Just received funding on Indiegogo, not available yet. Zboard 2 Blue is going to be released with Zboard 2 Pearl. Blue is less powerful, but cheaper, lighter, and takes less time to charge.
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Pro Hands-free controls
The Zboard Classic is controlled by two pressure pads instead of a handheld remote. Pressing on the front pad increases forward speed; pressing on the back brakes or sends you in reverse.
Pro Low battery warning lights
In order to keep users from being surprised by a dead battery, the ZBoard 2 now comes with LED indicators that keep you apprised of the remaining battery life.
Pro Customer support is amazing
Direct contact with owners and operators happens at all times.
Pro Works with no charge
When the battery is completely drained, the brushless motor allows ZBoard to be pushed like a regular skateboard.
Pro Front and back lights enable riding at night
There is a headlight and taillight for riding in the dark. These lights allow the rider to be seen and to see where the board is going.
Pro Comfortable to carry around
With ZBoard 2, the handle and lightweight design make the board ideal for carrying around when not in use.
Con Difficult to learn
ZBoard has a unique design. While it is similar to other skateboards in many ways, riding ZBoard doesn't come naturally, even for experienced skaters. Controlling the board's speed and direction using the pressure pads can be difficult to accomplish while remaining balanced, so lots of practice is necessary before riding this in a crowded environment.
Con Still not shipped
Even though backers on Indiegogo backed the project as far back as two years ago, they have yet to receive their boards. Even on their own storefront, current orders are shown as shipping Oct-Nov (2016).