Gyroboard: Skateboarding without those pesky wheels
One of the biggest problems for skaters in places where, say, it snows on a regular basis is that actually practicing is pretty much impossible, unless you’ve got an empty indoor pool or a nearby indoor skate park. Also, there are people who might enjoy skateboarding, but don’t particularly want to land on their face at twenty miles per hour (you know, wimps).
Fortunately, the Gyroboard is here for both.
Here’s a video of it in action:
We kid, a bit, but this is actually useful for more than just skate rats with too much money on their hands. The Gyroboard is, obviously, designed to improve balance and coordination, which can be useful for, say, people who’ve suffered brain injury or stroke and need to get their balance back somewhat. And, of course, if you’re a fitness freak, you can also use it for general fitness stuff. We don’t know, handstands on it or something.
It also has the advantage of being completely portable: it assembles and disassembles with no tools and can be stuffed into a carry-on bag.
How much will riding the Gyroboard cost you? Roughly $300, but hey, you’ll look awesome.*
Gyroboard: A Springy Balance Board [Gizmag]
*awesomeness not guaranteed.