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Postby ygmir » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:42 pm

if you're talking about the Razor scooter, with 1.5" wide wheels....they work great, as long as you don't stand on them......I think the wheels are to narrow for the soft conditions......that said, I've not tried it.....just noting surface vs flotation......
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Postby peachandpapa » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:00 pm

I'm with you Dragonpilot... They are obnoxiously loud and why they are permitted is beyond me. Please do your Playa neighbors a favor and leave the scooter at home...
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Postby Popobumm » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:10 pm

[quote="ygmir"]if you're talking about the Razor scooter, with 1.5" wide wheels....they work great, as long as you don't stand on them......I think the wheels are to narrow for the soft conditions......that said, I've not tried it.....just noting surface vs flotation......[/quote]

Hmm..well not standing on them might make them a lot less effective as a means of transportation :(
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Postby ygmir » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:11 pm

Popobumm wrote:
ygmir wrote:if you're talking about the Razor scooter, with 1.5" wide wheels....they work great, as long as you don't stand on them......I think the wheels are to narrow for the soft conditions......that said, I've not tried it.....just noting surface vs flotation......


Hmm..well not standing on them might make them a lot less effective as a means of transportation :(


might be better than walking a chia pet, though.......
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Postby Popobumm » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:36 pm

ygmir wrote:
Popobumm wrote:
ygmir wrote:if you're talking about the Razor scooter, with 1.5" wide wheels....they work great, as long as you don't stand on them......I think the wheels are to narrow for the soft conditions......that said, I've not tried it.....just noting surface vs flotation......


Hmm..well not standing on them might make them a lot less effective as a means of transportation :(


might be better than walking a chia pet, though.......


But it's one cool cross-bred new ride!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bh0_3fNnLA

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Postby ygmir » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:02 pm

maybe you could use a grappling hook and ride behind someone on the way in on 447?.........
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:56 pm

Playing Dan and Dean on playa is absolutely verboten.
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Postby thesandman » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:10 pm

now what i am thinking of is something like the boards the sell at the mountainboardshop price looks ok too but may still need bigger tires

http://www.mountainboardshop.com/index.html
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Postby teardropper » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:34 pm

[img][img]http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/guru8222/DSC_0011copy2.jpg[/img]

Saw this at last years BM. Hard to see, it was blowing enough to keep his kite up, but those are pretty big wheels.[/img]
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Postby teardropper » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:33 am

Image

This is a closer view of the above pic, shows the wheels a little better.
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Postby teardropper » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:10 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Playing Dan and Dean on playa is absolutely verboten.


You must not be old enough to remember, it was Jan & Dean, wasn't it?
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Postby teardropper » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:12 am

Jeez, teardropper, why don't you quit posting so much on this thread...
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:58 pm

A Razor scooter would be a drag... literally.
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Postby thesandman » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:36 pm

looks like good size wheels on the board 8â€
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:50 am

teardropper wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Playing Dan and Dean on playa is absolutely verboten.


You must not be old enough to remember, it was Jan & Dean, wasn't it?

a) I'm solidly middle-aged
b) Toxic bits of culture can last longer than the period when they are "trendy."
c) "Camp" is always willing to waylay you with its dangerous quotations.
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Postby teardropper » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
teardropper wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Playing Dan and Dean on playa is absolutely verboten.


You must not be old enough to remember, it was Jan & Dean, wasn't it?

a) I'm solidly middle-aged
b) Toxic bits of culture can last longer than the period when they are "trendy."
c) "Camp" is always willing to waylay you with its dangerous quotations.

Yes, indeed it can last. Glad you're middle aged. I was in high school when they were trendy. And actually had a couple of their 45's.

But, of course, the Beach Boys were the masters that still hold up (Holland, Pet Sounds).

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