The Magic Wheel Scooter fits is a cross between a skateboard, a unicycle and in-line skates. You start by mounting the Magic Wheel Scooter’s main wheel between your legs, put one foot on the board and push off with the other. Once you have picked up speed and have gained your balance, place the other foot on the board and relax. The makers say the Magic Wheel Scooter is no more dangerous than a skateboard or a micro scooter and the larger wheel passes over objects easier than a skateboard/micro scooter would.
For those 12 years and older, the Magic Wheel Scooter takes a couple of hours of practice before you can comfortably ride the Magic Wheel with both feet on the board. And to stop in a hurry, the advice is to jump off and grab the handle, or just let it fall to the ground. It’s made of reinforced plastic to ensure it can handle the impact.
To turn, adjust your weight from one side to the other and if you need to do a hook turn, put a foot on the ground and spin. The small directional wheel allows you to quickly change direction. It’s also very compact and weighs under 14 lbs.
Currently available for delivery in the UK and Europe, the Magic Wheel Scooter retails for around $180. www.magicwheel.co.uk/
Published on March 30, 2010