An Electric Skateboard Perfect for Riding Out the Apocalypse
Yep, those are tank treads in the back
Seattle-based Flux Design Co. is here to show us what happens when you slap ATV-grade wheels on a skateboard. Designed to allow riders to “surf the earth,” the Track 1 has a rugged deck made of carbon fiber and Kevlar that’s supported by two monstrous front wheels and a tank treads in
Yes, you heard right. There are also tank treads in the back.
Made from a proprietary mixture of polymers and aerospace composites, the lightweight tank track has the equivalent traction of a 30-inch wheel and was developed over a number of months. The innovative combo of tires and tank-like treads offer a riding experience that blends skateboarding and snowboarding and gives the rider superior thrust and carving opportunities.
The lightweight Track 1 has a top speed of more than 20 MPH and a range of 12 miles thanks to its rechargeable battery. It’s also equipped with LEDs for riding at night, is usable in wet conditions and includes a set of removable handlebars and foot bindings for stand-up riding.
“We’re proud to have created the world’s first all-season tracked e-board — Track 1 — which was built to do what no other board could do — ride serious terrain,” said Flux Design founder Michael Menendez. “We wanted to create the most versatile and compact
Now funding on Indiegogo, the 60-pound ride is being offered for $2,000, a $1,000 discount.
Tread lightly. Or, y’know, don’t.