SNAP Skateboard has just created the world’s first folding skateboard, an aluminum board that folds into three segments so that you can easily transport it wherever you go. The hinged, aluminum board is designed for both tricks and riding, and when this standard wheeled board is folded, you can carry it in a bag or under your arm for those times when you can’t ride it.
Instead of the wooden deck that’s standard in skateboard design, the SNAP uses aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum because a wood board would crack and splinter if you cut it into three pieces. The board folds from 36-inches (91.4 cm) down to 14 inches (35.6 cm) using two patented hinges. When folded, it measures 14 x 8 x 5 inches (35.6 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm), making it easier to fit in your backpack, bag or locker. When it’s time to skate, steel pins lock the hinges in place, giving you a solid deck on which to ride. The board has grip tape, and the trucks and 56 mm wheels can be removed and replaced with your kit of choice.
SNAP suggests that it is designed to do tricks as well as cruise the street, and they also say that the folding phenom is stronger than a traditional maple board. They do warn that the middle of the board might buckle if you push it too hard.
The SNAP retails for $119.
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