Not sure if this achieves anything at all, but it\'s a fun idea anyway.
8th November, 2010 @ 6:12 a.m. (California Time)
My biggest concerns about this unicycle is I hope I am not too old at 57 to ride one. It is going to be crazy if they are street legal.
8th November, 2010 @ 6:25 a.m. (California Time)
How about an option of a longer axle fitted with foot pegs on this device. Then the skates would not be needed. Seriously, their is a version of unicycle with the seat replaced by handlebars, so what I\'m asking for would be rideable, and probably way more fun than the stabilized motorized unicycle concoctions. since you would have way more controll with your nearly your entire body capable of displacement instead of just the portion above your waist. Also your own egs would be used for suspension instead of groin area full of nerves on rigid seat post.
8th November, 2010 @ 6:44 a.m. (California Time)
Fun concept. Like the comment above, affix 1 or 2 wheels (w/suspension) and eleminate need for inline skates.
8th November, 2010 @ 8:43 a.m. (California Time)
Looks like the correct way to use this would almost certainly be sitting on an office chair.
8th November, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. (California Time)
That looks like an ergonomic nightmare. All the forces from road bumps are directed straight into the knees, and the padded leg lock system would greatly reduce balance control.
8th November, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. (California Time)
Wow, a three wheeled unicycle. Who would\'a thunk?
8th November, 2010 @ 9:08 p.m. (California Time)
No, No Facebook User, it\'s a 9-wheel unicycle if we\'re gonna split sum hairs d;-teehee) Shurrr looks like fun. Other comments appropriate regarding the design d;-)
9th November, 2010 @ 2:34 a.m. (California Time)
all they got to do now is find a way slap a tax on it and regulate it.
good job on this scooter, just shows, all has not been invented yet. so get 2 thinking ..
9th November, 2010 @ 6:53 a.m. (California Time)
I have detailed the e-bike laws for NJ below. They are very similar to most states. We are working with several states illustrating the need to allow e-bikes on path systems. Pete\'s Electric Bikes is a leader in sales, service and rentals of e-bikes. We believe advocacy is part of our mission.
We also carry the Kalkhoff Electric Bike. It is a great product. Come on in and test ride one.
An electric bicycle is classified as an %u201CElectric personal assistive mobility device%u201D in New Jersey, defined as %u201Ca self-balancing, non-tandem, two wheeled device, designed to transport one person which uses an electric propulsion system with average power of 750 watts (one horsepower), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a propulsion system while operated by a person weighing 170 pounds is less than 20 miles per hour.%u201D Operators must obey all bicycle regulations, and be above 15 years of age or have a mobility-related disability.
Motorized tricycles are not legal on public roadways and sidewalks in New Jersey, and motorized scooters are only permitted for riders with mobility-related disabilities.
9th November, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. (California Time)
I\'m 61 years old and sometime in the last few decades I saw something very close to this in Pop Mech. or Mech. Illustr. It was gas powered and had no handlebar. It was held like a witch\'s broom and had a seat. It was designed to be steered by skates (as in most of the photos in this article) and the seated rider used his legs as shocks. There were no thigh pads so the rider had to support his weight by lifting the \"broom\" handle which I assume had a throttle and brake lever.
I hope someone here can provide more specific information since some credit is due to the earlier inventor whether or not Mr. Rank is aware of him.
14th November, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. (California Time)
Dear Mr. denbecr,
everybody who uses internet knows that there are some vehicles invented which have only one wheel. I know most of them and also their inventors.
There are also different kind of brooms in the world. I hope when ever you clean at home you give some credit to the earlier inventor of your broom.
I bet you never invented anything up to now.
To all inventors: We go on inventing, builting, having fun and make the world better.
Time is to short for arguing.
Have a nice relaxing christmas time !
3rd December, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. (California Time)
Dear Mr. Rank
I agree, it needs dreamers, inventors and visioinaires.. Without those people, mankind would still live in caves :-))
We - from Easy-Glider - had the same dream like you. And realized it during 5 years. The latest model R6 should enter the world wide market in summer 2011.
Please feel free to visit our homepage: http://www.easy-glider.com and stay tuned!
18th December, 2010 @ 3:32 a.m. (California Time)
Dear Mr. Fehervari,
Thank you for sharing your opinion.
Wishing you and Strosekdesign a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year !
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The FlyRad team
19th December, 2010 @ 12:45 p.m. (California Time)
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Have a great day!
Thomas Rank with FlyRad team
20th March, 2011 @ 3:19 a.m. (California Time)
This has many fascinating disability applications, and may need a separate transport system.
Footpaths, bridleways, cylepaths, roads.
Something in between for the many small electric vehicles that are being developed.
Issues of shared space are wonderful!
2nd May, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. (California Time)
Electric road rash
9th June, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m. (California Time)
Hi Frank and it is indeed fun and a sure whizzer around most streets and above all, FUN to be toying with.
On the serious side, its a GREAT transportation for plying between home and work within a radius of that limited power support provided albeit a standard battery cell or an upgraded version.
I wouldn\'t think anyone would seriously take this on, clad in a handsome 2-piece suit heading for a desk job with predicted shower spells in the offing...:) but summer times and no rain would make all the difference to polluted street congestion and halving travel times by 65% for sure.
However, involving one\'s limbs can be a serious toll as well after several runs made and esp. for those with deficient knee ligaments but this option I see it as rather creative and adventurous suited for the young, not for the responsible 30-plus onwards executive office worker dressed to appear smart and unsoiled once destination is reached.
Oooh, how I wish I was back in my teens with such mobile toys... WOOT!!! ;)
** I am a Retiree since 1986 and am now almost 60 when 2013 shows up.
13th June, 2011 @ 7:46 a.m. (California Time)
Now it is reality !
You can use FlyRad on ice, great funsport.
Riding on ice is very easy, steering no problem !!!
25th January, 2012 @ 1:20 a.m. (California Time)
New FlyRad model 2015 is out check
22nd September, 2015 @ 1:50 a.m. (California Time)