I just bought a Gotway Nikola - it's my first wheel. I just got back from my first attempt to learn how to ride it in a parking lot with a railing for me to hold on to. I had a helmet, knee pads and wrist guards, however I fell a bunch of times and got a pretty bad scrape on my elbow. Now getting elbow pads are definitely on my list!
The sides of the wheel, and the pedals are now awfully scratched up which makes me wish I had covered the whole wheel with neoprene foam…especially while I’m learning. I will definitely do this soon!
One problem: each time I fell the handle whipped open and got more and more damaged, and the last fall broke it off. Now I have a new handle on order from RCGeeks for £55 GBP ($70 US)! 😳
I was thinking that maybe the handle might not have gotten damaged if I had secured it down in place somehow. Has anyone done this? I think I might try to velcro it down when install the new handle.
I'm sure I'll figure out how to ride it eventually, but man! It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be..