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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Scott L, Jun 13, 2003.
What is he doing with a tennis racket in one hand? Is he trying to play tennis without having to run around?
I think it looks like he's just hitting a serve. I thought any moron was supposed to be able to use the Segway. (Hey, I HAD to say that!)
What a poor piece of publicity for Segway, now they can not say that the stupid things do not fall over
or they could use the slogan "You have to be THIS stupid to fall on a Segway HT"
That Segway was not turned on. Sorry, but anyone who has been on one can see it's obvious. Otherwise, he wouldn't have fallen. Look in the first picture. See how he's holding it at a strong angle towards himself? Segways don't do that when they're on. They stand straight up. If you try to pull it towards you like that, it will drive right over you. Thus, when he climbed on the thing, it had no more stability than two wheels side by side on an axle and promptly fell right over. Next time, George, spin those gyroscopes up first, mmmKay?
A four way match: Bush, Saddam, the Segway and the Pretzel. Who would win? -- Holadem
Ryan I've talked to someone who has ridden one before and he said it is on, but he's propping it with his right foot, causing it to stay still. When Bush got on it the Segway jerked backward to even out and human instinct is to lean forward. He just did it all to fast and fell down.. the machine ain't perfect.
Yeah, i saw a video of a guy who fell off a segway... the guy basically was going foreward, then leaned back to go backwards, but suddenly leaned foreward again, causing it to shoot foreward and he fell off.
I JUST saw Barbara on ABC news on one that had "been turned off", she almost fell too. She was riding it fine few seconds before. Either they got a bad batch or it runs in the family
I think the Segway is afriad of its only natural predator, the oilman.
Like any mode of personal transportation... a bycycle, scooter, roller skates or what have you, one needs to know how to use them. Even if the Segway is on, it needs to be in balance mode. It obviously was either not in balance. After the incident, both Bushes rode the Segway without a problem. I rode a Segway last week for the first time. After the proper orientation demo it was very easy and is terrific.
That's the first Segway I have seen since they have been released. The transportation wave of the future seems to have missed to east coast to date. J
There's some one down the street from me in my neighborhood with one. I saw them getting on it in their driveway the other day with helmet, kneepads, elbowpads, wristguards, etc.
Who's the skirt in the pic below? Somewhere, Gerald Ford is smiling.
I haven't seen any publicity on Segway either. It looks really intriguing in the pictures. I'd love to try one eventually, looks fun (except for the falling over part). ~j