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  1. 13 points
    Trial in small abandoned quarry
  2. 11 points
    Here's a couple of pictures from our awesome 47-mile ride around Southern California. Here we are in from of the Queen Mary, from the left: @YoshiSkySun, @who_the. Nicolas, @Jrkline "Wheel Whisperer", Miles Garnier, @Sam Clegg, @Tanabe, me, and Vano. And here, at the bottom of one of the Los Angeles cement rivers. Notice all of the Gotway goodness - 7 MSX's, an ACM, and a Monster.
  3. 9 points
    Enjoying the sun in San Diego.
  4. 7 points
  5. 7 points
    Good work @houseofjob & all the other NYC Riders, The New Yorker is current running an EUC Themed ad campaign. Credit for the find goes to Pedro Ferreira over at the EUC FB site.
  6. 7 points
    Update on the Z10 , definitely a beast of a machine takes bumps nice and is a super smooth ride ,i started at 30psi which felt nice but i did have a couple of occasions where the wheel wobbled following some cracks in the pavement so i let a bit of pressure out, still a nice ride but i think I'll have to play a bit but either way it's still nice, i did just over 20 miles with 27% left and I've raced it, i hit the beeps a few times ,, easily done tbh it's sturdy , it's definitely a different ride but in a nice way , it's harder work going around corners but it's getting more natural ,,my second day,, only thing that lets it down is the braking it's good on nice long flat roads but going down hill if i had to make a sudden brake in an emergency i wouldn't trust it to much , turning at slow speed is as smooth as butter it feels and looks so elegant turning in circles/figure of 8s ,overall I'm glad i choose this as my second wheel such a fun wheel , here's a video I've done ,i found a little track 😊 bare in mind it's only my 2nd ride 😁
  7. 6 points
    Here is part 2 of the Balboa Park ride
  8. 6 points
    On my ride around Cambridge, England yesterday I finally got a chance to video this clock. This is the 3rd time I've seen it but I was wearing gloves under Flexmasters the first two time, so I couldn't operate my phone. Watch carefully for the second "hand" its a blue light that whizzes around the outside every second, to pause briefly before whizzing around again. Watch for it at the 6 second position, moving around to the 14 second position. Time? 11:32. Hard to tell scale, but from top to bottom its about 8 feet high
  9. 6 points
    Well, here's my technique....I just get on and ride. If I wanted to get into ALL the dynamics of the vehicle, I'd take up flying again. My brain hurts just from reading all this stuff
  10. 6 points
    This point times 1,000%! PSI (pounds per square inch) is not an absolute measure!!! It's dependent on all force variables between the rider and the tire air cavity (tire compound elasticity, tire thickness, total rider load) in which the inner air pressure needs to counteract in order to keep a certain desired tire shape resistance when under load. This is why it mystifies me that people toss around PSI's like T-shirt sizes *smh. Unless we have the same Exact conditions (wheel, tire setup, rider load) PSI will always vary!! Sorry, I fundamentally don't believe in hard braking, as there is seldom a situation you can't combine S-curves and spreading out braking force. But yes, all the Z10 production firmwares to date have exhibited fairly weak-ish braking, in favor of the increased forward performance we saw when Ninebot updated the Z from the previous beta pre-prod firmwares, which, though not Gotway strong, did exhibit better braking than the current Z firmware. I believe hope that Ninebot is only taking a temporary break from Z firmware revisions, and will eventually roll out better braking to match the forward performance. This would make sense, as we know that "harder", or better, sharper acceleration And braking carry the engineering issues of higher current spikes to deal with when tweaking the control board programming, and the fact that the Z is 14S, thus dealing with higher current values in general, don't help this cause I think. As @Darrell Wesh says (and is the common refrain here on the forums) it's not the wheel, it's the technique! I personally have no clue though how all of you are braking with both knees having even the slightest of bends to both of them simultaneously, especially near max speeds. My tried-and-true anti-wobble braking technique involves a.) offset/diagonal hips, and b.) driving my weight into a dominant & locked braking leg. When I'm trying to brake dramatically from near max speeds, I will lock my dominant braking leg, while I drop back that corresponding hip (other hip and leg are very slightly more forward in comparison, which make the overall hips and torso planes face towards the locked leg side, instead of being perfectly perpendicular with the wheel's forward motion vector). Then, I will drive my weight into this locked braking leg from that corresponding hip. The other counterbalancing leg can be bent or locked as well, but it's important to focus more weight onto the dominant & locked braking leg with that dominant-side hip. I will then alternate this motion, switching locked dominant leg sides, combined with S-curves if I need a very dramatic speed reduction. This technique works IMHO because it stabilizes the wheel forces by dampening the alternating motion created when wobbling by keeping the braking force consistent to one side. Also, applying force to a locked leg / "lever" will transmit braking force (or any force in general) much better than a bent leg. Actually, in general, even for forward acceleration, I alternate locked leg to locked leg, driving force into that leg from my corresponding hip. When done quickly, this allows you to get much better acceleration than a simple and single prolonged lean; what I term "pumping the acceleration".
  11. 6 points
    It's always important to qualify tire pressure recommendations by telling us your weight. As an example, 20-psi might be perfect for a guy that weighs 140-pounds but not so good for a 200-pound person.
  12. 6 points
    There is always two sides to every story... And some sides with more colourful language than others. Before this thread goes nuclear, perhaps we should remember that this forum is a place of harmony and zen-like appreciation for the single-wheeled self-balancing deity that we all serve.
  13. 5 points
  14. 5 points
    TN Code Title 55 - Motor and other Vehicles. 55 - 53 - 102 to 55 - 53 - 105 May be restricted only to the same extnet as bicycles are restricted. It vaguely discibes a Segway but is loose enough to discribe an EUC. One park ranger said "the code says two wheels" I said it can have two wheels as long as they are not tandom. You know? As long as one is not in front of the other? He said, Oh? OK. I told him technically it covers segways too but those things are so big and heavy! I would hate to get hit by one of those things. Ha ha ha. The 5 or so times I have pulled up the code no one else has questioned it and sent me on my way.
  15. 5 points
    Yeah, me too. It had been ~1 week since using it last and when I turned it on, the battery was at 90-percent. What the hell was Ninebot thinking? What exactly is consuming the power?
  16. 5 points
    I worry something must be wrong with my Z being I have not experienced any issues so far. Now I’m cursed.
  17. 5 points
    I dare anyone to call me a nerd; double dare them 💀🤛. There. Having vented I feel much calmer. I can go now and finish building my new PC with tranquility .
  18. 5 points
    Another thread successfully hijacked. My work here is done.
  19. 5 points
    Because you have so much opportunity to do that where you live...
  20. 5 points
    Update on the Z10 , definitely a beast of a machine takes bumps nice and is a super smooth ride ,i started at 30psi which felt nice but i did have a couple of occasions where the wheel wobbled following some cracks in the pavement so i let a bit of pressure out, still a nice ride but i think I'll have to play a bit but either way it's still nice, i did just over 20 miles with 27% left and I've raced it, i hit the beeps a few times ,, easily done tbh it's sturdy , it's definitely a different ride but in a nice way , it's harder work going around corners but it's getting more natural ,,my second day,, only thing that lets it down is the braking it's good on nice long flat roads but going down hill if i had to make a sudden brake in an emergency i wouldn't trust it to much , turning at slow speed is as smooth as butter it feels and looks so elegant turning in circles/figure of 8s ,overall I'm glad i choose this as my second wheel such a fun wheel , here's a video I've done ,i found a little track 😊 bare in mind it's only my 2nd ride 😁
  21. 5 points
    We have occasional shipped Wheels to Australia, but it really would be better to refer sales to a local Dealer. Besides the very expensive shipping, the Customer has to complete a special import license application, a formality, but a necessary one... Completing the application would be the same for one Wheel as it would be for a full container load of them. ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Vehicle Imports <Imports.Vehicle@infrastructure.gov.au> Date: Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 7:58 PM Subject: RE: Application for importing an electric-wheel Thank you for your email. Yes, you require import approval to import all self-balancing vehicles (one wheel, electric unicycle etc.) They require import approval for the goods to be released from Customs once they arrive. Australian Customs/Border Protection will not release your vehicles without an import approval. The advice Australian Customs require is your vehicle being granted approval under the non-road vehicle import option. Generally, these devices may be eligible under the NON-ROAD Vehicle Import option. Please see the following link to our website and non-road vehicle import option. Please read all the information on this page, and then scroll down to how to apply and follow those instructions. https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/import_options/orneao.aspx Please note import approval is required for each vehicle every time. Once you’re ready to put in an application you may register on the Client Portal by submitting your details in the Vehicle Import System (VIS Online). If you have any further questions, please contact our Customer Service Centre either by phone 1800 815 272 or email vimports@infrastructure.gov.au. We are available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. I hope that answers your enquiry and we wish you all the best in your application.
  22. 5 points
    @Hunka Hunka Burning Love - WAKE UP!!!
  23. 4 points
    As Marty said: With your weight you definitely should go for a bigger wheel...and more important, with a bigger battery! KS18XL or GW MSX with 1600wh should do the job. With more weight exponentially more power/torque/amps are needed to get you moving AND keeping the wheel upright. So i highly recommend NOT to choose anything below 1000Watthours...
  24. 4 points
    Yes, 11,000 pound winch, It is a street legal rock crawler. 42” tires, air locked Dana 44 axles, atlas twin stick transfer case, custom 4 link suspension, family roll cage, front, side and rear protective slide bars. Rock crawling can be a nice family and community outdoor activity. I ride trails that would be very difficult for a stock Jeep yet easy for this Jeep.
  25. 4 points
    Now I want to open a EUC dealership just so I can call it "Gotway Goodness" Or maybe King Song Kingdom.
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