Looks like the powerboard in the video I posted came out around 2009 and didn't sell well. I don't see anyone selling them. The thing you posted isn't available in the US due to epa restrictions. Probably the demand is too low for devices like that. Right now a snowmobile just feels too much for me and not as much fun than something smaller.
It would be like riding a tank board! The challenge is the seemingly infinite orchestra of moving parts needed to pull this off. Onewheel's genius is its singular simplicity of design. Tracks might present a lot more problems than solutions but I still think it's worth a stab. I wish I had robots to make me one!
@njcustom haha I actually got a taser! It occurred to me the first night riding through the sketchier parts of Miami with a over 5k in my backpack (macbook pro and other things for work) PLUS the board.. that this wasn't very smart of me to do.
I could just picture what people were thinking when they saw this crazy marty mcfly mof#cka floating in the alley way with a glow in the dark hoverboard haha!
That being said, I really always liked the idea of putting solar panels pretty much everywhere.
But price and and size is kind of an issue.
Provided that the electronics would fit, and the OW gets changed into another version further down the road. There could possibly be a fold-able solar panel tucked away somewhere.
I mean this highly theoretically, because it would make the whole thing cost a lot more, and probably not be of that much use to most people. Compared to say a "swap-able battery solution".
@mpcref I'm not sure that it would help much. I mean it has a handle, and isn't too long to be carried like a bag.
I'd personally say that folding wouldn't help, because the biggest issue is the wheel and the weight. None of which could be solved by folding.
For storage however, it would make sense. Although a complete overhaul of the entire design would be necessary.
There are a few threads about carrying that you might want to check out:
I hope FM is making some money at this. They had to develop and engineer the thing. We should be prepared to pay more than just the cost of parts and assembly labour. The trick for them is to make enough profit (or have enough working capital) to have an even better product ready when the knock-offs hit the market.
Update with that bag- unfortunately Delta didn't even let me step past the security gate with that thing lol
It could be due to the holiday season and the plane was extremely packed, other passengers had to place their carry-on's under at last minute.
That being said I packed it nicely with my clothing and slapped a fragile sticker on it lol, it held up well :)