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Is anyone selling those Uberboard/Hoverboard/Segway type things?

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  1. Murray United Kingdom

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Noticed on youtube recently a lot people getting these "uberboard" or "hoverboard" things (not 100% what they are called)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26YL2-vGoo - video

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...o-weight-feet-travel-style-395-Uberboard.html

    Saw in the news today footballers pictured with them

    They're pretty cool, id consider buying one but googling it, it seems really hard to know a legitimate place to buy one from

    Seems like only public figures have them atm rather than normal folks

    Might be a good thing to get into selling now leading up to Christmas perhaps
     
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    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Yep saw that, looked like an affiliate site to me, registered on 19-Jul-2015

    Wouldn't trust them currently
     
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    What's wrong with walking, using your legs?

    Free and good for you. :D
     
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    I think they look great to have a go on, maybe hire one to try out on a day out somewhere with the family but if i saw someone zooming around town on one id probably think what a complete plonker they look like lol.

    Probably a bit different in cities if there is wealth of people using them, Id see it as one of those things like remote control helicopters or drones that you get brought for Xmas, you think its great fun..........use it a handful of times in the first week or two and then it gets put in the shed of loft. :)

    Im probably just a miserable old git lol
     
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    i'd say you've spotted a wee gap in the market! Now time to plug it before it goes ;)

    Who wants to team up ;)
     
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    Murray, I think most are packaged as "smart balance wheel" and they are good fun, but dangerous too! They are reasonably good for core strength in your body until the point when it becomes easy to ride, then you just look like a plonker, and incredibly lazy. I do however see these much like drones being the products to have in the next few years.
     
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    I bet Brendan Rogers had kittens when he saw that photo. They look like a lot of fun but a cruciate ligament injury waiting to happen!
     
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    I agree, I could see these roller board things catching on. Unlike the hover technology which has to deal with weight and gravity so basically is very difficult to achieve, these have mileage. Just gave some thought to what they might be called generically and came up with rollerboards, in fact in the US they have http://www.rollerboard.com/ - I checked domains and was surprised to find rollerboard dot co dot uk etc unreg'd... hopefully was worth a punt.
     
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    Good find! quite annoying when a product has various names altho it can also be an advantage i.e unregg'd names!
     
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    'rollerboard' has a long-standing US trademark, FYI.
     
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    Not a problem :D
     
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    Chuffed, just sold one of the free to reg rollerboard domains to someone who came knocking. :)
     
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    that's good, can't say what it was?

    I actually saw someone riding one the other night, first time I've seen someone with one in person.
     
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    Is there just one kind of these boards or do a few companies make them, my son wants one for his birthday. If you have any affiliate links happy to buy through it.
     
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    I sold the .co.uk but still have the .uk and the plurals.
     
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