Segway "people mover" recall

Segway "people mover" recall

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    Segway "people mover" recall

    Interestingly, Segway is issuing a recall for its People Mover devices. Apparently, in rare cases the wheels have a tendency to reverse themselves. Lots of folks were head over heels for these little beauties. Some, literally. Oops.

    Perhaps Segway should consider renaming the devices:
    • The "Michael Jordan" model -- hang time is your friend.
    • The "Phyllis Diller" model -- a free facial with every purchase.
    • The "Home Improvement" (television sitcom) model -- more powah.


    Sort of reminds me of that skateboard incident on the newly-constructed cul-de-sac, back when I was 12yrs old. It's funny how many little stones exist on those new roads, prior to the street sweeper coming by. Caught a bit of "hang time" that day, as I recall.
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    lol...

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    I wondered if there would be some safety issues with the Segway. It just seems like there are bound to be crashes with pedestrians, cars, stairs, curbs, debris, etc.

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    Heard recently that the MkII version was a huge improvement over the original.

    Not having had the cash spare to justify getting one tho - that is still hearsay

    I still want a pair of those spring thingies you strap onto your legs - so as to go bounding around with 6' jumps!!
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    I rode a demo model for a bit at the last community event that we had. It was quite the thing, but there is a definate learning curve.

    It takes a few minutes to figure out the balance, but one you do that and get the feel for it its great.

    I can see them being a real asset in the furture, they've even got one now with large tires on that'll go anywhere, including the woods, golf courses, you name it it'll get there. To me, that would be a lot more practicle. If you are carrying a bunch of stuff with it you its great. I think the guy said it'll do about 20 miles a day before in needs a recharge.
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    In another 20 years we're going to lose our ability to walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    In another 20 years we're going to lose our ability to walk.
    That's just what I was thinking. And walking isn't bad for us. I walk 6 laps up and down a hill almost every day. If I could afford a Segway, I guess I could get my "walking" in less time.

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    I think I will hold out for a jetpack.....LOL
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