07. 26. 2006
I still remember my first skateboard; well, it actually belonged to my big brother, but I took it over and used it as my own. Back in the day, a skateboard was simply a thick plank of wood with four small hard rubber wheels. And you just went at it. I certainly couldnít do any tricks or anything with it; in fact, I could barely do anything on it, as ground surfaces were never smooth. There were always those small gravel stones that tripped you up everytime. But we had fun riding it and invented games to play on it, most of which involved riding down steep slopes and almost getting killed. But I digress.
How times have changed! JBoard is perhaps one of the more innovative skateboard designs I've seen lately. The whole look and feel has been altered. It utilizes only one front and one back wheel, so it requires more balance. But the surface has been divided into two parts to allow easier maneuverability. I even tried it at the Houseware show in Hong Kong recently, and it took a little getting used to. The JBoard comes in four colors: blue, yellow, orange or black. Though I canít get more information from the dealer in regards to prices or availability, Iím sure that you'll see them in a store near you very soon.
For more information, if you can read Japanese, visit Aero-Tobu.Com