Here come the cloners

  • @DocBlock OMG, crazy!

  • That thing looks interesting but not in a fun or very useful way other than very specific instances. The biggest thing it has going for it is that you could literally ride around other people and it without it being scary or weird. Perfect for the airport, large stores, conventions, etc. on the other hand most people are not in airports that often or conventions and those that do travel a lot understand the importance of exercise.

  • Solowheels are great for sightseeing, commuting, traveling in crowds and we have used them on vacation to just cruise around. They are indeed super high quality, sturdy and really fun. However, OW puts me in 'my zone' and I have to struggle not to carve everywhere. The second I come to level and coast away, I am transported back 42 years to when I first stepped on a skateboard.

  • @DocBlock, is onewheel harder in crowds where you need very tight control? I've never ridden in a crowd of walking people but just trying to stay balanced at a stoplight can take a lot of concentration. For me just shuffling off the sensor is best in really slow situations like that. What is the best range you have got with SoloWheel? If much better it could be a better option if you need more mirage. But I agree it seems like onewheel has the corner on carving and the most fun.

  • Solowheels are actually great in pedestrian traffic and you can blend in super easily. They operate well at slow speeds and it is quite easy to put one foot down to stop and start back up again fast. Unfortunately, the white one in the pic, Xtreme, has lights that can not be shut off so it is impossible to slip into stealth mode. Although the battery life is superb on it, it can take 90+ minutes to recharge. I have spent quite a bit of time on the OW slow riding and doing sustained balance stops as lots of my riding is on asphalt in pedestrian areas. I have mastered blending into foot traffic with the exception on being turned sideways while rolling.

  • I have gotten 15+ miles on the Solowheel on a charge but there is no Bluetooth connectivity or App so you are forced to watch the power light change colors as it discharges.

  • You can well imagine the attention and questions when I am on my OW and these 2 are flanking me. image.jpg

  • @SkateFirst.SamT said:


    My thoughts exactly. That and the wheel looks hard. The claimed range doesn't seem possible.

  • this seems more like a blatant rip off than the others posted, but at 4k and it's hard to ride, wtf were they thinking?! I tweeted the author and told him to what a real hoverboard is.

  • That site looks like a scam.

  • I have something like the solowheel.. Mine is a "gotway". I have got close to 20 miles on it with some battery left.. It's 680wh 60volt battery.. 500watt motor 1000k peak.. It took a few days to learn to ride but after that it was like riding a bike.. But your feet start to hurt after a mile .. Wish I found the OW before I bought it.. I feel stupid riding It haha..

  • This is one not a copycat, this is an outright scam. Only renders, construction that has no chance to work (wooden frame - seriously?), and est. date december. No way.

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  • Both the Chinese Trotter "OneWheel" & the SurfWheel have not impressed me yet...yes the 20 mile range for the SurfWheel "would be" impressive (and the only notable improvement)...but everything else is unappealing. The Chinese knock off is just further comment

  • That thing is a cow.

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