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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    Anyone have one or have tried one?

    Just saw this on The Verge - The Blink Board is the lightest and cheapest electric skateboard yet

    While the "cheap" price still isn't REAL cheap, it's half the starting cost of the Boosted Board longboards. I bought a GoPro and a bunch of accessories a couple months ago that I've come to realize was a foolish investment for me, so if I can sell it for close to what I paid for it, that will pretty well cover the cost of a Blink Board.

    I think it'd be a lot of fun to cruise around town on, not to mention the potential for giving the dog a good run once I get comfortable on the board.

    I've seen people try the Boosted Board for the first time thanks to Casey Neistat on YouTube, but wondering if anyone here has actual real-life experience with an electric skateboard?
     
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    Well, I pulled the trigger on the Blink Board. They're not supposed to ship until May according to their website, but that same website also had a note that they're available on eBay now. Estimated to arrive by Friday. Now, if Mother Nature would just thaw her frigid heart here so I can give it a go...(or at least just melt the snow we got yesterday and dry the pavement, since these things are not recommended to go through water)
     
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    My powered skateboard was powered by Nike or Reebok.
     
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    Well you're no help then.
     
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    I'll gladly break it in for you, cruising down the beach, until things thaw out up there

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    Nah, that's ok. I'll manage. Supposed to hit the 40's this weekend, so if it actually comes by Friday, I'll just bundle up good. Haha!

    We're right on Lake Michigan in this town. Very vacation-y small town kinda place. I think this thing will be perfect fun and a nice alternative to walking or riding a bike sometimes. Might even ride it to work when it really gets nicer out.
     
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    Keds for mine. They were cheap and gripped like glue.

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    Yeah, but do they come with a remote?

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    Back then a remote was get up and turn a knob to change the channel and/or volume. I was my mom and dad's remote. They'd say "change the ___" and I'd get up and change it.

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    I was the "remote" for years.
     
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    I meant a remote for your skateboard. Haha! Old guys...

    We had one of those TVs with the knob for UHF and one for VHF as well. We didn't get cable for quite a long time and there was a small black and white TV in the kitchen and a color one in the family room in the basement. We used the main living room only for visiting until we got the Super Nintendo.

    In any case, I can't believe there's not one person on this forum that has experience with an electric skateboard. Am I really gonna be the first/only one? I thought for sure one of my nerd buddies had already made the jump.
     
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    we used to sell them at work and since I'm the assembler I have to test everything for safety. We had 100% return on them and the one I tested died about half way up the bicycle ramp. I just stick to testing the electric motor cycles, scooters, and quads now. Gotta test those brakes ya know. I'm gonna tell ya what. On a quad (or motorcycle) going down a 100 yard long, 4' wide lane @20mph feels a lot faster. Steel racking on both sides of me leaves no room for error.

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