Until the recent advent of its popular electric versions, a scooter was usually powered by simply pushing the foot.
Drezina represents a partial return to the past. A "deluxe" past, pass me the term, as the scooter now moves by swinging its particular curved floor up and down.
A skateboard scooter
Designed by the Bulgarian entrepreneur Angel Stoyanov, the Drezina scooter features an aircraft aluminum frame, height-adjustable folding handlebar, double front and rear polyurethane wheels and a curved plywood deck veneered in oak or beech.
The middle section of that bridge is attached to the scooter frame via a pin. Its front end is instead connected to a chain drive mechanism in the front handlebar of the scooter.
Therefore, while the rider stands on the floor and swings it to move its front end up and down, the chain drive spins the front wheels.
Fitness and transport all in one
The riders make the Drezina scooter turn by shifting their weight to one side or the other, turning the front wheels in the same direction. A spring connection between these wheels prevents them from slipping from side to side.
The handlebar-mounted lever activates what looks like a drum brake in the rear wheels.
Drezina: scooter that weighs little and runs enough
The characteristics of this scooter are contained in the weight of just 8 kg (17,6 lbs). Drezina is capable of speeds of up to 25 km / h (16 mph), although, needless to say, performance is highly dependent on the rider.
Users can choose to ride with one foot on the front of the deck and one on the back, or place both feet in the center of the scooter and flex their ankles to move the deck.
Stoyanov even suggests that two children can ride the scooter together, one with both feet on the front of the deck and one with both feet on the back. Will it hold up? But yes. The maximum total weight is approximately 100 kg (220 lbs).
If you are interested in learning more, Drezina is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform. Assuming it reaches production, the pre-order will cost around 240 euros, while the final price will be around 600 euros.