Watch as Mischo Erban sets a new world record with a Guiness World Record for the fastest speed on an electric skateboard.
In this stunning video, 32 year old Mischo rides a four wheel drive motorised longboard electric skateboard built by NEXTBoard which is powered by four scorpion motors and two Tattu 6S batteries.
Mischo is no stranger to riding skateboards at high speed after setting the fastest skateboard speed downhill (standing) world record back in 2012, after hitting a staggering 129.94 km/h (80.74 mph) at Les Éboulements, Quebec, Canada.
After crashing in his attempt to secure the world record Mischo eventually reaches a staggering 59.55mph (95.83 kph) as he expertly guided the boosted board along the airstrip at Portorož airport in Piran, Slovenia using a handheld remote to control his speed.
Mischo also recorded his track using a Garmin GPS watch including his heart rate which tops out at an amazing 159bpm during his run. Check out the GPS track here.
“After today I am really happy to have set a new electric record. We still have a little ways to go in presenting you a final product. Short of the wheels, everything functioned as expected and still shows much potential. In all the runs I was not able to pull the trigger to the end of its range and this excites me. I was genuinely still scared to keep going but very eager at the same time. I look forward to testing the updated Nextboard” said Mischo Erban in statement after the world record achievement.
The NEXTboard is primarily made for longboarders, downhillers and speed enthusiasts. The makers want to give riders the ability to achieve similar speeds but on flat and perhaps more secure surfaces. This speed comes at the cost of short range of 6-9 miles (compare this with the Yuneec E-go Electric Skateboard with almost 3 times this range) but the developers are working on improving this.
Their vision goes well beyond the usual use of electric skateboards and open up new opportunities for downhill racing, slalom courses, and freestyle disiplines.
Perhaps the makers need to follow Telsa’s lead with their Ludicrous mode and introduce an “insane gravel rash mode” for the NEXTBoard.
The most powerful electric skateboard doesn’t have the looks (yet) and the longest distance reach but it sure is a beast when it comes to power and maximum speed.
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