Category Archives: OTHERS

Other autos covers everything that doesn’t fall into the mainstream categories and may include rides such as powered skateboards.

Yamaha powered golf cart for speed demon golfers

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Insane EZ-GO Golf Cart | US$auction | www.ebay.com

speed demon golfers rejoice, now you carry on your life on the fast lane on to the golfing turfs with the Insane EZ-GO Golf Cart. the builder has put in no less than $25,000 into building this monster golf cart and is now going under hammer on eBay (with a reserved price, of course). powered by a Yamaha R1 sportsbike motor that puts out a healthy 150 hp, mated to a factory Yamaha 6-speed transmission that enables this custom golf cart to hit 100 mph. Continue reading Yamaha powered golf cart for speed demon golfers

must watch: homemade Jetpack with skis [video]

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(credit: screenshot from Troy Hartman’s video)

what happens when you put a homemade jetpack on your back and slipped on a pair of skis? an exhilarating 47 mph ski down the snowmobile trail! at least that’s what Troy Hartman did. in fact, Hartman’s jetpack was originally meant to be used to fly out of an airplane at 8,000 feet. something which i would never imagine doing. however, before becoming a rocketeer, Hartman decided to use the jetpack on skis first and the result was what you see in the video after the break. still, Hartman’s ultimate goal is making the jump with his jetpack and we wish him all the best. Continue reading must watch: homemade Jetpack with skis

FiiK electric skateboard has wireless control and ABS braking

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(image credit: FiiK) Fiik Electric Skateboard | from US$650.00 | www.fiikskateboards.com

i wouldn’t say the Fiik electric skateboard is a technological marvel but it certainly removes the kicking out of skateboarding, physically and what’s more, it gives you the satisfaction of going off-road which are often off-limits to conventional skateboards. introducting the Fiik electric skateboard, a range of electric powered skateboards that lets you cruise the street, as well as maneuvering lawns and dirt ground, effortlessly. Continue reading FiiK electric skateboard has wireless control and ABS braking

three-wheeled EX trike is a backbreaking way to travel

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(image credit: Nils Ferber)

besides the usual mode of transport, there are hundred and one ways to transport yourself from one location to another. there are skateboards, skatescooters and then there is The EX. The EX is an experimental eccentric vehicle that requires the driver to be in a rather compromising position. similar to the StreetFlyer that we featured last month, the driver lies headlong on the three-wheeled vehicle, but unlike the StreetFlyer, it has powered motion by the way of a pair of 18-volt Bosch electric drills. absolutely weird. i know. do not underestimate the power of drills, as this baby is capable of making a top speed of 30 km/h. however, we wouldn’t expect a couple of battery-powered drill to have any impressive range. if you have used a battery-powered drill, you would know why. Continue reading three-wheeled EX trike is a backbreaking way to travel

EOL maglev train concept: the future of mass rapid transit

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(image credit: Vanja Valencak)

maglev concept isn’t new but one that looks this gorgeous in the form of a mass rapid transit system is few and far between. dreamt up by designer Vanja Valencak, the EOL maglev train concept uses magnetic for levitation and propulsion – propelling this sleek mass transportation of the future to an excess of 480 km/h. the concept train’s solar panel roofing and its magnetic technology provides this mass transportation system with a sustainable solution too. it all sound so sweet, even though the interior space appears to be more claustrophobic to our liking. it’s even more sweeter to see the mock-up images, speaking of which, you can check them out below. Continue reading EOL maglev train concept: the future of mass rapid transit

if Segway two wheels is too much for you, then go Solowheel

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(image credit: Inventist) Solowheel | about US$1,500.00 | www.inventist.com

talk about reinventing the wheel, apparently these guys think that single wheel is the future of mobility. from the guys who brought to you a host of odd-ball transportation devices comes the Solowheel, a unicycle minus the seat and with built-in gyroscope sensors that take the guess work out of balancing this transportation device. powered by a 1000-watt electric motor and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Solowheel is good for two-hours of operation on a single forty-five minutes charge. Continue reading if Segway two wheels is too much for you, then go Solowheel

StreetFlyer lets you hand glide without the associated risks

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(image credit: StreetFlyer) StreetFlyer Hand-Glider on Wheels | US$tbc (concept) | www.streetflyer.info

aways wanted to hand or para-glide but worry about the associated risks? fear not, you can now do so safely just 3-feet above the ground. the StreetFlyer created by Dr. Carsten Mehring, is exactly the machine that will let you do just that. this frame-like wheeled structure has a horizontal hand-gliding harness which readily transforms the user from running to horizontal position. oh, it has one thing that a real free-flying glider doesn’t has: brakes. now, you can’t actually stop a glider in midair, can you? sounds like a whole lot of fun to me. Continue reading StreetFlyer lets you hand glide without the associated risks

going hiking? get MONOWALKER to tow your backpack

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avid hikers will understand the weight of the package one has to carry during a hiking trip. this weight we talked about is not reserved just for hikers. scientists, photographers, hunters and climbers alike, have similar load burden issue when they are out and about carrying out their duties. understanding this load issue, German firm, MONOWALKER has a novel solution in the form of the Hikingtrailer, to take the weight of the shoulders – literally. Continue reading going hiking? get MONOWALKER to tow your backpack

Skizee is a track vehicle that pushes skier around

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(image credit: Skizee) Skizee | US$2,500.00 | skizee.ca

if you are an avid skier and don’t have the luxury of snowy mountains to make a downhill run, there’s this little single track machine called Skizee that can push you around the snow with its 10.5-hp, 4-stroke engine. at glance, it look almost like the British Mark I tank but of course, it isn’t. the Skizee is part snow mobile, part human skier and it has a foldable control bar that let skier controls it. constructed out of light aluminum, the Skivee comes complete with electric start and braking control. Continue reading Skizee is a track vehicle that pushes skier around

you can’t buy this awesome looking TRON-inspired Skatecycle

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(credit: screenshot from YouTube Video)

another fan-made TRON-inspired item. this time round, its the Skatecycle – not the Lightcycle – but you can consider it as miniature Lightcycle look-alike, except that you don’t ride on it but rather, you step on them. being a fan of the movie TRON, Alon Karpman, creator of the Freerider Skatecycle, created this one-off TRON Skatecycle based on his original creation. Continue reading you can’t buy this awesome looking TRON-inspired Skatecycle