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#31 Pnambic  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2015 - 6:49 am

I've been looking at these too for my so n for college going between classes.   He wants a Segway that can even be used through the snow... but they are a over priced.  Looking at one place its $230 / month for 60 months... okay can you say car payment  http://shop.segwayofalabama.com/

 

Ive been watching the swagways on tv, thinking this may be an alternative.

 

It's already more difficult maintaining one's traction and balance on snow with the two legs you've been using all your life. 

Attempting to do so on a segway or swagway is just silly.

 

If you do it, please make sure to get it on video so you can at least get a couple hundred thousand hits on youtube of the inevitable fail.


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Posted Nov 13, 2015 - 7:03 am

I've been looking at these too for my son for college going between classes. 

 

These can be fun, and I know some people use them for minor transportation, but don't forget that we need to walk for exercise and these require a lot more concentration than walking to make sure you don't hit an edge and fall.  Plus, they may not (should not) be allowed inside buildings and are rather heavy to carry when you have to go upstairs or into a classroom and have other things to carry too.  I wouldn't want to be carrying a laptop while riding one of these, and that is more important for a student these days than riding one of these.

None of these should be used in icy conditions (even an expensive Segway) because they can't balance if they don't have firm grip on the pavement.

 

 

Pnambic and I were writing about the same thing at the same time.


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Posted Nov 13, 2015 - 6:11 pm

I am also waiting for one of these to get down to around the $200 price.
I am also waiting for one of these to get down to around the $200 price.

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Posted Nov 13, 2015 - 7:59 pm

my ds is at a very small college so i honestly don't understand why he would want one anyway.   Total students is about 100-150.    He is up near Raleigh NC.  We don't get snow here in AL (maybe every now and then) I'm just scared that he has to drive in it to work even if his work is only about 2-3 miles from the school


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Posted Nov 14, 2015 - 1:25 am

this is on 3 of my 4 kids lists. My youngest son, 11 had been asking for one of these since July.


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Posted Nov 15, 2015 - 6:25 am

Lscooter LBS15-B Hollywood Version Self Balancing Scooter - Black

Sale $249 Reg $499.99 (50% off)

 

Updated link

 

 

Edit: OK I realize that link might not work....sorry, on my phone.

Edit edit: I think the links are working now!!

 

Also found this for more deals:

http://www.neweggfla...P_9999_11142015


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Posted Nov 16, 2015 - 5:43 am

They have them on ebay for $109.00!!!

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Posted Nov 16, 2015 - 8:27 am

my ds is at a very small college so i honestly don't understand why he would want one anyway.   Total students is about 100-150.    He is up near Raleigh NC.  We don't get snow here in AL (maybe every now and then) I'm just scared that he has to drive in it to work even if his work is only about 2-3 miles from the school

 

This sounds like a ruse by your son to get one purely for fun on the premise that he needs it for school.   :gd_skateb



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Posted Nov 16, 2015 - 8:36 am

They have them on ebay for $109.00!!!

 

That is either for a used one (which might be fine, but buyer beware), or if it is new the shipping cost will be more than $100.  Any legitimate new one is $250 or more.

 

I see one with a price of $159.96.  And shipping of $149.99!  Beware of that trick on ebay. 



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Posted Nov 18, 2015 - 11:03 am

Has anyone seen any deals on the two wheel balance boards?

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Posted Nov 19, 2015 - 7:07 am

They are illegal in New York according to the news today.



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Posted Nov 19, 2015 - 8:11 am

I think NY is looking into making breathing illegal it seems lol.



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Posted Nov 19, 2015 - 8:43 am

Didn't they also make large sodas illegal a couple years ago?


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Posted Nov 19, 2015 - 11:23 am

Yes sir, they have made all sorts of things illegal. Nuts :)



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Posted Nov 19, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Didn't they also make large sodas illegal a couple years ago?

 

NYC did. That was a Mayor Bloomberg thing. Don't think it ever went statewide, though I could be mistaken.


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Posted Nov 20, 2015 - 6:47 am

Alot of the shopping networks have these on easy pay plans. You would pay the cost over 4-6 months. This maybe the route I take on this item. 



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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 1:44 pm

http://wgno.com/2015...e-familys-home/

 

Hopefully, just a freak accident, since no other fires have been reported.  Just an FYI for anyone who bought one...



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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Good Morning America had a whole segment on it this morning.  There are several fires being blamed on them already.  I think they're still investigating it though.

 

 

http://abcnews.go.co...ncerns-35505890


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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Good Morning America had a whole segment on it this morning.  There are several fires being blamed on them already.  I think they're still investigating it though.

Oh wow, the article mentions that no other fires have been reported, so I wasn't aware.  This one was bought through Amazon.  Be careful all!! 

 

My neighbor told me his brother bought two for his twin 11 year boys.  One of the boys hit a crack on the sidewalk and was launched from his hoverboard breaking his elbow. 

 

Glad none of my kids asked for one! 



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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 2:12 pm

They just look so deceptively simple!  And like so much fun!

 

Glad my kids haven't asked for one yet either.  But my kids spend so much time running in grass and woods and stuff, I think even they relize these things wouldn't have a chance there.


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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 2:18 pm

No worries next years model will be for offroad and it will have a 4K display screen telling you upcoming terrain ;)



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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 10:02 pm

My daughter has backed off since the New York Police Department reported that NY State law makes these illegal on city sidewalks.  I haven't bought one and will likely pass this year.



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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 10:05 pm

NYC did. That was a Mayor Bloomberg thing. Don't think it ever went statewide, though I could be mistaken.

 

Actually, it wasn't Bloomberg or Deblasio, it is a preexisting NY State Law that refers to any motorized device on public sidewalks.  It predates these smaller self-balancing boards.



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Posted Dec 2, 2015 - 7:17 am

Actually, it wasn't Bloomberg or Deblasio, it is a preexisting NY State Law that refers to any motorized device on public sidewalks.  It predates these smaller self-balancing boards.

 

I was referring to the large sodas that someone else had mentioned, not the boards.


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Posted Dec 11, 2015 - 3:23 am

Anyone see the video of one of these things catching fire in a shopping mall? If I find it i'll post it! 


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Posted Dec 11, 2015 - 5:30 am

Oh wow, the article mentions that no other fires have been reported, so I wasn't aware.  This one was bought through Amazon.  Be careful all!! 

 

My neighbor told me his brother bought two for his twin 11 year boys.  One of the boys hit a crack on the sidewalk and was launched from his hoverboard breaking his elbow. 

 

Glad none of my kids asked for one! 

this could happen on a bike,or roller blades ect,.... i would still rather kids want and actually use this more so then isolating and wanting a video game..

side thought is this will bea phase thing...and noone will be wanting them once the 'newness' and hype wears off.



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Posted Dec 14, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Amazon and overstock took them off their sites, today. I was reading, the ones catching fire have a very cheap battery in them, the ones from sharper image have a sony battery in them. There are ither ones that have an LG or a samsung battery. They are suppose to be the better ones



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Posted Dec 17, 2015 - 4:33 am

Amazon tells customers to trash unsafe hoverboards, offers full refunds

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-031507563.html



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Posted Dec 17, 2015 - 6:12 am

Amazon tells customers to trash unsafe hoverboards, offers full refunds

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-031507563.html

 

Wow!  Big kudos to Amazon for stepping up here.


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Posted Dec 18, 2015 - 6:18 am

Glad we didn't buy one of these, and we won't be buying, even the better brands.  Also see videos of people falling off these, especially indoors where they are likely to hit furniture when they fall.






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