Damn Those Look Cool: Chariot Skates

April 16, 2010


Because rollerbladez aren't cool anymore but some people still can't shake the feeling they need wheels strapped to their feet, inventor MICHAEEEEEL JEEEEEENKINS! invented Chariot Skates. What are Chariot Skates? F***ing ridiculous looking for one.

Costing up to $11,000 for a pair, the wheel-skate features two large carbon fibre wheels. The skater's feet are suspended below the axle, which is believed to enable a smoother ride than skiing or cycling and can be worn for hours without discomfort.

It can also reach a top speed of 40km/h (~25MPH).

To pull up, skaters need to do a "t-stop," where one foot is dragged sideways on the road surface.

Mr Jenkins, 50, came up with the idea by combining his favourite forms of transport - skiing, cycling and skating. He then started developing it from his garage in 2004.

Everybody dug my Leroy Jenkins tribute up there, right? Cool, I did that just for you. Also, I don't know if Chariot Skates could get any cooler UNLESS YOU STRAPPED ROCKETZ TO THE SIDES, AMIRITE?! Hey, it's Wyle E. Coyote would do. Isn't that right, Wyle? WYLE?! Haha, what are you doing at the bottom of that ravine?

Hit the jump for several more shots and a couple videos of the Ben-Hur blades in action.




Official Site
Reinventing the wheel [couriermail]

Thanks to Samson, who knows all too well you should never trust a bitch with scissors.

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