Would you like to ride on the new revolutionary skates called the ‘Skatecycle’? Hammacher recently has just ordered some and added to their inventory. The Skatecycle one of the winner of International Design Excellence Award and has been gifted with a permanent place in the Henry Ford Museum. It’s kind of a new skate + bike riding experience. All you have to do is to jack your feet into the two padded circle and twist the axle to move forward. Though it require a bit of learning curve, but if you are a skater you might love this new challenge!
This is the skatecycle–the next generation recreational vehicle that won an International Design Excellence Award and a permanent place in the Henry Ford Museum. Evoking the first-of-its-kind innovative spirit of the famous American industrialist, it combines the foot control of snowboarding, the balanced turning of skateboarding, and the nimble, undulating movements of casterboarding. Providing an easy transition for those who already participate in any of the three sports, both feet are placed onto two slip-resistant footboards, and its double-jointed, twisting axle allows riders to move either of the 9″ polyurethane wheels individually by twisting the feet inwards and outwards. This continued foot motion, in synchronization with a twisting upper body, “drives” the cycle over flat, level ground. Durable aluminum and composite frame supports riders up to 220 lbs.
Currently the Skatecycle is selling for $149.95 at Hammacher. If you would like to get one you can find the detail at Hammacher product page.