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Hoverboards In Action

Hoverboards In Action

Hoverboard really a Segway Ripoff?

Confession here. I’m a huge fan of Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway. BTW: He is still alive and the Segway is simply a more public invention. His brother is a pediatrician and Dean invented the insulin pump and a number of medical devices. His low energy water purification system is amazing, the Slingshot.

NPR did a story about the Hoverboard as the hottest toy for Christmas 2015. They did a breathless investigative story about the inception of the hoverboard. You can listen to the NPR Planet Money Podcast number 666 here, yeah, episode 666.

So, spoiler alert. They went to and started calling the 1,200 manufacturers of hoverboards listed on the site. It was appearing that the idea just materialized over a drunken dinner and they all started building and sharing ideas without concern over patent rights. Entrepreneurial socialism at its best. Then then found a Chinese inventor living in Portland, because he wanted credit for his inventions, who did a Kick Starter in 2013 for the Hovertrax. He never got any real traction with his product. The Shengen companies developed a cheaper way to manufacture. Instead of a gyro motor, they use pressure switches front and back to control forward and backward motion. You provide the gyroscope – if your coordinated.

The big concern is the lack of UAL tested battery packs and charging. Under thousands of Christmas trees this year will be fire bombs, thanks to the creative efficiencies of the Chinese. Isn’t that great?

So, grab your skate board and go have fun! Vote for American ingenuity if you want to be mobile without effort, don’t buy the Chinese knock offs.

2015 Turkey Cup

2015 Turkey Cup

Work off your Thanksgiving Turkey by playing the Turkey Cup!

Put together a team or register as a player. Either way, you are in for some hockey!

WHO: 25 & Older

WHAT: Ice Hockey Tournament 3 Games Guaranteed!

WHERE: Crystal Fieldhouse

WHEN: Friday 11/27; Saturday 11/28 with finals Sunday 11/29

COST: $50 Per Player

No WHY? If you have to ask why, then your not a player!

Call Dave @ 810-471-7767 or register with online here.

Click the image below to lock in your spot!

$5,000 Reverse Raffle Tickets On Sale!

$5,000 Reverse Raffle Tickets On Sale!

The 29th Annual $5,000 Reverse Drawing Raffle will be held on October 22nd 6 pm at Atlas Valley Country Club in Grand Blanc.

“Not only is this a fun event, but it raising some serious money for local children,” said Jeff Dennings, President of the West Flint Optimists Club.

Only 150 $100 tickets are sold for the grand prize of $5,000. The first ticket and every tenth ticket pulled from the barrel wins $100. The last five ticket holders are invited to the stage and can elect to split the $5,000. If anyone wants to draw, the drawing continues until there is a unanimous decision to split or the final ticket and $5,000 winner is drawn. There is then a drawing of all the losing tickets for $500.

A Side Board is set up with numbers 1-150. For $10 you can win $50 if your side board number is a wining draw.

Generous prize donations from Gaines Jewelry, Superior Travel Service and Karen’s Carpetmax will be raffled off during the evening for $10 per chance:

$500 gift certificate from Gaines Jewelry
HD TV & Area Rug from Karen’s Carpetmax
3 Night stay at Jockey Club in Las Vegas from Superior Travel Service

Dinner tickets are $50 per couple and provide a complete buffet dinner for two and four drink tickets per ticket. A cash bar will be open during the evening.

If you would like more information about this topic, please or contact Jeff Dennings at 810-429-3634 or email at

Event Flyer Link Click Here