Vertrax Treaded Skateboard Concept

Vertrax Treaded Skateboard Concept (Images courtesy Bryson Lovett)
By Andrew Liszewski

Yeah, I know. While we try to avoid concepts here as much as possible, every once in a while I come across a fairly convincing rendered product shot that gives faux credibility to an idea that will probably never come to fruition. Such is the Vertrax treaded skateboard. It looks incredibly cool, I’ll give designer Bryson Lovett credit there, but I see a host of issues that will ensure this probably never replaces the traditional skateboard. From anything and everything getting caught up in the rear-wheel mechanism, to the inability to grind on any surface. It also appeals to reduce cube gleaming by about 35%. According to the ‘specs’ it would be electric powered and whisper quiet though, but since it’s just a concept, the designer can really claim it could do anything.

[ Bryson Lovett – Vertrax Skateboard ] VIA [ The Design Blog ]

2 thoughts on “Vertrax Treaded Skateboard Concept”

  1. I can't see it catching on as a replacement for a skateboard, but it would be a great replacement over a snowboard. It would require that the tread be hella tough for grinds, but otherwise it would be great. You could turn around and board back up the trail for another go.

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