LAND­SLIDER

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - Tested -

Hov­er­board

Yes, there were a few odd stares from the mere mor­tals who were en­dur­ing a morn­ing work­out, but I re­sisted meet­ing any­one’s gaze like Mag­neto glid­ing past mere men as I nav­i­gated the hair­pins of ac­cess con­trol at Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port. Un­til I was promptly in­formed by ACSA ground staff that the air­line car­ry­ing me to Jo­han­nes­burg had banned hov­er­boards as a carry-on or check-in item – and I was forced to leave the Land­slider in my Honda’s boot for the day. Need­less to say, I had be­come fairly adept with the Land­slider dur­ing its week in my care and had fully in­te­grated it into my daily rou­tine – get­ting up to make cof­fee, toi­let breaks and the like. Need­less to say, walk­ing like ev­ery­one else now feels like a chore. The ini­tial step onto the de­vice is the hard­est, but have faith that the gy­ros are do­ing their best to bal­ance you and the ’slider, re­lax the knees and off you go. The pretty car­bon fin­ish is also easy on the eye and the in­flated rub­ber tyres make up for the lack of sus­pen­sion on un­even as­phalt. Price: R7 950, land­slider.co.za

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