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Not Just A Tour…An Adventure!
Our tours combine the thrill of riding the Coolest Machine in the World with one of the most exclusive areas in the world. A perfect balance between fun and adventure with dashes of interesting facts along the way. The beautiful scenery and incredible landmarks are breathtaking as you effortlessly glide along on your own personal self balancing transporter. Our expertly trained guides will keep you entertained, laughing & safe along the way. No experience necessary. ANYONE can do it!
The Segway i2 – A Drastic Improvement in Technology
Between December 2001 when they first “rolled” out, and August 2006, all improvements in the Segway were fairly minor. Changes may have been cosmetic, or small improvements were made in the software, but basically the functionality was the same for the first five years. In August of 2006 the new Segway i2 debuted, with full LeanSteer™ technology perfected. You might be under the impression that the Segway PT (Personal Transporter) has been steered by leaning, but that is not actually the case. The new Segway i2 PT is the first incarnation to fully allow the rider to turn in any direction, simply by leaning that way.
All older models went forward by leaning forward, and backwards by leaning backward, but in order to turn left or right, the rider was required to turn a throttle-like control with the left hand. The Segway turned to the left if the rider turned (throttled) the control away from him/her, and the Segway turned to the right if the control was turned (throttled) toward the rider.
The degree to which this control, located on the left handlebar grip, was throttled, determined the intensity of the turn.
Why you don’t fall over
Although most riders developed proficiency with this control very quickly, many never fully adjusted to it. Motorcyclists, for example, frequently complained that it was counter intuitive to them. They had spent years used to the right hand throttle controlling the acceleration of their motorcycles. For them, attempting to ride the older Segways was a constant struggle with years of ingrained muscle memory. Many others had trouble as well. In a panic, many would attempt to turn away from danger by trying to turn the handlebar in that direction, forgetting that they needed to use the control in order to turn. Often this aggressive panic move would damage the weakest part of the old Segways, the steering column.
The perfected LeanSteer technology of the new Segway models has made control far easier. Now the Segway turns in whichever direction the rider leans, not just forward and backwards. To turn left or right on the new Segway i2, the rider simply leans left or right, with the intensity of the turn controlled by the severity of the lean.
Because it is far more intuitive to ride a Segway now, training times can be greatly reduced. This is an important consideration for anyone considering taking a Segway tour of a city. You personally may train very quickly and be ready to start the actual tour, but no good tour guide will embark until all riders demonstrate a sufficient degree of proficiency. This process is a lot quicker on the far more intuitive to ride Segway i2 units.
In addition, you are less likely to damage the Segway, or hurt yourself because you zigged when you meant to zag. This happens quite a bit with the old technology. With the new LeanSteer technology, you always zig when you mean to zig, and zag when you mean to zag. Thus, there are far less surprises, far less accidents, and far more satisfied customers when you tour with Palm Beach Segway Tours on our new i2 units. We encourage you to watch the SAFETY VIDEO before going on the tour.
Curious why you don’t fall over while standing still on, or riding a Segway? The Segway is truly a marvel of modern technology. It is the world’s first self-balancing human transporter. It uses a process called dynamic stabilization to keep you upright at all times. For a detailed explanation of this process, and for a hint into the science behind the technology, please click on the following link:
Segway PT (Personal Transporter) Rider Requirements
Must be 14 years of age and up, guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Riders must be between 5′ and 6’5″ tall.
Weigh between 100 and 265 pounds.
Be able to easily and quickly step off the Segway PT without assistance which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without assistance or use of a handrail.
Wear the safety helmet provided at all times.
Sign the Get Wet Segway Tours liability waiver.
Respect signs, pedestrians, bikes and pets for a safe enjoyable ride.
It is important to note that the Segway PT has not been designed, tested, or approved as a medical device. We do not offer discounts for Children or Seniors
Get Wet Segway Tours has successfully completed corporate and group events for companies such as: Chick-fil-a, American Express, Prudential, Sherwin Williams, Comcast, Bank of America, Cato Institute, BeQuick Software, The Breakers Resort, Four Seasons Resort, & many other local and national organizations. We have experience with groups as small as 8 or as many as 100+ persons. We have several options for any budget and can host events either on site or off site.
We can come to you!
Get Wet Segway Tours can customize an event at almost any location which includes not only the Segway Personal Transporters but also members of our highly experienced and professional staff. Whether it’s an event or party, product launch, training course, conference, or just a fun new way to say thank you; Get Wet Segway Tours is the perfect way to host a an event on site with a worry free and enjoyable experience for all! We bring Segway PT’s anywhere you’re holding an event, plus you can invite us as an extra-special addition at any other primary activity you’re doing – Amazing Races, Ropes Courses, a day at the Races or a Corporate Golf Day, and more.
We can host your event here!
Just steps from our office, we have great outdoor and indoor facilities that can accommodate groups right near downtown in the heart of it all! With several options ranging from Segway sports and competitions to mini tours and demos we have everything you need right here at our facilities. Get Wet Segway Tours will make sure your event is one everyone will be talking about for a long time!
Just a few of our group offerings include but are not limited to:
Private Tours 8+ Guests
Mini Tours For Larger Groups
Segway Relays Great for Teambuilding
Demo Courses Learn to Segway
Real Estate Tours
And Much More!