DailyDirt: Unusual Human-Powered Transportation

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Walking is such a boring way to travel for some folks. All kinds of gadgets to help people move faster with less effort have been tried, and some products (like skateboards and roller blades) have survived an initial fad to become somewhat useful means of transport. But some things haven’t quite proven their worth beyond being fleetingly-popular toys. It doesn’t hurt to keep trying to come up with better ways to get around, so here are just a few other examples of things designed to move people.

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Re: Re: that skateboard..

Actually, the 2nd time it did show it going down at an angle. Might have missed it because it went by so fast…

Seriously though… Two and a half minutes of some (admittedly interesting) architecture shots & fairly decent music – but they only show the skateboard going down stairs (the whole point of the video after all) twice? For a total of what, maybe 5 seconds out of the whole video!?

Didn’t look like the skateboard was good for anything else, either.

Anonymoussays:

Re: Re:

“and yet, you still cant go past the good old push bike and the most efficient form of human powered transport.”

You speak the truth. I can’t imagine trying to get that ‘bike’ uphills. Would be far more work than just walking.

Actually it occurs to me this might actually be good for physical therapy for semi-invalids and people recovering from injury. Worthless as transportation for the average human though.

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