Giveaway: ZBoard Classic Weight-Sensing Skateboard

Posted: July 21, 2014

Does a simple, non-nerdy way (greetings, makers of Segway) to commute short distances without needing a shower or heavy dousing of Sex Panther Cologne upon reaching your final destination pique your mouse-clicking finger? Then click right here and enter to win a ZBoard Classic weight-sensing electric skateboard! A $649 value!

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

About the ZBoard Classic

Commuters, boardwalk cruisers, moving walkway addicts, the ZBoard Classic is for you. While it won't drop mandibles with its gravity-defying tricks or blow off toupees with its unearthly speeds, the weight-sensing electric skateboard will make for an efficient and low-profile short distance transporter. Not to mention a pretty swell summertime sidewalk yacht.

For anyone with moderately adept balancing and proprioception skills, ZBoard operation is as simple as leaning forward on its deck's front sensory foot pad to go, and leaning back on the other end's pad to stop. ZBoard designers have built in pad mechanisms that evaluate a rider's weight/force application, send this information to a micro-controller, and then speed up or slow down the 400W electric motor attached to the board's underside. Acceleration and deceleration vary entirely accordingly to one's ability to exhibit bodily control. Again, for those who have bodily control, the ZBoard Classic will zip you safely from home to about 3 miles from home at speeds of up to 15 mph.

ZBoards can battle small to mid-range uphill slopes--think commercial parking garage inclines--and their regenerative braking system also provides for stopping on downhills. Though riding in the rain and through puddles is not promoted, the board will navigate wet pavement without losing traction. Other specs:

  • Range: 5 miles highway/3 miles city
  • Deck length: 40"
  • Deck width: 10-1/2"
  • Wheels: 110mm rubber
  • Deck: 6-ply Canadian maple
  • Weight: 33 pounds
  • Battery charge time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Battery life: About 250 charges (sealed lead acid battery)

ZBoard Classic Giveaway Entry Instructions

To register, click here and fill out the ZBoard Classic Giveaway entry form. Or, if you're already a member of DudeIWantThat.com, when the magic entry form button appears, just click it to enter.

Giveaway prize includes: 1 x ZBoard Classic weight-sensing electric skateboard with 110m wheels and a 6-ply US-made Canadian Maple deck; 1 x 110v-220v charger; 1 x carrying handle.

The ZBoard Classic Giveaway entry period is open through 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Our drawn winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours of the entry period's conclusion, and will have 12 hours to respond and claim his/her prize. (Should we not hear back from a drawn winner in the specified time period, a new winner will be drawn and contacted.)

Winner should allow up to 3 weeks for prize delivery.

Once winners are drawn and confirmed, they will be announced below.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Get a ZBoard Classic Now

ZBoard peddles their pedal-free transporters here in the ZBoard online store.

The company also sells 2 higher-range weight-sensing skateboard models, the ZBoard Pro ($949) and ZBoard SF Special ($1,199), both also available in their online store.

ZBoard Classic Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to William J. of Belle Plaine, IA, winner of the ZBoard Classic. Thanks to all entrants, and be sure to check the Dude homepage or Dude Giveaways section for your chance to enter our latest prize drawing.

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