If you're learning or teaching, the Kiwi is the right wheel for you. The double treadle makes spinning more comfortable, it also makes it easier to stop and start. There are "add on" kits available that allow you to adapt the wheel to spin different types of yarn.
The wheel is made from solid Medium Density Fiberboard with a New Zealand Silver Beech frame" Wheel now supplied with ball bearings for smooth easy treadling.
An added bonus for beginners is the super low price.
WHEEL DIAMETER: 45cm (17.5") ORIFICE: 1cm (3/8") BOBBIN CAPACITY: 100gm (3-4oz) RATIOS: 5.5, 7.25:1 WEIGHT: 5.5kg (12lb)
Needs to be assembled.