News Wire: New skateboard raises eyebrows in San Francisco

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:05 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — A new skateboard that can be used on cable car rails is going viral online, but San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials say it is dangerous and they will prosecute anyone who tries to use one. Ricardo Marques, ...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/17-new-skateboard-raises-eyebrows-in-san-francisco

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:01 PM

Call it "The Darwin"

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:39 AM

I would bet that the inventor (?) never considered the possibility that his toy might get stuck in the slot and couldn't release from the cable.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by RME on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:22 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH
would bet that the inventor (?) never considered the possibility that his toy might get stuck in the slot and couldn't release from the cable.

That would be a safe bet because the toy doesn't go anywhere near the slot.  Actually watching the video with even marginal knowledge of skateboarding will reveal that the board's wheels are shaped to run in the flange clearance of girder rail.

Note the carefully-implemented brake arrangement.

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