Im not sure they are doing demos yet. They showed the drives,but no rides this summer. I rode a competing product called Lightning Drive. It was a fun novelty, but not the lifestyle, as you say. For years there has been a gas drive for a board. I saw a guy doing about 15 mph. So what? We have lots of skiiers and wave runners if you wanna go fast on power.
For me, the sport is about the glide. Thats why my boards slither through the water almost without a ripple. Rapier nose.