surf and ski down streets with the unique KKA S1 electric skateboard
 

surf and ski down streets with the unique KKA S1 electric skateboard

to skateboard has always been to either carve or grind up roads or parks, but with the KKA ‘S1’, boarders are now able to surf and ski down streets as well. the electric board replicates these additional sport feelings thanks to its unique mechanics that flexibly rocks the plate from side to side and enables cornering within a smaller radius.

surf and ski down streets with the unique KKA S1 electric skateboard
all images courtesy of KKA

 

 

the KKA ‘S1’ delivers its exhilarating performance on any terrain, from country roads to city streets, no matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned skateboarder. as well as its durable and flexible configuration, it is able to perform fast and strong on- and off-road manuevers by enhancing an electric 500W hub double motor powered by a large 8.8Ah lithium battery. this propels the board to a top speed of 28 mph, max mileage of 24.8, and uphill at angles up to 25 degrees.

surf and ski down streets with the unique KKA S1 electric skateboard

 

 

with all that speed, comes safety. the carbon fiber board features electronic holzer brakes, which, as well as the power and reverse buttons, is directed by a wirelessly connected controller. additionally, and most importantly for city riders, the device is equipped with a headlight at the front and a flash taillight at the rear in order to alert road users of your actions and position. these can all be managed via the bluetooth app remote.

surf and ski down streets with the unique KKA S1 electric skateboard

 

 

offering a unique, exhilarating riding experience, the KKA ‘S1’ skateboard is currently sourcing funding via its kickstarter campaign, which can be viewed and supported here.

surf and ski down streets with the unique KKA S1 electric skateboard

 

surf and ski down streets with the unique KKA S1 electric skateboard

  • The BMW Street Carver has been discontinued, along with the production of certain parts like wheels. It’s been over 12 years. But BMW never had any overall patent on all carve boards, just there own.
    Likewise, this version is motorized, and likely a little more expensive, one can assume. However, it might give BMW a reason to re-release their boards as an affordable option. When BMW launched their Street Carver, there wasn’t any competition and they are a car company, not skateboards.
    Now technology has excelled to the point where many skateboards are electric. It would be nice to own an electric carve board, even if it is likely to insure a lawsuit. If anything, it makes the product that much more valuable.

    Jesse Desens
  • Great invention, it would be good to adjust the speed without holding something. If it doesn’t have a manual mode, a manual mode would be good too, but it may need to be lighter for that?

    Alan
  • KKA is Greek for BMW…or is it Latin? Needs a kicktail anyway!

    Skateboard rider
  • Wow, that’s an exact copy of BMW’s 2001 streetcarver (both mechanics and styling). Granted, the streetcarver is over 15 years old, and probably patent free, but KKA’s claim that this thing is their invention is definitely false.

    René
  • How are they not gonna get sued by BMW? that’s an actual picture from their street carver ad campaign (unless they’ve worked some deal)

    Brian
  • Did they license this design from BMW?

    T

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

technology news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,228 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine