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About RichieV

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  1. B & F****** Q

    I think the moves they performed in the commercial are deceptively more difficult than they seem. I doubt the casting requirement was for proficient ewheelers who also happened to be cheerful, energetic, young, show well on camera, and live conveniently close to the filming location. They must have cast non-riders who had those other qualities and also had the ability to pick up physical skills pretty easily, probably people with a dance background. I can't imagine they had a budget allowing for them to take a prolonged time to learn how to ride the wheel, so the performers were probably newbies when they filmed. Considering that typical newbies spend days (weeks in some cases) keeping their arms positioned like gorillas just to maintain their balance, the graceful moves shown in the commercial belie the performers' (assumed) newbie status. I agree that many of the seasoned riders here on this forum could easily perform the moves, but most of them are grizzled, middle-aged men who are better off behind a keyboard instead of in front of a camera
  2. I had a fun time on Saturday. It was great meeting everybody and I loved partaking in the big group ride. After Central Park I ended up going down the West Side Highway bike trail to Chinatown, ate way too much, then moseyed my way back up using the avenues to Times Square and spent the rest of my time around that area. New York is a fantastic city for ewheeling, but holy cow is it a minefield of potholes and cyclists and cars and pedestrians and more potholes! There's no mindless cruising at 20mph while looking for songs to play on your phone here! As for the V10, I only got to hop on it for a few spins so I can't say too much, but here are my impressions and observations: solid feel; confidence-inspiring build quality I wasn't used to the pedal height (coming from an ACM), but I feel I and most other experienced riders could adjust to them readily enough smooth acceleration and deceleration huuuuge, comfortable pedals which are held up by friction instead of magnets when folded up feels like a bigger wheel than other 16 inchers things I wish I had a chance to try out light settings speaker quality high speed handling off road handling Overall I think it comes across as a high quality product which has that extra bit of polish that was present in the Ninebot One but lacking in the various Gotways and King Songs that I've tried. The brief exposure to the V10 that I've had coupled with the positive early reviews makes me think this wheel is going to be a big hit.
  3. Washington, DC

    Definitely a good call to cancel today. Cold and rainy is never a fun riding experience.
  4. Nice! I'm down for a bit of group riding, though I tend to go at granny speeds when I'm unfamiliar with the routes and road conditions. Though I've been to NYC numerous times, I've not seen it from the vantage point of an ewheel; there's something about the EUC that give you a more intimate look at a city as you ride through it. I'm really looking forward to the trip! Thank you for the suggestions!
  5. On impulse I bought bus tickets from DC to NYC and back to check out the V10F. Should be arriving around 10am and I depart back for DC at 8pm. I'll be bringing my ACM to explore Manhattan after the V10 demo. I anticipate I'll be making a bunch of pit stops for food and rest and photo ops and perhaps recharge a bit. At the same time I don't want to wear myself out trying to cram in too many activities in the limited timeframe. Any suggestions as to how to make the most of my time without being too hectic? Any places in general that won't accommodate me trolleying my wheel through their establishment?
  6. Washington, DC

    Doesn't look promising weather-wise
  7. Washington, DC

    My wheel is the 1600wh Gotway ACM. I've not done any measurements, but I want to say around 50 to 60 miles per charge?
  8. Washington, DC

    We're looking for a fourth ACM rider to make us the Four ACM-men of the Apocalypse.
  9. Washington, DC

    Count me in too! And I think we're all three of us ACM riders.
  10. I have to say I'm excited about all the new offerings coming out this year. I'd get them all if I could, but my pockets are only so deep and my storage space is only so large. Right now I'm leaning toward the V10F or the Z10, but I'm also very curious about the IPS S5. By no means are the King Song or Gotway off the radar, though. Honestly, the direction I lean depends on whatever thread or video I happen to be reading or watching at a given moment; I picked the V10 for this poll because of all the hype today
  11. New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    Right. If you had submitted your deposit prior to the event (as many of us had done), you qualify for the discount. Now the wheels are only available at full price. Since we couldn't even place an order for a wheel prior to today, I assume that if you had placed a deposit and now order your wheel, that price will be the discounted one. I wanted to know if that discounted price was available to us deposit-submitters for a short time only, or if we would be able to wait for the specs/prices of the competition and still qualify for the discount. But it looks like @Jason McNeil answered that question:
  12. New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    As a leaper-of-faith (not a leper-of faith; different thing entirely), my question is for how long are the discounted prices on the table? As great as these new wheels appear to be, I am still curious as to how they will compare to the upcoming offerings of King Song and Segway.

    No, no, no! @Reynold Coles quite incontestably said Trenton, New Jersey! In the video you can clearly see the world-famous Trenton palm trees! Ah, Trenton, NJ: Tropical paradise in the northeastern United States! I don't know why New Yorkers bother with expensive plane tickets to Florida during the winter when all they have to do is drive an hour and a half to balmy Trenton where half dressed Jersey girls (or boys if you prefer) will serve you drinks with miniature umbrellas. @Reynold Coles, I have to hand it to you. You truly are living the life!
  14. New Design Ideas for Future Generation EUC's

    Ok here is the feature you never realized you always wanted: Pedals that ascend/descend automatically when the trolley handle is raised or lowered. ::: boom ::: EUC companies, are you reading this? Make this happen!
  15. The need for speed

    Looking at the specifications on Gotway America's site, the 680Wh Tesla that you've linked to runs at 67.2V as opposed to 84V for the 1020Wh Tesla. The motor is still rated at 1900W, though. How this translates into appreciable differences in top speed and torque, I don't know. Still it's something to be aware of and should probably be taken into consideration when making a purchase.