Electric skateboards are the newest form of terrifying personal transportation, and as with anything that moves, somebody wants to set a record. Mischo Eban officially set the Guinness World Record for fastest speed on an electric skateboard, and as a victim of skateboard violence, it looks absolutely nuts.
This is the first time somebody has tried to set the record for fastest speed on an electric skateboard, according to Popular Science, but that doesn’t mean that 59.55 mph on on a piece of wood with plastic wheels isn’t a record-worthy achievement. The rider, Eban, previously set the Guinness World Record for fastest downhill skateboard speed, which was a blinding 80.74 mph back in 2012. I get speed wobbles riding down my driveway, man.
The electric skateboard is called the Nextboard, which comes from a startup of the same name and isn’t yet available to purchase. The record was set on a stretch of runway measuring 328 feet (or 100 meters) after multiple attempts, some ending in a 50 mph face grind.
The Nextboard electric board is allegedly four-wheel drive and the production version is planned to have a range of around six to nine miles, which is pretty impressive.
I won’t be getting one.