Can Hoverboards climb hills?

I have little experience with hoverboards, but I have seen enough video to know this applies to them. Any difference will be a matter of degree.

hoverboards climb hills just fine.

Even steep ones, up to about a 30 % grade. That’s quite steep. Steeper than any street you are likely to find.

What happens is that the contact of the tires on the ground moves a bit uphill. Lean forward when you are going uphill, and lean back if going downhill. So your weight must shift accordingly. It can be really disconcerting when going downhill. Just take it slowly.

But be aware that you need traction. If the hill is slippery, full of leaves beware or get off. If you might not be able to stand without slipping, you probably shouldn’t try a Swegway there either. It might handle it but your margin of safety will be on thin ground.

The battery of the hoverboard recharges while I’m riding downhill

Yes, the Hoverboard has “Regenerative Braking”, so when you are going down a hill, or even just decelerating on the flat, charge gets passed back to the batteries.

Other accessories to enhance the experience of the hoverboard include a brake light kit to to notify other drivers that they are going to stopp or turn. A hill kit which allows the hoverboard to more consistently climb hills without any problems and a speed charger so that whenever the hoverboard needs to be charged the owner can save several precious hours of their time due to the fact that the speed charger nearly halves the charging time from 12 hours to roughly 6 hours.  It handled going up and down hills with ease — I never felt like I was going to pitch forward or backward off the rider. It can take you across any terrain and at a speed of 12.1 mph we blazed by the regular hoverboards with ease.

 

The wolf finds the best fire extinguisher

One of the best sites to find good products is Cubwolf.

The review of this fire extinguisher is great.

1. They can be held sideways or even upside down, so that fires underneath objects such as wardrobes or car seats can be extinguished.
2. The extinguishing agent does not re-light or re-ignite, as some other extinguishing agents do.
3. Cubwolf looks how all of the Tectro fire extinguishers can deal with electrical fires from a 1m distance in addition to other types of fire.
4. The extinguishing liquid in most of our extinguishers is bio degradable, the bottles can be chucked in the bin once their life cycle is up
5. Instead of aerosol or other toxic propellants, this fire extinguisher uses a pressure system.
6. They are made of a special plastic and are therefore light weight, even kids and the elderly can handle them.
7. Instead of a squeezable lever, the Tectro fire extinguishers use either a trigger, or a cap similar to those on hairsprays to make it super easy to use.
8. Cubwolf examines how all extinguishers can be used with one hand.
9. The extinguishers cannot burst while in a hot car, caravan or when enveloped by a fire.
10. They do not inflate when the pressure drops in an airplane. This is why it has come to the attention of a large airline.
11. they are foam extinguishers, not powder hence they don’t destroy your surroundings and you can see the source of the fire unlike with powder extinguishers
12. It is manufactured in Germany.

 

Fidget Spinner – something different to do outside

Fidget Spinner sale

 

Another thing to do outside is playing with a Fidget Spinner – the craze of 2017 that swept over the big pond into Europe. Originally developed for kids with ADHS it has become a fun toy for young and old alike.

And while it is not exactly walking in the countryside it can still be an activity that keeps you concentrate on something other that a screen. And let’s be honest, anything that keeps us away from smartphones and other electronic screens, even for a short while, must be desireable – spinning out in a good way.

Fidget Spinner craze
Fidget Spinner craze

Fidget spinner in many different styles and colours are available for sale from www.fidgetspinner-uk.co.uk

Walking Guide – Greenwich Meridian Trail Series

Greenwich Meridian Trail Guide Books

If you really fancy going out and about why not try walking through the country with a purpose. And seeing that the walking through Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats might be a bit overambitious, not to say overdone, you could follow in the footsteps of Hilda and Graham Heap who trailed along the Prime Meridian and wrote a book about it. Well, four books to be precise. The guides use ordnance survey maps for easy route finding and are full of information about the places you might visit and stay at along the way. Good access by public transport makes it convenient to do the walks in sections.

The Greenwich Meridian Trail (GMT Walk) is a long-distance walk along the line of the Prime Meridian.

The walk starts at the splendid monument to King George V at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends, 273 miles later, on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire.  The walk is divided into four parts, each explained by a separate guidebook. You can find out more about Hilda and Graham and their books here: http://www.greenwichmeridiantrail.co.uk

The four bespoke book covers were designed from photos taken on the journey by www.goodcoverdesign.co.uk. Book cover design prices can also be found there.

Springtime is St George’s mushroom picking time

Go out mushroom picking

Now that the morels should be mostly gone and before the chantarelles are raising their pretty orange heads, it is time for the St George’s Mushroom to be found. Fruitbodies appear in April around St George’s Day on the 23rd of April, hence its name.

Calocybe gambosa is the Latin name and calocybe means pretty head, which describes this white to cream coloured mushroom perfectly. You find it on meadows and the edge of woodlands. It often grows in large fairy rings. It is of rather solid, even build and smells strongly of flower or cucumber. Gills are white and crowded and the spore print is also white.

St Georges Mushroom
Edible St Georges Mushroom – white or cream
St Georges Mushroom
Compact, solid build

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are poisonous mushrooms that look similar and grow around the same time. So always ask an expert, or leave well alone, if you are not an experienced mushroom picker. Just stick to this rule: If I can’t identify a mushroom with 100% certainty, I do not eat it!

Outdoor Great Britain

Outdoor Great Britain

Outdoor Great Britain
Great Britain has a lot of natural beauty. She suffered a lot for many centuries. Centuries ago the country was covered with forests, but sadly due to a focus on increasing monetary wealth, she lost it all.
In a strange twist in the evolution of men (and women), financial  greed places a focus on London. This  is helping nature around the country to recover. Go to places like Alston and you can literally see sheets of history exposing themselves on the banks of streams. From the times of the Romans exploiting Great Britain to the decades of cruel industrialisation. You can see trees recovering from the recent mining activities. They look as if they are breathing a sigh of relief that they can finally go back to growing to benefit us.