Two YouTubers just changed the game of river surfing as we know it. We’re barely into the summer and they are already dropping the innovations that usually happen after the brothers are stuck at home for months in the summer.
Essentially, they screwed the scooter handlebars onto a skimboard, which might seem odd at first, but when you see the board in action, it all makes sense. Blair Conklin uploaded this video to YouTube this week and the description explains what led to this invention.
âThis is probably the strangest video we’ve posted yet. When @thisismov first approached me with the idea of ââriding a handlebar on a skimboard, I immediately laughed. it would be a waste to punch holes in a perfectly good skimboard. but then I realized I had a prototype @ExileSkimboards that would be perfect for the idea. The board was made from a cork material and never went into production due to durability issues. It was the perfect board to pass the Scooter Skim test. To go further with an already bad idea, I thought the board would perform pretty well on a river wave This river wave is a rare event because it takes very specific conditions to naturally dike with a sand berm built by the waves.
Here is the Skim Scooter in action (via inertia):
The beauty of the Skooter Skim is that anyone with a skimboard and scooter can do their own. It might not last forever, but it also means it’s a great way to repurpose an old skimboard that might be out of breath.
I think back to when I was still in school and the summers started out so good, but in August / September it was hot and we ran out of things to do so we would start to skate behind cars like us. were. wakeboarding or finding new bridges to jump just to mix things up. It’s a bit like that, an innovation that was born out of boredom (with skimboarding every day). And instead of my mate breaking his arm in half and hanging down with a bone sticking out of his forearm, these guys are just riding harmless waves.