Which one is best?

Which one is best?   Learn How to buy a hoverboard.

With so much information in the news media about hoverboards exploding and catching fire, it seems to be putting a little bit of a damper on the hoverboard market.  But that only applies to the cheap models.

There are still plenty of good quality, safe hoverboards being marketed.  Inferior battery packs seems to be the great issues involved.  Lithium batteries do not have an “on / off ” switch on them should something go wrong.

In order to resolve that issue, I recommend the purchase of a quality hoverboard with a well known name brand battery pack that comes with your new hoverboard.  Sony or Panasonic are just a couple that have a good track record.

Or….have you considered an AirWheel?

Amazon Has Done Housecleaning

If you have been to Amazon.com recently, you’ll note that many of the Chinese made hoverboards have all disappeared.  That is a good thing.  No one likes to throw away their money on a possible exploding board.

Amazon has always kept on the lookout for it’s customers.  That is one of the reason that so many continue to return for different purchases.  The buyer protection is unprecedented in keeping buyers safe.

Two thumbs up for Amazon !!!

Hoverboard or AirWheel…Which ?

AirWheel?  Not sure of what that is?  I will explain.

With two different type designs in hoverboards they are easily identified by the number of wheel (s) on each of them.  The Wheel, a.k.a. AirWheel has one large wheel in the center.

It is ridden on one wheel  (or sometimes two).   However, the hoverboard that most have in mind are usually on at least two wheels, one on your right the other on your left.

Though both of the above are similar in their designs, they are controlled by the rider in quite different ways.  The now famous hoverboard is made of two pieces with a hinge in the middle.  This will allow each wheel to roll independently of each other, allowing those 360 degree turns.

Single wheeled AirWheel

Single wheeled AirWheel

How To Control

After gaining your hoverboard balance, lean forward slightly and off you go!   To slow down or go in reverse, simply lean slightly backwards till you slow, then a bit more and reverse will automatically kick in.

The pressure sensitive pads will respond to your movements.

Turning right or left?  Just put pressure on one side of the foot plate and that side will speed up, allowing you to turn.  Right foot forward pressure will give you a left hand turn. Left foot forward will give you a right hand turn.

On the other hand, the Wheel (AirWheel) has one or possibly two large wheels between your feet.  This Wheel can at times be a bit more challenging to control because you  have to use the foot sensitive pressure pedals,  along with a twisting motion of your body.

Two wheeled AirWheel

Two wheeled AirWheel

Wheel Size Makes A Difference

The smaller hoverboards quite naturally have smaller wheels.  Usually about 6 or 7 inches diameter but recently have been upgraded to 8 – 10 inch diameter wheels.  On the other hand, the AirWheel can have an 11.6  inch diameter.

Why better?

Though more challenging, the larger diameter wheels will travel over carpets, grass, rough terrain (like some roadways) and even up and over some lower curbs.  Whereas the smaller wheels of the hoverboard, will slip and slide if you try to do the same as the large diameter wheels.

The larger wheel will allow it’s rider to travel at much faster speeds over rough surfaces, where the smaller wheels will need to be careful so as not to loose its rider.

A great place that has loads of interesting sights is Green Lake  or the Burke Gilman Trail.

What About Curbs?

The AirWheel with the single wheel has virtually no problems with turning.  With a bit of practice, some have been known to grasp their Wheel and with a slight “jump” can go up and over curbs.

Daily commuters can ride these with confidence when others are struggling with buses, taxi fares, or traffic jams that can start the day off with unnecessary pressure.

Do I Weigh Too Much?

If you are under 220 lbs then you should have no trouble with the hoverboard using 7 inch wheels.  Sometimes you may get away with weighing a bit more, but not much.

However, if you are quite a bit over the 220 lb mark, then consider going to the hoverboard with the 10 inch wheels. Or better yet, the AirWheel which can easily support 270 lbs.  Not only will the AirWheel carry a heavier load, but it has a built in carrying handle for steps, inside building and so on.

Plus it’s a lot cheaper than a new car.  🙂

What About When It Rains?

No one can really count on ideal weather conditions every day.  So does that mean you can not ride your hoverboard?


Most hoverboards have a water resistance  rating of IP54.  IP stands for Ingress Protection (International Protection) rating.  On a scale of  0 – 10 , 0 being not protected at all, and 10 meaning that the object can be submerged under water.

Keep in mind that if  water does enter a IP10 item, with this rating, the water will do no harm because they are usually hermetically sealed, and where water does enter, it will not harm anything.

Hoverboards are rated somewhere in the 4 – 5 IP rate.  That means that they can (maybe) withstand a splash or possibly a quick squirt of water.  However, don’t count on your hoverboard holding up well to wet weather.

Enjoying the Wheel

Enjoying the Wheel

On The Other Hand

The much sought after AirWheel is considered waterproof.  With an IP10 rating, it can hold up very well in most any weather, allowing you to travel each day regardless of weather.

But, again, you get what you pay for. Be sure to share this site.

Written by:  Tom McDaniel

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ABC’s Of Online Marketing…                          For Newbies 

what is online marketing about...abc's explained

what is online marketing about…abc’s explained

What is online marketing about?  It’s not just for the “gifted” people in the world, but it’s the “average” folks that strike it rich online!   Why can this be said?  Mainly it’s because the average person wants something better in life than what they have at present and are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed!

But where do we look?  Keep reading, you’ll find the answer below.

On the other hand, the so-called “gifted” people of the world feel that working online is somewhat ‘beneath’ them.  After all, they can be successful at pretty much anything that is put before them.

In this blog, you will find the needed information that has helped 1000’s of “average” people from around the world.  I will put it into a very simple to understand format.

A Word of Caution Before We Begin

There is an old expression that goes like this:   Buyer Beware!  In other words, know what you are spending your money on so you do not waste it.  On the Internet, there are many who want to take your money and give you little to nothing in return.

They are known as scammers or individuals who will claim to be a guru  (a.k.a. so-called “expert”) when it comes to marketing online.  Be aware of these.  But how can you identify these ones?

I will attempt to explain to you from my own personal learning experience while dealing with these undesirable people.  Myself, personally, I have lost several thousands of dollars online, trying to follow the guru’s instructions.  I started my online research back in the middle to  late 1990’s just before the dot com bubble turned into dot bomb!    Remember those early days?

Let’s  take a look at some scenarios that we may come across while looking for an online business opportunity.

And yes, online marketing is definitely a legitimate business opportunity,  but to make a proper decision, we need to be an informed shopper.

How To Identify A Scam

A baited scam hook waiting for a victim.

A baited scam hook waiting for a victim.

An easy way to identify many types of scams is first of all, they will pretty much “promise you the moon” when it comes to teaching you how  to make “boat loads” of money online.  It’s called the “shiny object” syndrome.   How so?

Just like a fisherman changes his lures to attract different types of  fish, these scammers have similar tactics.  For instance, a site catches your attention with the headlines or perhaps a very fancy video that “shows” their incomes.  It may be on some type of online screenshot or perhaps in a video, you see very wealthy background images.  Such as  luxury cars, boats, home furnishings and so on.

Keep in mind though, that expensive sets, cars and homes can be rented to give off the impression of being well to do as a backdrop for a promotional video.  Online screenshots can also be manipulated to reflect large income dollar amounts.  Just like words on a page can be erased and changed, the same is true when it comes to changing dollar amounts…Just be aware of this.

Do You See Red Flags?

On the other hand, an easy way to spot a “red flag” is when they ask you for your credit card information even before they give you something of value.  Why do they do this?  Once you enter your credit card information, you will be taken to another page where you will be given a “one time offer that will never be offered again” page.  This page will again, want you to upgrade to the “next level” so you’ll really be able to earn the “big bucks” online.  If you choose to go ahead and sign up and accept their upgrade, then what?

Watch for "red flags" when online.

Watch for “red flags” when online.

More than likely you’ll again be taken to another upgrade page that will cost more money.   You see, this is all designed to get you to commit to this program even before you have learned anything…Be aware!

Most people at this point are thinking:  I’ve committed X amount of money to this program, so I may as well go all the way!  However, keep in mind that you may be disappointed at a not-to-distant future date.  🙁

Now let’s suppose that after you read this blog, you consider yourself an  informed consumer choosing to not go any further with the page that you now view as a scam, so you choose to X out of that page.  Then what should you expect?  You would expect to go back to your home page or something similar, right?   Watch and learn…

Let’s say that their initial offer your join-in fee is  $197.00.  You hit the X at the top right hand side of that page.  Now you see another offer for the exact same product and/or program but this time it’s   $97.00, not the   $197.00.

You again choose to click the X.  Once more, a page pops up that give you a “last chance opportunity” for this system for a mear  $49.00!

What is going on here?  It’s  supposed to be the exact same program, but now it’s 49.00. Why?

Why didn’t they offer it at that price of $49.00 in the first place ?!   Why?  Because they want you to fall for the next type of fishing lure and purchase the upsells as you progress through their system…Be aware.

Still Have The Desire To Learn?

How would you answer the above question?  If you are still here, it shows you are more than just curious when asking :  What is online marketing about?

Online marketing is a viable, legitimate business.  Many people from around the world have become millionaires with an online business.  You have probable heard the term :  the money is in the list.     What list?  How do I get a list?  What does it take?  How much effort and time does it take to work with this list?

The money is in the list?  Oh Really?  Click here to find out the real inside “scoop” regarding this so-called, money list.

If the above does not click…don’t fret as I will update it very soon.

Serious about an online business and want to get started right away?  Simply click the image link below and get a 100% 7 day free look into the back office along with 2 totally free web sites that you can use to “practice” with.

No obligation is involved.  Oh, yes, one more thing…..Do NOT bring a credit card of any type to the link.  It will NOT be asked for!

Go to Part 2 of this blog for more info on making an informed choice!

Be sure to share this site…  🙂

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