The Folding Snap Skateboard

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I kid you not, I was just thinking about inventing a folding skateboard a few days ago. As usual, with my ideas, someone else already came up with it.

Snap Skateboard came out with a folding skateboard last year.
It TOTALLY matches my Macbook Pro, which is ironic because that’s about the size of what the skateboard folds up to when compact: 14.3 x 7.87 x 5 inches. Small enough to fit into most backpacks or at least stay out of the way next to your desk at work or class.

Unfortunately, unless you want a futuristic looking board, it doesn’t seem very graphics friendly other than your usual stickers.

 The Folding Snap Skateboard

The skateboard is constructed out of aluminum and steel which makes it both lightweight and durable with the potential to be fairly sustainable since it could be made out of recycled materials.

I’m not sure about the strength of it. It definitely seems like it would outlast a wooden skateboard but I keep looking at my laptop and imagine jumping on it. They say you can do tricks on it, not only ride. Below is a video of some kids doing some tricks on the folding board.

Maybe they picked the wrong people to do the tricks. They’re acting very nervous and cautious when they’re only doing ollies. I want to see some testing with some real shredding on that thing or at least test it myself (hint). It’s probably best just to use it as a cruiser. Here’s what Snap Skateboard had to say about it.

“More and more people are commuting on their skateboards, so we wanted to make things a little more convenient for them. Being able to fold up and pack away your board takes a lot of the hassle out of skateboarding around. Also, there are still a lot of negative stigmas around skateboarding, many university campuses have banned them and it is often seen as something that is just for kids and teens. However unjustified this is, it is a truth skaters have to live with. Our SNAP Skateboard allows you to enjoy your ride to work without being that guy in the office who is always carrying a skateboard around or ride it to school and then pack it away so you don’t get bothered about the regulations.”

- Snap Skateboard

The folding Snap Skateboard is on sale right now for $119 and you can get your own by purchasing it here.

About the author:
Tony Owen

Tony Owen is a web developer, skateboarder, designer, musician, traveler and blogger. Founder of Arkitecht and Skateboarding Magazine.

5 Comments

  1. BPongStar

    March 28, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Why? Seems like an obvious idea that after 40 years someone was finally silly enough to put out there. Why does this idea suck? Because there is less than zero demand for a trick board that folds. I longboard only but I’m pretty sure the last thing you want to be thinking about as you air it out is “will my board collapse when I hit the ground?”

    So if it’s a transportation only board then why base it off a new school aluminum deck with 55mm 85a wheels? Probably because it was the most obvious solution. However just because it took you 5 minutes to think of doesn’t mean it’s the best solution.

  2. chris topher

    December 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    how much money is it?

  3. Christopher

    March 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

  4. Anatoliy Asadulin

    April 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Hi I’m Anatoliy Asa.. And I would like to know in what state this store is locating at because I king of like this folding skate board and I never seen them ??

    • Stephen Rodriguez

      May 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      We are not a retail store. I’m sure if you google “Folding Skateboard” you can find them somewhere. Amazon or Ebay is where I would look. Good Luck!

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