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  1. This is the one bad thing about the internet. There's literally not one dealer for these things in LA. One of the biggest cities in the world and I can't go look at them. I ride motorcycles and I'm not THAT big, but I have to raise the seat and have raising links. I find most things in life are made for the "average Joe" who's 5'7"
  2. I'm now looking back at the two wheel design as it does make sense because you can stand in one place, and it's much easier to learn. InMotion also makes a two wheeled model. Since they both have 14" wheels, is there a reason you like the Airwheel over the InMotion? Maybe later I could get a KingSong 18"...eWheels has the inmotion on sale for $550 which is pretty cheap!
  3. HAHA! If it could cook me dinner, I'd be in heaven! Here's the list Portability fits in my car with lots of other gear. (do they allow them on planes if batteries can be shipped separately?) Carry my weight + camera payload (me = 220-230 lbs, camera 7-20 lbs) Travel on rough terrain - grass, off road Reliable + holds it's value = Parts are available (these all seem to be branches of the same tree) Sitting is attractive because of waiting between takes. Can you sit on it, then stand and go?
  4. I'm still figuring it out. And at this point it's all in theory. Guys to shoot on Segway's, but that's a big heavy beast with a wide foot print. The beauty of an EUC is portability and maneuverability. Speed, yes? I also Rollerblade, so a lot of ground is covered on them, but the EUC gives a more effortless glide and can go on rougher terrain and a lot of the appeal is I'd be unique. With social media I could advertise something that I've never seen any other cam ops do. I'm trying to expand my skill set...and get a cool toy in the mean time.
  5. I I am 90% set on V8 as well. My only concern or "what about this" is the KS18 has a seat. For doing camera work, being able to sit still or rest between takes would be an asset and pretty cool in general. Is it pretty easy to sit on them? I wonder if they hire really small people for example videos and photos, then when my larger frame (6'1" 230lbs) gets on it sitting isn't really an option. The other way to look at it is, learn on the V8 then sell it once I get good. I'm betting it will retain much of its value for 6 months. From what I've learned smaller units are lighter and thus easier to learn on.
  6. Great explanation, even tho I didn't pose the motorcycle comparison (and I do own a couple) this helped me understand the whole concept more. One thing you brought to light: "the Inmotion V8 (800W nominal) which can be considered the "hardest" (instant reaction) wheel". This is the one I'm most settled on. Does the "hardness" make it more difficult to learn on, or easier? Can this be adjusted in the settings?
  7. It seems like 16" wheel's are the sweet spot for cost, lightness and a wheel large enough to go over rough terrain. My impression after a week of researching is the V8 is perhaps more refined, more popular and easier to find parts and support for. Sort of like a Lexus. I almost wish it didn't have all the blinky lights. The Kingsong's and Gotway's look a little more home made and raw, but more durable? Maybe more SUV? I was all geared up to get an 18" wheel because of my size and weight, 6'1", 230 lb, but someone convinced me that a 16" is ample, especially as a first wheel. Carrying, storing, and one day selling are part of the equation too. But most importantly, I want the one which has the best feel to the drive mechanism, and is the most reliable, that appears to be the X-factor. The last thing i want is the thing stopping when I'm zipping down the street ... I like my teeth just the way they are!
  8. Broken axles or foot-pegs doesn't sound good at all...LanghamP doesn't seem to have issues with weight or size with the InMotions, and they seem to be very popular. I saw a guy riding one at the park the other day and he said he had just started and had only been riding an hour total and he was zipping along on his tiny NineBot.
  9. You've done that on the V5? That's amazing!? I'd rather not have to spend buckets of money right away, but I would like a larger wheel for going over rougher terrain. I'll look more at the V5 & V8. 50 lbs does seem to be a detriment on the physical side.
  10. Plus I like the idea of being able to go off road. Is the Kingsong Artwheel 18" big enough? I like the fact that you can put a seat on it. 22" seems to be getting giant and expensive. I'm a big guy, but not THAT big. I wish there was a place I could look at them. I live in LA and can't find one retailer.
  11. This does seem to be a very good option. Are the footpedals large enough for my size 13 feet and it will support my 230 lbs, plus a camera? I'm assuming this guy is like 5'7" and 140lbs. Like many sports smaller, lighter, lower center of gravity is beneficial.
  12. I just figured out how to quote the desired message. I'm sure a couple seconds of getting my balance is acceptable, and I picture rolling back and forth and an assistant handing me the camera to make it work. Someone mentioned a dual wheeled InMotion makes it easier to balance, but does that limit the maneuverability? For paved roads and slower speeds I have roller blades, which are actually quite effective and can provide quite maneuverable. I'm a dirt biker from way back and have a large dual sport that works well. So the big question is still: Where do I start? Get one to try/learn it? Or go for the mac-daddy right away?
  13. Interested. Is this deal still happening?
  14. I realize it's a limited use platform, but often times its being about to offer what the other guy doesn't. I'm a pretty good dirtbiker and have a large dual sport so I got that one down.
  15. Hi guys, I'm considering getting an EUC for moving a video camera around. I've seen guys do it on segway's but the size and abilities of an EUC makes is unique and attractive. So I have multi-part questions: First off, do you need your hands to balance, or once you get it down can you you do without. Are you able to stand on one place, or do you need to be moving? IE, would I be able to get on the thing, then grab a camera, and then wait for my cue? How much are the units actually balanced? I'm 6'1", 230 lbs, size 13 shoe, carrying a stabilizer and a camera would add 6-20 lbs. I assume I'd need a larger unit to do this respectably. I read something about the pads being larger for large hoofed individuals like myself. In my mind I could see using it to chase BMX bikes, shoot off road, etc. Is this realistic? Or should I invest in a segway as well? So if all my wildest fantasies are true about a EUC helping my career, would I get something smaller to learn on, then go for a bigger unit? Thanks!