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    After two weeks of being held up at Customs, the long awaited pre-production 18XL turned up yesterday For some context & background: I received one of the original 18L pre-production Wheels back in April; the packaging foam wasn't properly thought out, so that the power button came into contact with the foam, causing it turn on & burn-out the control-board before even taking it out of the box. This time round, KS have really taken this issue seriously, so that the foam is positioned below power button, & if it were to somehow turn on, the Wheel is shipped with the software lock enabled—they've started doing this on all their Wheels. I've now accumulated about 1000 miles on the 18L, switching from an early V10F. While discussions on the V10F are bound to bring on a fierce debate between owners, it was, probably still is, the most ergonomic & comfortable Wheel ever made, with its comparatively narrow body & large pedals, that fat 2.5" wide tire, made for a wonderful ride experience. I switched over to the 18L mainly because of the V10F's throttling on <60% battery became annoying, while of charge remaining, the 18L satiated this need to maintain a >40kph cruising speed, but it was not without some loss. Within a week of making the change, I hit an unmarked speed bump, resulting in an unplanned dismount crash... While I was wearing minimal protection (wrist-guards) it was reminder of the potential hazards of Wheeling, during the couple days of down-time pondered if some larger pedals might have allowed a surer foothold & recover from that second of air-time. I've been lobbying for larger pedals with King Song for four years, but there wasn't much interest on the their end, citing that it would 'ruin the aesthetics' & 'not requested from other Distributors'. After clocking a 1000 miles on the V10F, with the accumulated experience with this Wheel, it was evident, the significant advantages that would accrue from this comparatively small change. Undeterred I proposed that eWheels would fund the larger pedal project, the results of which can be seen below. Although only 20% larger than the original type—25cm vs 20cm—visually the new pedal simply dwarfs the original, Notice how the edges have been tapered, more oval than rectangular. These preproduction set were CNCd, the production version will using the same magnesium alloy as before, the profile does seem to be slightly thicker for greater strength & durability(?). One minor compliant, is that the grip tape pads the same as size as on the smaller 20cm pedal, would prefer that these extend to the outer edge of the pedal. The real substance of the XL is inside, the massive 1550Wh battery pack. To accommodate those extra cells, the cell depth has been raised to two cells in height, 7 cells across columns one & two, & 9 cells in column three—the pack is asymmetrical, with more cells on packed on the right side than the left. Unlike the 18L, where the pack is enclosed in a battery casing, in this sample, the battery structure is comparatively primitive, with a single layer of blue wrapping around the pack. A concern could be that the outer shell body is now in contact with the pack, where if the Wheel receives a sufficient hard side-blow, it might place stresses on the nickel plates weld joints between the cells. Is this simply a characteristics of this prerelease prototype? Will there be silicon injection between cells, as there are in other packs, to transfer the physical stresses from the conductive plates? These questions should be answered next week. Here you can see the reinforcing 18L rib has been ground down to fit the fatter batter pack, presenting a challenge to existing Customers who might be considering upgrading to the 18XL. Another enhancement to the 18L is the new cleaner looking mud-guard, it's also made of a synthetic rubber that is screwed into the shell. I'll be posting an update with some further impressions sometime tomorrow, sorry, I ran out of time on this initial report.
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    Sorry for the overly dramatized title! But may be because it is my first Seriously Fast EUC just getting on and riding the z10 seems solicit fast music and sounds of explosion in my head! I am planning on making a series of videos documenting my experiences learning to ride the Z10, and figure I'll keep them in one thread. Here's my video on my first few days riding the Z10. Hope it is as much fun to watch as it is to make!
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    Some more from Germany in Fall.
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    What was disrespectful was not showing what you ordered and ate at the In-N-Out Burger! I LOVE In-N-Out Burger!!!
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    I'm not sure what settings are available for the V8 (for the V10F for instance you have "pedal sensitivity" which affects the riding experience). As far as technique goes it's a matter of how hard you lean into it, lean hard enough and you will push the wheel it to it's maximum, but lean too much and you can push it above its limits.. In contrast to a electrical skateboard you only have one wheel, so if you go above the limits you'll not only get "pedal to the metal" but "nose to the pavement" as well. To drive safely with any wheel you should instead try avoid hard accelerations and hard braking, and at the very least know the limits of your wheel with respect to your weight, etc. The V8 isn't the most powerful wheel either, so I'd try to temper my speed hunger if I were you. As @UniVehje said other wheels might give you a snappier response.
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    I had completed my firmware upgrade, and it just worked smoothly! The 25km/h speed limit combined with hybrid tyres, made the mini run with actual speed 27-28km/h I'm very satisfied with the result. I found the service on Taobao.com and had shipped my motherboard from Taiwan to China, which had costed me 5 days and about 50USD including express shipping fee.
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    I store the wheel inside, it makes it to work (7km, about 20min in winter) just fine in minus 30C. I would never leave it outside for any length of time.
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    Don't leave your wheel inside your car as I did once. Four hours after bringing the wheel inside it was still like a block of ice. Wheels behave extremely drunk when they are below freezing. Some, for example the Segway S1, won't even allow you to ride them.
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    ???? Yeah! I need to talk to that guy. I want Lutalo back. Can't control the rats without the name. Orange is the new Black, and Lutalo is the new Willard.
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    i also use the telesin but what I've found good if you put the original insta selfie stick on the telesin with the telesin not extended ofc it makes a really good length ,,i put some tape on the joint so it doesn't pull apart ,,, I'm using it here on this vid
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    Just got the insta 360 yesterday and made a little first video. Iam fairly new to all this, its my 5th week on the EUC. And what do i have to do to see the YouTube video big window here in the post. (Fixed: post the link as unformatted text and the video will appear - Marty)
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    Gotway MSX and Insta360 One in Hyères (France):
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    Just noticed that my MSX mileage is significantly smaller in the cold temperature compared to warmer weather: A month and half ago, outside temperature = 25-28 degree of Celsius, battery temp = 35-39C, mileage = 15.3wh/km or 0.065km/wh. Today, outside temp = 1-3C, batter temp = 16-21C, mileage = 21.3wh/km (0.047km/wh) . I was not able to reach my destination! Sad.
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    The fat wheel and the stability of the MSX makes gliding down [short] stairs really easy.
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    You can do it, but please be careful to keep the epoxy only on the outside of the brass insert... as if epoxy gets inside into the screw thread - You may have serious problem... In my PERSONAL opinion angle correction mod is necessary. Lamp is quite powerful - 5W and without the mod: Shines only into the eyes of the incoming traffic/bikers/pedestrian making them angry and blindfolding them - dangerous! In civilized countries would never be approved by authorities for any road legal mean of transport with such angle Does not even reach the road surface - only the tree tops - so You will see nothing on the road.
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    You can select edit and then backspace it into oblivion. Then you can just use as reason for edit anything you want, or change it to something completely different. I think we get two weeks to edit posts. Not sure if you can do that to change the title of a new thread.
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    Well done video! About the wobbles, that's due to the rider, not the wheel. Though on the Z10 with the extra wide tire, a rock or something on one side of the tire might also induce wobble. You mention your stance, it is indeed unusual. Most riders will be on the outside of the pedals with their feet, and overhang is common. Pretty sure that's because you learnt on the i5 where not touching the sides doesn't work because the wheel and its tire are so thin and instable. But normally, you don't touch the wheel's sides at all and control it only via the pedals, unless you grab the wheel going up a mountain or doing a jump. In the same vein, the pronounced different ride behavior at different speeds seems to be specific to the Z10 because of the tire profile and width. "Normal" wheels are more consistent there. You've got two outlier wheels, after all. I'd love to see you get your hands on a Gotway or Kingsong 16 or 18 incher and hear how they feel to you, as they represent a standard wheel.
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    There are so many electric scooters in Denver now. I love them, but even I'm starting to think they've crossed the point of saturation. In my part of Denver I can travel for a few blocks and count dozens, and maybe spot up to 4 brands (Bird, Lime, Spin, Razor). I'm nowhere near downtown. The law says they can only go on pedestrian paths, but given the narrow sidewalks found in many places this is stupidly dangerous and most riders figure this out and use bike lanes or ride with traffic on slow streets. The city seems content with just kind of letting people figure things out for now and don't seem to be enforcing many rules. This is probably the right approach until we have a better idea how they will fit into the transportation mix. Trying out a Lime scooter and being impressed with how fun it was led me to buy my own (Ninebot ES2). Getting bored with that led me to discovering EUCs and getting one of those (Glide 3). That should buy me at least a couple years before I get bored again and feel compelled to continue my paramotor research :-P
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    Happy to do what I can to help bring a fair resolution to this matter. PM (forum email) me with the necessary info.
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    Wir fahren bei der nächsten Critical Mass Berlin wieder mit ein paar elektrischen Einrädern (und E-Boards) mit um Präsenz zu zeigen für die Legalisierung. Freue mich, wenn die Berliner hier im Forum auch dazustoßen. Das ist diesen Freitag, Abendfahrt, also ordentlich Beleuchtung. https://www.facebook.com/events/158743571741741/
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    I really like the bigger pedals, I just wonder if in tight cornering and uneven ground won't scratch the ground? Can the bigger pedals be bought for on my KS18L ? When will they be available? cheers FL
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    First of I don't use iPhone so I have no access to Daknessbot. I used Inmotion app in the beginning but had connection issues after updating android to8.1. Now it has been a while since I last used my Inmotion V8 due to a crash. But today I got the needed spare part to fix it, I hope? I tend to recall a setting for pedal sensitivity. This is one this that can effect what you are asking. The other is learning how far you can lean or as I do now push with my toes or front of my foot. You don't want to go too far as this can cause a overlean cut out. You will soon get a feel if this once you practice this. The opposite is the case for breaking. Imo it is good to practice this to get a feel of this, and in case of an emergency you know what to do to break or accelerate out of harms way.
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    Noticed that the Z10 is now available for preorder 1450€ (inc. 131€ shipping to Finland). That's about -300€ what I paid.
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    Bridge crew is awesome but being an introvert I've not had much chance to play others which is really how it should be played. I need to join one of the online groups where people sign up to play seriously rather than get randomly matched with a load of weirdo's. There is too much going on for one person to do all roles and while you are supposed to be able to issue verbal orders to NPC Bridge officers from the captain's chair, the speech recognition (powered by IBM's Watson) isn't accurate enough. I recently got a licence for the wife to play too out of VR but not tried it yet. They recently released an expansion that includes TNG bridge and related missions. I need to try that next as the reboot (Chris Pine) bridge and TOS bridge are not really my thing. Doom VFR got some questionable reviews. Instead I've played Doom 3 BFG edition with the community developed VR patch and that was incredibly good for a community driven port. I spend much of my VR hours in Elite Dangerous. Next up I want to get the wireless adapter and then a Vive Pro. So much money.
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    Wir sind heute in Berlin bei der Critical Mass mitgefahren. 2 Wheeler und 11 E-Boarder.
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    I have a craftsman powder coater bought it for $30 bucks like 4 years ago still works like a champ. And it cures in oven or heat gun. I used heat gun. Harbor freight has them also and the powder like $5 for a pound of it
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    he's another view using the telesin with the insta stick on top?
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    I am very impressed with the results. At low speed it is more reactive. At high speed it is more precise. With the impression of sticking on the bitumen. And an incomparable smooth ride. The rounded shape of the tire increases cornering efficiency. It is now a racing machine ?
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    My DJI Spark doing an active track in profile mode
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    Lookin' like I'm the last Rylo'er left in town. Shouldn't be a problem though... due to my freakishly thick skin and all. I just received a replacement unit from the company today due to a variety of random glitches I've been experiencing in my videos that show only show up post rendering. Here's another test video that was shot w original camera. I must say that I've been really happy with the quality and functionality minus the glitch problem. As far as the lens scratching issue...an anything goes/ 4 year/ $50 insurance policy fixed that problem for me lickety split. ps ... OUTCAST !!! If you're reading this come on back man!! Don't let a couple people's opinion shake you out of such a fantastic resource for euc fanatics. come on!!! We can team up and make cinematic history PNW style... think about it.
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    ???????. This artist is switching right back to Lutalo right after my 60 day stretch is done??????
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    We had similar thoughts. I don't use slime on my wheel because of how it seems to behave in my car tires; don't like it. Another thought @Siggy. Did the leaning trouble begin after you remounted the wheel? If so, perhaps there is a possibility that the tire is not properly sealed onto the wheel.
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    @Siggy How much physical inspection have you done my brother. Don't want to sound presumptuous, but with these wheels we have to be willing to open that cover and see what's popping. I am unfamiliar with the lean issue, and I don't think it is widely reported but as others have already stated if you open it up you may be able to at least locate the source of the problem OK, I understand better now. Your dealer has failed you miserably. You deserve to know why. I am saddened for you my brother. In the future, buy from @Jason McNeil, EWheels; much better aftersales service. Not sure why case changes would irk them. There is no warranty involved. It's a cosmetic change. You can contact the manufacturer for this directly. They will send you an invoice and you can order straight from them. I know because I have done it. 1. Perhaps. Pimps and hustlers engage in fast money schemes. A Business person understands that profits are grown like potted plants. Sustainable relationships with customers are the soil that nutures those profit/plants 2. A month is an absurd amount of time for a business to have email trouble; so, this is unlikely in my opinion. Indeed, you speak truth. Cool. Not sure what complaining to the manufacturer would do immediately. They do select dealers, I am sure they will deselect a dealer due to a number of complaints or inactivity (dealer ain't buyin shit from them to sell). Not to sound presumptuous my brother, but These wheels often require that we awaken the innate tinkerer within us all. I understand that you want your warranty honored, but it appears to me that your dealer has failed you. If you have never tried with your other wheel, I encourage you to open this wheel to see whats popping. Many issues can be very easy to DIY. I have never sent a wheel back to a dealer. This is how it usually works for me if there is a failure on any of my wheels. 1. I investigate. If it involves disassembly, I will disassemble it. Recently the hall motor sensor sensor went bad on one of my wheels and I had to do just that. When the handle went bad on my 18L (I have a 1st batch), @Jason McNeil sent another and I replaced it. 2. I have enlisted help from the dealer, manufacturer, and knowledgeable forum members to help to diagnose and troubleshoot. 3. Once the problem is IDd the dealer ships needed parts 4. I install those parts when they arrive. 5. I ride Sadly, your original seller is not a resource for you. So when the new black handles are released, I recommend that you buy one. On the leaning issue, if you haven't at least looked at it yourself, do so, and post photos; it might help another rider.
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    yes, it's costly, i agree, but i understand why, i remember what's happen for M365 custom firmware...i wish too they find another way, cheaper and gratefull for their work because it's really a great solution for us.
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    It's always so difficult to diagnose problems from videos. Of course it's impossible to discern a lean from a video - it's more of something that you feel. I can't imagine what mechanically could cause the wheel to lean unless there was something dramatically asymmetrical about the wheel. And then you'd easily be able to see it. Yet with your physical inspection you see nothing? Regarding the handle, you haven't provided any context. How did the handle break? How many miles were on the wheel when it happened? The wheel never fell? So one day you lifted the wheel and it broke? Was it getting loose over time and then eventually broke? Context... Unfortunately warranties are only as good as the seller. The factory warranty is worthless. The handle is a nuisance for sure, but even if you have to buy a new one, it's not the end of the world and probably not worth losing sleep over. The lean is certainly a concern. It appears real since you've demonstrated that it moves to the other side as you ride the wheel backwards. I would focus on identifying any asymmetrical features of the wheel. It's not the electronics, so it must be the wheel/motor, pedal hangers, etc. One of my ACM's has a tire that is offset a good 1/8" to one side, yet it has not affected my ride. So I've developed the opinion that our wheels really aren't that sensitive to offset wheels, pedal hangers that aren't perfectly parallel to each other, etc. Riding the wheels is such a dynamic experience that I think the body easily compensate for any asymmetries. At least my body seems to. Sorry that I can't be of more help
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    I messaged Outcast and told him to come back. We need as many PNW EUCers as we can get here
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    360 cameras, Rylo in particular, are prone to lens scratches which unfortunately do impair quality. Rylo does offer a protection program that replaces scratched lenses, but it ain't free. I like to recommend the Garmin Virb 360, not just because of its awesome on-board telemetry, stabilization, and stitching, but because the Virb 360 uses easily replaceable lens covers that cost just $35. A big chopped hand (or "lobster claw") is usually a symptom of holding the camera directly in your hand, or without an appropriate extender. 360 cameras really demand some degree of extension from the capture source. In other words, a pole, or, pejoratively, a "selfie stick." Yes they look silly, and yes they are banned in many places, but the degrees to which they make 360 video (or, 360 capture mastered into "flat" video) watchable and interesting is impossible to overstate. I never got to see the video or @outcast00096's other posts since it seems they have deleted them. I did see the commentary from other users, which was critical, but hardly hateful or vitriolic. Evidently a bit harsh to the OP's ears, which is too bad, especially since the OP seems to acknowledge they are still figuring out how to use the camera. Criticism, actually, is a valuable gift. Be thankful for the person who tells you your fly is open, your breath is bad, or your work could use improvement. You might not know otherwise and, no matter how badly it might make you feel, criticism is something you can act upon and improve yourself. And we should all want to do that in some way. If you think you are perfect, with no room for improvement, and can't accept criticism (even when it is harshly delivered) or use it to your advantage, then you're stuck where you are, mired in your own ego and stubbornness. Mostly electric skateboards depicted here, but camera operator (me) is on an EUC.
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    The final video from Moscow's EUC competition, September 2018. Thanks to @EcoDrift
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    True. LOL, T-Pain is by no means a household name like a Beyoncé. He's most famous for popularizing the use of the software Auto-tune for vocal effect (like robot-ifying vocals), more than its intended function as actual, transparent pitch correction (Auto-tune dramatically changed pop music in the 90's where lesser singers could be "fixed" in the mix, unlike the 80's where you had to pull tricks like vocal doubling and reverb to hide lesser singers.... T-Pain can actually sing without Auto-Tune though). Cher's 1998 song "Believe" first briefly introduced the idea of Auto-tune as a vocal effect While T-Pain almost a decade later made it a cornerstone of his vocals, as seen here on probably his biggest solo hit in 2007, "Bartender" Shhh!... don't tell him...
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    Last week training session. My GF hates the song I chose for her. And she is not happy about the video. I think she is doing really well.
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    Looks good,... better IMHO. The drone-like footage is good for b-roll, effect, or for groups, but in the end, the subject in our videos is ourselves riding an EUC, so better to capture this subject as big as possible in the frame (while still showing off the backdrop).
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    Mine was this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074SGNWY9/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 It's twist to tighten (just like the included Fusion stick) so the length is fully adjustable. The attach head isn't swappable from the GoPro style mount unfortunately
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    Had double checked with the 9B rep that the correct chords would be included, sent a picture for illustration, receiving confirmation before shipping that they would be... We had adapters for European outlets from the last shipment but not these Chinese plugs. The choice was to either hold the orders order until Monday, or send, knowing that the average household very likely has many of these. Lesson learned: 1) demand photographic evidence, 2) will be stocking a couple hundred adapters for mistakes of this kind.
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    The real deal would be a real celebrity (there's only one... Marty!) delivering the wheel. Can you imagine that? Door rings, you open it, "Hi guys!" - Marty is there with a big box! 5 minutes of Marty presence included in inflated price, more available for a steep fee
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    There is way too many awesome rideables out right now.....I want a one wheel too. Next for me though is going to an EUC with a 1600wh battery. It's about 28 miles round trip to the beach amd not flat either. Of love to be able to get there and back with battery to spare. I can do it on the 16s but I bring a fast charger and top off while eating.
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    A huge Thank You to @The Fat Unicyclist for driving 3+ hours to personally deliver my Z10. This is customer service of the highest order & testament to the dedication Kevin has put into his New EUC/E-scooter business, here in New Zealand. We also managed to get in a short ride together (not on the Z10 though, that's still getting it's first charge) before he had to head back to Wellington. I took my Tesla & @The Fat Unicyclist was on his Kingsong 18L. He may also have a photo from our ride to post later, when he gets home.
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    Your wheel has „lost“ its serial number....to repair this you must contact your seller, to have it repaired by an special „android app“! When however why, this is not possible for you....you might contact me by PM and i might help you out! But as you are in Paris it should be easy, or?
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    I'm sorry, but I totally disagree with this. Regulation reduces commerce. It places restrictions on the free flow of creativity/commerce.
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