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"Inspired by Iron Man": Company Creates "RocketSkates"

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    Forget walking or rollerblading -- how about rocket skating? Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required. Ian Cull reports. (Published Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014)

    Forget walking or rollerblading — how about rocket skating?

    California-based company Acton has developed electronically-powered skates that can propel the wearer up to 12 miles per hour — no pushing required.

    Founders said the idea was inspired by "Iron Man," "Inspector Gadget" and "The Jetsons."

    "The idea of just being able to slide around the urban environment is very exciting," said Peter Treadway, co-founder of Acton. "It's kind of like a magic carpet for your feet."

    The skates were released this week and sell for $500 a pair.