I have a confession to make; I can’t skateboard. In fact, I’ve never been able to. The only thing I can seem to do with regularity on a skateboard is fall on my rear to the amusement of everyone watching. I don’t know what it is – I’ve just never been able to get the hang of balancing myself, I guess. The concept’s not all that of a hard one to grasp, all you (in theory) have to do is balance yourself and kick off every once in a while – and let your momentum do the rest. But as we all know by now, things are so much easier “in theory” than they ever are in reality. And as we also all know by now, things can never stay the same – in the world in which we live, things either get a “smart” upgrade or they get left behind in the past. And the skateboard of old is certainly no exception; even it has to change to get with the future.
The Post Modern Skateboard (certainly a fitting title) doesn’t look anything like any skateboard I’ve ever seen, and the main reason is because there’s no “board” whatsoever. What there are instead are two 10-inch wheels you put your feet through. You then lean back and forth to get yourself moving.
I’m not quite sure how you manage to stop, but I’m sure they’ve thought of that somewhere down the road. (After doing a bit of research, it turns out you can stop by putting your toes on the ground). You can find the Post Modern Skateboard in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, where you can pick up a
board set of wheels for $99 from the site.