Yes, This Is a Corvette Racing an Electric Skateboard
Creator Joshua Tulberg pitted his motorized skateboard, the Gnarboard Trail Rider, against a C5 Chevrolet Corvette in a series of 75-foot drag races. Yes, you’ll want to watch this.
Competition with the Chevy aside, the Trail Rider posted some impressive numbers for a motorized skateboard. With four 850-watt electric motors making 3.4 kW of power, the board will spring from zero to 28 mph (its top speed) in 1.9 seconds. With a full two-hour charge, the riders have a 13- to 15-mile range, possibly more with a liberal use of the regenerative brakes. A truck damping system keeps speed wobbles to a minimum and softens the roll over rocks and dirt when off-roading.
With the acceleration advantage, the Trail Rider flew off the line past the Corvette, but the C5′s power caught up quickly. At the end of 75 feet, they mostly tied.
If you’re interested in strapping one on your feet, Gnarboard’s Kickstarter page is taking pre-orders starting at $ 2,900 for the brand’s base model, which will be released in November. The Corvette-dueling Trail Rider costs $ 4,000 and will be delivered in March 2013.
Tulberg’s advice for riding one: “squeeze the trigger very slowly.” There’s hope for some of us, though. “If you’re familiar with riding skateboards, then you just have to get familiar with controlling this kind of power,” Tulberg says.
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