NO CHEAPSKATE

Of course, you could buy a cheaper skateboard than BMW’s StreetCarver. Heck, you could probably buy a car for less money. But neither would be a BMW, and that’s the whole point behind the $500 StreetCarver, which utilizes an aluminum steering mechanism crafted from components borrowed from BMW’s 5-series chassis. Like its motorized siblings, the StreetCarver is at once refined and playful, has garnered several design awards, and under the right conditions, can make you feel 20 years younger. Unlike its motorized siblings, it’s a bear to ride up hills, and does an exceptionally poor job accommodating passengers. But think of the gas mileage. For information, call (888) 269-6654 or visit www.streetcarver.com.