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  1. 14 points
    To get all "scientific", you exceeded the speed where the battery voltage is not enough to cause a large enough current to flow through the motor. The faster the motor spins, the larger voltage the motor itself generates. Yes, an electric motor is also a generator, if you spin the wheel by an outside force, it generates a voltage that could be used to power other equipment. When the battery power is used to spin the motor, the motor still produces its own voltage, this is called back-EMF (back electromotive force). For an electric current to flow, there must be a voltage difference. Once the motor spins fast enough to produce a back-EMF equal to the battery voltage, the current can no longer flow. Current is what creates the torque of the motor, so at that point, there's zero torque on the motor, and it cannot accelerate to keep you up when you lean forwards. Actually, it will happen before the 0-torque point, there might be torque "left", but not enough to keep you upright when trying to accelerate, or you just hit a bump or whatever which would need a higher torque momentarily to overcome, but there's not enough "buffer" left. The lower the battery voltage goes (the more empty the battery), the lower the speed where this occurs. There are lots more detailed threads spread across the forum in case you're interested in the more "techy" details.
  2. 10 points
    Glad you are OK. I never ride when I hear the 5-beeps. You're just asking for trouble. On all of my wheels I disable the 1st and 2nd alarm. Then, if I ever hear beeps I immediately off the 'gas'. If you want to ride really fast (which it sounds like you do) then get a more powerful wheel that can go faster, safely. You really can't say That must be the stupidest feature ever made? You turned off tilt-back and then ignored the safety beeps.
  3. 8 points
    This happened because you exceeded the motor's capabilities. It warned you repeatedly not to do that and you ignored it. High speed, face first dumps are what happens when you go beyond the machine's capabilities. There's nothing wrong with the wheel. Highly determined user error will often result in bad outcomes.
  4. 8 points
    Minor disaster on the 18L front: Wheel arrived, but during transit, the [poorly designed] foam pressed against power button, causing it to turn on & burn the board out ? Report to following later this evening. Sent the Z10 out to @houseofjob today; after he's had it for a couple days, the Wheel's itinerary is going to be down FL with @Duf,then to Colton in CO, finally to @Marty Backe & back to MIA. Once the 18L has been resuscitated, plan to send it on a similar sightseeing sojourn.
  5. 7 points
    Thanks a lot for info. Of course I know that what I did was wrong. It is no secret. I just wanted to know if I can trust my wheel in the future. And I guess I can after Reading this. Thanks a lot for the info! I was stupid and I had to suffer from my stupidness, that I already know. It all went well and my wheel lost a bit of plastic and I got some scratches, but I had protection gear and it was not that bad to fall. Quite an experience. From now on I will never exceed the first beep. The thing was that I've exceeded those beeps hundreds of times during my 6 weeks and nothing has happened. But this time, It was too much and I was stupid and will never do it again. Thanks esaj for your explanation. Very well writteb.
  6. 7 points
    I think beeps tell you that maybe it is better go slowly or something.......
  7. 7 points
    Emm. Respect the beeps? They are there for a reason. Im guessing it just cut out because the demand was greater than the supply. I think its normal behaviour. Like yourself ive turned off my alarms, only difference is when i hear the first beep i let off a bit.
  8. 7 points
    I don't remember ever having had a tick (to my knowledge), but the dog gets them from time to time. The best removal tool so far has been a "tick bar", always got the little bastards out fast and intact:
  9. 6 points
    How it all started. I was watching a video on YouTube. I guy in Brazil records his bike travels and posts them. In one of his videos he is annoyed by what I now recognize as a beginner ECU rider on his bike path and labels this strange device as a new problem to frustrate him. To be fair everyone seem to annoy him but he is fun to watch. When I saw the strange device I realized I had seen this contraption before. Two years earlier I had followed one in my van through the local college. 20 mph speed limit. I was amazed and had to have one. Then a squirrel ran pass me in the other direction and I forgot about it. But not this time!! I had to find out what this thing is. After watching lots of great videos I had to choose a wheel. This turns out to be quite difficult. I see people on ninebots and smaller and I see these huge monsters. So I looked up the spects on all of them and then the prices. This is not helping. $300 to $3,000. That is a big difference. I want the best but I don’t even know if I will able to ride the thing. Do I get a learner wheel? Witch one? So I started looking for a learner wheel. I started to find a common phrases. “with a 150 pound rider”, “ on flat ground” , “ reduced speeds when not fully charged” I am paraphrasing on that last one. I am 6’3” and 220 pounds naked and barefoot.... Nope!! , I need more battery and a bigger motor. I picked the KS16s as my learner wheel and I am very glad that I did. It has a 840wh battery ( now considered a midsize battery, was HUge!) , 1200w motor, a rider weight of 300 pounds and a top speed of 22mph. I believe these numbers are just short of the original msuper v3 that I had been watching Duf ride. ( thanks for those videos Duf.) The fact that Chooch said that it was his favorite daily commuter at the time also helped in my decision. Chooch has skills, ....might lack a sense of impending doom. So..... let’s just say I have been very happy with my choice. Learning: The first day I was more excited that a kid on Christmas morning. I got on and after 15 minutes was able to cross a 20 foot room. I spent two days going back and forth wall to wall. (Concrete walls, NOT drywall) I believe this is called the post to post method. My feet hurt and I was sore all over from waving my arms around. I know. If you are waving your arms you are doing it wrong but you have to start somewhere. Then I found the ride setting on the app. I was on expert. So I changed it to learner mode. $&@$#%!!!! So......warning..... this is where most will disagree.. I got on the thing and it was soooo much easier. I think part of my problem is that my center of gravity is much higher than average. I am over 6’4” with shoes on and most of the weight is upper body. Before I changed the setting I had to lean forward without applying pressure to my toes then after leaning, apply forward pressure. The learning mode has that slight delay built in. (More on that latter..... don’t worry you win) On day three, I moved my training to a parking lot. Now I really had to learn how to turn. I started by going back and forth between my van and a small box trailer. Then from my van around the box trailer. Success!!! But I could only turn left. So .... On the 5th day I took a road trip........that ended quickly..... funny thing..... sometimes you have to turn right. So, back to the parking lot. This time I learned to do figure eights around the van and box trailer. Success!!!! I guess this would be a good time to say that every day I learned so much more than the day before and that ended on day 7. Day 7and 8 I seemed to fight to keep what I had already learned. I had to ride for half an hour to catch back up. I could do figure eights around objects but struggled without them. Day 10. If I had to have a reason to turn to turn I would give myself a reason. So I headed out to a seldom used bike path. The path was very hilly. Remember the learning mode? What a sensation! When shifting from up to down hill or down to up the wheel shifts like the horse on the spring in the playground. On a positive side I got much better at turning. I desideded to ride on the trail ever day. At first I thought that the bumps would always give me an uneasy feeling. But..... on day 12 I switched to medium mode and things got better. Day 16, - It beeps...... It beeps a lot. If it could talk it would be saying. “ You are accelerating too hard” “ you are going too fast” Well? At Least I am not braking too hard yet. It feels like I am flying a foot off the ground while dragging a heavy basketball behind me. Yesterday I was going down a trail and heard a guy yelling. “Hey!!! Slow it down! “ It was Chooch. Ok I made that last part up. But that is how it feels. Don’t worry the path I am riding has very few people and I always slow down around all people. My next post will be labeled “ My first big crash” ........ Stay safe out there!
  10. 6 points
    This might be fun, but it's definitely not safe.
  11. 6 points
    Hiking near Caen (France Normandy) landing beach
  12. 6 points
    If you wanna see Sidestreet Reny fail. Here ya go.... Totally fun day riding at the bike park annoying most of the mountain and BMX riders. My poor little Glide 2 is not meant for this action and it tells me constantly...."Danger, Please slow down". Lol. I think I will keep my wheel on the streets. Keep it real and keep it street (usually)
  13. 6 points
    Another great thing about living in LA other than the weather, we are the closest to where ewheels ships from. I got just mine today! For the record, the tire is mounted in reverse, but it doesn't bother me too much as I don't ride in the rain or that fast. Oh, and @noisycarlos, my kid's small bladder is another reason to stay away from the sewers (LA Arroyo Seco Trail along the 110).
  14. 5 points
    The beeps is there for something.. Being a new rider, my adrenaline spikes whenever I heard the first beep. I'm surprised how supportive forum members here. I'm just thinking you are gonna be eaten alive by everyone while reading your original post. But no, they are very tame and understanding. I just got my first wheel one month ago and this forum is one of the reason I bought it. Today I decide to join after being a lurker for a while. Sooo.. hello me! ?
  15. 5 points
    Hi guys, First ever post, so nice to meet you! The main reason for registering was actually to discuss protective gear. In particular, helmets. I've been looking everywhere to find a suitable full-face helmet. My biggest issue is claustrophobia, then that the take so much of the view away. A buddy of mine gave me a tip to look into paragliding helmets. They feature a much wider field of vision. Also I've noticed that some downhill long-boarders also use these helmets. After some looking into it I've found -what I hope- will be the perfect compromise! As a matter of fact, it's arriving this afternoon. The weather's been kind in the Netherlands these past few days and I'm planning a nice ride of about 50-60kms, give it a go. If interested I could give a review after. Any things I should be looking out for especially?
  16. 5 points
    Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are the way to go! I have Aftershokz Trekz Titanium (there's an updated version called Air). Your ears are totally uncovered and you don't annoy anyone else/embarrass yourself with your taste in music. .
  17. 4 points
    2 beeps = first speed warning (you can set it to any speed, and disable it if you like) 3 beeps = second speed warning (you can set it to any speed, and disable it if you like) Continuous beeps = 80% power warning (you can't disable it, for good reason). If you hear that and don't slow down, the wheel can't keep you upright if you go faster or and bump happens. Which is what happened.
  18. 4 points
    Oh, the beeps are warnings? I thought they were rewards for reaching a certain speed threshold. Like one beep you're doing good, two for better, three excellent, five wowie you're flying! Maybe I'm playing video games in my parents' basement too much.
  19. 4 points
    And again. Thanks for caring! Never ever ride without at least arm pads, gloves and helmet. Knee pads were not really useful in this scenario. But the arm pads and the gloves (thick MC gloves) really saved me from severe injuries. Never do the same misstake as me. I really regret my lack of knowledge but I am really happy it all went well. It is a very good vehicle, but don't do what I did. I thought the beeps was just a warning of the speed, and not actually a warning about the vehicle itself. Please, take care out there and respect thr beeps. I know that there are probably other newbies that will do the same misstake as I did. Just don't!!!
  20. 4 points
    I first rode the KS's with the hardest mode, as I came from a Firewheel which has exactly two modes (hard "sport" and waaaayyy too soft "comfortable"), but then found out that I'm having hard time accelerating uphill with the hard mode. Switching to the "medium"-mode (don't remember the KS-terms for the modes, as I haven't adjusted them in a long while, maybe "riding" -mode?) the problem went away and I also found out that doing hard "power braking" is easier when the pedals give in a bit. A "long time ago", that is, in the summer of 2015, I tried to explain what I'd like to see when it comes to the riding modes using this picture: The first picture shows the "usual" upright position you stand in when riding at steady speed. The middle picture shows a "problem" with stiff pedals when braking: you have to bend your ankle, and can't put really a lot pressure on your heel, or lift off your foot a bit to get more pressure, which means less contact with the pedal and risking your foot sliding off. The last picture shows what it's like with a softer mode, you can put pressure on your heel and as the wheel tilts back, you still get a good grip on the pedal. What I wanted back then was a sort of a "hybrid"-mode, where it stays stiff leaning forwards (not allowing the pedal to tilt forward), but still allowing tilting backwards during braking, so that you get more pressure and stronger braking action, especially during "power braking". Well, that was with Firewheel, on which, as any owner of Firewheel knows, the "soft" mode was way too soft. I felt like I was going to fall trying to ride with it the first time, as it allowed the pedals to tilt forward what at least felt like a LOT before the wheel reacted. With the KS "medium"-mode, I think that (for me), they've achieved a pretty nice balance, it's not too soft, yet it allows the pedals to tilt backwards during braking, which, I believe, makes for a much better and controlled braking action. Then comes the issue with the acceleration, especially uphill. With a skinny skeleton like me (about 60kg with full gear), I need to put a large proportion of my weight on the front of the pedals to cause them to dip forwards. Likely the control mechanism for acceleration (and braking) is some form of a PID-loop (Proportional-Integral-Derivative -control), or it might "just" be a PD-loop (without the integral-part). What those terms stand for is that "proportional" is the momentary offset from the "level"-position (how much front or back the tilt angle is vs. straight), "integral" is the sum of offset over a longer time frame (ie. the output-value of the loop goes up the longer the and more the pedals are offset from zero) and "derivative" is the rate of change (ie. how fast the pedals are dipping or returning to zero). Regardless whether it's PID or PD, the keyword here is the "proportional"; with my low weight, it's hard for me to cause a large offset from the centre with stiff pedals, especially uphill, as I either need to lean very strongly forwards or stand almost tip-toed on the pedals to cause enough downward force on the front of the pedals for the loop to detect "enough" offset to force the wheel to accelerate uphill. A stronger motor can more easily keep the pedals level, and "sees" only a small offset, which it can overcome easily with high torque, not causing a lot of acceleration. With more "soft" action, it's easier for me to cause enough offset for the wheel to respond with stronger acceleration. Not sure if I explained it clearly enough, but I hope so... anyway, at least for me, the middle-mode of the KS16's (both B and S) seems a good middle ground of both fast reaction from the wheel and not having to bend my ankles during braking or "stronger" forward lean.
  21. 4 points
    Sometimes I like it hard, but sometimes I just need the tender sensitivity of soft. Even the careful yet firm caress of medium can get my juices pumping on occasion.
  22. 4 points
    I want to actually ride the wheel in my real-world conditions before forming an opinion. Looks like I get that chance within a couple of wheels. As of now I'm still buying one.
  23. 4 points
    It kind of makes sense why Ninebot wasn't originally planning to distribute these outside of China. It seems like the rest of the world with heavier riders demand higher performing wheels. I still have some hope, but it's starting to get dashed. I recall that early release video of the rider riding up the hill, but the Z gives up before it reaches the top. Oh well, hopefully Gotway or one of the other manufacturers will release a Z-Clone or wide tire version of their own with 84-100V, 1600 Wh battery, and 60 KPH speeds which would blow the Z away. If I were Gotway, I would get my designers on it as it just makes sense to release something to compete directly for this market share since they have a wheel in every other category and more at the moment. Mten3, MsuperX, Telsa, ACMV2, MCM5, Monster, you name it. Maybe call it the "Gotway ViperZ." I know the perfect emblem to slap on it: Give it a nice glossy red and black finish and sell a gazillion of them! Or maybe "Gotway Fatboy" and make it Batman matte black...
  24. 3 points
    Amateurs! Why the heck are you taking a shower when something is supposed to arrive at your doorstep? You're in Arizona. It's hot there. Just grab the hose and stand on the front porch and hose yourself down! My suspicions are that these couriers have tracking systems that can tell when you're taking a shower, doing job #2 after chowing down on a bowl of GravitosTM, or enjoying some online um videos in the quiet of your parents' basement. I'd be like forget this, grab a bucket, a roll of tissue, the laptop, and camp out on the front doorstep all day. That's what the pro's do.
  25. 3 points
    Glad your ok! At least you were wearing safety gear so that’s not stupid. In the end consider this a good experience and you will begin listening to the beeps with respect.
  26. 3 points
    Lyme's can be avoided if you take it off ASAP, it won't transmit until it is close to full. TBE that we have in Europe and Asia transmits with the bite, doesn't matter if you take it out immediately, the damage is done. And there is no cure, only vaccine. If there's one single insect I could do without, it would be the tic.
  27. 3 points
    Looks similar. Be careful not to leave mouth parts behind though with this "lever" method: https://www.ticktwister.co.uk/why-is-it-safe-to-twist-with-this-tool-2/ Of course this link is from the Tick Twister's website so their comment that levering the tick can cause mouth parts to break off could just be marketing lies.
  28. 3 points
    GRRR im done with the hard mode on my tesla... its so nice powerfull and feels like a granit rock.. but a little too much so... Every little obstacle makes the whole "granit rock" jump. And i usually ride with soft mode. No issues. I tried hard mode for 3 days and also a lot more before hand. I had my first fall in hard mode about 2 weeks after i started riding. Today i decided to try the hardmode on my usual forest track with tree roots and steep hills. making it important to absorb the shocks. I felt off my tesla 3 times trying to go through that track with hard mode. and used double the battery... im done with hard mode... but this is just my opinion... I just wanted to share it to avoid another rehab. i think the hardmode is not for everyone. But i still think it does pose some risks. Even for experienced riders.
  29. 3 points
    Most people has some degree of leg length inequality but it’s so marginal that it does not affect us while walking. The only way to test Alcatraz’s theory is for Hunka to wear a shoe built up higher than the other while riding fast. This amount of discrepancy should work. ?
  30. 3 points
    According to beta testers' reviews, there are several good and weak points for Z series. However, I am more interested in those reviews with hard data and comparisons. Unfortunately, most of the reviews are just filled with a bunch flattering adjectives expressing opinions, not facts and data. I doubt whether those reviewers know how to write a lab report. That being said, there are a few reports with some data and objectivity. TurboCharged being one of them. TurboCharged's review points some of the problems, such as long braking distance, weak climbing power, overheating. Another reviewer in hilly region GuiZhou province rode Z up and down without mentioning of getting heat warnings. Others report the difficulty of maintaining direction when travelling perpendicular to a slope. Another reviewer gave this data set for speed/braking distance: 时速(km/h) 刹车距离(m) 20 2-3 30 4-8 35 7-10 40 12-15 45 15-20 @Turbocharged, please comment on these numbers. I remember on this forum, there is a video showing ACM's braking distance. It would be interesting to do a comparison. After I read all the reviews, I get the impression that 9b did not do their best before push Z out for beta test. Probably their developers were busy playing wechat in office ( one job interviewer wrote this ). One major promised advantage of Z over others is the shock absorb-ility promised by the fat tire, yet it did not deliver. Is it too hard to test various tires to make it work? Is it so hard to make the trolley handler internal? I can only conclude that 9b did not try hard enough.
  31. 3 points
    Glad you hung on! You pretty much need to be on your A game to ride 24mph+. I’ve had days where I’m a little tired or had an injury a few days before and I really notice the difference in how robust I feel upon the wheel. Right now my left foot is sore from slamming it down hard the other day after I hit a dip in the road so I’m riding a lot more easily on the wheel. When I feel a wobble I remind myself that I don’t need to hammer it, just consistently cruise and I’ll get there in plenty of time. That communting on NYC streets of course, hitting trails would be different Right now I think my Tesla has a bit of a tire bump that I need to sort out coz I’m feeling a rhythmic, vertical wobble especially at higher speeds. ?
  32. 3 points
    I have the greatest respect for all those that put themselves in harms way or lay down their lives for their country. I don't always trust the politicians who put them in harms way however. The public are often fed a sack of BS to justify the decisions the politicians make - i would happily see GWB and Blair locked up for the ill-conceived mess which is Iraq. One of the most moving things i have ever seen is the ceremony every evening at the Menin Gate where locals gather and the last post is played to remember and pay respect to those that died. Every day should be poppy day. We should never forget the sacrifice of those who bought our liberty with their lives.
  33. 3 points
    Today I recorded the GPS Speed of the Gotway Monster 100V with an iOS App...
  34. 3 points
    Forward-backwards oscillation, indicating a problem with the wheel staying level, or sideways wobble? Sideways is not wheel-related, it's you(r legs). As far as forwards-backwards is concerned, you can reproducably throw off a Gotway's gyro by going over a cow grate or a similar rapid succession of rattling small bumps. It will progressively tilt forwards until you're on firm ground again, then a simple brake+accelerate will get it level again. So gyros can fail in some situations. But a GW won't oscillate/try to throw you off then. Inmotions, there was an oscillation problem before, maybe one can reproduce an oscillation in the V8 in some situations? Since you know where it happened, you could try if you dare
  35. 3 points
    For anyone else that might be considering wrapping the KS 18 shell I have attached a photo of the wrapped shells and pedals. I purchased from Jason @EWheels new headlight covers, Black Speaker covers, and a trolley handle. I have not yet installed these. The basic wrap is finished. This weekend I will begin reassembling the KS. When the trolley handle arrives, I will install and the job will be complete. Finally, my impressions of the install. This was my first time to even touch vinyl wrap. Considering my amateur wrapper status, the project went fairly well. Since I am constrained by time, equipment, and expertise there are imperfections in the shell that I did not/could not completely remove that show through the wrap. I also see some air bubbles have appeared. These, I can probably remove with a heat gun and some additional squeegeeing. The application is somewhat mediocre, but the wrap finish looks good. The finish of course is difficult to screw up because the DIY wrapper does not create it. Thankfully, the vinyl companies spin that particular gold. Overall, I think that it was worth the effort to avoid paying the various quotes I received between $500-$700 by the expert wrappers around the DMV. It is not perfect, but it looks good to my eye and the eye of my son who must ride it. If you are thinking of vinyl wrapping it takes patience, especially with the KS18. The current KS18 has no outer and inner shell. The whole shell must be removed in order to complete the wrap. To remove the entire shell essentially requires disassembly of the entire wheel. Unfortunately, I am limited to 3.1mb and it seems that each photo maxes this limit. Side note: For those whose last trip to DC was the, no doubt, memorable school field trip to the National Mall, DMV does not mean Department of Motor Vehicles; it means DC and it's Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs, a.k.a., the Washington Metropolitan Area)
  36. 2 points
    I've been riding my wheel for about 6 weeks now and it has been totally flawless, and could have been. I have an MCM4 680wh wheel and I like it very much and I'm extremely satisfied. I've turned off all the speed limits with my app. When I exceed the speed limit, it beeps once, then twice, then thrice and then multi beeping. Sometimes for fun when it's safe, I just let it do the multi beeping and continue riding my wheel. Though today, my wheel had around 50% battery left or something and I increased my speed past the 1:st beep, 2:nd beep, 3:rd beep and I was multi beeping. Then suddenly, the gyron on the wheel just released for me and while leaning forward, the wheel just tilted me forwards as if the wheel was turned off. And I was at around 25-30kmh or something. That made me fall off my wheel which gave me a lot of scratches and destroyed my clothes. Why did this happen? Was my wheel broken or does the wheel actually stop doing the gyro thing when the battery is "low" and you exceed the speed limit? That must be the stupidest feature ever made? It has worked great to exceed the speed limit before this, but I guess battery has been on like 60% or something. Could someone explain this to me? Is it something wrong with my wheel or is this to prevent you from riding too fast?
  37. 2 points
    Glad to be of help @RockyTop, Mine weighs in at just about 900gr including the visor, which is pretty nice! I've tested it for a relatively short ride, but I can say it is very comfortable and light. Visibility is excellent too. On the top there are two mesh grids, that supposedly get you more airflow through the helmet, however this could've been better. The holes underneath the mesh are really quite small. I guess these can be made bigger, with some dedication and care. Also the visor tends to fog up quite a bit if you close it completely. I've kept it open a bit for most of the ride and this works just fine. I have to admit, it is probably not as safe as a cross/bike helmet, but I'm sure it can hold it's own against any downhill MTB or other bike helmets. I've included some pictures to show how it fits. Of course at the moment I'm very enthusiastic about my purchase. I'll give an update on this after a couple of weeks/months maybe, to see if I'm still as happy with it as I am now.
  38. 2 points
    It should also be noted that the wheel likely did not cut off on you. You over-leaned it, meaning you leaned beyond the wheels ability to accelerate back under you. It was likely still driving forward as hard as it possibly could but for all the reasons expertly described by @esaj could accelerate no more. If it had been a cut-out where all driving force is lost and the pedals go floppy under you I very much expect you would be writing this from a hospital. There is lots of stupidity to go around here. Gotway gets the bulk of the points for allowing riders who have no clue how the device works to turn off speed limiting features like tiltback but don't worry you get some for knowing you were exceeding the speed limits but keeping going anyway.
  39. 2 points
    Your hybrid idea is very cool. I totally agree with you regarding breaking in soft mode - it feels really nice. Too bad there isn't a reliable way to get ideas such as yours to the designers of our wheels
  40. 2 points
    Wow, I hike 5.5 miles daily in a wooded area. It's not unusual to pick off two or three ticks. This time of the year in the Southeast, is really bad for them. I'd be on antibiotics all the time if I took some every time I "picked a tick". I did get a tick born something or other a couple of years ago (not Lyme disease, something else I don't recall). At least that was doctor's best guess. Lots of muscle pain, but antibiotic doctor prescribed cleared it up completely in a couple of day.
  41. 2 points
    Glad u didn't have to bail, @Hunka Hunka Burning Love! U might've had to perform some hillside Tesla panel re-popping a la @Marty Backe And yes, after only a few days with a speaker I can agree it's addicting.. only thing is now I cant creep up on people, which I found sort of amusing... I just hold the speaker in one hand. I kind of wish it had a strap, but its surprisingly comfortable to hold anyway. My theory on getting all wobbly when crouching down is the lower center of gravity, i.e. it's easier to balance a yardstick in the palm of your hand than a pencil. I think wobbling happens because of unequal compensation.. never tried the foot trick, but I try to shift weight
  42. 2 points
    This is my opinion and I don’t know if this is actually the case, but anyway, unlike GotWay, KS or InMotion, Ninebot doesn’t rely on EUCs to make a living... They are aiming at AI and all other sorts of development that easily attracts fundings. As for their current product lines, kick scooters and Mini Pro/Plus are their money cows, EUC remains a niche market that isn’t as important. Z is just Ninebot, being a company that always trys to treat their fans well, trying to answer for fans’ request... Ninebot doesn’t even project a high volume of sales of Z... And, Z is not all bad... it’s a good daily commute wheel, relaxed, medium speed, just cruising, it’s not bad, given you don’t have to transit with subway or bus... it is HEAVY. Not to mention it would win all the beauty contest without mud guard and trolley handle installed.
  43. 2 points
    Whatever it is isn't just an isolated incident if others are reporting it. It's not something I've come across before but watching the other videos it does look to be in one particular place? I see one of the vids linked says "weak axle" - that would seriously scare me after what happened with my old ACM. The way the EUC throws you down if the axle goes you've no chance and it's going to hurt even at low speed. I chipped my wrist, fractured my elbow and cracked a rib when my ACM axle broke. Whatever it is I hope you get it sussed and sorted quickly and easily. Keep us posted please and stay safe
  44. 2 points
    No need to go all Fatal Attraction on the furball. I ride safely. But interspersed are a few moments of sheer speed and terror! I need to get some better BT earphones. My pair runs out of battery too quickly. At least with the Tronsmart it lasts for a few runs before needing a recharge. Plus there's that cool factor riding with tunes and also the no surprises something loud is coming your way element. Good call on the AC DC! I must add that to the rotation after Rick Astley! Rhythmic tire bump might be a bent rim like @meepmeepmayer?
  45. 2 points
    Well, you never know still, and it could very well be perfectly fine for most urban uses. Most people don't buy a Mercedes GLK to go off-roading 100% of the time. They might do some light off-roading with it, but it's more for show and regular road usage. The Ninebot Z may not pass the Marty Mountain TestTM, but really how many people are going to do that? As long as it can handle San Francisco type hills, it might be fine for that 99% of the population out there. Do all wheels need to pass the extreme hill climb test to be a useful wheel or an enjoyable wheel? Can the Mten3 climb a mountain? I think we tend to think "off-road" and instinctively demand Landrover/Jeep/Hummer level of mountain climbing ability whereas maybe most people only need them to go from A to B and sometimes off-road a little to C which isn't 5000 feet up. I say temper your expectations, and it still might be a "good enough" wheel for most people. This ain't like laser eye surgery, ya know!
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    Quite frankly, I have no idea what Nb/Segway was thinking of this time around using 58V for a 1800W wheel. While I understand they may want to get some certification or the other, they if any could probably get the certification authorities to reconsider their standards. Resistive heating is basically dependent on the square of the current. So when pulling power with a change from 84V to 58V, you get a rough doubling of the heating effect. Resistance is of course interesting too, but as resistance goes up wattage and amperage goes down. All that resistive heating has to go somewhere. Obviously, considering the overheating described, it doesn't do so in the best way possible. As I said, what the f**k did they think would happen?!
  48. 2 points
    I thought I would add my thoughts on this topic as I have spent some time researching the issue for my own peace of mind. Section 72 of the highways act 1835. It says: 72 Penalty on persons committing nuisances by riding on footpaths, &c. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1 If any person shall wilfully ride upon any footpath or causeway by the side of any road made or set apart for the use or accommodation of foot passengers; or shall wilfully lead or drive any horse, ass, sheep, mule, swine, or cattle or carriage of any description, or any truck or sledge, upon any such footpath or causeway; or shall tether any horse, ass, mule, swine, or cattle, on any highway, so as to suffer or permit the tethered animal to be thereon;. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2; every person so offending in any of the cases aforesaid shall for each and every such offence forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding [F3level 2 on the standard scale], over and above the damages occasioned thereby. You will see here is that EUCs do indeed fall within the "carriage of any description" as do Skateboards, long-boards, bicycles, hoverboards, heeleys, child's ride ons, even prams and buggies!! What our learned PCSO might not have observed is within the the title of section 72 : "Committing nuisances" by riding on footpaths etc . this implies that the creation of a nuisance is mandatory for this section of the Act to be relevant. I attach a photo of a sign near a well known skateboarding pedestrian area near me which shows a similarly worded message from the local council byelaw. Initially, when reading this, it appears that skateboard is not permitted but read a little further and it confirms that there is only a breech if someone gets annoyed or feels they are in danger. Hence, this skateboard area is regularly used for skateboards, bmxers, roller blades and the like with no hassle from either the police or local council. Can the PCSO confirm that if no nuisance or danger is presented, then Section 72 of the highways Act 1835 is irrelevant in this case? Maybe only a court can decide this .... I can understand a court deciding a full blown 80 Kg Segway human transporter being a nuisance but a one wheeled EUC?? Maybe this is the reason why prosecutions using this act is not heard of in court and the CPS always go for the not insured on a public road scenario. I am not a lawyer and only offer the above as a possible solution of how I would try to tackle the current impasse. Section 72 doesn't seem to cover the crime unless you have somehow annoyed or put someone in danger.
  49. 2 points
    I received my 100v monster. ? I had 4100 klm of travel on Msuper v3 s + 1600 and more than 10000 klm on all my wheels. My impressions : monster 1845 100 volts: comfort, sense of security, stability, INCOMPARABLE And all of it without noise. She is beautiful and silent. Forget the trot and even the roadsides. I drive with cars over 50 klm / h. This 100 volts brings us better. With inclination in curves accelerations and braking that I did not imagine. It is a machine that far surpasses my Msuper s +. The negative points: No application 100 volts and curiously the speeds announced by my different applications sounds very different from the gps values. Example 40 klm / h on WheelLog gives 48 on gps. 20% more on gps. I would have liked a little more acceleration too. And I had to swing the wheel with a lead. Because she vibrated a lot on a vacuum test. Conclusions: the best wheel on or off the road. And at low speed his silence is fantastic. Solid, stable And comfortable. With charger 3 amp x 100 volts / 300 watts I bought on aliexpress Green and fashion I recommend this product. Well done to Gotway
  50. 2 points
    When I do my world EUC tour, and stop by at yours... Just remember we are going to try some normal riding, okay?
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