Product: Skates
gyroscope for skating control   (+1)  [vote for, against]
strap a gyroscope to your back and increase your stability

A gyroscope (approx. diameter: 1ft, weight 8lb, variable spinning speed) powered by small electric motor. The gyroscope would be mounted within a plastic shell with aerodynamic exterior, comfortable backing and shoulder straps (would resemble a back pack).
-- xaviergisz, Mar 01 2004

Could it be hat-mounted?
-- Monkfish, Mar 01 2004

<raises hand> I wanna be the tester for this.
-- Letsbuildafort, Mar 02 2004

Based on the effect I've experienced just with a spinning bicycle wheel, I'm gonna guess that 8lbs might be excessive.
-- half, Mar 02 2004

Would certainly help with your posture.
-- Letsbuildafort, Mar 02 2004

random, halfbakery