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Old 01-01-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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Anyone else get annoyed when they repeatably call those unsafe wheel board things "hoverboards"?

Whose stupid idea was it? Brainwashing dummies.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:07 PM
 
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How is it brainwashing?


Its good marketing is what it is.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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"Hover" is what you do right before your balance gives up and you fall on your butt.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:47 AM
 
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"Hover" is what you do right before your balance gives up and you fall on your butt.
Then the board self destructs in disgust.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:55 AM
 
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Just another new fad, it will fade away.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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It's marketing. If they called them a Segway without a handle they wouldn't sell.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:43 PM
 
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I expect lawsuits. If one of those catches fire in a house and it burns down injuring or killing people, hoo boy.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:32 AM
 
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Anyone else get annoyed when they repeatably call those unsafe wheel board things "hoverboards"?

Whose stupid idea was it? Brainwashing dummies.
There is no such thing called a hoverboard that only exist in the movies like back to the future.

hoverboards use anti-gravity and we don't know if anti-gravity is real or not or how to make it. It is only in the movies.

Well there is sorta of hoverboards than run on magnetism and hover of the ground but magnetism has many problems. One the road will have to be big magnet and the hoverboards would be a magnet. And no one going to be spending that kind of money so kids and teens can have fun.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:52 AM
 
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You know that if you use thing for which they are not designed, the fault is your own.
That seems to be the case with those boards.
And ANYTHING ON WHEELS takes some skills to be developed even roller skates.
And who here does not know that you get what you pay for ????
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:04 AM
 
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Anyone else get annoyed when they repeatably call those unsafe wheel board things "hoverboards"?

Whose stupid idea was it? Brainwashing dummies.
Yes it's ridiculous that marketing has convinced people to call these things "hover" boards when they're clearly rolling along the ground and should be called roller boards (ie electric skateboards)..

Plus, people act like these things are so hi-tech...but people have been rolling around on much safer versions of "hover" boards, called segways, since way back in the early 90's.
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