A Skate type Extreme Gear than burns minimal amounts of Air. Shadow's personal Extreme Gear.
Designed by Robotnik Corp. Air skates burn less air. — Description, Sonic Riders 
Darkness ( is a Skate type ダークネス Dākunesu ) ? Extreme Gear that appears in . It is Sonic Riders Shadow the Hedgehog's default Extreme Gear in the game. It is later replaced by the Black Shot in and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity .
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According to its profile, the Darkness was built by
Robotnik Corp. It can be obtained in the game, alongside Shadow, by completing the Heroes Story in Story Mode.
The Darkness's design is similar to Shadow's
Air Shoes, except that the Darkness has extra red metal accents along the rims of the soles and across the tongue, green soles, black stripes over the tongue and golden bands at the ankles.
Abilities and traits
As a Skate-type Extreme Gear in
Sonic Riders, the Darkness is less powerful than most Extreme Gears, but is also more agile and more fuel-efficient.
The Darkness consumes much less of the
Air in its Air Tank than even the regular Skate type Extreme Gear when in use, both when riding it normally or when performing moves such as Air Slide or Air Boost, allowing it to boost more times than most Extreme Gear can before running out of Air.
Unlike most other character-specified Extreme Gear in the Sonic Riders series, Darkness can be used by other characters in the game other than Shadow.
↑ Official in-game description.
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