Of all the personal electric transportation that can be purchased today, the electric unicycle is probably the most difficult to learn to drive. That’s why here we teach you how to ride an electric unicycle.
The big difference between these unicycles and a hoverboard is that you cannot sit still on them. Like a shark that has to keep swimming, the unicyclist must always be on the move, or falling will inevitably result.
Before entering the world of piloting electric unicycles, we remind you that on this website, you have a buyer’s guide available to purchase a unicycle with the security of choosing the most suitable one. And you also have a page full of demonstrations of tricks and skills performed with the electric unicycle. We invite you to be surprised as much as we have been.
How to ride a unicycle and not die trying
This particular form of an electric vehicle can be advantageous to learn. However, it has excellent functionality and performance, handles well in urban terrain, and is quite compact. If you can master the electric unicycle, then you will go where no other board has gone before, but there is a slightly bumpier than the usual road ahead of you.
Let’s look at some tips for riding an electric unicycle.
Here are some valuable tips for riding the electric unicycle without breaking your head.
1 First thing first
I don’t care how big you are. Use them if you can get training wheels for your unicycle (or it comes with them). This limits how much you can tilt from side to side, but at this point, it doesn’t matter. The training wheels only touch the ground if you lean too far, and your first goal is to mount and dismount your unicycle safely.
2 the straps
Chances are your unicycle came with a strap attached to the handle at the top or another attachment point intended for this purpose. This is NOT something to hold onto while driving. This leash helps prevent your unicycle from harming itself, people, or property if it gets away from you. So don’t pull on it like a horse’s reins.
·3 To start… The protections
First, put on your helmet and knee pads. If you do not have a helmet, knee pads, and gloves, stop reading this and go directly to the road sports protection page and get oriented before buying your safety equipment.
Also, ensure your unicycle is fully charged, as some of them slow down a bit at low battery levels.
Now that you’re back and properly protected find a nice piece of level ground with an adjacent wall. You can use the wall to stabilize yourself if things go really bad.
Ok, now you are ready to go!
Let’s take a look at vehicle mounting.
4 How to boot
It would help if you held your unicycle by the handle and put it upright on the ground. Ensure the safety tether strap is snug and fold the pedals to their ready position.
Turn on the unicycle. While holding the handle, you can try twisting it back and forth to get a feel for how hard the motor revs. That way, you won’t be surprised the first time you get on.
While holding the handle, put your dominant foot on the correct pedal. Now comes the hard part, as the unicycle has to be moving, you have to hit the other pedal and also start moving at low speed. Standing still isn’t an option, or you’ll fall over or land on your mini-training wheels, in this case. If you feel like you’re losing control, get off the unicycle backward (unless you like being scared by metal ankle pedals) and hold the unicycle upright with the safety strap.
This is the part you need to practice: Mount, ride a distance and then come to a safe stop.
5 Twist, twist, and turn
Spinning with an electric unicycle is the same as spinning any other in-line wheeled vehicle like a bicycle. The faster you go, the more the wheel will resist turning. Of course, the wheel itself can’t handle that much tilt, so be careful not to tilt it too much.
It is important to note that lean on the unicycle with your feet rather than tilting your whole body is generally a better technique.