Riding Guidelines

Besure to watch the instructional DVD for visual guidelines on learning to use the Solowheel.

Riding Form

  • Learn to ride the Solowheel in a large, safe area free from all forms of traffic.
  • Keep your posture upright, but relaxed with your body aligned over the Solowheel and your feet centered on the platforms.
  • Be alert. Scan both far ahead and in front of you—your eyes are your best tool for safely avoiding obstacles and slippery surfaces.
  • Your lower legs should rest comfortably, yet firmly against the leg pads.
  • Hold your arms comfortably at your side.
  • Start at a slow and comfortable pace.

Preparation

  • 1. Always wear an appropriate safety helmet and other protective gear.
  • 2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Never ride the Solowheel barefoot or in open-toed shoes or high-heels.
  • 3. Make sure the tire is properly inflated.
  • 4. Make sure the battery is charged.

Understanding the gyro-sensors

The Solowheel balances front to back, but not side to side. You are responsible for maintaining side-to-side balance by twisting your feet right and left and leaning into turns, just like steering a bicycle. If you fail to actively maintain this side-to-side balance, the Solowheel can tip sideways and fall. See the 8 Steps to Riding your Solowheel page for important riding technique information.