Winglet, the Segway killer

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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  3. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    Do you steer it with you knees? Or do you just shift your weight or something?
    I hate Segways and all who ride them. I just don't understand why people can't walk. Security uses them at the mall and it really lowers my respect for them. Its just a pet peeve of mine I suppose.
     
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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I want one. But I want a monster truck version.
     
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  7. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    You shift just like with the Segway. Security people or people working in warehouses might have to walk 10+ miles a shift, justifying using Segway...
     
  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    I am sorry but this technology will not become a replacement for a segway, majorly because Segway finds its use mostly on golf courts were big tires are much more welcomed, over a rugged grassy terrain, than the smaller ones.
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    At Gm factories they used to use bicycles. Then golf carts. I can see then using segways now. Seriously, there are miles of floorspace and when time is money....
     
  10. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I always think of this post when Sedgeway is mentioned: (even in passing)
    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?p=65967#post65967
    I'm still suprised the "Military" hasn't adapted them to lessen the load on soldiers during their marching. perhaps even as some sort of heavy gun platform merged with armour.

    Still in honesty they really are a waste of money and energy. Get yourself a C5 at least it's near classic status in the UK making it easier on the budget for car tax.
     
  11. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Western militaries are already mechanized for travel. The marching is just to stay in shape/learn to work together/etc. for actual fighting.
     
  12. draqon Banned Banned

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    Military got their own tricks

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  13. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    That thing could probably tear a limb off if something went wrong with the system.
     
  14. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Still looks like a lawnmower.
     
  15. Roman Banned Banned

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    Military accidents are common.
    A few years ago, some SAM operator got confused and shot down a helicopter full of Brit soldiers. Oops.
     
  16. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    I don't get segueways either. Is it going to be adapted to people with large girth ?
     
  17. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Really ? Could I get a link ?.
     
  18. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Although that is not a bad application, it is not true that Segway's major use is on golfcourses. It is by security in malls and such...
     
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  21. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    And if they can't walk a measly 10 miles a day, they are not fit enough to secure anything.
     
  22. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Double post
     
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  23. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I prefer walking, thank you very much.
     
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