There's an Electric Skateboard For Commuters Hiding Inside this Backpack

Unless you work at a subway station or a bus stop, public transit can only get you most of the way to work. The remaining distance you have to cover by foot, or just hold off on actually getting a job until the Movpak—an electric-powered skateboard that folds up into a backpack—is available. » 5/27/14 4:00pm 5/27/14 4:00pm

Skate Tricks Look Even Gnarlier From the Skateboard's-Eye View

From the usual viewer's vantage point, it's hard to appreciate the violent physics of a really great series of skate park tricks. That's why this video shot from underneath pro skater Dean-Paul Denniston's board is so mesmerizing: you get a front-row seat to all the grinding, slamming, kickflipping action. » 2/25/14 7:00pm 2/25/14 7:00pm

This two-year-old in diapers is ridiculously good at skateboarding

Boy, this kid is fearless. Actually, I'm not sure Kahlei Stone-Kelly from Australia is even old enough to be called a kid. He's just a baby. A two-year-old toddler in diapers who's already better at skateboarding that many full grown human adults. Just look at him go and display excellent balance, a little bit of… » 1/28/14 12:02am 1/28/14 12:02am

The goofiest skateboard is a full circle skateboard made with 9 boards

A regular old skateboard isn't fun enough for you? What about nine skateboards attached to each other to form a complete circle skateboard? It's the goofiest way to move on wheels since your chance of falling off is infinitely more likely and well, just look at the damn thing. » 1/03/14 10:54pm 1/03/14 10:54pm

A Golf Cart Skateboard Sounds Like the Best Way To Play 18 Holes

Unless you're a doctor, retired, or the kid of someone who already plays, golf seems like an impossibly boring undertaking. Its only redeeming factor is tooling around a course on a golf cart, or even better, this electric-powered skateboard that's strong enough to carry you and your clubs. » 12/30/13 9:20am 12/30/13 9:20am

A Self-Powered Treaded Skateboard That Can Plow Through Any Terrain

The smallest rock can topple even the most skilled skateboarder. And if your town is devoid of smooth, safe skateparks and half-pipes, maybe it's time to upgrade your gear? With a set of spiked treads and a four-stroke engine, Dan Baldwin's Ungoverned will happily plow through gravel, dirt, snow—pretty much any… » 10/29/13 9:21am 10/29/13 9:21am

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… » 9/13/13 11:20am 9/13/13 11:20am

This Longboard Stroller Might Help You Fend Off Parental Lameness

Once you have kids your coolness factor starts a slow but inevitable decline towards a lame life of tucking in Polo shirts and constantly stressing over mutual funds. But before your kids reach their teenage years, there are ways to prolong your coolness, like swapping your stroller—as expensive or tricked out as it… » 5/31/13 3:31pm 5/31/13 3:31pm

It's Not Wise To Upset a Skateboarder Riding a Wookiee

It doesn't come with Lucasfilm's or Disney's blessing, but if you're a rabid Star Wars fan with a particular penchant for Chewbacca, Geoff McCleary over at Weird Boards will happily build you this one-of-a-kind Wookiee longboard. It's 44 inches long with a hand-painted bandolier and faux fur completing the look. It's… » 2/26/13 3:20pm 2/26/13 3:20pm

This Skateboard/Motorcycle Hybrid Is a Skinned Knee Factory

The Urban Shredder—possibly the unholy offspring of a motorcycle and skateboard—looks like a cycle shop custom creation designed for only the most extreme/insane riders. But it's actually a ridable Hot Wheels toy, and could be one of the most popular/most expensive/most dangerous toys this Christmas. » 11/19/12 2:20pm 11/19/12 2:20pm

Bodacious Longboarding Babes Dominate a Downhill

Watch Anna and her friend utterly destroy the Maryhill downhill as part of the Maryhill Freeride 2012. It was likely shot in Maryhill, Washington, though if you have a guess otherwise let us know in the comments. The girls are gorgeous, the scenery is gorgeous, and the ride itself is sublime. Best of all, nobody… » 4/26/12 10:00pm 4/26/12 10:00pm

The Electric Skateboard Built to Actually Ride Like a Skateboard

Powered skateboards have been around since the early 90's, but they've always seemed to require extra components—from handheld throttles to Microsoft Kinect-based sensor arrays—that could never quite capture the feel of a conventional deck. The ZBoard, with an electric drivetrain and weight-sensor control system,… » 2/22/12 1:20am 2/22/12 1:20am