Skele­tal board with a 40 km/h pad­dle

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

Hyve has re­leased the Grid­board, a com­pos­ite skate­board that can be pro­pelled and steered much like a boat­man in Venice does a gon­dola, us­ing a ‘land pad­dle’ with a elec­tric mo­tor to drive the wheel and pro­pel the Grid­board up to 40 km/h. The pad­dle has a thumb but­ton throt­tle built into its han­dle and can be op­er­ated with one or both hands. The skele­tal car­bon­fi­bre con­struc­tion saves weight and adds flex­i­bil­ity to the board’s han­dling char­ac­ter­is­tics. Hyve is cur­rently of­fer­ing the Grid­board on Indiegogo for pledge lev­els start­ing at 250 for the deck alone and an­other 139 (R5 066 in to­tal) for the pad­dle. PHOTO: GIZ­MAG.COM

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