inline lateral clapskate -a child of the onewheelskate -a child of Thomas Luder's pedespeed 1870
this is an animation of the above photo clips 6mg:
OK. So why do this? (for inline and ice, I'll do ice blades when I get a set)
I wanted the onewheelskate dynamic* but wanted to go faster than 4-10 mph steady state speed of the onewheelskates.
So the apple falls from the tree. I think what would happen if I could use a rack of wheels (for more speed) and pivot over the ball of the foot like the onewheelskates? ......inline skates, casters, springs and duct tape.... voila:
They work well above expectations.
caution caution they are ankle breakers.
p.s. this is now posted as GNU freeware I haven't done a patent on this. Oh well. freely i received freely i give.
the specs are at: http://dcrinlineskates.com
* p.p.s OK. So why do this?
I wanted the onewheelskate dynamic*
The onewheelskate dynamic is thus: Because I am on two unicycles things are going on that I do not have the Newtonian physics to explain. But when you push off one foot that foot rotates in the direction of the anticipated foot. Which means that at the end of the push both feet are on the same line and pointing the same direction.
any comments will point me in the right direction.