Alt-Wheels Briefly #26 (Well, Not So Briefly This Time…)


Did they do it? See inside.

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.

Going 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) on an electric skateboard to break a record. This video explains how it was done:

How We Built World Record Breaking Electric Skateboards

And here is the documentary of that trip:

We crossed Texas on Electric Skateboards—Guinness World Record Attempt

Alt-Wheels veteran Jimmy Chang not only talks about what he wishes for the future of the Onewheel but also manages to tell me something I didn’t know about the Brooklyn Bridge:

NEXT GEN Onewheel Predictions: NYC Day 2

The Grandeur Life makes a second appearance here, this time demonstrating a seat for the KingSong 18XL electric unicycle. Yes, it’s possible to get a seat for some models of EUCs. But I’d recommend them only for very experienced riders.

Kingsong18XL Seat First Look & Impressions NYC Crazy Traffic

There are two dangers with seats. First, greatly reduced visibility in traffic. Second, it’s not possible to escape a faceplant by quickly jumping off and trying to run it out.

InMotion posted a promo video/ad made by emove.mobi in Brazil. But it’s in Portuguese. Can anyone translate?

INMOTION Manifesto de Liberdade Urbana

Riding safely is paramount. This video is damn well worth the 20 minutes it takes to watch. She speaks from her own experience with gear she has used and recommends upgrades:

Riding Gear Mishaps

Finally, a bit off-topic — it’s more micromobility than Alt-Wheels — but interesting:

IS THE RENAULT TWIZY ANY GOOD!? | ARE MICRO CARS THE FUTURE?

Classified as a quadricycle or not, it’s still a car to me. Tens of millions of those on the road will still lead to traffic congestion, crashes, and the entitled demand for free street parking. It’s not a revolution. It’s just making a big problem look smaller — when it really isn’t and really won’t be.

Previously here:

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

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