From Our Editors
The founders of EMAD Skateboards loved wakeskating on the water, but when bad weather struck, they decided to try electric skateboards as an alternative adrenaline rush. It didn't take long before they were hooked. But one thing was dampening the thrills: low-quality boards that couldn't go fast enough. The boarders had to take apart and rebuild each model to be faster and more powerful, so they decided to just build a better electric skateboard from the ground up.
And so became EMAD Skateboards. Drawing on their training in design, fabrication, and electrical engineering, the team came up with a line of of smartly designed electric skateboards with real power. Controlled by a handheld remote, the boards can reach top speeds of about 20 miles per hour so riders can add a heart-pumping new element to classic skateboard maneuvers.