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Magic Wheels Combine Skateboard with Scooter

What do you get when you combine a unicycle with a skateboard and a scooter? You get a new innovative form of transportation for the young and the young at heart. It’s called The Magic Wheel and was invented by a “bored” Swiss designer whose name is never mentioned.

What does The Magic Wheel look like? As you can see in the picture to the side, it has one big wheel in the front and one tiny wheel in the back.

It works like this: there are footplates on each side of the main wheel. The rider plants one foot on the Wheel's platform while pushing with the opposite leg, like a skateboard, but with a giant wheel spinning in between your legs. The rider controls direction by leaning. “The average user takes a couple of hours practice before they can comfortably ride the Magic Wheel with both feet on the board,” according to The Magic Wheel website.

Interested and wondering what it cost? £119 (about $160us) plus shipping and handling. Not too bad in price compared to similar toys. Currently The Magic Wheel can only be bought on the Internet in the UK, but the company has plans to expand in the future.

Want to see someone ride The Magic Wheel? Take a look below. It looks simple and fun doesn’t it? I’d give it a try if I could. How about you? Would you ride The Magic Wheel? Have you? Tell me about it.

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Comments
Aug 20, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

great invention. the wheel

great invention. the wheel itself is not very "design" though, could look better with a more modern look. same thing for the small wheel, a bit of a old home-depot wheel look. there are way better looking skate wheels out there, like transparent or fluorescent kinda look.

but theblack  glossy structure is a cool design.

Dec 26, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

The designer/inventor is a

The designer/inventor is a Hungarian Architect, who is still waiting for the first penny of the royalty payments on the contract he made with the Chinese manufacturer. Maybe hence the "designer name not mentioned"

Jan 15, 2009
by Anonymous

new idea ?

I doubt he would be able to get a patent anywhere as this is just an unpowered bicycle " better known as a scooter " . It just has no handles for steering . It does have a really low center of gravity which makes it much more stable then a regular scooter .The guy who came up with this should still get both credit for a novel combination of " very " old designs and paid by the Chinese thieves . Frankly , I'm going to just make own and see if I can track down the inventor and send him $5 . If every factory in the far east that stole intellectual property and violated patents burst into flames half of Asia and most of japan would be a smoking crater.

Jan 15, 2009
by Anonymous

I was wrong

Check out Gauswheel it says they have it patented .I'm still going to make my own but with improvements and if they work I'll post it open source . I still want to find the inventor because no one is given credit on the web site .