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Now go off roading with electric rollerblades

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 4, 2016, 10:05 am IST
Updated Apr 4, 2016, 10:05 am IST
The rollerblade has the ability to hit speeds of around nine mph across dirt and grass.
Standard rollerblades require gliding strides and momentum to move someone forward.
 Standard rollerblades require gliding strides and momentum to move someone forward.

Why walk when you can blade? And better yet, why waste time rollerblading on the streets and sidewalks when you can strap on a pair of electric inline skates and master other types of terrain — all while barely lifting your feet?

Polish-based designer Jack Skopinski created rollerblades with electric motors, lithium ion batteries, and the ability to hit speeds of around nine mph across dirt and grass, according to Popular Mechanics.

 

Standard rollerblades require gliding strides and momentum to move someone forward. However, these off-road rollerblades use handheld controllers, which drive the rubber-tracked seven-wheel system on each foot.

Skopinski’s rollerblades can operate for about 12 miles before they need to be recharged, Gizmag reports. The $1,400 boots are heavy (over 20 pounds each), but the wearer does not have to lift them off the ground to zoom around.

Source: www.mentalfloss.com

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