I just saw a pretty sweet board with a high powered laser attached to the front.
I don’t want to sound like a naysayer. The kid in me loves lasers and would have only dreamed to be able to mount a laser to the front of an electric board.
However…this isn’t some weak $5 laser pointer, but a high wattage laser that can instantly blind someone if the beam hits their eyes, whether directly or through an unintentional reflection. A 100 milliwatt laser can cause instant blindness. I don’t know the exact wattage of the laser I saw, but the beam was visible in air, so that’s already a laser in the 1-10 watts range, or 10-100x times more powerful than a laser that can cause instant blindness.
The higher the wattage, the more reflected beams becomes a danger. And its impossible to predict how a beam is going to reflect as you’re riding down the street. Or if you’re cresting over a hill, your ground level laser could shine directly into someone’s eyes.
I can’t stop anyone from mounting a class 4 laser on their board. But as cool as it looks, please reconsider this. You can seriously hurt someone doing this. And if you think helmet regulations are pain - wait until someone is caught blinding people with their laser mounted eskate.