If you thought you looked silly on a footbike…

The Bowboard has been years in development, and gone through five prototypes before arriving at the production-ready design you see here. Really?

…for Heaven’s sake don’t even think about bouncing on a bowboard, apparently the demon spawn of a Razor and a trampoline! Even the IQ-lowering official vid will only show two quick pans of people coasting before returning to more typical teenage pursuits.

There’s even a Kickstarter campaign where those with more money than brains can contribute towards the $150,000 manufacturing goal.

Of course, to each his own, but can you imagine a customer base? (It’s not often we kickers have something to point and laugh at.)

Soundtrack: anything by Oingo Boingo.

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2 Responses

  1. Hmmm… This machine appears to actually work all of the “core muscle’ groups. Its referred to as “rebounding”. NASA uses rebounding in the training of all astronauts. A quick search points out the many health benefits derived from this type of exercise.The only problem with rebounding on a mini trampoline is that it is a bit boring.
    This device really looks pretty fun. If it can go over 10mph, I’d say there will be much of appeal to all age ranges.

  2. That sounds pretty good; I missed that in their pitch, which was a bit overwrought. Thanks for pointing it out.

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