The Self Balancing Electric Unicycle (also known as a one wheel hover board) is a fairly new and interesting form of transportation. Other one wheel hover board owners ride them just for fun or as a hobby. Most standard one wheeled electric scooters come with a single wheel, which is usually between 12 inches and 16 inches in diameter, some come with massive 18″ wheels. That’s why some people call it the new one wheel hoverboard.
The user steps onto a simple but effective narrow platform on both sides of the wheel, and moves by simply shifting his or her weight forwards and backward. While most hoverboards come with up to 8 inch wheels, they are commonly used just for a fun ride around the mall. As a one wheel hover board comes with a torquey powerful motor and the one wheeled electric design with up to 18 inch wheels make one wheeled electric scooters a real option to commute to work or to do a bit of off roading.
Top 3 Advantages Of A One Wheel Hover Board Over A Hoverboard
The Overall Speed Of a One Wheel Balance Board
Did you know that the fastest motorized uniwheel is the GotWay MSuper? The Gotway MSuper has a max speed of 22mph. Now that’s pee your pants fast!
Now when you compare that with the usual 6.2mph max speed of a 6.5″ or 7″ wheel hoverboard the difference is mind blowing!
The Best Electric Unicycle Has The Ability To Go Off Road.
When you add just one big wheel and a powerful motor on a self balance one wheel it provides you the ability to ride on dirt, grass, gravel, and pretty much any surface you can imagine. A 10-inch wheel hoverboard may manage some rough terrain, but smaller wheeleed hoverboards will work only on smooth surfaces.
Climbing Up And Down Curbs And Even Stairs On Your One Wheel Hover Board
The larger the wheel of your one wheel hover board, the bigger the obstacles you can overcome. With a bit of practice, people have managed to go up flights of stairs on a self balance one wheel. How Impressive is that?
Disadvantages Of One Wheeled Electric Scooters Over Hoverboards?
One of the main disadvantages when riding a unicycle hoverboard is that they are considerably harder to ride than a standard 2 wheel hoverboard. It takes a lot of practice and hard work to learn how to ride a one wheel hover board properly. You will most likely end up with a few bumps and bruises before you master your one wheeled electric scooters.
Many experienced users actually recommend buying a cheap unicycle to learn first and then invest in a more expensive, more advanced unicycle later on. We absolutely agree, with our first unicycle ending up really roughed up.
Another great option is to use these rubber bumper strips, these are made specifically to protect your one wheel balance board. All you do is wrap the areas that take the most abuse. They are also extremely easy to take off once you master your electric unicycle. These rubber bumper strips are also useful as knee pads or other protective body gear.
Most Electric Unicycles are normally in the 30lbs+ range which is substantially heavier than a standard hoverboard.
Another disadvantage is that it can get quite uncomfortable. Being on an electric unicycle for extended periods of time will most likely start hurting your feet after a while. Standard hoverboards overall are a lot easier on your feet.
The Top 5 Best Electric Unicycles Of 2017?
#4: Inmotion Mohawk V3 Unicycle (Blue)
#5: Inventist Orbitwheel One Wheeled Electric Skates
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