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That works until you learn to tilt the hat just right to force it down on your head.
You could add 5 or 6 kid’s pinwheels sticking up from the hat. That would knock it off. It would make you look cool too.
I think everyone is missing the point that @enaon is making (the same point I made earlier), which is not to make pedestrians feel intimidated and at risk. We are talking about a specific situation here (a narrow path where pedestrians can't be given a wide berth). Riding at speed on a narrow path, armoured up in protective gear, gives an impression of aggressive/reckless riding (hence the need for armour) and signals oncoming danger/risk to vulnerable people that aren't armoured up. This can be very intimidating to older people or those with young children. If one wears less armour and rides slower it is less intimidating as the rider is also at greater risk and this signals that they are likely to take more care around others.
If speed were the only danger, I could understand people saying they prefer less gear and lower speeds. But as has been said before: our machines are fairly simple. There is a wheel with pedals and a motor, wired to a control board with switch circuits, a couple of gyros and a controller chip, fed by a couple of battery packs with battery controllers. If ANY of those fail in any significant way, we're usually going instant FP. It really doesn't matter if you go 5mph or 25mph when the failure happens, you're likely to be smashing into the ground anyway. The difference is with how much force.
Even going 5mph, FP without gear would be very very painful. My first crash was a BMS failure at less than 5mph, and I was on the ground before I could say "sh*t". I barely had time enough to make sure I landed on my arms rather than on my face, and do so with a correct angle to minimize the shock on my bone structure. The trick with jack knifing, is to land with your arms fairly close to each other and the elbows far apart, so that your arms form a triangle. That way the downward force won't travel up your arms into your shoulders and break your bones there, or at least it is less likely. The trade off, is that your muscles take a lot of strain, so you can bet your ass you will be sore as hell afterwards.
Without gear, I would have cracked my elbows and maybe one or more bones in the wrist area. Had I failed to get my arms up, my face would have eaten the asphalt. I have a friend who "just went to the shop" on a bike and fell att walking pace because of wet leaves. She cracked her head on the curb without a helmet. Now NINE months later, she still wear noise cancelling headphones, since she can still not really take the buzz of a lot of people speaking in the background. The first three months, it was touch and go if she would be fully recovered.
We're grown ups, and everybody has the right to make their own choices. Like if their "protective" headgear is a full face helmet or a fedora... (hello @Tishawn Fahie ). But if you choose to go with less than what will save your bacon if the fecal matter hits the rotating impeller, at least do so knowing what you're in for.
And @enaon, I felt more than slightly incredulous with the reasoning that we would be more dangerous to pedestrians because we gear up... I utterly fail to see how. What makes us dangerous is if we ride dangerously: Not enough margin of safety, in ways that make others react irrationally because of fear, with less awareness of others, of obstacles or upcoming situations - and generally faster than those surrounding us. If you ride more irresponsibly with gear than without, then I could maybe follow your reasoning. But in my book riding responsibly is an active choice, not something that should be nullified by pieces of polymer and plastic covering vulnerable parts of the only bloody body we will ever own.
Ty for the tips and help from both... ^^, i
disarmament it, took the leds off, checked the connection and nothing, but i did notice that the end/start of the leds isnt isolated, so could it be a a drop a water somehow manage to get inside and made a short-circuit in the leds... (at this ponit is my best guess...), so i just order a new pair of leds and hopefully that was it... (and of course isolated the new ones before installing them...)
Woaww Xmas is cominggggggggg ! happy for you @adampjabout mine and Kevin ( lol .. our wheels are like brothers ahaha )
well they are probably still " stuck " in Mala which might be in the end the cargo place i mentioned and probably Polish customs... let's see, congratulations for your upcoming wheel
thank you for the info :-)
while about the google lesson LOL .. my search made before over google didn't give me the answer i was looking for... that's why i posted here
google index of contents/search might vary from region to region and here in italy my search in english didn't give me answers !
A great way to search the forum is goigle with the site: keyword
site:forum.electricunicycle.org glide 2
Glide 2 and 3 are inmotion wheels sold and rebranded by solowheel as they have some kind of cooperation.
Here an anouncment from a solowheel representative:
On the inmotion us (solowheel?) site (myinmotion.com) is written "Solowheel Glide 2 AKA InMotion V5F"
Although beeing quite identical, there could be minor firmware differences, if i remember right from some discussions about the wheellog app?
Contacted UPS today, as no further updated tracking since my last post. They have confirmed Wednesday 19th Dec as my delivery date. Hope all this info goes to help those thinking about ordering from our good friends in China in the future