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Tag: Skateboard

MapleXO & Grove iPhone Case: Created From Crashed Skateboards

MapleXO & Grove iPhone Case: Created From Crashed Skateboards
These limited edition iPhone 4 cases were created by a collaboration between Grove and MapleXO. They include wood that came from old skateboard decks.

Clear29 LED Skateboards Light Up the Night

Clear29 LED Skateboards Light Up the Night
Now I’ll start out by saying that if I even tried to skateboard during the daytime, I’d probably end up with a bloody lip and a concussion within 10 minutes, so the idea of skateboarding in the dark is completely off-limits for me.

Tony Hawk Tries to Ride Skateboard With 630hp V8

Tony Hawk Tries to Ride Skateboard With 630hp V8
If you have never driven in a vehicle that had a lot of power under foot you might not know hard it is to keep a car in a straight line if you take off fast.

Back to the Future Hoverboard is Finally Real, and No, You Can’T Ride It

Back to the Future Hoverboard is Finally Real, and No, You Can’T Ride It
Apparently the hoverboard that I’ve always wanted has finally become reality. It was made by Nils Guadagnin for a Back to the Future exhibition. As is obvious from the pics, this is a copy of the one Marty McFly rode in Back to the Future Part II.

IPad Skateboard: a Radical and Revolutionary Device

IPad Skateboard: a Radical and Revolutionary Device
The iPad is a multitasking wonder – it’s a business tool, an e-book reader, a media player and a gaming system. Now we know it can also be a sports equipment, say, a skateboard. Pro skater Chad Knight and Fuel TV host Jeff King test if the iPad is ride-worthy, and yes it is.

Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons

Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons
Back when I was a kid, I tried to get on a skateboard a couple of times. But just about every time I did, I couldn’t manage to build up enough momentum to ride for more than a few seconds without wiping out.

LEGO Skateboard for Some Bricktacular Shredding

LEGO Skateboard for Some Bricktacular Shredding
LEGO artist extraordinaire Nathan Sawaya’s recent project is this super sweet LEGO skateboard. It’s actual size, and based on the close-up picture of the wheels I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not actually ride-able.

Touch Grind: iPhone Gets Multitouch Skateboarding Game

Touch Grind: iPhone Gets Multitouch Skateboarding Game
Touch Grind is a new game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that uses the media player’s multitouch interface to let your fingers do a little skateboarding. Gameplay takes place in an unusual top-down view. You control the game by placing two fingertips onto the skateboard’s surface and flicking the board around to do tricks.

Calling All Sk8r Boys: Nixon Watch With Skateboard Inlays

Calling All Sk8r Boys: Nixon Watch With Skateboard Inlays
Nixon is coming out with yet another awesome watch. The Rotolog RePly watch is inlaid with reclaimed skateboard parts. This is recycling at it’s best. Thin strips of reclaimed skate decks are artfully layered to create a unique and colorful watch.

Photon Skateboards Get Undercarriage Lighting

Photon Skateboards Get Undercarriage Lighting
The latest in skateboard tech, these Photon Light Boards let you hit the streets after dark thanks to their brilliant built-in illumination. Whether you’re just a hot shot and want to show off your moves, or you’re sick of taking a face plant on the curb when skating in the dark, the LED skateboards are sure to draw attention.

Tony Hawk $50 Helmet Cam

Tony Hawk $50 Helmet Cam
The Tony Hawk Helmet Cam is designed for skate punks who want to record their faceplants and other smooth moves for posterity. The little camera straps onto any helmet and can be aimed with a laser-targeting system.

Plen: the Rollerskating Robot

Plen: the Rollerskating Robot
PLEN, the Desktop Hobby Robot is a little (9-inch tall) robot from Japan which is capable of balancing itself on a mini-skateboard or to skate on its own included rollerskates. Here’s a video of the robot in action: PLEN’s 18 joints can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth phone and can run for about 25 minutes on a single charge.