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A quiver of Segways would be the best solution for you.  Can you segway bumps?
I usually avoid bumps. But will occasionally venture off the black top into small pot holes. I realize to be an expert Segwayer I'll have to learn bumps.
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After the last Segway tour I did locally with my husband, we tried something else that is much more related to skiing.  It's called a Trikke.  Check out the video on the Trikke website that shows the carving action called "Dry Land Training."




After doing some research, I got a non-electric Trikke a few weeks ago.  Definitely has a learning curve.  But I've been having a good time with it.  Even my non-skier husband can handle a Trikke, which requires leaning and weight shifting to make it move.
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When I tried a Trikke several years ago--maybe the first summer they were available--the only real relationships to skiing I could find were (1) you were outdoors and (2) you were on your feet.

The movements were mostly from the upper body instead of beginning at the feet. I thought their marketing pitch that it was a crossover for skiers was totally bogus.
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When I tried a Trikke several years ago--maybe the first summer they were available--the only real relationships to skiing I could find were (1) you were outdoors and (2) you were on your feet.

The movements were mostly from the upper body instead of beginning at the feet. I thought their marketing pitch that it was a crossover for skiers was totally bogus.

As I said earlier, I do not think riding a Trikke is that related to ski technique.  Neither is a Segway, which was the OP's question.  Certainly ice skating is better if that's what someone is looking for during the off season.  However, I like the Trikke because 1) it's something to be used outdoors, 2) I'm working my upper body without getting bored, 3) a variety of leg muscles are needed, 4) it's knee friendly.  I'm a successful coper missing one ACL.  For me, it's more fun than a bike.

 

How far over did you lean the Trikke when you were on it?  On flat ground or on a downhill slope?  As I've used the Trikke more, I don't need to turn the front wheel with my hands nearly as much on flat ground because I'm leaning much more.  That means I end up with something like long leg/short leg.  Very different from what it takes to move and turn a Segway.

post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post take effort to simply stand still. 

 



If you can't stand still by simply locking off (making a T out of) the skates, something is wrong.

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Originally Posted by marznc View Post take effort to simply stand still. 

 



If you can't stand still by simply locking off (making a T out of) the skates, something is wrong.

This is taken completely out of context but I'll comment any way.  If you are wondering, yes I do know how to skate.  But standing in a T is not exactly a natural position.

 

Bottom line is that I don't like ice skating or roller blading as much as riding a Trikke.  Others are free to think differently.

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