Hello again guys, back again with another post about the Segway, well it is kind of about the Segway anyway. I mentioned last time about the “Hoverboards” that you can get now and are all the rage on the street. They have a range of names, ranging from Swegway, to mini-Segway to Hoverboard. Yep, I’m as lost as you are.
With the recent boom there are of course lots of options and different types to get. There are however only two main groups. One that has one wheel (or two) in the middle of the board with your feet either side (AirWheel), and then the board that has a wheel at both ends of the board and your feet obviously go in the middle.
Now with the smaller Hoverboard it can make for very difficult riding of pavements and other uneven surfaces, so it is advisable to traverse at a walking pace (pointless right?) or find some very nice very even ground that you can practice on. This is where the clunkier AirWheel has the advantage because the wheel is much larger and can therefore handle more rugged types of terrain than the Hoverboard. They are just a little more difficult to turn, but I think you could get the hang of that after a while.
The AirWheel is also supposed to be completely waterproof, so you can ride in rain and through puddles no problem, whereas the Hoverboard is not and will only take splashes of water before it is likely to malfunction.
Hoverboards are available now even with Bluetooth speakers built in, and also some have GPS, so there is a toss up really between the two different models. I think the Hoverboard looks cooler personally!