Lou Board 3.0
Come on, T3, my skating days ended years ago.
Hold your horses, hombre – we’re not suggesting you dust off the old elbow pads and go shred your local skate park. No, the silent Lou Board electric shortboard, fitted with motorised wheels is designed for high-tech commuting and weekend cruising.
That sounds dangerous. Go on…
There are three models in the range: the polyurethane-decked Lou Board 1.0 (£347) and carbon fibre Lou Board 2.0 (£ 610) boast punchy single motors and a 28kph top speed, but it’s the 3.0 that’s got us itching to ride – silent dual motors and a 35v 2Ah battery dish out 3kw of rider-propelling power.
Does this thing have an app?
You know it. The Lou Board’s companion app limits speed for newbies, troubleshoots technical issues and can monitor current speed and battery temperature with a tap of your smartphone.
How far will I be able to travel on a full charge?
With the Lou Board 3.0. you can cover a 25km round trip at 35kph after a two-hour charge. Heading uphill? The brawny board will shoot up those 20-degree inclines, no sweat. And don’t worry about the battery running out mid-route – Lou works as a regular skateboard, too, so a drained battery doesn’t mean game over. You’ll just need to use your legs like the old days.
Okay, let’s ride!
You’ll need a Lou Board first, and they’re available to pre-order now.
Slip and slide Each Lou Board has an IP 54 water resistance rating so you can keep riding even if the heavens open, and the board’s regenerative braking system will work hard in the dry or wet Get a grip Interchangeable deck plates enable you to supercharge the Lou Board’s grip. The wheels can be switched out too, if you fancy a colour change