For some reason, I can’t seem to stop reporting on motorized skateboards. There’s the Scarpar, the GroundSurf, and now there is the Fiik.
The Fiik is electric powered with an 800-watt motor with off-road tires that is good for about 19 miles of riding time. I’m not certain what its top speed is, but it has three speeds of it. The tires are the big off-road kind, which means that this skateboard can do more than just sidewalks. I’ve got a video after the jump, and you will notice how this surfer uses it to get from wave to wave.
You will note the wireless controller that reminds me of some remote control toys. I would imagine that it is battery powered, and I hope that there is some automatic brakes in case the batteries in the remote fail. The brakes themselves are electric anti-lock.
I am not certain why it is called the Fiik. It doesn’t appear to be an acronym for anything, and I guess that all the good names are taken.
The cost is pretty big at $1,600, which is the cost of several ordinary skateboards, I’m sure. I would imagine that it would take some lessons to get the hang of this too. That will cost you some time, not to mention the possibility of a few injuries.