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    Good guess! But no. The champion of the 2019 Electric Unicycle Grand Prix held in Oakland, Calif. on Saturday is Freeman Murray, riding with unmatched skill and speed on a Kingsong 18L. Freeman was able to consistently carry the most speed through the slalom and was the fastest rider all day. We ran heats of five laps around the course, expertly and generously organized by @Kai Sosceles, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. Freeman ran a 2:57.76 in the five-racer final to take home the title and a $250 cash prize. Little old me had to push my MSuperX as far as I could to finish less than three seconds behind Freeman in second place with a time of 3:00.65. It was a pleasure to buy a post-race round for some of my fellow racers with the $150 I took home for second. Third place (a Kingsong 18XL) got $100 and was just two seconds behind me, so I needed every bit of everything I had. The winning and prizes was very cool, but the most important part of Saturday was 1) it was 100-percent safe, with zero injuries or serious crashes and 2) amazing fun for all. All riders rode within the capabilities of themselves and their equipment, and everybody shared a special moment highlighting all the best things about our weird little hobby. I'll put up a few videos here, I'm sure there will be more to come as everyone processes their work. But I'll share my favorite quick story from the whole event: About 90 minutes in, during a break in the racing, an East Bay Municipal Park District police officer pulls into the parking lot. Walks up to us, friendly but serious. Kai explains what we were up to, and then the officer tells us that electric vehicles are not allowed on part of our course (the back stretch, a shared bike path). He told us he was going to check some regulations in his car, so we waited. As we wait, another officer pulls up, and we're thinking we're shut down for sure. After a few minutes of discussion, the officer walks back over. He tells us: "So, we had some busybody, umm, citizen, call in and report you guys, because they weren't having as much fun as you were. And, we're going to leave now." And they did! He smiled, went back to his car, and they drove off. We finished the final heats after the tacit approval of some very cool cops! Final heat, raw 360-degree video:
  3. 5 points
    Just having some fun
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    just sharing what seems to be the new tesla with bluetooth speaker and the illuminating logo. These perforated holes on the cover will not be a good thing in water proofing comparing to the older generations. abrasion is prominent on the speaker ring and light ring due to the anti-slip pedals. A closer look at the speaker.
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    I love this thread. Seeing different areas around the world is amazing, and no better way to experience then on an EUC!
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    I went for a ride in Downtown Toledo. To windy for the drone and to tight for a 10 footer.
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    There was an interesting thread about the state of the industry (still on the front page) I have been curious about this as well and did some digging around. I hope I am close to the mark but am curious if something I had missed. I couldn't find much about Kingsong nor Gotway but perhaps some more digging would pull up some interesting bits as well. Oh and sorry for calling the monster "a cheap knockoff" yes I am just jealous since I think that's the next wheel I want to get! =)
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    Cannot wait to do this again! Was so great to meet all of you and ride together! Congratulations on the 2nd place prize, Jesse and thanks for the welcoming vibes & commeridery! Best part of it all for me is that my daughter is now fired up to learn! Thanks to Ron and CJ for helping her and my wife out! And another big thanks to Kai for including my daughter in the squirt gun mayhem. 😊
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    18XL: has more torque than the Gotway MSX, overheats faster 16X: reportedly has more torque than the Gotway Nikola, ... (Fill in the dots while expecting to see the same board used in both wheels.) So far it's only a thought process of "What could still go wrong?" regarding me getting the 16X (I was warming up to the idea every further day), and that's the doubt I now have So you're right, only speculation for now. I was thinking of getting a 16X right away, now I'll wait and see. My ACM must be enough for another full summer+autumn. Tesla electronics... not worth the upgrade for me. They're too far on the flimsy side for my liking (smaller mosfets). If I spend 2k, it must be bulletproof (or rather crazy-mountain proof) this time (what I initially hoped my ACM would be). If there was a version of the ACM with the MSX electronics, I'd shrug my shoulder at the lack of features and ergonomics and just get one and never look back
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    Maybe the control board is latin. When I worked the Texas oilfields, the Hispanic guys would always claim Latin women ran 10 degrees hotter.
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    Finally, I take the KS18XL to my mountain proving grounds, primarily comparing it to the same MSX test. The KS18XL has better low-end power (torque) than the MSX but utterly fails the heat stress test. The MSX remains the best 18-inch wheel for strenuous riding conditions. This is not to say the the KS18XL is a bad wheel. As I state in the video, for climbing or descending super steep hills, I'd rather be on the KS wheel. But for hot days or long up hill slogs, I'll take the MSX any day.
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    Or, maybe you will... Sorry not sorry for the clickbait subject line. HINT: It wasn't a Gotway. Lots more on this SUPER fun and 100-percent safe event to come, including a flood of video.
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    I've bought cheapest nameless (though, sometimes referred as Hoverbot S2 or some Airwheel) EUC for training and decided to try to add a Bluetooth feature. I'll describe my path here. Our two main goals are software and hardware. For software I decided to stick to Wheel Log, as it is open source and I can get all UUIDs and data formats I need from the code. The hardware is a bit tricky. It consists of two parts - sensors and microcontroller. Implementing sensing circuitry is hard - high voltages and currents, small and noisy signals from shunts. I'd better avoid it. So let take a look at the controller board and see what it has. I've marked most important components and connectors. Board name is swk02 and it is build on GD32F130C8T6 MCU and (probably) MPU6881 gyro. There are two empty connector places - F_WRITE and DEBUG. F_WRITE is definitely an SWD interface and is of no use since MCU is locked (I have not tested, though) and can only be erased. DEBUG connector could probably help us a lot. If it will provide required data, there will be no need in building sensing circuitry. Lets connect USB-UART converter and check. Here is the dump I got at baud rate 115200. It has some patterns in it: I'm not sure if baud rate is correct, but at least the dump is not complete garbage like I got at 57600 or 9600. My next step is to make Bluetooth UART to dump data directly to PC for processing. Maybe I'll be able to figure out what bytes stand for what. Two more photos attached.
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    You should have that looked at. LCHL (leg calve hair loss) has been known to affect the top of men”s heads as well.
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    Wev’ve had few warm sunny days just not @Marty Backe weather.
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    Sad story indeed... Once happen, no chance to reverse the time... Thanks for info @RockyTop.
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    The battery level can fluctuate, and hitting 0-percent doesn't necessarily mean that the motor will stop. However, it behooves you to stay closer to 20-mph or less when you're in the 25% or less battery range, if you want to stay safe. And best pay attention to the third alarm and reduce your speed whenever you hear it. If you want to cruise fast, best do that while you have 50+ percent battery level. Otherwise you're rolling the dice.
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    Anyone else starting to permanently lose their calf leg hairs? I don't death grip the wheel either...
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    Its still cold in Toledo. 🌨❄
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    ill usually just ride up somewhat close to them (not dangerously or enough to scare them) and 99 out of 100 times they will hear or know im there and kindly shuffle aside a bit.. bonus for having a kingsong, unless youre totally deaf youre gonna hear that motor lol.. if theres enough room (1.5x the size of the euc) i will pass them going slightly faster than they are walking.. if for whatever reason they dont hear me at all ill cough or clear my throat or something lol, if not ill just ride behind them until the chance to pass comes up.. i dont have a problem going walking speed or slower if i have to
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    Ah...you must have missed the news that only EUCs are permitted in downtown Toledo on a Sunday’s. I did pass a few strangers that were not familiar with the statute. When it starts turning warmer the crowds will return.
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    It's like you have the whole city to yourself Either people don't like to walk outside in your city or .....?
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    They sometimes get punched in the face too Now that's funny
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    Here are the results of my long awaited mountain stress test of the KS18XL. It has better low-end torque than the MSX but runs much hotter than the MSX. It succumbs to Overheat Hill.
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    Untrue. I bought my Z10 from freemotion since ewheels doesn’t carry the Z series. The first Z10 I received from them was dead on arrival. The free motion customer service literally texted my phone the whole time and walked me through trying to revive it but it didn’t work. So they sent me out a second Z and took back the old one free of charge (as a good company should). Also has a warranty.