Alt-Wheels Briefly #24


Inside: The Mother, Father, Sister, Brother — hell, the entire human family tree! — of hill climb tests!

What Are Alt-Wheels?

Alternative Wheels.

Alt-Wheels are:
– Made for a single rider
– Smaller than bicycles
– Affordable
Portable

Electric skateboards, electric scooters, electric unicycles, the Onewheel, the Jyroball.

Alt-Wheels differs from “micromobility.” That’s all in this post.

Alt-Wheels veteran Alien Rides with the latest version of the E-TWOW (pronounced e-2-double-you) eScooter, how it compares to the Boosted Rev, and how it fails a San Francisco hill climb test:

E-Twow S2 GT Electric Scooter Review | The BEST Commuter Scooter

Alt-Wheels veteran Jay Boston has been doing a series of videos with muscular Trampa electric skateboards. This intallment features the King of all hill climb tests:

THE STEEPEST ROAD IN THE WORLD CLIMBED WITH AN ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD – GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

That’s the kind of board that can woo people from their cars.

KingSong shows off its factory, producing not only electric unicycles but an eScooter that’s a Xiaomi M365 clone:

King Song introduction video of electric unicycle and scooter to customers

I can understand the justification for a clone: It can use many of the replacement parts and third-party accessories and enhancements available for the M365 — of which there are many. On the other hand, I hate the design of the M365, Red Dot Award or not.

Here’s a more detailed look at the eScooter production line:

New King Song electric scooter production line video

They need to get a grip with their brand name. It’s written as “King Song,” Kingsong,” and “KingSong.” A name as weird as that desperately needs consistency.

Previously here:

Alt-Wheels Briefly
Alt-Wheels Notes
Alt-Wheels Bulletin

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