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    Posted August 26, 2015 by
    ChrisMorrow
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    San Diego, California
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    Shopping on a Hoverboard - Rideable

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Self-balancing motorized scooters -- think a cross between a Segway and a skateboard -- have been in the news since Wiz Kalifa was arrested for refusing to get off one at the Los Angeles airport. ChrisMorrow's husband Marty loves riding his IO Hawk but says he wouldn't ride it through airport security. "I think Wiz Kalifa is going to help set precedents that prohibit the use of the IO Hawk or other hoverboards in more areas because of his attitude and unwillingness to get off when appropriate or requested by authority. It is a shame, but certainly immature kids and some immature adults will cause issues and policy makers will likely react with excessive restrictions that affect responsible riders too."
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    They call it many things, hoverboard, personal mobility device, rideable, foot scoot, 2 wheel balancing device, swegway, IO Hawk, Phunkeduck, moonrover, and Hovertrax.

     

    My hoverboard is called the IO Hawk and I found out about it at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) January 2015 and had to get. I ride my IO Hawk around town using it as a 'Last Mile' solution and have taken it through many airports when going to other cities

     

    Tested stats:
    2 hours to charge
    Will go 8-12 miles depending on weight
    6.6 mph
    Self balancing!!!

     

    Check out my shopping video of my husband using a personal mobility device. The last photo is of a San Diego Police officer trying my IO Hawk after he discovered it is a EPAMD (Electronic Personal Assisted Mobility Device) and legal to ride on sidewalks in California.

     

    See more of this video on Marty's youtube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO-CPFl4-PI&list=PLHqx0Q2J_a0vTTrgJvshYT-q5UlwQOSon

     

    Follow my other adventures on Twitter & Instagram @MorrowChris

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