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Electric skateboards-what will they think of next?

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Vote 99% Greens, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    here is one that has been around for a while, and many may not be aware:

    Powerboards - Motorized Powered Surfboards - Electric !!!!!

    Mind you, I saw this on TV a few nights ago.


    Don McKenzie

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  2. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    Dick smith had petrol powered pogo sticks,did not seem to take on.
  3. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    That would inevitably slow the skateboard down, which defeats the
    purpose of the design, which is clearly to obtain maximum lethality for
    the owner.

  4. Someone should look up the legalities of this. My understanding is that
    a max power of 250 watts is allowed, otherwise its considered a vehicle,
    subject to all the road rules and roadworthiness conditions, and must be

    But on the other hand if the claimed power is only peak power ( very
    likely IMHO ), then branding the motor as 249 watts probably fixes the

    Neat gadget.
  5. Mind you, there is already this:
  6. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    200 watts, unless they have changed it.
    different states have their own rules.
    Queensland does not allow petrol motors.
    NSW does allow petrol 200watts or less.
  7. Its already on TV, I must be behind the times?
  8. I suspect this fad is going to die in the arse too.
  9. I suppose with enough electronics it could engage a charging mechanism when
    stopping, or cruising.

    Otherwise if it runs out of charge after 2 hours its not much of an Electric
  10. Chris Baird

    Chris Baird Guest

    200 watts, unless they have changed it. different states have their
    But only on bicycles. Powered boards, kick-scooters, and everything else
    is illegal.
  11. Guest

    So why don't we have hoverboards? Surely a device with only vertical force
    would be really unstable - just what thrillseekers want.
  12. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    Cost. Even thrill seekers don't want to spend more than they have to to
    kill themselves.

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