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We Tested RocketSkates And They’re Everything You’ve Dreamed About

The ideal pair of rocket skates would come with Wile E Coyote-style jets on the heels, but these would be dangerous.

The closest you can get to having the speed of a Looney Tunes character would be to buy Acton’s new RocketSkates. As the world’s first lightweight, long-range, remote-free skates, they’re powered by four brushless DC hub motors that can reach up to 12mph.

To get going, you push off with your dominant foot like you would with a scooter to make the motor kick in. The skate then uses Bluetooth technology to get the other spinning at the same speed.

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With your feet apart and your dominant foot in front, you lean your toes forward to go faster and push your heels back to make the skates brake. It’s pretty simple but it takes some getting used to, even after watching Acton’s instructional videos.

You also get quite a lot of use from one charge: two and a half hours charging gives you up to 90 minutes of continual skating. You can track the battery life on an app on your smartphone.



Struggling to use Acton’s skates? Master the RocketSkates in five simple steps…

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Strap the skates over your shoes while sitting down, putting the red-buckled lead skate on your dominant foot.

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Turn the skates on by pressing the buttons on the heels (you may need to hold them down)

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Stand up and kick off of the floor with the lead skate. Keep that skate in front of the other and your feet apart.

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Push your toes towards the ground to speed up then push the heel of the lead skate into the ground to brake. While skating, lean your body forward to maintain your balance, but do not lean back.