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    All work and no play. You know what they say.
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    That myth has been proven wrong for years now. In fact the only downsides to wider tyres are the increased weight and air resistance. On the plus side wider tyres have lower rolling resistance, better grip, more comfort, longer tread life and better puncture resistance. https://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/latest-news/165-wider-tyres-go-faster
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    New update on the insta app lets you choose 2.35 widescreen and zoom in and out ,old videos but thought I'd see what it was like https://photos.app.goo.gl/t4YgrUy8hWg3VYdp8
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    Hi all So my EUC history 1st learned on a Ninebot E+1 (250 Kms) Then after 5 weeks bought the MSX (1500 Kms) So wanted a mid range wheel and i bought a V10F The V10F arrived yesterday Was i excited so had to wait a day to ride as weather here in Darwin was wet wet wet So fully charged i finished work early today Geared up and i set off (tyre pressure @ 40 PSI) After 7 Kms had to reduce Tyre pressure to 35 PSI as 40 far to hard for the terrains i ride Mixed feelings is what i got, Love the tyre handles the muddy tracks well (Lov an 18 inch version of this for the MSX) APP i don't really care but its Juicy on the Ph Batt as u all will know so using Wheel log now Pedals are comfy and big but was expecting a bit more from all i had read Range stated when charged 100 KMs LOL when started and LOL after 20 Kms, with my style of riding 40-45 Kms Max (well 40 to be honest) I would weigh fully kitted up 70KGs Max Is a very well built machine i did not think its top heavy as some say but MSX has prepared me for that i think. The ride is good on tarmac and dirt Speed is OK but for the advertised 2Kw motor (1.8 FW Modded) i feel should be more (again been spoilt by the MSX) But to sum it up all that comes to mind is its a very sensible wheel, you feel safe Tilt back is not so bad that it will throw you off Top speed i got was 42 KPH We have a long weekend now will give it a good few KMs over the next 3 days PS I dont really think i like sensible Dohhh Happy Chinese NY all ,the yr of the Pig i believe Gaz
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    I think you forgot about seventh "impact point" that is naturally equipped with impact protection. It's size, location and inherent shock adsorbing ability makes this one of the best protection you can have, for free and always with you!
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    The tracking for the title isn't very good.
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    Few of us Bay riders are coming down in February! We're cooking up some riding plans with @Marty Backe and looking forward to seeing how much the group has grown.
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    My experience is that a triangle arm impact is pretty likely to leave you unharmed (or close to) if you fall straight forward on a flat road. If you're off road, I suspect rolling would be better, as gliding is central to this concept. The six "impact points" are wrists, elbows and knees. They are all protected. The wrists by flexmeters with a gliding pad, the elbows by CE-1 padding, the knees by cushioned hard plastic pads. The hands are held fairly much together and angled up, hitting the glide pad as much as possible, to minimize the strength needed to control them in a glide and avoid abrasion. The elbows are forward and out, to minimize the impact power transfer to the shoulders, while still not allowing the head to go boom into the ground. Most of the body will not really touch the ground, since you rely on the knee pads to both take the impact and glide. It is a good case for good wrist guards, elbow- and knee-pads. The effect if you succeed and glide a bit, is that your muscles will be sore as hell, as they take much of the force. But in return almost no force will travel along your bone structure. If your head hits, it does so after the force has been partly absorbed already. And yeah, it is also a good case for being fit, as the stronger you are, the less you'll hurt. I've fallen like this from my EUC three times, one at almost no speed, one slightly skewed to the side at moderate speed, and once at 30kph. The worst I got hurt those three times was a knuckle scratch when falling skewed. After falling at 30kph I rose and managed to haul my 18kg broken wheel almost a kilometer to work without pain or problems (other than a sour mood and overheated body). I've rolled in another fast fall going sideways, which worked well. But it wouldn't have worked in a straight cut-out. Let me illustrate with a very ridiculous little sketch.
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    The video quality on this is amazing ... some of the best I've seen ... very sharp and clear.
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    Oh, I've rolled from skateboards and even bikes quite a few times. But as noted by @travsformation, it is by no means a risk free strategy. First of all, rolling the "wrong" way is a sure way to get REALLY hurt. And if you're going to do it, you better train with full gear to make sure you can go through with it without problems - and to create the muscle memory needed. I've even rolled out of an involuntary exit from my EUC. But in that case the fall was already asymmetrical, so gliding was no longer a valid option. But more than that, apart from being asymmetrical, that fall was not very typical. I hit a curb I didn't see (it was under a puddle) diagonally, and the EUC turned left along with the curb, while my body only followed half and half. So the momentum of my body was sideways, and less down than horizontal. This gave me just enough room to start a roll over my shoulder before hitting the ground. And so I rose with no more injury than a small bruise from where my foot hit the EUC on exit. I've had three forward falls, all of which ended up as per my sketch. I all three the upper body was below the lower body as I hit the ground, but pushing my knees down made me fall on arms and knees together. In all three the momentum downwards was at least that of the momentum forwards - basically imitating a jack-knife in geometry. In all three the hands hit milliseconds before the elbows, which is why I am very grateful I have the gliding pucks on the wrist guards. In all three the impact has been kind of elastic, with the gliding pucks hitting first then the elbows and knees, then kind of a body spring feel as my muscles held against the downward force. Then stop, as the glide ended, followed by me lying down and making sure every bone in my body was still in one piece. I hit my helmet in the last one, the only time I've done so, but no worse that I didn't even reflect on it before removing the helmet and inspecting the damage. Had I tried to roll in the last crash, I would probably have ended up in hospital. I was already below the level where I could initiate a roll before even realizing I was falling. Only muscle memory saved me from going nose first into the ground.
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    I am pretty sure many have done the same thing. In beginning you are cautious and then when you start to get the hang of EUC riding you get over confident, something catches your attention and at that moment something unexpected happens, gravel/sand on the tarmac or a pothole or muddy water pool , patch of ice. and you all of a sudden find how fast things go bad. Like you said @Smoother. I have done this too. not only once.. I try my best to be focused. This is also why I don't go faster than 40-42ish kmh as mu rookie skills simply can't keep up and that makes it stressful to go faster, for me at least. This is my limitation that I have come to terms with. Do not go faster than your can handle and process. This is also why I like to ride a little time after it rained when ground is almost dried up. as it shows where water finds it resting place as dark patches. as a reminder to not go there if possible.
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    Not enough of a beer belly yet for that to happen And if this pesky infection I'm carrying around can just stop, I'll go to the gym and try preventing one from developing.
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    I'm not sure I agree with that. Rolling seems to me like an effective method for low-speed falls, but in a fall at speed, I think doing so would pose a much higher risk for the the rider (unless you've got plenty of experience and can link several rolls in a row); I fear most of us clumsy mortals would manage the first role at most and then transition, by inertia, into a series of involuntary and arbitrary rolls and tumbles where many more body parts would be susceptible of being injured (side of the head, hips, side of knees, etc.). I think the outcome would be much less predictable and potentially, much more dangerous. And not only because of that, but after several hours of practicing low-speed rolls, I have the impression rolling and wearing a full-face helmet aren't compatible; when practicing (falling intentionally) I'm very conscious of the protruding chin-guard and visor as I tuck my head in (an essential part of rolling). In an unexpected fall, the mind would be trying to calculate tons of variables and outcomes at once (or just panicking and going blank ), and (unless one is VERY experienced at safety rolling) I don't think taking the helmet into account when rolling would be one of them. I can't shake off the feeling that there'd be a very high risk of the helmet getting caught on the ground and forcing one's head/neck in one direction while the rest of the body continues its roll in the opposite direction... Since your mentioned motorbikes, note that in high-speed falls, those who sustain the least injuries are those who manage to slide and prevent any kind of roll; when you see someone fall off a 500cc bike in a MotoGP race and start rolling uncontrollably, you instantly know the risk of him suffering a myriad of contortion-related, skeletal-damaging injuries is very high. But back to EUCs, despite having trained in several martial arts that involve rolling (I know it's not the same, but you do practice lots of jump&rolls (falling from a higher height than that of a wheel's pedals), and practiced them for several hours on my wheel, in all of my actual real-life falls, I've instinctively done what @Scatcat pointed out (and so skillfully sketched ), and came out with nothing but sore muscles and a slight blow to the ol' ego. It just seems like to most natural, instinctive reaction with the most predictable outcome. ( @Seba, my beer belly hasn't been nurtured enough to prove useful yet, perhaps I should give a wearable airbag a try) Sore wrists (I use fairly cheap wrist guards) and biceps are to be expected, but so far I've never experienced anything that would keep me from hopping right back on the wheel and still riding the next day too. It is worth pointing out, though, that even though the slide dissipates part of the impact, the wrists do take a considerable impact (and are a very delicate and complex articulation); that force then gets transferred upward towards the elbows and then the shoulders, so there is a certain risk of shoulder injury/dislocation, especially if you only manage to stretch out one arm only, or land with your arms in a V-shape (which has the added bonus of facilitating your chin hitting the ground in a split second). In fact, the spill where I experienced the least amount of post-fall discomfort was one in which, the minute my foot touched the ground, I shifted my weight backwards, flexed my knees and landed knee-first. If you lean backward enough, you can just slide on your knees (supposing you're wearing hard-shell, skate-style knee-pads over your clothes, and they don't come loose). Knees are not nearly as delicate than wrists, but additionally, this system has the added benefit that your hamstrings fold back onto your calves, taking away most of the stress from the knee articulation itself (a lot of stress on the quads though): If your knee-pads get "stuck" at some point, because their "sliding power" isn't sufficient or the asphalt is too coarse, and you end up flying forward anyway, most of the impact will have already been dissipated by your knees and there will be much less strain on your upper body, particularly your wrists, which are the most delicate link in the chain, and incidentally, the first part of your arm to hit the ground. And needless to say, the impact will also be much less severe because your wrists will hit the ground from a (lower) kneeling position, as opposed to a standing position. I've only "pulled this off" once, and it wasn't even intentional, but the more I think about it, the more sense it makes: When bailing at speed, our first instinct is, contrary to common sense, to try to fight/resist the forward momentum by hitting the ground running...and our inability to match that momentum is what sends us flying, face-first, towards the floor. This "system" seems much more logical: since our legs aren't fast enough to go from a standing position to a running position capable of overcoming the forward momentum in a split second, it makes much more sense to give in to the inertia, let our legs bend backwards (which is what they're trying to do but we're fighting against), and slide, baby, slide! (Obviously, this only works for forward, "face-first" falls, but that's the domain of face-plants, after all) Not sure whether I'll be able to replicate this again anytime soon (and I hope I don't have to), but I'll be sure to update y'all on the outcome whenever it happens, as it's a possibility I hadn't considered that feels quite promising What do you guys think about this approach? --End of Wall of Text no. 2-- P.S. @Ande Sorry for side-tracking your thread...some of us have a knack for doing that. I hope that at least the info provided is helpful enough to compensate for our scatter-brained, side-tracking posting habits
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    These look excellent ... gloves with built-in wrist guards and sliders... https://flatland3d.com/shop/all-products/all-e-skate-accessories/pro-e-skate-glove/
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    Well, one is a specialized EUC dealer, the other is a swimming pool supply seller that also sells some EUCs. You do the math. In principle, there's nothing wrong with buying from poolmarket. It's actually kind of cool to see EUCs sold by a random unrelated store, maybe should even be rewarded that they try this! The real issue here, I have to agree with the others, that an old ass, slow, weak Ninebot E+ is a really bad investment. 625£ (SF price) is just a lot of money already. And you will outgrow it in a week. You seem to be looking for a less pricy wheel, it's just that the EUC market is unfortunately really bad in what you get for your money at the lower end. - If I were you, I'd maybe look for a cheap Inmotion V5F on AliExpress or GearBest (China import). They seem to be quite expensive now (around $500), but they could be had for 300-350€ around Christmas (deals), maybe such a deal is coming up again? @jojo33 Do you know if something might be coming up? That would be a "nice but not crazy expensive" choice so you don't throw money out of the window. The other option, if you can, would be to invest some more money and get a better wheel. The more you spend, the more you get per £, it's pretty much as simple as that. A KingSong KS14D, Inmotion V8, something like this can be had for a reasonable price. These are the kind of wheels that are just good enough so you can live with them and won't immediately outgrow them. And of course, the higher you go, the better it gets. For example, a KingSong KS14D is 900€ (prices taken from https://eunicycles.eu) and has 20+ km range for the average rider, whereas a KS14S (same wheel, just twice the battery size) has twice the range at 40-45km, and costs 250€ more at 1150€. You see how much better it gets for a price increase that is rather small in comparison? Going in the opposite direction towards lower prices, this is why the E+ is such a bad investment. You still pay a significant amount of money and get very little in comparison to other wheels. Third, maybe you're lucky and can find a good used wheel (there, even an E+ would be fine). They are rare in Europe, but are by far the best bang for your buck. And the good thing about EUCs is: they are very simple machines. So if a used wheel wasn't abused (and looks the part), if it works there's little to nothing that might be wrong with it, so you essentially just get a wheel that someone has extensively tested for you and confirmed good. To summarize: Any wheel is better than no wheel, even the E+. Wheels are fantastic. Try not to buy an E+ if it can be helped It's almost heartbreaking to see someone spend this much money on an E+ (a wheel from the stone age of EUCs). It's great that you've been bitten by the EUC bug, so don't give up, but don't do something drastic What's your weight (it matters)? People here can help you find the right wheel for you. (This means: upselling you as far as you want to go, because that really is where you very much get the most out of a your investment.) (Also consider some money for wrist guards, knee guards, a helmet in the overall price.)
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    That's a badass route!!! I keep seeing the Bay area ride videos with so many attending the group rides. Today also I saw a picture from the Louvre in Paris with maybe 100 riders. I know that LA has some riders, but I long for the "commeridery" that the Bay and NYC seem to have. It's a wonderful feeling to ride alongside multiple riders (only got to do that once so far), so I always look forward to more group rides. (Especially now that I've got a long range wheel.) I think part of LA's problem is nobody likes to sit in traffic on a day "off"...Either that or we're all trying to work as much as possible to be able to afford to live here (like me-freelance 🙃). SF seems easy because it's so condensed and riders can just wheel over to their meeting spots...
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    Either you're a customer who only want a cheap price and hope you won't get any issues with the wheel that would require a warranty repair. Or you want to make sure to have the best possible help and support and pay a bit extra for it. Like the other said I would also go for a wheel like the V8 or KS16S. My own decision were between these wheels. I love my V8 but after riding it for 2000km I feel like I wouldn't have outgrown the KS16S just a fast since it has a bigger battery and higher top speed. But it's a lot of money and I fully understand you're looking at cheaper models. The Ninebot E+ gen 2 seems to be a great wheel for learning how to ride. But you're gonna grow out of in in a matter of days I'm afraid. But any EUC is a great beginning stepping into a wonderful new world and a great community.
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    Hello everyone! Here are some elements to understand the origins of the group, how and why it was created: I started the wheel in June 2014, my big brother being a fan of technology and gadgets, he had bought an Airwheel X5. Thanks to him I knew this beautiful invention and 1 week later here I am with my first wheel (a small X3). I then searched the internet for information and I came across the forum scooter electric (and soft mobility), the only existing at that time, but no member of my city, most came from Paris, no bowl ! In my city (Nancy), we were only 3 or 4 wheelers and we did not know each other unfortunately. I then challenged myself to bring together a maximum of Lorraine and Alsatians knowing that in every city there were very few Wheelers since it was the beginning of the wheel. I then went through the map of the existing wheelers on the forum then sellers Ebay, leboncoin, Facebook, Google, YouTube ... in search of wheelers. I finally came across a wheeler (Smalexis), from the corner in Nancy, who was selling accessories that no longer served him. We then talked and I offered to come to my first exit and register on the forum, he then replied: "I do not like the forums usually we come across the kind of guys who tell us" I have the biggest "". We talked a lot by email, over time I realized that he was a fan of bricowheel, so I sent a forum link about odds and ends that I found interesting, that's when he started to take an interest in the forum and then my tenacity paid off he agreed to come on the first outing. I then sent about 50 invitations if not more, to individuals and professionals. I even went to a fair-show to meet a wheel professional who was introducing people to the Ninebot E +, this professional (Richard) accepted my invitation. Then I contacted Denis de Solowheel Luxembourg and movedifferent who was delighted with my initiative and I also invited Pépino de Marchand de rêve (a Nancy professional). In the end, my first outing was a success! More than twenty participants from different cities, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Metz, Vittel, Remiremont, Nancy and Paris. The journalist was a little mistaken about the trips to Strasbourg, it was not in Strasbourg but in Paris. Outings to Strasbourg there were a few but the gatherings had at most only 8 members and the last outings only 2 people. The organizer then gave up. The following soon https://www.vosgesmatin.fr/edition-de-remiremont/2015/07/19/remiremont-les-gyroroues-engins-roulants-non-identifies-sur-la-voie-verte?fbclid=IwAR1xAKsM3gukK5-3D0F7qpX9EJ1t0z4PEyPWiZKrhU-zvvo49irmQrd1rxI😉
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    So it has been raining dogs and cars here in San Francisco last week. They called it an "atmospheric river". My mTen3 has been ridden in light rain many times before without issues but this time I rolled through a 2-3inch deep flooded drain puddle and all was fine until I tried to use it again in the afternoon. In the afternoon after turning it back on, it was jerking when I was trying to ride it. It behaved like it had a loose axle nut. I opened it up and apparently the wire bundle got wet and affected the halls effect wire transmission of the signal. The halls wire is the only thing that I can think of that can cause symptoms like this. I left the shell open and dried it for 2 days next to the heater and there is no damage. It works great again. I am off and riding once again. I have more than one mTen3 (originally for flat tire puncture swap outs) so a few days downtime on any one unit is no big deal. The circuit board and upper compartments were totally dry. Bravo on a good design Gotway. There did not appear to be water intrusion into the hub motor either. The axle nuts were tight. The wire bundle from the motor was visibly wet. Drying it with a towel did not immediately fix the issue. It required air drying for a few days. I will try to insulate the wire bundle better next time with longer, thicker shrink wrap. I will be careful about riding through even small puddles going forward. Just wanted to share. But no damage, riding great today. Just a temporary quirk if you get it too wet. Don't freak out, just dry it out for several days. Wanted to share. Picture for attention.
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    From a quick look at your pictures (just the connectors) it would seem that the polarities are what they're supposed to be. What is the make and model of your wheel? There's no standard per se for the pinout of the charge ports, but at least so far I've never heard of the Charge Doctor pinout being wrong for some wheel? If you really suspect this is the case, better ask from @hobby16 about the pinout of Charge Doctor and measure the polarity of your wheel and the Charge Doctor with a multimeter. Although, I'd suspect if the Charge Doctor turns on with your charger being connected to it (without connection to the actual wheel), it should be correct.
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    Might try and make it up tomorrow, bring the XL.
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    Tiltback is actually very nice if you're accelerating slowly. In fact, it's often not noticeable at all! The nasty stuff happens when you're speeding up quick, and the wheel has to suddenly shoot out ahead of you. That's scary. I'd really like to see two tiltback settings- one for the "stiffer pedals", one for the scary tiltback. Set the latter to 50km/h, the former to 40 or so, voice warnings between the two. Then it's hard to accelerate past the lower limit unintentionally, and the wheel will never have to use the "real" tiltback- since you have plenty of actual safety margin.
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    I agree. Falls happen so fast (and faceplants anyway) that you can't really do anything. And sliding to a stop certainly seems healthier than rolling to a stop Ideally, you don't land too hard on your wrist guards (shoulder injury!) because they should easily slide away forwards after the impact, so you just hit the ground with your entire front side at the same time like a dead fish thrown onto the pavement. The knee tip is great. I was told that too when I bought my (skateboarding) knee pads. Unfortunately, that doesn't work in the usual superman scenario from an obstacle at higher speeds.
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    The truth of it is if you fall stiff you will break bones/have massive injuries. If you can fall relaxed/& roll you will most likely walk away. I have fallen two time in the wilderness, lol. no injuries though!
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    I bought the Ninebot E+ and i must agree that you will grow out of it very quickly once you get the hang of it ,the Range and speed are very limiting , Your 1st wheel maybe best buying 2nd hand learn to ride forwards then Backwards 180s etc really learn everything on it as it will take a beating like my E+ has , But still use mine to try new stuff as it is a really nimble wheel and very hard to break
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    It's going to be February 10th (Sunday). Per their request, they want to do a long river ride, so I'm planning what we just did last week, what I call the Queen Mary River Loop.
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    That rocks! You have the dates yet? I have a bunch of work booked in February, so hoping the dates are open. I'll keep em open if I know ahead of time...😎
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    Naja bezweilfe das sie ein Gesetz erlassen was uns zufrieden stellt, außerdem kann man ihn für treffen, erfahrungen etc nutzen.
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    Yeah, it's looking good. Maybe we'll beat the record of 10-people. We're going to the helipad first, that around back to the trail head that goes to the very top (Dante's View), then down the front to the observatory. There we will say goodby to anyone will smaller batteries. Then we take the paved winding road to the LA Zoo and return via the LA River. Hope you can catch us
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    Wow, with all the replies, it's looking to be decent attendance. 😁 Way to go LA! Hoping I'll be off early enough to catch up with you guys!
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    Hey @Planemo , have you tried to email Ian? He's very friendly, approachable, and responsive. I communicated with him 'way back when', as I was searching for a dealer, and he never pressured me about who/where to buy. In my experience, he has "your" best interest in mind. Can't hurt to ask. Wherever you get your wheel..welcome to the EUC community.
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    No. It's definitely this:
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    Errrr, think you got me wrong here, as I'm not against going car speeds on EUC alongside car traffic (I do it all the time!). I was just saying that lightweight and 25mph+ do not no mix, this combo will send you flying on bumps, per my experience. For 25mph+, heavier wheels are the way to go.
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    A bit like internet porn?
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    Plenty of warning... to not get into trouble in the first place; it's the only dark spot in a sea of grey asphalt. As I have said before on face plan threads, watch out for changes in color in your riding surface, especially dark spots. I'm glad @phatmike didn't re-injure himself, or he might have called it quits. @Ande I'm sure you are aware the wheel did not do this, not paying attention (as phatmike admits due to filming) is the cause here. Have I done the same thing? Hell yeah! No finger pointing here without three pointing right back at me. Also please be aware that at least 80% of the time a pop like that is save-able. I've hit a full blown speed bump I didn't see and wobbled and flappeed my way out of it. But I was riding fairly slowly. EDIT I wonder if the fat tyre of a Z6/8/10 would have reacted so violently to that narrow hole; probably not.
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    I had a faceplant in April and I broke my arms. I consider my self an experienced rider (1500 km on a V5F+, 3000 Km on a V8 and 2800 Km on a Ks18L). After the crash I learned the lesson and I was very cautious driving the wheel. But two weeks ago (Italian meet up in Naples) I crashed again. In a totally flat and smooth pavement I took the only hole in the area (as you can see on the video). I was sure about the good condition of the pavement and I stop watching it and, like a stupid, I concentrated on shooting a video! Fortunately I was wearing protections under my jacket. So: It does not metter how good you are in driving, if you are not super concentrate on watching the street you will fall soon or later. Any single small hole or bump can be dangerous if you are not aware of it. This is from another point of view. You can see the only small hole in 5 km of street:
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    The chance that a wheel just stops working for no good reason is about the chance that one of the things above would just happen without good reason You don't hear that very often, do you? Yes it could happen, but with a good wheel, realistically it simply doesn't. It's like this for most new riders, especially the more technical minded who understand the implication of "self-balancing" and want their tech to be predictable. They are uneasy about this uncertainty when they learn about EUCs, it's just there in principle, and there's nothing one can do. Very soon they (and you will) learn that the real danger is elsewhere aka dumb shit they or others do
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    Well I've been paid today i think i might buy a full face helmet for when I'm riding , i don't know if wearing a full face helmet might make me go faster though cause i know I'm safer my speed has already increased. I never want to encounter a face plant but i couldn't help watching this video several times 😣 to make me think,. Sorry guys not trying to put you off I'll probably still wear my half face but if i know I'll be road riding i might turn to a full face This video is probably the same as a full speed motor cut out faceplant
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    I'm allways killing the inmotion app after riding. That is the only sure way, my smartphone battery isn't empty the next day! This app is written by people, who don't know how apps are written - really annoying.
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    The XL does have unique firmware running, but I don't recall where you can see that. Maybe in the Firmware update section of the KingSong app? The large pedals were created by the collaboration of EWheels with KingSong. So if you buy from EWheels you get the large pedals. If you buy elsewhere you get the small pedals. Of course you can purchase the larger pedals and install them yourself. Here's a screenshot that shows the XL Also, it'll take >12 hours to charge the XL
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    Here's an interview with WraithRider about some of the protective gear that he's rocking. There's already been some upgrades to his gear though, so we'll have to shoot another one soon 😅
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    Yes, the Z10 will out-run (for a short distance) the MSX. This is a function of the smaller tire. The Z10 tire diameter is closer to 17-inches and the MSX tire diameter is well over 20-inches. The smaller wheel will always win in an acceleration test. I empirically measured this when I did an acceleration test between the Z10, MSuper V3s+, and MSX. The MSX is slower than the MSuper which is slower than the Z10.
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    ... yes thank you, it is also on sale on Aliexpress, but it is primarily a matter of principle, everyone seems to be dead on this problem ... except Gearbest, which gives customers a refund to author of the value of a new replacement lighthouse ... I think the Ninebot SAV like the Aliexpress shops are playing their credibility with this problem which is a design problem ...
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    FYI, the wheel is generating the Hall Sensor failure diagnostic code - 2 beeps separated by 1/2 second, repeated forever.
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    Yip, seen that on FB, too! Looks like they have seen a „One wheel“ ...but didnt look exactly enough how the wheel was there :-) No really, who needs something like that?
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    My injury unfortunately finished 6-9 months of great fun and experience on a pinwheel T1F(cheap and cheerful). Had started using it for the 4 mile cycle track commute to work. Protection was knee pad, wrist protectors and cycle helmet. I was normally a very careful middle age rider, but that morning I decided to try for top speed going down a small hill(big mistake). I would guess I was going about 10 miles/hour. My memory of the crash is not totally clear but it felt like the wheel just switched off think maybe I overloaded the batteries. So I did the classic face plant with hands out as soon as I got up, had a lot of pain moving shoulder. So off to doctor's then hospital. End result was 2 months off work 3 months of once a week physio and a rather impressive x-ray. That was 2 years ago shoulder fine, but no more riding as I'm one of the carers for my dad who is in a wheelchair and a one arm carer is pretty useless (well I was anyway). Not been on the forum for quite a while good to see it's still going strong.
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    Third day of riding and I get to join the club. I spent fifteen minutes the first day imitating a weathervane (spinning in circles around one planted foot) wondering how long it would take to learn how to ride. Twenty minutes the second day in a parking lot where I could actually go in big loops after starting off a wall. I was pretty impressed with how quickly it was coming together. I used a tether to keep the wheel from getting scratched when dismounting. Third day I'm about 15 minutes into it doing even tighter turns (one lane dead end road) and turning on a 10 degree incline when I wobble a bit and jerk the tether--which hits the cutoff switch and down I go on my back. Slight sprain to one wrist and some road rash on the elbow. Plus the joy of having the back of my head bounce off the pavement. Hard. Twice. I was slightly stunned and lay there for more than a few seconds to gather my wits before getting up. I have wrist guards, knee protection and a spiffy bike helmet. Too bad I thought none of it was necessary since I was "just" learning and never going faster than a brisk walk. Now I have elbow pads on order and plan to wear all that kit henceforth. Oh, the one bit of protective gear I did wear was motorcycle boots to protect my shins/ankles during step-offs. I have no idea if they prevented any injuries because if they did, they're sturdy enough that I wouldn't have felt it. (Plus I was a little distracted by the experience of head meets pavement.) I'm glad it wasn't worse even though it could easily have been. I have a grade 2 concussion (headache for more than 15 minutes) but that's the only symptom so I'm not too worried.
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