I thought I had posted this before, but apparently not...
And people say I'm hard to shop for.
Previously, previously, previously.
Are you Going to ride that around SF? That's it! I'm getting you a helmet, and you will wear it. None o' your friends want to to see your gray matter splattered. That's gross.
Back to the future. http://youtu.be/fgIm1mJCyRU
I would so never get near that thing with exposed toes. Snip! Snip! Snip!
You did here: http://www.jwz.org/blog/2010/03/theo-jansen-vs-segway/
You know, in Europe we often see fat Americans on TV. When I'm in the USA I can say that there are more obese people and sometimes much bigger than our big ones here. We don't have shopping carts for big people who are not really able to walk anymore. At least I mostly have seend big people riding with those chairs in the supermarkets at US-Walmarts etc.
And then there are innovations like the Segway. Coming from America. To avoid going by feet. And now this. Don't get me wrong, the tool is cool, I really like it! But I guess, for the USA it runs in a completely wrong direction...
It doesn't look very practical. It's slow, you have to keep equilibrium, it doesn't seem to be able to handle slopes very gracefully, and if you try to make it go faster, you will be falling from it every 50cm.