The invention of electric skate boards and scooters made everyone's lives a little bit easier as it was faster to travel short distances without breaking a sweat. However they are heavy and cumbersome, and not easy to manoeuvre in tight, constrained spaces such as buses and trains. People longed for a lighter product, one that will not make you grimace in pain if it knocks again your shin, and something that can be easily carried with one hand. So a couple of tech geeks got together and invented the world's lightest and most affordable electric skateboard that is easily controlled with a handheld remote.
Weighing only 3.9kg, even a child is able to lift the board with one hand. The bulk of the weight is the fundamental fiber glass material. Bamboo is used in the middle for toughness and light weight and Canadian maple is placed in the middle to increase rigidity. These composites create a unitary deck structure that is light, simple and strong.
Slide the remote forward to speed up
Slide the remote backward for regenerative braking
STARY is able to take a maximum weight of 200kg. At optimal conditions, this nifty electric skateboard can achieve speeds of up to 30km/hr. However, if the rider weighs more than 90kg, the grade ability, top speed and range will be slightly decreased.
According to the developers, basically anyone can ride STARY without any prior knowledge of skateboarding, as it is able to move forward and brake with a simple slide of the remote. Not only can STARY be used on flat ground, it can also go up and down slopes.
STARY regenerative braking charges the board when it brakes. The brake is always available to ensure rider's safety. But when you go downhill and exert the brake with a full battery, it would be hazardous because it overcharges the battery. The remote will vibrate to warn you if this happens.
You can even ride STARY in the rain as the gearbox and motor is sealed, so the skateboard is water and dust proof. If in the event that you forget to charge the skateboard and it runs out of battery halfway, you can still use it as a traditional longboard, though there will be just a teensy bit of friction and restriction in the motor wheel, but not too much for you to take notice of.