If there were prizes being handed out for the most original
forms of transport, the team behind the Mattracks Powerboard
would be waiting patiently in line.
The Mattrax Powerboard is basically a powered snowboard.
This means that you can wreck your body in an entirely
new and innovative way. As if the risk of broken ankles
from snowboarding wasn't enough, the guys at Mattrax decided
to add a hot 200cc petrol engine between your legs, and
a powerful rubber track spinning at high rpm to the bottom
of the board.
The mid-mounted engine allows for a top speed of 18 mph,
and it can comfortably handle snow covered hills and deep
powder. Steering is done just the same as on a conventional
snowboard, by just shifting your body weight.
The stand-on design of the Mattrax Powerboard does not
require you to wear any type of special boots or bindings
- meaning you can throw yourself to safety when everything
starts to go a bit wrong.
The adjustable height handle provides the rider leverage
and stability, while also providing the mounting point
for the thumb-operated throttle.
The chassis of the Mattrax Powerboard is mainly constructed
out of aluminum for strength and light weight. The engine
housing and decking is molded in high density plastic.
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