Electric Unicycles are a relatively new mode of transportation. The electric motor built into the wheel hub is powered by rechargable batteries, and controlled by a smart board that uses an electronic gyroscope to balance the unit front to back. At EUC.NYC we are huge enthusiasts of EUCs and had plenty of opportunity to teach our friends and customers to ride for the first time. Depending on your physical ability, and sense of balance it may take from a few minutes to a couple of hours to start riding comfortably.
All the fancy settings, such as warning beeps, tilt-back speed, riding mode, etc. are controlled with the GotWay smartphone app over bluetooth. The controls are extremely natural. Lean forward to speed up and lean back to slow down and stop. Tilt the unit left and right to turn by shifting your balance.
Can you do tricks on an EUC? Are you kidding me? Of course you can, and you will once you get a hang of it. Riding on one foot, jumping over an obstacle, sitting down, riding backwards, your abilities and imagination are the only limits!