Saturday evening, from too far a distance, I saw that all-black unbranded carbon fiber electric scooter yet again, zooming north up the bicycle path. This time, going as fast as I’ve seen a Boosted Board!
Sunday afternoon, I saw one Boosted Board going south on Broadway. The rider was not wearing a helmet. Does he want traumatic brain injury for Christmas?
Also Sunday afternoon, I saw a teenaged blonde girl on a OneWheel. Also not wearing a helmet!
Sunday evening, that unbranded black carbon fiber electric scooter was approaching me and I yelled at the rider, asking him to stop for some questions. He was wearing a balaclava and yelled back “[muffled] [muffled] [muffled] [muffled] electric.” Dammit! Next time.
I stopped in Paragon Sports because someone on YouTube told me they sold skateboards. They do. Kick and electric. Genuine Penny boards are in stock, aside from many other kick ones. They also had a stack of fifteen Boosted Boards ready to be sold. The only other electric skateboard I saw was called X-Hover and closely resembled the Meepo Campus, down to having a cut-out handle. I lifted it and was surprised at how damn heavy it was! I didn’t ask the price. I can’t find it at Paragon’s site, but here’s a Best Buy listing that puts it at a whopping US$299. Paragon Sports has a YouTube channel with a few skateboard videos.
I stopped in an Apple Store to check some things on the Net. I used a demo model 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Holy shit. That thing is fassssssst!
Weekend reading was Stay by Victor Gischler.