It took a lot of trial and error, but The Hacksmith eventually got his twin-turbine-powered snowboard to propel him along his snowy neighborhood’s streets without need for so much as a hill or a tow from a car. Skip to 8:45 to see it in action.
When you think about it, a drone is basically a tiny helicopter with multiple blades, so why not build a huge drone capable of puling or lifting a human? Recently, Casey Neistat and his friends put together just that, then headed to Finland’s Santa Claus Village for a little snowboarding.
The snowboard is based on the snurfer, an American invention from 1965. But Wrkshrt and Patagonia heard of Petran, a remote town in Turkey where snow surfing has been around for nearly 300 years. So they went there to check out the snowboard’s forgotten ancestor.
“If one of these skateboards or ski boards or whatever they’re called hit a person, they’d break a leg because they’re just like a missile!” Pwuffy Pineapples shares a hilarious Canadian news report from 1985 about this dangerous new fad known as snowboarding.