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  1. 2 points
    Face planted hard this afternoon, right on a concrete curb and chiped a tooth as a bonus. I wasn't planning to go fast on the ride today, But decided to stop and setup a camera in an open area to test out the brake assistance feature on the Z10. straight run with a slight curve in the beginning and a straight section where I practice braking. First 5 run went fine but on the 6th run as I lean in to accellerate something went wrong and the z10 went flying and since I was in the curve section I flew face first into the curb. I had fallen plenty snowboarding, rollerblading and mountain biking but the speed of this caught me completely by surprise. Also had no idea what caused the fall. I checked the surface before hand and it was level and clean, the 6th run was no faster than the prior 5. and I was well under the speed limit of the Z10 with an 80% battery. learned my lesson and won't be riding without a full face now.
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    Maybe the new video drivers may have hijacked some audio controls or rerouted them somehow? Even with the early first episode things looked pretty good in terms of video quality. It might be a good idea to do a trial run of settings ahead of time on a private livestream so Cindy can check in to see how things sound and look before going live? Or maybe Marty can try hosting it from his side to be broadcast on his Youtube channel? It looks like there's an advanced NDI setting that must be enabled, and there are a few different software options to help with streaming? https://www.skype.com/en/content-creators/
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    I want them to design a better motor and not this generic BS. the motors can be so much lighter if they use lighter materials. Also if they made the motors to be the size of the wheel instead of reusing the same motor but adding spokes to it. this explains why the 18" wheels feel so sluggish. because it is really the same motor they are using in the 16" wheels but with the spokes added. I want a light 18" wheel at 16" weight. I think they can do better on the axle, make it thicker to put in thicker motor wires. the electronics is good enough, the motor has some catching up to do. Make a 18" with a folding seat, maybe redesign the 18S to be a smaller package with a telescoping seat, magnesium motor. The motor is the heaviest part of the EUC, they can do a lot there if they designed it themselves or had some input into what they wanted from the motor company they are sourcing it from.
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    I love getting objective data like this. Feeling good about my Gotway wheels
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    "only 10-12 MB" is actually huge, IMO. I've seen lots of other livestreams with non-fuzzy members. As an example, take a look at our Episode 7 (I picked a random early episode). We both look sharp and at about the same resolution. That episode looked great. Something changed. And during our testing on Friday, when you disabled something, you said I became sharp again. So it's not a bandwidth issue between our homes. It must be a software issue.
  7. 2 points
    The TSG Pass helmet is really good! Light and comfortable. They sometimes go on sale, the colors are not as popular. It isn’t a question of if you will fall, just a question of when. And when you do fall, depending on the severity, you could either jump back on or put you out for months with a huge blow to your confidence. What will bro is if you wear protection. But it doesn’t guarantee that you will not get hurt, just less. Just about everyone I know have fallen even the “pros” with years under their belt. For the first year I wore nothing. Escaped some how a dozen near really bad accidents. One where I went airbourn and came back down with one foot half off and the other foot just the toe. Seen so many accidents and one I our group having a concussion and can’t even remember the accident. Even Ian from speedyfeet has had a recent low speed accident that he is still recovering from. My suggestion is to gear up. Then you go with the speed you are comfortable with. Falling is a given. Just have to be prepared for it. Have fun!
  8. 2 points
    Nope just my pride. I were in a way prepared it could happen. I saw the pot hole but a car overtaking a parked in uppersite lane into mine forced me into the pot otherwise I would had gone around it. Pitch dark, pure lighting, started to rain light again, pot hole was a luring trap ? But I were fully geared up and my Flexmeter took some impact and I ki da managed to partly roll/tumble with the fall over on shoulder. I had my bike helmet on a TSG Solid (It has a red led in neck/back). But helmet never took any impact due to my rolling motion. Actually quite pleased I managed to faceplant forward motion into a rolling motion. With a sense, I can fall and my saftygear works ??? But thanks for you comment and asking. Note: this was on my Inmotion V8. I think if had done this on my KS18L I might have managed to keep my balance due to bigger rim and better cushion effect of the2.5" tyre. I so miss my KS18L, as it is still away for trolley and lamp fix service.?
  9. 1 point
    Dear Fellow Unicyclists, Soon I may be visiting some of the countries mentioned in the topic and since I am taking my KS along I will be gratefull for general overview of any restrictions/regulations you may know of regarding riding there. I have spotted some information in different parts of this forum but some of it seems outdated and aome dilluted/not very precise or contradictory. I am interested both in cities and smaller towns/rural areas. If and how the police treats/reacts/approaches you. Are there any unwritten EUC rules and practices? Obligatory safety equipment maybe? In return I am glad to share the EUC status quo here in Poland: Although not regulated by law (when you're riding you are actually considered a pedestrian), at the moment the EUCs seem to be accepted both in cities and in the country. Some guidelines have been issued fot the police to act according to the circumstances. So if you do not disrespect and do not pose danger to pedestrians, cyclists, general traffic, etc. the police should ignore you. Of course insurance and safety gear is always advisible but I have never been or witnessed any riders being stopped to check/verify that. Thanks for any information regarding the above in your countries or in the countries you have ridden in. Cheers!
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    Give them time to get the telescoping trolley right first Good point. It makes sense that they are using the same casings and pimping out some internal components to get the higher wattage. The motor recycling strategy is similar to how automobile manufacturers slap forced induction components on to a base engine as a cost saving measure to create higher performance versions of their model lines; Corvette Stingray - ZR1 comes to mind here.
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    That might be something that we should all be practicing more; the good old tuck-n-roll. Glad that you were unhurt. ??
  13. 1 point
    I considered that helmet a couple years ago because it was stylish, inexpensive, and has a face shield, but I think it weighs close to 1.8kg/4lbs. From my experience, 1kg is a good weight limit for an EUC helmet.
  14. 1 point
    For over 2-years I've been charging all of my wheels to 100-percent, generally overnight, and often I won't get around to unplugging the charger for a day or two. I've never had an issue. My oldest wheel, a Monster, sometimes sits for over a month at 100-percent charge. I'm still getting the same range out of it that I did when it was new. Anecdotal I know. I think people spend too much time worrying about the batteries.
  15. 1 point
    Yip, and when i call it up now, it annouces prices from 1500-1680dollar....but as you said none of the wheels is available anymore. So yes, perhaps it was a 11.11. offer...but i can say that a price of 1275 bucks normally is not possible....not even for ali sellers....
  16. 1 point
    Here goes my first encounter with a dog (that's not on a leash or behind a fence) since I got my wheel. Good thing I'd just slowed down after the curve or it could have very well ended in a faceplant. Equally good that the dog was small, old and friendly, 'cause there's no way I could have outrun an angry German Shepherd with the V8's factory 25 km/h "learner limit" 8
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    Yeah, it's not easy to put oneself into someone else's position, though it would be strange that you feel as free to move around with a 20kg suitcase to drag along than without. In the underground, nobody uses elevators unless they have to, just unnecessary waiting time. I tend to skip all elevators and use stairs if it's less than 6 floors. People may not work at the ground floor and not live at the ground floor and have friends that don't live at the ground floor... Apart from that, I hate when my wheel hits me and it makes quite a difference being hit by 14kg or by 22kg. Even though this gets less and less frequent, unexpected dismounts are sometimes difficult to manage and wheel weight doesn't make it any easier. If I want something with a strong motor that goes fast --- I use a motorbike Even then, weight is an important factor, in particular (but not only) off road.
  18. 1 point
    Ouch. Glad you survived with only minor injuries. but I think you were lucky. I had a faceplant/cut-out almost the same time of day today, but walked away without a scratch, thanks to a full-face helmet and full gear. I probably would look like you (or worse) right now without it.
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    Piece of beveled perspex does it also via defraction photos will follow
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    @ir_fuel i wouldn't ride a bicycle on a road in FL. The speed differential is to great. Maybe europe drivers are more accustomed to seeing bicyclists but the way our brains are wired, some unusal vehicle without mass on the road becomes invisible.i'd be scared, that's all i'm saying.
  22. 1 point
    Speaking of spandex, over the past few years there has been a backlash in New Zealand against cyclists who wear it in public places. IIRC, a few pubs, cafes and a hotel made the national news (not hard to do in a small country) by banning the attire in their establishments.
  23. 1 point
    They're are a lot of pro/recreational cyclists around here. Lycra clad and on obscenely expensive carbon fibre road bikes. Good for them if they enjoy it. But many are very elitist. As I cycle to work I normally acknowledge cyclists going the other direction but they often refuse to return the gesture. Maybe something about my 16" wheel folding bike offends them. You'd think they'd be pleased to see another person on two wheels. Based on this I can't even imagine the animosity I will get on one wheel, especially a motorized one.
  24. 1 point
    "It's not for exercising; it's for picking up chicks." I think trying to persuade other people, or justifying your behavior to other people is difficult. I would, instead, recommend simply dressing well which in turn conveys status (even if faked) and therefore a sort of justification.
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    @Colestien Well, most politicians focus on politics, anything else they are not really interested in. Don't expect them to wrap their heads around something as technical as EUC's BMS, LiPo vs LiIion batts, overcharge vs undercharge, etc. Riders of these devices are (still) a minority, so generalising the problem is the quick fix to keep the larger part of their constituency happy. This usually means it will get a lot worse before it starts to get any better (when the majority literaly buys into these devices).