Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a dick on some skates.

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There’s been a number of attempts to invent new ways to commute over the years. There was the famously laughable Sinclair C5, the famously laughable Segway, and now designers have come up with some wheels that you put your feet in – dubbed the soon-to-be-famously-laughable “CenterSkates”.

They seem to be basically a hybrid of skateboards and roller skates, in that they combine the convenience of having two separate components that you can relatively easily store in a bag and the frustration of having to ride them like a skateboard.

The designers posted a video on YouTube of themselves trying it out… with mixed results.

So will we be seeing the streets of the world’s great cities transformed as business men and women in their business suits zip about in sleek, sweeping movements like they were Tony Hawks? At risk of sounding too optimistic: No. This will definitely not happen.

(via The Design Blog)

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James O’Malley

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