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  2. Marty Backe

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Frankly, I would never make a buy decision based on the quality of the headlight. It's always remedied by strapping a light on the handle. Don't let the light affect your decision. I'm really stoked about this wheel. It's heavy as hell, and when you see it tumble down a hill with no ill effects, you'll be impressed with it's robustness. After I rolled it down the hill I took it on that Vibration Stress Test that you may have seen. This wheel is a tank. Of course I only weigh 175-pounds, but it feels like it should handle heavy riders better than lighter riders. It's so heavy I think the lighter guys light Chooch will be thrown around more. Kind of a theory that I wouldn't yet place money on. Yes, the wheel turns off in a very controlled fashion when leaning it over. May be one of the better wheel in this regards. This wheel feels like the best engineered wheel that I've ever seen or ridden. Including the app too. Look for the upcoming Mountain Stress test - shortly. 👍
  3. fryman

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Due to the size of Ninebot; I would be surprised if any changes to the wheel will happen any time soon.
  4. @eddiemoy any additional info about that ? Is it official ? Is it something directly coming from KS ? I'm just trying to identify if I should expect this mod on my wheel or if this is something only for new batches of KS... Thanks.
  5. novazeus

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    damn u marty backe. u say the headlight sucks and i think that’s it, i’ll wait for gen 2 of the Z10 and then u figure out what i guessed, that for heavier, big guys, like me, they would ride it different from the way chooch or even tishawn rides. back on the fence again. i’d definitely wait if ninebot was gonna make improvements but i do think with my body type and being able to tuned the tire pressure, it might be the best wheel to get around the ranch. i’m just gonna have to shelved this decision until jason asks for money and then do a ben franklin close or not on myself. at $1600, i was in whatever, i know it’s only $200 more, but that would make it my most expensive wheel to date. i’d rather pay $2000 for a Z10 with higher , bigger pedals and a working headlight. how is ur wheel retention or control when u have to dismount? i’m guessing it cuts off nicely when it falls over? does it have the low end grunt for slow technical riding? could u please find a pasture with cows and get permission to ride thru it? Bob’s gonna be with me so weight and such for his safety is a factor.
  6. Stan Onymous

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Sorry, I mustve fallen into a competitive marketing wormhole. My bad, I totally read that wrong a bunch of times. Lol They even rhyme! I think we can see why the V was rushed to market after seeing the Z10 in action last weekend.
  7. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    ??? I said nothing about the V10 pedals, and this is the Z thread, no?
  8. Unventor

    Meet Up - Denmark

    @HEC I need to Google this a little, as I have yet to see the law statement in Denmark. But from the clip I saw from tv news it should allow you to ride an EUC but it may not be able to drive faster than 20kmh. Now I live in Sweden and then have similar rules or law here but it is only allowed to have a certian Wright (About 20 kg) and have so much (or rather low batterycapacity) around 160ish wh. This limit makes it only useful as a toy. From what I gather from others in Sweden the police don't mind EUC as long you ride with care respect and you are protected helps to portray this across. Blasting around at 50kmh down the pedestrian road might not be the smartest move if you get me right. Once I find reference links I edit this post with an update.
  9. z3n

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Just enjoying the view of this resort where I stayed at for high school reunion event. So glad I brought my wheel!
  10. Marcin

    Perth, Australia Group

    Kamon boys! Keep riding! i just finish today ride after work:
  11. Ready for testprint :D

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    1. stephen

      stephen

      they look cool hope it's successful they'll be ordered going in 😊

  12. Marty Backe

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I'm really enjoying this wheel. I'll be showing some failures, but please keep in mind the conditions where it fails. 99% of my riding so far has been a blast. The wheel has impressive amounts of power. I've ridden as fast as 24-mph (without really trying to) and it feels great at those speeds. I think Ninebot has demonstrated that you don't need to create 100-volt wheels to be successful. I'm really impressed by this wheel, which makes me less impressed by the drive for higher voltages by Gotway (and now KingSong). The only negative I'm seeing right now is poor low-speed torque. And maybe that's where the higher voltage would help? I don't know. I have my doubts. But again, you'll shortly see that the low-torque is only any issue for extreme hills. This wheel loves sand. I find myself actually steering into sand traps on the trails because it's so smooth. Being in Southern California I can't say with any authority, but I suspect it would be fun in snowy conditions. I'll be doing a lot of road tests, but a 25-mile ride should be nice. The pedals seem comfy enough for me so far. I had ~45% battery after a 23-mile ride to and in the mountains, with some stressful conditions. I can only speak for myself, but I am absolutely stoked about this wheel and can't wait to receive my personal copy.
  13. Stan Onymous

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I have never had any foot problems with the slipping on the V10 any more than I had with the V8 and the jessup skate grip. The problem I have is repositioning with the jessup tape is so difficult to raise and reposition your footing. When the V10 gets a little dusty on the pedals they do get a little slippery, but the slippage is toward the outer edge, not the front or rear, and it is amazingly easy to reposition your feet for all sorts of terrain. I dig the shock absorbing quality of the rubber footing and find it helps keep the feet in place. I am not comforted by the strapped in feeling of the jessup tape especially when my foot is barely hanging on after a bump in the road.
  14. Marty Backe

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Hey, sometimes the simple solution 'just works'. Why mess with success 👍
  15. Mark Lee

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    We're very lucky to have ewheels here and Jason is fantastic. The questions you were asking can only be answered by Jason. Once you've got the answer it would be nice to share with us...
  16. HEC

    Meet Up - Denmark

    Long time since I've visited last time here ... I have one question for @Henrik Olsen or any other fellow Danish (or at least driving in Denmark) EUC riders. After almost two years of problem less commuting and a few friendly encounters with local police I was stopped last Friday (yeah I know Friday 13th ) afternoon on my way from work by "less-than-cooperative" traffic (on motorbike) policemen. He was very adamant (and RUDE!) claiming that EUCs are "toys" (repeating this in every second sentence like a broken record) and that they're prohibited to be driven on public roads and bicycle lanes and that they can be use only on private spaces and that I need to leave the bicycle lane and stop "endangering" other members of the traffic! He didn't even know what they're called and when I've asked - very politely - if he wouldn't mind to tell me which law / paragraph specifically prohibits uses of EUCs he just rudely retorted that "Danish law" ... I was not in mood to argue any further nor to make any scenes on public so I've walked around the corner and then stepped back on the wheel and rode towards my destination. So - my question is - what is the "legal" status of EUCs in Denmark at the moment (as per article which one of my work colleagues found earlier this year I believed they're already semi-approved / in "testing" phase) and what do you use as and argument or reference with police in such situations? Are they allowed to confiscate the EUC for example? Thanks in advance for any help or advice in this matter. Safe wheeling and nice weather to all! HEC.
  17. Daniel Burkemper

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    I know he is very responsive, but seeing as there was an update for everyone buying from eWheels, I thought it was worth talking about on this thread. He updated us on pricing and lobbying for better parts/accessories. Also the Z6/8 were pushed to after Z10 production.
  18. Design updated. 
    From 7 hours print to 4 hours. also should be correct scale now and softer. 

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  19. Ather

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Marty thanks for your review. I am little torn if I should pay the premium and get this wheel by mid Aug or wait till next year. I live in MN and was hoping that I will be able to ride in some snowy conditions too. I currently have KS14D love it, but it want to do longer commute up to 25 miles. Should I wait for the version with better paddles and handle or should I go ahead and make the move.
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  21. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    @Rehab1 @Marty Backe FYI, it was just a quick unobtrusive fix to the front & back of the pedals with some Jessup skateboard griptape (available at local skate shops here in NYC and regarded pretty highly amongst that community). Honestly, I'm a bit surprised somebody along the Z10 US tour didn't tear them off for their own preferred solution. 🙃
  22. Esper

    Mechanical Braking for EUCs

    Wow. Someone get Toni Bou an EUC stat! I'd love to see what he can do with say, a gotway monster.
  23. Rehab1

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Your ride was definitely a workout. Glad @houseofjob‘s modification works and that cooch left that attribute intact.
  24. Ziiten

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Ok, ordering stuff from Ali I am used to long waiting times. But sometimes delivery can be surprisingly quick. For instance, I bought a fake ipad charger cable not so many days ago and I just got a message it's here already. Offtopic: Apple makes the worst cables ever all around so I dont mind buying fakes that might last even longer for 1/10 of the price of originals.
  25. Stan Onymous

    Those oval pads for the V8, where do you put them?

    I cut mine in half length wise, and placed them with the oval part reaching up the plastic bulge just enough to cushion my calves on that plastic bulge. The straight edge cut is placed just below the plastic bulge, and it gives it a nice look. So essentially I only used one of mine. I like it. Never really had any leg pain, but taller riders who have borrowed it mentioned the rubbing as being only when getting used to the machine. Then it was okay.
  26. stephen

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    just as good as this one 😀😀
  27. I will update tonight after I get some work done and attempt to put this thing back together.
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