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The Freerider Skatecycle

The Freerider Skatecycle
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The unique vehicle has been awarded the Bronze at the 2010 International Design Excellence Awards.

Sandra Pfeifer
  • 19 november 2010

The Freerider Skatecycle, an invention by Alon Karpman from Brooklyn Workshop, has received Bronze at the IDEA 2010 International Design Excellence Awards. Refined to perfection over the last 20 years (with the help of a design team including Romanian designer Antonio Meze), the Skatecycle is a lightweight aluminium structure that is controlled using techniques from skateboarding and snowboarding. A model of the slick and fun vehicle is now also part of the permanent collection at the Henry Ford Museum.

From Brooklyn Workshop:

The Freerider Skatecycle is a self propelled hubless skate capable of riding on flat ground or tackling any skatepark. The 9 Inch wheels makes it easier to overcome objects in your way and is very durable. Weighing just 7.3 lbs, it folds easily, and can even sit over your shoulder freeing up your hands when you walk.
The Skatecycle’s frame is made of solid aluminum with body parts made of a durable composite. It features two slip-resistant footboards sitting inside the two 9-inch, polyurethane, hubless wheels that are connected by a double-jointed, twisting axle. This axle enables the rider to twist their body, moving their feet inwards and outwards, to propel the device.

The Freerider Skatecycle is a self propelled hubless skate capable of riding on flat ground or tackling any skatepark. The 9 Inch wheels makes it easier to overcome objects in your way and is very durable. Weighing just 7.3 lbs, it folds easily, and can even sit over your shoulder freeing up your hands when you walk.

The Skatecycle’s frame is made of solid aluminum with body parts made of a durable composite. It features two slip-resistant footboards sitting inside the two 9-inch, polyurethane, hubless wheels that are connected by a double-jointed, twisting axle. This axle enables the rider to twist their body, moving their feet inwards and outwards, to propel the device.

Watch a demo below:

Brooklyn Workshop

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