Skateboards can provide a more efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation for people commuting over short distances. Over the past few years, there has been a surge in the popularity of electric skateboards. Perhaps it’s because they are easier to ride than traditional boards, or simply because they are a reflection of how far technology has come. Whatever your reason for fancying electric skateboards, no doubt they are here to stay and they can only get better.
The Shark Electric Skateboard is one of the better versions of skateboard out there. According to the manufacturers, it is the thinnest and one of the most portable boards out there. The board’s specifications and performance can easily compete with many premium products on the market and it is delivered at a price that is simply too good to resist.
Design and Features
The Shark Wheel Electric Skateboard boasts a top speed of 26.1 mph and a 25.2-mile range. Here are some of its unique features:
High-tech remote controller
The skateboard’s remote controller has 4 forward speeds and 4 braking speeds. The speed controller has 4 different speeds, from the lowest speed that helps you acclimatize to the board to the highest speed that’s designed for lightning fast cruises.
Shred Lights Technology
The Skateboard features ShredLight SL-200 front and rear lights that promise up to 400 lumens of brightness. Users can see up to 30 feet ahead and can be seen by cars that are 2000 feet away from them. This creates the perfect safety environment to skate at night. The USB lights are rechargeable and they boast 25-50 hours normal use time.
Adaptable to rough terrains
The skateboard’s front wheels have a sine wave shape that tends to kick small objects such as pebbles out of the way. The wheels also have an increased capacity to remain stable in wet conditions.
Unique approach angle
The board’s wheels have a unique 30-degree approach angle that reduces shock and deflects objects. This pattern of movement favors moving around objects over moving over them.
The manufacturers claim that Shark Wheel Electric Skateboard can last 15% longer when cruising. This is due to its multiple center points as opposed to the one center point on traditional wheels.
Better Slide Control
Compared to traditional skateboards with one lip, Shark Wheel has three lips. This creates a spinning movement during sliding, acting like a car’s anti-lock brakes. Furthermore, there is less surface area in contact with the ground, with the reduced friction giving users the freedom to easily perform slides and other tricks.
Shark Wheel can muster considerably higher speeds than conventional skateboards because of the reduced friction and rolling resistance.
Shark Electric Skateboard is currently at the crowdfunding stage. The Kickstarter campaign has been a huge success, generating more than 340% of the target with about 43 days to go. You can visit the official campaign page to check the available pledges and rewards.