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Demian B

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  1. MSuper V3S+ lasted 5 months...

    Maybe so while your feet have some bearing on the pedals, but if your airborne because your wheel quit after pushing it too hard, I don’t think your center of gravity matters much. Having your hands and arms in a more ready position for impact with the road would be better I think. I’ll admit it does look cool and more aerodynamic. Now that it’s colder where I live, I think about how, with my hands in my jacket pockets, If something goes wrong, I might hit the road like that. Not enough time to pull my hands out and reduce the impact.
  2. MSuper V3S+ lasted 5 months...

    I would say max accelerating with hands behind the back is a bad idea.
  3. DarknessBot - iOS App

    Maybe a misplaced comment/suggestion, but Ilya, could you possibly add an audible sound through my headphones when I hit my dangerous speed warning (all warnings optional, I suppose)?
  4. The Photo Thread

    This is sweet, sweet news and it warms my heart!
  5. Has anybody Heard of this?

    Hey, that’s my home town! Maybe he moved out to California. I’ve never crossed paths with him in my EUC travels.

    Doesn't that triple beep make you nervous? I appreciate the leaf wake. I've been looking behind as I wheel through fresh leaf covered paths just to see the wake myself.
  7. Bad Accident on Onewheel+

    I can only speak for the V1 OneWheel, but there is a tiltback when you reach a certain speed (15-18mph) where if you lean back quickly to confirm you got the message and then power forward, you can "push thru" the high speed warning and achieve absolute top speed before catastrophy. Some claim you can manually balance the board momentarily at that moment and save a nosedive. I don't know that this is true as I tried not to flirt on the precipice. There is no other way the top speeds claimed (if true) could be achieved without a technique like this because we all had the same firmware and the tiltback occurs at the same speed for all of us in the selected shaping ("Extreme"). As far as cut-outs related to the sensor side foot coming off the board, you have about a second where you can disengage both weight sensors before the motor cuts and the wheel effectively brakes. I believe once you apply pressure to both sensors pre-landing, the motor engages almost instantly. Firmware updates seem to have caused the wheel to overspin in the air so that on landing there's a bit of a wheelie or rearing that's unsettling even if you become accustomed to it.
  8. Bad Accident on Onewheel+

    I cringe reading of your brother's misfortune. I have a couple of Onewheels. Last summer, I was going top speed on a bumpy sidewalk and fell off injuring my wrists and a calf muscle. Ever since, I've had a hard time trusting it. I feel so much more comfortable on my Gotway EUCs. I have 1000 miles under my belt now and though I've yet to fall, I progressively wear more safety gear. I haven't researched this, but I suspect falls from a device where feet are perpendicular to direction of travel pose greater injury risk than when feet are inline with heading. I still think Onewheels are wonderous, but next to a Gotway, there's no contest.
  9. Gotway 22"

    You bought a Grom while your Monster was out of commission and I bought an MSuper while mine was. I've finally got my Monster back it seems Joey's shim fix worked! Thanks Joey & Jason!

    I think you nailed it when you said you're more comfortable on the KS. I believe that plays a big part in your results. Who among us knows the full capabilities of either wheel in terms of max acceleration. I don't know how that limit could be realized without being willing to faceplant.

    I laughed out loud both times I watched the part where you whiz by with arms crossed and tilted just so. 😂😂 Was that an homage to Run DMC?
  12. That was me! Fortunately, the problem hasn't occurred for a few weeks now. It still puts a seed of doubt in my mind, though. I haven't wheeled without elbow pads since the hiccups first appeared 😬. I should add that I've never really rode off on the wheel immediately after powering up and the hiccups still happened.
  13. GotWay Monster Seat

    You seem to be excusing your cavalier riding style because others disregard Greenway rules. I like chaos as well but would not take those risks. My point was that you've posted this video on a prominent forum showing highly inadvisable technique. It's important to let others know that you're a trained professional and bystanders in your video are actors.
  14. Monster Axle Nut(s) Loose - trend?

    I'm fairly confident my Monster has been plagued by this after 400 miles. It's been collecting cobwebs for the past month and a half while I wait for a proper control board but it likely won't remedy the situation. I was hoping I wouldn't have to remove the panel from the pedal supports to access the wedges. I don't like messing with the wiring looms any more than necessary.
  15. GotWay Monster Seat

    A lot of Dbag moves in this video. I like to ride my Monster fast while seated too, but I don't endanger pedestrians and bicyclists with showboat carving scoffing at lane lines. The worst is at 2:35 where dude needles through a pedestrian crossing WAY too fast. You would have caught my umbrella sideways if I could bring it up that fast. Come on man! You're going to f this up for the rest of us.