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heleninwales
I've never seen that before
It seems that powered skate boards are a thing. I was about to cross the road in town yesterday when I was surprised to see a youth sitting on a skateboard zooming towards me, closely followed by a car. My first guess was that he'd hurtled down the bridge to gain the momentum that was now carrying him up the slight hill. He then pulled in behind a parked car and stopped to let the car that was following pass. Again, still not surprising, but once the car had gone, he then accelerated away uphill, still seated on the skateboard. Who knew skateboards could do that?
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puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: May 30th, 2017 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Something else to unnerve me!

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 31st, 2017 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't quite see the denizens of Dorset taking to them, though I suppose even Dorset must have teenage boys with more courage than sense.
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: May 30th, 2017 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huh! I did not.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 31st, 2017 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I have since googled and established that they are indeed a thing that you can buy, the cheapest starting at around £120.
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: May 31st, 2017 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Next thing you know, they'll be hoverboards, like on Back to the Future.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 31st, 2017 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, there are things they've been calling "hoverboards", though they don't actually hover, but they are self-balancing.

https://www.swegways.co.uk/
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: May 31st, 2017 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
They look terrifying!
lab_jazz From: lab_jazz Date: May 31st, 2017 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Someone sitting on a powered skateboard on a road - that sounds downright dangerous.
I'd say that he was a very temporary flesh and blood person.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 31st, 2017 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It was a teenage boy, what do you expect!? Doing downright dangerous things is part of the job description.
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