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Minnesota Rollerblade inventor hangs on to another idea

The Minnesota man who invented Rollerblades rolls out a new product. Scott Olson’s new SkyRide invention is an outdoor exercise machine rides on a single overhead track.
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The Minnesota man who invented Rollerblades rolls out a new product. Scott Olson’s new SkyRide invention is an outdoor exercise machine rides on a single overhead track.

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