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Originally posted January 12 2004 at 13:01 under General. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

Segway, Transport…and Football

Apparently theres a new “clone” of the Segway. The question remains, why? Devices such as this are not a miracle mass transportation solution. Users are still exposed to the elements, so no advantage there. There simply not manouverable enough (try quickly turning on the spot to head back where you came), how are you supposed to dive into a shop to avoid that shower? And what do you do with them when in a shop, tie them awkardly to a post? Are they supposed to be ridden on the road (where even the cyclists will get annoyed with them) or pavements (where they’re just too damn bulky-one might be fine, the crowds parting to view the novelty value, but a crowd of christmas shoppers all on their Segway derivatives, I don’t think so).
So, they cost loads and do things worse than a bicycle. May as well just give a bike a bit of power if you’re lazy…oh, hold on..
At least they do have a use, to play strange forms of football. :)

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