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I spent the better part of my youth on a skateboard. For me, it was less a mode of transportation than a way to regularly introduce my body to the pavement.

Now, as an adult, most of my traveling concerns are about getting somewhere fast rather than landing sweet tricks. Age, and a growing concern for my personal safety, has kept me off my board for years. Not to mention San Francisco’s hills make for a difficult and dangerous ride.

As a rule, longboards are friendlier to commuters than short boards; once a rider has to go up a hill, they’re forced to carry a huge piece of wood instead of riding it.

This is what makes the ZBoard so intriguing. An on-board electric motor keeps the board moving even when a rider encounters a hill. This is accomplished without wireless remotes and other hand-based controls found on other electric skateboards on the market. The ZBoard is all about your feet which appeals to the skateboarder in me.

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Awesome man! I wish that I could still skate; I had surgery for a torn acl, mcl, and meniscus in my right knee, which keeps me from ever getting on my deck and rolling around town.

But, I could definitely still do a zboard; that is if my county/state/country wasn't so broke that the roads are falling apart, and make skating impossible.
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Looks like a great concept but I'll wait until it for a few iterations once weighs less and can turn harder before I would actually consider it. Most people I know don't skate to the bus and bringing that thing up and down the stairs to the train tracks just isn't ideal. I'm hoping enough people buy this so the company can continue to improve on their design. I can only dream of getting all that power discretely on a regular deck for some motor-powered tricks. Wait, I just want hoverboards now...
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Never understood skateboards, one little rock on the sidewalk/road and BAM! Instant road rash.
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Regenerative braking? LOL Thats awesome applaud.gif
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Smells like the makers of this keyboard

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