Electric skateboard with a pared-down brushed aluminum deck


By Ben Coxworth

Let’s be honest – the vast majority of people who ride electric skateboards
are simply using them for transportation, not to perform tricks. With that
in mind, the Oakland, California-based designers of the I-Ride did away
with the traditional full wood (or plastic) deck. Instead, their e-board
has a pared-down brushed aluminum deck, which is claimed to actually make
for easier riding.

“The shape allows for optimal footing position which is placed directly
above the wheels for balance … most of a person’s weight is placed directly
on the trucks which prevents the board from flipping,”

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