Matt D
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Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 1:22 am

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.
 
jared
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 1:26 am

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?
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 1:33 am

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
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N400QX
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 2:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 2:14 am

ya i've seen those

this kid at school was showing them off

and the sad part was that everybody was like "Thats awesome!!!"
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 2:31 am

Just scatter some pennies around. It'll be the best 50 cents you ever spent. Big grin
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N400QX
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 2:39 am

LOL... cheap entertainment, huh?  Big grin
 
iflycoach
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 3:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 3:03 am

I have seen both. I have no desire to get a pair, they don't even look cool to me.
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 3:15 am

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).
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Ikarus
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 3:46 am

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...

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Ikarus
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 8:52 am

Oh cripes,

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

Eeeeewwww.


mb
 
EGGD
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 9:04 am

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

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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 11:29 am

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.
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 11:31 am

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.
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 11:43 am

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
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 11:53 am

Soaps!
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 1:16 pm

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.
 
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 1:17 pm

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.

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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Wed Jul 25, 2001 1:24 pm

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.
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RE: Here Comes The Next Lame Trend

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:47 am

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