Scarpar, the dual track, electric Powerboard from down under continues to be developed and improved in stealth mode. With 100% radio silence for first half of 2015 there was several major announcements in the second half. The good news is that Scarpar continues to update their design to make sure it is the best product possible when it goes on sale. The bad news is that it means more waiting while the engineering work is completed. The powerboard pictured above was a prototype that was tested extensively by the Scarpar team. The tests were harder then expected and resulted in overheating, track performance issues, and steering system limitations all coming to light. This has sent the project back to the drawing board with an entirely new engineering team from a huge Chinese based manufacturer company. This unnamed company has taken a partnership roll in Scarpar so you know they're committed to bringing the powerboard to market. Improvements to the product include higher voltage motors (80v up from 48v), open track structure (like a tank) for self clearing of dirt and rocks, new Kevlar and carbon fiber tracks, new steering system, improved efficiency, and significant weight savings. That is a big list of improvements that will ensure the Scarpar powerboard is as bad ass as Dan Baldwin intended. Now the big question, when can we get this under foot? The latest time frame from Andrew Fern, Scarpar's CEO, sets the release at October 2016! Not exactly soon, which is a huge disappointment after years of waiting already. The good news is that if you've pre-ordered your Scarpar (comment below if you have) then you're getting the price locked in at the time of pre-order. Stay tuned for more updates, there should be plenty coming in the next year as we close in on the release date.