The Airwheel X3 is a futuristic transportation dedicated to a fun and low carbon lifestyle. Using clever self-balancing technology, the Airwheel makes popping down to the shops, your commute to work, or going just about anywhere, effortless!
You definitely have to try the gyro-stabilized X3 for yourself, and find out what it is all about. Riding the single-wheeled Airwheel X3 for the initial first step off the ground and onto the platform may not be easy. But don’t worry if you are not the most naturally balanced rider, since many of life’s first experiences are awkward. The Airwheel X3 comes with training wheels that you can attach via screws to the bottom of the foot platforms and a safety strap whilst you get the hang of things. To move forwards and backwards you simply lean in the direction you want to go. The same goes for turning. Whilst in motion the inbuilt gyro keeps you up right and the X3 is capable of speeds of up to 11mph.
I’d recommend the Airwheel X3 to anyone fairly coordinated and active. If you can ride a bike, ski, snowboard, skateboard, rollerblade, etc., I believe you can master the Airwheel X3. Just know that it’s going to take several frustrating hours and lots of shin bruising before you feel that first bit of control. Learn how to turn the device as early as possible. That’s really the key to staying on this thing. I thought at first that going straight was necessary before turning, but it’s really the other way around. Like a bike, you are constantly falling over. The trick is to steer the device back under you to catch yourself. At first, these are gross movements, but after a while they become so subtle they aren’t noticeable, and you stop thinking about it. It becomes like riding a bike.
Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can leave the training wheels and strap. Similar to a bicycle, the Airwheel X3 as an electric unicycle is difficult to balance at a standstill. Therefore, once you leave the training wheels, speed is key to maintaining control. Unlike a bike however, the Airwheel X3 generates its speed from the way you lean. A slight tilt forward will cause you to move forward. Leaning back on your heels will reduce your speed and further backwards pressure will put you in reverse. The Airwheel does great in an area like a bike path or sidewalk where you have room to maneuver.