Helmets? Where We're Going We Don't Need Helmets Might Actually Be A Good Idea: Tank/Skateboard Hybrid Cruises Up To 30MPH

September 13, 2010


The Tracked Skateboard is the 125-lb lovechild of a tank and skateboard that shared a special night together while a Segway secretly filmed from the closet (hence the handlebars). You know, or it could have been made by BPG-WERKS for military applications if you're unimaginative and can't believe machines breed. WHICH THEY DO.

The DTV (Dual Tracked Vehicle) Shredder was designed by Ben Gulak of BPG Werks. The DTV is somewhat modular. It seems that the steering bar can be replaced with a handheld accelerator module. Additionally, it can be configured for remote control operation. Designed to take up to a 40 degree slope and with a top speed of [over] 30 mph it's definitely an interesting concept.

I want one. But mine's gonna need a machine-gun turret. Oooh -- and a beer cooler. Now I know what you're thinking, "But GW, zipping around on a tank-board at 30MPH and shooting things while you're drinking -- are you sure that's a good idea?" Good? It's probably the best one I've ever had!

Hit the jump for a very worthwhile video demonstration.

BPG Werks (with a bunch more info, photos and videos)
Tracked Skate Board? Sure Why Not [soldiersystems]

Thanks to Robby, Dj Azer, Tom and chris, who agree a model where you can sit down would be even better because standing sucks, even if it is on a tank-board.

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