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    Someone’s been spying on my latest project!
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    I don't think warranties cover putting your wheel in the shower.
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    That's exactly what I doing with my PVC pipes. Pro Tip: use foam insulation to keep the pipes from burning your case... like how I did it.
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    Not only that, but, let's be honest, your average "riding on the street or sidewalk" video is just plain boring to watch.
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    That’s just the thing. I, and I imagine most others as well call those ”medium brakings”.
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    Maybe we can fly you around the country to test all of our wheels, since you seem to be the only person that knows how to 'flick' the wheel.
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    Riding the tilt-back is intentional, since it requires a good amount of focus to keep the rider’s balance at the edge of a tilt-back. Not noticing the tilt-back, I would call a non-tiltback. Just like the carpet analogy demonstrates, when we stand with parallel feet, our balance is extremely volatile. Think about how slowly the carpet would have to be drawn out from under our feet in order for us to be able to keep our balance. Let’s call that speed a window of balance. If the tilt-back acceleration is any faster than the window of balance allows, the wheel is able to succesfully accelerate from under us, and make the tilt-back happen as intended, causing us to lean backward and brake. For the tilt-back to be able to accelerate both the rider and the wheel, the tilt-back would have to be slower than the window of balance. The tilt-back on the MSX actually is quite slow, but it is still easily faster than my window of balance allows, so it is fast enough to function as intended. The only situation I can think of where the tilt-back could do what you suspect it did, is if you were already at the verge of an overlean. When trying to accelerate, the capabilities of the wheel were exceeded and the tilt-back was only able to function with a fraction of the power that it intended. But in that case the tilt-back acceleration would be so slow, that it wouldn’t have much effect in your actual speed. Again, the window of balance. How slow would the carpet have to be dragged from under you for you not to notice that the carpet is moving? That is the amount of additional acceleration that could’ve taken place, not more. You mentioned being familiar with the tilt-back especially on your other self-balancing vehicles. My guess is that no tilt-back has gone unnoticed, and no tilt-back has failed to actually tilt the pedals back before. As you said, you haven’t even felt the Ninebot accelerating, just tilting. That’s how easy it is for these vehicles to overcome our window of balance. If I were you, I might set the MCM5 tilt-back somewhere around 10mph, and experiment. There are good power reserves at those speeds, so you could safely test wether you can get the wheel to speed yourself up. I didn’t mention it before, but I am also glad that you didn’t suffer any more damage to yourself! Amazing luck!
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    There's are 3 possibilities: optimistic: I have a defective wheel - aka, my case is an outlier for the 16X. Not likely since with over 900 miles, everything else works fine and there are other people that have been able to pedal dip (such as @redfoxdude @BleepBloopBlop). semi-optimistic: couple of bad batches and/or there are different control boards. cynical: this is universal, affecting all v1.0 16X control boards, but Kingsong is understating this to protect sales + dealing with the expensive warranty process. In my experience working in mega corporations, the textbook play is to admit as little as possible to limit liability and cost. In other words, even if case #3 is true, Kingsong will tell us #2. On the other hand, I do understand it from the corporate side as well: the average user will not take the time to read and understand the nuances of this issue - so why have them panic? Also, perhaps this won't affect the typical rider. People like @Patton250 that average 15 mph, with gentle acceleration - it makes no difference. I really wish we had more user data to draw from and analyse.
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    What's this obsession about? I have shown you mine, now you show me yours? How old are you? It seems you were wrong. That happens. Not everybody is keen to show off what a supreme and flawless rider they think they are. I don't find that surprising. There are quite likely many extremely skillful riders in and outside of this forum without any video online. Or they may have videos on their Facebook/Instagram/whatever account and you may never get to know about them. I, for example, have shared only very few videos and have spent my time rather like this: How to lean: For showing off: 00~ 00~ 00~ 00~ 00~ \ | | _| _/ /\ /| /| / / \ \ / / / \ \ \ | / O O O O O For playing it safe: 00~ 00~ 00~ 00~ | | _| 00~ | /| /| | _| /| / / // __| /_ \\ \ \ \ O O O O O or this:
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    LA EUC Games registered riders please check your email for the details of the event and be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox...
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    Your 18L has a reversing camera??? AWESOME!!! Lately there has been a lot of talk about rain protection. While the EUC Bodyguard will prevent a lot of water getting to the wheel it can't be considered waterproof (as there are too many holes). But... There may be something else brewing in the Roll.nz R&D lab...
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    @mrelwood thank you for having shared that tire. Just installed it like you and it's incredible. Ok it's incredible on offroad but... It's even much better than original on the asphalt to me! What i didn't like about MSX seems to have disappeared: the wheel is not only more stable, it's much more nimble with that tire, what i had not expected!
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    Posture matters a lot, and @Darrell Wesh just explained it better than i could: proper capacity to lower the gravity center gives A LOT of improvements on braking stability and control. But hey guys it's more a sport
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    I also rarely have negative contact with anyone, aside from the odd security guard who is in powermad overdrive. Typically, even they'll ask nicely for me to dismount and I oblige. But I will certainly join in on any effort to increase awareness of and opportunities for EUCs. I feel that casual scooter riders have screwed it up for everyone. Now, anything with a battery and a motor is the devil's work in many people's eyes. Let's be (and encourage other to be) good ambassadors of our little addiction.
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    While passing a pedestrian, you should never be moving fast enough to kill someone, even if they purposely jump out in front of you. When I'm biking, I slow down when passing pedestrians, slow enough that I'm barely overtaking them. It's not that hard. Yes, I have a beef with fast riding cyclists. It's because I've nearly been hit by them, 3 out of the last 6 times I biked casually along one of the most popular multi-use trails in Washington State. Cyclists hauling ass 25 mph over the speed limit. Lol there's even freaking pedestrian lobbying group that formed to address this kind of frequent behavior. It's unreal. Car statistics may have higher pedestrian deaths, but at least there's some semblance of enforcement on roads. Nothing for trails. There are little kids walking on these trails with their parents. It's dangerous. Not every lycra cyclist is an asshole. But every asshole I've encountered on a trail has been a lycra cyclist.
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    A lot of wisdom in this post. Except for photo-ops, when I accelerate I also do more of a crouching motion. Seems intuitive to do so because it just feels safer. But I guess maybe it's not as intuitive as I think And the wobbles from tired muscles is so true. After some strenuous riding I'm always dealing with fighting the wobbles when going down hill. When I'm fresh at the beginning of a ride, wobbles are minimal. Not so much at the end of the day. I really need to start back up on squat exercises to build up my quads again, or as much as I can at my age.
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    Finally got around to filming this. Here's the 16X going ~25 mph. I'm carefully lean-whiplashing it with just my ankles. Before filming this, I estimated the dip was ~30°. And it does indeed look like that.
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    Yes, the V8 is a very nice wheel, but why I should limit myself? There are other EUCs , which let you ride longer, farther, smoother and to places where the V8 fails. The downside is only the weight, if you have to carry it often.
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    I'm a complete beginner so take this with a pinch of salt. Fast and stable suggests an 18" wheel but fast and stable wheels won't be nimble. If you have to carry any of the machines you've mentioned up stairs then an 18" wheel won't be practical either. There seems to be various issues on the 16x and a couple on the Nikola while the MSX doesn't appear to have any issues. If you want reliable and nimble then it might be worth looking at the KS16S but it isn't as fast as the other wheels you mention. At the end of the day you have to ask yourself whether you're the type of guy that wants to do 30mph on a unicycle. Would it be worth giving us your weight and what you intend to use it for? Will you ever need to carry it up stairs? Is budget an issue?
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    Interesting development. This could explain those few over leans that caused Kingsong to throttle early on 1.06 and why some riders are totally happy.
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    You seem to consider tilt-back and speeding up as separate actions, and that the wheel can decide which one to do. When you tested the top speed behaviour at home on a stand, the pedals of course didn’t tilt back despite the tilt-back speed was reached. So the tire obviously has to be on the ground for the tilt-back to work. When the tire is on the ground, what does the mainboard tell the motor to do when it wants to tilt back? Since a tire can only spin faster or slower, it only has those two choices. He’s not. He said that tilt-back doesn’t accelerate the rider. (The carpet example was marvellous!) It might feel that way. But how would that work/happen exactly? Think about a bicycle rider that’s doing a wheelie. If he needs to lift the front end higher, what does he do? That’s right, he accelerates, because that is the only way it can be done when riding on a single tire. But unless the front end is too low already, he doesn’t really gain speed himself.
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    Dunno, I'd be OK with the same helmet requirements as a bicycle. Not something that the police would waste time enforcing.
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    Here is some entertainment for you guys if you haven't seen it already. So imagine this posture at 50km/h and an 8m/s headwind. Or would you just stand straight and tall and hope for the best? The first hill was 25 degrees. The last hill was 30 degrees. Some might call it a hillock.
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    @PogArt Arturso far, although I have been riding in the middle of the night, I have found taxi drivers to be amazingly considerate. There is a road around the corner from me, with parked cars on both sides, and even though an approaching taxi driver can only see my lights, and not be sure what I am riding, they have always stopped to let me go through first. And then have a good stare at me You are right though, I didn't actually think about braking, and not having them! That is something I need to start thinking about before I go out in more traffic. I have been able to ride in the night without ever stopping! I must practice hard braking next. I have been told by a friend who commutes into the city centre here in Manchester, that there are loads of scooters and electric skateboards around in the early morning, all commuting, and he hasn't ever seen anybody being stopped. Which was a pleasant surprise. I am tempted to go out around that time and start riding along with them all on the cycle lanes leading up to the university (which is on the same road leading into the city centre) just to blend in with a few people and see what it's like
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    Nope not really, but I guess I could do it with the Sony FDR-X3000R action cam and its remote screen...so the though is not far off. I don't think it was the rain that did create my issue, but until I know what the dealers investigation of the wheel show. I think it is like eh water carried by the tire to the area of the front rubber piece. BUT that is pure speculations.... Hmm so Roll.nz R&D lab and Amce @Rehab1 inc. are building new things again
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    Haha, that's my thought though
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    I just read that story. Wow, that guy's a piece of work!
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    I've rinsed it off dozens of times before with 0 issues, so it is indeed water resistant as long as you don't impact it (whether it be by a crash, going down stairs, etc). But yes, I wish I knew about the puzzle fit =/ I'm hoping it'll work once things dry up. Just need to get longer tools to open it up and blow dry everything out.
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    I think he is serious which makes it actually funnier than a troll.
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    25μμ ειναι 2.5 πόντοι, κάτι άλλο θα εννοείς. Αν λεύτερη λες για το στοπ του άξονα του πεταλιού και είναι ίδιο με το δικό μου, παίρνει 3/32, 2.3χιλ δηλαδή.
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    You guys are really an interesting and surprising bunch: The new benchmark: W(T)F Watts per Flicks... courtesy of @chrisjunlee This IS the absolute, most relaxing and efficient posture to ride an EUC...
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    That’s exactly how I do it, but the issue is that the cable doesn’t fit inside the tube shaped soldering connector of the XT60. I soldered a few XT60s recently, and I used the AWG 16 and AWG 12 cables since I had them at hand. AWG 12 didn’t fit even close, and I had to cut a third of the strands off before twisting to make it fit in a way that was acceptable for me. I seem to recall that the AWG sizes are not standardized by the conductor thickness, which would make some cables with the same AWG size to be different in diameter. I guess some AWG 12 could fit.
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    That video really is a bad example, what a messy way of doing it Just tin the inside of the XT60, tin the end of the wire and use a very big soldering tip and an iron that can produce a lot of watt (not to be confused with a lot of heat. More watts for the same temperature = an iron that will dissipate that heat better over a bigger surface. No need to go higher than 400C.), and just flow them together. And yes, keeping them plugged in is a good idea.
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    Was you doing this when you crashed, In your video you said i was asking for that one,,, why,, what did you do?
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    Can you give us more info what happened , the lights was moving just before you crashed was you trying to ankle kick the pedals? The wheel was still on when you crashed so it didn't cut out, did the pedals just dip forward and go limp? Thanks for the upload maybe you can give more info if possible or does anyone have any thoughts? Ps soon as you started riding again you was going 27mph didn't anything concern you?
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    So stoked! We have reached 40 riders. If you still want to register for the games, please do so and you'll be on the list to get in should someone pull out...Much thanks to @Kai SoscelesEwheels' @Jason McNeil, EUCO.us' @Rose Song Wang and @Jeffrey Scott Will, @Rehab1, the Glydiators and @Lutalo, @who_theand Miles Garnier with Pevra, & @Marty Backe for your support and collaborations!
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    I collided with a van last Monday and have broken feet and ankles, bruised ribs and whiplash to show for it. I was properly geared up and wearing Air Jordan high tops - it could have been so much wore. I have secured legal representation!
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    In a "normal" tiltback scenario, as @Mono wrote the should accelerate (to come a bit in front of you/your centre of gravity) and should not accelerate "you" more... Yes, (again) as @Mono said, a wheel can only increase or decrease the motor torque and by this accelerate or decelerate. To change the pedal tilt angle upwards it has to accelerate (relatively to the rider) to come a bit in front of the rider. Maybe, maybe not - speed is very relative and humans have no real absolute speed feeling. We feel acceleration and estimate speed by this acceleration and experience (how fast things pass by, wind noise/feel, ...) This is exactly how i think a "normal/perfect" tiltback is and should happen. I just know from a one time experience (way back with my 9bot1 E+) when i accelerated too fast into the tiltback and the tiltback hit me absolutely off guard. The first part, that the wheel accelerates relatively too me until the pedal tilts upwards happened "instantly" - but my reaction was not to lean back, brake or fall off the back. I desperately tried to keep my balance on the wheel, since i had some slight forward lean this happened on the tips of the pedal -> so the wheel had to accelerate more and the second step of tiltback was engaged (afair 9bot1 e+ had something ~7° and ~15° as the two tiltback "phases/steps"). Just then i forced myself to relax and lean back and brake. +1 +1. If you look at my posts i never wrote "more likely" but "a bit earlier happening". From the current(torque) over speed diagram one is already going towards the limit, which happens to be "just a bit behind" the tiltback threshold. So the increasing torque brings one a bit faster to the limit, as it would happen anyhow. That was all i imo wrote (or at least tried to write). Regarding this whole tiltback "theory" i just have also another hypthesis "sleeping in the back parts" of my brain. I had two incidents (one with my KS16C and one with my KS16S) where the wheel was "stopped/delayed" a bit by a small bump (road uneveness) so i fell forward, was trying to decide to just slam into the asphalt or if i should "jump", when the wheel started to give it's best and pushed me up again. So as more and more seen with the new high performance wheels how people do some real forward lean - if this is "about" the riders position once tiltback "tries" to set in with additional acceleration the wheel has as good as no chance to come in front of the rider "whithin an instant". It's just pushing him forward and "tilting the rider a bit up". So i'm very interested in a detailed description/explanation of @maltocs wording "it seemed to sudden accelerate me more"! Other thoughts of mine are, as the MCM5 is a very "torquy" but "just" medium powerfull wheel and as before hitting the motor limit the wheel feels a bit "mushy" and seems to have less power that the tiltback acceleration (torque increase) is already very hindered and so the wheel just can accelerate a bit more and not really "zip" in front of one? All the EUC firmwares (/firmware developers seem) do not have any idea of the motor limits - there are no "overlean" limit dependend alarms,tiltbacks or whatsoever. Even tiltback is implemented very poorly, so that one gets the "tiltback of death" if one accelerates to fast into it - just a very simple speed threshold. The GW 80% beep (3rd alarm) already has to be seen as a huge innovation... Seems to take some time until such "finesse" will be available - until now manufacturers seem to be still struggling to keep the basic functionality safely running ...
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    This I don't understand. The only thing the motor can do is put more torque or less torque. If the motor is at its limit torque it doesn't matter whether the controller asks for tiltback, the motor will stay on its limit torque and not be able to speed up (i.e. lift the pedals). If it is not at its torque limit it will increase the torque which can only prevent an overlean. Only this added torque can then lead to a speed up (of the wheel, not of wheel and rider) which only then will decrease the torque limit while already more torque was applied. What am I missing? Then why would you even fuel these rumours? Surely enough @maltocs chose exactly this scenario as the only possible cause of his overlean.
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    Sorry no. The tiltback had nothing to do with your accident(1). It will happen the same with tiltback disabled - please be careful! Exactly - the solution is to accelerate slowly and carfully at higher speeds! If you accelerate hard to the limit with the V10 you'd most probably won't get/notice any tiltback before overleaning. Like with the last reported KS18Xl overlean... Edit: (1) In reality there are three different scenarious: -1- One accelerates so hard, that one hits the motor limit below tilt back speed - then there is not tiltback starting and hence nothing happening by/beeing influenced by the tiltback. One just overleans.... -2- For less accelerations but still high burdens there is a "small" area, where tiltback speed is very close to the motor limit. If one "accelerates" into this "area" the tiltback tries to accelerate the wheel (so the pedals tilt up) and by this the motor limit is hit a fraction of a second earlier. But one would have hit it anyway just this fraction of a second later by accelerating. So no real difference... If one is very "sensitive/experienced" and feels this extra acceleration by the tiltback starting to do this extra acceleration one could see this as last warning and try to break immedeately. Could give one a last chance - maybe everything is happening too fast and imperceptible in such a situation that it just doesn't matter -3- One is in the region with enough safety (torque) margin once tilt back kicks in. Then one just gets a tiltback. Nothing more, nothing less. The reason many GW drivers disable the tiltback (beside wanting to reach new speed records) is because the faster one accelerates into the tiltback the stronger it tilts the pedals. This can be very discomforting, especially at higher speeds. On the other side on should consider that without such a discomforting tiltback with such accelerations an overlean is just some seconds (if even a full second) away...
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    I swear I've repeated all this at least 15 times in various threads and DMs in the past month. The power of video 🤣.
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    It's not a safety feature, nor am I accelerating past the cut off speed I own the 16X and Nikola 100V (and MCM5 and mten3). My 18XL experience: I tried out a local rider's 18XL weeks ago, and I immediately pedal dipped it. I estimate I was going 15-20 mph. It was a shocking to me - I did not expect it to be so underpowered compared to the 16X. For safety reasons, I'm doing it by flicking my ankles - I can also do it by leaning, but then I won't be able to move back fast enough, so I'll faceplant. Think of it as rocking forward and pre-emptively and immediately backing off - I'm playing with fire edging that faceplant.
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    update sept 19 for those interested, V5F for 336.33€ with gearbest, best price saw since a long time
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    Officially have the training wheels off. Rode from downtown to work in oak park (9 miles). Yes going through west chicago isn't the best, but you can meet some crazy people for sure. The conversation is pretty hilarous with how animated some of these guys are. So lesson learned, wanna make friends with gangbangers and drug dealers ride a EUC through west chicago!!!!
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    ...unless of course they own half a dozen of those to choose from...and are not being obsessively possessive about them A wheel that I am afraid of letting drop is IMHO a questionable investment, but of course to each their own. I have had several novices riding the EUC within minutes, both, children and adults. I would say almost 10% of those who want to try fall into this category. OK, I can see where the fear of amateurs teaching themselves comes from then
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    I guess getting sued for anything and everything is a cultural issue of the US of America and does not really apply to most of the rest of the world. Equipped with common sense but without experience of training people I neither can see nor have experienced a particular risk in putting any(!) willing person on an EUC, as long as I am close by and the person is not above my own weight class. Of course I assume that the EUC may be dropped and this is obviously on my own risk as they cannot possibly know. My EUC drops a couple of times a day anyways when I play or practice and indeed it happens with beginners once in a while too. I wonder if any of us wouldn't know that
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