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About Retrovertigo

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  1. I'm using a motocross style helmet at the moment, made by a company called Astone, and though I really like the comfort of it, the wind noise is appalling. I'm convinced it's because they have that peak on them. I'm tempted to just go for a regular motorcycle helmet instead. I had seen a few shown at CES this year that had head up displays etc. But then found out they will be costing anywhere up to £2000 ($2300)!!! So that idea went out the window pretty quickly!!
  2. @ShanesPlanet It's pretty much impossible to find anywhere safe where I live. I'm so close to the city centre, and also the university that there aren't any quiet places. Even the parks always have a ton of people walking around in them. Just have to make the best of it really
  3. I really think a tether is totally dependant on where you live. I live a couple of miles from the city centre so every road I ride on has traffic, pedestrians and parked cars. I couldn't afford to come off and let me wheel just roll off and possibly hit a pedestrian, parked car, or go under the wheels of a vehicle or motorbike. Now I'm comfortable on the wheel I obviously take my chances. But while learning I think it would have held me back as I'd have been terrified of being sued!
  4. I bought a reasonably good quality yoga mat and then cut out pieces as needed to fit my wheel and attached it with double sided Gorilla tape. I also used a tether attached to the central handle, and it all seems to have done the trick. Hopefully you can see from the photo where I stuck it in all the places I felt would have contact with the ground. It's actually pretty comfortable to have my leg against as well when I am pushing off to start. I keep meaning to remove the yoga mat pieces now, and stick on the actual padding that comes with a Z10. But every time I go to do it, I think "hmmmmmm, am I tempting fate" and leave it on
  5. Oh wow.....heart sank a little at the title I'm 55 (will be 56 on July 4th...make a note people ) and have been learning how to ride for the last 6 months or so. I must admit that I did have a slight advantage in that I knew how to ride a traditional unicycle, so my balance for a single wheel was there to some degree. But even if I hadn't had that previous experience, I don't think it would have been too difficult to learn, and it really is life changing. It's such a unique vehicle to ride. And my daughter thinks I'm the coolest thing since sliced bread, as do my grandkids whenever they have friends round, they stick on my YouTube channel and show them my videos I'm still a bit wobbly starting off, but that is improving all the time. I haven't even ridden that far from home yet, but it is so freeing and exhilarating, even just riding around the local areas. Don't think twice....get one
  6. I usually wear Skechers, as I have mentioned many times here But I did think about protecting my ankles. They are already busted up from a motorcycle accident, and I do find wearing boots to be uncomfortable to say the least. So I went looking for a more basketball shoe type thing, and found these DAINESE Motorcycle shoes on sale. The style may not be to everyone's tastes, and the inner sole is certainly not as soft as any Skechers I own. But they do offer nice protection around the ankle. One benefit is actually that the sole is quite stiff.....these are not designed for walking in really. But I find that stiffness quite nice on the pedals while riding. This is them - should have been something like £140, but are in their winter sale for £70 I believe it was.
  7. Received mine today. As I was warned by @GyroRideRz(I'm sorry I don't know your name?) they aren't a massive departure from the V1's. But, they are different enough where I wanted them to be.....they are wider at the wrist opening. The difference between putting gloves inside your sleeves or over them can't be overstated at this time of year. I have included this pic so that people wondering can see a comparison. I also believe that the cloth part of the glove (the red bit) is a harder wearing material than the V1's? It feels more robust, or maybe it is just the texture? Either way it feels better to me Overall, really pleased so far. Not had a chance to use them much, but they feel just like the old ones did once they are on, and I was over the moon with the V1's Oh and no issues using them with a touchscreen. I think I saw someone say they had a bit of a problem with the V1's. I have just tried these with my phone and also my new Lemfo smart watch and they work fine so far!
  8. It isn't really a concern for me as long as it runs the handful of apps that I need. It did say the Ninebot app wasn't compatible, so I went to apkmirror and downloaded the apk file and the Ninebot app works just fine. I found that a lot with my old android tablet, apps saying they weren't compatible, but I'd grab the apk and install them and they would work just fine.
  9. I've just received my Lemfo Lem T which is essentially the exact same watch. I intend to flash the firmware to the TicWris though, just to get it's few added benefits.
  10. My new toy finally arrived It's the Lemfo Lem T watch. I can't seem to focus the camera on my phone though, no idea what is wrong with it.
  11. There is actually a thread here somewhere discussing shoes. I go with Skechers every time. The memory foam insole makes all the difference for me. It really stops my feet aching as much as they did when I first started. Though I must admit, as I have been buying protective gear - especially a couple of DAINESE jackets - I have been contemplating buying some DAINESE motorcycle shoes (not boots) just to see what they are like, plus the extra protection they give over a regular shoe. Oh and I didn't capitalise DAINESE, the forum did!!
  12. Received my dispatch notice yesterday so hopefully not long now. Just one thing if I may, could you make the emails in both French and English if possible?
  13. Certainly if I am one of the first to receive them I'll happily do a comparison Really looking forward to receiving them
  14. Awww, what a shame that they are in the U.K where I am, and have to be shipped abroad only to have a pair shipped back to me
  15. I would imagine it will be any day now, as I received an email the other day asking me to review them!
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