Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Balancing Act

Jimi Heselden, the owner of the firm that makes the Segway, has topped himself by driving one of his contraptions over a bloody cliff. It’s rather sad, but it nonetheless brought a guffaw to my lips when I read the news report.

I imagine it won’t do a lot for Segway sales. I guess Heselden wasn’t aware of the 10 foot braking distance - either that or he was trying to see if it flew.

Beta version of the Segway


  1. I wonder if the inquest verdict will be that he "took his own life while the balance of his Segway was disturbed"

  2. Maybe he was piloting some secret new jet powered prototype? or just fancied himself as Iron Man..

  3. I'd say he was off his trolley...