Recently the Online Think Tank discussed this topic at length with several engineers, designers, futurists and skateboarders. Many considered this issue and some of the ideas were pretty futuristic, yet potentially feasible.For instance what about a Solar Powered Skateboard or hover board? It would be left in the sun to charge and then when ready to ride, turn it on and away you go? Is it possible; well, not quite yet, although solar cells due to all the research are twice as powerful today as they were 5 years ago and about 3 times as efficient. Today there are even solar cells on film wrap which could adorn a skateboards body.
One high-tech engineer fancies they idea of hoverboard run on trash. As the skateboarder drove over trash like wrappers, paper cups and such they would be picked up and enter the transformation process into fuel power for the hover board or skateboard’s propulsion system.Another Think Tank member liked the idea of using Magnetic Wheel Power Charging unit to trickle charge “flat battery packs” within the interior of the skateboard. This would be possible since carbon nano-tubes are strong and very thin leaving more room for the battery packs.
As the non-friction based magnetic wheels spun they would charge when being pushed and when slowing down, carefully maintaining the proper speed unless the rider stopped or tapped his foot on the stop button. Of course the skateboard could have multiple technologies charging the batteries including solar, magnetic charging or even Bump Charging using electromagnetic technologies that we see in those shake-able flashlights currently sold.You can impress your friends and other skateboarders with your colorful skateboard apparel. Skateboard apparel comprises skateboarding hats, T-shirts, jackets, sweat shirts, shorts, trousers, etc. Various top brands like Alien Workshop, Fourstar, World Industries, Habitat and many more manufacturers appealing apparel for skateboarders.
Maintenance of a skateboard is equally important to enjoy a safe and smooth ride. Periodic maintenance of skateboard is essential for optimum performance. Various skateboard maintenance kits and accessories are available to help you in maintaining your skateboard. Some of these are skate tools, skateboard bearing lube, skateboard rails and skateboard wax. Skate tools can be used to replace the non working or worn out components of your skateboard. Bearing lube can be used for cleaning and lubricating the bearings whereas skateboard wax can be used for lubrication purposes.