Rise Robotics’ KickStick is a 3-horsepower, in-hub brushless, direct drive motor attached to the end of a staff. Thanks the motorized wheel on the end and a pressure-based throttle your skateboard can ride up to 30mph. Just push the button and activate the stick, touch the wheel to the ground, pull the lever, and you are ready to roll. It is completely battery-powered, making for easy transportation. More at Rise Robotics.
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