Of Course You Want to Ride Something Called a ‘Slingshot Jetboard’
Who named this thing? 10-year-old me?
Of all the phrases in the English language that can immediately capture our undivided attention, “slingshot” and “
So when we saw them combined into one perfect whole, we felt the need to share.
Produced by Mako Boardsports in the UK, the Slingshot Jetboard is a stand-up
Mako Board (3 images)
Built to appeal to “busy professionals whose leisure time is of inestimable value,” the Slingshot offers 40 minutes of full throttle riding and its 42-pound frame can support up to 220 pounds, with a push-button ignition and easy-to-operate throttle allowing it to handle like an Iverson.
“A Mako jetboard looks fast, feels fast and is balanced to give you exceptional cornering agility and outstanding control, both in a straight line and while carving through turns,” Mako says.
Made to order, the boards are priced at $9,800, and require a $1,180 deposit to start production.
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