Better Face Plants with Electricity

This Scooter Packs a Punch! (direct quote)

If there is one thing we know at Wheeled Thing, it’s that when it comes to wheels, bigger is better.  Big wheels roll over cracks or potholes that a smaller wheel will get stuck in.  Big means they ride smoother that don’t have speed wobbles…

One of our biggest frustration with the Razor Scooter fad was the fact the wheels were way to small, and sent too many children to the hospital for facial reconstruction surgery.

Well, plastic surgeons of Ameraica… I’ve got great news for you – The Eon Scooter will soon be flinging kids off their scooters at speeds up to 45 mph!

 

The video on their Indigogo page is 1:30 in length.  Of that time, only 20 seconds (with some of in slow motion), show the person riding the scooter.  35 seconds are shown with the owner dragging or charging the scooter.  That’s right, expect to be dragging this thing around more than riding it.

Included Dork Mode

We urge you not to buy this rolling death trap… but our friends at Eon were kind enough to include a “folding mirror” which will help you to remove the gavel from your chin and  repair your front teeth.  At Starbucks they hate when you walk in with exposed face road rash.

Please clean the blood off your face before entering the office

Second of two electric skateboards seen in the wild today. Dear God, are these things really happening?

Goodbye Spokes, Hello Plastic!

Japan Week continues at WT with a look at the “Airless” tire being developed by Bridgestone and reported by DesignBoom

Could these be better than your classic spoked tire?  While I like the fun look, traditional bike wheels are pretty excellent, durable and cheap.

I’d love to get my hands one one of these, while I text with the other hand.

Airless Bike Tire

Look Ma, no air!

Bridgstone also seems to think this is a good idea for cars too!

Airless Car Tire

This would look great on my Hummer!

Flying Wheels!

It looks like it’s Japanese week here at WT!

Not content with skating ninjas, our friends in Japan rolled various wheeled things down a ski slope and included a play-by-play announcer with high tech graphics!

If anyone wants to fund our Kickstarter campaign, WT wants to roll American wheels down a slope.  I’m sure they will go even farther and faster!

Roll Baby Roll!