Growing up in Australia in the late 1970s, brothers Matt and Pete Hill first had the idea of creating a skateboard that was more than just a skateboard. Lacking access to reliable transportation, the brothers — already fixtures in Melbourne’s underground skateboard scene — decided to take their vehicle of choice, a skateboard, and retrofit it with a chainsaw motor. The result was a “dangerous and noisy” motorized skateboard that was also “kind of incredible,” Matt Hill recalled in an interview.
“It gave us some freedom to move around that we hadn’t had before,” Matt said, “but eventually we outgrew that. It wasn’t very practical.”
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