The new tournaments we have now moved on to are the Swegway race tournaments which are known as the hoverboard or smart balance wheels which are personal transportation devices. The Invention of the wheel was considered as humanity's greatest turning point and a great step forward when it came to the evolution of technology. Over the years, the wheel has been re-invented to create things like bicycles and cars and now, a new innovation that has come to light is the self-balancing 2 wheel scooter or more popularly known as a hoverboard or Swegway.
What Is a 2 Wheel Self Balancing Swegway / 2 Wheel Swegway?
This is a new type of two wheel scooter that looks similar to a segway without the handle bars. It's also not a skateboard but looks like a sideways skateboard. On the market it's brand name is 2 Wheel Smart Self Balancing Scooter Drifting Board Electric. It is slowly gaining popularity due to celebrities like Justin Beiber who constantly post Instagram photos and YouTube videos while on it.
Where It Comes From / Origins.
All the 2 Wheel Hoverboards are manufactured in China although it is difficult to determine which exact company in China it came from. It started with one company who invented it then it became copied immediately by companies that make other knock off products like knock off iPhones, knock off Starbucks etc. The board has increasingly gained popularity both in China, Australia, UK and the US and more companies are getting involved in it. The branded ones can cost up-to $1800 but since there is very little difference between the branded ones and the knock off versions, prices are expected to drop greatly in a few months to come and the companies selling are in the process of designing better and safer boards.
How It Works.
It has two wheels that are controlled independently. It is ridden by stepping on the two foot pads located on each side of the board and applying pressure on the pads. It has a central processing unit (CPU) which acts similar to a human brain. The CPU translates information which is sent by microprocessors that are located around various places of the hoverboard. The microprocessors work similar to a human ear and helps keep the hoverboard balanced while it is in motion.
How It Is Operated.
Users will first have to master the art of starting and stopping. To start the hoverboard and make it go forward, one will have to lean forward and slightly leaning his/her body forward will make the hoverboard move forward. The more a user leans forward the faster the board will go. For first time users, it is recommended to start with very slow speed so as to gradually understand the process. Stopping the board will then require a user to carefully lean backwards. A lot of new users make the mistake of leaning backwards too fast and this may lead to them getting thrown off so it is recommended to do it very slowly. Once the processes of starting, moving and stopping have been properly grasped, users can then proceed to mastering speed control.
Top 2 Brands Currently Available.
1. Erover 2 Wheel Smart Self Balancing Scooter.
This is a radical self-balanced hoverboard that has been created to give the users an effortless cycling experience with less learning time. Acceleration is by simply using force with all the feet's front sides. It has two driver engines within the wheels that can be easily managed with both feet separately for very simple acceleration, turns, rotations and smooth braking.
2. Monorover R2 Electric Mini Two Wheels Scooter.
This is a two-wheeled auto balancing electric hoverboard that has a faster response time while giving a very stable ride making it easier and safer to control. It has a turning radius of zero meaning that it can be operated around a very slim space.