Electric skateboard features 600-watt motor, top speed of 19 miles per hour

78142 Finally an answer to the age-old question of what can be done to improve skateboards and/or make them more dangerous. Hammacher Schlemmer’s doozy, “The 19 MPH Skateboard” is the answer.

It accelerates from zero to 19 miles per hour in four seconds and weighs 40 pounds. So if you don’t hurt yourself falling off of the thing, rest assured that you could incapacitate would-be skateboard thieves with a swift knock to the head delivered by a 40-pound longboard.

The battery is good for a range of 10 miles and takes about 4 hours to recharge. The maximum rider weight is 225 pounds, and I don’t have to tell you that if you see a 225-pound man careening towards you on a 40-pound skateboard at 19 miles per hour, your day is about to get a whole lot more interesting.

The 19 MPH Skateboard [Hammacher Schlemmer]