AirWheel Riding Training

Warning

a) Be sure that you are equipped with comfortable footwear when you are riding; wear your protective gears (helmet, gloves, knees guards and ankle pads) properly;
b) Accelerate and decelerate slowly, DO NOT lunge forward or backward, accelerating or decelerating suddenly may injure the rider and spoil the machine;
c) Do not ride over a step when you are still unfamiliar with the machine, as it may cause you to break suddenly and eventually fall;
d) Read the user manual before learning how to ride the Airwheel;
e) Never ride over speed, Speeding may cause you fall down, Please decelerate when you hear the “Beep” alert sound.

Understanding The Gyro System

The gyro system controls the Airwheel’s front to back balance and it also controls the speed by detecting the rider’s centre of gravity. The Airwheel will move forward when the rider leans his/her body forward, and it will decelerate and stop when the rider stands straight. The rider can learn how to move backwards by leaning back.
The rider will also need to practice to controlling his/her side to side balance as one would when controlling a bicycle, but it is easier to learn how to ride an Airwheel than a bicycle.

Find a playground bigger than 20m x 20m for learning how to ride

 

Learning How To Ride An Airwheel: Option 1 (Recommend)

This option is for the rider who can get somebody to support him/her at the side.
a) Warm up your body, attach the band around the Airwheel handle;
b) Visualize – if you have to hop on one foot, which foot will you use? If you hop using your left foot, it is recommended to put your right foot on Airwheel platform first, and the supporter will be on your left hand side; and vice versa if you hop using your right foot first;
b) Place the Airwheel vertically on the ground, turn it on, the indicator for the power levels will light up, unfold the platform;
c) Grab the handle, put on one foot on the platform, stand up, catch the band (you may need to adjust the length of the band);
d) Hold your supporter’s shoulder or hand, put on another foot, lean your body forward slightly, the Airwheel will move forward together with your supporter;
c) Try not to rely on your supporter when you feel you can maintain your balance sufficiently well;
d) Learn how to ride and get off the Airwheel following the steps found below (in Learning How To Ride An Airwheel: Option 2) when you can ride 1-2 rounds by yourself;

Learning How To Ride An Airwheel: Option 2

 

This option for the rider who is learning how to ride by himself/herself.

a) Warm up your body, attach the band around the Airwheel handle;

b) Visualize – if you have to hop on one foot, which foot will you use? If you hop using your left foot, it is recommended to put your right foot on Airwheel platform first, and the supporter will be on your left hand side; and vice versa if you hop using your right foot first;
b) Place the Airwheel vertically on the ground, turn it on, the indicator for the power levels will light up, unfold the platform;
c) Grab the handle, put on one foot on the platform, stand up, bend you leg slightly, catch the band (you may need to adjust the band length);
d) Lean your body forward slightly, push off the ground lightly with the other foot, and the Airwheel will move forward;
e) Try to place another foot on the Airwheel;
f ) Repeat steps d) & e)