July 23, 2015
The problem with most electric skateboards is they’re heavy—which, when you think about it, goes against one of the true benefits of using a skateboard: they’re portabile. For an electric skateboard that’s more actual skateboard than skateboard tank, consider Stary. At just 8.6 lbs, Stary isn’t a pain in the bicep to pick up and carry around when you’re not riding. Eschewing the standard motor and large battery for a set of power wheels operated by a wireless remote, the clever skateboard keeps weight down while allowing riders to travel up to 18.6 mph. Thanks to a planetary gear-brake mechanism, Stary makes it easier for riders to stay stable while breaking and hopping on the board. Back it on Kickstarter now and save $400 off retail. More details HERE.