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Hello everybody! I was recently introduced to the forum by @Marty Backe through his you tube channel (thank you!) and I've been reading posts like crazy . A little bit of background about me. I live in Arlington, VA (about 15 min away from Washington DC) and I'm a college student and a business owner of a pet sitting company (https://www.idogdc.com/). I'm interest in finding a more efficient way to move a lot around the city from house to house for work than a car and to combine/substitute it with the metro (subway) as its not very reliable and moving through the city by car and finding parking can be a nightmare. 1. Do you think this is the most efficient way to travel around the city from client to client without having to require a car and the hassles that come with owning one?? (gas, insurance, parking, tickets...) 2. How long did it take you to learn how to ride it? I'm a pretty thin but tall guy at around 6'4" and even though I only weight 180 lbs (approx. 80 kg) I'm looking to bulk up and start eating a bit more healthy after I'm done with school and I'm aiming for the 190 - 200 lbs mark, so the more power the better (I'm looking for something around 50 miles). My shoe size is a 11-12 so again the bigger pedals the better. I narrowed my initial search to the V5F+, V8, ACM and the MSuper V3. First impressions are that the Gotway products look a bit more rigid overall without that flimsy plastic in the body and pedals of the Inmotion that even though I looks nice seems to be a scratch magnet (correct me if I'm wrong). Between the ACM and the MSuper V3 I'm pretty undecided. On one hand the "extra" wheel of the MSuper looks like would be more comfortable and better with pod wholes and in a straight line but its not necessary for moving around the city. The bigger wheel also adds extra weight (don't mind it much) and limits the maneuverability that seen to be better on the ACM, although the built in trolley for the MSuper is a plus! The bigger pedals are a big positive in the MSuper. The ACM body seems to be better against scratches and in my opinion is more visually appealing, that being said how easy is to paint them, specially the horrible red accents on the MSuper? I've seeing videos and the mods and paint jobs of some members but I'm not sure how different it would be for each unicyle. 3. Which one rides better and which one would you recommend me to best fit my needs?@Carlos E Rodriguez and a lot of people recommended the ACM in a previous post (copied here as well) and I know @Marty Backe loves his ACM but he recommended the MSuper for me, thoughs? 4. How would you describe the ride? From the outside it looks like a mix of skiing and biking 5. What seller do you recommend? Thank you in advance guys!!!
Our family visited NYC this weekend. Of course I took my V8 with me and had a blast. This thing is definitely perfect for city living and sightseeing. I was able to drop the family off, go find parking and get on the V8 to meet them in minutes. We walked (and ride) miles away from the car to enjoy the city and I was able to quickly ride the V8 back to the car and pick them. This thing is awesome. Don't leave home without it! It kept my 11 and almost 6 happy the whole trip. Just want to point out one thing. With lots of people on the sidewalk, it's hard not to jump curbs. Yes it's fun but at a cost. Both of my pedals are now loose. If anyone know to tighten them please let me know. I had no problems taking the V8, A5 lux razor scooter and stroller into restaurants. However, the Met Museum requires you to check it in.
Hi, I've not yet committed to purchasing an eWheel but it has piqued my interest. I am considering purchasing one for my commute in NYC after getting off the bus, which is a distance of approx 1.5 miles. Does anyone have any experience on how difficult it is to navigate on crowded streets full of pedestrians? I would try to avoid Times Square and the unnecessarily busy streets but as it is NYC, there's no such thing as an empty street during rush hour in midtown. Next, based on the threads I've read, it seems that the gotway 14 is a popular choice. Can anyone comment on which wheel would best suit crowded city commuting? would the GW14 be a bad idea here? Thanks!!