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  1. So we've got a thread going on about this in the Local meet-up section, but figured it was worth putting a final notification about it here in General Discussion as it's less than a month away now and should be epic. Paris has one day each year where certain sections of the city are closed off to cars/buses/motorbikes/vans etc etc. This year it's the WHOLE of the city. So obviously this is going to be a prime euc playground. Well, even more so than usual as Paris is obviously one of the most accepting euc cities. Anyway if anyone is considering this let us know. Luiz and I are going and according to him and the French euc forum they are also doing a big meet-up. I'll make sure to borrow a friend's go pro or something. Should be great.
  2. Problem with the app

    I think you have to enter the serial no of the wheel to 'prove' you are the owner. I have a new phone and haven't done this so I get the same message. Ps. there aren't any firmware updates anyway 👍
  3. Next upgrade option after the Inmotion V8

    Your other option of course is seeing what Inmotion release next to replace the V8. Given the Solowheel takeover however, you can bet whatever it is will be bloody expensive
  4. Next upgrade option after the Inmotion V8

    I have a v5f+......probably going to trade up to a Kingsong 14s next. I'd recommend that, unless you are only interested in 16inchers. Gotway's seem to simply have far too many QC and electrical issues right now and probably for the foreseeable future. The stress seems to outweigh the enjoyment with them. Although admittedly I've only ridden one once.
  5. KS14S Speed Throttling

    How heavy is it Marty? Looks like my next wheel 😍
  6. Cool. what does it say roughly? Sorry my French is terrible.
  7. We definitely need a rain-backup-plan. Somewhere central with plug sokets and alcohol....and not necessarily in that order.
  8. How much do you spend to maintain your Addiction?

    Trick riding is definitely an entirely different category for costs........so different it's almost like a different hobby. I've had two eucs (Lhotz and now v5f+).....ride them all the time, and fast, but on-road mostly and no tricks. I've never had a puncture and other than superficial scratches and one replacement charger, the worst I've had is a current 6inch crack on the right shell from a drunken ride a while back. Now that I've written this post of course, the karma gods will decree I'm 'due' some reversal of fortune 😂
  9. If you're booking Eurostar, book it on Eurostar Snap (snap.eurostar.com). I've used it many times and it's awesome. Much cheaper than booking an actual train time. The only catch is you can only select 'morning' or 'afternoon' on whatever day you want and you only find out the precise train time 48hrs in advance. I'm going to go for instance on Friday 'afternoon.' So I'll find out my specific train time on the Wednesday. Sometimes the tickets are as cheap as £20.
  10. So how safe is this wheel now?

    I think this is my first time on the Rockwheel section of this forum.... I know there have been horror stories in the past, but what's the current status amongst owners/those in the know about the state of things now? Is the GT16 the top of the range right now or is there something incoming soon?
  11. They do look cool. Especially the Inboard one. I remember one zooming past my in Hyde Park. Made my v5f+ look pretty stupid, speed wise! However the big deal breaker for me is the need for a remote control. That ruins the minimalist nature of it. The whole fun of the euc is the concentration of the manoeuvres in just your weight distribution all over that single wheel. I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk/reviews/commentary on the Gotway Moonwalk as that doesn't need a controller. Has anyone used one/heard of any problems etc?
  12. I'll be there Friday to Monday I think..........Let's hope the weather isn't terrible We'll have to all exchange phone details etc nearer the time or something.
  13. As you may or may not have noticed, the pedals (I assume due to the different materials and how that affects colour reproduction) are a slightly different white to the body. To anyone with OCD, including myself, it's a little bit of an eye-sore, however I've found an unlikely (and slightly silly) "correction" (excuse the pun) for this: My pedals were looking pretty scraped, and I was too lazy to buy/look for white paint. So instead I used Tipp-Ex (I think in America you call it Whiteout). I've found, for reasons unknown, that the specific white this produces looks identical to the shell of the wheel when applied to the pedals. It means every time I cover the scrapes on the pedals they start to match the rest of the wheel more....so much so you could theoretically just buy a load of it and use it as actual paint.....if you cared. ? Ps. I fully accept that this may well be the lamest post in forum history ?
  14. Horror Movies

    Anyone a big fan of the genre? I've always loved them but have become a bit disillusioned about the recent (last ten years or so) move to the cheap, 'jump-scare' genre. I.e. cheaply made clones that basically use quiet bits followed by sudden loud moments to illicit cheap feelings of 'fear', rather than well-developed 'dread' that more sophisticated movies from the past managed to generate. (e.g. Omen, Exorcist). Two recent ones that I've been extremely impressed with have been The Babadook and It Follows. Highly recommended.
  15. Off-topic but was that you Stefan I saw riding past Hyde Park on Friday? Whoever it was they looked suited and booted lol
  16. Wiggly

    One more thing, it can sometimes happen if your feet are positioned improperly, too. Assuming you have 'normal' sized feet (i.e. nothing freaky! :........you want the top 1/3rd or 1/4 of your foot sticking off the front end of each pedal.
  17. Wiggly

    Happens when your legs get tired. And if you're a new rider, this will happen EARLY (regardless of how muscular/young your legs are). It's a 'muscle memory' tolerance sort of a thing. Still happens to me even today, though infrequently. At first like you I put it down to a problem with the wheel....but when it happens if you slow down and then completely relax your legs for a few seconds you realise it's them, not the wheel.
  18. THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I've been waiting for someone to provide another 14s review/tryout! Awesome.
  19. Yeah I want to come see everyone for a BIT, but not for the whole thing. Partly because of language barrier but partly because I want to go explore etc. I'd like to test my v5f on some of the steep cobbly hills around Montmartre as well as the obligatory Eiffel Tower/champs de mars flybys. Ok well keep me updated on your plans, be good to meet you!
  20. I'm going to stay in a hostel in Montmartre, I think. It's my favourite part of Paris and I have good memories of it, so will come a day earlier I think and leave a day later. Hostels in Paris are generally good quality (Hostelworld is a great review site for them) and you can book rooms fairly close to your due date without extra cost.
  21. Preferred riding footwear

    I always wear formal shoes/brogues now with decent rubber heels. Like below. I think I got the idea from seeing Jason wearing smart shoes whilst test driving the v5f a year ago. I thought I'd see how they compared to regular trainers/sneakers/boots and was very pleasantly suprised. The thin front of the shoe helps give you excellent control whilst the thick heel absorbs the bumps and motor vibrations perfectly. Obviously I assume many who actually commute on their eucs (I don't) might have to wear them anyway.
  22. Heya mate. Yeah I'm getting excited about this now! Do we need to talk to them to say we're coming or whatever? Ill check this e-rue thing out when I get home tonight. Where is the info about the 1st Oct on here? Which page of the video section? I didn't get to go to Paris in the end sadly as my mother was ill. So doubly excited about next month. I'm going to take the Eurostar the night before and stay in a hostel.
  23. Er.....yeah.....pretty much summed up in the title. Let me know if you're around Paddy.
  24. My first EUC...

    All the colours look awesome! It's such a slick looking machine....if it wasn't for the QC issues and general mixed safety rep, I'd be getting one today!
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