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19-MPH Skateboard Is An Electric Dream Come True

19-MPH Skateboard Is An Electric Dream Come True

Hammacher Schlemmer has a wide, wide variety of wares. It carries everything from cups to 3D webcams, so it's no surprise to hear that it also carries electric skateboards that even Marty McFly would be jealous of. The newest gizmo to grace the company's electronic storefront is the 19-MPH Skateboard, which is exactly what you'd think: a motorized skateboard that travels at up to 19 mph.

The board is powered by a 36-Volt battery and it hosts a 600-watt motor; it's capable of hitting its top speed in just 4 seconds, and it can supposedly head up hills and over terrain without issue. Both acceleration and braking are handled via a remote wireless trigger, and the battery provides a range of up to 10 miles from a four-hour charge. It weighs 40 pounds, and it has 4"-diameter solid urethane wheel; it's 10.5" wide and is built from a maple veneer wood. It'll handle loads up to 225 lbs., and it's a surefire way to make any dream come true this Christmas. It's available now for $599.95, and we hear insurance is exceptionally cheap.



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this electric things are taking the fun out of all the sports, what is next electric inline skates...

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Not neccessarily. Whoever buys 1 of these is obviously not interested in grinding a handrail or bustin a tre flip.

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19 MPH on a skateboard is pretty darn fast!

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Ehhh, I'll wait till they make one that hovers.

According to back to the future...that should be the norm in 5 years or so.

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But aren't we all supposed to be wiped-out in 2012?

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These things are Pissed Off! They're gonna sell the crap out of them and barring any problems with reliability they'll be a smash hit. When I was a Pup I had a skateboard with a little gasoline motor on it. I really enjoyed that dangerous little bugger. (busted my ass on it a number of times)

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