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 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.
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