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  1. 17 points
    My learning curve .
  2. 17 points
    Production Z10 Mountain Stress Test Result After about 20-miles of street riding, I took my Z10 to the mountain proving grounds. The conditions (weather) were very similar to the two times I took the pre-production Z10 here. In both those cases the Z10 overheated, once spectacularly, sending the Z10 rolling down the hill I had high hopes, given that Cid Wong (President of Segway/Ninebot) told me the production Z10 would have 1/3rd more power and run 50-percent cooler. My street riding was certainly showing me that this Z10 has a noticeable increase in acceleration and overall power smoothness. However, sometimes this can seem subjective, whereas the mountain never lies The production Z10 delivers. Cid was not blowing smoke. There is zero doubt that this Z10 has a lot more raw power, and it runs much cooler. It never overheated and climbed both tough hills without breaking a sweat. Fantastic Now for the sour note. For some inexplicable reason, the downhill torque has not increased I experienced the same somewhat frightening sensation of losing control of the wheel as I navigated down the very steep hills that I had just climbed. It was the same sensation I experienced with the pre-production unit. Clearly the motor, battery, electronics, etc. are capable of generating the necessary power, as demonstrated in the climbing mode. The Z10 has this Assisted Braking feature (which was off, and make the experience worse when on), and there I suspect the Ninebot firmware engineers implemented unique code for the downhill/braking mode of operation, and that has not changed in the production wheel. When I rode the wheel home, I paid more attention to the braking characteristics of the wheel and can say without a doubt, braking suffers with this wheel. And this is exacerbated when going down steep hills. I can only hope that somehow my feedback and others feedback makes it to Ninebot and they still have funding for some continued firmware engineering. If this were fixed this wheel would be a total knockout, 10/10. For you flatlanders and people who ride moderate hills, the wheel is a 10. But until/if the firmware is updated (if it can be) I won't be taking mine where there are steep downhill sections, or if I do, I'll walk it down the hill. I'm afraid this is not a wheel for San Francisco if the steep downhill roads cannot be avoided. Uphill? No problem. The following video demonstrates everything I just said above (including losing the wheel when I was going downhill). Special callout to Jesse (@who_the) near the end of the video - let me know if you concur (I think you will). Oh, and here are the stat's for the ride. I ended with 45-percent battery remaining. Considering the mileage and elevation gain, this wheel is performing very nicely. I'll do another full range test soon.
  3. 15 points
  4. 13 points
    Z run yesterday using the Insta360 One. Stupid me misplaced my elbow pads.
  5. 12 points
    My first test of MSuper X in the forest, a fantastic wheel to ride
  6. 12 points
    First 10-Mile Ride Didn't have a lot of time tonight for a ride, but got 10-miles in. Maybe the pre-production model wasn't tuned very well or beat-to-hell, but this production wheel feels much nicer. Super smooth motor and it absolutely has a noticeable kick-up in acceleration capability. I noticed none of the "skipping gears" sensation that would periodically occur on the pre-production wheel. The wheel feels very zippy (technical term), more so than my MSX, and certainly more than the pre-production wheel. I still need to take it into the hills to know whether the torque has improved. After 10-miles the battery is at 85-percent. This also seems better than the pre-production unit. The WheelLog/Pebble Watch integration works perfectly. So nice. Off to bed so I can get up early and ride it into the mountains.
  7. 11 points
    Finally I have received my New Msuper X 1300Wh and wow..... WOW. I absolutely love the look, feel and that tire . Sense I had to open it to connect the battery, I figured might as well apply some silicone to water prove a little, after case was put back on I filled the screws holes with some silicone as well and as I screwed the case back on, some silicone came out/ over the case (it squeezed it out). Turned it on and all good, pulled handle out and little piece of plastic fell out (no big deal, I'll send an email to @Jason McNeil). I went to try to ride it, but battery was so low that I might have gone 5-7km/h....... charging now. I will fill the tire with Slime tomorrow and Sat. or Sunday will do my initial thoughts, but so far I am very, very excited... note to @Jason McNeil thank you for fast and excellent customer service during my Dualtron experience and delivering Msuper X, you have not only gained a loyal customer but a salesman as well.
  8. 11 points
    The Z10 is one of my favorite wheels. Many of the items that you mention are not provided with any context and are therefore meaningless. And the comments about handling are truly laughable - the Z10 is amazing in slow speed turns and is a blast at high speed turns. IMHO, the Z10 is a great wheel and will go down in EUC history as one of the classics.
  9. 11 points
    Went for a ride around Williamsburg/Greenpoint. Got free Pizza from Paulie Gee's!
  10. 11 points
    Exploring some of the local New Zealand countryside with the Tesla, on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
  11. 11 points
    Martycrash! Wow. And your face for about 10-15 seconds before. Says all you need to know about the abysmal, unsafe braking on the Z10. Seriously though, the Z10 is a seriously good wheel. Absolutely world-class. Hangs with — but doesn't surpass — the best wheels on the planet. Is hella fun and unique. Is challenging and rewarding to master, even for an experienced EUC rider. UL listed or not, the engineering and build quality is absolutely UL caliber. I can't wait to add one to my charging bay. BUT: THE BRAKING IS SUB-PAR, DANGEROUS AND MUST BE ADDRESSED. The Z10 rides amazing and crushes our biggest hill climbs in San Francisco, no problem. See video below. But downhill — steep hills in particular — is another story. (Also in the video.) Braking power is crucial with a wheel as capable as the Z10, and it disappointingly falls far short of the braking power I experience on all my other wheels, and require to safely descend our steepest of San Francisco hills. I found braking adequate at best during flat, street, or even terrain riding. But on steep descents, not uncommon here and elsewhere, we should be able to descend safely at more than walking speed, which is more than I can say about the pre-production — and apparently, the production — Z10 builds. Like others, it would seem to me that firmware could address this issue. I'm guessing Ninebot has been conservative about pounding too much power back through the wheel under braking. I hope there is room for them to dial this up a bit. (I'd also guess there's another 3-5 mph of top speed, at least, hiding in this wheel. "@palachzzz, if you're listening, I hope you're able to..."
  12. 10 points
    I was this confident on my mcm3 till I went face forward with nothing on, I mean shorts and t shirt... You can only imagine how my hands, forearms, knees and hip look after hitting at 32km/h. Next time, years later at 48km/h or so full gear but no full face helmet my face got a little blood from hitting my arms that I used to protect my face hitting the pavement. I have full confidence in my riding abilities, but electronics fail if/ when you push them over its limits. Ride safe....
  13. 10 points
    For those that know me I cannot leave a new wheel alone until a few modifications are performed. This is my first Z10 modification: Pedal mods: Approximate modification time: 2 hours Materials used: 1) Industrial Self Stick Grip Tape 2) Spray adhesive Equipment used: 1) Belt Sander 2 Scissors 3) Allen key supplied with Z for pedal removal Pedal disassembly. Grinding off the rubber grips. Comparative view depicting grip surface removed on right side. Spray gluing add on Z10 grip tape included with wheel. This is used as a template. Template glued to new grip tape. Ready for trimming. Trimming new grip tape. Grip tape trimming complete and fastened to pedal. Pedal reattached. Self adhesive plastic auto molding applied to Z’s shell to avoid abrasion when pedals are stowed in the upright position. Protective molding undetectable. Pedals complete.
  14. 10 points
    Just finished my first Inmotion Ambassador promo video...😁👽💜🎶🕺
  15. 10 points
    My first weekend with my copy of the Z10. Wanted to do an extreme range test so I decided to try a river loop including the Long Beach oceanfront. 42-miles long. Long video that has limited interest, but for those who want a tour of two Los Angeles rivers that I ride a lot, you may enjoy parts of it.
  16. 10 points
    Power Baby OK, I couldn't help myself. I climbed aboard for a few minutes of riding (I really have to get to work)... Signs are looking good. Compared to the pre-production unit, this feels like it definitely has a bump in power, like, wow.
  17. 10 points
  18. 9 points
    FIrst, want to thank everyone on the board whose advice I leaned on heavily when choosing what wheel to buy. I'm a bit above 50 years old, 6'3", 225 lbs and in decent physical condition, so wanted to ensure I bought a reliable wheel that wouldn't be taxed by my weight and have decent speed capability. I've had it since mid-June, and already have about 600 miles on it, and frankly was getting a bit obsessed about finding opportunities to ride it. I've been riding ~6 miles to/from the train station commuting to work each day, and really found it to be a great way to clear my head. On good (perhaps prophetic) advice from members here, I always wear a helmet and wrist guards, and in fact, even rigged WheelLog to a Pebble Watch velcro'ed to my wrist guard. Maybe I was getting a bit cocky. I have the wheel set to experienced mode, alarms set to 19/20/21 mph with tiltback at 22. I've gotten pretty good at hovering about 18 mph, only occasionally bumping 19/20 mph enough to get a beep. I've hit tiltback a few times (to my sudden surprise), usually while accelerating away from a stop, but never enough to even come close to a crash. Again, was seriously enjoying this thing. Until last Thursday morning... I was cruising along about the 5 mile point of my ride to work, on a clear day about 7:30 am and 70 deg F. While I'm in Denver Colorado, the route is fairly level with about 75 ft of elevation change over the entire route. The battery had started out around 90%, and I usually finish the day around 55%, so I assume I was somewhere in the low 70% range. I had been pushing 1 or 2 beeps most of the ride, perhaps 1 mph faster than my normal pace, but hadn't hit any tiltback, and think I was going about 19 mph when suddenly...I found myself face down on the pavement wondering what the heck had just happened. Oh, and it hurt like hell. The wheel had just stopped. No tiltback, no wobble, no warning except the impending asphalt headed for my face. Fortunately, perhaps as a result of training during my misspent youth, I instinctively tucked into a parachute landing fall and took the impact on my right side rather than in my face. Congratulations - welcome to the "those who have" club. I managed to get myself over to the curb, sit in the grass, remove my helmet and backpack, and beg my girlfriend to come pick me up. Fortunately, no serious head impact (thanks helmet), though marks on the helmet look like it took a pretty good hit. Surveying the scene, the wheel was laying on its side, with the tire stopped (not spinning), with green LED's lit like normal. Assuming I'd hit something massive, I looked but saw nothing but perfectly smooth pavement with no possible culprit. Other than being very sure it hadn't "tilted back" on me, I had no idea what caused the wreck. For those familiar with wakeboarding or snowboarding, it felt every bit like "catching a toe side" as the impact was that sudden. Fortunately, despite my agony, the trip to the Emergency Room showed no broken bones, only a number of sections of scraped skin and a severe sprain to my right shoulder. The now yellowing bruise down the front of my shoulder tells me my backpack took a lot of the fall but tried to wrench my right shoulder from the socket. Regardless, this should have been a lot worse, and I'm damn thankful for safety gear and a heck of a lot of luck. Perhaps it's restored a little humility. At any rate, I'm now eager to "get back on the horse" that threw me. But I don't want to just assume it's safe to ride. I've been reading through all sorts of posts here, and I'm fairly convinced the wheel shutdown on me, either due to prolonged aggressive riding at my weight, or some failure of either a battery cell or a component on the control board. I've tried to recover the log from WheelLog, but in my somewhat muddled state of mind after the wreck, didn't think to specifically save the log. I've looked on the phone's drive and can't find a log file from that date. Yet the very reason I bought the Kingsong was the reputation for electronics where such behavior didn't happen. I turned the unit on, and while the Kingsong app said 72% battery, WheelLog says 60% (don't remember a discrepancy before). The voltage read 61.5V which seems low to me as I think my ChargeDoctor duo set to 66.1v yields about 91%. I have to do some surgery to the unit anyway to replace the rear fender, which detached in the impact, so I'm comfortable with digging into the unit. Looking to you all for recommendations on things to test before riding it again, as I most certainly do not want to repeat my recent flight (actually, it was the landing that hurt, the flight itself was uneventful though woefully short). Would have at least appreciated an "Ok 3-wire". Thoughts? Thanks in advance. And wear your safety gear. McSmiley
  19. 9 points
    My little patient from 🇺🇬 Uganda. He’s had a number of surgeries so far and a few remaining to help rotate his legs inwards so the feet are pointing straight ahead. Currently only his heels would have fit on the Z’s pedals. My arm felt ten times better today after realizing what this child has gone through. Count your blessings!
  20. 9 points
    Hello all, I just wanted to chime in to clear a few things up. I would never try to scam anyone, I think of myself as an honest seller who trys his best to satisfy customers of mine. The situation with @n2eus was unfortunate but I made every attempt to rectify the issue and even payed for return shipping both ways a total of 6 bills of $42 because there was 3 failures had to ship back and forth each of those times. In the end I gave a full refund for everything regarding that case. Now I want to make clear I did not sell that wheel to a new customer hoping to recoup my losses....I just did what any decent business does and continued to create smiles with customer satisfaction to make $$. I fell in love with these great machines back in 2015 and wouldnt disrespect the wonderful community that this has become. Its true I have been absent for a long while but it's not because of the lack of responsibility running the euc biz. It's because I've been dealing with my daughters very serious illness and had to focus my energy towards that. Im sorry to @MikeV for the loose axle but I did test ride it thoroughly and all was fine before shipping....I'm prepared to provide a refund up to $200 for your troubles and hopefully that will compensate for the extra work you're having to do with tightening the nut. I can post a video for anyone that truly thinks I sold him the 'bad' wheel from the previous year as it's still in my possession. Also if anyone bought one of the 100's of wheels I sold feels I didn't help them enough please let me know because I really feel like I was a good representative of what it means to be a trust worthy dealer.
  21. 9 points
    100v Monster, really has it all
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  24. 9 points
    Or just plug it in, register it and ride🤪
  25. 8 points
    This guy put studs in his tires, if you watch it on YouTube and go to his channel, EUCExtreme, there are more videos of winter riding. Amazing stuff, no slippage at all on slick ice.