Trikke Soup: a quirky compilation of carvings from the web
Fakro Cup 5 is over and stayed tuned for complete wrap-up coverage of Poland’s premier Skki event soon on TWM. In the meantime, for a snow carving fix, check out these morsels of Skki clips from Douglass Weymouth:
The first is a video Douglass made to show the smooth glide of carver-extraordinaire Claudio Pagan on the slopes.
“Claudio is the master of the long distance Trikke ride and he can really carve it up on the slopes, as well,” said Weymouth, who calls Pagan a Trikke mentor. “This video goes out to Claudio, my Trikke riding friend.”
How sweet. Maybe we should’ve posted this on Valentine’s Day?
Douglass, who Trikke trains in Santa Cruz, CA, also added this 2012 Skki Inn video to the Soup mix, as well as a clip of one Monica, a First Coast Trikke rider, who carved up her fourth Skki Inn this past January.
“Monica has skills and is a great person to ride with,” said Weymouth.
Another should’ve-been Valentine post? Just kidding, Douglass, you helmet-crusader you.
In other news, as first scooped in the very first installment of Trikke Soup, the self-proclaimed geeks of the world are still buzzing on the fumes of their whiff of Trikke’s three-wheel carving machines at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.
Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central was surprised by Trikke’s portability, saying, “wow, it does small up” in his video review, while Discovery News called the Tribred Pon-e a hybrid three-wheeled, electric fitness scooter in a report that comes complete with a video of the reporter riding down the Vegas strip, buck-naked at full speed — just kidding. He’s fully clothed and indoors, but wouldn’t that have been cool?
Not as cool, but still cool in its own right, is Tech Fever asking, Could this kill the Segway? in their CES-spawned review. But geeks are the only ones all geeked up about the Trikke lately. Self Magazine ran a story called, The Crazy-Looking Three-Wheeled Scooter That Tones Your Whole Body, in which author Dana Meltzer Zepeda says, “I never really got the hang of ‘carving,’” but admits, “still, it was a fun ride.”
Time, people. Consider giving it time. And consider checking out Time, as in Time Magazine, where First Carver Jimmy Carter and his T8 Sport make their mark in a brief Q&A with the former U.S. Prez.
“To keep in shape, Rosalynn Carter, 84, and Jimmy, 87, try to ride every day on their Trikkes,” quoth Time [see the page here].
Even better than an apple a day, right, Mr. President?
Not to be out-carved, both In Touch and Life & Style magazines featured the Trikke in February, with both mags showing actress Tori Spelling atop a pink Trikke T78Deluxe, while hubby Dean McDermott guides her from the ground. Wonder if we’ll see her carving on reality TV?
Want to see more media madness over the Trikke? Go here on Trikke’s website for an archive of news coverage.
On the Kids Front, the Trikke EV Becomes A Recipient Of The Toy Man Seal of Approval, according to the press release on the Toy Man website, and the Trikke is now an official part of the Winnebago High School physical education curriculum.
Thanks to a grant, “the scooter-like apparatus brings a wow factor to a PE program, and provides a challenging workout for students, in a unique and different fashion,” says the school’s website.
But wait, that’s not all. The wise elders at Winnegago also state: “The Trikkes help students to work on balance, eye hand coordination and provide a full-body work out, thus enhancing overall health and well-being.”
Now, if only someone could get Trikkes carving in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move effort for kids.
On the other hand, Trikke Squad of Florida isn’t waiting on first ladies. Owner Mark Martin has created a Give a Kid a Trikke page on Facebook, which is dedicated to spreading the joy of carving to children around the world, especially those with autism. The company that makes Trikkes, Trikke Tech, Inc., is supporting the Squad’s dream. Go here to see their Give a Kid a Trikke page on their website. TrikkeWorld hopes to have more on this inspirational story and the response it’s getting a little later on.
Finally on the Soup, a double dose of Europe. First up, Tomasz Dziedzic of Trikke Poland has created (and patented apparently) a whole new sport, combing ice skating with three-point carving. To see proof, skate on over to his clip of a Trikke with ice blades (instead of wheels) here.
And from Russia with love for the Trikke: the headline might not Google-translate so well — Trikke: accessible means of plugs? — but a daily digital digest called 3D News gives the three-wheeler good press, noting, “The Trikke has already received approval to travel on public roads in many European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, France and Spain.”
Makes you wonder if Vladimir Putin has a hankering to go carving.
— Read the first Trikke Soup here.
Carvin’ Marvin is an avid Trikke rider who prefers to remain anonymous while mixing his soup