Hover-1 Cruze Footpad-Controlled Electric Skateboard
The Hover-1 Cruze says it's got the world's first patent for a skateboard with power-assist technology. In other words, it's an electric skateboard with a 150W motor you control entirely with your feet.
Cruze's creator came up with his push-n-press footpad idea while cruising on an electric skateboard with a handheld remote control. It worked, but it also jerked. Speeding up and slowing down weren't smooth transitions. He moved the controller mechanism to his foot, the most connected part of his body to his board, hoping to fix the issue.
The Hover-1 Cruze footpad consists of a dotted grid of sensors that allow riders to push / press to engage the motor and change speed. The skateboard can hit up to 11MPH, and has a range of up to 9 miles per charge. If the battery dies before you're finished riding, you can also Cruze the old-fashioned way, and push your personal transporter like a standard skateboard.
The Hover-1 Cruze has a charge time of 2 hours. Max weight capacity is 198 pounds.
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