Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hubless Skateboard - the FreeRider SkateCycle.

Here is another design take on the traditional skateboard... the FreeRider SkateCycle has hubless wheels, a flexible mid-section and is self-propelled as the rider twist their body for motion. Designed by Alon Karpman of Brooklyn Workshop and Antonio Meze this fun ride reminds me of more of a flashy RipStik than a Skateboard... The FreeRider SkateCycle weighs in at 7.3 lbs and folds up for easy handling and can be found on the Hammacher Schlemmer website for $150.00.
Winner of a Bronze 2010 IDEA Award. The Freerider Skatecycle is a self propelled hubless skate capable of riding on flat ground or tackling any skatepark. The 9 Inch wheels makes it easier to overcome objects in your way and is very durable.
Although the concept is pretty slick, the design unfortunately eliminates the ability to perform any tricks... 

check out video below.

via toxel

1 comment:

Matt said...

Glorified Ripstick indeed, although I kinda like it.

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