Skateboards? Schmateboards. The Magic Wheel is where it's at - Tech Digest
If Tony Hawk had been born in Victorian times, he'd have shunned the Penny Farthing in favour of a Magic Wheel. If, er, the Magic Wheel had also been invented in Victorian times (which it wasn't). It's basically a big wheel with a board attached: you put the wheel between your legs, put one foot on the board, and shove yourself along with the other foot.