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  1. 6 points
    Calling it now, in 2019 we’ll see the Gotway Mach 1 E-Scooter. 76mph top speed with a 0-60 time rivaling supercars
  2. 5 points
    I'd step the heck out of the path if I saw Robocop coming my way 👍
  3. 4 points
    Or you could come to New Zealand while you are waiting... I have a stack of them in need of some good test rides!!!
  4. 4 points
    As the Aussie NonStopNeal says "We need more psychopaths." I think he means cycle paths.
  5. 4 points
    I think thats pretty cool. People infront of you can see you before you pass them. Just need one wit a unicycle. And for the back
  6. 3 points
    One possible scenario: a heavy-ish rider (85kg+) on Z doing max speed at lower battery percentages, then hitting a bump. heavy riders are known to have decreased max speed in general (more power required), when compared to lighter riders on the same wheel. a wheel traveling at max speed / power load is more susceptible to sudden overpower cutting out due to hitting obstacles at said max speed. this is why the non-Gotway manufacturers will artificially set the max speeds even lower than the max power threshold (ala Gotway), and also why IMHO (especially after doing the math) messing with this restriction on the Z is dangerous. Case in point: the latter bullet point happened to me (in a way) plenty back in the sub-1kW nominal motor (weaker) EUC days. On my former 550W nominal InMotion V5 & 800W nominal IM V8, me being a mid-weight rider at ~80kg (with backpack weight) cruising on the edge of max speed / tiltback, I would every now and then hit an unexpected bump, where I would feel the weakening of the motor from the surge in power demand to keep the wheel + me balanced & upright. For that split second, the wheel would technically cutout, then immediately trigger back and re-grab / re-balance. Mind you, this happened from non-aggressive riding. Many of these cutout videos I've seen posted, IMHO the riders have been riding pretty aggressively, pushing and 'testing' the wheel. In short, for non-heavyweight riders, higher speeds on the Z is probably possible, but you better not hit a bump, especially when the battery has been significantly depleted. And you better not gain weight EUC is not like cars in terms of true max speed, the limit is not an absolute number, you must always factor for the rider, conditions.
  7. 3 points
    Morning ride - and it's c-c-cold-d !
  8. 3 points
    As a fluent Russian speaker, the best part was at the end: I can only associate this wheel with this song
  9. 2 points
    It will be worth the wait. The trade-off will be that being in southern California you will be out riding while we are mostly hibernating with our wheels until May. The exception of course are the riders who live in arctic regions of the world; mainly Canada, Northern Europe. I call them Penguins. I have great respect for them though. They get far too much snow to let it stop the fun. In DC it doesn't snow frequently enough for us to take that attitude toward ice and snow. The weather here is so loopy that we can usually stay inside and lay low until the next 60F winter day that melts all 12" of snow in one day
  10. 2 points
    Upper and lower Pencarrow lighthouses from Google photo spheres
  11. 2 points
    LOL. I gave up on the MSX seat. It felt so dangerous compared to my KS18s seated riding. Very uncomfortable. The seat is somewhere in a closet collecting dust.
  12. 2 points
    Ah, I see, thanks! Totally understand, this was my case for my premptive 84V 2400Wh Monster sale, which I think I sold too early... missing that wheel ever since , and still navigate to the 100V Monster page every so often Better get those hips limber for those squated seated rides! (BTW, @dieterGRAMS was on the same OG MSuperV3 seat hunt you are currently on, apparently some E. Europe country only has them left as new(?))
  13. 2 points
    Well said I'm always espousing the benefits of the Pebble watch. One of the big benefits is the feedback you get from the watch as you hits bumps and divots in the road. My watch is set to 90-amps, at which point the watch buzzes on my wrist/hand (I have mine mounted on the Flexmeter wristguard). I can be cruising at 20-mph and hit a small bump and the watch will buzz. It wont buzz when the same bump is hit at 10-mph. So after awhile you get to understand the large instantaneous loads that can be placed on your wheel. If you are riding at the upper end of your wheel's capability and you hit one of these bumps - faceplant!
  14. 2 points
    That's a nice thing about your choice to get a desktop rather than laptop -- upgrading is so much easier. I think laptops usually have the graphics chip permanently attached to the motherboard, but putting a new card into a desktop is a simple matter.
  15. 2 points
    Good Video upload, towards the end of the video, just after 8 minutes, I noticed that the shell creaks alot when you press your leg against it, that would irritate me alot. The design is starting to grow on me though.
  16. 2 points
    I'm not aware of any reliably upcoming wheels other than the Nikola. So I can come up with little here. Pure speculation: Gotway: other than the rumored Monster2 (but maybe that is only the usual Monster with the new TO-247 board as it apparently exists already), the MCM5 is new, the Nikola will be new, the MSX isn't old and a redesign would mean GW has another motor generation after their current 2000W motor, a motor that is quite new. So it might take a while before we see another Gotway. History says they will have more wheels out in 2019, but I have no idea what that would be. mten4 with 1500W motor would be rad! Maybe they'll experiment with new form factors like with the Nikola. KingSong: nothing announced, and until now their wheels were always announced long in advance. Maybe they'll update the 14S and 16S with a stronger motor and 84V... KS14E, KS16E? If the 16E gets a 1600Wh option... I'm hoping the 18XL 1600Wh lit a fire both under their asses in understanding that many people want bigger batteries, and under Gotway's who now have big battery competition. 18S update with 18L electronics would be nice, but I'm not seeing it. Inmotion: I see nothing. They seem content to milk their older wheels at lower prices, and they have the V10(F). A new wheel? End of 2019 at earliest, I'd say. Maybe an 18 incher - but that would have to be a new design, vs. the V10 which is very V8-derivative. An 18 incher with their usual battery pack only on top might or might not work. An update to the V10 would be cool: better electronics (no more overheating), 50kph, some other small improvements. They have the right tire and could make it more of a performance wheel. But no idea if they even entertain this idea. IPS: seems to be dead now, much much more dead than usual. Rockwheel: they won't release their 18 incher in 2019 just like they didn't this year Ninebot: I would be very surprised to see another wheel by them in 2019. They seemed surprised by the Z's success, so if they started another project, it'll take time. I think another manufacturer coming in would be good for the industry. Either broader competition, or expanding the market with specialty models (like an offroad-focused wheel or whatnot).
  17. 2 points
    It will be interesting to hear how people respond to that super wide suitcase handle. It looks to me like picking it up is going to really tire out your fingers and wrist, unless there is a really deep well inside the handle that will let you fully curve your fingers?
  18. 2 points
    @Marco Domingos So you bought on aliexpress…. What is the Name of the specified shop you bought it? Some are even here in the Forum, and for some sellers i can tell About our (Forum) experiences. As i said before….sending the Wheel back is ridiculous expensive and makes nearly no sense! Name and shame the seller! What i would advise if he absolutly dont give you a new Wheel without sending back: Try to find out a bit more About the Problem, what is for example the voltage of the battery pack? There are two Major Quality Problems with the Z10 at the time: First there is the "battery to low-Firmware does not allow to charge" Problem....but then the other one with over 10% Dead on Arrival is a specific resistor which is dead on the Mainboard! So your Wheel might even Need a new Motherboard... So what i personal would recommend (after dealing more with the seller, getting a partial refund at least!!!): Bite in the apple and instead of blowing over 400pounds in the air for sending back...send your Wheel to 1radwerkstatt.de!!! In Germany.... He can repair all wheels, he offered the Z10 himself and knows what todo ….and he has a fantastic Reputation. Sending your Wheel in Europe Costs just About 20-40Euro. So it is worth it.... So to make it short...squeeze as much Money out of the seller...then contact 1Rad and get it repaired. That would be my strategy And btw: Please Forget calling Ninebot in the UK....they would only lough at you and ask why you buy in China directly...no Chance there!
  19. 1 point
    Some Google Street view coverage followed by several spheres, including the 'upper' lighthouse.
  20. 1 point
    Their intention is to mislead people about gun statistics. 1) I am very familiar with the these studies. When people come up with these misleading shock statements they have to get very creative with their numbers. For example these stats do not include children 0-1 years old because the death by cancer is high at that age. They have to include CHILDREN that are 18 and 19 years old because the death by guns are highest among gangs between 15-25 years old. You can look these number up very easily. (FBI and CDC reports) By law 18 and 19 year old's are not children and most people think of 15-19 as teens. 2) Becoming a drug dealer or joining a gang is a choice. Yes it is sad that many YOUNG ADULTS join gangs but it is not as sad as the picture that they try to paint of little 7 year old Timmy getting shot while playing ball. The GANGS are what people should be upset about. If the gangs did not have guns they would just kill each other with knives or bombs or poison or curb stomping or.............or ......... As Archie Bunker said " Would you rather they was thrown out of windows? Huh?" It is simply a very intentionally misleading statement ........ Very socially and emotionally dishonest. What does it say when they have to mislead people to push their agenda?
  21. 1 point
    Regardless of how anybody looks, I think it's a great thing for people to be gearing up more. The focus of my photographs will be highlighting protective gear, and maybe that'll have an overall positive effect. We will all fall, badly, eventually. It's best to minimize any subsequent injuries.
  22. 1 point
    WOW!!! Are you guys giants or is the guy on the bike really small?!
  23. 1 point
    This is not an exciting improvement but given that many people are using wheels for commuting, an optional street legal light and reflector scheme would be nice. You could change your settings in the app so that you have proper tail and side lights. Then change back to the fun patterns when not on the road. Maybe people would take us more seriously.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Let's just this, I don't blame the wheels. I have a medical challange that none, I repeat none, at work thought I could overcome. I chose to disregard that and all even at hospital are blown backwards on both how far I have come and even more at what timeframe. I am now slowly controlling the KS18L better so I can minute shift my feet. But also what foot I control the speed with, so the other foot is just support. Yes I am still a rookie. But improving, and I am loving every moment.