Reviewer: karen e. from howard, oh
User Details: 65 year old back surgery patient, I still love to go places and do things! The EW-36 allows me to do this in style!
Strengths: I personally like the "motorcycle" style controls. My thumbs would get numb on my old scooter from pushing the lever constantly. I love the speed that the scooter is capable of, but yet, it has the potentiometer (like a governor or limiter) which keeps you from going too fast in a crowd. I also chose not to get the "automatic brake" thing because as an old motorcycle rider, I have no problem with coasting and using the hand brakes which gives me more control of the ride. I love the style! And, the "assembler", JHR Electronics which manufactures this scooter, they were awesome! I love the basket which can be locked to secure your purse, camera, phone, etc. as well as the under seat storage. The scooter has great anti-theft security features and one thing that they don't tell you about, the phone holder kit includes a dual USB charging port which plugs into the battery port!
Weaknesses: My only complaint is that the seat is not really comfortable. It's a bit harder than I was expecting. It's great that it tilts back, but it could be softer, and does not really offer any lumbar support at all. I'm thin, so I don't have much "natural padding". I easily fixed that though by making a seat pad and lumbar pillow. Though not a "weakness", you should be aware that this scooter is 61" long will not fit onto a "carrier" (most are made for 48" scooters). I had to buy a trailer to haul it and the 4' gate ramp is too steep for the scooter to go up because the "wheelie" bars catch on it. Then, I realized, I wasn't strong enough to push it up the ramp (all the weight is in the rear end) so then I had to install a winch on the trailer to assist getting it loaded. These are things that a consumer should think about if you're severely disabled or elderly. I'm 65 years old with back problems and my ultimate goal was to be able to load the scooter and go by myself without help, but it's taken some planning!
Reviewed on 06/21/2018