This Will Blow Your Mind!

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Even though this may be the epitome of lazyness, it is just so cool I want one...


YouTube - U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype


Being a car racing fan I can't wait for these things to start getting souped up and create a whole new class of racing...

~Bill
  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Tired of getting off your fat arse? Well, fret no more!

    (I want one.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      Tired of getting off your fat arse? Well, fret no more!

      (I want one.)
      Yup.

      You wanna race?
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        I'll wait til you don't have to scuff the toe of your shoes!

        Why can't you have your feet placed horizontally?

        Anyway guys, let me know when the race is and I'll be there! I'm a race fan myself!

        Terra
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          I'll wait til you don't have to scuff the toe of your shoes!
          D'OH! That was my first thought when I watched that video (after my brain stopped going GAGA ).

          It does look like you could catch your toes on the cracks in the tiles and do a header toot sweet.

          ~Bill
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

            D'OH! That was my first thought when I watched that video (after my brain stopped going GAGA ).

            It does look like you could catch your toes on the cracks in the tiles and do a header toot sweet.

            ~Bill

            LOL! Why do you think I want to watch you and Caliban race? <insert evil smiley>

            Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Well, that's too much. lol. Pretty cool, though. I wonder when they'll
    use that wheel design on their cars for diagonal and lateral movement.
    But that seems it would involve other kinds of redesign to the car. I
    don't know, not a car head.

    Also... remembering the recent thread about the woman who fell asleep
    in the plane and is suing the airlines...

    I can see a weight challenged person getting on one of those things and
    exceeding the spec limits for operation, crashing, burning - and suing Honda.

    Only a matter of time. But it is cool. You can do a lot with those things. Have
    a U3-X Mobility Park - like skate ramps but guess they can't be too steep. U3-X
    jousting contests. lol Endless possibilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    Wow! Have they JV'd with Segway for their Dynamic Stabilization tech?
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    • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
      I thought of the Segway also when I saw this thing. Just like the Segway I don't see it catching on in a big way. Maybe for older and disabled people, but for the general population it just looks too nerdy like.

      BTW, you can't make the Segway look cool no matter how much souping up someone does. Take a look at this guy. He put 6 huge wheels on a Segway and he still doesn't look cool at all. ( It might help if he doesn't wear his sweat pants pulled up like Forrest Gump also )


      Originally Posted by DPM70 View Post

      Wow! Have they JV'd with Segway for their Dynamic Stabilization tech?
      Now, this one may be what you are looking for Bill:

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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Well, I guess that could be cool - in a stairway and doorstep-free world :rolleyes:

        But the question I have to ask is "where's my Jet-Pack?"

        It's now the future and they promised.

        I want one.



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        • Profile picture of the author Lawrh
          I can see this having a much broader appeal than the Segway. It is more discreet, therefore the Segway douchebag factor is reduced and it is portable over difficult surfaces. Just pick it up and carry it till you can use it. The girls in the vid seemed to have no problems with carrying it.

          The downside is that you risk becoming like the humans in the movie WALL-E.
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        • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Well, I guess that could be cool - in a stairway and doorstep-free world :rolleyes:
          I'm already thinking about how to ride it like a skateboard. One foot on the peg, one under the folded seat, shove the top down hard enough and it should go like a mother. I'm betting I could jump it close to a foot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny_C
    That thing is impressive, but no way would I be seen in public on one. For things like wandering around art galleries looking at paintings, my feet are still preferable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I think it's more impressive as a display of technology that actually being useful in its present form.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jagged
    whats the weight limit on that? I can see a whole bunch of people putting on a few pounds from inactivity......better get a heavy duty model into production real fast...lol
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    • Profile picture of the author stevebent
      I've always liked Honda, I think they have always made the best motocross bikes
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    Who wants to start a gang and ride them to Sturgis?
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    Rollar Ball baby! Get an entire team out there on the tracks. Just think of the mahem with both arms free to swing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    How is it powered? Is it an electric plug-in? How long will it go on a charge? It looks amazing being that small? I don't think a drinker better get on one.
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  • Profile picture of the author sahildevit
    LOL... Seems Very Cool !!
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  • Profile picture of the author EMediaPR
    I love it. One for the whole family please!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Louis Monk
    The guy with the six wheels on his Segway has given me an idea?

    Motorised lawn rollers.

    Anybody want to partner the idea?
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