flux design co. combines an electric skateboard with a powersport utility vehicle to create an all-terrain board for surfing the earth. the seattle-based company’s ‘track one’ has a deck made of carbon fiber + kevlar, with ATV-grade wheels at the front and tank treads at the back. the lightweight board’s rechargeable battery has a top speed of over 20 mph (32 km/h) and has a range of 12 miles (19 km).
flux design co.’s track ‘one’ lets the rider use a remote control, while leaning into turns to steer. removable bindings improve foot grip and control like a snowboard, while the rear-driven track helps to navigate sharp turns and skids, with motor-braking bringing the board to rest. the seattle-based company says the board can climb hills up to a 50 percent grade.
the all-terrain skateboard also makes use of a variety of lightweight materials to keep weight to a minimum, while ensuring durability. the deck is constructed from layers of carbon fiber, kevlar and a core material, and the removable handlebars use a carbon, aluminum and chromoly construction. power comes courtesy of a five-horsepower rear electric motor spinning the track, which can increase the size of the contact patch, allowing the board to glide over soft terrain.
flux design co.’s ‘track one’ is reaching out for funding via its indiegogo campaign, which can be viewed in detail here.