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  1. Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    https://mini-j.jimdo.com/accueil/actualites-mini/new-segway-ninebot-euc/ SPECS Weight Z10 = 22kg 48lbs ninebot one z 18寸宽版 1200w 35速 580wh ¥4999. 1500w 40速 860wh ¥7999. 1800w 45速 1000wh ¥9999. Z6 TOP SPEED 35 KMH BATTERY 574WH MOTOR 1200W CHARGE NOMINALE 40-55KM 150KG ANGLE D ESCALADE/ANGLE CLIMB 20° Z8 second modele name is DARK NIGHT TOP SPEED 40 KMH BATTERY 862WH MOTOR 1500W CHARGE NOMINALE 60-80KM 150KG ANGLE D ESCALADE/ANGLE CLIMB 25° z10 final fantasy TOP SPEED 45KMH BATTERY 1000WH MOTOR 1800W CHARGE NOMINALE 80-100KM 150KG ANGLE D ESCALADE/ANGLE CLIMB 25°
  2. Front/back?

    Does it matter which side of the ninebot i place in front (tiltback etc) ? I have mounted the trolley handle om the front (not possible on the back) and want I it to be placed behind me when I tiden.
  3. Ninebot One Stand

    Hey everyone, new to the forum and to the Ninebot One community. I have to tell you guys living up here in Hollywood with the hills I was hoping that the little guy would be perfect for getting up and down the hills to run quick errands and it does everything I was hoping it would do. It will even go up Whitley which if you live in the area you know how steep this famous street is. I was trying to find a stand for it and ended up buying from Guitar Center a stand called the On Stage Stands it was around $25.00 us and it works amazing. It basically rests on the wheel and the pad for your legs. It also folds up easy too. Just thought I would share it in case you are looking for a sturdy stand to house your Ninebot One. Merry Christmas, G~ Ninebot One
  4. need ninebot one parking stand, gotway trolley handle (mcm2/mcm3), 4 cable ties hopefully this information can help you thank you
  5. Which one you recommend?

    Hey Guys! New to the forum and obsessed with getting one of the EUC models. I'm 6'4, a solid 275lbs with size 13 foot. I see all of the EUC have weight ranges. What would you recommend? Does the weight requirements matter?
  6. Newbie question

    Hi all, First I'll introduce myself before I just barge in. My name is Michael Hensen and live in Almere, the Netherlands. 46 years, self employed software engineer and love to go paragliding abroad. I guess that will do :-) I became interested in EUC as I saw somebody zooming past me while I was riding my city bike. What the hell was that ?! I started searching the Internet and found what is should be. After watching numerous video's I came to the conclusion this is not a kids toy so I wouldn't embarrass myself if I should ride it. Started looking around and found me a Ninebot One E+ with an OK price from a Segway company here in the Netherlands. So I've ordered it and today it arrived.. Charged it fully, installed the app,stuck all protection on it so now I am ready to start learning, but it is much harder then it looks in all videos I've seen.. As most of you are seasoned 'gliders' or whatever it should be called, I have a little question.. In most video's I've watched they mention the so called 'CLICK'. Can anybody elaborate on what this click is? I tend to think it is the way you control the EUC on low speed with quick snappy rotations from the hips to keep it balance, just like the steering of a bike, or is it something else.. Otherwise please explain what I am looking for so I can take advantage of some pre-knowledge :-) Meanwhile I'll start my practicing on a parking lot nearby and it also has a grass patch so that could be a nice start point too, should give me a softer fall.. :-)
  7. Getting sheaper

    less than 450 AMAZING! https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ul2272-Ninebot-One-A1-single-wheel-smart-scooter-electric-self-balance-monowheel-hoverboard-skateboard-unicycle-hover/32736265644.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.275.xJ90Iq&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10065_10151_10068_10130_10136_10137_10060_10138_10155_10062_10156_10154_10056_10055_10054_10059_10099_10103_10102_10096_10148_10147_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10143_10051_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10178_10110_9979_10111_10112_10113_10114_10078_10079_10073_10070_10123_10124-9979,searchweb201603_4,afswitch_1,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=bbd26a69-6fda-492b-a4ad-8d827d012f81&algo_expid=47ef791a-affe-431a-88c0-31906e6a7c00-30&algo_pvid=47ef791a-affe-431a-88c0-31906e6a7c00
  8. Hello all. Im a new member here who just recently discover EUCs. I purchased a used ninebot one E, which I originally thought was a C+. I noticed it had a 240wh battery, which I think may have not been stored properly as I am getting around 5 miles before the battery reads 40 percent. The app said it had a total of 60 miles when I got the wheel so I assume that yhe wheel sat for awhile. My question is if a model e+ or c+ battery will swap right in. Thanks in advance!
  9. I just ordered new Inmotion V5F+ from Jason. Will be delivered in few weeks. The handle is the selling point here. Of course end of the year discount is also a factor. I also like the range and less weight, compared to Ninebot One E+. I guess my low mileage Ninebot will be on sale soon.
  10. Ninebot One S1 for $599 on Amazon.

    This article below mentioned that Segway wants to sell One S1 into the brick and mortar stores all over North America. http://newatlas.com/segway-one-s1-ces/46916/ Just sharing.
  11. My ninebot one e+ suddenly turned off when I was riding on it and I can't turn it on anymore. I only managed to turn it on once when it's still connected to the charger, and it can move and function normally, albeit for just a few seconds. Since then, it's dead. I have a speculation, I think it's the battery. And I hope I can claim it for warranty coz it's still less than 4 months old. Please watch the video for better explanation. And I have something to caution other ninebot one users here, but please it's too long to write, and I said it in the video below. Please watch the video below, thanks.
  12. Ninebot One Cannot Pump Tire

    Hi all, I got my first EUC on Wednesday evening. I had some practice with a friend's so was able to ride that evening...I rode from my apartment to my office and back without incident. The next day, I rode from my apartment to my office. I had some trouble on the way and had a few minor crashes; I soon found out that the tire was completely flat. I'm unsure if the inner tube has a hole or if the tire just went flat. I had not yet pumped up the tire past how it arrived in the box. I attempted to follow a few videos online but my valve is too awkwardly placed to work. I'm unclear on whether I have a manufacturer defect or I messed it up in a crash or I'm just an idiot. Here are some pictures of my valve...I can't the valve extender through the hole behind the LED ring OR between the tire and the chassis. http://imgur.com/OWstWBr http://imgur.com/lwtqnPM http://imgur.com/3YRAdTt I contacted the seller (ninebotus.com) yesterday but haven't heard back yet. Any advice would be appreciated.
  13. Hi, Here's a quick tutorial when I show how to add some griptape to the foot support on the Ninebot One E+. Hope you like it. It's very easy. Enjoy
  14. Dear all, My 12 month warranty struggle with supplier. Paid £825 ($1005) Inc Shipping. Unit: Kingsong 14C (800W|680Wh) Purchase Date: 6th August 2015 Perfect for 25 weeks. Ridden for 21 weeks (minus 2 weeks holiday + 2 weeks working away) Running cost / 21 weeks £39 per week. (approx $47) Previously owned: Ips - 1000+ miles no issues. Ninebot one - 1000+ miles no issues. Powerbrick failed - Emailed supplier October 2015. Email reply from Supplier (Company director) 'The first batch was pretty shoddy' 'Half of the chargers were defective out of the box' Unit fault- Emailed supplier 2nd Feb 2016. Scrapping from wheel, a large number of images sent to supplier showing foot pedal rubbing against wheel. Email reply from Supplier (Company director) 'is it a slightly bent axle causing the problem?' 'can it be hammer back into shape?' 'A bit of force should do the trick. You should be able to wedge it free by carefully using a chisel or flat head of the screwdriver.' Centre Axle Close up Unfortunately, mid Feb i was diagnosed with a seriously illness, in and out of hospital, doctors appointments... the Kingsong was the last thing on my mind. In June, after a number of emails from the supplier one of which i clearly remember asking him to take the unit back and rebuild it for me, it had been a long time since the unit had been dismantled, this request was ignored, the replacement wheel arrived 1 or 2 days later, after refusing to pay the shipping cost of £25. After another load of trips too and from hospital, doctors, nurses, etc. finally, I got around to fitting the 'new' motor, albeit some time later. Read and re-read the supplied manual several times The rebuild: Started out full of promise, rebuilt the unit in around 2 hours (took my time) Powered the unit up after fitting the very tight side panels, all the lights worked.The unit only works when it is moved 45 degrees to left or right. contacted supplier again, new board sent out - refitted same issue. Emails sent to king song 5x - Number of responses Zero Will post more images later for those of you who want to see in more details what $1005 buys you. To be continued.....
  15. Have recently been bitten by the EUC bug and puchased a Ninebot One E+ couple of months ago. As I'm getting more confident, I am getting bored of the 20kph speed limit I'm getting from the Ninebot One E+ and was thinking if it is possible to swap the control board with this one: https://reseller.alibaba.com/product-detail/16-electric-unicycle-Controller-with-bluetooth_60288223259.html?spm=a2700.7724838.0.0.VsHfbJ Have seen other threads where other users have been swapping their control boards with the one from Microworks purchased from Alibaba. Also wondering if the motor for the ninebot one has to be changed to this: https://wholesaler.alibaba.com/product-detail/2015-New-Products-brushless-motor-16_60237639861.html?spm=a2700.7724838.0.0.XfG3kt What do you guys think? Any other peripherals that have to be changed as well like hall sensor connectors or the like? Or if this hack is even possible? Appreciate your comments. Cheers
  16. Closed

    Business Closed EXCLUSIVE FOR FORUM 10% OFF $19.99 ea Ninebot One Replacement Covers ENTER PROMO CODE: FORUM2016 FREE SHIPPING in the continental USA. www.forwardca.com https://www.forwardca.com/collections/accessories/products/ninebot-one-replacement-cover fits the Ninebot One C, C+, E, E+ FORWARD california is an authorized Ninebot distributor in California
  17. Hi all - I'm selling my Ninebot one on EBay here Description Ninebot One E+ Very good condition for a year old and 1100 miles. Few minor cosmetic marks on shell and a very small tear in right leg pad (see pics) - only £14 to replace but honestly it's barely noticeable. Lots of extras: • Spare official NB1 E+ battery (double ride distance!!) new battery only done ~30miles • Spare blue translucent shells (used in v good condition) • Spare light ring covers (used) • Spare Mad Max winter tyre (new) • Spare stock Kenda tyre (new) • Spare inner tube (new) • Moon comment lights with very low profile fitting - easy slide on and off • Grip tape on pedals for extra safety in wet Great package with with loads of spares. Well looked after and cleaned inside every few months.
  18. Reason for getting a electric unicycle: To commute back and forth from home to the train station then to work. Also, to have fun around town on the weekends. Give my car (S2000) a break and bring it to the shop for some upgrades. The research: I spent about two weeks figuring out what I needed and what I wanted in a wheel. It had to be able to travel about 7-7.5 miles (3 miles to train, 4.1 miles from train to work) on a single charge in case I couldn’t charge on the train. So 15 miles a day would be my would be my daily commute. More if I take different routes. I watched countless videos and read various articles on what seems to be endless brands and non-brands of wheels. I figured a 14” – 18” wheel would be best for my routs. I figured bigger the wheel the better it can handle rough roads. The battery had to be a decent size 240Wh+. It had to go around 10-13mph. Lights on the front and back would be a bonus as half my commute is at night. The budget: $300-$500 USD That quickly rose after researching. Lol Although, I was about to pull the trigger on a TG-F3 350W w/264Wh battery, 14” wheel. I decided a bigger wheel would suite my needs better. New budget: $900 USD I decided the Ninebot One E had what I was looking for. But for the price the battery seemed rather small. $850 for a 240Wh battery and 500W of power. Again, I was about to pull the trigger till I noticed they made a E+ with a 320Wh battery. I ended up with the Ninebot One E+ from the Ninebot store on ebay for $900 shipped. 10 or 11 days later it was at my house. FAST SHIPPING from China to the US! Unboxing: I was like a kid on Christmas morning. I unboxed this wheel. It came with the following: The wheel Two sets of green padding Instructions Power brick, both US and Chinese extension. Day 1: I’m new to EU’s so this proved more difficult than I imagined. I stood on it up against a wall and rocked back and forth to see how sensitive it was. Then I braved it and tried to “just do it”. I went a couple feet and lost control. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Getting up and going was difficult. I then went and got a dog leash from inside (thanks, Leia – pit bull) and hooked the loop to the open end of the Ninebot’s handle. That helped out a lot. I was able to mount the wheel easier and actually go further and further. What I noticed the more I tensed up I was the harder it was to ride. My center of gravity changed, it’s a lot lower. Once I loosened up and leaned forward it accelerated. When I leaned back it slowed down. I was able to take it around the block. I did drop it once but I still felt great about it. The leash was/is a big time help for this newb. I continued to ride in a empty parking lot. I started to practice my turning. This was difficult. At slower speeds I would just fall off. At faster speeds they were extremely wide turns. While practicing my turns I also practiced my mounts because of all the falls. I did this for a few hours total. Day 2: My inner calves are killing me!!! It feels like a bruise on to of a bruise but without the markings. After 3 cups coffee on an empty stomach I get the jitters. I grab the leash and set out to get some food on the wheel. I spend a couple minutes relearning how to mount and get going. I jam up and down the block to get warmed up. I go through the neighborhood and to a local place. Made it! Filled up and waited for the jitters to go away. Now I can ride more relaxed. I cruise over to the same empty parking lot and start cruising through the pathways to the local businesses. There I started to practice doing figure 8’s. I’m starting get more control and feeling out how to lean and twist my hips better. Also notice my leash has way more slack than before. I have more control and am more confident. Still needs a lot of work but I’m falling less and less. I then go to another parking lot with rougher terrain. I have less control and wobble more. So I practice there for a bit then cruise home to take a break. My inner calves are still killing me and my feet are tired. I rest up then go back out. I go back to the nice smooth parking lot. I continue to practice on turning and start challenging myself to slower more narrow turns. I’m still hammering them out but getting more consistent. I then run around the neighborhoods’ sidewalks and streets. Battery was getting low and noticed the power wasn’t the same. So I call it a day and cruise home to plug in. Conclusion: The build of the Ninebot One is solid. It’s also heavy. But because of the weight it felt stable at about 12-13mph. The LED lights are good for side to side visibility but I still need to get a front and back light safety. Reflection tape might work? Hmmm. I’m glad I went with this wheel. No regrets. I’m not sure if I’m ready to take this to work just yet but I’m feeling better now than when I fist stepped on it. I also use the Ninedroid app for my iPhone 5s. It gives me an extra level of control, keeps track of mileage, has a speedometer, controls the lights, changes the speed settings of the wheel, and more. I’m still getting familiar with the app. Tomorrow: Maybe we’ll see how the wheel does at night when I get home from work? I’m curious to see how the road looks and to see what I can’t see.
  19. Since lunchtime, my Ninebot E+ will not turn on by pressing the on/off red button. This occurred after a reasonably rough drop off a sloped box on to which I had hopped on to. Occasionally if I press the button the red ring lights will come on for around 20 seconds (but the NB does not function), after which the lights go off again. The only way I can get the NB to turn on is by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting the battery. On reconnecting the battery, the NB turns itself on and functions normally. Once on, the on/off red button appears to turn off the NB normally but, on further investigation the control board still has power as a blue light is still on and there is a red light flashing (although the self balancing has been turned off). I have performed a basic inspection of the connections (and condition of the wires) between the battery and control board, the on/off switch and control board and the control board and motor. I have swapped the battery (both are charged) and get the same issue. I assume the on/off button is some kind of momentary switch? I will do some in depth investigation this weekend but wondered if anyone had any ideas?
  20. Charging Ninebot without Charger

    Fun experiment of the week -- has any one ever started out with a minimal charge, say 10%, and charged their Ninebot one up to near 100% simply by going down a really long hill or mountain? I imagine one could easily set a distance record on ideally shaped terrain. A few miles of downhill runs, followed by straight and level, followed by more downhill runs. With the right terrain, you could roll on indefinitely!
  21. Ninebot App Password Recovery

    I got a new phone yesterday, and when I installed the Ninebot app I realized that I had forgotten my password. I used the "Forget Password" function, but all it did was a count down to an error message, and didn't send me a text or an email with a recovery code. I guess I'll have to create a new account, unless someone knows a trick to using the password recovery option. Thanks!
  22. Ninebot One P Due Date?

    Hi, new to this forum. Back in November 2015 I preordered a Ninebot One P with speedyfeet (UK ninebot supplier). As many of you will know, there have been many delays on the ninebot one P, and I was wondering if anyone else is in a similar position waiting for the ninebot one p to come back to market and when we think it will happen. Be nice to talk to a few people about the p and when we can get ours hands on it.
  23. Hi all, I'm seriously thinking about getting a ninebot one e+ or maybe s2 when I can get some proper reviews and specs for it. So my question that I hope some of you can help me out with is speed vs rider weight. E+ is supposed to go somewhere between 18 and 22 KM/H so what should I expect if I'm around 90kg /200 pounds? The second questions is how 20 km/h feels... I mean if I want to use it for commuting 20 km/h is needed but can I actually (after some training of cause) use that speed without getting a close to death experience each morning? It's really hard to tell when you're not able to try one out, as a matter of fact I have never even seen one live so I hope someone can help me out here Thanks /JB
  24. Ninebot One E+ Checklist

    I thought it might be useful to have a checklist thread in the Ninebot section. This is a checklist for Ninebot E+. Some of this may or may not apply to other electric unicycles. This is intended to be helpful - please feel free to correct me or add anything else that you think might be useful. I have owned my Ninebot One E+ for round about 12 months, ride it every day (UK weather permitting) and think it's a fantastic machine when ridden sensibly and within the rider and machine limits. For me, one of the big selling points of the NB E+ is that it is very easy to replace damaged or worn parts. Before Buying Read reviews, have a look at You Tube and browse/ask questions through this forum. Bear in mind when using any forum that there is normally a mixture of users - newbies, enthusiasts, advertisers, sellers pretending to be enthusiasts and perhaps the occasional troll. Some posts may be designed to sow doubt about a particular product or direct you to alternative products. Do some research on any related national and/or local laws and how these are enforced. Be extremely wary of any websites which have offers that are too good to be true and those with limited contact information. You can view a list of official distributors on the Ninebot website. Before purchasing anything that's relatively expensive, it's very sensible to have a good understanding of consumer protection laws that apply in your region. As part of the purchase process Get written confirmation of which version of Firmware is to be supplied the warranty period provided, and what is covered what actions may void the warranty (E.g. maintenance tasks, usage). confirm the supplier has the product in stock before placing an order (unless you are prepared to potentially wait). On receiving the unit Check that everything is in order and the unit functions correctly: Check Firmware Version - Certain Firmware versions are "Bad" - See notes below on avoiding the temptation to update firmware without good reason Check Battery - Is the battery as advertised. Has the label been tampered with? Check the Charging Port (on Ninebot) and the charger lead. Does the Ninebot turn on? Maintenance and ongoing checks Tyre Pressure Recommended tyre pressure = 55psi (this may depend on the actual type of tyre used - see comments below) Changing the pressure in the tyre will dramatically alter the Ninebot One ride. The tyres lose pressure over time. Doing hops or jumps may expedite pressure loss Doing hops or jumps at low tire pressures may result in damage to the wheel rim I like to keep a couple of spare inner tubes on hand in case of a puncture. If you need to change the tyre or inner tube make sure you have watched a tutorial and fully understand whether this voids your warranty. Battery Casing The battery casing can become damaged by repeated jolts and/or crashes - doing hops or jumps may therefore damage the battery casing. Several users of this forum have suggested modifications that may reduce or prevent the risk of this type of damage occurring. Battery Wires - can also become damaged by repeated jolts and/or crashes. The protective outer cover can split due to the high current. Connectors can be worked loose over time. I check the battery cover and wires on a weekly basis and always after a crash. Battery cover/leg support cover condition The battery cover/leg support can become damaged over time, especially if you do tricks. These are very easily replaced. Shell condition The shells can become damaged over time, especially if you do tricks. The bolt holes can wear though or crack. The shells can be easily replaced, although replacing these may void the warranty. Care must be taken not overtighten the screws or bolts. There are some useful tutorials available on Youtube (Speedyfeet have an excellent tutorial) Foot plate condition These wear down when turning corners and from spinning. They can also be damaged in a crash. These can be swapped over to increase their lifespan. There is a little grub screw that holds in the foot plate.This should be checked regularly to ensure that it has not worked loose. Foot plates can get very slippery in wet conditions. I check the foot plate condition on a weekly basis. Ninebot App and firmware When a new Firmware is available, the App will ask you on startup whether you want to upgrade. It is not advisable to upgrade straight away - some firmware versions have been related to NB1 problems. There is currently no means to roll back firmware - therefore the old adage, if it ain't broke, don't fix it is especially true when related to firmware. In the UK, the Speedyfeet website has a list of firmwares that are considered "safe". Ride Mode - This can be set from 0 - 9 via the App I have set at 3 and find this to be perfect for tricks Riding If you are new to electric unicycles it may at first seem almost impossible and then you will reach that first "get it" moment. There are loads of tutorials online. It takes most people an extended period of time from that first "get it" moment to developing stance, fine control and a good understanding of the limits of yourself and the machine. The first few months are likely to be the most dangerous as that "Epic EUC feeling" can overide common sense to begin with (that was certainly the case with me). Practising manoeuvres will improve your control of the machine and also help you to understand the machine and your own limitations in a controlled environment. Electric unicycles behave differently when in contact with different surfaces (E.g tarmac, grass, unsealed surfaces, snow). Falling off As with any wheel sport - learning to fall off safely (or as safely as possible) is an important part of learning to ride. You are more than likely going to fall off at some point in time, especially when learning. If you are going to do tricks then you will definitely fall off/crash as you learn. You should consider wearing appropriate protective equipment. My tip would be: don't go faster than the speed at which you are prepared to fall off. Other tips Be extremely cautious when riding near pedestrians - people who have never seen an EUC before may react in an unpredictable way. Riding in wet conditions can be extremely dangerous - other users of this forum have modified the foot plates to improve the grip in wet conditions. A trolley handle is extremely useful for taking the wheel through the public transport system. When practising tricks it is advisable to remove any accessory/handle brackets or stands as these can take chunks out of your ankles and shins. Be very careful when attaching things like action cameras to the wheel - if not secured properly these can fall off and jam up the wheel causing you to crash. Basic Tool Kit (this is what I carry when I'm out and about) 2 x Allen Keys to fit the two types of bolts 1 x Phillips head screwdriver 1 x flat head screwdriver 2 x Inner Tubes 1 x 160mm valve extension 1 x bike pump & pressure gauge 3 x plastic tyre levers 1 x roll of electrical tape 1 x Inner tube Basic spares set (this is what I keep @ home) 2 x Inner tubes 1 x replacement tyre 1 x foot plate 1 x Battery cover/leg support cover
  25. Even when you're not thinking about it, your body is balancing—in everyday life, when you exercise, and during your active pastimes. Riding an Electric Unicycle (EUC) is no different. I just requires additional proprioception (body awareness in space) and semotosensory fine tuning. Good balance and a strong core go hand in hand when riding an EUC. Plus, the better you balance the less likely you are to fall or injure yourself. If you haven't thought much about maintaining—or enhancing—your balance, now is as good a time as any to start, especially if you are beginning to ride a EUC. I practice these techniques when I began riding my Ninebot One E+ and continue today. 1. Change Your Base of Support. Balance is your ability to maintain your center of gravity over your base of support. When you're standing up, your legs are your base of support. The wider your legs are, the wider your base is and the easier it is to balance. The closer your legs are together, the narrower your base of support is and the harder it is to remain balanced. One of the easiest ways you can challenge (and therefore help improve) your balance during any standing exercise is to gradually narrow your base of support until your feet and legs are together while you perform your exercise. Bring your legs closer together while you do standing bicep curls, shoulder raises, or any other upper body movements. Be sure to keep your abs pulled in tight and make sure you're not leaning backward as you perform your exercises. 2.Try It on One Leg. Once you've mastered doing an exercise with a narrow base of support, you're ready for the next challenge: balancing on a single leg. Instead of standing on both legs during some of the same moves above, try it on a single leg. Start by just lifting one heel (keeping your toes on the floor) while doing your upper body moves or working up to a single leg squat. As you get better, lift that foot off the ground completely. From there, you can play around with the position of your lifted leg—holding it behind you, in front of you, to the side or, for a greater challenge, moving that leg while you balance on the other leg and perform upper body movements. Just be sure to alternate legs to keep your strength and muscle tone balanced (no pun intended) between both sides of your body. Tip: You can also experiment with momentary one-leg balances. For example, on a forward lunge, lift your front or back leg for a moment each time your push up out of your lunge. 3. Close your eyes. Your sense of vision is a big part of the balance equation. It works hand in hand with the vestibular (inner ear) and proproceptive systems to maintain balance and prevent falls. By staring at a single focal point (minimizing your head and eye movement), you'll balance more easily. If you move your gaze or take vision out of the equation altogether, it's harder to balance. This option is definitely a challenge—not something for beginners and not something you can do in any given situation. You'll want to make sure you're in a controlled environment and that your body is planted (don't attempt this while walking or hiking or moving through space). You can start by just standing up tall and closing your eyes without moving. Over time, combine the narrow base of support with some one-leg balances while closing your eyes. You might be surprised how challenging it is to simply stand with your eyes closed, let alone stand on one foot or while doing a biceps curl. Just be sure to use your best judgment and listen to your body when trying this technique. By using these techniques and really paying attention to your body as you exercise, you should notice improvements in your balance, coordination, posture, core strength and agility when riding your ECU. This should help you to avoid spills during the learning curve and hopefully build your confidence when trying new and exciting riding techniques. Ride Safe! Daniel Cole –Rehab Specialist