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    Sorry for the error, I meant to write "scraped" not "touched." I'm glad you asked about running off. I'm never truly running this fast, that would be impossible. I'd be running instead of wheeling . One of the things you can practice is transferring your FORWARD momentum into UPWARD momentum. Your knees should always be bent, especially at speed. So in the case of a spill, your first step is more of an upward leap. Imagine how pole vaulting works - your first step is similar to the planting of the pole. So from the first step you've gained some air, but slowed your speed immensely. The remaining steps should be runnable or rollable, or if not much more manageable. There's a reason why parkour athletes are able to jump off of 3 story buildings - if you fell flat you'd be dead. There is a skill to learning how to redistribute your uncontrollable velocities and make them manageable. Riding should never be truly relaxed, it's a very athletic thing. But if you keep your energy in the balls of your feet and your knees, I think you'll find falling a little easier to handle. Always be ready for a bail. Road rash is kinda part of the game, but so is knowing your limits. Skidding is one of the best things you can do.
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    I appreciate you bringing up these points. One of my 4 ACMs had an intermittent cut-out issue caused by a loose connector (discovered after the 3rd cut out). Ran it out or tucked and rolled each time, until I went in and discovered the issue. In these cutouts my body never actually touched the ground, even though the fastest cutout was clocked at 23mph (before the power spike). I will never test the top speed of any wheel, especially if I have doubts about its reliability. Most wheels have problems at launch, but MSX never did. Unless I'm mistaken, I think it's still considered the most reliable wheel launched. I had these things in mind before heading out on this ride. Happy wheeling!
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    Thanks for the feedback @erk1024 ! I'm responding because I think your comment might confuse people, my conditions weren't quite so dire. If I ever felt like I was beyond my capabilities as a rider, I would have slowed down or stopped. I knew I'd never be out of cell service and I share my location with my friends. I've been riding wheels for over 4 years, and before that I did downhill longboarding for 4 years; where you don't have brakes and you're moving even faster. Part of this was practicing parkour, learning how to fall safely onto non-vital areas. I spent hours intentionally throwing myself at the ground, and my worst injury to date has been road rash. I made a post about the art of falling on the forums in 2015, and I still suggest everyone practice these techniques. It's also important to note that wide angle lenses exaggerate speed. I note my slower speed in the video at 8:34. I weigh 165 fully clothed, and I was averaging 25mph which is well within the limits of the wheel. But since I recorded this video a year ago, I've had my 30mph seated spill on a Griffith Park community ride due to a massive pothole. I ride a bit more conservatively now, but again: with proper technique, my worst injury has been road rash.
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    Hey guys! It's been a while since I've visited the forum. This is a video from the first ride of my MSX a year ago that I never put together. For those that don't know me I've been riding about 4 years, and my previous daily wheel was an ACM. I chose a trail with a huge variety of terrain, including pavement, dirt trail, deep mud, wooden bridge, sweeping turns, and steep hills. I have since upgraded to a 1600Wh battery from the ACM. Enjoy!
  5. Man oh man...I have a shoot starting at 11. Also, lots of car troubles. Sorry it couldn’t work out this time
  6. I’m also in video and have yet to find a good use for my wheels on set, other than wheeling heavy objects across the desert during shoots. We needed to charge batteries one time and our generator was about a quarter mile away, half mile round trip. Took about a minute for me to ride over and grab spares, versus almost 10 if someone was walking. An EUC isn’t useful enough for solid gimbal use unless the camera is moving at a jogging pace. In which case you can only be riding in a straight line, and probably not indoors. And you’d be shooting MOS anyway...right @Asphalt?
  7. Working on a music video this Sat/Sun. Have fun guys! Keep an eye out for potholes!
  8. So....I've owned four ACMs now They're my favorite wheel because they have the best balance of speed, torque, and range in a super comfortable, compact package. I've had the ACM 820Wh, ACMs+ 1300Wh, an ACM2 1300Wh, and now another ACM2 1600Wh. What does Ariana Grande say? I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.
  9. Hmm... @Marty Backe I may have to try this before you get rid of it...I always loved the 14" size. Let me know if you get rid of it by the next group ride I make it to! Ah, finally getting rid of your Zero too? I was sad to see mine go Got so beat up I sold it for $50 Amazon gift card. Now I can't let go of that ACM power though
  10. @Everwanderer Hey! I'm down in LA. I'll be posting a blue 1300Wh ACMv2 (with Tesla motor) early next week. 0 miles on the wheel, new in box. I also have a black 1300Wh ACMv2 (also with Tesla motor) I can be convinced to let go of with ~550 miles. Includes bolt-on trolley handle. Since you're a new user I'll send you a PM now!
  11. Hey guys! I'm feeling fine, no pain from bruising. Road rash, however, is the absolute worst... @Nick McCutcheon Thanks for the wishes For those without context, I hit a pothole riding seated at about 30mph, denting my rim. Caught about 2 feet of air, almost stuck the landing, but couldn't quite swing it. Slid on my ass about 20 feet, destroying my favorite pair of pants This is a photo from shortly after: Then here's our group photo from the top. Fantastic turnout! So great meeting everyone, I won't be able to make the Queen Mary ride but have fun guys!
  12. I don't know if anyone's posted this, but if anyone wants to pick up the Nikola it's for sale on eBay...for $20,000 https://www.ebay.com/itm/GotWay-new-unicycle-Nikola-17-inch-electric-unicycle/254060376725?hash=item3b272db295:m:mdLMBVIDRmZAz0XMsFapFDg:rk:16:pf:0
  13. @Jason McNeil @Chriull Awesome! I'll definitely keep this in mind. Great offer for people in the community, thanks for providing this!
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