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Adding 'rockets' can't make roller-skating look cool
RocketSkates add motors to your feet

Adding 'rockets' can't make roller-skating look cool

AEST 13:10, Thu Oct 23 2014
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Imagine being able to roller-skate everywhere without having to exert much of your own energy. Life would be like Xanadu or Starlight Express, only daggier. Well the future is now (almost).

In spite of how silly RocketSkates look and the fact they're electric (not actually rockets), LA industrial designer Peter Treadway's Kickstarter project has smashed its funding goal. Just BYO shoes.

If this is the future, the future looks kinda clunky. Rockets that aren't rockets, hoverboards that can't really go anywhere and robots slower than coffee machines just aren't anything to look forward to.
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