Mischo Erban just set an all-time record by riding an electric skateboard at the nauseating speed of 59.55 mph within the Portoroz airport in Piran, Slovenia.
According to the Guinness World Records, the 32-year-old thrill-seeker managed to achieve this performance using a NEXTBoard created and designed by Next Generation Vehicles.
Apparently, Erban was able to use a handheld remote control in order to adapt the speed on the skateboard, while racing down a runway on his four-engine toy.
The video starts “promising”, making our hearts jump when we watch the speed addict rush off and then take a strong fall on the concrete. The skateboard then continues its journey, while Erban is laying face down on the ground.
Anyone who is curious to see his stunning performance can watch this video posted by Guinness World Records on their official YouTube channel.
The groundbreaking equipment used to set this record took two years to develop and is actually a four-wheel motorized longboard, led by four Scorpion motors and two Tattu 6S batteries.
The NEXTboard is controlled by a handheld remote, which helps the person adapt his speed to the road conditions. It can be charged in approximately an hour and a half and it displays a range of six to nine miles.
This powerful skateboard has altered brushless DC electric motors in every wheel, which are powered by a battery pack made of 6-cell lithium-polymer 22.2 volt and 8,000-mAh.
This battery pack is placed beneath the deck, which is built from nine coats of maple veneer.
The record-setting product was created by a Slovenian start-up company called Next Generation Vehicle, which is also known for developing the Monolith, an electric skateboard with hub motors placed inside the wheels, that can reach a maximum speed of 24 mph.
Considering the recent popularity garnered by NEXTboard, we shouldn’t be surprised if we will see it in stores soon. Nevertheless, the company hasn’t said anything so far about its commercial availability or an approximate price.
Erban is also known for breaking other world records. In 2012 he managed to achieve the fastest skateboard speed while going downhill at 80.74 mph in Les Eboulements, Quebec, Canada.
In a recent statement made after his most recent achievement, Erban explained that he is drawn to speed and that he has learned to control danger. Therefore, it came naturally for him to partner up with NGV in order to set another Guinness World Record.
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