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Freerider Skatecycle

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Price: $150.00 + $10.00 shipping
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Black Color
  • Hubless, Self-Propelled Skate: Ride on flat ground or in skate parks
  • Easy to carry
  • Recommended Age: 14 and up

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Product Description

In Stock & ready to ship! Winner of a Bronze 2010 IDEA Award. The Freerider Skatecycle is a self propelled hubless skate that allows for deep carving. It's capable of riding on flat ground or tackling any skatepark. The 9 Inch wheels makes it easier to overcome objects in your way and is very durable. Weighing just 7.3 lbs, it folds easily, and can even sit over your shoulder freeing up your hands when you walk. Now part of the permanent collection at the Henry Ford Museum, the Freerider Skatecycle is in stock and available for 149.95. Anyone who rides a snowboard, skateboard or casterboard has the skills to pick up the challenge of the Skatecycle. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Please Note: Locking pins have been discontinued and are no longer included with any units. Return Policy: Return shipping cost is the customers responsibility. Based on Amazon Policy, items showing any signs of use are eligible for a partial refund.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 6.5 x 8.5 inches ; 7.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B007ZDQHSO
  • Item model number: 10
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,541 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Very cool looking.
tekomni
To give you a better idea on how hard this thing is to learn, I have only just managed to propel myself and do all the basic maneuvers like turning and stopping.
Josha D. Schwarzenbach
We regret this purchase.
Heather

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jo on February 3, 2012
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
This thing is great.
I have been riding snake board more than 15 years ago. This thing is very similar, it took me less than 10 minutes to figure out how to propel it, another ten minutes to properly steer it.
So I thought about why so many people complain about not being able to ride it. I guess it is about mechanics. Several reviewers have stated to be able to ride a ripstick but not the skate cycle. I tried a ripstick, compared to a snake board (and skate cycle) it is, let's say, "meta-stable", you have to make many small movements to control it. As the wheels are so tiny, these small movements are enough to propel a ripstick. Such little moves do not work with a snake board and also not with a skate cycle. These wheels are huge. You need large movements and good back muscles, it is about force and training. The information they provide in there web site is in fact pretty good. To make it clear: this is not a ripstick, you cannot ride it like a ripstick. Whoever loved the snake board will love the skate cycle.
Yet I think there some things that could be improved. 1) The thing is pretty heavy, carbon instead of metal would make it lighter for sure. 2) There is no shock absorbing, it should be possible to add some absorber between the platform and the wheel. 3) I would love to have straps to fix the feet like it was on the old snake board. You can get more power into the device by doing so. 4) Make the wheels bigger and the bar longer. I have no idea how large you can build the wheels before it becomes impossible to propel it, but I think a bit bigger is still possible. Together with longer bar it would be possible to ride at higher speeds.
Finally, again the statement this thing is simply cool. I have been waiting for a revival of the snake board with modern technologies. This is definitively snake board 2.0.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Paul on January 12, 2012
Color Name: White
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i had it for about a month now and its been sooo much fun. cruising on it is awesome expecially since it has such big wheels. and it goes fast! you need lots practice to get to learn it but when you do get use to it you have the best time of your life.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Jared on February 14, 2011
Color Name: White
Being that this is Brooklyn-workshop's first product, they are giving them self a awesome image of build quality and customer service.
They give you all the tools and instructions you need to take apart, clean, and repair your skate cycle. If a part breaks or need replacing all you have to do is call there number on the instruction book.

The body is solid giving confidence that it would never break while in use. The only plastic is the outer casing; to basically make it look cool. :)
It does take some time to get used too, the video they uploaded on YouTube did help a lot! I do advise to wear protective gear for your first few times you practice. And NEVER go down a hill with it if you don't know how to stop, like i did.

Its cool if you have 150 to spend on a toy for adults and teens. :)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By GeoXXV on May 13, 2013
Color Name: Black Color Verified Purchase
First things I noticed out of the box was the top quality construction, and that it was a little heavier than I thought it was going to be. I've practiced a few times so far about 30 minutes at a time and have seen a little progress each time that makes me really want to stick with it, but I know I have a long way to go before I'm really riding the skatecycle and I can't wait. The challenge to learning this is half the fun.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Josha D. Schwarzenbach on January 18, 2013
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I received my Skatecycle 2 weeks ago and so far I really love this product. Let me make things very clear, this thing is going to challenge you but is very rewarding once you learn how to do it. I hopped into this thing with little to no skateboarding experience, all I knew how to ride before I got this was a bicycle, ripstik and inline skates (or blades). To give you a better idea on how hard this thing is to learn, I have only just managed to propel myself and do all the basic maneuvers like turning and stopping. I don’t consider myself an expert at this thing yet; I can only just now say that I can ride it.

So what did it take to get this far? It took hours of practice and a lot of falling off. In reality, I spent about an hour each day practicing this thing and was able to ride it fairly well by day 3 or 4. After that, I worked on my turning which felt awkward at first, but by day 7 it felt natural. The real challenge was learning how to combine all those motions into a propelling motion to go long distances. Now that I have that down, I consider myself capable of riding it, now it’s all about practice and “getting really good at it”.

So I guess like many other reviews have said, yes this thing is very hard to learn. It can’t be said enough honestly, but as long as you’re willing to persevere and work with it every day, it shouldn’t take longer than a few days to get the hang of it. I don’t consider myself well-built or one with strong balance skills, yet I persevered and managed to learn to ride it. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible.

As far as riding goes, the Skatecycle’s large wheels make for a very stable and smooth ride. Balancing even at low speed isn’t difficult, and the Skatecycle takes bumps with ease.
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