Product Type: PowaKaddy Golf
Newest Review: ... job of minimising the area in contact with the ground. The advantage of this is that less mud is collected on the wheel compared to a st... more
Great idea, great design, poor construction
PowaKaddy Winter Wheels
Member Name: MrMonochrome
PowaKaddy Winter Wheels
Advantages: Works really well when they're working
Disadvantages: Seem to break easily
With the recent rain, snow and then more rain the majority of golf courses near me are either not allowing any trollies to be used or are only letting them on if they have hedgehog tyres or winter wheels.
This is PowaKaddys interpretation and I have to say I was very impressed when I first got them. They look great and with the large hexagonal cut out sections they do a fantastic job of minimising the area in contact with the ground. The advantage of this is that less mud is collected on the wheel compared to a standard tyre and less damage is done to the course as the weight is spread out with the wide profile they have.
Cleaning at the end of a round was simple and certainly much easier than before. Most courses I play have a compressed air gun for cleaning shoes off so just lift up the back of the trolley, get the wheels running and a few seconds of cleaning and they're done.
Thats where the praise part of the review ends unfortunately.
After about one month of regular use (about 8 rounds) the hub section snapped away from the rest of the wheel leaving me stranded half way round the course with a trolley that was going no further. Thankfully the pro shop were very helpful and ran a hire trolley out to me so I could finish my game. Obviously I took the broken wheel back to where I bought it and it was replaced with no fuss.
All was good again until the wheel on the other side broke in exactly the same way a couple of months later. I again took it back and was advised that a few other people had experienced the same problem with these wheels so I swapped them for an alternative design from another manufacturer and fingers crossed they have been fine so far.
In summary these wheels are great when they work but I wouldn't count on that being too long.
Summary: Not worth the risk of being stuck out on the course
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