Sounds all-terrain, can the speed be boosted and if so, where do I get one.
Sadly the Daily Mail will probably campaign to have them banned, or worse, licensed.
A Californian pensioner has invented a bizarre new golf buggy inspired by a skateboard, which he claims will open up this fusty sport to a younger audience. The GolfBoard is a motorised device which allows putters to pootle around the course at a speed of up to 12 miles per hour (19kmph). It was originally launched on …
Further proof that Golf is an utterly, utterly dull activity (not sport) - you need to add electric skateboards to make it even vaguely interesting. Also, the real reasons young people don't want to play golf:
- Golf clubs are the natural habitat of the absolute tosser
- Playing golf costs a bloody fortune
- Did I mention the absolute tossers?
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A skateboard with a stick in it to hold on to is a scooter, electric petrol and foot powered are nothing new and I know a few Brits with off road skate boards as well as kite powered.
Oscar Wilde described golf as ' A good walk spoiled' Now the walk is going to disappear too but like a great many ' sports' playing together and relaxing afterward is a good way to do business.
I n the past I have even sealed a deal over a game of darts.
"It will do for golfing what snowboarding did for skiing," he said.
I think this guy thinks that American type "condominium golf courses" are real golf courses, where you drive from green to tee in an electric cart and the fairways are flat.
Young people taking up snowboarding quickly realise that its just an easier way to kill yourself on a mountain and if they enjoy winter sports then they learn to ski.
A golf club, like any 'club' anywhere, no matter what the premise for it, is a place to avoid.
A golf course is something different (and some manicured US style horror is not a golf course).
I'd like to seem them use that thing on the dunes of a links course in a good westerly.
Come for a jaunt round Machrihanish if you don't think it can be good exercise.
I would love the list of buyers because the thing about golfers is that they are heavily into any gadget they think will improve their game, no matter how ridiculous. A bit like fly fishermen looking for the ultimate fly but infinitely more gullible. I could come up with a few things to sell them.
I think the main problem is an old person has tried to devise something that younguns will find cool. Thing is you look a complete tit, so no one will boy one. And it's bloody expensive.
Now, if they invent a skateboard like the one in Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, that might be another story.
I'm really surprised at all the anti snowboarding feeling here in The Reg. Firstly, it's just as dangerous and if anything it's usually the skiers that I see being carried down the mountain in the bloodwagon or the 'copter. Personally I like both, but I thought there would be more developer types on here and they are anecdotally more into snowboarding. Is this what's called Heuristically driven bias? Actually pretty much ALL the devs I know are into snowboarding.
Birds of a feather and all that..........
The point about snowboarding is that with both feet strapped together a fall at speed produces many a broken arm and shoulder or ribs. Believe me i know!
As you get older this becomes serious.
Its also easier to take bigger risks on the steep and deep on a board. Great and thrilling when you're young.
Skiers normally suffer different injuries, normally to the knee which does indeed require a blood wagon to bring them off the mountain.
well that's a very good question.
I'll hazard a guess because i'm a skier.
Precision on a hard surface. Deep powder snow which i suppose could be compared to surfing on water is something of a luxury.
But there is another more dangerous reason, a runaway board in the mountains has the energy to kill. Better to be secured tightly to the leg of a yoof!
"But there is another more dangerous reason, a runaway board in the mountains has the energy to kill. Better to be secured tightly to the leg of a yoof!"
OK, but surfboards have a legrope to the surfers ankle for retrieving the board.
maybe velco soles on their boots and a matching area on the snowboard would give enough stability/traction without tearing a leg off in a fall ?
Hmmm, after a few beers (probably Bud Lite, sorry CAMRA), I dare say a chukker of scooter polo might seem to be a good idea. Infinitely more interesting than golf, and probably no more divots than usual. Wonder if those batteries have a quick-charge capability, although you probably can't do much in only three minutes. Maybe some quick disconnects for full battery changes?
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