Posted by:on January 28th, 2014
Where was the Golfboard when Schwing! magazine was in it’s heyday? Did Schwing! ever have a heyday? The GolfBoard’s primary innovation over any other electric skateboard seems to be the optional addition of a handle for holding a golf bag, which would make it more of a scooter, and the uncanny way in which the marketing manages to avoid the word “skateboard” while repeatedly mentioning surfing and snowboarding. They did appear to accidentally use the word in the title of their first youtube video. That must have been before the focus groups and marketing research raised a flag. Another possible innovation, they’ve gotten some insurance companies on board to help facilitate leases and rentals through golf courses. The’ve even got professional surfer Laird Hamilton on board. Demographically, the golfing public at large used to be diametrically opposed to skateboarders. Suddenly, the old Nike SB commercial with the golfers getting kicked off the course is moot. There are two main selling points the GolfBoard: Less wear and tear on the golf course as opposed to traditional golf carts, and a new “fun” way to experience the course that also has some health benefits through increased activity, again compared to riding in a golf cart. They have to balance hose two carefully though. I mean, if I was going to golf, I’d sure as hell rather be mixing it with an electric skateboard dork session. You can take the 19th hole shenanigans to a whole different level. Take that, Bushwood Country Club, and up yours Judge Smails! GolBoards start at $3495.00.
Via Pete Lewis, who should be contributing to S&A.
Some video stills captured for posterity, on the slim chance that Golfboard doesn’t take the PGA Tour by storm. Videos at the end.
Optional foot bindings.
Carve up the bowl bro! (I mean Sir.)
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