I’ve never gone snowboard before in my life, and considering how big of an outdoorsman I am, I consider that to be somewhat of an embarrassment on my end. While I might live in a part of the country that experiences all four seasons, there are many people that live in warmer regions of the country where it never snows. Obviously, most of these people can’t simply get in the car and head to the mountains if they want to partake in winter recreations like skiing and snowboarding, which has left many to ponder what the experience must be like.
For those of you living in these warm year-round areas of the country or just want to simulate the experience of a winter recreation like snowboarding, this device can help. Known as the LEIF E-Snowboard, this vehicle is described as the world’s first electric craft that moves like a snowboard. The LEIF is 77 to 87 centimeters in length, can weigh 18-20 pounds, and comes in three model types for you to choose. The electric board is capable of traveling at speeds up to 23 mph (even uphill) and can ride 15 percent grade max incline at top speed. The board’s models are capable of holding LT2X and LT3X battery packs that can respectively ride up to 10 and 15 miles on a single charge, using lithium-ion batteries.
The LEIF has an omni-directional setup with its wheels that makes the board capable of rotating 360 degrees as it runs on dual 1295-watt brushless motors (equivalent to how snowboard riders can pivot). One CPU controls both motors, combining sensors and algorithms to distribute power between the drive wheels. Advanced electronics deliver stability through high-speed turns, smooth slides, and tight curves. The board’s bindings are height-adjustable to fit shoes of any size, have a quick-release, and smooth interior surfaces for maximum riding comfort with reinforced structure. The binding slots can adjust their stance with custom settings, and the board’s riding angle can shift from 0 to +/- 30 degrees.
A Bluetooth-connected remote control is held by the rider to adjust their speed and direction. A thumb slider controls wheel mechanics, a trigger hole secures hand grip while riding, and the gadget displays battery level and Bluetooth connectivity.
In addition to being water-resistant and having active traction control, you have a choice of getting blue, green, or orange wheel colors. The LEIF is shipping out to consumers in the United States for prices ranging from $1,649 to $1,729.
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