Be the first in your neighbourhood to try a set of Extreme Drift Boards. They come complete with one powered board and two glider boards. Use the glider boards to practice on until you get used to them then ditch the one glider and replace it with the remote controlled electric board.
Once you get the hang of them you can ride like a Pro. Down the street or in the skatepark, all your friends will be impressed and amazed. Then your only decision is "Will you let your buddy get in on the action" or make him buy his own?