Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter (+ other clones)

Lightweight / Folding / Portable EVs - seats optional

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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by torqueboards » Jun 21 2014 5:57pm

That's pretty sick. I'm surprised it didn't get more than 80k in funding..
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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by Hummina Shadeeba » Jun 21 2014 6:03pm

Iiii lliikkke it! Much nicer than a Segway. Wouldn't want to go fast on it maybe. But who knows. Just with you feet like that doesn't look like a fast mover

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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by psychotiller » Jun 21 2014 7:52pm

Does he have a fetish with face planting?
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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by r3volved » Jun 21 2014 8:34pm

I think I would find it awkward to stand flat and straight like that. Split in two (extra wheel on each obviously) so your feet were independent would be neat.

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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by sk8norcal » Jun 21 2014 10:58pm

^ there is a sony patent showing that,

http://technabob.com/blog/2007/01/03/so ... th-segway/


here's something similar,
PMP-2

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http://www.engadget.com/2004/10/19/japa ... the-pmp-2/


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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by bandaro » Oct 21 2014 7:38am

I must say, it's got a really nice form to it. The board looks quite intuitive and easy to use. I feel it could lose a bit of weight too, 4kg is heavy for what it is, it's not practical enough to warrant carrying as a legitimate final mile solution with those specs. A scooter/skateboard is a similar weight for much more swag.


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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by beto_pty » Oct 21 2014 9:25am

what is the speed? range?
sort of seems like a waste to c arry that around if you go at just about the same speed as walking...

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well it got funded so someone thinks they could use this and fly at 5mph for a full 5 miles... :shock:
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Cheap I/O Hawk Alternative

Post by EBoardBro » Jun 16 2015 10:07pm

I've seen the I/O Hawk, the Inventist Hovertrax, and I want one.

My dilemma. I can spend $1500, I can spend maybe $500.

Anyone know of one pretty similar in quality but for much cheaper?

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Re: Cheap I/O Hawk Alternative

Post by torqueboards » Jun 16 2015 11:30pm

Damn they are really charging that price. That's like 1/4 of a longboard.

I'm sure, you can get one for less than $800-1000.

That's pretty pricey. The going rate for those wholesale are about $200-400. They are making a killing on it.
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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by sk8norcal » Jul 26 2015 9:46am

seems like these things are catching on.

skyhook mod at 6:34

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I wonder how much these guys are getting paid to endorse these things...


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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by Sean9002 » Jul 26 2015 11:27pm

They sadly suffer from the same problem as segways....theres no way to ride one without looking like a bell end. Even the...sharp looking young lady in pink cant pull it off, and I didn't stop looking at her...eyes.
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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by Easy-pd » Jul 28 2015 4:39pm

eBay has been littered with them for ages. Type two wheel skateboard and see hundreds for sale from China.

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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by Hummina Shadeeba » Aug 05 2015 12:42am

it does suffer the same stupid looking syndrome as the Segway. Segway tours are all over golden gate park and they look like a tribe of slobs who cant walk or cycle. Yet they are allowed to ride all over the sidewalk where you're not even able to skate or bike. A powered vehicle that's allowed on the sidewalk. I guess it's perceived as safe, and likely is, but it's annoying when the tour rolls by and expects you to get yourself and your dogs out of the way. But the inventor did die riding one so not too safe.


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Re: Hovertrax by Inventist on kickstarter

Post by Hummina Shadeeba » Aug 05 2015 2:15am

sorry it was the owner of Segway that died on a Segway on a cliff in his yard.

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Re: Cheap I/O Hawk Alternative

Post by bdonkey » Aug 14 2015 1:39pm

You can find them for 300-400 shipped on various Chinese shopping sites like Alibaba, AliExpress, Banggood, DHgate, etc.

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Re: Cheap I/O Hawk Alternative

Post by 777arc » Aug 14 2015 1:56pm

The cheapest price seems to be $310 on Aliexpress, see the link below. Aliexpress is really a gamble because if it breaks a month after buying it there is very little you can do.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Smart-Ba ... 98967.html

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