This hands-free electric skateboard is freakin’ awesome!
There are other motorized skateboards out in the market but none of them has the power and technology of the ZBoard.
Designed by California-based Intuitive Motion Inc., the ZBoard is powered by a 400-watt motor that carries the rider at a maximum speed of 17 mph. But the most impressive feature of this electric skateboard is its ability to operate by sensing the user’s shifting weight…. and it doesn’t need any handheld controllers.
All you have to do is press on the front pad and lean forward to to keep the deck moving, and press on the rear and lean back to decelerate. Each foot pad senses how much force the rider applies and analyzes this information with an onboard computer linked to the motor.
The ZBoard has two versions; the Pro and Classic. The Classic costs US$599 and boasts a maximum speed of 15 mph, while the Pro ($849), which comes equipped with Li-Ion battery pack, can reach 17 mph.
Check out the video below to see the ZBoard in action!