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So I was at the movie theater to see Star Wars and before the movie started they had ads for hoverboards and other similar gadgets. These kids behind me who were like 11-14 saw it and were like "those are so cool, I want one" and "they have those at the mall, I need one now!"

Of course they do look kinda cool, but are they THAT cool? I've seen a few people with them around, some of them even light up. They're about $400-$800.

Do you think they're worth it or do they seem like a pointless new "toy?"

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It's just a segway without the handle thing. It doesn't even really hover.

Another fad.

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-22 21:30:13 Reply

they're not boards
they don't hover

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-22 21:46:20 Reply

They banned them at my college and like the 3 retards who owned them were really mad.

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-22 21:55:06 Reply

They look stupid and the name makes no sense.


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-22 22:18:02 Reply

I want one

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-22 22:28:10 Reply

Well if they worked like the movies...

But they don't. Let's just wait another four years for the tech to be perfected.


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 00:20:27 Reply

800$ to crack your fucking head open and spend 10k+ at the hospital having your skull stapled back together.

If that's not fucking cool i don't know what is desu senpai


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 01:18:48 Reply

At 12/22/15 09:30 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: they're not boards
they don't hover

My thoughts exactly.

These are not hoverboards. False advertising. If this was advertised as a hoverboard and you bought one, sue for your money back.

It appears to be a sort of balancing wheelie robot, not a hoverboard.

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 06:18:41 Reply

Don't those things have a nasty habit of exploding into flames?


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At 12/23/15 06:18 AM, zornuzkull wrote: Don't those things have a nasty habit of exploding into flames?

That's right.

I think that they're really cool toys, but I would only consider one when they surmount this explosion problem and the price has been dramatically cut.


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 12:14:17 Reply

A hoverboard actually hovers (doesn't touch the ground) and that, that is just a segway


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 12:21:27 Reply

At 12/22/15 09:30 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: they're not boards
they don't hover

If you closely consider what we WERE expecting back in the 80s, and where we are now, you can kinda see our culture for what it is at face value. The name and the novelty of something sells. But kids are stupid and maleable and will always want what's popular. This is by far the dumbest contraption I've ever seen.
You can't do tricks,
You can't take it on a vert ramp or a rail,
This is a bridge for our fat fuck sisters to ease into the handicapped wheel chair life. Welcome to America.

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 12:33:15 Reply

I'd possibly buy one but when I have a lot more money, and the price drops down a lot.

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These things are like segways with invisible handles but I have to say they do look cool.

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 12:53:57 Reply

A High tec skateboard that makes you look like a douche?

Sign me up!

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 15:19:01 Reply

A plain skateboard is better than those dumb things (especially since you don't have to worry about a skateboard burning your house down).


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 16:29:19 Reply

They're just another lame toy.
Hell,even skateboards are better.

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 16:33:15 Reply

I could see them as being cool, and perhaps easy to use in some cases, but they aren't gonna be cool if they explode and burn the house down.

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 16:43:03 Reply

At 12/23/15 04:33 PM, Troisnyx wrote: I could see them as being cool, and perhaps easy to use in some cases, but they aren't gonna be cool if they explode and burn the house down.

Good luck trying to find somewhere to ride it seeing as everywhere seems to be banning them.


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 17:12:45 Reply

At 12/23/15 04:43 PM, zornuzkull wrote:
At 12/23/15 04:33 PM, Troisnyx wrote: I could see them as being cool, and perhaps easy to use in some cases, but they aren't gonna be cool if they explode and burn the house down.
Good luck trying to find somewhere to ride it seeing as everywhere seems to be banning them.

Preston has a good lot of places where we can use them, I'm more than lucky!

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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 17:15:02 Reply

At 12/23/15 05:12 PM, Troisnyx wrote:
At 12/23/15 04:43 PM, zornuzkull wrote:
Good luck trying to find somewhere to ride it seeing as everywhere seems to be banning them.
Preston has a good lot of places where we can use them, I'm more than lucky!

Have fun...


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Response to Hoverboards: Cool or Lame? 2015-12-23 17:17:19 Reply

At 12/22/15 09:30 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: they're not boards
they don't hover

This pretty much sums up this product. Seriously tho, the ads were calling those things hoverboards?


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Considering that these things can blow up due to flaws in the factory... not so much. I don't want to risk becoming a WW2 veteran with blown up legs just to be in the "IN" crowd.

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