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nate
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:08 am  Reply with quote
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Has that rusty lump of junk been taking up too much space on blocks in your front yard? Have you given up all hope of winning the battle against Lucas?



The Mini Desk!
http://www.uberreview.com/2006/01/mini-statements-mini-desk.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:26 am  Reply with quote
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Admit it Nate you found it by accident while looking at this

Pop Vader

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:29 am  Reply with quote
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No shame in admitting that!

I'd turn both my scooters into a desk if I could manage it somehow. The damn things are just completely the wrong size.

A popcorn popper though... A little glass cage where the seat is, and a dispenser chute that goes through the body cavity... Finally, a practical use for these things.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:32 pm  Reply with quote
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Pop Vader... *snicker* ... that's so cool.

Ooh!!! I want one of these!

http://www.uberreview.com/2006/01/levitating-hover-scooter.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:49 pm  Reply with quote
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Moses wrote:
Pop Vader... *snicker* ... that's so cool.

Ooh!!! I want one of these!

http://www.uberreview.com/2006/01/levitating-hover-scooter.htm


15mph.

$17,000.00.

Stops in 20 feet.

What do you suppose happens if you have to stop in four feet? I wonder if that biking helmet's gonna be enough to save that poor bastard. I guess you're already flying through the air, another thirty feet is only going to add insult to injury.

You know, in case you have to call in dead for work...

Uh, boss, I crashed my flying saucer...

Nanoo, nanoo. Shazbot.
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Moses
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:40 pm  Reply with quote
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kennylibido wrote:

15mph.

$17,000.00.

Stops in 20 feet.

What do you suppose happens if you have to stop in four feet? I wonder if that biking helmet's gonna be enough to save that poor bastard. I guess you're already flying through the air, another thirty feet is only going to add insult to injury.

You know, in case you have to call in dead for work...

Uh, boss, I crashed my flying saucer...

Nanoo, nanoo. Shazbot.


Details, Kenny. Details.
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...and the friction drive wheel at the underside rear of the scooter makes contact with the ground.


a hoverboard with a drive wheel? I don't think so...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:32 pm  Reply with quote
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Brad wrote:
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...and the friction drive wheel at the underside rear of the scooter makes contact with the ground.


a hoverboard with a drive wheel? I don't think so...


As far as I can tell, the idea is that the fan that holds speed is not powerful enough to substantially increase speed. So if you want to actually accelerate more meaningfully than aiming a shop-vac's exhaust behind you will do, you push down hard on the back to make this friction wheel hit the ground and crank it. Once you're at your desired speed, I imagine you'd let up on it. The site doesn't make it clear, but that's the only way I can make sense of a "friction wheel" on a hovercraft. Probably not too useful on water...

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