Riding a skateboard can be fun, unless you’re riding it to commute somewhere, in which case one foot will probably feel might tired by the time you get to your destination. We’ve seen a lot of efforts to bring some power to the decks, but most require purchasing a brand new board.
Florida-based RedRock Boardshop is looking at this from a different angle and is looking to produce a powered LaGrange L1 truck, which basically can transform any board into a motorized and electric skateboard. Users can replace one of their existing trucks with the L1 or even build a deck up from scratch. The truck has a built-in 3,200 (4.3horsepower) brushless motor along with a speed controller, both of which are powered by a 10 amp-hour rechargeable battery.
RedRock is looking to get things started via a Kickstarter project, and a pledge of $950 will get those everything they need to motorize their decks.