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    I see a lot of comparisons and measuring are being done with the OneWheel against the EUC's advantages. What would happen if we turned it around? OneWheel can ride on sand. (some EUC can) OneWheel can idle entirely still. (some EUC riders can) OneWheel is crazy fun to carve with. (subjective but try and see) OneWheel is "water resistant". (most EUC are) Earlier models can be equipped with charge and ride. (external battery packs) It has reversing front and back lights. (some EUC do) You can move more dynamically on it. You can ride bowls up or sideways beyond 45 degree tilt. It's very controllable on downward inclines as long as they aren't too steep because then the tail will hit. It has adjustable riding modes with sliders for very different feel of riding. The tire comes slimed. It's built like a tank. (some EUC are) The company cares about their product, allow firmware updates, have a great app. (some EUC do) It's fun at low speed. (some EUC are) It feels like snowboarding/surfing. Maximum rider weight of 275lbs / 125kg. (some EUC can handle this) It weighs 27lbs / 12.25kg. (few EUC weigh this little) You can defeat pushback. There are quite a few products out allowing customisation and features. Imagine longboarding. Now imagine getting good at it and loosening your trucks. Now imagine almost infinitely loose trucks. Your wheels become a cloud that you float on. That is the feeling of riding a OneWheel. People who get on a stiff longboard the first time will be fine but they will wobble a bit at speed. People who get on a OneWheel will usually wobble terribly side to side. For a few seconds or a few minutes until they figure it out. I went through some of my old footage and made you guys a wobble compilation. Most are first time riders. I prefer my EUC though. And I prefer my Ninebot One E+ to my MSX. I guess if I ever wanted thrills I could armour up, learn to push through the pushback consistently and see how fast I can go. Once you push through the pushback you are on your own. It will barely self-balance.
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    The grim pictures collected from yesterday
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    Well, something came up and we didnt make it to Maldon Park today. I felt real bad for Ashleigh, she was so stoked. So, we just went over the field up the road. I was a bit apprehensive because its bumpy, hilly and has quite long grass. I had visions of the little V5 spitting us off at every opportunity but thought ah what the heck it will give her a little go if nothing else. Put it this way, she didn't stop smiling from the moment she set foot on the euc until the battery ran out! A full charge gone. She literally could not get off it. I managed to get a couple of rides in (and she is better than me now) but she was loving it so much I didnt have the heart to tell her to give it over so Dad could have a go. Everyone was right, we need more wheels and more battery! Maldon has been scheduled for next week, wonder if I can get a kidney extracted and a new wheel for me delivered by then!
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    I edit all of my photographs, like any good photographer I use a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as necessary. None of my photographs are faked though, just cropped, sharpened, color corrected, dodged, etc.
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    If you say that to a European, that generally means you were born in Poland. In America it means, "I trace my heritage to...". This is often said by people who can't even point to the country they say they're from on a map.
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    Thank you! Nice place to live in! All I know regarding Bavaria is the Beer Fest (I'm Polish by the way) Thank you again for detailed answer, you've brought me your lovely place much more "closer" I could feel the atmosphere!
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    I do feel more comfortable with them back. They also naturally slide back. I am using the XL pedals, although I did do this course on my 14S. Not as much fun, the smaller wheel is too squirrelly.
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    Okay, finally managed to get the pedal off, but I had to lupe up and beat (heh) the metal rod out of the pedal, that thing just wouldn't let go. ...And seeing how it looked when it came out, I guess I'm not surprised that the pedal looked bent backwards and had a hard time comming out the socket. Gonna have to get myself a new pedal and attachment I guess. Dont think the socket in the pedal is feeling so well anymore after giving birth to that thing. XD
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    I don't have "time" to do any exercise beside tiding my EUC. It was due to my medical diagnoses I started to ride. Yo have a fun way to rebuild my balamce and muscle strength in my knees and back. It has worked beyond expatation so far. It used to do tons of sports in my teens...that is like 40-30 years ago. As for the atmor it is 3DO paddings close to the body and I had a MC jacket ontop. I hit hard right on my shoulder pad. The on the elbow pad and the my wrist with demon flexmeter for finally my hip with 3DO pads in my mc pull over trousers. I am unsude if my helmet touch ground, but the visorush have. As for the accident my right pedel cought the curb, just. And it might even only a sctape underneath. I cant really see maybe @Yffisch or @Jens Ronnedal can fill in that gab. I am unsure of the speed but I think I hit the curb at 20-30kmh. When I hit or touch the cirb I only managed to this 3 things, do not faceplant anfd dont fall into the slaters path and yry to hit with my paded areas if possibly. So I twisted right as the way ee steer at it was enough to achive my 3 thoughts.
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    I had to wait a couple years for mine, you noobs are spoiled
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    You dislocated it good. Sounds like the closed reduction was a success. Did you have a nice sleep? Your gear seemed to have worked. No screws or plates. Congrats!
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    Most of those fans draw something like 1-5 watts (0.08-0.4A). 200W at 12V would mean about 16.666amps.
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    Now I want a pet grizzly bear too ! There are people here who have pet wolves. I saw this one guy take his pet wolf walking through the mall one day, and it was pretty darn scary! The thing was like waist high and looked pretty fierce looking. I'm surprised mall security didn't ask them to leave, but they were probably too frightened to approach the guy. I wonder what security would say to the guy with the bear if he were to bring him walking through a mall?
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    https://liftfoils.com/efoil/ Not sure why, but somehow it reminds me of the fun to be had with EUCs. The same kind of effortless movement, controlled by shifting your weight (ok and a power throttle in your hand), just the "terrain" is water this time. The internals look really nice (at 4:15), nice firm connectors (easy disconnection and reconnection), everything waterproof and nicely packaged. I wish a EUC manufacturer had this kind of beautiful quality, this really impressed me. One can dream. So sweet (I really like those internals). Anyone has 12k too much that they would like help getting rid of? I can help
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    I noticed that whenever i am charging my XL I hear the speakers make some noise. Then one time I heard "Bluetooth is connected" while is was off and charging. So I pulled out spotify and sure enough, it played music while the wheel was off. Did anyone else know that?
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    Yeah but I think it’s only like a km or three. It’s stupid though. I skipped it with darkness bot.
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    I just had the funnest longest ride of my year so far. Just 21 miles but I’m worn out. The 18xl is a great wheel
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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments. With more practice I am coping better. I don't think wobble is less frequent I'm just improving how I handle it. Reducing tire pressure sounds like a good idea, will give it ago.
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    Άσε τις κάμερες και τα βιντεάκια, πάμε να κάνουμε βόλτα με τα ροδάκια, να γνωριστούμε και να δούμε το 16ς, οι κάμερες θα βοηθήσουν να κάνουμε βλακείες, άλλη φορά. Θα έχω αυτοκίνητο, αν θές να μου την αφήσεις και να την πάρεις σε κανέναν μήνα φέρε την μαζί.
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    Haha, nice. Just need some MotoGP graphic overlays so we can figure out who's in the lead. Those Z10s look like bit of a handful around a tight technical track.
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    The shoulder joint can do that? Looks like you were still lucky and in a few days you're good as new. All the best! Nothing better than having a resident medical professional on this forum!
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    Yea this is probably one of the oldest conversations regarding these contraptions. Electric Unicycles is a bad name, most prefer EUCs on here it seems. Solowheel was the original brand and inventor of this style of EUC, they merged with Inmotion. So pretty much every Inmotion and Solowheel model is interchangeable except for the naming. (only the Inmotion App has survived and is used with Solowheels too) eWheel is probably a more fitting name, Solowheel is good but it already a specific brand. There is another site calls them Gliders, maybe eGliders can fit but gliders already describes a type of aircraft. I'm hoping for a different name, but it seems set in stone already. People will just have to get over it. I don't give a hoot what people think of the name I just love riding them. I thought hoverboards was a stupid name since it didn't make any sense....but most didn't seem to mind. Geez what a dumb device. All things considered I think Solowheel and OneWheel are the strongest practical names in terms of marketing, but that is just my opinion.
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about the fact that it doesn't fully charge. Most of the time I use the Gotway charger because I"m not in a hurry to charge. But there are times that I want to charge faster. Sometimes I'll use the fast charger and near the end I'll change to the Gotway charger to get the full charge. How have you been? I don't see you much in the Forum (like the old days), but maybe I've been missing your posts? Hope all is well
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    The big difference is that the tire is wide and flat enough that you can "stably" stand still. That should make it much easier to begin with.
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    Yea I mean most of this is relevant.......BUUUUUUUT you have to take into consideration the price point. At the price you pay for the XR almost every single thing listed is included or far superior on an EUC of equivalent price, and for sure at that price point a scooter or e-bike is far superior in most of those aspects by a larger factor. Obviously those 2 PEVs are farther away than EUCs in terms of the unique floating feeling. For $1800 only 19 mph and 18 mile range (in ideal cond.).....it better be built like a tank or have something else to make up for those specs. I love that is exists, it has a unique aesthetic, and I think it's a cool addition to the pantheon of PEVs....I even like that it's built in the US in one of the most expensive cities in Cali (why?). But for me personally it doesn't hold a candle to what EUCs can do. I don't get the hype (and this is coming from a life long skateboarder/longboarder). I feel the same way about Boosted boards, but I like those even less on account of having to hold a remote.
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    I think @Planemo you mentioned changing the verbal warnings. Here's a fun implementation of that process. (Vid. is queued up)
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    Hey, leave grandpa @Mike Sacristan alone.
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    It doesn't really help (at all) if you know the principle limitations of these motors but are not aware of the actual power of the motor you are working with. What am I missing? Correct me if I am wrong, but the default maximal speed setting is 15.5mph? I assume you changed the factory setting agreeing to the warning which pops up, right? If Brian recommended to you to increase this setting I have to agree that he gave exceptionally bad advice. The Segway goes faster than 15mph?
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    Our local track has a LOT steeper bumps. I didn’t even try to get airborn, it was pretty intense just getting up the steepest bumps:
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    Yes. The tilt-back is always towards the designed rear end of the MiniPro. The end that the steering bar attaches to.
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    Thanks for offering me the use of a wheel. That would make planning a trip to your location much easier.
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    I’ll ship it anywhere in the us
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    @Jason McNeil’s company has really expanded.
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    Well any niche community that pays way too much for a product will become cult like and overprotective. My initial thoughts are that there are more EUCs users than OW (definitely depending on region this varies), but I would agree that OW owners are far more active on social platforms. With EUCs there is a ton you can do and I think it's easier to do than a OW. The sides are clean hard surfaces, so any attachment can be made using a suction apparatus. A lot of EUCs have female screw holes downs the spine for you to attach third party or first party accessories (Ninebot being a good example.) Detachable seats are a popular accessory for larger wheels, and most are first party I think. The handle area also allow a lot of bike accessories to be retro-fitted on an EUC. I've seen head lights, tail lights, speakers, go pros, etc attached to EUCs, but I think in general people don't do this unless they know for certain they aren't going to crash or bail since everything might get damaged. Many things are already built in to EUCs that OW's lack - As an example you need an accessory like Flight Fins to even jump on a OW, with EUCs as you probably already know do that by default. Same with bluetooth speakers, head lights, trolley handles...mudflaps usually come with most EUCs as well.
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    Bummer buddy. Another shoulder injury. Keep us posted after the radiologist report. Be well!
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    Actually Jason has explained that a bit: The Owner of GW is an engeneer himself, so he Pretty much thinks he knows what he is doing. Also GW reveals his new Wheel a bit later than KS normally does, so not that much chances for Changes anymore. But in General -in my view- it seams is a Problem of chinese characteristics/behavior. They dont listen that much and you can get the most effect only if they have an direct economic effect. Aka: I order 200 wheels, when…..this and that is done. For KS lately with a Special Person in the company it has become -a bit- better...otherwise it would probably be the same as on the other Brands.
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    My chargers (not just Gotway) get extremely hot, and smell too. One big advantage to fast chargers (besides the fast charging part) is that they run really cool, because of the fan(s) that they use. I also have a cheapo 67-volt charger that came with a generic wheel, and surprisingly it had a fan. I can use it to charge my KS14S. That charger runs nice and cool. So maybe invest in a fast charger and keep the Gotway as a backup. Wow, you've had exceptionally bad luck. None of my supplied chargers have failed.
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    I know better than to ride a V8 at my size. Kevin is right though. The box says it will handle him. We know from experience that it can only do one thing on the box at a time. You can go up a slope or you can go 18 mph or you can weigh 240 pounds but you can only do one of those things at a time. The box should say little non aggressive people only. I think that InMotion deserves it.
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    My Gotway chargers also run extremely hot, and that makes me uncomfortable. I think I've lost 3-4 chargers, Gotways and Kingsongs. Pop and done, with the burnt smell.
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    Why thank you sir. I really dig red. I just wish that I had your painting skills. 👍 It is expensive. For now. Would love to have a glow-in-the-dark wheel though.
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    I guess it's about striking a balance: cautious, but not paranoid (the inevitable factor will always be there), and confident, but not reckless (as in not pushing one's luck and unnecessarily putting one's self at risk in terms of accidents that can be prevented)
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    That probably goes to show how bad my pedal has it. I've removed the two screws at the end and the "tightner" screw under the pedal, but I'm having to use a hammer and screwdriver to try and punch out the metal rod in the pedal. I had to stop half-way because it was getting a bit late, and I felt bad for the my neighbors with the racket I was making. But the sheer brutality I'm having to use to get that metal rod out probably proves how bent the thing is. I'm most likely looking at having to get a new pedal with rod/screws whatever. In the future I will probably not be going to such lengths, but here at the beginning, it's incredibly frustrating to drive on the wheel when it feels all skewed. It's hard enough as it is already. XD
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    I've been busy during last two weeks, so I made almost no progress... but I added some additional components. Every day is a day less to get the board finished.
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    Yes, a fall at that slow of a speed would require serious impact protection like Poron xrd, d30 palm pads or wrist guards. Sliding reliably needs higher speeds
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    hello guys, i know many of you are using most recent wheels but i'm a newbie and so far i love this V5F !!! topics about v5f are less but i'm sure that still quite some users use and love v5f so today i'm gonna show you my little creation ! it's a scooter holder ! i found myself in the need to bring my wheel to downtown and it was not really a pleasure ( car till subway.. subway till downtown and then finally v5f !) so i thought that if i could bring my V5F over my scooter and thus reach downtown(easy..) by scooter and then jump on my V5F would be simply great.. V5f Inmotion over a scooter
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    For some reason I couldn't add anyone else. I just wanted to give a shout out to the EUC Bodyguard on my 18XL. It sure helped me tonight and I will need it when I come back. I wish I had one my 14S but it is way past that point. I fell on that wheel twice tonight. The first fall I ran off the second put me on my belly but my gear kept me safe. I wanted to tag @Jason McNeil for providing the USA with these amazing vehicles. Anyways, stay tuned for more Pump Track Adventures by subscribing or watching my youtube channel FlyboyEUC.
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    It's because there are two separate Bluetooth links in each KS wheel. One is Bluetooth Low Energy (so called Bluetooth Smart) - it is responsible for connection with you app and when connected to the app, says "Bluetooth is connected". Second one is standard Bluetooth connection for audio. In your (and also mine) wheel it's disabled, so the "Blooototh is offfff" message. BLE connection (the one that is used by the app) sometimes works unreliable. But I found that if you don't give the app all the permissions it needs, there are problems with BLE connection. In general original app is a piece of shit, but sometimes it is needed to change some settings. One important thing is that in case of BLE connection you don't pair your smartphone with device like with "regular" Bluetooth devices. To be more verbose: If you want to connect app to the wheel you don't use regular Bluetooth pairing. Instead you just search your wheel in the app. It's similar to other BLE devices like heart rate sensors etc. If you want to use wheel speakers, you have to pair them first with your smartphone as in case of any Bluetooth audio device. Of course BT audio must be enabled in wheel settings. I see it's common problem, mostly due shitty KS app.
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    That drop of silicone at the end (or thread lock where the bolt enters the trolley leg) is very important. Vibration WILL loosen (EDIT or occasionally, tighten) that bolt without mechanical intervention
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    Some pictures from today. Up to 24°C hot October weather! At a lakeshore. View from a hill above the lake. Newly built viewing tower on the lake's reed zone. Autumn colors + low afternoon sun = pretty Lots of details in this panorama. Farm on a hilltop with cows doing the Hunka and a mountain view. Village square somewhere along the way back home.
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    Congratulations You'll going to love it, and I think the MSuper is a good wheel to learn on (it's more stable than the smaller wheels). Get ready to become addicted. Be patient with yourself. You may be lucky, but more then likely you will have some frustrating days at the beginning, but you'll soon be good enough to have fun while learning to get better. As one point of reference, looking at my log book, it took me about 2 hours (not in one day) before I could ride down a deserted street in a wobbly fashion. It took me about 10 hours before I wrote, "Today it finally clicked", meaning I could turn effortlessly and ride wherever I wanted. Let us know how you progress.
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