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    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.)
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    Suppose I’ll get into trouble over this.
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    Recently came across an article (published in the Spanish newspaper "El Periódico", original in Spanish here) that happens to be the first piece of neutral, non-stigmatising/accusatory news about PEVs I've read in Spanish media so far. I finally got round to translating it into English (the Google Translator version was mostly incomprehensible) Electric scooters: don’t shoot the pianist On the streets, people seem to insist on creating enemies, and PEVs have taken over the role bicycles used to play Cars and motorbikes remain the main cause of accidents involving injuries, by far. For 10 years, Barcelona has done nothing but talk trash about bicycles. They first broke into the scene in 2007 with the implementation of Bicing [public bicycle-sharing scheme], although a small and brave percentage of the population already used them as a means of transportation. Municipal traffic regulations allowed bicycles to ride on the sidewalk as they pleased. The growth of the cycling collective soon caused a predictable coexistence problem. The solution, nevertheless, was complex: forcing bikes to ride on the road, when there were hardly any bike lanes, was the equivalent of putting them in a lion’s cage with their body covered in wildebeest fat. Starting today, January 1, this collective will no longer be able to ride on the sidewalks, which will be reserved for the exclusive use of pedestrians, after more than 200 km of bicycle lanes have been painted on the asphalt. And just when it seemed like some kind of peace was about to set in, electric scooters appeared on the scene, alongside the tragic death, in Esplugues, of a 92-year-old woman who was hit by one of these personal electric vehicles (PEV). They’ve become the new Lex Luthor of road safety. But if one looks into the causes, a wrong decision, inattention or lack of caution was at the source of that tragedy—as is the case in most accidents. It will be up to the judge to decide the scope of the crime. In any case, the e-scooter was only a vehicle being controlled by its rider. But if one were to generically blame someone and base their decision on statistics, the only thing that is certain is that dangers in the city take on other, much heavier, motorised forms. The "social contract" often quoted by Manuel Haro, chief of the Local Police Force’s Accident Investigation Unit, refers to the unwritten agreement between all users who share local streets, sidewalks and walkways. The essence of that “social contract” is to consider prohibitions (stop lights, signposts, etc.) as an act of respect towards others. “I yield so that you can pass”. If one loses sight of that, ‘road karma’ breaks down. And when it’s badly torn is when disasters begin to arise. For that very reason, a great number of mobility experts don’t understand why local governments insist on blaming accidents on the use of old or outdated cars, when it’s been proven that human error is at the heart of the majority of accidents. Haro has often complained about the "sectorisation" of mobility, and how the users of each means of transportation tend to defend only their own space and rights in a way that’s confrontational towards all other active members of roads and walkways. Seen from that perspective, electric scooters are deemed invaders in a gang war. “If we realised that we switch from our motorbike to a bus, from our car to our bicycle, from walking to rollerblading—if we quit grouping around and hiding behind specific vehicles—, perhaps we’d be able to organise ourselves more intelligently and share the same space in a civil and intelligent way”. That’s what local mobility regulations aim to achieve. Since the summer of 2017 they include a section devoted to PEVs, making Barcelona the first Spanish city to regulate said battery-operated devices. On a state level, the General Directorate of Traffic states: by decree, PEVs are not allowed to ride on sidewalks and cannot exceed 25 km/h. A pedestrian city Coexistence on public roads and walkways is particularly complicated in a 100 km2 (38 sq. miles) city that is among the most densely populated in Europe. That is, a great deal of movement occurs in a small space, and most commutes all coincide at the same time—rush hour. The city’s Mediterranean climate also facilitates the use of “outdoor means of transportation” such as motorbikes, bicycles and PEVs (e-scooters, platforms, “Segways”, unicycles, etc.). Cyclists currently make up 3.3% of all urban displacements (more than 151,415 commutes on work days). Despite the fact that this is a low figure, it’s quite respectable if one takes into account that bicycles didn’t even appear on the chart a decade ago. Pedestrians remain kings, comprising 41.5% of all inner-city movements, followed by bus and subway users, and further down the list, cars and motorbikes. This data provides a snapshot of the city’s mobility situation in which there’s no doubt, contrary to popular belief, that Barcelona is, above all, a “walking city”. And not only does that snapshot define Barcelona’s mobility: it also draws attention to a logical vulnerability: that of pedestrians, who make up the largest sector of commuters and are, at the same time, the most vulnerable. In the Catalan capital there are more than 9,000 accidents involving injuries every year. That’s about 25 per day. When going over the data from the past three years, PEVs, as is to be expected, are nowhere to be seen. In January, Municipal Police usually publish an accident report for the previous year. For the very first time, personal electric vehicles will be included in the report for 2018, and authorities have yet to reach an agreement on whether they’ll be broken down into specific PEVs or treated as a whole. The latter case would surely contribute to their stigmatisation, which would undoubtedly be a slippery slope to go down. Bicycles have been under scrutiny for years, and analyses provide some perspective on the bad rap they’ve received for the past decade, which is now being relinquished to e-scooters. In 2017, 67 pedestrians were run over and seriously injured as a result. Among all the injured, two were hit by bicycles, while 23 were hit by cars and 19 by motorbikes. Let’s take a look at the types of vehicles involved in the accidents. Of a total of 19,784 accidents, cars and motorbikes were involved in 15,000 of them, while bicycles amount to 871. In all instances, regardless of whether the party at fault was pedalling or behind a steering wheel, the cause of the accident was a wrong or careless decision. Perhaps that’s where the problem lies: our habit of analysing accidents as if they were “watertight compartments”, which does nothing but feed our perception of sectorised mobility. The fact that regulations aren’t enforced very strictly doesn't help either. And it’s not only the case with cyclists wearing headphones or PEVs riding on the sidewalk, but also with badly parked motorbikes, cars going 80 km/h on busy streets where the speed limit is 50 km/h, or taxis constantly disregarding the boundaries of their lane. In short, and I quote Chief Haro, “the respect that we demand of others when we feel we’re in a more vulnerable situation is the amount we should uphold when we’re the less vulnerable commuters”. It’s just a matter of attitude.
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    Fall from the XL Today during my 2nd series of range tests (the XL beats Gotway again, by ~10%) I had another fall where I was strewn across the cement. Fortunately the speed was much lower. While going down a 10-foot grass covered embankment to join up with a sidewalk, there was a nice hollow hidden by the grass, right where the hill joined the sidewalk. The KS18XL stopped immediately but I continued superman style to the ground. I was going 4-mph. My knees hit and I landed on my bad shoulder (still one to two months before full recovery from the Tesla fall). Here's the big take away; zero injuries. I'm really stoked to have been able to test my new body armor. The Leatt knee pads had some good scraping which saved my knees. The Leatt upper body armor totally protected me. I didn't feel anything in my shoulder or elbows. I got up, brushed myself off, and was able to continue riding. This armor is gold in my book
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    Whenever I'm out on my V8 - people look, sometimes stop me to ask questions - I think the main thing putting the majority people off buying an EUC is the price, they say "how much" lol, but I tell them that there are other versions which are less expensive. I think the hover boards sold well because of the price & more of a toy, whereas the EUC seems more specialised for commuting and aimed more at adults (I've never seen anyone under 25 on an EUC apart from YouTube where it belongs to the parents), all the kids want one when they see the electric unicycle but parents won't pay the price for what they see as an expensive toy. The product is fantastic and there is a market for it, I just think its a niche market at the moment & won't really take off unless it becomes more affordable. Its really a rich kid toy at the moment - when you see reviews of EUC where they taking it out of the boot of a Tesla or riding it round their ranch - you know it's expensive.
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    Few videos i made today 30 miles and 22% battery left , very hilly and cold plus a little speed😐
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    Don't know, but looks like the conceptualization stage judging by the 3D render and timing. Maybe @Jason Jiao can explain (?) I love the light on top and the downward glance dashboard with speedometer and I'm guessing battery stats (please both voltage and percentage 🙏) I'm wondering if that leg padding structure would lift up into a trolley(?)
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    How real is this? Just a design study? More? It's kind of ugly, but it's nice to see they cared about proper lights. Now they should care about proper lights which don't shine upwards and blind others
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    The purpose of the fuse is to protect the battery from the effects of mainboard damage, and not to protect the mainboard itself. The fuse is simply acting too slow to protect MOSFETs from, for example, short-circuit in the motor windings. As @Jason McNeil wrote, blown fuse is almost always an indication that the motherboard should be replaced.
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    What I found interesting is the scooter rider was going 30kph (about 16mph) EDIT: ALTHOUGH HOW THIS WAS DETERMINED IS ANYONE'S GUESS. not terribly fast in the grand scheme of things. Any cyclist on a decent bike can achieve this speed and knock someone down with the same amount of force, a runner too for that matter. Of course we don't know how reckless, or not, the riding was. But if one is travelling at 16mph close enough to pedestrians that you can knock one down, then some form of reckless was in play. Even if a pedestrian makes a sudden and unexpected move, one should not be close enough to make a collision inevitable. And a 92 year old is not likely to leap into your path.
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    A blown fuse is typically symptomatic of a board/MOSFET failure, if it's a failure of this type, even when the fuse is replaced, it will immediately blow again. Don't understand why they didn't offer a warranty board replacement; what is the point of a 'warranty' if it's not for something as clear-cut as riding along on level ground with the Wheel cutting out from under you.
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    Thanks! I’m trying. Still trying to shake off my family issues. Waiting......
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    Yeah, the unbiased, broad-perspective approach is a refreshing change. Kudos to the journalist (I have a strong suspicion he doesn't drive to work) We need more insiders with more balanced perspectives! You know what they say...if you want a job well done, gotta do it yourself! T'was nice to translate something that actually motivates me for a change, as opposed to banking reports, financial analyses, legal contracts, etc. It felt great to be adding keywords like EUC, PEV, e-scooter, etc. to my translation software's autosuggest dictionary (instead of stuff like "hereinafter referred to as", "company bylaws", "year-on-year growth" and similar legal and corporate jargon)
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    Somehow, when I saw @Lutalo's unfortunate wording, I thought you would drag up old memories again. You didn't disappoint I don't know when, but there will be payback
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    Getting ready to take some winter wheel video in the resort town of Canmore. I'll have some video to show in a few days after I get back. I'm planning to come back here in the summer to see if we can find some nice mountain rides.
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    If that is a 3D rendering it is top notch! The shadow of the pedal depicted on the side panel is perfect.
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    Really enjoyed this write-up, thanks for the info!
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    @Siggy I feel fortunate to have the Z10 as my first wheel. It seems as though many who are used to "traditional" EUCs have a hard time with the physics of riding the Z10 being so much different than what they learned on. I got mine from a US distributor and haven't had any of the reported issues you hear about yet (KNOCK ON WOOD) with the "grey market - AlliExpress" units people get. I bypassed the suggestions of others to buy a beginner wheel to learn on. I knew I was going to buy a Z10 for certain and decided I'd rather learn on the wheel I wanted be on instead of wasting money on a wheel I'd grow out of quickly only to spend nearly $2k more right after. It was a very good decision I made in hindsight. I am going to take the same approach with this scooter purchase. I am going to save and buy the one I really want to own. Winter here in Tennessee is a soggy, muddy mess so I will be waiting until Spring is closer when I purchase it.
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    Also, suspension. And more expensive hasn't always meant better suspension, though it's subjective I guess. On our Mini Motors NYC demo this past summer (prior to these new models), I thought the Dualtron II suspension was significantly softer in cushioning bad terrain than the Ultra. Diehards in Korea will say they're still chasing the OG Dualtron I suspension feel, which apparently the recent Speedways attempt. Had a feeling, since there's a lot of that going on right now, many of the scooters all look like each other for a reason. Yup. Unfortunately, e-scooters are more fickle than our EUC's, so no matter what brand you buy, even Mini Motors / Dualtron, parts and servicing will be required. No other e-kick scooter has parts more widely available than the Mini Motors Dualtron line, much to the thanks of the Singapore & French rider demand I think.
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    @Siggy dang, man, if that passes, there should be a revolt! In truth, the Thunder isn't really legal here in CA either, there are laws on the books that address power-assisted bicycles and scooters, but they're so old, mish-mash inconsistent between jurisdictions, etc., that they aren't enforced and most officers aren't even aware of them. Since the scooter craze here in the US is in its early infancy, and the vast majority of it is these small rental scooters (Bird, Lime, etc.), I don't think the "issue" of speed and size/weight will arise any time soon. The people that have the big machines are hobbyists/enthusiasts like myself, and we're a novelty, not a nuisance like what happened in Singapore.
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    This NPR article that recently came out shows ever increasing pedestrian deaths. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/28/589453431/pedestrian-fatalities-remain-at-25-year-high-for-second-year-in-a-row Note the quick and dramatic rise in the 2008-2009 which coincides with the widespread adoption of the iPhone and its ilk. Amusingly, drivers prefer to blame pedestrians for distracted walking although the demographic most often killed by drivers is the very old, the very young, and poor minorities...all people who are not known for widespread smartphone usage. To sum up: --90% of vehicles sold in the US are trucks which punch through your head and chest instead of your legs like a car. --States that legalized Marijuana usage saw a 16% increase in pedestrian deaths compared to states that did not. That's on top of the pedestrian death increase found in most states. --Smartphone usage in autos that are already highly insulated with sound-deadening, wide crash-pillars that reduce visibility, higher vehicle sides that also reduce visibility. --More people walking drunk and crossing outside intersections (this one I'm skeptical of, because observationally I think the deaths would have increased if pedestrians crossed at intersections. Instead, I look at the increase of 40 mph speed limits of which 9 out of 10 pedestrians will be killed instead of the 9 out of 10 survivors of a 20 mph collision). My suggestion, of course, is simply ban all cars and trucks from the inner city except slow commercials which would have no parking restrictions, remove all parking lots, convert all roads into streets (like inner city Liepzig), and enforce a 20 mph limit simply by placing couches and flower pots randomly on roads and streets.
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    @Siggy @houseofjob the price point of the Dualtron is the only hold up for me at this time, but it is ultimately the brand I am going to purchase if I get a scooter. I am still riding the new off of my Z10 which I absolutely love so I am in no rush. I am going to ride that scooter pretty damn hard when I get it. I want to know I will be able to buy parts when they are needed and Dualtron has that covered better than all others.
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    was literally about to post that @The Fat Unicyclist @Girth Brooks Ive been v tempted by the Kingsong N1D too. Ultimately due to its lack of availability for parts and general maintenance knowledge I have nixed it. Upon visiting French shops who stocked Kingsong n1b - they mentioned 2 important points: 1) This is effectively an OEM alibaba scooter with KS stickers on it (kinda like zero and turbowheel scooters) 2) These require high maintenance- and sadly are not widely available in general. I even resorted to emailing KS, passion gadgets and carbonrevo asking about potential parts- even they were having troubles. Ultimately Dualtron have a strong advantage of having a larger customer and servicing base and longer time in the game (20 years +). It's just a shame about the higher price
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    Payback may take a while ... seeing as you are Broke ... Backe.
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    Silly you! Quack Quack Quack (imagine me doing the Donald D anger tantrum) Personally I wouldn't go without it having a choice. While it won't save me from the low standing morning sun in my face, it sure as hell lessens the glare in visors/googles/glasses most of the time.. Given I am one of those vampires that squint in any light stronger than candlelight, anything that protects me from the sun glare is ON. Quack quack quack.
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    Dang that lipstick, so funny!!!!! @Rehab1, you have the greatest shopped photos! Love'em, keep'em coming!!!
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    Great @Rehab1 is back in business and even stronger
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    Yep, a Onewheel does nothing technologically that a EUC doesn't do (much better). Sure, their firmware is a bit different, probably it rides quite soft in comparison to EUCs. But they're doing nothing that any EUC manufacturer can't (easily) match, be it first principles, hardware, or software. (Their marketing is good, though, and probably their app is actually decent.) Oh God I didn't know it was that bad. 130Wh 1p system? 324Wh as biggest available capacity? The motor is probably the same one they used since the beginning, so very old, in line with EUC motors of that time. 500W, 800W, something like this. Someone needs to rescue the riders from this company
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    Sorry, I'm with @meepmeepmayer on this one, OW is basically a sideways EUC with foot sensors to engage the gyro to balance. We've seen a similar mechanism in the now defunct UK-manufactured UniWheel, sensors near the pedals to disengage the motor and prevent runaway wheels after falls. The OW might feel different in power because you must overcome the contrary nature of the OW setup vs physics, on initial acceleration, etc.. Without power, the OW is naturally inclined to roll backwards if you are pushing down on the front-facing, front-of-the-wheel pad. It's only programmed the other way because our brains would get confused mixing up directions (maybe it should be the other way?) Errrr.. if you search the US patent library, there are tons of questionable stuff in there, self-balancing patents that mirror other patents, etc. I think this is part patent law defense, really. Yup. FYI, the Plus (14s1p / 130wH) & Plus XR (15s2p / 324wH) models go 30kph / 19mph max, so following along the lines of EUCs, probably ~800W nominal motors. No wonder there are so many 'nosedives', 1-2p is not enough to sustain such a motor when pushed to the extremes.
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    I've ridden them several times and while they have the same behavior (I think exactly the same behavior) they have different feel from our EUCs, specifically they feel squishy. I do believe they are easier to ride than our EUCs are, as none of the four OW riders could ride my EUC. I believe that is the reason for the tremendous successfully of the OW; most people can mount and wobble off, with the wide wheel encouraging confidence and, hence, speed. I can see the Ninebot Z10 with its huge and stable wheel being a "sorta" OneWheel.
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    Have to get him a travel show: "OutBacke with Marty." If he uses it I won't sue as long as I'm cut in for 10% net royalties. 😉👍
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    Technologically, they are exactly the same. Onewheels have the extra foot triggers because they don't fall over on their own and therefore need an extra mechanism to see if the rider is there or not when they start or stop balancing. That's all. Compare it to a motor disengage button for a EUC. Also, all EUC manufacturers have better technology than Onewheel, which is proven by the amazing mechanism of warning beeps that every wheel has had for ever, but the Onewheel does not have for some reason (which just shows, it's not just the Chinese that can make inexplicable fundamental omissions) . They could easily build a twice as good Onewheel clone. As for battery, whatever is in the Onewheel with its 12 mile (or whatever range), you could easily pack in 1000Wh for over 2x the range. Motor power probably isn't up to modern EUC standards, too. Top speed 16mph. Not even tried to do any waterpoofing. Etc. They're behind the curve badly compared to current EUC standards. EUCs were where they are 3 or 4 years ago. The form factor may have some fundamental limits, but in the end, if people want a self-balancing board, that's just how one looks. I think a really decent Onewheel clone with a 1500W-2000W equivalent motor and 1000Wh or 1500Wh range and 25mph top speed would easily be doable and blow the OW out of the water.
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    Finally, after nearly 3 months of cold and wet, finally it's cold and snowy! All that snow fell in the last 24 hours and it ain't stopping Hoping it stays like this for a long time. Winter tire ordered for my ACM(it's too warm and slightly melting, so quite slippery everywhere).
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    Glad that had a happy ending. Yeah, grass will do that to you. Hidden "gotcha's" everywhere. The trick with falling on grass...IS TO FALL ON THE GRASS! not the concrete beside it. . Just messing with you; I read the report carefully...wheel stopped "right where the hill joined the sidewalk". Not even big foot pedals will prevent one from hitting the dirt after a full stop. Question: what prevented a "walk-off" at this low speed? inquiring minds want to know. Was it the steepness of the grass embankment?
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    Glad your new setup got tested without injury!
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    @Heyzeus you are correct in stating that I (along with others mentioned) have WheelLog working with a Pebble watch, but in my case I was able to get it all set up whilst the Pebble Server was still active. You might have luck in also tagging @RoberAce, as I think he may have got a Pebble working more recently (not 100% sure though) by using the Rebble site. Hope you get it sorted one way or another and I'm sure someone that has actually used the Rebble servers will be able to add their comment shortly.
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    I don't believe I got a 'Lemon' as there was nothing wrong with it. The machine worked well for everything it went through. I used it as a commuter vehicle though, which put me at 20 miles a day. My longest distance ride was about 35 miles on a hot day. My issues were from bad road conditions and overheating the tire/motor from the less than 1 inch space between the rear fender and the tire. If there was a different fender, I'm sure I would have had less overheating issues. With the road conditions, all I could do was wait until the city decided to fix the sidewalks, roads, and other issues. I sold mine, but I would definitely get another one. Probably an Ultra with the offroad tires. The Ultra looks like there is much more air flow on the rear wheel to cool it down.
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    From another old dude who just recently started riding (I am 73) I can assure you the wobble will go away. I have now ridden over 400 miles on my KS 14S. I often ride for hours at speeds of 15 mph+ and the wobble is pretty much gone now. Early on I had my share of wobble at even speeds below 10 mph so hang in there!
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    "Jojo33- MiniJ's ULTIMATE GREAT SOLUTION" I'm very happy to have tried and managed to get an answer... A little "about me" I do not have ONE Z, I just have two Ninebot Mini and my blog for two years I was the first informed of the release of the One Z by a Ninebot China insider I only earned two commissions with Aliexpress sellers in the promotion of ONE Z Ninebot hates me, Ninebot banned me from the app for over a year, I love being hated , since I am very critical of their products I was even banned from facebook, I can not open an account for my blog I have already helped people by using the "strength" of my blog, speaking directly to the management below one exemple "End of this little about me." ------------ Yesterday I sent a message to the CEO of Ninebot China, asking for special support for foreign customers of the One Z who have the problem of the frontlight Ninebot N° 1 Lufeng & Ninebot N°2 Wang forwarded my request I had an answer I hope they will accept everyone You will write an email to zhenggang zhou, with your serial number (All serial lowest N3OTC 1844T **** are eligible) and your details adress I just ask you to be polite, write with courtesy, in the messages, clear, and thank even if they pose you problem in understanding I also ask you to give me a return in this topic of your exchange with them i wish this help you get this new frontlight cordially Jojo33 Mini J
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    In the end they did replace the board but without any explanation of why this happened. Despite that they wouldn’t cover it under warranty which I find very disappointing. What I don’t understand is why the board had to be replaced when they initially said the fuse blew which of course should have protected the board. anyway I have the wheel back now and all seems well but as you might imagine I’m way more hesitant to go above a slow running speed. thanks for all the advice.
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    If you are looking for something with power and reliability, you might also want to look into the King Song N1-D - I can't tell you where you might get one in the US sorry, but we have the details available here for our New Zealand customers. Build by King Song (who make excellent electric unicycles) it comes in at a lower price point than equivalent sized Dualtrons. It has 1326 Wh battery capacity to drive dual 1000W motors. This thing has so much power that I can break traction on pavement and I am a 250 lb rider! This may be because it has off-road (knobbly) tyres - I am currently looking for some road tyres to see how it handles then - I suspect it will maintain traction then (though I may not). It is built well and requires only the normal level of scooter maintenance. The headlamp is good, but the mounting bracket for it could do with a bit of reengineering - but that is the only negative I have to say about it.
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    I rode my KS-18XL down to crawling speed, 0% and 1 red (not green) LED. When I started feeling a perceptible performance loss and kick-back, I checked the King Song app v1.54 and the reported battery level was 17%. My pace this morning through straightaways was between 40kmph and 49kmph (kick-back). I can say with confidence, that I was not able to perceive a performance loss between 50% and 25% battery level as reported by the King Song app. For my riding pace, I didn't feel inhibited by the battery charge until below 20%. @Lutalo Interestingly, the app is identifying the wheel as KS-18L-KS18XL1 on the main screen. Based on the initial voltage during recharging it appears 0% battery equates to 65 volts.
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    Yes, @stephen, we rode around with our Kingsong 18L 's, lots of cycle lanes, simply use your phone as sat nav, and just be cautious at junctions, I guarantee, you will come across other riders. 😊
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    Hello All, I am in a hurry, so just the short info - I have received new switchable 2.6/5.2A fast ultra light charger (only 0.54 kg with cables) This unit has the option to be modified into 3/6 A currents, but I will wait with that. First look below. Test - ongoing.
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    Next time on your ride invites, please include the fact that we will be stopping at HOOTERS. Don't worry about the fact that my wheel will probably run out of power there, I'll find my own ride home.
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