Realize curves like snowboarding with a Ripstik when you don’t know anything about it, and at the speed of an electric longboard, that’s what the Velocity Etch allows you to do.
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It’s both a longboard and a Ripstik, and it behaves like a snowboard. The Velocity Etch is an innovative electric skateboard project. It has two large wheel pairs placed at the front and rear, and a deck that is also divided into two parts like on a Ripstik. These two trays rest on a tube serving as a frame. It allows both to obtain the performance of a longboard, while allowing to take turns like on a snowboard with its own capacities of Ripstik.
The invention was developed by skateboarder Kevin Ravenberg. He is in Utah in the United States and just wanted to have some fun before going any further with this project. For more performance and speed, he combined two 1,500 electric motors wattswatts. They are piloted via a wireless remote control. They can propel the board at a vitessevitesse 39 km/h. This speed goes well beyond our regulations which limit it to 25 km/h.
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Carrying an 80 kilo person, the Velocity Etch has a range of 16 to 24 kilometers on flat roads. It can just as well climb hills up to a 35% gradient. While controlling a real RipStik is tricky at first, the Etch makes it that much easier with its four all-terrain wheels to tirestires. The Velocity Etch is also removable and its three separate pieces can be carried in a backpack. of theof the. It still weighs 11 pounds. For the moment, the project is the subject of a campaign on Kickstarter. When it reaches its funding goal to launch production, its price is expected to be $1,399.
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