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Old 12-30-2014, 05:48 PM
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Kids Today Get All the Good Stuff

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Meh, i went faster than 10mph in my bigwheel going downhill with my feet up. I looked cooler too.

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Old 12-30-2014, 06:12 PM
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:45 PM
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Parents know how much the battery burden is on them things, ask me how I know. This might be why electric cars never got competitive
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:13 PM
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Meh, i went faster than 10mph in my bigwheel going downhill with my feet up. I looked cooler too.



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Lucky you get power wheels. Mine was pedal powered back in the day.

A friend texted me the other day, her friend's son's car is an SLR model with iPhone/aux in hookup. Curious what kind of conversation they had during the design of this kid's ride.
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Lucky you get power wheels. Mine was pedal powered back in the day.

A friend texted me the other day, her friend's son's car is an SLR model with iPhone/aux in hookup. Curious what kind of conversation they had during the design of this kid's ride.
I saw one at Toys R Us with a built in stereo, auxillary port and a karaoke machine. I guess we're starting distracted driving young?

Target was selling mini electric G-wagons for $199 this Christmas. My 21 month old is getting close to needing one to get around.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:09 PM
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Lol, great picture.

The plastic wheels on the big wheel were the greatest play invention ever IMO. Get it up to speed, cut the wheel, and do a killer 180 or 360, until you have 4 plastic discs instead of 2 wheels.

I remember hitting a curb flipping a big wheel and tearing the arm off my new shirt at the time. The electric power wheel things were also fun once you busted out the electric stuff so it would roll as fast as it could. Center of gravity on those things are too high though. Lots easier to flip
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I saw one at Toys R Us with a built in stereo, auxillary port and a karaoke machine. I guess we're starting distracted driving young?
Signs of the times…

Guess it's up to us new parents to teach them how to do it right. Like in the movie Grown Ups.
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Old 12-31-2014, 03:54 AM
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Huh you're all lucky you had something to ride on.

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Old 12-31-2014, 09:22 AM
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Lol, great picture.

The plastic wheels on the big wheel were the greatest play invention ever IMO. Get it up to speed, cut the wheel, and do a killer 180 or 360, until you have 4 plastic discs instead of 2 wheels.

I remember hitting a curb flipping a big wheel and tearing the arm off my new shirt at the time. The electric power wheel things were also fun once you busted out the electric stuff so it would roll as fast as it could. Center of gravity on those things are too high though. Lots easier to flip
They taught me the how-to and value of controlled e-brake use!

We had quite the grave yard of Big Wheels with spent drive and rear wheels to use as parts vehicles. Occasionally a good front half would be matched with a good rear half by a piece of 2x6 for some limo action but usually we were just swapping out wheels to keep doing what they were designed to do.

I still remember the disappointment of wearing out a rear wheel, especially with the first gen wheels that were the thinner plastic and more squared-off. And the thunk-thunk-thunk of the flat spot or two on virtually every drive wheel before the halves would separate.
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Huh you're all lucky you had something to ride on.

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