I just got back from a Disney cruise, and on the boat, they offered to let customers ride a Segway (for a small fee, of course). So, I had to do it! I loved it. Riding it was very intuitive. After the first 30 seconds of learning not to fight the machine, I rode it like an old pro. It was very easy. Lean forward, you go forward, lean back, you go back. Going forward, and want to stop, lean back. The machine compensates for the centrifical (sp?) forces, stopping you quickly, but not making you feel like you are going over the handle bars. A guick turn of the left grip turns you right or left. High speed turns were no problem. The machine really does compensate well. If you turn the grip without leaning, you can turn around 360 degrees very quickly. All in all, I would love to own one of these things. I can think of many uses for it in industry. It is a very cool device!