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  • iPad Modded into Functional Skateboard

    Chalk this one up as either an incredibly innovative and cool or unbelievably stupid and immature thing to do with your iPad. Indeed, if there was ever a good application for the obligatory "don't try this at home" warning, it would probably be here. It seems the guys over at Fuel TV have created the world's first iPad skateboard. And based on the video and photographic evidence, it seems those who've always wondered if the iPad could be used for skateboarding purposes now have their answer.

    Fuel TVís "Built to Shred" is out with a segment that showcases pro skater Chad Knight and host Jeff King doing some pretty horrible things to an otherwise innocent little iPad. Turning an iPad into a "functional skateboard" is far from a pretty sight, as the tablet gets pounded and drilled into oblivion in order to become a successfully mounted skateboard base. But if it's the end results that counts, the skateboard modders certainly achieved their objective.

    Fuel TV - "24/7 action sports television" - has certainly angered more than a few Apple fans with their truly non-functional "functional skateboard." Then again, how is this any different from blending the iPad to shreds in an industrial strength commercial blender or putting the iPad in the microwave until it explodes? It seems there's a growing fascination with modding or otherwise destroying the iPad in as many creative ways as possible.

    And, from the looks of it, this latest iPad skateboard stunt is likely just the beginning of modifications to come.

    Image via Fuel TV
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad Modded into Functional Skateboard started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      huh? so what's the point of this? for the ipad weight for a skateboard???
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      I like it! I want one!
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      this is the stupidest thing since Apple's approval process. oh, wait...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      This "world first" nonesense is ridiculous. Are people doing this just to be the first in the world to do something? I am going to build one into a toilet bowl so that I can make the "world first iPad in a toilet".
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
    1. JacquesChirac's Avatar
      JacquesChirac -
    1. domaid's Avatar
      domaid -
      Lol they do stuff like this because they know people like you are guaranteed to moan which in turn gets them publicity which means more money for them.
    1. pnicelovnyc's Avatar
      pnicelovnyc -
      people love to spend money, i hope at least its a 16gb one.
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      I like the grip tape on the outer edge of the screen.
    1. monadzback's Avatar
      monadzback -
      Look at all you haters. Hahaha.
    1. JamesX007's Avatar
      JamesX007 -
      Is it still a functional iPad? >.>;
    1. joehowes's Avatar
      joehowes -
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesX007 View Post
      Is it still a functional iPad? >.>;
      At one point after the mod it was still fully functional! haha

      Video: The Apple I Pad Will It Shred? By Built To Shred on FUEL.TV ? Action Sports Videos, Webcasts, Photos, News, Blogs, & More
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      thats ingenius!
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      I find it pretty cool one caN google tips on how to skate while skating
    1. chrisrotolo's Avatar
      chrisrotolo -
      play some serious tony hawk
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      iCry for iPad!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      finally a good use for the ipad. might have to buy one now
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I wish I had infinite amount of money to waste on iPads so I can mode them. Don't theybknow they have a lifetime amount of iPads they can purchase?
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -

      you won't be the first one
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      thats one expensize skateboard