Ruggedized skateboards have been a minor fixture here in Geeky Gadgets. This Scarpar is fresh though. Kinda reminds us of the DTV Shredder, which we dubbed the Segway tank, and its sexier sibling the Tank Track. This here Scarpar is a serious performer and does intense speeds, so it’s a must for boarding enthusiasts who want a little more muscle in their outdoors diversion.
Below is a good chunk of helpful text from the product page:
So you are looking for a buzz and want plenty of power under-foot? You will be wanting our model X product. Steep (10-15 degrees) ascents and descents are possible with a massive 14Nm of torque. The electric system doesn’t have to built up to ‘band’ to have full torque like a combustion engine. With an electric system, you have 100% of your torque available from the time you first squeeze the trigger!
A top speed of 28mph / 45kmh means you will need to wear a helmet and body armour all the time. Designed for manufacture from the ground up by EDAG it includes wireless acceleration / braking, and has a 2kWh battery pack to give you plenty of run-time. It includes the Scarpar e-PSB X 3-0, battery and charger.
Vehicles will be first shipped in December 2011.
Since the Scarpar won’t be released until later this year, expect the price to range between $3,000 and $4,000. Way cheaper pre-orders are available though.