As we count down the final days to the theatrical film release of Disney's long awaited sequel, Tron Legacy, we continue bringing you the latest in Tron inspired designs. This latest one comes from Alon Karpman, the IDSA IDEA award winning creator of The Freerider skate cycle, a hub-less two wheeled self-propelling skate-a-ma-thing currently in production. Alon, a Brooklyn based design entrepreneur and overall kid-at-heart, couldn't resist the opportunity to create a one-off tribute from his best-selling skatecycle using colors and glow-in-the-dark elements reminiscent of Tron's signature light cycle.
Constantly tinkering and improving his product, Alon's describes this one-off as being the product of a "nerdgasm" over the new film's release. The celebrated fantasy vehicle known as the light cycle has no less given birth to thousands of sketchbooks, and hardcore sci-fi fans alike. We applaud Alon for being brave and resourceful enough to take those naive futuristic thumbnail drawings and renderings, and actually having gone off to develop a working product and company born from excitement and imagination.
If you haven't seen the original skatecycle, check out photos of early prototypes and videos of it in action after the jump. There might also be a video of a light cycle race if you have no idea what we're talking about.Brooklyn Workshop Freerider Skatecycle (The Original)
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If you've been overwhelmed by the mass of hype from Milan in the last weeks, take a breath, save yourself some time and checkout out core's fresh picks from this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
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