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The Ultimate Skateboard of the Future Comes in Two Pieces

From one wheeled boards that work on batteries, to skateboards you windsurf with, we thought the only step left to make in this field is finally getting that hoverboard up and running. But here we are, once again amazed by an even weirder approach - a skateboard made of two separate platforms that look like rings you put on.
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The Ultimate Skateboard of the Future Comes in Two PiecesThe Ultimate Skateboard of the Future Comes in Two PiecesThe Ultimate Skateboard of the Future Comes in Two Pieces
We could try to do that Lord of the Rings joke, but we’re not gonna, because this is way ahead of that. Looking at these skateboard-rings for some reason USS Enterprise pops to our head. Sure we still have to wait for another year or two to watch the untitled Star Trek sequel to see if they actually use this type of “transportation” on the ship, but if feels like they would fit in perfectly.

Hammacher Schlemmer calls them the “annular skates”, but we’ll just name them skateboard-rings for now. It appears the futuristic, yet minimalistic platforms are propelled by leaning side to side, allowing the wearer to skateboard without having to push off the ground. That is an advantage, of course. Another upside is the fact that since the wheels are not connected, riders can easily perform 720 degrees spins and turn on a dime.

Stopping is achieved by placing toes on the ground and because the wheels are 10’’ in diameter, you can even take these puppies through short grass and dirt surfaces. In case you feel like you need more stability, you put in the extendable rod which connects both wheels. You need to be at least 8 years old to be allowed to ride them.

Since they are able to support up to 200 lbs (90 kg) it’s safe to safe they might as well be considered toys for adults. And with a $100 price, we say it’s totally worth trying.

 
 
 
 
 

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