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Easier to ride for sure, and I believe they're a bit smaller and lighter too. I believe the downside is that their speed and range is crap, as well as their ability to handle rougher terrain. They are also wider (so less polite to others on the sidewalk), and you look like a schmuck riding one. ;)

That said, if you're traveling short distances (maybe around a small university campus) I could see them being practical.

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Basically they're an indoor toy that can just about cope with smooth paved areas. 

Easy to ride but if one wheel hits a joint in a flagstone and the other doesn't you're very likely to be off.

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They are very dangerous at speed because the turning radius doesn't enlarge as the speed increases.

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Saw some of these in New York, near WTC and Coney Island.

Still saying they are a bit lame. Everyone using them should man up and learn to ride EU ;)

When we know how easy it is to ride EU and compared to that, hover trax looks like you are riding a bike with training wheels.

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Saw some of these in New York, near WTC and Coney Island.

Still saying they are a bit lame. Everyone using them should man up and learn to ride EU ;)

When we know how easy it is to ride EU and compared to that, hover trax looks like you are riding a bike with training wheels.

My friend had an EU that he let me try and I fell off 20 seconds later. But any recommendations on a specific one?

Does this one look good?

http://walkingislame.com/reviews/fotowelt-x50-self-balancing-unicycle-personal-transporter-review/

I've seen that there are many types but is there a huge difference between all of them that I should know before getting one?

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My friend had an EU that he let me try and I fell off 20 seconds later. But any recommendations on a specific one?

Does this one look good?

http://walkingislame.com/reviews/fotowelt-x50-self-balancing-unicycle-personal-transporter-review/

I've seen that there are many types but is there a huge difference between all of them that I should know before getting one?

I have a similar one but there are separate sections for getting recommendations and learning to ride. You get better answers if you ask there.

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I don't own a Euc (electric wheel) but I do have a Hovertrax (the original balance scooter/foot scooter) which is great fun to ride, offers great control on good surfaces, faster than I expected, plus it's well made. The drawback is that it's hopeless over bumps and over curbs you have to step off, switch off, pick up, put down, switch on, and step on again.  It's also less safe than i had hoped it would be.  

Here's a really good video review comparing the balance scooters (foot scooters) with the Solowheel Extreme and an electric skateboard. Watch this before you try going fast on a balance scooter

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/rideables-video/ 

See also my own webpage for a comparison + important advice on ten safety steps to go through before you ride one of these things out n' around town.  I wish when I had first got my Hovertrax I had seen a similar step-by-step safety guide. 

http://peacemakerfoundation.com/category/world-health/promoting-green-transport/ 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've seen people ride these hoverboard things. They look kinda cool.

Do they really have the problems that I saw mentioned on this forum? And is it true that it is mostly illegal to ride them on public sidewalks and streets?

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I don't own 2 wheeled self balancing scooter but I'm getting one in few days.

It's supose to be very easy to master as you have natural left and right leg turns. People say hardest part is getting off the scooter once you stop :)

You can read many guides online on how to about electric scooters like this http://onhoverboard.com/self-balancing-scooter-explained/ to get yourself a little bit in the story.

This can be very interesting in combination with GoPro.

 

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