KickStick, by Rise Robotics, helps skateboard riders get some extra speed — close to 30 MPH. Hopefully it gets them to hospital faster after they do severe damage to their body.
But rather than adding motors directly to your skateboard, the KickStick is basically a long stick with a wheel at the end. You put the wheel down and lean into it, which will then drive you forward at speeds up to 30mph. The more you lean on the stick, the faster you go. The motor will generate up to 2.75hp, and has swappable batteries, you can keep going as far as you want. The stick collapses too, so it is easy to take with you anywhere.
If you’re up for this insanity, the makers of KickStick will soon be launching an IndieGoGo campaign to make the sticks a reality. IndieGoGo is also a good place to beg for money for medical fees associated with reckless skateboarding.