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Big-O Stunt Skates

By: on August 06, 2012

Despite their being shaped like big Os, I'm not sure about Big-O as a name for these stunt skates. I'm pretty sure if I were to try them, the words "Big O" would not be at the forefront of my mind. I'd call mine Big I Didn't Think My Knee Could Bend That Way and, Huh, I've Never Seen My Rib Outside My Skin Before Skates. But maybe some of you out there who are better at balance and agility and, let's face it, walking than I am, will await the production of what are currently a set of concept skates with a little more anticipation.

SpringTime, a Dutch research and industrial design firm that provides consulting services for the likes of Coca-Cola and Toyota, created Big-O skates for their other big-boy client, Nike. Simple and unencumbered like skateboards and inline skates, Big-Os add a dose of bicycle to the mix, for a new kind of wheeled endeavor with almost limitless possibilities for sick jumps, flips, and other circus tricks on a variety of terrains. The wee foot-enshrining monowheels are far less restrictive than Monovelos, both in terms of maneuverability, portability, and the reduced likelihood that people will bitch at you and your friends to get off the public sidewalks with those cockamamie things.

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AdrenaSuit - Bulletproof & Superpowered

The fit is hitting the shan. The adrenaline dam has busted, and your fight-or-flight response is sprinting at a world-record-setting pace. What does it look like? Are you stepping up? Freezing up? Freaking out? Peacing...

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The WalkCar - Laptop-Sized Super Car

$1,280 from Cocoa Motors »

Tokyo-based Cocoa Motors refers to its forthcoming WalkCar personal transporter as "the world's smallest car," and a "laptop-sized super car," and are you thinking what I'm thinking? Was something lost in translation...

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Vibrating Bicycle Seat

$43 from SexShop 365 »

A heads up to politicians and city planners: stop wasting your money on bike lanes, tax incentives, and PSA campaigns. All you need do to persuade your constituents to trade in cars for bicycles on their morning commute...

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Litelok Flexible Bike Lock

$109.87 - $206.82 from Litelok »

Flexible, lightweight, and inordinately strong, the Litelok could have been a gymnast, but decided to take the more practical professional route of becoming an anti-theft bodyguard for bicycles. The gold-rated bike lock...

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Vycle Bicycle Elevator

By: Vycle »

On the Vycle you won't go Tour de France fast or Tour de France graceful (heh, heh, check it out) but seated atop this human-powered elevator, you will go all out Y-axis on a bicycle....

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Fat Boys Blob Water Launch Pad

$3,500 from Fat Boys »

You don't need to be a fat boy, or even a boy, to assume the position of Launcher or Launchee on the Fat Boys Blob. All you need is a craving for a rush of adrenaline and a fearlessness in the face of heights....

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Cyclotron Spokeless Smart Bicycle

$1,125 - $3,038 from Cyclotron Cycles »

For all the Sam Flynns out there who need more exercise, you'll soon be able to trade in your electric Light Cycles for pedal-powered Cyclotrons on your joyrides and daily commutes. The self-described "Future of Cycling"...

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Seabreacher Shark X Water Jet

$90k from Seabreacher »

Seabreacher water jets snugly seat two people with exceptional control over their stomachs and bowels for a nautical roller coaster ride of dives, breaches, spins, and respective surface and subsurface speeds of up to...

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Bird of Prey Bicycle

$4,200 from Bird of Prey »

I didn't think the foam helmets and seizure-inducing neon spandex could look any more ridiculous rolling down the road, yelling at cars to get out of their lane, and then cutting into traffic at will when it suits them...

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Turbospoke Bicycle Exhaust System

$19.95 from Amazon »

Hey kids, here's a surefire way to make your parents construct an advent calendar counting down the days until you go back to school next fall. The Turbospoke system, a battery-free, pedal-powered child's dream, fits...

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TReGo Detachable Front Wheel Bike Trolley

$700 from TReGo »

When I need to haul a load I grab a trolley. When I need to haul myself I get on a bike. When I need to haul both I buy a TReGo. At least that's what the company that's crowdfunding this detachable front wheel bike trolley...

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The 100 MPH Bicycle

By: Donhou »

And by 100 MPH Bicycle, Donhou Cycles really means Bicycle That Has Peaked at 60 MPH on the Open Road but Could Theoretically Make It to 100. I'm not sure how that theory was developed. I think it's how fast frame builder...