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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:33 AM
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The ABGO - Small, easy, personal transportation for you and your stuff

I want to tell you about a product on Kickstarter that I would really, really like myself. But in order for me to get one, other have to like the idea too. And on this forum there's also alot of smart people that like bright ideas, so I thought I'd let you know.

A couple of years ago, we were on a holiday south in Norway. A day it rained (very uncommon in Norway ) we went shopping. When we left and sat in the car I discovered that I had forgotten something over at the other end of the mall. I had to walk the entire way, back and forth. While I was walking, these kids were running past me. And suddenly they just popped out these wheels on their shoes and disappeared!

I wanted that. And i still do.

In my line of work I sometimes have to drag heavy equipment to and from heliports and across building sites (typical with hard concrete floors). It's often impractical to get a cart or something else for transportation. I want something small with wheels, that's easy to bring along that I can put the equipment suitcase on and just roll of.

I still want this.

Apparently other people too want this, and created the ABGO on Kickstarter.

At first glance it only looks like a small skateboard, what's the point in that? But then I started thinking:

This is what I've been looking for. A personal transportation system for outdoor and indoor use that you could bring along without hazzle. It's apparently rated for 500 lbs (ca. 220 kg) which means you should be able to use it to move some heavy stuff aswell.

A trip to Ikeay would be so much easier! Just load the heavy boxes on the ABGO.
Having to run on an airport to catch a plane? Faster with a Mini Speedster.

Just use your imagination!

So if you have skateboarding kids or grandkids, or just want to move some heavy stuff, please support the ABGO on Kickstarter. It's not expensive at all, and considering the money we spend on home automation it is next to nothing...
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Old May 5th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Very nice Magnus. Pocket sized.

I couldn't tell the size until I went to the website.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Pete View Post
Very nice Magnus. Pocket sized.
D'oh! I should have pointed that out. It IS, after all, the whole point!

But I'm starting to get a little pessimistic about the development. At the moment there's missing a little under $7000 from it's modest claim of $15.000. It's not impossible, but we need more backers. Just 80-100 to go!

I sure I hope this will work out because seriously want to avoid heavy lifting as much as I can! (With arthritis it's easier to slide things than to carry them).
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