The longboard — enduring staple of digital media workers, urban surfers and chillaxed commuters everywhere — just got a Tesla-like upgrade.
Introducing Boosted Boards, the first ever electric longboard with brakes, coming soon to a steeply inclined street near you.
This isn’t your nephew’s skateboard. Or, as Boosted's Sho Takahashi puts it, “These aren’t toys.”
Homegrown and built to handle everything from the Mission’s flatlands to Filbert Street, Boosted Boards run via wireless remote, which looks like a cross between an oversized ring and a TRON light-cycle (watch the video; it’s a pretty sweet little gadget).
The brakes, also controlled by the remote, charge the batts.
It’s not a hoverboard, but we’re getting there.