Off- road rollerblades give 20 km of thrills
POLAND’s Jack Skopinski — the force behind the EV4 tilting electric quad we covered recently — has now designed electric off- road rollers with rubber tracks.
Skopinski says that his socalled “off- road rollerblades” were designed and built in response to customer demand for personal transportation that can be thrown in a bag between trips.
To the rear of each boot is a 350 W DC motor that’s juiced from 26 V/ 26 Ah Li- ion batteries and 36 A controller.
This combination drives the rubber- tracked blades to a top speed of 15 km/ h for about 20 km before the batteries need topping up.
Speed is controlled by a cabled, handheld controller, with the system specs showing a 1: 4 gear ratio. Bladers change direction by leaning into the turns.
Like the EV4, the tracked blades have a somewhat rough and ready aesthetic, the design certainly not as consumer- focused as motorised skating solutions like the spnKiX.
Tipping the scales at nearly five kilograms, these funky electric track boots are likely going to be quite a weighty haul between trips, too.
But if the off- road antics in the promo video below are anything to go by, it might just be worth the effort. The “off- road rollerblades” are available now for about R22 458, or 5 500 in Polish Zloty.
Skopinski said he “plans to build normal electric rollerblades with 2 x 8 wheels” for inner city electric rolling in the near future.
Only from Poland, off- road e- rollers.