Showing posts with label Tony Hawk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tony Hawk. Show all posts

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tony Hawk, would you approve of an electric skateboard?


Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is now 43 years old. So maybe he's ready to move from a self-propelled skateboard to an electric one, and the easier ride.

At a pricetag of $2,875, we're not sure how many other skateboarders could afford to make the jump to this RoamBoard Custom by LiquidRoam, but Tony Hawk certainly can, considering his estimated net worth.

After two years of testing, developing and refining, the RoamBoard, an electric skateboard, hit the marketplace a few weeks ago.

From the LiquidRoam website:
The wait is over... Roamboarding marries the feel of surfing and snowboarding, putting it to the street for the first time ever!"
The electric skateboard features a 12-mile range, a top speed of 15 mph, a six-foot turning radius, a hydraulic disc brake, an on-board charger and custom colors to make any skill-level skateboarder look cool.

So, Tony Hawk, what do you think?


Thanks for the tip Boardistan!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The next Tony Hawk is already soaring to new heights

Move over Tony Hawk. For that matter, you too, Shaun White. A new skateboard phenom is in town and he is heading for stardom at the ripe old age of ... 7!

That's right, Asher Bradshaw just celebrated his 7th birthday last week and already he has a full head of steam toward super stardom in the world of skateboarding.

After all, Milk Boss Industries, which produced the video below, is already putting together a feature-length documentary on the boarding prodigy. A tip of the skateboard to Wired.com for that.

Even if you're not an action-sports fan, you'll enjoy the cute factor of this video. It's a 6-year-old Asher performing like veterans such as Hawk and White at a Venice, Calif., skateboard park:




All Asher needs now is a nickname. Birdman and the Flying Tomato are taken.

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