Some gadgets are good for painting with, while others are good for a fiery good time, but these five are definitely the coolest ride ’em creations we’ve come across. View them all after the break.

Wheelman

Wheelman is a new two-wheeled device that combines “the best of surfing, skating and skiing concept gears”.

It cruises along on spokeless wheels triggered by a 43cc 2-stroke engine. Drivers can easily fix in their feet into the wheels and drive it whilst standing upright. The oil holding capacity of the Wheelman is around one liter and delivers an hour and a half of smooth riding at a top speed of between 16-19mph, which is pumped via squeezing a pneumatic ball held in your hand. It steers with body and foot movements

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Balancing One-Wheeled Scooter

Built by Ben Smither, this one-wheeled scooter is “very similar to a snowboard to ride, requiring no user input other than the movement of your body mass.” Video demo after the jump.

Leaning forwards and backwards controls the velocity and moving your weight from heal to toe controls the turn radius. It’s easy and very intuitive to ride

Segway Centuar

The Segway Centaur is a concept that “combines proprietary dynamic stabilization technology with advanced propulsion and suspension systems, and an intuitive user interface to create a unique four-wheel device that is easily controllable on two or four wheels.”

Scarpar

The Scarpar is a futuristic board that “apparently gives you the best of snowboarding, surfing, skating and motocross”. It’s slated for a 2007 release. Pricing has not yet been announced. [Source]

Quakski

The Quadski by Gibbs Technologies is “the first commercially viable high-speed amphibian Quadbike/All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)”.

It’s capable of traveling up to 50 mph (72 kph) on land/water and makes the transition at the flick of a switch

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