This Post Modern Skateboard Has No Board, Just Two Wheels
The Post Modern Skateboard is arguably neither postmodern nor a skateboard
We’re well into the 21st century, so perhaps it’s not surprising that somebody finally decided to render the tried-and-true skateboard a major update. Enter the Post Modern Skateboard—at least, that’s how it’s being marketed. Thing is, this contraption has no board to speak of.
Sold by Hammacher Schlemmer — a store that specializes in this shopping niche — the skateboard is just two standalone wheels with foot holsters inside of them.
As CNET points out, the Post Modern Skateboard—basically, a $100 pair of 10-inch, round wheels with foot platforms—seems to be more spiritually akin to a caster board, a two-wheeled, skateboard cousin consisting of two decks joined by a metal beam.
The “board,” however, does come with an extendable rod that can be used to connect the two skates. If you squint at this contraption with the rod in place, you can sort of see a shadow of its former self.