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 Post subject: Anyone used a Segway?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:25 pm 
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Has anyone ever had a crack on a Segway?

I had 10 minutes on one today and it was great - what a toy! I'm not convinced on it as a mass transportation device (where do you park them?) but really good fun.

I'm told you can do city tours on them in various places. I would.

My Mum had a go, too. Aged 65!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:26 pm 
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id love to have a go , jut to dick around :lol:

im gunna have to find the clip of the ladies going past then touching wheels

edit: here we go 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paV5jEnR2Oo


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:45 pm 
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ive had a go on one............ at goonhilly earth satelite station here in cornwall............. BRILLIANT FUN......... have you seen the off-road versions with larger wheels ? check them out on you-tube !!!!!
There arnt many places you can do city tours on them any more :cry:
i think the amsterdam one got banned.... you arnt allowed them on the road in England..... but i think you can tour cardiff on them !!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:50 pm 
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i cried with laughter when i saw this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pFv8CAniYQ&NR=1


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I did a 10 minute fun session out here in Singapore for $10 (just under a fiver).

They do a longer eco-tour which might have to be done ...


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Yep had a go on one at work and loved it.

They also did off road ones with bigger chunkier tyres which were cool, batteries lasted ages.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:22 pm 
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Kestonian wrote:
I'm told you can do city tours on them in various places


They do the tours in Amsterdam - about 20 came past us nose to tail which looks very surreal when you've been smoking Purple Haze all afternoon :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:14 am 
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I'd love a go of one,
they look like they're going to pitch you onto your nose any moment :lol: :lol:

My wee nephew was going to get the kids version [argos or toys r us or somewhere like that],i think it was going to cost about £100


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:02 pm 
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Hay prof, i near p!ssed myself watching that! funniest thing in ages... :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:56 pm 
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crankhead wrote:
Hay prof, i near p!ssed myself watching that! funniest thing in ages... :lol:


i know! its brilliant the way the little fella knows hes gonna crash so just bails out ghostying the segway into the trees.. quality!


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