A scooter is a type of motorcycle with a step-through frame and a platform for the rider's feet. Elements of scooter design were present in some of the earliest motorcycles, scooters have been made since 1914 or earlier. Scooter development continued in the United States between the World Wars; the global popularity of motor scooters dates from the post-World War II introductions of the Vespa and Lambretta models in Italy. These scooters were intended to provide economical personal transportation; the original layout is still used in this application. Maxi-scooters, with larger engines from 250 to 850 cc have been developed for Western markets. Scooters are popular for personal transportation due to being more affordable, easy to operate, more convenient to park and store than a car. Licensing requirements for scooters are easier and cheaper than for cars in most parts of the world, insurance is cheaper; the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines a motor scooter is a motorcycle similar to a kick scooter with a seat, a floorboard, small or low wheels.
The United States Department of Transportation defines a scooter as a motorcycle that has a platform for the operator's feet or has integrated footrests, has a step-through architecture. The classic scooter design features a flat floorboard for the rider's feet; this design is possible because most scooter engines and drive systems are attached to the rear axle or under the seat. Unlike a conventional motorcycle, in which the engine is mounted on the frame, most modern scooters allow the engine to swing with the rear wheel, while most vintage scooters and some newer retro models have an axle-mounted engine. Modern scooters starting from late-1980s use a continuously variable transmission, while older ones use a manual transmission with the gearshift and clutch control built into the left handlebar. Scooters feature bodywork, including a front leg shield and body that conceals all or most of the mechanicals. There is some integral storage space, either under the seat, built into the front leg shield, or both.
Scooters have varying engine displacements and configurations ranging from 50 cc single-cylinder to 850 cc twin-cylinder models. Traditionally, scooter wheels are smaller than conventional motorcycle wheels and are made of pressed steel or cast aluminum alloy, bolt on and are interchangeable between front and rear; some scooters carry a spare wheel. Many recent scooters use conventional front forks with the front axle fastened at both ends. Most jurisdictions do not differentiate between motorcycles. For all legal purposes in the United States of America, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends using the term motorcycle for all of these vehicles. However, while NHTSA excludes the term motor scooter from legal definition, it proceeds, in the same document, to give detailed instructions on how to import a small motor scooter; the emissions of mopeds and scooters have been the subject of multiple studies. Studies have found that two-stroke 50 cc mopeds and without catalytic converters, emit ten to thirty times more hydrocarbons and particulate emissions than the outdated Euro 3 automobile standards.
In the same study, four-stroke mopeds and without catalytic converters, emitted three to eight times the hydrocarbons and particulate emissions than the Euro 3 automobile standards. Approximate parity with automobiles was achieved with NOx emissions in these studies. Emissions performance was unaffected by fuel economy. In 2011 the United States Environmental Protection Agency allowed motorcycles and mopeds with engine displacements less than 280 cc to emit ten times the NOx and six times the CO than the median Tier II bin 5 automobile regulations. An additional air quality challenge can arise from the use of moped and scooter transportation over automobiles, as a higher density of two-wheeled vehicles can be supported by existing transportation infrastructure. Scooter-like traits began to develop in motorcycle designs around the 1900s. In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller in Munich, Germany produced the first motorcycle, available for purchase, their motorcycle had a step-through frame, with its fuel tank mounted on the down tube, its parallel two-cylinder engine mounted low on the frame, its cylinders mounted in line with the frame.
It had a radiator built into the top of the rear fender. It became the first mass-produced and publicly sold powered two-wheel vehicle, among the first powered by its engine rather than foot pedals. Maximum speed was 40 km/h; the rear wheel was driven directly by rods from the pistons in a manner similar to the drive wheels of steam locomotives. Only a few hundred such bikes were built, the high price and technical difficulties made the venture a financial failure for both Wolfmüller and his financial backer, Hildebrand. In France, the Auto-Fauteuil was introduced in 1902; this was a step-through motorcycle with an armchair instead of a traditional saddle. Production continued until 1922. Predecessors to the scooter The Motoped entered production in 1915, is believed to be the first motor scooter, they were followed that year by the Autoped, whose engine was engaged by pushing the handlebar column forward and whose brake was engaged by pulling the column back. Autopeds were made in Long Island, New York from 1915 to 1921, were made under licence by Krupp in Germany from 1919 to 1922, following World War I.
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The Gerridae are a family of insects in the order Hemiptera known as water striders, water skeeters, water bugs, pond skaters, water skippers, or jesus bugs. Consistent with the classification of the Gerridae as true bugs, gerrids have mouthparts evolved for piercing and sucking, distinguish themselves by having the unusual ability to walk on water, making them pleuston animals, they are anatomically built to transfer their weight to be able to run on top of the water's surface. As a result, one could find water striders present in any pond, river, or lake. Over 1,700 species of gerrids have been described, 10% of them being marine. While 90% of the Gerridae are freshwater bugs, the oceanic Halobates makes the family quite exceptional among insects; the genus Halobates was first studied between 1822 and 1883 when Buchanan-White collected several different species during the Challenger Expedition. Around this time, Eschscholtz discovered three species of the Gerridae, bringing attention to the species, though little of their biology was known.
Since the Gerridae have been continuously studied due to their ability to walk on water and unique social characteristics. Small gerrids have been confused with the other semiaquatic bugs, the Veliidae; the most consistent characteristic used to separate these two families are internal genitalia differences. Since internal genitalia require specific training and tools to identify, it is impossible to tell a member of the Gerridae apart from a member of the Veliidae by external visual cues. One must study their habitat and behaviors to properly differentiate the two without looking at their specific anatomy; the family Gerridae is physically characterized by having hydrofuge hairpiles, retractable preapical claws, elongated legs and body. Hydrofuge hairpiles are small, hydrophobic microhairs; these are tiny hairs with more than one thousand microhairs per mm. The entire body is covered by these hairpiles, providing the water strider resistance to splashes or drops of water; these hairs repel the water.
They are small, long-legged insects and the body length of most species is between 2 and 12 mm. A few are between 25 mm. Among widespread genera, the North Hemisphere Aquarius includes the largest species exceeding 12 mm, at least among females, the largest species averaging about 24 mm. Females average larger than males of their own species, but it appears to be reversed in the largest species, the poorly known Gigantometra gigas of streams in northern Vietnam and adjacent southern China, it reaches a body length of about 36 mm in wingless males and 32 mm in winged females. In this species each middle and hind leg can surpass 10 cm. Water striders have two antennae with four segments on each. Antennal segments are numbered from closest to the head to farthest; the antennae have short, stiff bristles in segment III. Relative lengths of the antennae segments can help identify unique species within the family Gerridae, but in general, segment I is longer and stockier than the remaining three; the four segments combined are no longer than the length of the water strider head.
The thorax of water striders is long and small in size. It ranges from 1.6 mm to 3.6 mm long across the species, with some bodies more cylindrical or rounder than others. The pronotum, or outer layer of the thorax, of the water strider can be either shiny or dull depending on the species, covered with microhairs to help repel water; the abdomen of a water strider can have several segments and contains both the metasternum and omphalium. Gerridae have front and back legs; the front legs have preapical claws adapted to puncture prey. Preapical claws are claws that are not at the end of the leg, but rather halfway through, like mantids; the middle legs are longer than the first pair and shorter than the last pair and are adapted for propulsion through the water. The hind pair is the longest and is used for spreading weight over a large surface area, as well as steering the bug across the surface of the water; the front legs are attached just posterior to the eyes, while the middle legs are attached closer to the back legs which attach midthorax but extend beyond the terminal end of the body.
Some water striders have wings present on the dorsal side of their thorax, while other species of Gerridae do not Halobates. Water striders experience wing length polymorphism that has affected their flight ability and evolved in a phylogenetic manner where populations are either long-winged, wing-dimorphic, or short-winged. Wing dimorphism consists of summer gerrid populations evolving different length wings than winter populations within the same species. Habitats with rougher waters are to hold gerrids with shorter wings, while habitats with calm waters are to hold long-winged gerrids; this is due to potential for damage of the wings and ability for dispersal. Wing polymorphism is important to the dispersal of the Gerridae; the ability for one brood to have young with wings and the next not allows water striders to adapt to changing environments. Long, medium and nonexistent wing forms are all necessary depending on the environment and season. Long wings allow for flight to a neighboring water body when one gets too crowded, but they can get wet and weigh a water strider down.
Short wings limit how far a gerrid can disperse. Nonexistent wings prevent a gerrid from being weighed down, but prevent dispers
Scoot Tigerair Pte Ltd, operating as Scoot, is a Singaporean low-cost airline owned by Singapore Airlines through its subsidiary Budget Aviation Holdings. It launched flights in June 2012 on medium and long-haul routes from Singapore, predominantly to China and India. Scoot's fleet consisted of Boeing 777 aircraft obtained from Singapore Airlines; the airline began to transition its fleet to Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from 2015. On 25 July 2017, Tigerair was merged into Scoot using Tigerair's air operator's certificate but retaining the'Scoot' brand. With the change of AOC, the airline's IATA code was changed from TZ to TR, its ICAO code was changed from SCO to TGW used by Tigerair, its head office is at Singapore Changi Airport. In May 2011, Singapore Airlines announced its intention to establish a low-cost subsidiary airline for medium and long-haul routes. In July 2011, Singapore Airlines announced Campbell Wilson as the founding CEO of the new airline. On 1 November 2011, the airline was named "Scoot".
In 2012, Scoot announced that its IATA code would change from OQ to TZ. On 4 June 2012, Scoot began its first flight from Singapore to Sydney Airport in Australia. On 12 June 2012, Scoot started flying to its second Australian destination. On 24 October 2012, Scoot announced that its parent company Singapore Airlines would be transferring the 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners they had ordered to Scoot to replace their current fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft and help with its ongoing expansion and future growth. Scoot began to consider having a mixed fleet of different variants of the Boeing 787 instead of having an all Boeing 787-9 fleet. On 26 October 2012, Scoot announced that passengers can now purchase "Interline" tickets with Tigerair. On 31 January 2013, Scoot announced it would increase its fleet by taking delivery of a fifth Boeing 777-200 by the end of May or early June, to add two or three more routes to the network; the airline introduced ScooTV, an inflight entertainment streaming service for passengers and iPads for rent.
On 21 March 2013, Scoot announced. The route was be the first low-cost flight between Singapore and Seoul, as part of the launch campaign, Scoot allowed customers to determine the launch fares through a social media campaign; the next day, Scoot announced that the 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners they have on order would be for 10 Boeing 787-8 and 10 Boeing 787-9. On 12 June 2013, Scoot started its Singapore-Taipei-Seoul flight. On 15 November 2013, Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Hong Kong, which would increase to daily services in December 2013; that December, Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Perth. In September 2014, Scoot announced that it would introduce the B787-9 in Sydney and Hong Kong from 29 March 2015. Bangkok and Gold Coast would follow in late April, destinations Tianjin Binhai International Airport and Qingdao are due to follow in May. On 9 December 2014, Scoot announced that it would launch services from Singapore to Melbourne from 1 November 2015 using Boeing 787 aircraft.
On 16 December 2014, Scoot announced its new long haul carrier in Thailand, NokScoot, a joint venture between Scoot and Nok Air. The new airline started commercial flights from Bangkok's Don Mueang airport in the second half of 2014. Nok Air owns 51% of NokScoot while Scoot takes the remaining 49%. On 2 February 2015, Scoot took delivery of the first of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners; the aircraft was deployed on the Singapore-Perth route. It was operated on the Singapore-Hong Kong route the next day; as Scoot continues to take deliveries of the Boeing 787, the airline has phased out all six of its aging Boeing 777 aircraft acquired from Singapore Airlines. Scoot would begin to transition to an all Boeing 787 fleet. On completion of the transition, Scoot would operate a total of 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. In July 2015, parent company Singapore Airlines announced that Scoot suffered an operating loss of S$20 million during the first quarter of the 2015 financial year and achieved a load factor of 81.4%.
On 15 October 2015, Singapore Airlines announced that Scoot would replace its existing Singapore to Jeddah service via Dubai and launch direct services between Singapore and Jeddah. The new flights commenced on 1 May 2016 after regulatory approvals. In April 2016, Scoot announced its intention to start flights to three Indian cities: Amritsar and Jaipur, subject to regulatory approvals. Scoot announced its intention to fly to additional cities across the country in the event that the Indian aviation sector is liberalised to allow for more than 15 cities to be served by any one airline company. Scoot's parent company, Singapore Airlines, would serve the maximum number of 15 cities allowed after the commencement of Scoot's services to the country. On 16 May 2016, Scoot joined Value Alliance. On 18 May 2016, Singapore Airlines established Budget Aviation Holdings, a holding company to own and manage its budget airlines Scoot and Tiger Airways following the delisting of Tiger Airways from the Singapore stock exchange.
On 4 November 2016, Singapore Airlines announced. It would allow both airlines to achieve synergies in fare costs and revenue and operate under the same Air operator's certificate or AOC; the rebranding did not affect joint-ventures Tigerair Tigerair Taiwan. Tigerair Australia is 100% owned by Virgin Australia. Tigerair Taiwan is co-owned by China Airlines (80
A mobility scooter is a mobility aid equivalent to a wheelchair but configured like a motorscooter. It is referred to as a power-operated vehicle/scooter or electric scooter as well. A mobility scooter has a seat over three, four or now five wheels, a flat area or foot plates for the feet, handlebars or a delta-style steering arrangement in front to turn one, two or three steerable wheels; the seat may swivel to allow access. Mobility scooters are battery powered. A battery or two is stored on board the scooter and is charged via an onboard or separate battery charger unit from standard electric power. Gasoline-powered scooters may be available in some countries, though they are being replaced by electric models. User-powered propelled by a lever used in a push-pull rowing motion to provide exercise and mobility at the same time; the tiller, with forward/reverse directions and speed controls, is the steering column central at the front of the scooter. The tiller may contain other features for example, a speed limiter, lighting controls and turn signals.
A battery use indicator is often included. Forward/reverse direction can be controlled by finger controls, or a switch. There are two types of mobility scooters: rear-wheel drive; the front-wheel drive is a smaller device and is best used indoors. Rider weight capacity is a minimum of 170 pounds upwards to 980 pounds maximum; the rear-wheel drive is used both indoors and outdoors with rider weight capacity of 350 pounds. A heavy duty rear-drive can carry up to varying by manufacturer; the first crude mobility scooter was introduced in 1954 and was billed by Sears as an electric wheelchair, but it had more in common with mobility scooter with its large seat, extra large battery capacity and three-wheel design. It was not a commercial success. Mobility scooters come in various types: User powered, light manual scooters for travel, without battery or motor, user powered propelled by a CLD in a push-pull rowing motion to provide mobility and exercise at the same time. Small, light scooters for travel, which fold or are disassembled into smaller parts for transport.
Slow and steady, used for shopping in other places. Mid-range mobility scooters have a speed of about 5 to 7 mph. Assistive and small sit-down electric mobility scooters provide important advantages to people with mobility problems throughout the world. A scooter is useful for persons without the stamina or arm/shoulder flexibility necessary to use a manual wheelchair. Swiveling the seat of an electric scooter is easier than moving the foot supports on most conventional wheelchairs. A mobility scooter is helpful for persons with systemic or whole-body disabling conditions who are still able to stand and walk a few steps, sit upright without torso support, control the steering tiller. A major selling point of mobility scooters for many users is that they do not look like a wheelchair, disability still being seen by many as shameful. Mobility scooters are in general more affordable than powered wheelchairs, leading to them being procured as a cheaper alternative. Manufacturers have been modifying the appearance of scooters to appeal to users.
There are now mobility scooters which look like short, small cars, others that look much like motorcycles. While a mobility scooter eliminates much of the manual strength problems of an unpowered wheelchair, its tiller steering mechanism still requires upright posture and hand strength, some upper-body mobility and strength; the arm-rest mounted. Scooters have fewer options for body support, such as head or leg rests, they are designed for ease of patient transfer from seat to bed. Other drawbacks include longer length, which limits their turning radius and ability to use some lifts or wheelchair-designed access technologies such as kneeling bus lifts; the longer length may make it difficult to reach door-opener buttons or doorknobs. Some mobility scooter have low ground clearance which can make it difficult to navigate certain obstacles, such as travelling in cities without proper curb cuts. Navigating in restricted spaces, whether in the home or in public spaces and buildings can be a problem.
While new public buildings are designed with accessibility features, at least in North America, the longer length and wider turning radius may make it difficult to use them. This is a greater problem in older buildings which may have had to make compromises in retrofitting accessibility aids. For example, an elevator or lift may be adequate for a wheelchair, but too short for a mobility scooter. Hallways may be too narrow to make a right-angle turn. Or the "privacy" wall in most washrooms may restrict the entry so that the scooter cannot maneuver around it; the weight minimum and limitations may be cause for concern as well with the minimum weight requirement being 170 lbs and the maximum being between 250-400 pounds depending on the make. These limitations may prevent some disabled individuals from using scooters. In addition, scooter limitations may vary depending on manufacturer. A limitation of one make/model does not carry over to all. Individual needs may affect the suitability of a particular model.
Four-wheel scooters have a larger turning radius in general, than a three-wheel scooter. In parti
Ryan Joseph "Scooter" Gennett is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers. On June 6, 2017, he became the 17th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a single game. Gennett was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 16th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Sarasota High School in Sarasota, Florida. Gennett represented the Brewers at the 2012 All-Star Futures Game. Less than a year on June 3, 2013, he was recalled from the Nashville Sounds, made his major league debut against the Oakland Athletics. Gennett collected his first major league hit, a single to right-center, in the bottom of the ninth inning, off of pitcher Jesse Chavez, on June 5. Gennett hit his first major league home run on June 14, against Bronson Arroyo, in his birthplace of Cincinnati. Gennett was the left-handed part of a Milwaukee second base platoon in 2014; the platoon ranked fourth in the National League in Wins Above Replacement at the All-Star Break.
Gennett did well against right-handed pitching, but keeping with what became problematic for him as he moved up through the minors, he struggled against same-handed opponents with only four hits and one walk in 37 plate appearances versus lefties through the All-Star Break. On June 25, 2014, against the Washington Nationals, Gennett hit his first career grand slam off Stephen Strasburg, he finished the season in the majors. After Weeks departed, Gennett started for the Brewers for the start of the 2015 season on Opening Day. In the game, he was the Brewers' primary second baseman, he started the season batting below.200 before going on the 15-day disabled list after cutting his hand in the shower. He was sent down to the new Brewers AAA team. After spending about one month in the minors, he was recalled to the majors. Gennett and the Brewers avoided salary arbitration on December 3, 2016, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.525 million contract for 2017. On March 28, 2017, Gennett was claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.
On April 3, 2017, Gennett hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth on Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies. On June 6, 2017, Gennett hit a record-tying four home runs and had a career-high 10 RBI against the St. Louis Cardinals, he is the 17th player in MLB history and first in Reds history to hit four home runs in a game, the seventh to hit home runs in four consecutive at bats in the same game. In the same game, he set a club record with 17 total bases. On August 14, 2017, Gennett pitched one inning, he became the second player in MLB history to hit their 20th home run of the season in the same game they pitched in. For the season, Gennett established his best career offensive season, hitting 27 home runs along with 97 RBIs and a.295 batting average. Batting.326 with 14 home runs and 58 RBIs, Gennett was named to the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Gennett hit a game-tying 2-run home run off Edwin Díaz, but the N. L. lost to the A.
L. 8–6. He finished the season with 23 home runs, 92 RBIs, a.310 average that ranked second in the National League. Gennett gained his nickname Scooter from the character "Scooter" on the show "Muppet Babies" after a childhood incident with the police; as a child, he would remove his seat-belt while traveling in the car, angering his mother. His mother took Scooter to a police station to attempt to scare him into keeping the seat-belt on; when the policeman asked Gennett his name, he replied'Scooter'. He replied,'The Muppets', has gone by that name since. In 2017 Scooter was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award for his efforts with the Athletes Brand charity campaign titled "K Poverty." Athletes Brand and Food for the Hungry partnered with Major League Baseball Players to help end poverty in the Dominican Republic. List of Major League Baseball single-game home run leaders List of Major League Baseball single-game runs batted in leaders Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Scooter Gennett on Twitter
An ice boat is a boat or purpose-built framework similar in functional design to a sail boat but fitted with skis or runners and designed to run over ice instead of through water. Ice yachting is the sport of racing iceboats. Sail-able ice is known in the sport as "hard water" versus sailing on liquid or "soft" water. A related sport, land sailing, utilizes a configuration with an iceboat-like fuselage or frame equipped with wheels instead of runners. Iceboats used for racing are only for one person, but several classes of two-seat and multiple-seat iceboats are more or less common. On some boats, a "side car" can be fitted to take others along for a ride. Traditional iceboats from before the late 19th century were used for transportation of goods and racing; these boats reached lengths of 30 to 50 feet and were sometimes transported between sites on rail cars. Ice sailing was first developed in Europe. In America, it was done in several locations where the sport continues today. Many active ice sailing clubs are thriving in the northern States and Canadian Provinces, including on the Hudson River.
Some of the older large "stern steerer" iceboats can seat several in their "baskets." Several of these boats raced today. The Northwest Ice Yacht Association sponsors an annual regatta that includes classes for these boats; this annual regatta celebrated its 100th anniversary. The first iceboat in America is attributed to Oliver Booth in 1790 at Poughkeepsie, NY; this craft was a small triangular box with two runners affixed to the front and a steering runner at the rear. One unique type of ice boat has its history in wide, scow-like vessels used in the 1800s for transportation across a mixed passage transitioning over sea-ice and open water. Wildly sailed by adjusting main and jib sail trim only, these boats had no rudder. Parallel rails were mounted like multiple sled runners; these early vessels were capable of and daringly traversing both open water and jumping onto stretches of ice and were used for winter transportation to and from lighthouses and for ice fishing. In 1869, one of the largest ice yachts was built for racing on the frozen Hudson River, called the Icicle.
That boat raced the railroad which ran alongside the Hudson. The first iceboats were adaptations of regular sailing boats, with a wooden plank fastened cross-wise at the front having a fixed runner at each end, a steering runner attached to the bottom of the rudder at the stern; these early ice sailing vessels led to the development of boats designed for racing on ice. These "stern-steerer" iceboats were rigged as sloops, with a jib sail forward of the mast, although the catboat style with a single sail was used; the traditional stern-steerer boats were replaced by front steering boats in the 1930s, following the development of this style by Walter Beauvois of Williams Bay, Wisconsin in a boat named the Beau Skeeter. This boat led to the "Skeeter" class, the Skeeter Ice Boat Club formed on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin; the Skeeter class adopted the logo of a mosquito on their sail, has evolved into a efficient aerodynamically clean machine. While the large stern-steerers could have up to 600 square feet of sail, the Skeeter class is limited to just 75 square feet of sail.
In 1937, The Detroit News sponsored a new home-buildable ice boat design, which became the International DN. In 1968 Dick Slates of Pewaukee, Wisconsin built the Nite with two wooden prototypes; the design was refined and fiberglass production began in 1970. Modern iceboats designs are supported by three skate blades called "runners" supporting a triangular or cross-shaped frame with the steering runner in front. Runners are made of iron or steel and sharpened to a fine edge, most cut to an angled edge of 90 degrees, which holds onto the ice, preventing slippage sideways from the lateral force of the wind developed by the sails. Once the lateral force has been countered by the runner edge, the remaining force of "sail-lift" vacuums the boat forward with significant power; that power increases as the speed of the boat increases, allowing the boat to go much faster than the wind. The only seeming limitations to iceboat speed are windage, the camber of the sail shape, strength of construction, quality of the ice surface and the level of skill and fearlessness of the sailor.
Iceboats can sail as close as 7 degrees off the apparent wind. Modern designs of iceboats are efficient, utilizing aerodynamic designs and low friction, can achieve speeds as high as ten times the wind speed in good conditions. International DN iceboats achieve speeds of 48 knots while racing, speeds as high as 59 knots have been recorded. Skeeters and older large stern-steerer iceboats can exceed 90 knots; the rumored, but unconfirmed, top speed of an iceboat is over 130 knots. One reference to a timed run on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin reported an "E-Skeeter" as having reached 137 knots; the same reference reported clocking a DN 60 iceboat on a closed course over black ice on Green Bay, Wisconsin at 94 knots. The stern-steerer Debutaunte rebuilt, was timed over a measured mile at 124 knots on the i
Kenneth Edward Bailey, better known by his stage name Young Scooter, is an American rapper, affiliated with Freebandz and 1017 Brick Squad Records and CEO of his own label Black Migo Gang. Scooter grew to prominence in 2012 after releasing a number of successful mixtapes and collaborating with notable rappers such as Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and Chief Keef, his mixtape Street Lottery received positive reviews and was certified gold on popular mixtape site DatPiff. It was placed at number 24 on SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013. Scooter was born in South Carolina; when he was nine, his family moved to the Kirkwood Community of Atlanta, GA. In 2008, after he was charged with drug trafficking, he decided to start pursuing a career in music. Scooter is a childhood friend with fellow Atlanta rapper Future. While his first mixtape Plug Talkin didn't receive much attention, with his second release Finessin and Flexin' he made a name for himself collaborating with major artists Future and Waka Flocka Flame.
Scooter put out 2 more mixtapes in 2012 – Married to the Streets and Voice of the Streetz, featuring production from Zaytoven, DJ Spinz, Nard & B, Da Honorable C. N. O. T. E. and guest verses by Alley Boy. Scooter's real breakthrough came in January 2013. SPIN named it "Rap release of the week" and XXL featured it on its "Best mixtapes of January" list. Eric Diep of XXL called Scooter "one of the hottest street rappers coming out of Atlanta" and wrote that tracks like the single "Colombia" and "Street Lottery" are "proof of his undeniable talent"; the tape was a viral success gaining over 100,000 downloads on DatPiff. The official video for "Colombia", directed by Decatur Dan, premiered on MTV on January 31; the song became a hit in the south in Scooter's hometown Atlanta. Brandon Soderberg of SPIN classified it as a mix of Rick Ross' "Hustlin'" and Future's "Tony Montana". By the end of the month, an official remix with rappers Rick Ross and Gucci Mane was released. Lil Wayne covered the song for his mixtape Dedication 5.
The rapper's recent success prompted OnSmash to state "the buzz for Scooter is at an all-time high." On April 8, Scooter was arrested for violation of parole. Scooter's collaboration mixtape with Gucci Mane Free Bricks 2 was released on February 28, 2013. On August 29, 2013, Young Scooter released his mixtape From The Cell Block To Your Block, featuring guest appearances from Future, Gucci Mane, Wale, YG, Lil Boosie and Lil Phat, among others. Scooter is known for his freestyle type of rapping, without writing down his lyrics to Gucci Mane, he has defined his style as "count music," and explained it in an interview with Complex: "I don't care what I say on a beat as long as it's about some money. When you try to think hard and write it out, that's when it's gonna be fucked up."Scooter's lyrical themes are about money and drugs. David Drake of Complex compared his "populist, kingpin rapping" to that of Young Jeezy, although he noted that Scooter doesn't have the "all-encompassing grandiosity" of his fellow Atlanta rapper.
Scooter is influenced by famous hip-hop artists such as 50 Cent and Diddy. Young Scooter was arrested for probation violation during a traffic stop in DeKalb County, Georgia, on April 8, 2013. According to HipHopDX, Scooter shared a jail cell with frequent collaborator Gucci Mane, arrested for probation violation on April 12, 2013. Scooter spent six months behind bars before being released in mid-October 2013. On March 2, 2015, Young Scooter was released off probation. Young Scooter on Twitter