It is such a shame that the pink hoverboard which Michael J. Fox rode on in Back to the Future II is one of the things that the reality has failed to deliver. Although, the product that we are about to feature does come pretty close. It is called Onewheel, and it is a self-balancing electric skateboard that gives you the almost exact feeling of surfing or snowboarding. Except, to ride Onewheel you don’t need snow or waves, you can do it anywhere. Just find yourself a piece of flat ground and off you go.
Onewheel has just one mobile part – the wheel, as well as sophisticated sensors and electronics to ensure a smooth ride. You control / balance the skateboard by leaning forward to speed up, or leaning backward to slow down and eventually stop. Onewheel is powered by a hub motor that has no chains, gears or belts, and a 48V Lithium Nano-phosphate battery. The skateboard can develop speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, and it has a range of between 4 to 6 miles (or 6 to 9 km) depending on the terrain and the riding style.
It weighs 11 kilos and 11.5 x 6.5-6 tire. It takes only 20 minutes to recharge Onewheel with ultra charger, and up to two hours with a standard charger. The frame is made from solid aluminum, while the deck is made from high-quality Canadian maple, often used to make the best skateboards around.
The best thing about Onewheel, apart from a smooth flying feeling you get while riding it, is that it literally takes a few minutes to learn how to use it. watch video below
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