Skateboarding News

Say hello to the foldable skateboard

Illustration by Trevor Johnston / Popular Science


This week’s useless skateboard invention comes in the form of the FlappyBoard. Why man-handle it with a mallgrab when you can just fold it and put it in your rucksack? It could certainly work for the older folk who still love street skating at 40 but feel too embarrassed to be carrying a rig about town.

In all seriousness though, this is yet another crock of absolute crap that will never take off but you have to admire the fact that some students worked out how to engineer paper, plastic and air to form this foldable skateboard as part of their University project.

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