Video: A battery powered skateboard is a great idea… if you can ride one

Does everyone have a skateboarding phase? Perhaps not, but what if your skateboard had an electric motor to help you get around?

The Acton Blink Board is just that, an electric skateboard that can go 15mph on its motor. It could go faster, the makers say, but they think that would be too dangerous.

Our Alastair Stevenson gave the board a go at CES 2016, and we’d say 15mph is definitely too fast for him.

Watch Alastair get to grips with the Acton Blink Board