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post #19 of 79

I use to skate a little bit in high school. This looks like fun.

post #20 of 79
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post

I don't see any straps...I assume you can just switch stances at any time. 

I just don't know if it would operate in reverse.
post #21 of 79

If it's like a snowboard the bindings would just be rotated to allow goofy/regular footed and the board only needs to go in one direction.

In one of the videos there seems to be a kind of "sleeve" the feet slide into.

post #22 of 79
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post

I don't see any straps...I assume you can just switch stances at any time. 

In one scene, it looked like there were straps, but the next they were gone. I could image wanting to switch positions to rest, like skateboarding down a long mountain road. Even if they did have straps, I'm sure they'd change easily. Half of the boarders are goofy half regular.

Back to my youth! I hope my courses by some. a1_smile.gifa1_smile.gifa1_smile.gif
post #23 of 79
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

I'm terrible at snowboarding, but I actually think it looks kind of fun.

Is it designed for goofy only though? The guy in the first video was using it right-foot-forward.

In the second video there are people riding it both ways.

post #24 of 79
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In the second video there are people riding it both ways.

The second one started off with an annoying voice, so I skipped it. My bad, b2_tongue.gif
post #25 of 79

No , but I'd like to have stock in them. I think golf courses will be knocking down their door for these....

post #26 of 79

Wow, this opens the door for other similar ideas.   How about a wide wheeled (one that can roll on grass) bicycle, tricyle with a place to put your bag?   Segway anyone?  

post #27 of 79

Maybe it will start a trend, like "Golf SpeedPolo" - you have to hit the ball while still moving on the board. The beginning of the 2-hour round!

post #28 of 79
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Originally Posted by olduffer1 View Post
 

No , but I'd like to have stock in them. I think golf courses will be knocking down their door for these....

 

Surely you joke (I'm hoping so)?  

 

This is at best a gimmick, and I can't think of a single course I play at which would even allow such a thing on the course.  Their liability insurance policies alone would prohibit it.

post #29 of 79
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Originally Posted by olduffer1 View Post
 

@newtogolf- I don't see where the potential of abuse and injury is any greater than for a cart. If it was left to you would you outlaw these because you think they are unsafe? Maybe we ought to stop trying be protect us from ourselves because none of us is smart enough to do it.......

I'm not sure where you come from, but in NY most people can barely manage to get on an escalator without killing themselves and others.

 

Someone has to work pretty hard to get hurt in a golf cart.  Only people I've ever seen get hurt were drunken idiots, who would certainly kill themselves on the Golfboard.

 

You really expect a non-boarder type to heave his 30lb bag on his shoulder, hop on this and ride uneven terrain with potholes without hurting themselves and suing the idiots that rented it to them?   :doh:

post #30 of 79

No cupholders? Do you have to hold your beer when riding this? No deal.

post #31 of 79
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

I'm not sure where you come from, but in NY most people can barely manage to get on an escalator without killing themselves and others.

 

Someone has to work pretty hard to get hurt in a golf cart.  Only people I've ever seen get hurt were drunken idiots, who would certainly kill themselves on the Golfboard.

 

You really expect a non-boarder type to heave his 30lb bag on his shoulder, hop on this and ride uneven terrain with potholes without hurting themselves and suing the idiots that rented it to them?   :doh:

 

I thought there were crowded subways in NY, and most people manage to stuff themselves into those daily?

 

The picture I get is that most people would ride it like a motorized Razor with the bag attached to the handle bar. I agree it would be a tad inconvenient to carry the bag. Plus there is the danger of sway.

 

The lean to turn aspect is a really cool feeling, and it will have less impact than carts and don't require the wide cart paths.

post #32 of 79
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Originally Posted by Archie Bunker View Post
 

No cupholders? Do you have to hold your beer when riding this? No deal.


On the handle bars...

post #33 of 79

It's just a grass board with a motor. People have been using these things to do everything from parasailing to you name it for years. The ones with skis and the inline boards are nuts.

post #34 of 79
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

I'm not sure where you come from, but in NY most people can barely manage to get on an escalator without killing themselves and others.

 

Someone has to work pretty hard to get hurt in a golf cart.  Only people I've ever seen get hurt were drunken idiots, who would certainly kill themselves on the Golfboard.

 

You really expect a non-boarder type to heave his 30lb bag on his shoulder, hop on this and ride uneven terrain with potholes without hurting themselves and suing the idiots that rented it to them?   :doh:

 

I thought there were crowded subways in NY, and most people manage to stuff themselves into those daily?

 

The picture I get is that most people would ride it like a motorized Razor with the bag attached to the handle bar. I agree it would be a tad inconvenient to carry the bag. Plus there is the danger of sway.

 

The lean to turn aspect is a really cool feeling, and it will have less impact than carts and don't require the wide cart paths.

 

Really?  You think that 4 players each with his own board racing around the course will have less impact than 4 players in 2 carts specifically designed for golf and for low impact?  And it would never, ever eliminate the current cart paths, because you can't offer only these contraptions - most actual golfers would never use them.

 

You want to go boarding, go boarding.  You want to play golf, play golf.  I can't see this as even a remotely reasonable activity mix.  What's next - hitting shots as you navigate a half pipe? :blink: 

post #35 of 79
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
 

 

Really?  You think that 4 players each with his own board racing around the course will have less impact than 4 players in 2 carts specifically designed for golf and for low impact?  And it would never, ever eliminate the current cart paths, because you can't offer only these contraptions - most actual golfers would never use them.

 

You want to go boarding, go boarding.  You want to play golf, play golf.  I can't see this as even a remotely reasonable activity mix.  What's next - hitting shots as you navigate a half pipe? :blink: 

 

That's silly, the Golfboard is too heavy for a half pipe :-D. Maybe we could somehow modify the sand traps...

 

I walk almost all the time, only when I feel lazy would I drive/board anyway. If the carts are less prevalent, they could reduce/eliminate cart paths because there would be so few of them.

 

You're right though, this concept might not really take off. I hope it does, though.

post #36 of 79

In skateboarding it is called switch if I remember(snowboarding - goofy).  I would skate switch and snowboard regular.  I never was able to figure out why.  I think I would ride this thing switch.  That being said, I would rather walk.

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