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  1. I actually welcome a bit of criticism as it lets me know what to improve so feel free comment on anything - preferably on the web page rather than me - I'm well past the age where I'm going to change (or care) I'm guessing you're talking about the fastest wheels report? That just lists the wheels with the fastest speeds as declared by the manufacturer. The data for the wheels is just entered by people so sometimes wheels are missing. I couldn't see the RS in there but feel free to insert it (it only takes a minute).
  2. I'd look at the V10F. It's lighter and cheaper than the 16X but you won't feel like a circus elephant on a tricycle like you will on the Mten3.
  3. I have no idea but I believe the top speed advertised by the manufacturers is around 42mph. The free spin speed, where you just lift the wheel up and see how fast the wheel goes round, is 65mph. Top speeds on EUCs aren't always tested scientifically - what weight was the rider (the standard test rider is 70kg)? was the rider seated? was the test on level ground? was there a following wind? was there independent verification? Was the youtuber just trying to get views? The Sherman would of been a better example to mention, that's 35kg and it apparently does 50mph. I did a simple chart
  4. The Monster Pro has a top speed of 45mph with a 70kg rider, if you're a big guy then it's probably 40mph. That's no where near the 75mph this guy was asking for. The weight of wheels goes up in a fairly linear way with speed: a v5f weighs 12kg and does 16mph, a V10f is 21Kg and 25mph, the V11 is 27kg and 35mph, the Monster Pro is 40kg and 42mph. It follows that a wheel capable of 75mph is going to weigh at least 75kg. Try taking that wheel round the local supermarket or out the back of your car or up a few stairs or even doing a U-turn in the street. Yet you bought the MSP?? or is you
  5. If you want to have redundancy then you have to have double the components. Actually, you'll probably need to triple the components so if 2 gyros give different numbers then the 3rd can outvote the bad gyro. Obviously all this increases the cost of the wheel. I'm also not sure I'd trust the Chinese to produce a system that's more reliable by going this route. If you want a wheel capable of 75mph then you'd need much more powerful motors, batteries etc. As well as hugely increasing the cost of the wheel this will also make the wheel ridiculously heavy. That in turn would make the wheel useless
  6. I've crashed an awful lot of motorbikes, in fact I'd say I'm a bit of an expert at it , and I'd say the nature of motorbike crashes are completely different to EUC crashes. Even on the road, in most motorcycle crashes you'll just slide down the concrete and as you say, unless you do something silly, you tend to walk away with just bruises. The big difference is you tend to have a little control before the crash that allows you to slow down or avoid oncoming trucks or just stand out the saddle to avoid getting tangled in the handle bars etc. With EUC crashes there's no preparation, one moment y
  7. I don't think I'd trust any warranty from a Chinese manufacturer. Warranties from local resellers operating from their garage are only slightly better. Besides, after you've crashed a few times, who's to say the problem was with manufacturing or the damage you've inflicted to the wheel. It takes nearly all day to ride 100 miles - I don't think having a 10 minute recharge time would make the slightest difference to anyone on such a wheel. There are wheels already with 100 miles range, nearly 50 mph top speed and priced at $2.5k yet you haven't bought one so why would you buy one at $4k???
  8. I wasn't putting you down for riding a V8 (I'm on a 16S which isn't much different). I was just trying to point out that companies try to build wheels that people will actually buy and the V8 is one of the most sold EUCs ever made. I'd picture the market for $4k wheels as being almost negligible. Would you buy one even if it could reach 50mph and have a range of 100 miles? 50mph sounds like fun but you'd have to have a screw loose to hit that speed on a unicycle and what would happen if the car in front happens to slam on it's brakes? Similarly a 100 mile range sounds great until you try and l
  9. You talk about wanting 100 mile range, 50 mph speed and that you're happy to pay $4K for it but, when I look at what you're actually riding, it's a V8. If you really need those type of specs then there are plenty of electric motorbikes and scooters that come pretty close.
  10. To be fair, my comment was in jest but not putting in units makes it harder to read for those not in the same room as you. Not everybody understands that Canadians use the metric system except where they use imperial. I'll admit I drives me crazy when places like the US have gallons but they're different sized gallon to those used elsewhere. Having a few standards does avoid embarrassing mistakes like building a railway across America and finding when the two tracks meet in the middle that they've used different sized railway gauges. It even still happens now - I believe an American Mars orbit
  11. It might be worth putting in some units like lbs/kg and kph/mph
  12. Why do you think their software is better than KS, Gotway/Begode or Veteran?
  13. There must be something wrong with me Shane. I've liked two of your posts already this morning.
  14. I'd go with this as well. Both wheels might be great for certain situations but not for learning to ride. Get something like a V10F and learning will be a pleasant experience.
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