The Onewheel from Future Motion is a self-balancing electric skateboard. It works like the Hooverboard from "Back to the Future".
You accelerate by shifting your weight forward and decelerate by leaning backward. Via smartphone app, you can set whether you want to go in both directions, or use reverse to power down. Called "Simple Stop."
Future Motion, based in Santa Cruz, California, has various Onewheel models on offer:
The E-SURFER team tried the first Onewheel at the CES in Las Vegas in 2016. There, promo shots were just taken on the Vegas Strip. In 2017 we imported our first board from the USA.
In Germany, Onewheels are only allowed on private property. The use of e Longboards as well as Onewheels are not allowed in public traffic. Since years the community incl. the E-Surfer Team is trying to get a permission. Unfortunately without success so far.
That is difficult to say. We have been working on this issue for years with little success. Due to the problems with legalized e-scooters, no change is expected in the near future.
In Germany, onewheels are only allowed on private property. The use of e Longboards as well as Onewheels are not allowed in public traffic.
Depending on the model, a Onewheel costs between 1,400 and 2800 EUR incl. 19 percent VAT.
Depending on the model, a Onewheel achieves between 26 and 32 km/h. However, it is like a snowboard. It depends not on the speed, but the carving.