Just a little rant about my 1st day on a got way RS.
As soon as it was delivered I was probably too excited. Ripped the box open, and powered on the wheel.... and it would not balance it self. Searched the manual, nothing. After searching the to forum a bit figured out how to take it out of transportation mode. Threw it in the trunk, along with my helmet put on some sneakers, and went to a local park to practice.
Went to a under a pavilion that had smooth concrete, and had been cleared out of all chairs and tables, thanks Covid. 1st hour was horrible, did not get anywhere, due to my own stupidity. The wheels hard to grip with my legs it kept sliding, and my ankle bones hurt from coming in contact with wheel. One shin is bleeding after a failed mount attempt. Went home seriously considering if i just made a $2000 mistake.
After getting home I proceeded to finish opening the box, found the charger, tested and it worked, then i discovered the pads, after figuring out what they were for i decided they were still too slippery. Decided to use some yoga pads instead it's ugly but it works, also decided to pick up some high top shoes to save me ankles some pain. Went back to the park, and boy those 2 changes made a world of a difference.
Practiced doing half moons, then took a short break. Practiced half mount where I push off and then to touch the second foot plate before stopping, toke a break. Realized that this wheel was really heavy, my quads on my dominant foot is starting to cramp so a took a longer break.
Then I decided its time to roll some actually distance. Realized that i needed some speed to mount so i would hop hop and then get on. At first I would get maybe a few feet, before feel unstable to the point where the wheel was about to fall over, and i had to reach over to catch it. Did i mention this really freaking heavy?!?! Feeling better I took another break.
Decided to take my brave pills, take it to the parking lot, and boy what a difference did the change in surface from concrete to pavement make. I was able to ride even further than on the concrete, I was riding easily 20+ feet easily. Concentrated on learing the center of balance on the wheel. During the entire period, the wheel was going where ever the hell it wanted to I had no control. I tired turning and the second i started to think about how to do it I dropped it for the first time. It now had some battle scars. along the front :(. Got a little upset with my self and decide to go kick a foot ball around for a little bit.
When I got back to it i was much better, and started to use a lil hip twist, and some weird shoulder movement to execute turns. and it's working. Was able to ride around for a good half mile, while looking like a complete novice i had a huge grin on my face. Eventually i was doing about a mile or so without stopping turning is still a bit weird tho, and i find it way easier to turn left than right. When trying to turn right and shifting the weight of the wheel onto my right foot it just feels weird, I'm thinking my right leg is just weaker than my left maybe. At the end of the day I stopped having successfully getting the battery down to 97%. My leg muscles were soar, and i needed them to recover.
Today will be day 2, and I hopefully will become competent enough to take on some sidewalks. Hopefully the skywater will stop and dry up to give me a chance....
Just a few comments on the wheel it self.
The gotway app is trash, might as well not exist.
Wheel feels powerful, but then again this is my first.
It looks like a freaking soap dish....
It is starting to get fun