iSlide Skateboard Segway Hybrid Concept

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Although just a student concept for now, the "iSlide" concept by Ofir Tal combines the gyroscopic self-balancing of the Segway with the size and nimbleness of a skateboard.

[iSlide] utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell and onboard gyroscope to attain speeds of around 15 kph. Described as a mix of snowboarding and skateboarding, the iSlide's motion is controlled by leaning forwards (to accelerate) and backwards (to slow down).

Somehow I doubt Mr. Tal has a hydrogen fuel cell inside his prototype; in fact, I wonder if this thing actually works at all.

Nevertheless, the likelihood of someone seeing me on the iSlide is about ten times greater than seeing me on a Segway, which puts it just over the "only if I were really drunk" mark but just shy of the "trying to impress a girl" threshold. ("Really drunk trying to impress a girl" does not factor in this scale, as that is a Boolean value.)

iSlide: Segway meets skateboard in radical urban transport concept [Gizmag]

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  1. all these new-fangled transportation ideas are stupid. let’s be honest here, the technology for revolutionary personal transportation has been around for more than a hundred years and is dirt-cheap. it is called a bicycle, and it is better than any segway or super-tech skateboard.

  2. Do you ever read the links you post?

    This is a final project of an “industrial design” student, not an “engineering” student.

    This work is about the exterior look of how such a device would look if it was ever to be built. it doesn’t have to be a working prototype.

    1. Anonymous: I never, ever read any of the links I post. I’ve never admitted this before, but I can’t read.

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