Radical Transport had just gotten its first hoverboard prototype working in February 2016 when the nascent market faced a potentially game-ending crisis: some of the first hoverboards, made by other companies, had begun catching fire.

One of the biggest changes is a solid state riding platform that differs from the traditional halved swivel design. The solid board allows for a steering system based on weight rather than foot position, which Fragnito said creates a sportier rider experience. The system can also be tailored to the rider's skill level; users can choose between different rider profiles from novice to advanced in the company's app. The board also has a handle – making it easier for daily riding, and colorful interchangeable deck boards for personalization.

Fragnito said that before the MOOV he wouldn't have considered himself a hoverboard purchaser but sees his product as an "electric rideable." He and Williams have started incorporating the boards into their dailylives and say the devices work as an easy tool for coffee stops and lunch breaks. "It really is a showstopper, it's sleek and doesn't look like a toy," said Fragnito.

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