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  1. 34 points
    This is the information we have so far: The Wheel had 7000km, in 9 months, when it was sent in for repair in late November It had sustained multiple crashes (David had written this in an earlier communication), destroyed inner-shell, chew-up motor wires, which also destroyed the controller; it was a unique specimen of a damaged Wheel. We have a good documentary trail for this repair. When it was sent back out, everything was changed except the battery pack. There was no visual indication, or other evidence that anything was wrong with the pack at that time. Assuming that it had done similar mileage over the intervening 5 months, it had then clocked up a further 4000+ km; possible subsequent crash damage? Quite probably. He had been using only the standard 2A charger with the Wheel, he has also confirmed it was not charging at the time it lit up. His therapist is another first-hand eye-witness account who can corroborate what exactly happened at the time. I will be contacting both the therapist & the NY Fire Department to assist in the investigation. At this moment, it's not clear what evidence is recoverable from the site. If one had to speculate into causation, then based on what we know from the V10F affair, if water does permeate into the cells, accelerated corrosion will cause a short between the electrodes, creating a runaway cell thermal chain reaction. Understandably David is in a state of shock & is angry, replacing the Wheel is small beans; what is important to me, is that we have a clearer picture on causation, so a similar event does not happen again. As bad as the situation is, it might have been a whole lot worse!
  2. 26 points
    Too soon? Naw, it can never be too soon! Tattoo idea:
  3. 24 points
    I was on my second 22-mile Tesla range test of the day (video tomorrow) when I ran into a divot in the path. In hindsight it seems like what happened to @Rehab1 just happened to me. I had checked my speed (via the Pebble) just moments before, so I know my speed was ~18-mph. The wheel wobbled for a split-second before I was thrown off. No time to take even a single partial step. BAM! I was immediately hitting the cement, and damn did it hurt. Took probably a couple of minutes before I could ever so slowly raise myself. Everything below my waist was a non-issue (thank you kneepads). My wrists are great (thank you Flexmeters). Unfortunately I have not been wearing elbow pads for a long time, thinking they don't really come into play much. Was I wrong. My leather jacket is toast (or at least now it's a dedicated riding jacket). As the picture below shows, my elbows is trashed. Tore some good amount of skin from my fingers. The helmet did it's job (see the heavy scratching. My riding glasses tore a bit of skin around my nose. But my right shoulder took a major impact. I'm hoping nothing is broken (no sharp pains), but it's swollen now and I don't have great movement. I'll add some additional thoughts later, but typing with one hand is a pain in the butt. Somehow the Pebble watch got a good scraping
  4. 23 points
    Hey guys, Another shameless promotion of my first ride with the 17" Gotway Nikola prototype!
  5. 23 points
    Went out for a night ride the day before yesterday. I've become very fond of riding at night, when the city is completely deserted. It's nice to be able to focus on my riding and on progressively taming the 18XL. I still struggle a bit with things like accelerating on wide curves (large roundabouts, for example), and get speed wobbles, wobbles when accelerating hard, and when braking (except power braking). I was out for a couple of hours, mostly practising hard acceleration, braking, carving and slaloming: I'm really starting to enjoy having to put my weight into it, it's very different from the V8, which I can just effortlessly "flick" from side to side. Also did some off-roading, which was great fun, as the paths I took are usually plagued with people walking their dogs, forcing me to limit my speed drastically. T'was fun to push the envelop and get high on the adrenaline Sidenote: @Marty Backe, I'm following your advice and using a flashlight for night-riding: the 18XL has a great headlight, but when accelerating, braking or on pitch black trails, it isn't enough. The flashlight works like a charm, and is a much simpler solution than the DIY inventions I tried to attach a bicycle light to the wheel or my helmet. I initially thought it would be tedious to be holding the flashlight all the time, but have grown used to it, and can easily turn it on or off depending on visibility, resting my arm. It also comes in handy when approaching an intersection: I put it on strobe mode to give drivers plenty of notice of my impending arrival before we cross paths, and so far, I'd say it's prevented several mishaps with cars ( @Smoother can attest to the fact those don't tend to end well...) Anyway, before I go off on another tangent, mid-ride I took a break, and realised I could have unlocked the max. speed to 50 km/h several weeks ago. So, I unlocked it (had to try 3 different versions of the KS app...but that's a different story) and started leaving my "speed comfort zone" so I can gradually overcome the wobbles (they tend to start at about 35 km/h). I noticed that I instinctively grip the wheel when accelerating hard and when I reach a certain speed, so I worked on relaxing my stance. Had a few close calls (the kind of nasty wobbles that make you consider bailing), but managed to control them. Then, on the last stretch before getting home, I pushed myself one last time, and....I was managing! Faster and faster, no wobbles, complete control of the wheel, feeling confident and....suddenly I'm airborne and sliding along the pavement. I was so focused on my riding and maintaining control of the wheel that I didn't even see the speed bump 100m (330 ft) from my house, which I ride past at least twice a day...I checked WheelLog, and since most the ride home was either off-road or accelerate-wobble-slow down, the trip's top speed (43,8 km/h) was, beyond a doubt, the speed I was going when I saluted the pavement. It happened so fast I didn't even have time to think. I landed on my right side, and based on the scrape marks on my elbow guards (and lack thereof on my wrist guard), it appears my right wrist didn't even touch the ground and all my weight landed on my elbow (perfect recipe for a nasty shoulder injury). I'm glad I was wearing sturdy skateboard-style protections and not something like G-Form Pro-X's under my clothes, 'cause even with the skid plate and thick padding, the ol' elbow was sore for a while. Aside from that, I had some tingling in my left fingers, which scraped against the pavement (might consider getting some leather gloves...don't fancy road-rash...) and a nasty hit on my lateral malleolus (bottom of the fibula). An odd place to take a hit...but a good argument for wearing high mountain boots when riding; loosely laced, to not hinder ankle movement, they do provide protection for a part of the body I'd never even considered might be affected in an EUC crash. I rode away from the crash a bit shaken and with tingling fingers, but that's about it. It was the next day when I found myself limping and with a fairly sore shoulder (not a nice feeling when you've already dislocated that shoulder twice in the past). Gearing up saved the day. Inspecting my gear later, my helmet doesn't have a single scratch, but if my head had hit the ground, it would have been from the ear downward, so anything but a full-face helmet would have been as good as nothing at all. Looks like my backpack absorbed part of the hit too, as there's a tear on the side (if it hadn't been for the backpack, that would have been my side scraping against the asphalt). Am no longer limping and my shoulder is only slightly sore, so I consider myself pretty lucky (I fell in a straight line; I could have landed on the curb, slid into a parked car, etc.). The 18XL got a couple of ugly scars, and I ripped the side pad in three different places (almost pulled it off entirely). The factory adhesive is strong stuff, just pressed on the pad for a few seconds and it stayed in place, so I reckon I'll order a replacement but leave it as is until it's beyond recovery. I can't help but remember some advice given by @Mono, I think it was, on inattention being one of the no. 1 causes of EUC crashes. I was almost home (which is when we tend to pay less attention), the streets were deserted, there were no pedestrians, cars, dogs or other "mobile hazards", and due to excess focus on keeping the wheel stable at speed, I wasn't paying enough attention to the road in front of me. In retrospect, I'm glad this happened late at night and the obstacle was a speed bump and not a person (although I wouldn't have pushed my limits like that in any other circumstance; then again...you never really know when/where someone might jump out in front of you...) On the other hand, since I moved recently, it took me a a while to locate and unbox my protective gear, so for a over a week, I'd been running errands on the wheel, on a daily basis, with no protections at all. Granted, I was extra cautious and didn't take any risks, but accidents can happen when you least expect it so...no more of that nonsense. If it hadn't been for protective gear, this would have been a nasty fall (although another small lesson I've learned is that no matter how much protection one wears, there's always going to be some part of the body that's unprotected, so I guess the risk of accidents and injuries is something one just has to accept the moment he hops on a one-wheeled fracture machine) Over and out
  6. 23 points
    I'm back with part 2 of my comparison review of the Gotway MSX vs Kingsong 18XL! Took them out to the park to do some off-roading. These things are tough...
  7. 22 points
    17 inches650 wh / 84 V / NCR18650 PF1300 wh / 84 V / NCR18650 PF1600 wh / 84 V / NCR18650 GA Fotos on spoiler.
  8. 22 points
    City night ride. Strap on your headphones.
  9. 22 points
    No more rumors. Here's the real thing: https://youtu.be/ZhCCMtfBqSk Also, gotta give a huge thanks to @Jason McNeil from eWheels and Kingsong for allowing me to do a KS16X GIVEAWAY! Someone's going to win a $2000 wheel... TLDW: The Kingsong 16X is one of the best off-roading wheels and makes a solid city commuter. It's street performance is very solid, off-roading is amazing. The only drawback for speed freaks will be the top speed, 45kmh (28mph).
  10. 21 points
    I know this will come as a surprise to some of you, but I'm burned out on Gotway. Their perpetual sloppiness in manufacturing and non-responsiveness to community feedback has finally convinced me that KingSong is the only way to go from here on out. Fortunately I have the KS14S and KS18XL. I'm going to buy two KS16X's and will outfit one of them with a knobby tire. This will allow be to sell my two ACM2's (what a relief to finally dump these turds). Hoping that 2019 will be the year that KingSong releases a Monster killer, then I can get rid of the Monster too. I'll probably keep my remaining Gotway wheels, mostly to loan out to visiting riders from out of town. Sorry to disappoint my fellow Gotway wheel owners, but I have to be honest to the community.
  11. 21 points
    Hi 👋 🤗 Thank you all so much🙏🏻. I want to say a big Hello from riders from Vladivostok👋 I do not speak English and will use a translator, so I apologize in advance if the translation does not sound very correct🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Thank you for inviting me. This is unexpected. I am very happy to meet many friends here. When I bought my first wheel, I had a lot of questions. I didn't have anyone to ask. In Vladivostok such monowheels were not. It's great that there is such an opportunity to communicate between people. Thank you very, very much.😊🌸🌺🌼
  12. 20 points
    There is a development update to report; they will be using a new 2200W motor, using a different PWM waveform, to try to match the silent & instant responsiveness of the Gotway controller. Tina says this is not expected to delay the production, currently still on target for next month, however, the demo Wheel is delayed until month's end now.
  13. 19 points
    Good guess! But no. The champion of the 2019 Electric Unicycle Grand Prix held in Oakland, Calif. on Saturday is Freeman Murray, riding with unmatched skill and speed on a Kingsong 18L. Freeman was able to consistently carry the most speed through the slalom and was the fastest rider all day. We ran heats of five laps around the course, expertly and generously organized by @Kai Sosceles, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. Freeman ran a 2:57.76 in the five-racer final to take home the title and a $250 cash prize. Little old me had to push my MSuperX as far as I could to finish less than three seconds behind Freeman in second place with a time of 3:00.65. It was a pleasure to buy a post-race round for some of my fellow racers with the $150 I took home for second. Third place (a Kingsong 18XL) got $100 and was just two seconds behind me, so I needed every bit of everything I had. The winning and prizes was very cool, but the most important part of Saturday was 1) it was 100-percent safe, with zero injuries or serious crashes and 2) amazing fun for all. All riders rode within the capabilities of themselves and their equipment, and everybody shared a special moment highlighting all the best things about our weird little hobby. I'll put up a few videos here, I'm sure there will be more to come as everyone processes their work. But I'll share my favorite quick story from the whole event: About 90 minutes in, during a break in the racing, an East Bay Municipal Park District police officer pulls into the parking lot. Walks up to us, friendly but serious. Kai explains what we were up to, and then the officer tells us that electric vehicles are not allowed on part of our course (the back stretch, a shared bike path). He told us he was going to check some regulations in his car, so we waited. As we wait, another officer pulls up, and we're thinking we're shut down for sure. After a few minutes of discussion, the officer walks back over. He tells us: "So, we had some busybody, umm, citizen, call in and report you guys, because they weren't having as much fun as you were. And, we're going to leave now." And they did! He smiled, went back to his car, and they drove off. We finished the final heats after the tacit approval of some very cool cops! Final heat, raw 360-degree video:
  14. 19 points
    Our CG animator just completed this disassembly clip for the 18XL. Intention is to serve a couple different purposes, showing how it's put together, for ordering parts, also I think it looks rather cool . The number next to the part descriptions will be the SKU/part number codes.
  15. 19 points
    Im from Russia, where vodka, bears and good english everywhere
  16. 19 points
    @Liamfind, it's always great to see some involvement at the Manufacturer level. Before moving onto a new product, I think Inmotion should first focus on improving the V10/V10F to make it a Best-of-Class product that it deserves; it's 95% of the way there for hardware, but needs some inexpensive tweaks, that your Customers have been requesting for months. Both King Song & Gotway have been pretty good with Continual Model Improvement, but we haven't seen much of this practice at Inmotion. Handle Play: the external handle mount is fine, keeps the internal space available for the ~1kWh battery, but the 5cm of play in the handle, going all the way back to the V5F days (more than 2 years ago), is completely necessary & is a real problem with a 20kg Wheel. The folding hinge joint needs to be retooled with smaller tolerances to eliminate this play. Reducing Speed Throttle at <70% SOC: a battery of ~1kWh provides plenty of surplus power all the way down to 3.2-3.3v, a chief compliant among V10 Customers is that while it's great to have 40kph cruising speed, this performance is available for only 30% of the total capacity of the pack. It seems the Engineers have not taken into account the capabilities of the hardware in the V10/F for programming the throttling levels. On machines like the Gotway Tesla, other manufacturers have demonstrated that it is possible to provide Customers with longer high speed cruising duration, without sacrificing safety. Controller Performance: Gotway have introduced the HY MOSFETS with the TO-247 packaging, which has a huge heatsink. The empirical evidence from veteran Riders, like @Marty Backe, is that these boards are almost completely immune to over-heating & have an incredibly high reliability rate. The V10/F is one of the most susceptible machines to overheating, this greatly limits it's utility for hill climbing & operation in environments with high ambient temperatures. Waterproofing: no doubt you're aware of the deficiencies in this area on the early V10Fs & the toll it took to the reputation of the product & cost to the distributors performing the recall. Any details you can share on what improvements have been made at both the organizational level & technical changes to prevent this from ever occurring again would help to restore some trust in the Company. Sensible Spare Parts Pricing: as a Dealer, charging nearly $200 for a replacement controller makes it extremely difficult to offer onsite spare parts service for Customers. While many of the parts prices are inline with what other suppliers charge, there needs to be some rationalization for certain parts.
  17. 18 points
    Good news for electric unicycles comes from Germany: Micromobility has enormous future potential, believes Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. Like bicycles, e-scooters should only be treated with special regulations. They can be used on cycle paths; if they are missing, they can also be used on the road. The scooters need an insurance sticker. A helmet does not have to be used, nor does a driving licence. At the same time, the Minister wants to introduce an exemption regulation for equipment without a handlebar. For example, self-propelled skateboards, called hoverboards, will be allowed to be used on public roads in the first half of 2019.
  18. 18 points
    Brandon's (6 years old) instructional on how to do tricks on an EUC. Also, we just realized Coronado Beach in San Diego is an EXCELLENT beach to actually ride on the sand. The hard packed sand part of the beach is SUPER wide.
  19. 18 points
    Hi Guys, Thank you for all the well wishes. It means a lot. You guys can also be very funny - you know who you are. I've had some good laughs this morning. I just got up from a 10-hour recovery sleep My shoulder appears not to have gotten much worse if any from how it was feeling last night. And there is zero bruising although the whole area is swollen. It's Sunday and I don't want to mortgage the house by going to the ER. I'll see how I feel Monday and may go to the doctor. I do weight training every week so my shoulders/arms have a fair amount of muscle and I think that really helped to survive the crash. Based on the (assisted) range of motion that I have, my gut tells me that I haven't damaged anything, but I've certainly stretched all kinds of stuff My arm is basically useless, but I can type and stuff once I've lifted my hand to the proper spot with my other arm. This crash is the worst I've ever experienced. It feels like my first true faceplant since there was zero sense of running anything off. All my other crashes have involved a tiny bit of stumbling running before hitting the ground. This was an instant rotation to the cement. It really scares you into not wanting to ride fast. I now know that ~20-mph is kind of survivable. But God knows what would happen at 25-mph, or greater. I will always wear elbow pads in the future since I now have empirical evidence that they do play an important role during a faceplant. Maybe not in other crashes, but faceplants YES. Knee pads are critical. My wristguards saved my hands/wrists big time. I'm so glad I never ride, regardless the distance or type of ride, without my wristguards. Although I bled a lot, after cleaning up, I only have one bandage on each hand, covering a small area. Ignoring the possible damage that could have occurred without the guards, I would have had incredible amounts of roadrash. As I mentioned in a different thread, my wife showed in interest in learning to ride, manly to be able to spend a little more time with me. She had no true passion to learn. I'm ending that experiment and she's OK with it. The thing is, I can take risks, but it scares me to think what would happen to her during a fall. She's older than me (65) and not physically fit. We'll just take more walks together I wasn't filming during the crash, but was carrying the 9-foot selfie-stick. I found it about 20-feet in front of me. Miraculously, the undamaged lens did not hit the ground. But the case has lots of new deep scratches everywhere. This camera has taken a beating No @Rehab1, I don't think the asymmetry of carrying the stick helped me at all. I think the body asymmetry stance still helps in a running type crash, but I now know from personal experience that an actual faceplant involves no running. It's a simple rotation to the ground. My Tesla survived the crash like a champ. It rolled down a 20-foot embankment and sat there beeping at me (was it laughing at me? ). I rode it 10-miles home. In broad strokes, our wheels are amazing machines. Very robust. Sorry not to personally address all of your comments, but I've read everything and have enjoyed your sense of humor. Makes me happy.
  20. 17 points
    Firmware is altered in a way not intended by the manudacturer and especially alters safety features implemented by the manufacturer. Hello everyone, I create this topic to share with you results of my tests with a Z10 whose top speed has been unlocked at 56 km/h thanks to the superb work of @MRN76 and its magnificent APP NINETOOL ! A big thank you to him for this life-changing performance! First of all i'm not crazy and I ride fully equipped with good motocross protection : A Full face Motocross helmet A motorcycle jacket with integrated protection Shin guards Motorcycle gloves And I also have good accessories : A wrist mirror A blinker on the back That being said, let's begin. After 2 days of testing, I enjoy riding in a Z10 even more, which I didn't think was possible because I love riding with this wheel so much, and coming out of an INMOTION V8 it wasn't easy, though. The wheel behaves extremely well at a constant speed of 45km/h, it is a delight to be able to drive at 40-45 without tiltback and no longer have this big speed limit just dropped to 65% of remaining range. For the moment I have not yet exceeded 50 because between 47 and 49, I feel the loss of the feeling of not being able to fall (I think that those who ride in Z10 must understand what I am talking about, because it is not easy to describe as a feeling) Once the 45km/h is reached, you have to lean much further forward to accelerate and I feel that the wheel tends to lean slightly forward instead of staying straight. That said, it may be because of bad tire pressure. So I'm going to test with some different pressures to see if it improves things. Here, for this first recap, I'll post from time to time when I've done some more tests, on battery consumption etc.... Until then, have a good ride, everyone!
  21. 17 points
    Happy day yesterday as my Nikola arrived! I didn't have any time then but have now spent the morning acquainting myself with the wheel and trying out, so below follow some first impressions. Note that I've previously owned a KS16 and a V10F, so that's primarily what I'm comparing against, although I've done shorter test rides on other wheels as well. Notably, it's also my first Gotway. So, first off, the box comes with the wheel, the charger, a brief safety pamphlet and two separate side pads. First thought after pulling the wheel out is, wow, that's huge! Much larger than the V10F for sure. I put them side to side just to get an understanding of the dimensions, and while the body of the Nikola is slightly higher it's really the width of the wheel I think that gives off the formidable impression. Speaking of width brings me to the Nikola's carrying grip. Since the entire handle is so wide no-one is going to close their hands around it. Instead you lift it with the fingers sunk into the recessed middle of the handle, where the lift sensor is. Works reasonably well, and is certainly not a problem for me at least. Moving on to the scorpion trolley handle: when raised it's a tad too low for me to be completely comfortable. The V10F's similar scorpion handle is better in this regard, but since it's longer it means that it always rests on top of the wheel while the Nikola's handle folds in completely, which arguably looks better. The trolley handle doesn't seem to lock when raised which would have been preferable to me. So, turned the wheel on, and thankfully it just starts up the way it should. I then spent some time wondering why I didn't see the voltage read-out. Turns out the voltage read-out is now sunk into the right side of the wheel, in contrast to the earlier prototypes which had it top/front. Looks good to me. Onwards to the Gotway app. While I typically use wheellog I wanted to get the Gotway app going for full control of the settings (led pattern display, etc.). Downloaded the latest official android app from kebye.com, and.. it's a no-go. Won't even start up. Fruitlessly tried fiddling around with additional permissions for a while, but then gave up and installed the older non-social version of the app uploaded by Marty on the forum. Crappy app as well, but it connects at least. Couldn't find anything in there to control the side lights though so it's disco mode all the way for now. The wheel came with a 90% charge, so all ready to go. First impression of the handling is that wheel really wants to be upright, which I'd attribute to the wide wheel. In comparison to the V10F for instance where I easily can maintain a slight turning angle, with the Nikola it's more like you either really turn and mean it or you don't. As soon as you let up pressure the wheel will right itself. This is not a bad thing in any way, but a noticeable difference from my previous wheels. I guess it's a much less extreme version of what people have reported for the Z10 with it's even wider tire. I experimented briefly with the riding modes, and settled with the intermediate mode for the time being. On the road the wheel handles very well, very stable. I'm not a speed demon, so I didn't push it more than slightly above 40km/h during my ride. I bought the Nikola for the additional range and power, and while the conditions today weren't particularly challenging (18C/64F) I did push it up some inclines without any issues. I'm eagerly anticipating @Marty Backe's overheat hill test, but I certainly don't expect any issues for me (in contrast to the V10F which has overheated for me multiple times). I'm happy with the pedals. I was a little concerned at first coming from the V10F's large comfortable pedals, but the Nikola's pedals seems pretty much the same to me. The angle is nice, and the height as well, with tight turns working out well. Noise-wise it's good, there's some whining going when idling, but the wheel is quiet during rides. Got some comforting content rumbling from the wheel at other times. The wheel build quality (body) seems pretty solid. I managed to get shell to creak when pushing hard against the side, e.g. one-legged riding. Only heard that when pushing against the right side FWIW. I believe I saw someone posting something about Gotway changing some type of foam for the upcoming builds to address this, but I can't remember where I read it. Ended up doing a 29 km ride on some varying surfaces, and came home with 49% battery remaining (starting from 90% earlier). FWIW, I noted that voltage reported by wheellog was lower than the one reported by the voltage read-out on the wheel, whatever the reason for that is. All in all, very happy with the purchase, summer's looking good
  22. 17 points
    NineTool - Program for changing the model of the euc 9bot. Program Description in Spanish Supports models C/C+/E/E+/P Supports models A1/B1/S2/Turbo(The secret model with increased power and a maximum speed of 30km/h) Supports models Z6/Z8/Z10 To change the model, you need an activation code, you can get it from me, you need to send a screenshot of the program screen on the example as in the screenshot below Download EVERYTHING YOU DO WITH YOUR DEVICE, YOU DO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Described in this topic may reduce the security of your device, and no one except you is not responsible for the execution of actions mentioned in the post.
  23. 17 points
  24. 17 points
    And I am excited, but I didn't have anyone to tell who would know what I was talking about, so I thought I'd pop in and say hello and brag about my new present for Spring/Summer 2019. How are all my pals doing?
  25. 17 points
    We had a group ride last sunday, 17 particepants in total. Till now the biggest group ride in the lowlands, we had a great day - and ride about 75 km
  26. 17 points
    Hi guys Just wanted to tell a little story of my learning process of riding an EUC. It all started like 3 years ago when i have seen a guy on an EUC, probably was a solowheel or something like that. I was like, what the heck was he flying on. Searched the internet but these things where to expensive for me so i ditched it. Then last year in mid September i saw another guy with that strange thing, started researching and finally bought a used Ninebot One C for 230€. I was a like a little kid in the candy store when that thing arrived. I unboxed the wheel and thought, yes, welcome to the future. Then i started to stand on it in my apartment for half an hour, just to get a feel for it, and i thought its time to go out. I went on an empty parking lot just around the corner and started my thing, and man this was scary, i thought how can people do this. My whole body was shaking like crazy and my arms where going like i was practicing for the next breakdance championship. Like ten minutes later i could ride a few meters and i thought wow and then the shit went down the drain. My sister came around the corner and i was like hey look i can do it... boom, smack, poof, and i smashed on the ground. I wasn’t fast at all, under walking speed, but i smashed down very well right arm straight forward. And of course i had no safety gear on. Ups, that hurt. First i checked my wrist, it hurt but nothing broken, checked my arm and thought ahhh nothing broken, and i continued riding for like two more hours because it was so much fun. The first click i had when i started to force my arms down and kind of relaxed myself, the feeling was so great to just glide along and i was addicted. After two hours of riding i had some good pain on my feet, calves and of course my arm, so i called it a day. When i was in my apartment my arm started really hurting bad, so i thought i might go to to see a doctor tomorrow, which i did the next day. He did an X-ray and my elbow was slightly broken, wrist not broken but it was really painful for about 4 months. He put a casting on for 2 weeks and said dont do anything with that arm for at least 6 weeks, i thought whaaaaaaaaaaaaat. I came back home and looked at the wheel like , then i started to watch YouTube videos from @Duf, @Marty Backe , @eddiemoy and everybody else who’s out there, i had a lot of time. After ten days i couldn’t resist anymore and took the wheel out, still with the casting on my arm. I slowly stared practicing every day, and got better everyday, i bet it looked funny riding around with that casting. After 3 weeks of riding with the Ninebot i thought better sell it and make an upgrade, and i bought the ks16, because i wanted a bit more speed, safety, front and headlight, trolley handle... I bought it from 1radwerkstatt with a 340wh battery for 750€ with the option to upgrade the battery, 1radwerkstatt makes his own batteries with different configured bms. On the Ninebot i was already comfortable but when i jumped on the ks16 it was like to start from scratch, the wobbles and all that good stuff where back , took me a good time to get used to it. This was like in the first week. The next weeks i rode every day and watched YouTube videos like crazy, and after about 400km it started to feel really natural. This is 7 weeks after the video above. Last week i made an upgrade, bought a additional battery and the 18XL pedals. So as you see i had a bit of a struggle but i stood up and whent through it and at the end i am a happy man who can finally ride and have lots of fun. A real big thank you to all the guys who are making videos and to this forum, helped me a lot. And by the way never fell again since.
  27. 17 points
    The first production XL pedals have been made, KS are shipping out the pedals & the first 20x 18XLs by air-freight early next week.
  28. 16 points
    Another excellent write-up by @EcoDrift (via Google Translate) regarding all the QC issue of recent Ninebot One Z manufacturing (including references to our very own North American superdealer @Jason McNeil ) https://ecodrift.ru/2019/02/12/ninebot-z10-chastaya-polomka/ Ninebot Z10. One of the frequent breakdowns. I tried to collect material on the pre-sale preparation and maintenance of the monowheels. But my attention was attracted by the open Ninebot Z10. He asked what happened to him, but it turned out that this is a sad whole story, which I will tell you today. After the start of sales, Ninebot Z-series monowheels unexpectedly turned out to be leaders in the number of warranty calls. Wheels directly out of the box often do not turn on, as the battery protection works. Our very first wheel didn’t turn on that way. But I came across a wheel with another problem. It clearly looks like a Facebook user (click). The wheel walks back and forth and does not really hold the horizon. I just caught the wheel disassembled: The following problem is visible on the controller: Contacts burned at current sensors: What have two. These current sensors are Hall effect and they are designed for a very high current. Such sensors (designed for high current) were detected only in Ninebot (in Gotway, sensors are connected via current-lowering resistors and have much more modest parameters). Service engineers immediately said that this is a frequent problem of the Z-series. And for example, dragged another Z10, whose contact burned down only on one sensor: You can see that the sensor on the left side feels fine: The guys from the service center tried to restore the burnt track on this wheel. After that, the wheel goes normally, but if it is on it try to drive into a small curb from the spot and everything repeats. The problem can be anywhere, but the simplest thing is to just take a new controller. Rather, the board with the power part: To check how much this “repair” really helps, I decided to check with our American colleague Jason McNeil. He is the owner of the portal eWheels.com and has sold quite a lot of Z-series monowheels. Jason confirmed that it is enough to replace one lower board and the problem does not recur. The same sensors on the new board: The reverse side of the new board (the controller is diluted on an aluminum substrate): So the repair is very simple. Disconnect all wires. Remove the fee: Thermal grease on the old board: We connect new, we connect everything back: And the wheel works great: But I decided to ask Jason about the situation with the Z-series: how often they break and how many of them have a marriage. Jason was very emotional, because from Z10 he decently boiling. Jason wants to sue Ninebot for non-compliance with its obligations and for the poor quality of the Z-series. Marriage was abound. As a percentage, this is at least 20% of all devices sold. The problem of current sensors can lead to melted wires of the phases and even burnout of the controller. And of course, enough battery problems. As a result, Jason's opinion about the Z-series in particular, and Ninebot in general, is just a piece of garbage. Sheer frustration. For the comfort of users, it remains only to add that the overwhelming majority of problems arise at the start of operation. Approximately the first 50km and a pair of first charge cycles. If the wheel has passed the initial stage, the probability decreases to very low.
  29. 16 points
  30. 16 points
    The future of EUC riders right here. Brandon, the son of proud @maltocs (holding the dog)
  31. 16 points
    Please welcome @Irina to the forum. She is a very enthusiastic EUC rider from Vladivostok, Russia. Together with her husband Vladimir and a few other friends she rides the streets of her city and other neighboring places almost daily, practically in any weather. She also trains her skills in a gym when the weather is really prohibitive As it was discussed recently in the topic our forum really needs more female EUC fans! Welcome, @Irina!
  32. 16 points
    This is Jason from INMOTION HQ, not Jason from ewheels, that guy is a nice person. I'm sure you have many questions to ask me. I checked some posts and felt surprised, as there were many misunderstandings. As being a member of INMOTION for almost 2 years, I think I need to be here to solve issues for you, so pls pls feel free to leave posts here. Maybe I cannot reply in time, but I will try my best to help one by one.
  33. 16 points
    Now taking deposits on the 16X, first 50x Customers will receive a free 5A rapid-charger. The Nikola will be coming online tomorrow. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the main features. https://www.ewheels.com/product/new-king-song-16x-1554wh-battery-2000w-motor-3-wide-tire/ King Song 16X vs the Gotway Nikola
  34. 16 points
    Last night on my electric unicycle jaunt, I got to live up to the super hero look I sport when I ride. 😎 A lady was standing outside her car waving a gas can around. So I turned around and offered to go fill it for her, as she had just run outta gas. I was back to her about 7 minutes later. There were a couple of cops there with her as I returned. Also, Dee, the woman whose gas tank was getting a helping out from me, told me I was her saviour! The female cop just looked at me smiling as I rode up on a robotic electric device, looking like I just came from the next Tron movie auditions. The younger male cop told me "It's people like you who make this city great!" That really warmed my heart 💓 I pumped a ✊ in the air, said thank you brother, and sped off into the night. Maybe with more of us doing acts such as this, the fuzz will stay off our backs with upcoming regulations ... This has inspired me to do a good deed on my rides. Gonna start packing some food, extra herb, and maybe $5 bills when I can and go out to distribute happiness and goods to homeless people. One wheel, one love, one people...or something like that. Who's with me? Gonna organize some group rides this spring in LA to get out and spread the joy of our sport along with the joy of kindness towards others...Now I gotta come up with a super-hero moniker for my wheeled persona~😜
  35. 16 points
    I just put together a little review of my new two favorite power wheels.
  36. 16 points
    I've been taking the kindergartener out during the weekends. Here he is on New Years Eve. He's doing quite well with his mounts and dismounts, attempted to get on and off without hands with limited success.
  37. 16 points
    I guess I shouldn't ruin it by saying if I made it without falling or not, but this also give a little bit more context on that first fall.
  38. 16 points
    @Reciodvd I do hope that was the last time you "tested the limits". The amount of damage you got is no joke, but even so you were lucky. The next time it is a caved in head, or breast bone, and then it's game over. An unprotected human being at >40 kmh/>25 mph is an eggshell waiting for the falling sledgehammer. If you have reasonable protection you're still probably in for a rough time, but at least you have a fair to middling chance of walking away without needing the hospital. For those about to die/test the limits, I won't salute you. I would though seriously advice against doing it in traffic. Protection or not, you're doing us all harm. We don't f***ing need any life changing accidents making it into the papers and ears of police or politicians. We don't f***ing need the general public to believe we're totally off the deep end. We most certainly don't need to have any of our wheels hit a kid, elderly, pregnant woman, someones windshield, whatever att >25mph! This kind of shit is what will get us banned, prohibited, hated and lynched. </END_OF_RANT>
  39. 15 points
    Last updated: 13 May 2019 Dear fellow riders, as some of you may already know, I'm the guy responsible for latest WheelLog development This happened, however, during the development of the application to record the route together with the wheel parameters. This application (website) is now publicly and freely available to any of you here - https://euc.world - I named it "World of electric unicycles" I have chosen WheelLog as a base app that will source location & wheel data. I added some features that are very useful during your ride. In particular voice announcements and alarms. Really, you should try speed alerts! Wind noise will no longer be an issue to hear that you exceeded your preset speed. I also added other languages, thanks to @koto , @ArqFG, @andress, @George Iliev, @Lefteris and @fabio70mi. Currently WheelLog supports English, Polish, French, Spanish, Czech, Bulgarian, Greek and Italian languages. By the way, it turned out that more features could be added and improved, and that's how I - slightly unintentionally - became current WheelLog developer WORLD OF ELECTRIC UNICYCLES - DOCUMENT AND SHARE YOUR EUC RIDES Now the https://euc.world service is working quite good, so it's time to announce it's availability for the whole EUC community. Initially I've made it for myself, but soon realized that it may be very useful for other riders. It's my hobby project and it's completely free. It allows you to record your rides including your wheel live data. By default, saved routes are not visible to others. You can also share them with others by sending them a link. You can also make some routes available to everyone, so they will be visible on the main page. Euc.world is a great and free alternative to Endomondo or Strava, as it allows you to document your rides along with detailed wheel telemetry (wheel speed, battery charge, voltage, current, power etc.). You don't need WheelLog to be connected with your wheel to record your rides. In this case wheel data won't be recorded along your track - that's the only limitation. So if your wheel isn't supported yet, you can still map your rides. You can even add photos to your ride. I'll be happy to read your opinions, feedback and feature requests. Of course this website is still under development and now I'm working hard on wheel data visualisation. I think it will be finally working near the end of this week. Currently, wheel speed (black thin line) is overlayed on lcoation (GPS) speed. King Song users are advised to check if their wheel doesn't inflate the speed For example, KS-18L/XL inflates speed reading by about 20%. With time, I'll add more features and fix any bugs I'll be aware of. HOW TO START USING EUC.WORLD? If you already have installed WheelLog from Google Play store, uninstall it first. Download and install WheelLog from this link - https://euc.world/getwheellog Sing up with https://euc.world to create account and get your API key. Enter your API key into corresponding field in WheelLog live map settings in exact form. Small and large caps matters. Setup other WheelLog options according to your preferences. Start riding! Last, but not least - don't forget to give me some feedback so I can push this project in right direction. Note - you don't need euc.world account to just use newest WheelLog and benefit from other features. However I encourage you to at least try. If you think that you need some features, just let me know. I struggle to make this service fit EUCists nedds as much as possible. I'd kindly ask you for one thing... If you are going on an interesting route, think about making it visible to everyone. The idea that guided me when I created this website was to show other people interesting places where you can get on an electric unicycle. So if it doesn't affect your privacy, think about recording some routes in public mode. Add interesting photos, let others see the beauty of the places where you ride on one wheel. This is one of ways we can popularize EUCs. We can show that EUC riders are everywhere! And remember - you can also change visibility. Just log to your account, enter the tour you would like to edit and from "Tour" menu select desired visibility. So you can make the tour hidden or reverse - one of your beatutiful private tours make visible to everyone! WHEELLOG'S FUTURE WheelLog is a great application that's worth to maintain and improve. Now as I became a WheelLog active developer, I plan to add support for other wheels. WheelLog is lacking Ninebot support (wheels other than Z6/Z8/Z10). I already added support for Ninebot One S2 and plan to make other Ninebot wheels to be supported by WheelLog and I hope it will be done soon. Of course I also plan to add wheel sother than Ninebot. You can always find latest WheelLog version for download here: https://euc.world/getwheellog It will also be available in Google Play store soon, so installation and updating will be much easier. PLEASE, CONSIDER SUPPORTING MY EFFORTS As I wrote above, I plan to add more wheels (and other devices, like e-scooters etc.) to the WheelLog. I'll also review already supported wheels to check if I could add new features. It's my hobby. It's fun and pleasure so I can spare some limited amounts of my financial resources for WheelLog development and euc.world running, but only to pay for most important expenses. Any support from euc.world and/or WheelLog users will greatly help me with both euc.world and WheelLog development, especially in regard to adding new features and keep this application constantly developed. If you want to learn more, please visit https://euc.world/supportme Thank you in advance!
  40. 15 points
    Figured I should share this here, since my siblings and I are incapable of not acting like idiots when we're together, lol. Edited by my brother (The one on the 16s)
  41. 15 points
    I finally wrapped my KS18XL. The job itself is mediocre; lots of errors. I am neither highly pleased or disappointed with my craftsmanship on this project. I will definitely have to re-wrap the shellcap; needs some help. My cap is wrapped in 5 separate pieces and was the most difficult portion of the job. My consolation is that I did not go out and buy that expensive $300 Avery Denison wrap about which I was pining. I dropped it as too costly and I am grateful that I did. My skill level is not up to the task of working with such an expensive wrap. I would have screwed it up and I would have been pissed at myself. The Vvivid that I used costed less than $50 and I purchased it about two years ago for a different project that never happened; so, no money spent directly on this project. The built-in stand that you see was designed and installed by @Yanex87. He was kind enough to show me how do the install before we took a ride.
  42. 15 points
    Thompson Switch training. I finally graduated from the stage with the walking poles
  43. 15 points
  44. 15 points
    Alright guys, here's a first look at the new Kingsong 16X. I think this is the first time anyone outside of Kingsong has seen it. Also, im doing a giveaway for one of these $2000 wheels.
  45. 15 points
    First off I like both wheels and I am not here to tell you that one wheel is better that the other. There are strong opinions both ways and the people with those opinions are not crazy or finding faults where there are none. The truth is these wheels are very different. Switching from one wheel to the other shows obvious changes in reaction in you and the wheel. The following is observation, research and educated guessing. I could be wrong. Relatively Speaking: KingSong 18XL This wheel is very refined and uses advanced software. 1) The software allows a lower spike in amperage to achieve the same acceleration. Instead of one quick high spike In amperage it gives a longer burst of lower amperage. (Per correction time unit) 2) The software also aids the rider in creating acceleration. When you first lean on an XL the wheel hesitates to accelerate at first. It allows you to get in front of the wheel and then ramps up the power to catch you. When switching from the MSX to the XL this hesitation, dip and ramping up is very obvious to me. After a few seconds of adjusting to the wheel I think,”WOW!, This thing has pep!” You can roll and twist and throw yourself off balance and the wheel just catches you....... Untill you maneuver too quickly. It takes time for the wheel to catch up. This results in an unexpected jolt of force or a momentary loss of personal balance and pressure against the pedals. In the world of motor controls this action of going from a stop, rounding up to a steady acceleration then reducing the acceleration to a plateau of a steady speed is called the “S curve” Over all the system tends to give the rider a smoother more intuitive ride. It also gets more out of less. More mileage and great acceleration out of smaller board components. The one negative observation that I have found is that at high speed hitting a bump can set off a series of miscommunications. The hesitation, the lack of something to push on caused by a dip in the pedal that results in a rush of acceleration or braking that I did not intentionally request. This problem can usually be remedied by riding like a sane person. This wheel is best suited for people that enjoy the finer things like a smooth intuitive ride with options like speakers and lift handle cut off. It is less suited for people that say things like “ Hey! .. You want to race?” Or “ I bet I can jump over that missing man hole cover” MSuper X This wheel does not have the fancy software. It uses a larger more powerful board. Power saving and amp spike reduction be damned. You do not have the exaggerated S curve to get you going. When switching to the MSX from the XL most people (beginners especially) complain that it takes soooo much more pressure on the toes to move the thing. It is actually kinda sluggish! When you start to lean on the MSX the wheel immediately starts to compensate for your actions. This disallows you to lean forward making acceleration difficult. The wheel will not allow you to get off balance. The solution is to let yourself fall forward on the wheel without putting pressure on your toes. Then once you are leaning apply pressure to your toes. You could say that the XL has an automatic transmission ( the S curve) and the MSX has a clutch. ( you fall forward then put pressure on the toes. When switching from the MSX to the XL I forget and treat the XL like I would the MSX. I fall forward then apply pressure to my toes only to get a hesitation. I then apply more pressure fearing that I am going to fall on my face. By that time it takes off like a rocket. WOW! This thing has pep. The MSX requires more riding skills on your part and in exchange leaves the decisions to you. It does not guess your intentions or aid you in them. It remains indifferent. So witch is better? The XL is more refined with better fit and finish. More options like speakers, lift handle cut off, and it comes with a mud guard. It gives a more pleasant Intuitive ride at speeds below 25 mph. ( I love the thing) The MSX is a no nonsense, you do the driving wheel. You have to man handle the thing in turns, braking and acceleration. It has a larger board that allows higher continuous amperage. It accelerates and brakes faster. It tends to be more stable at speeds above 25 mph........(and I love it more ....... unless I am cruising behind my wife at 12 mph.)
  46. 15 points
    Gotway MSuper X vs Kingsong 18XL Comparison Review
  47. 15 points
    New Wheel from Gotway!
  48. 14 points
    I've been a huge Onewheel fan. I travel with my Onewheel. I blog about the Onewheel. I make YouTube videos about the Onewheel. Well, I just got my first EUC and after the initial steep learning curve, I have admit that I am really impressed! This thing is AWESOME! I'm looking forward to getting more experience on my EUC but I can totally see why people love this thing. Any people here switch over from the Onewheel? Any EUC riders thinking of getting a Onewheel? The experiences are both unique in their own regard, but I love the range, power, and smoothness of the EUC ride. Check out my vlog/experience here:
  49. 14 points
    Riding with @Sam Clegg in the hills above Los Angeles. Beautiful February day for a cruise. I want to ride like Sam when I grow up
  50. 14 points
    I think this safety film by @houseofjob (with slight editing by yours truly) is too good to be kept from a broader audience. Chris is a firm believer (he's won me over) of keeping your arms from hanging by your side, so they are always ready to assist in breaking your fall if you happen to come off the wheel. He developed what I call the Houseofjob Nose Maneuver
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