If you are one of those skaters that think rollerskates are too retro and skateboarding is too restrictive, this new pair skates might just be the answer you’re looking for. The Post Modern Skateboard is a mash-up of a skateboard and inline skates, and allows riders to perform effortless-looking spins with a lot of practice. Instead of balancing on a conventional board, there are two 10-inch wheels, which riders position their feet inside.
The wheels can be joined together with a pole, to make the experience more like skateboarding, or kept separate, to be used more like in-line skates, but offers more flexibility.
“The annular skates… are propelled by leaning side to side, allowing you to skateboard without having to push off the ground,” an entry in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue shares. “Riders simply place their feet on the two platforms and lean side-to-side to rotate the rubber wheels around the feet, propelling riders forward in a serpentine motion similar to longboard skateboarding.”
Similar to a casterboard which is a skateboard with two wheels that can travel in any direction, the wheels are connected by a metal pole.
“The included extendable rod can be connected to both wheels, providing stability to novices and hastening the learning period,” the catalogue added.
Riders can easily perform 720° spins and turn into a dime by disconnect and working more like inline skates. In order to stop, riders must place their toes on ground. The wheels of the ‘board’ measure 10 inches in diameter (25cm) so that it can be used on uneven road surfaces and grass. Designed to be used by ages eight and upwards, the Post Modern Skateboard costs $100 (£67).