Greetings! I'm a Onewheel veteran with over 3000 miles (and still completely love it) but wanted something a bit faster with more range.
I purchased a Nikola+ 100v, because I was confident I could figure it out quickly, and didn't want to outgrow a starter model.
The learning process:
I wasted about 10 minutes riding on one leg, and using golf clubs as canes. The breakthrough was when I took it to a tennis court. I did a couple laps around it while touching the fence. Then, I rode to the center, and tried to ride back to the edge without putting my foot down. Miraculously, the wheel stayed upright. I realized that if you're tilting to the right, just go with it, lean to the right, and the wheel will return to perpendicular. The first couple times, it felt like the footpads were going to scrape, but I made it. In my first 30 minutes of ownership, I rode about 3 miles. Fun!
Just today, I went on a 15 mile ride, with a top speed of 30mph. Lots of smiles and waves, for I'm the only person I know with an electric unicycle in N. Carolina.
A couple notes about the Nikola+:
- it has a great headlight! Night riding is really fun.
- it is very smooth, powerful, and silent. It feels like a Mustang GT in 5th gear, while the Onewheel feels like a Fiesta in 2nd.
- it feels like I really have to lean forward while squeezing it to gain speed. Is this normal?
- the startup sound is loud and embarrassing. I'll carry it through the house and turn it on outside so not to annoy my family
- I think it's safer than a Onewheel, for it has power to spare
- the Onewheel is more fun around corners (that snowboardy feeling) but the speed in a straight line is more fun on an EUC.
Question: What's the best way to know my remaining range? My Kebe Gotway app says 50%, Darknessbot IOS says 41%, and the red voltage number on the side says 88.5. I want to take it on a long trip, but i'm afraid.