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Apr 1, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Extraordinary, helpful, I'll be back
Jeff's ease at asking & answering questions enabled me to relax into understanding what was best for me. Even before my paid lesson, he provided invaluable insight on riding a Wheel. I'm 70 yo; I signed up for lesson that same day. The lesson was sublime and gave me enough to continue on my own, I knew I was going to buy a Wheel. Fore sure, I'll be back to fine-tune my own learning. Jeff's personal attention to detail, tailored teaching, commitment to best outcome made all the difference.
Dec 14, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Great service, Fun product
I happened to walk by Solowheel with my boyfriend and was able to make an appointment for the next day to see how it worked over my lunch break. I really enjoyed Jeff's enthusiasm and willingness to show us how to ride it and all the advice he gave. He patiently answered all our questions and made us feel welcome. I am very intrigued and will consider this as a travel option around Seattle!
Oct 5, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Cheerful, local service
These guys really love their product and they genuinely want to share it with everyone they can. This friendly exuberance made me feel welcome as soon as I stepped in the store for my test ride. Jeff gave me a good tour of how the Solowheel works and we worked through some first-ride exercises. He's patient and paced the lessons well to match my progress. Overall, the entire experience was way more fun, and way less nerve wracking than I thought it could be. Give it a try!
Sep 6, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Great assessment session
I had a great assessment session with Jeff. He made it easy and very comfortable to understand how to properly use the Solowheel. I felt very encouraged to continue exploring the purchase of a self-balancing unicycle. We tested the Extreme Solowheel and wish we could have explored and tested the other models since there price gap is pretty big from previous modes vs the new extreme model.
Sep 1, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Ted and Jeff are spectacular ambassadors for a truly transformative product. I'm grateful for their patience and their expert guidance.
Aug 31, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Ted and Jeff are amazing instructors! Both of them made Riding the Solowheel a really Great experience for me! They both were very knowledgeable, and ran test on the product,assuring me that I was getting a good quality item.,And after purchasing my Solowheel, I walked out of Solowheel Seattle completely satisfied! Thanks guys!!!
Aug 16, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
20 min lesson
Wonderful experience. Instructor was very informative, professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Jul 8, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Was a little hesitant as I had to book an online appointment to get an "evaluation" but it all worked out really well. Ted seemed more than happy to spend a bunch of time with me and show me how it works and explain everything. Highly recommend getting a lesson as he got me going so much faster than I would have on my own.
Jul 6, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Helpful and not pushy
Did about an hour of learning to ride with Jeff. I learned a ton! Jeff was a great teacher. Also, he was knowledgeable about the product and could answer my questions, but wasn't super pushy about buying like some salesmen can be. I'm in for one!
Jul 4, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Ted is an enthusiastic spokesperson for the solo wheel. Fun! Pricey! The connection between calf/shin and device a little painful for me. Maybe I'm too bony. An ergonomic connection would have turned me into a salesman instead of potential customer. But truthfully, I'm sold.
Feb 2, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Fantastic SoloWheel Introduction!
I signed up for a group ride but ended up having a private lesson with Ted. Ted is a fantastic teacher and evangelist for the SoloWheel! I'm sold on the practical benefits and sheer fun factor of owning a SoloWheel. I'd highly recommend taking a lesson at SoloWheel Seattle for anyone who's entertaining the idea of investing in a SoloWheel.
Nov 21, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Had an intro session on SoloWheel with Ted. Lots of fun and Ted was very good at teaching a new wheeler.
Nov 6, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Intro to SoloWheel
Yesterday I had an orientation on the SoloWheel Extreme with Ted McDonald (aka Barefoot Ted). Ted was a great instructor and very patient. I may be on my way to One Wheelin' soon...
Sep 20, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Ted gave me an intro to riding a solowheel, and his support and encouragement and enthusiasm was fantastic! I was 90% on my own after only 15 minutes!
Sep 14, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Ted is the owner and instructor. He took his time during the training, teaching step-by-step, always looking for the success. I couldn't ask for a better instructor. I'll be back for more!
Aug 10, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
A+ service !
Ted took an enormous amount of time to make sure the solo wheel was right for our family. We really appreciated our lesson and can't wait to use it once we get back to Kentucky
Aug 4, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
WOW what fun!
I was very happy with Ted and his training. We had myself, my son and two of my grandsons there for a group lesson and everyone was able to dire some by the end of the lesson. Ted is great and the solowheel is wonderful.
Jul 17, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Seattle is SO lucky to have a dealer in town!
If you're reading this, you're an early adopter. Solowheels are still way too exclusive to warrant a dedicated showroom or demo space so appointments are required. Don't flinch -- make the call (or sign up online -- that's what I did)! Ted will give you a fantastic rundown of the wheel's features and help determine if you're right for each other. My questions were answered and I even got some training and a demo ride. What an amazing beautifully engineered product!!! Thanks Ted!
Jul 16, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Met with Ted who was very generous with his time to explain and demo Solowheel. Also help me do some testing to see if right for me. Clearly Ted was much more interested in making sure Solowheel would be right for me than making a quick sale. He is an evangelist, knows his stuff and is very customer friendly.
Jul 11, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
This describes our experience with Ted, with the device, and with the availability of this very green transportation technology. Ted is enthusiastic, experienced and patient. He is a very relaxed and attentive teacher, and I look forward to learning how to use this fascinating product. It is also very lively to take up a new physical endeavor later in life. I commend Ted and his commitment.
Jul 7, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
learning to soar
1st: This technology is *extremely* exciting; I've had the pleasure of going out twice to learn how to ride/control one. 2nd: Ted's awesome -- kind, patient, enthusiastic, & helpful re: helping learn the basics for riding with fun & safety. After that (just like with most things) it's simply a matter of putting in the time to become proficient & skilled. That's my next step. Looking forward to attending some Solowheel meet-ups to continue the process! All my thumbs are way, *way* up.
Jul 3, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Solowheel 1 hour lesson
This was awesome!!! Ted is not only a super-human and very inspirational but he is a great teacher as well. After one hour I could basically start/stop and do figure 8s by myself which allowed me to practice on my own. After 2 days I could basically ride out by myself and experiment with bumps and gravel etc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct1874L3XoY I believe that Ted's teaching method was really essential especially when watching how others learn on youtube :-) Thumbs up!
Jul 3, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Solowheel 20 min introduction
Great use of my time! Learned a ton about the Solowheel (and Luna Sandals - bonus) and got to get on one. Barefoot Ted is a fountain of information and an awesome teacher! Can't wait to go back for an hour lesson.
Jul 1, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
I recently filmed Ted teaching a colleague how to ride for a TV news project. I was so envious ... that is an amazing machine and Ted really 'gets it', passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm wonderfully! I'll be back to try it out for myself very soon ...
Jun 18, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
A joy ride
My experience was incredible. First, Ted is an excellent and patient teacher who instilled confidence. The wheel itself, wow... I got a glimpse of what it would be like once I gained some proficiency on it. It turns one of the must mundane and sometimes stress producing parts of our lives - commuting - into a joy ride. As a runner I noticed an immediate difference in my posture after trying the solowheel, I find it intriuging.
Jun 15, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
A lot of great information/instruction
Ted is quite an energetic guy and is very successful at lending his enthusiasm to those who come in contact with him. He isn't just trying to sell you a product but impart an understanding of what has made him so excited about the Solowheel and how it can change or enhance your life as well as the many lives that coexist in the urban environment. He is detailed about how the Solowheel can work with and for your body and his instruction was crucial for my investigation of this device.
Mar 10, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
What a way to spend a day!
I had so much fun learning how to ride a solowheel. I can't wait to get my own for commuting. I love this thing!
Mar 9, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
I went for a test ride. I want one. There were moments when I forgot the wheel and just glided like an angel. What a feeling! Ted is a great coach.
Mar 8, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Ted was a great teacher, and really helped me build confidence fast. I got up and running, and got to have some fun with turning drills, and starting and stopping. I'm so glad I tried it, and I can't wait to commute to work on my new wheel!
Jan 8, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Great fun, great gizmo, great lesson
I became fascinated with the Solowheel after seeing someone zip across South Lake Union neighborhood on one. Having ridden a unicycle in my long ago past, I burned to try it out. Ted helped me get over my nervousness - it is trickier at first than online videos make it look - but he had lots of tips and pointers to help the novice rider. I look forward to more riding practice to really get it down. So glad that Solowheel is in Seattle & gives classes. Ted was very patient and supportive.
Dec 17, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Thanks for "Barefoot Ted"
I am so glad I came in for a test drive. I was going to just purchase a Solowheel without the test drive, but after listening to all Teds info about them, and him giving me some hands-on instructions, I now know the all the basics of the wheel that I couldn't have learned as fast as if trying it by myself. Incredible little machine. Very tricky to begin with, and I had to cut my session a little short because of some physical issues, but I'm confident with more practice I'll be Pro in no time.
Oct 19, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Very glad I came to barefoot Ted
The "test drive" and instruction were super helpful and I expect saved many hours of trial and error. And it was so much fun! Ted is very (very) enthusiastic about the machine and its possibilities. Having gotten the bug and decided to buy one, the out-of-box setup didn't go so well - all the more reason I'm glad I went to Ted. Glitch discovered in the shop and sorted out immediately by an expert.
Oct 5, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Absolutely amazing machine, Service
Barefoot Ted is an awesome guy - his vibrancy for life makes learning enjoyable and I had nothing but fun with him. On top of that, the solowheel is an extremely fun device (a bit of a learning curve, but not insurmountable). I don't care how nerdy I look, this thing rocks
Sep 16, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30237820
Right up there with Paintball for fun!!
So there's just a few things in life that I've considered absolute FUN! Right now the only two that come to mind is paintball and solowheel. Granted, I didn't go on my own more than 10 feet in the practice session but I know in a week I'd be zooming around with ease. I wish I lived in a more urban area so I'd have more of a reason to use it. I will own one - it might be next spring though so I get to use it for several months without an umbrella ;0) (PS Age ; 50+)