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Everything posted by LanghamP

  1. Which is to say, not very good. I left my Gotway Msuper in my car last night because I didn't want to lug it upstairs. The temperature outside this morning was around 30 degrees F. Charge was about 76%. The wheel wasn't its usual snappy self; it was notably sluggish even on the hard settings, and the pedals were quite soggy, as soggy as I've ever seen them. Interestingly, the wheel would start the tiltback sequence but abort it partway through. It would do that after a turn but there was one point where I was creeping up to 21 mph and it started the tiltback sequence. Or pseudo tiltback sequence. Feeling the wheel, even now 2 hours post-ride, and it being indoors in a very warm place, the wheel feels like a block of ice. I would say letting a wheel get below freezing is highly highly not recommended. Don't do it.
  2. After the update, odd behavior until the wheel bricked. Update: somehow the lock feature was enabled, I'm concerned how that is possible because I have not connected to it for the last few rides. It will have two beeps, and the Bluetooth music will work. When turned off you'll see three lights per led, of different colors. However, simply turning on the wheel and the app didn't work for me as no auto connect worked. Solution: 1. Make sure the KS app has all permissions. 2. With the wheel turned on, go into the KS connect and do search for device. Find your device then connect. 3. Your wheel should now be unlocked and the gyro then enables itself. I do not recommend using the lock feature.
  3. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    That reminds me of this guy who I went to school with, easily 30 years ago when we were somewhere in middle or high school, who burned himself lighting the pilot light of a propane tank, got semi-mild burns on his hands and stomach, so he was in the hospital for a short time. Now whenever the nurse would come in to clean him (older woman, at least in her twenties which seemed unfathomably old to us), he'd get a monster erection, terribly embarrassing, but by the second day she was jerking him off in a, presumably, very sympathetic way. Total dork but as soon as that story spread he had a harem of interested girls.
  4. Was anyone the slightest bit surprised that @Shad0z had a high speed crash? Of course not, not even @Shad0z expected otherwise. That is why he was wearing all the equipment; to increase the speed upon which he can safely crash at. He'll have a few more high speed crashes, probably crashing his wheel out, and he'll either get it out of his system or have to wait some time before he can afford another wheel.
  5. Safest EUC?

    My recall was somewhat off in regards to specific wheel failures. kS16s looks like a good bet.
  6. Safest EUC?

    I believe there's a French group that put out failure rates per brand and per wheel. I recall reading some surprising (to me) failure rates like the Inmotion V5 having double the failures of the V8, the KS16s having under a 2% failure rate, and the msuper v3 having something like 40% plus. Someone did make a post of the French group but I can't find it. I would not trust anecdotal evidence, as that is the weakest of all evidence. Someone telling you about a wheel is pretty bad for the general population of that wheel.
  7. If you roll the wheel by hand over the obstacle, then you can have some general sense if and how you can make it over. If you practice that obstacle, at slower speeds, and you finally make it over, then the next time you encounter that obstacle you have a good chance of surviving going over something like it. I'm somewhat obsessed on getting over stupid obstacles; my biggest observation is when coming to an obstacle that you get air on, leaning back often shoots the wheel from under you whereas being neutral often drops you onto safe ground with no drama.
  8. Tesla First Day Fun! - Motor Cutout at 34.3 MPH

    You can visit a motorcycle store and try several brands, then stick with that brand just for the head shape. The style is what you'll put up with to have a thick EPS lined chinbar, because that's what bicycle helmets do not have. Motorcycle helmets are designed to take impacts from the front...from concrete. But you already have some very nice helmets. What need aren't they fulfilling?
  9. I can ride beyond tiltback with my S1. Or rather continue to accelerate even when tiltback is triggered. I think you can do that with all wheels. Presumably one can lean forward until the wheel can no longer balance you at speed. In practice that has only happened to me once. I usually wear a sportbike helmet and often a full motorcycle suit. I don't go below 60% and my trips are usually of under 6 miles, so since I can't hear the beeps I have to use tiltback. Presumably a lot of the speed freaks on this forum are like me; go around 30 mph, wear heavy motorcycle gear, and shrug our shoulders when we crash and destroy our wheels.
  10. Tesla First Day Fun! - Motor Cutout at 34.3 MPH

    Ask and you shall receive. https://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmet-reviews/ If you know your head shape then you can eliminate most helmets. I personally go with HJC has they fit snug everywhere. This cost me $100. $100! https://www.webbikeworld.com/hjc-fg-17-review/
  11. You can ignore tiltback and continue to accelerate well beyond it. You can verify this by setting to 5mph and continuing onward to 15+.
  12. One S2 headlight accessory

    I have several of these. BLITZU Gator 390 USB Rechargeable LED Bike Light Set, Bicycle Headlight Front & FREE Rear Back Tail Light. Waterproof, Easy To Install for Kids Men Women Road Cycling Safety Commuter Flashlight BLACK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAGIHJB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ke-FAbM9KP33R Note they can be turned 90 degrees in order to mount on the S. This one fits on the handle of my S1, and since it can be installed "crooked" also on my KS16 which has an asymmetrical handle.
  13. Update: KS16s's lock can be confusing.

    I thought the wheel was dead and that the beeps and lights were diagnosis codes. The lock feature isn't loud enough to warn a thief off, and hitting the power button would power the wheel down including any sounds. In contrasts, the Ninebot S goes nuts when you try moving it; lights on, volume at max, and the wheel shakes while still balancing. It totally sound like a bomb about to go off in a sci fi movie. Awesomely cool.
  14. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    I think the wobble will be much slower weave which is recoverable instead of a fast wobble that requires great skill. My observation on my wheel doing a fast wobble is that the tire isn't even touching the ground half the time, so the damping you would get from the friction of the tire on the pavement is less. You can catch a weave pretty easily but a wobble just throws you. Mind you, I'm not even going half the speed of Rehab but either the wobble came and went before I could react or I got thrown. Thrown at 10 kmh. <snicker> So dramatic. I lifted my feet like someone threw a dodgeball at my feet, and walked these wobbles off. @Hunka Hunka Burning Lovementions relaxing to save a wobble. Wobbles where I've bailed on my own inevitably result in the wheel continuing, but often the wobble doesn't stop. Pushing my wheel on its own, usually the wheel stays stable but it often goes into a fatal wobble. Wheels are somewhat mysterious in their behavior.
  15. Crazy People

    @Stan Onymous Murder is a premeditated crime whereas drunk driving is negligence. Would you like drunk driving to be equated with premeditated murder? To me, I would not, because a drunk driver has a different intent to a youth with a gun who walks over and deliberately unloads into another person. Such an ambush seems unspeakably vicious compared to the clumsy drunk driver. Your opinion is different. Uber drivers still have a wage gap although Freakoeconomics studied and concluded the wage gap was entirely choice driven (by the drivers). @Stan Onymous, what would it take to have equal outcomes for everyone?
  16. Since the S1 has no padding, or really anything to have friction against, turning it upside puts the heavy battery downward, and hence it can stand (sorta) on its own.
  17. Mileage contest Feb -- Win A Free Solowheel

    Could we also have a leaderboard contest like OneWheel whereby people post their highest speeds? The person getting the top speed could win a wheel.
  18. Crazy People

    And, gosh, hot off the press by that Liberal Rag The Atlantic is an article that perfectly encapsulates what happens and why when a Patriarchal society collides with a Matriarchal society. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/when-divorce-is-an-opportunity/552230/ That's a lot of single mothers. Fortunately immigrants from war-torn countries are quite peaceful compared to Swedes. Nearly 60 percent of women from the countries in the Horn of Africa, 53 percent of women from sub-Saharan Africa, and 48 percent of women from Iran had divorced in Sweden within 15 years of getting married.
  19. Crazy People

    Be advised I cut out some of your quote; if I misquote you by out of context (a pet peeve of mine) I do apologize. The consumer law that made it illegal for financial institutes to discriminate based on gender has been in effect for 40 to 50 years. To use an anti-discrimination law that has been in effect for almost half a century as an example of present gender discrimination makes no sense. You reject the own FBI's stats, and the St Louis MO's too. I have no response to that because I don't have better sources, and for that I will concede white people are as, and more, violent than black people. So you win that. Excellent job in your rebuttal. Single women without children under the age of 32 are far more successful than their male counterparts. By successful, we mean both education and income. By practicing discrimination, the US sends 2 women to higher education than for every man. http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/apr/09/genevieve-wood/what-pay-gap-young-women-out-earn-men-cities-gop-p/ Some things to note about this article: --Women earn less than men do for doing the same job. --Women as a whole make more, often far more, than men do as a whole. What we're seeing is sending a whole bunch of women to higher education. Married men almost always work harder and make more money than their unmarried counterparts, and so when I hear whenever I hear that men make more money than women, I think to myself, "aha, that's when a virtue is turned into a sin." Divorced men, of course, are given quotas that they must meet or else they are thrown in jail, Gulag-style. The Soviets would have been proud. I think you're right when you say "patriarchy". Which also describes my name, by the way. You have a few good men that almost entirely own the wealth and who (along with rock stars) are considered extremely attractive. Apparently it's these group of men that are firmly in the sights of the #MeToo movement, so perhaps we as a society have declared war on all men, and not just most men (that 80% again). How would you suggest we give women equal opportunity? The world according to me would look like this: --You don't get to choose your neighborhood; we know very well what white middle and upper class Liberals mean when they say "this is a good neighborhood" from their cloistered communities. I'm actually serious about bringing back East Berlin communist era block houses for everyone. --Health services should be partitioned out until the average life expectancy for both sexes is the same. --Children's rights (fur Kinder) take precedence over individual rights. Therefore there is no circumstance that allows divorce. Don't like that? Sounds too risky? Don't get married! --Both parents must sign off on aborting the child OR birthing the child, with DNA testing (illegal in Germany) asserting progeny. Why would you be paying for something not yours? Somehow it seems to me a fundemental human right not be be an indentured servant to something not from you. --Playgrounds should be imported from Germany. The exceptionally dangerous nature of German playgrounds will serve to weed out imprudent and violent children via the Darwin mechanism. Especially the slides. Terrifying.
  20. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    I don't know what kind of documentation can prove a negative, that is, I know of no such test that can verify you're not a dumbass, especially as you rode 26 mph on rough surfaces. Wore a full-face helmet, though, so that's probably 98% dumbass instead of 100%. And when I say dumbass I place myself firmly in that category. I've crashed at lower speeds but with hardly any protection. Took me months to recover while still having the scars. Wouldn't you say that's pretty dumbass? Also I ride an MSuper at 28mph therefore I am a verified dumbass; WheelLog simply confirms it without any doubt. Buy an S1, keep your MTEN3, sell all your other wheels, and call it a day. That would bring your dumbass score to, oh, 25%? I don't know if keeping a wheel at your office and sneaking a ride like some nicotine-addled desperado would increase or decrease your dumbass score.
  21. Legalising EUCs in the UK, the next steps

    Never have truer words been spoken! Something like a Segway S1 which by our standards lolls very slowly, is still twice as fast as a jogger. With even a moderate wheel such as the KS16s, you'd handily beat every entry at every marathon. Wheels are incredibly useful when we use them in place of walking. Wheels are also incredibly dangerous when we use them in place of bicycling. It follows you should use wheels somewhere in between, depending on your bravery and need. I personally try to keep the speed whereby I'm passing all walkers, most runners, and no bicyclists. Unless I'm going uphill. Then I'm passing all bicyclists.
  22. The Photo Thread

    The GT16's look so badass. Like from the future.
  23. Crazy People

    Most serial killers are black. Since black serial killers are a minority, it follows blacks are wildly violent compared to whites. Here's the FBI's own website compiling murder stats, not neccessarily serial killers. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_6_murder_race_and_sex_of_vicitm_by_race_and_sex_of_offender_2013.xls Please note that this is: --A government website. --Compiled by the FBI. --Showing murder by race on race. I just don't know if this is enough to convince you, though, as I've never had much success in showing this website to people who assert the opposite. It's simply impossible to change a person's mind. Here's another statistic put out by our own police department. http://www.slmpd.org/homicide.shtml 205 murders, 137 black suspects, 1 white suspect. A ratio of 137 to 1. Again, this is put out by the St Louis police department, and verified by two newspapers as to the victim, suspect, location, and time. If this isn't enough to convince you, then what would? Or is simply dismissing this data your choice? Personally, I don't think there is any race component in blacks to be violent, as I think all present humans are equally adept at genocide (I'm not genetically white and I feel tremendously violent on occasion towards people who don't think or act like me). Specifically, I know plenty of "oreos", that is, of black people with white culture who aren't violent. It follows, then, that it's black culture that is exceptionally violent and not the DNA you were born with. Now you can say black culture isn't violent but to do so you'd dismiss these two government datapoints on race violence. Name me one law that discriminates against women in favor of men. If we lived in a patriarchy then we could expect there to be plenty of such laws. @Stan Onymous <insert law right here> Every single mother topic always refers to the "man up" problem. We don't have enough good men. I think white knight men feel good about calling out other men for not being "man enough". It feels good, and is easy to do. Suppose you have 100 men and 100 women on an island. They are all horny. What percentage of women will be pregnant by the end of the year? Suppose you introduce sex education and convince 20% of the men not to have sex. What % of women will be pregnant? Suppose you convince 20% of the women not to have sex. What % of women will be pregnant? Let's make the figure more extreme. Convince 80% of the men not to have sex and none of the women. Is there any doubt in your mind that 100% of the women will be pregnant by the end of the year? I believe woman are usually wildly violent to their own children because the single biggest danger to survival is being aborted. 200,000 children are aborted each year. Now we can ignore that figure, and simply say women are not violent towards their children because they are not children. Personally I think you should be able to take a hit out on your kid at any age below majority, whether it's in body or out of body. 100% of problems Feminist have is caused by the unequal distribution of wealth of men to women. Therefore, 100% of Feminist problems can be solved by the transfer of wealth from men to irresponsible women. That is, indeed, the argument of 100% of every gynocentric issue you see nowdays; how do we transfer wealth? To me, the more important question is, how do you ascertain you've met your wealth transfer goals? I'm skeptical of any economic redistribution tool that doesn't specify goals.
  24. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    Yeah, most wheels are pretty easy to stop wobbling, or make it occur slower at higher speed, simply by strapping something heavy to the front or the rear of the wheel. Something as light as a small speaker drastically reduces wobbles of all sorts, which leads me to believe most (all?) wheels are sensitive to bumps but also easy to solve. You can induce wobbles easily, by standing well back on the footpads, and by doing so you can wobble at quite low speeds from small bumps. If you then strap anything heavy to the front of the wheel, you'll notice those wobbles are pretty much gone. You hit a bump once and, boom, the wheel acts like it went into wet cement. I love the egg shaped and the circle form factor; nevertheless I believe wheels would function much better if the heavy batteries were located anywhere but the directly along the vertical wheel axle.
  25. Crazy People

    I'm going to make a few assertations and a few rebuttals, and if they don't sound reasonable then off course say so. By the same token if you reasonably rebuke my assertations then, of course, I'll change my mind. --I assert that single motherhood is the best predictor of uncivilized behavior. --Oustanding examples does not invalidate an observation about a specific demographic. It's like saying running a red light is safe because since one or two cars made it across we can extrapolate that for all cars. --Single motherhood is the direct result of the deregulated sexual marketplace (DSM), and carefully regulating mating practices so that one man has one woman is strangely Socialist, ironic given that most people who favor DSM are against the free-market and vice versa. Socailists and Conservatives have switched places! Study after study shows single motherhood as the biggest determination to uncivilized behavior. This isn't race or gender specific as the children of slaves and of indentured servants are equally likely to be single mothers. It's their masters that do well. Or were doing well as bastardy has greatly infected all the social classes. Simply put, generally the more sexual partners a woman has the more likely she is to divorce. https://socialpathology.blogspot.com/2012/03/promiscuity-data-guest-post.html?m=1 It's the rare female (or male) that gets married (or not) that doesn't have at least a few sexual partners. And so we see the general trend of mothers who often become single. The question is why? I think a great answer is by looking at Facebook COO Cheryl Sandberg. In one interview she said, "When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier." 100% of women would agree with this statement. 100% of women would be perfectly satisfied with only the best. The laws of statistics suggests only a few will get the best, and even those will still wonder if they reeaally have the best. This post shows that 80% of men might as well not exist, and that less than 2% of women are attracted to the bottom 80%. Do you think a woman who has settled for the 80% would be, in any way, satisfied and not prone to single motherhood? heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/technology-and-female-hypergamy-and-the-inegalitarian-consequences/ To me it is very obvious single motherhood and bastardy is the greatest threat to the well-being of children, and I find it amazing that we as a society encourage it by ennobling single mothers, and giving them cash and prizes when they bravely have a child on their own. Ted Bundy was the product of a single mother. That means all bastards are really just serial killers waiting to happen.