@Kerig3@norman8 “I continue to see young teens with head and wrist injuries in the E.R., often the result of being distracted by using a smartphone and listening to music while riding a hoverboard,” — from that article. Sounds like hoverboard + smartphone app to distract you is a dangerous combo.
@norman8@Serafyna It really is just a matter of physics; you’re moving your center of gravity higher and allowing the wheels, software & Chinese-made gyros control your balance. What could possibly go wrong? Statistically speaking, for an old fart like me (I’m 56) I run a high enough risk of a slip in the shower sending me to the hospital!
@norman8 I don’t mind being on a blooper video but I didn’t donate to the firemen with the boot at the intersection last week… Had no money on me. I know I’ll be one of the people whose house this burns down and the fire department will come slowly and let it burn because I didn’t put money in their boot.
@The_Tim I too am plenty satisfied with my $99 job. Who needs a crappy speaker and goofy lights when a 190# 62 y/o can chase his 7 & 8 y/o sons around the living room for giggles at a mere Benjamin! BTW, they’re all cheap Chinese ones - they’ve owned Segway for several years.
I like how the app needs access to your GPS, contacts, email, and uses facebook to login so your phone can send realtime on-demand livestreams to your followers, anywhere in the world, including your NSA and FSB “friends”. 100% FISA no-knock friendly, too.
@Tadlem43 Getting on and off the board is when most injuries happen on traditional boards. This board is much easier to get on and off of with the auto-stabilization / auto-lock feature, so unless you’re really ballsy with tricks and stuff you should be able to avoid the ICU
The lock feature when getting on or off the thing is nice. We have the one that was sold a few months ago for 99 bucks. It does not have that feature and as such, that is the point at which almost all of our falls have happened.