View Full Version : Freeline Skates
June 27th, 2006, 10:14 AM
Has anyone seen these (http://www.freelineskates.com/videos.html?index=2)? They are two square metal platforms with two inline wheels under each at a little angle. You stand on them independantly. With your feet duck, the wheels line up straight. There was a guy demoing them at the local Jazz festival - I didn't try due to crowded conditions but they looked like fun. In the video link above you can see the guy cranking them up a pretty steep hill, too steep for me to pump although maybe someone like Chaput could hurl himself up it.
June 27th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Hmm. Similar in concept to The Wave Board (http://www.streetsurfing.com/) that's all the rage with my 11 year old and his friends right now. Some clever marketing person came to their school and did a demo - I see tons of kids riding that thing around town now. You propel yourself by working the two platforms independently, in opposite directions. There's a piece that connects the two platforms and has either an elastomer or a spring inside so that it torques back to flat. It took me a few tries to be able to stay on and move a bit. I don't know what it'd be like going down hill though.
June 27th, 2006, 11:01 AM
yeah I've seen them and I even tried them...I wasn't impressed beyond the the novelty of the whole thing. I'll stick with my skateboards
June 27th, 2006, 09:24 PM
i think i'm actually gonna try these out. Not for a long while though, $135 is kinda steep for a set of wheels on metal plates. 10 week waiting list though. seems cool.
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