can now be pre-ordered online for $1,299

Seems a bit steep, I can buy like 2 used mopeds for that.
 
2013-04-16 10:25:08 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: I can buy like 2 used mopeds for that.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-16 11:35:49 PM  

OregonVet: antidisestablishmentarianism: I can buy like 2 used mopeds for that.

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I've been using fruity soaps...
 
2013-04-17 03:04:51 AM  
 
2013-04-17 03:25:48 AM  
What happens when this thing gets wet?

Other people have been making and selling 'boosted boards' for a while. But don't get a ZBoard wet, it will destroy the electronics, http://www.zboardshop.com/
 
2013-04-17 06:17:09 AM  
I see they're still using an indirect drive. It's probably cheaper than designing a hub drive motor that small. How do they perform after the battery gives out? Do they just perform like skateboards or do they become twelve pounds of luggage?

My right hip still hurts from when my board made a sudden stop when I was 12. Found the one stone in the street, just enough to fark up your day on a board. That's also one of the advantages to big pneumatic tires, they can actually roll over gravel.
 
2013-04-17 08:19:51 AM  
""Because it's really light and portable it means there's a lot lower friction involved when you use it," Boosted Boards co-founder Sanjay Dastoor"

I'd have a hard time shelling out $1,200 for something developed by someone with such a limited grasp on Newtonian physics.
 
2013-04-17 08:23:13 AM  
biatch please. I built one of those when I was a kid....Now I'm 59
 
2013-04-17 08:24:51 AM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Hmmm, my commute is about 6 miles. How much is this thing?

Boosted Boards can now be pre-ordered online for $1,299

Seems a bit steep, I can buy like 2 used mopeds for that.


for 1200 bucks... thats damn near motorcycle territory :)

Though i STILL love what they have done.  I give them a +1 on this.
 
2013-04-17 10:37:14 AM  
want!
 
2013-04-17 05:55:01 PM  

wildcardjack: How do they perform after the battery gives out? Do they just perform like skateboards or do they become twelve pounds of luggage?


They have regenerative charging so when you command it to slow down or push it you will recharge the batteries. But even if the batteries were non-existent it should be relatively easy to push since it's using a brushless motor.

I'm assuming that regenerative charging factors in to their "6 mile range" baloney. Highly doubt those batteries have the capacity to push it even a single mile.
 
2013-04-17 09:14:43 PM  

Chagrin: wildcardjack: How do they perform after the battery gives out? Do they just perform like skateboards or do they become twelve pounds of luggage?

They have regenerative charging so when you command it to slow down or push it you will recharge the batteries. But even if the batteries were non-existent it should be relatively easy to push since it's using a brushless motor.

I'm assuming that regenerative charging factors in to their "6 mile range" baloney. Highly doubt those batteries have the capacity to push it even a single mile.


you'd be surprised at the energy densities of small form-factor Lithium derivative batteries.

i also doubt your typical rider would have their thumb on the go button the entire time, as, given the power rating, that would quickly have you hurtling along at entirely silly velocities really quickly. most riders probably pulse the throttle to keep speed up.
 
2013-04-17 09:33:17 PM  

Chagrin: wildcardjack: How do they perform after the battery gives out? Do they just perform like skateboards or do they become twelve pounds of luggage?

They have regenerative charging so when you command it to slow down or push it you will recharge the batteries. But even if the batteries were non-existent it should be relatively easy to push since it's using a brushless motor.

I'm assuming that regenerative charging factors in to their "6 mile range" baloney. Highly doubt those batteries have the capacity to push it even a single mile.




Sounds like bullshiat.

Whar 6S batteries. Whar?
 
2013-04-18 07:15:50 AM  
nice video.. barely got to see the battery pack much less the motor.. I too could make a video where I show a generic skateboard with some stick taped to the bottom, and pretend I have something amazing
 
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