My husband was fascinated by the Sidekick design since he first saw it and insisted that I order this little wheel for my birthday. Like all things Schacht, orders take a bit and this one was delayed even longer due to pandemic closures. However, it was a joyous day when it finally arrived. Assembly was simple and straightforward and spinning is delightful - it really is a brilliant design. It treadles nicely; the only thing that took some getting used to was a bit of noise associated with the travel (plastic) bobbins. Mine was missing a threading hook, which Schacht resolved quickly. I had seen a couple of reviews that said that the wheel was less stable because of the design, but this thing is rock-solid. I was hesitant to get this wheel as I already have a (much-loved) Lendrum. However, it has added a new dimension to spinning specifically for weaving projects - it’s just plain fun. Paradise Fibers kept me updated on the order status - while the delay was sad it was unavoidable. The timing of my purchase was influenced by a killer sale ($100 off!), which was awesome. I love being able to support great companies like Paradise Fibers and Schacht - both companies offer extraordinary products and support.
This is a great companion for any spinner. If you already own a Schacht wheel than it is wonderful that your bobbins are interchangeable. This wheel folds down so nice but also is light enough to just carry around without folding if you would like as wheel, this wheel always puts a smile on my face! I highly recommend this wheel.
Wonderful and I love the fact that I can take it wherever I go yet it spins like a non portable wheel!!!