Professional longboard racer Mischo Erban has just hit a new Guinness World Record by clocking in at 59.55 mph on a modified electric skateboard. The fast and powerful NEXTBoard, by Next Generation Vehicle, took two years to develop and is already making noise with its debut.

An airport runway in Piran, Slovenia was the setting for the impressive feat where the electric board carried the seasoned skater all the way to a new record. Four Scorpion motors and two Tattu 6S batteries power the board, which takes an hour and a half to charge and is controlled by a remote. Next Generation Vehicle, also based in Slovenia, hope to see their boards featured in competitions of all kinds in the coming years.

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Erban is seen speeding along on the board and finishing with a brutal wipeout. Yet, tumbles like these do not deter the record-breaker. He stated, “I am attracted by speed — and have learned to master the danger.” This record was not his first, as Erban achieved a downhill skating record in 2012 when he sped down a steep Quebec road at 80.74 mph.


Via The Verge

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