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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

Uh oh people...here it comes...I saw what I predict will be the next "Razor Scooter" fad within 6 months. I saw this while at a 7-11 in Fresno as I returned from SJC. Have any of you seen these?

They are high top shoes, which look normal at first glance. But both of them have a retractable wheel inside the heel. From what I saw, you can kick a "lever" on the shoe, and the wheel drops, allowing you to roll around like on rollerblades. The toe has a brake, and when you want to walk again, you can kick the lever again and the wheel withdraws back up into the shoe.

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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Haha, yeah. I have seen those somewhere, can't remember where. I don't think they will be so big though, I don't know why.

BTW, anyone remember Sled Dogs?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40069 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

I am still waiting for the 'turbo boost' shoes!
I want to be able to just jump over people and aacross busy streets.  Laugh out loud



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Yeah-- I've seen those around school since March or so. The first time I thought I was seeing things when a guy glided by at quite a fast pace and his legs weren't moving.  Big grin

Hopefully it won't last very long and many people won't get it... it could provide a very irritating hall situation with all the little freshmen rolling around everywhere.


User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

ya i've seen those

this kid at school was showing them off

and the sad part was that everybody was like "Thats awesome!!!"


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Just scatter some pennies around. It'll be the best 50 cents you ever spent. Big grin


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

LOL... cheap entertainment, huh?  Big grin

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

They have two kinds out (from what I've seen) one is the one that Matt was talking about that turns into a skate and you see those tv mail order comercials. The others are called Heelys with just one wheel in the back of the shoe, I've tried the Heelys and it takes a while to go far.

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

I have seen both. I have no desire to get a pair, they don't even look cool to me.
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

The moment the most popular kid in the most popular class shows up with them, the entire school will buy them (or rather, whine their parents into buying them).


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

So that's what these things are. Noticed them on a small 10-year-old kid here in London. Must have been an American tourist. I doubt this toy trend jumped the Atlantic this quickly...

Anyway. I still remember seeing one of those mini-scooters for the first time in London. It was a guy in a suit somewhere in Notting Hill. I was convinced it was just a "mad scientist" kind of DIY hobby inventor's toy... I honestly had no idea it was supposed to be trendy until everyone and their dog had one - I actually thought it was a geek's labour of love, not a mass-produced gimmick...

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

Oh cripes,

I'll have to start wearing Hypercolour T-Shirts again.

Eeeeewwww.


mb


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

I still don't understand what is so cool about those scooters, then again i hated scooters in the first place.

Really is sad, i suppose these are going to be the craze for 2001/2002 Christmas.

Oh dear

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

But how do you rollerblade with only two wheels? Wouldn't that be kind of like riding a unicycle?

Wouldn't such a solution that flips in and out of the shoes be INCREDIBLY delicate and thus prone to jamming and breakage?

And wouldn't these shoes have to be rigid in order to control the skate well?

This solution doesn't seem particularly well planned.


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5615 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

I don't think that they are a "solution" to anything- just another marketing gimmick (a successful one, it appears).

They look like a hoot to me, and if Tomster the Monster asks for a pair, I'll likely spring for them.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

EGGD:

When I was younger, we made fun of kids with scooters!

How bout those shoes with the gliding material on the bottom so people can jump on rails and slide down.  Insane



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Soaps!

User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

I can't believe I'm agreeing with Matt D, but I'm totally in agreement with your cynical look at all things hip and trendy. Despite being a kid myself, I can't help but say "damn kids".

Keep up the good work. We need more people like you out there, keeping stupid trends and youth society to a minimum!

And no, that was not sarcastic.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

I saw some guys at the mall the other day with those on. It kinda blew my mind, until I figured out what they were. I hope they don't catch on.

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1188 times:

They drive me nuts!!!  Angry I saw them @ Sportmart when I was looking for brakes for my rollerblades, and they were right there headlining the rollerblading department! I disrespect them and pity the users.

User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

I never really cared about the scooter people until they came into the skatepark trying to impress rollerbladers and skateboarders.


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