#1 6-20-2017 8:38 PM

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Suitcase Wobble Solution

Article from New Scientist (21 June, 2017):

Walk really fast to stop a wobbly suitcase

 

#2 6-20-2017 9:22 PM

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Re: Suitcase Wobble Solution

Brian, I've used that trick for a few years.  I never saw a study, but will agree that a couple fast strides will settle the bag down.

But for those with short legs, disabilities or the unfortunately uncoordinated who would trip on their own feet if they tried to walk too fast - packing such that the heaviest of items are at the base of the bag, at the wheels will help.  And simply forcing your walking rhythm to not include swaying of the arm - a steady arm will mitigate the start of a wobble.

 

#3 6-20-2017 11:54 PM

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Re: Suitcase Wobble Solution

I've always settled for a swift kick between the wheels myself wink

 

#4 6-21-2017 9:01 AM

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Re: Suitcase Wobble Solution

My problem is that the wheelie bag won't sit straight and falls over

 

#5 6-21-2017 9:21 AM

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Re: Suitcase Wobble Solution

Hmmm interesting, I haven't figured it out

 

#6 7-28-2017 12:20 AM

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Re: Suitcase Wobble Solution

Didn't know it is a trick but I usually walk fast when hauling my suitcase.

 

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