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Old 14-08-2010, 17:31   #1
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Lightbulb Foot Scooter for Cruising

Every boat should have a foot scooter. mine's from Kick/Push Scooters | Swift Folding Bike - Xootr Urban Transport. it has about 8 inch diameter wheels and folds up into a small package.
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Old 14-08-2010, 17:50   #2
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Every boat should have a foot scooter. mine's from Kick/Push Scooters | Swift Folding Bike - Xootr Urban Transport. it has about 8 inch diameter wheels and folds up into a small package.
Mine's Razor A5 Lux Adult Kick Scooter
Works great unless roads are rough.
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Old 14-08-2010, 20:06   #3
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Brilliant!! Sounds like a real answer!! Feeling stupid because it's so simple. I understand some people try roller blades or such. This just sounds way smarter for me.

I fear that I have dedicated way too much, "push button, cordless tool, gotta have power..." thinking to this issue. I bought some beautiful folding bikes that I later sold because my boat just isn't that big. So what did I do? A guy on my dock was selling a Di Blasi-collapsing motorcyle, so I bought. Got some use out of it, but I want my space back. And what a pain to use even if I'm in a slip!

So how many people use these already? I don't recall seeing any amongst the cruisers in Mexico so far.
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Learning to skateboard isn't that hard. Just wear some wrist and knee guards your first couple of days. With the long boards it's really easy and they're much more stable than the typical shortboards.

Amazon.com: Surf One Robert August II Complete Longboard (8.875 x 43.75): Sports & Outdoors

Also, you look a hell of a lot cooler rolling around on one of these than you do pretty much anything else. Hell you'll get ladies checking you out on a longboard than driving a porsche.
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Because of the handlebar, the scooters are much easier to use than a skateboard.
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Also, the bigger wheels would be more forgiving. Either way, I'm think I'm gonna look like an old guy who forgot to grow up.... which is true
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... Works great unless roads are rough.
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Where do cruisers go, where the roads aren't rough?
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I used to have a skateboard with big 5 or 6 inch nobby tires for off-roading and with hooks for your feet so you could jump over logs and such while heading downhill...

I also used to be 16, so it might not be for everyone...
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Longboards are easy to ride but only when the pavement is smooth, which is a very small percentage of cruising destinations.

Off-road skateboards exist but are hard to ride and are pretty dangerous.

I think cruisers are probably more fit and physically capable than the average adults but I really can't imagine the typical cruising couple zipping around town on skateboards.

The cheap kick-scooters seem like the perfect compromise to me. They fold up really small and are very easy to ride, and have brakes.
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Where do cruisers go, where the roads aren't rough?
I thought all the good places had rough roads!
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I think cruisers are probably more fit and physically capable than the average adults but I really can't imagine the typical cruising couple zipping around town on skateboards.

The cheap kick-scooters seem like the perfect compromise to me. They fold up really small and are very easy to ride, and have brakes.
I agree that most crusiers MUST be more fit than me. I hope they are.

The choice of the word COMPROMISE works well for me. As in, since I am not in as good a condition as I'd like to be, the kick scooter seems a good fit.

I walked, I've bumed rides, I've taken city buses, and now I have a dedicated Baja car, which I hope to use only for the long range stuff. The kick scooter can ride any bus with me, and then should be able to go into a shopping cart while I'm in the store as well.
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The choice of the word COMPROMISE works well for me. As in, since I am not in as good a condition as I'd like to be, the kick scooter seems a good fit.
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compramise! not much bigger way faster and can still go on a bus!

had one when i was younger super fun. lots of kids tune the hell out of them and get like 45+mph out of them but im good with around 20,

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