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Wheeee!: 8-Wheeled Skateboard Can Cruise Down Stairs

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This is an entirely too artistic video (just show the stair parts, dammit!) demonstrating Po-Chih Lai's Stair Rover, an 8-wheeled skateboard with pivoting trucks that allow it to be ridden down stairs. Me? I like to ride down stairs the old fashioned way: on a pillow like I did when I was a kid. From the look of things, the board probably won't work on any steep staircases, but let's not kid ourselves: you were gonna take the elevator anyways.

Hit the jump for a video of the not gonna lie, you probably could've ridden down those ultra-wide stairs on a regular skateboard.

Thanks to Lance, who once rode down the stairs on a greased cookie sheet and put his head through a wall. No way -- me too!

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  • Those would be longboards..

  • djcorbijn

    Fuckin emo's, go down those stairs like a man!

  • Beanhimself

    How would one fit his penis in those pants? or is the penis an expensive option he couldn't afford after he chromed out his face glasses?

  • chris

    Heavy people (in general) will fail on the stairs. The wood will bend. Video of this seems more enjoyable

  • thats filmed 2 min away from my house :D poplar station :D

  • Corey Siewert

    A standard skateboard can go down the stairs the same way.

  • Pui Che

    With the 8 wheelers, it seems to have more difficulty making sharp turn versus a regular skateboard. lots of weird cuts and especially at 2:07...

    Not to mention the "artisticability" in this vid takes away all the fun that a skateboard has; the thrill, the speed, the extremes. every two seconds i see cuts of the guy pedaling... that thing must have a friction resistance of a snail...

  • Seems like it would be easier to learn to go down on 2 wheels, than to figure out how to do everything again on 8.

  • Frag Monger

    Wanna impress me? Show me a skateboard that can go UP stairs!

  • broodax
  • Lee

    Bikes took that step first :P

  • sonicoliver

    Not gonna lie, for a skateboard that's designed for stairs, they only went down 2 sets in the whole vid... pussys

  • Ingenious.

  • what about going up the stairs?

  • TomJTaylor
  • n_a_a_s

    It was better when skaters used to dress like skaters & used handrailings instead of stairs

  • chris

    OMG!!! Extreme Lazy Sports? No style, or tricks. You may be on to something...

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