The simplicity of skateboards is the reason why they are so opened up to customization. Thus, there is no reason for their snow-inclined cousins to be treated differently. That’s why we not live in a world where a jet-engine snowboard is a thing.
James Hobson built the board as part of his “Make It Real” series and rather than actual jets, he used electric ducted fans. The machine takes a few tries to get going but, it’s definitely one of the coolest projects we’ve ever seen. It operates a little bit different than a regular snowboard, however, the general dynamics remain the same. It’ll surely take a few more attempts to gain full control over the jet-powered snowboard but, it is worth it.
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