This Skateboard Thinks It's an ATV, Can Quite Nearly Prove It

Did you say 22 miles uphill in the snow? Better take this.

By Evan Bleier

 
This Skateboard Thinks It's an ATV, Can Quite Nearly Prove It
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15 March 2017

The American garage is a place where great things are born — just ask Amazon and Apple shareholders. And based on the looks of a hobby project that began in Melbourne back in 2013, it appears Australia’s car holes have some skills too.

Meant to be an off-road alternative to the street-ready electric skateboards that were en vogue at the time, the BajaBoard went through many iterations before the current G4 model was created. A sturdy ride that handles like the offspring of a snowboard and a motorbike that serendipitously met on a steamy Outback night, the BajaBoard features an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis equipped with an independent double-wishbone suspension and a set of heavy-duty spring shocks.

BajaBoard (3 images)

Powered by a pair of electric motors mated to a belt-drive transmission and controlled by a wireless remote, the G4 tops out at 31 mph, can climb hills at a 30% grade and run for up to 22 miles on a charge. Capable of supporting  250 pounds, the board charges in three hours and is fully water-resistant. Priced starting at $3,300 (shipping included) the next batch of G4s will ship out next month.

Just don't let the dingo eat it. 

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