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How Does it work?
ΤThe E-Unicycle is powered by something called self-balancing technology (SBT), or a gyroscope. SBT reacts to your center of gravity. You simply lean your body in the direction you want to go and the e-Unicycle reacts to the change. For example; if you lean forward; the e-Unicycle reacts by driving the wheel forward to catch up and keep you balanced. While you are gliding forward, all you have to do is shift your weight; leaning back a bit; and you will slow down.
Do You Provide Lessons?
Yes, we provide basic training but it depend by your location.
In any way we provide in our web site some videos that can show you how to learn easy and quickly.
Open your mind to a new idea. We welcome you to try it and change your mind forever.
We provide single, or multiple lessons in Greece as well as tutorial on how to ride electric self-balancing unicycle. We have a full line of electric unicycles for you to try. You will be riding in 15 minutes and getting all the attention! Before you leave us we will teach you the basics: how to mount, dismount, go forward, turn left/right and stop.
How Hard is it to Learn?
The learning curve varies dramatically. Some people can literally step on and ride while others can take up to an hour to get the hang of it. We typically say it takes 1 hour a day for 3 days to get 95% of your skills figured out.
It is Dangerous to Learn?
When considering learning something new, it's only fair to be concerned about the pain of falling off (everyone's familiar with skateboard or bike crashes). Crazy thing is, because of the Self-Balancing Technology, crashes are a lot less frequent than you might think. The key is, when you step down (not if), it's usually in the direction of your momentum; and therefore you're able to catch yourself.
There is a big difference between falling and stepping down. What people don't realize is that 99%+ crashes are where the unit hits the ground and the person steps off and painlessly jogs a few steps beyond to slow down their forward momentum.
I have taught dozens of people and each one is extremely surprised at how not painful falling (stepping off) is.
"Founder of Electric Unicycles, at the time of this writing, have personally stepped off 60+ times; several of which were at full speed; and have never been hurt."
Where Can I Use My i-Wheel?
As far as we know; the i-Wheel is so new that there aren't' any laws or ordinances about use on public roads although for legal purposes we officially say "The i-Wheel can be used on private property with the permission of the property owner".
"Always check with your local and state authorities to confirm you can ride in your area."
With that said, we have already ridden the i-Wheel in few cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Athens and Milano and have not had any problems. If you are riding responsibly, most people and law enforcement tend to love the i-Wheel and will say so openly. When we ride around, we get people literally cheering us on (this by itself is one of the coolest things about riding).
You can ride anywhere: along not too busy roads, off-road, grass, pavement, trail, side walk, bike trail, or simply commuting to avoid driving, or avoid taking public transportation, cabs, e-unicycle could go almost anywhere cars, bikes, rollerblade could go and even places that all those transports can't go: narrow paths, crowded sidewalks, office spaces, large stores, outdoor parks, where cars/bikes/rollerblades are prohibited. Commuting, running errands, or just walks in the park, would cut spending and free you from traffic congestion, tolls, parking and saves time. With potent power to either climb, or go downhill (regenerates energy), ride off-road, electric unicycle redefines the "boring" commuting trip.
No need to park, just turn off and carry with you up the elevator, office, shopping, airport. No storage needed as size really compact! Easily fits in a trunk of a car. Models for all age groups.
What Happens on a Hill?
The platform of the i-Wheel remains level in relation to gravity, not the surface it's on. So when you go up or down hills, it feels like an escalator. On downhill slopes, the i-Wheel uses a system of regenerative breaking recharge the battery and keep you from exceeding the unit's built in speed limiting feature. We officially say that the Commuter can handle a 15° slope and the other models a 30° slope. We have stress tested all of them with a 90kg person up and down a 30+° Slope (this would void your warranty if you tried it and may not be safe).
Do not ride down a long slope on a completely full charge. This will damage your battery and electronics as motor regenerates energy downhill and at 100% charged battery it could destroy the cell energy source and void your warranty.
How Do I Charge My i-Wheel?
The i-Wheel comes with an AC charger. Make sure to plug it into your i-Wheel BEFORE plugging it into the wall. It normally will take 40-60 minutes to charge although if your i-Wheel is really drained it can take up to an hour and a half. The LED on the charger will turn from red to green when it’s done.
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It is a revolutionary change for personal transportation. It is designed to be environment- friendly with high energy efficiency. It can drive you home from subway station or drive you to your office from the park. Its small shape and light weight makes it very convenient to solve the last one mile problem. The electric unicycle intelligent system balances you automatically. The on-board gyroscopes and inertial monitoring make corrections to the motor speed and power hundreds of times per second. It is the lightest and small enough to put in your backpack, and easy to ride, an hour to learn of riding, about a day to become proficient. It is the latest high-tech means of transport adopting aerospace attitude control theory, fuzzy algorithm, and gyroscope system to achieve balance by forward and backward leaning. Users can control the vehicle to go forward, accelerate, decelerate, brake or others, by inclining forward or leaning backwards. The left and right balance is similar to the technique of riding a bicycle - achieved through slightly slanting left or right. Features as a green product that can be easily carried around on bus or subway, making it a helpful tool in commuting.