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2014-07-17 02:51:47 PM  
That's how he rolls
 
2014-07-17 03:18:32 PM  
Magnets? Also, he should totally grab the back of the train, especially for hills.

/I sound fat
 
2014-07-17 03:34:19 PM  
What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...
 
2014-07-17 03:36:53 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-17 03:50:24 PM  
It says seal. But isn't that a sea lion? Do seals get that big?
 
2014-07-17 03:51:04 PM  
Oops, wrong thread. hehe
 
Bf+
2014-07-17 03:58:37 PM  

Mikey1969: I fail to see why this video is worth watching



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2014-07-17 03:59:20 PM  

Mikey1969: What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...


agreed.  unless you're going to use the trolley, i see no advantage to staying in the tracks, in which case all you have is a less efficient skateboard.
 
2014-07-17 04:15:16 PM  

danielscissorhands: It says seal. But isn't that a sea lion? Do seals get that big?


Huge

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-17 04:28:15 PM  
Technology has ensured that I can no longer be amazed by anything I see on video.

It's a clever concept, and a pretty clean effect.

And further proof that some people have a lot more free time than I do.
 
2014-07-17 04:53:07 PM  

p0nk: Mikey1969: What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...

agreed.  unless you're going to use the trolley, i see no advantage to staying in the tracks, in which case all you have is a less efficient skateboard.


Super smooth steel rails vs. concrete with sand, gravel, gum, and all the other bits of grit making it rough? This is actually a more efficient skateboard.
 
2014-07-17 04:56:54 PM  
I hope he works downhill

/both ways
 
2014-07-17 05:25:35 PM  
That's a clever idea, and I think it's a video worth watching.

How's that, snark fark!?!
 
2014-07-17 05:30:43 PM  
Butterface, if you ask me
 
2014-07-17 05:53:17 PM  
 
2014-07-17 06:55:45 PM  
redsquid:
Super smooth steel rails vs. concrete with sand, gravel, gum, and all the other bits of grit making it rough? This is actually a more efficient skateboard.

Because sand, gravel, gum, & assorted crap never get in those grooves?
 
2014-07-17 07:03:55 PM  

Mikey1969: What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...


I can't comment on if it's worth watching for that long.  However, if it were legal and they could design it such that you could easily carry it/store it, I hate waiting for trams and buses.
 
2014-07-17 07:04:05 PM  

p0nk: redsquid:
Super smooth steel rails vs. concrete with sand, gravel, gum, and all the other bits of grit making it rough? This is actually a more efficient skateboard.

Because sand, gravel, gum, & assorted crap never get in those grooves?


Because every 15 minutes, an 8 ton trolley car steamrolls the crap flat.
 
2014-07-17 07:44:56 PM  

p0nk: redsquid:
Super smooth steel rails vs. concrete with sand, gravel, gum, and all the other bits of grit making it rough? This is actually a more efficient skateboard.

Because sand, gravel, gum, & assorted crap never get in those grooves?


The picture I posted above shows that the wheels ride on top of the track while some guide rollers extend into the track groove but only go about half way down. If there was major debris clogging the grooves then the regular tram traffic would clean it out.
 
2014-07-17 07:58:04 PM  
Watching this video with 'AC/DC - Who Made Who' playing made watching all the people's rubber necking much more worthwhile I think.
 
2014-07-17 08:24:07 PM  

toetag: Mikey1969: What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...

I can't comment on if it's worth watching for that long.  However, if it were legal and they could design it such that you could easily carry it/store it, I hate waiting for trams and buses.


Oh, don't get me wrong, it's pretty cool and seems to be smooth as silk. I just kept waiting for someting special, or a little piece on how the thing was constructed.
 
2014-07-17 10:33:30 PM  

Mikey1969: What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...


It has a special Easter-egg ending. If you wait for about 15 seconds after you think the video ended, the real ending comes up.
 
2014-07-18 01:17:27 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Mikey1969: What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...

It has a special Easter-egg ending. If you wait for about 15 seconds after you think the video ended, the real ending comes up.


Another 15 seconds? Pfft...this one merits 1:14, 1:27 TOPS. I don't have 1:37 to spend on this, never mind an extra 15 seconds.
 
2014-07-18 01:47:04 AM  
needs more rockets
 
2014-07-18 09:15:28 AM  

HairBolus: p0nk: redsquid:
Super smooth steel rails vs. concrete with sand, gravel, gum, and all the other bits of grit making it rough? This is actually a more efficient skateboard.

Because sand, gravel, gum, & assorted crap never get in those grooves?

The picture I posted above shows that the wheels ride on top of the track while some guide rollers extend into the track groove but only go about half way down. If there was major debris clogging the grooves then the regular tram traffic would clean it out.


Yep...Train tracks that are in use are pretty well cleaned out.

farkinsinism: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Mikey1969: What's the point? He put some kind of wheels with an edge on them like train wheels. it's cool and all, but I fail to see why this video is worth watching for that long...

It has a special Easter-egg ending. If you wait for about 15 seconds after you think the video ended, the real ending comes up.

Another 15 seconds? Pfft...this one merits 1:14, 1:27 TOPS. I don't have 1:37 to spend on this, never mind an extra 15 seconds.


I totally saw it when I went back. It was a sailboat, right?

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-07-18 10:37:01 AM  

HairBolus: tomas moravec hacks a wooden pallet to glide down tram tracks


sigh..
 
2014-07-18 05:10:35 PM  
Needs more "Hold my beer."
 
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