Hunka Hunka Burning Love Posted June 26, 2017 Share Posted June 26, 2017 I'm always curious as to how people got started in riding on a single wheeled, electronic balancing device. What got you started in this crazy hobby/sport/activity? For me, I saw a video by Walk Off the Earth where some of the background dancers were riding on mini segway rides. Interestingly enough I think they were Inventist Hovertrax hoverboards. I've always been fascinated by the self-balancing technology ever since the original Segways were invented, but the cost and size was too prohibitive. The Walk Off The Earth video led me to discover Casey Neistat who reviewed the $200 hoverboard thing: This was of course before all the fire scares were reported. I ordered one from AliExpress, and it was a lot of fun. Incredibly nimble and amazing to ride. After buying another hoverboard with larger wheels from AliExpress, I saw a video showing these EUC's which blew my mind. I quickly bought a cheapo generic wheel to try out from AliExpress as it was actually cheaper than the hoverboards I had purchased. I had a heck of a time learning to ride it. It was so difficult to trust the wheel with a slight forward lean that I almost thought I would never be able to ride. After persisting at it, I finally was able to do some rudimentary laps around a basketball court and ended up purchasing a Ninebot One E+ never looking back since. The hoverboards are collecting dust downstairs, but I hope to sell them off. How did you get interested in electric unicycles? What's your story? How did it all begin for you? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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