Something new under the tum

Not much of a belt, you think? Wait; there’s more!

Koheleth” might say there’s nothing new under the sun, but Ádám Török would disagree. He’s designed a scooter that you can wear around your waist! No, really!

And speaking of belts …

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DogPoweredScooters now made ‘in-house’

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Mark Schuette of DogPoweredScooter.com is now manufacturing scooters of his own design — purpose-built from the ground up for the discriminating musher.

P1000932The rear end can accommodate multiple attachment points for the crew, including spoke protectors for their safety.

With a nice low footboard, Mark claims it’s more kick-friendly and ergonomic than the Diggler. It certainly looks so, and will join that bike under ‘Scooters’ on the links page.

The Olaf is getting around

The Olaf luggage scooter, featured recently on Scooter-Sport, has since been spooted spotted (what was that? Dutch?) in the pages of I AM EXPAT, a Dutch general site for expatriates, and yesterday, the U.K. Daily Mail.

It has met and exceeded its Kickstarter goal and looks to be headed for production.

Its designer is not the first to come up with the concept, but its “Transformers” bent and some aggressive marketing have given it a leg up, as it were.

No contest

The front (left) and back (right) of RocketSkates, motorized chariots for your feet. (Andrew Cunningham)

From Ars Technica: While they aren’t actually propelled by rockets, [these] motorized and battery-powered skates will scoot you along at speeds of about 12 miles per hour, and creator Peter Treadway has high hopes that they’ll compete with skateboards, bikes, regular skates, and plain old feet as a form of urban transit.

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Kick(start) this!

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The Olaf Kickscooter team has two projects on Kickstarter and they could use some crowdfunding: The Olaf Urban is a crossover between a Kickscooter, Trolley, Backpack and a Skate. It also allows you to put any bag on your scooter.

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If you thought you looked silly on a footbike…

The Bowboard has been years in development, and gone through five prototypes before arriving at the production-ready design you see here. Really?

…for Heaven’s sake don’t even think about bouncing on a bowboard, apparently the demon spawn of a Razor and a trampoline! Even the IQ-lowering official vid will only show two quick pans of people coasting before returning to more typical teenage pursuits.

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Take that last corner a little too fast?

Where's the progeny?

Where’s the progeny?

More fun with kids here. A tip of the Kangol to “duggy.”