Jack Smith, skateboarding legend and pioneer of the cross-country skate trip, is ready to make his 5th (!) coast-to-coast journey. But this time, he’ll opt to forgo the pushing and make the trip on an Inboard M1- the most advanced electric skateboard available.
Jack’s skating history started at a young age, but the steel wheels of the early 1960’s were not exactly inspiring. Luckily, he was able to get ahold of some clay wheels not too long after, and the love affair began. In 1976, at the age of 19, Jack and two friends set off on an epic journey; to skate across America, from Oregon to Virginia.
Since his successful maiden voyage, Jack has completed the trip 3 more times in support of various causes and charities; raising funds and awareness for Lowe Syndrome and Alzheimer’s, and earning himself a Guinness World Record in the meantime.
He set it out to make the trek on an e-board for the first time in 2016, but was unable to complete the journey. Never being one to quit, Jack now plans to pick up where he left off- literally.
Equipped with a new and improved e-board, the Inboard M1, Jack will depart from Mountain Home, Idaho (his previous stopping point) on August 15th, 2018. Jack expects to ride for between 30 and 40 days before arriving at the same destination he landed at in 1976, Williamsburg, Virginia.
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