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The Self-Powered Self-Balancing Skateboard, for Lazy Ass Tony Hawks

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The Self-Powered Self-Balancing Skateboard, for Lazy Ass Tony Hawks

The Segway is probably never going to change the world the way Dean Kamen had hoped, but at the least it encouraged humanity to dare to dream of a world where we'd never have to balance ourselves ever again. And keeping that dream alive and well is the S-Walker Board. It's like you tossed a skateboard, a balance board, and a Segway into a blender; and the results are a rideable two-wheeled deck that's anything but extreme.

Powered by a pair of 250 watt motors, the S-Walker Board's rechargeable battery will keep it running for a little over 12 miles depending on the terrain and the rider. And while most folks can expect to cruise along at around four mph, its creators claim a skilled rider could reach more than six.

So you probably won't be doing any awesome stunts on one, but with a price tag close to $930 you're not going to want to risk damaging it anyways. [S-Walker via Gizmag]

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