Glide Ride Tours & Rentals Segway of Hawaii
by Alain Gayot
The Segway: everyone seems to know its name, although few people have experienced this curious device. These much-touted, futuristic machines had a tough beginning, but they are definitely here to stay. Besides applications including law enforcement and warehouse inventory control, beach communities are offering Segway experiences and Honolulu is no exception. It's a great way
to check out Waikiki.
Alan Rice, the official authorized dealer in the islands, runs a tour and rental operation along with his sales activities. If you have an extra $100 or so, you can treat yourself to a fun afternoon along the shores of the Pacific. You will learn how to master the device and about the history of Hawaii thanks to an expert tour guide…and you'll get a bit of exercise in the process. Tours start with a training session—usually one guide per five people maximum—and as soon as everyone is comfortable, it's off you go! There is a progressive approach to technical skills, and during
your ride you'll go from the easiest mode to the most challenging one. The Segways reach a maximum speed of 16 mph. Tours are conducted on basic machines, but at the end you will have a chance to jump on the more rugged X2. The Segway experience is totally fun, safe and well worth every penny.
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