Man finds hoverboard (and an unexpected use for it)
When John first saw a Segway, he knew he wanted to try one, but never got the chance. Then he saw a report on the NBC affiliate in Denver about a local guy selling hoverboards, and bought one just for the hell of it. I asked him if he fell 40 times after buying it. He laughed.
"No, I didn't fall 40 times, but I was scared 40 times," he said.
John explained that he'd practice on his hoverboard with a ski pole or a walking stick, and then eventually got to the point that he didn't need either. I have a feeling that his past as a skier and a hockey goalie likely helped him.
He realized the hoverboard could make a great motor for Judy's wheelchair. I asked Judy how she first felt about the idea. Was she scared?
"Not really. I didn't know what I was in for!" she replied. I guess when you're with someone for that long, you begin to trust them. Weird. But John tells me he doesn't take the hoverboard to an unsafe speed. He goes about 4-5mph, which is faster than you can walk, as evidenced by the fact that I had to jog a bit to keep up with them on the video.