Future Motion based in Palo Alto, California has created a new style of skateboard which they have called Onewheel after its very unique design that offers a one wheeled self-balancing electric skateboard.
The design of the innovative Onewheel skateboard hides the advanced technology inside the board and riders control the board by simply leaning forward to speed up or leaning back to slow down, with side movements much like carving whilst snowboarding or surfing. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Onewheel Kickstarter project and see it in action.
“Onewheel has the most advanced motion sensing, hub motor and battery technology available–you just won’t see it. What you’ll experience is a board that feels magical whether for fun, waiting for the surf to come up, or getting around town.
Riding Onewheel is like surfing or snowboarding — no ocean or mountain required. It gives you that sublime feeling of snowboarding on a fresh powder day. Or that rush when you surf the perfect wave. Except you can do it anyday, anywhere. Get some flat ground and start riding.
Most people can learn to ride Onewheel in a couple minutes even if they’re not used to boardsports. That’s because controlling a Onewheel is so intuitive. Powerful sensors and sophisticated algorithms are constantly helping you balance and control your ride with just the forward or backward lean of your body. People with experience with other boardsports are often ready to ride aggressively within their first few minutes on Onewheel. “
The Onewheel project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production and is priced at $1,300. So if you think Onewheel is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Onewheel become a reality.