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  1. This might be the most resemble riding feel with EUC, I assume. FlybipedalWheel ?
  2. Congratulations for your EUC arrived! I am a two-month-old beginner too and remember well about the feeling and ”I don’t think I can do it” moments. The exciting thing I discovered is that my conscious brain thinks it is impossible for me to learn because of negative thought about many reasons such as age, little or no experience with a skateboard or other activities those balance involved, and physical disabilities that I can not walk more than two blocks because of joint pain. However, my muscles and motor neurons of my body magically react with these challenges and I am able to ride now. This is actually an amazing experiences. I just pick up some practices which I can do. I do not push limit too much. If I feel unsafe or scared during certain practices, I just stop and think I am not ready and fine to postpone later. This is a kind of mindset for my learning EUC and works well for me. I practice two to three sessions per day and each session is between 20 min - 1 hr. Initial couple of weeks, I practiced at mainly tennis court in my apartment, then I start riding on the streets. And as everyone suggests safety gears are must be used even if it is slow riding. Using them is good for physical safety as well as mental security. @Mookie, from my experience, if we have no problem with standing by our foot and shift center of gravity by upper body, I think there might be a chance to be able to ride EUC. Other people might disagree, but give him (and his body) a chance to try. And he is fortune to have friends @Mookie working together. (He could try Segway mini Pro as well which is much easier to learn. For Segway mini Pro, however, we need to be more careful on the streets because of instability on road conditions such as bumps. For that matter, actually EUC is much more stable, feel safe and fun! once become able to ride, at least for me. I use both for different occasions)
  3. Congratulations ! I got first EUC in middle of Oct but it was a wrong choice of two-wheels from eBay. Then I got KS16s in early Nov from ewheels.com. I have been thinking that if I got MTen3 as first EUC, it would be great for initial learning and keep enjoying along with new wheel. I am age of 50’s, and have some physical disability (hard to walk more than a couple of blocks or 10 min so I regularly need to use wheelchair or Ninebot S-Segway mini) and very limited to go out for two years. Surprisingly, my joint problem does not affect at all to EUC learning/riding and now after one month, I can ride 10-15 miles easily without rest. Life has changed. I can go out so much more than before. Hope you will become comfortable to ride soon! In early stage of practice, pedals might attack your ankles so I recommend to prepare for it. I use this Ankle guard and this little thing works well with regular shoes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZD3LB2/
  4. @Unventor, Thank you! So in my case, for example, riding small circle of within 1.5m smoothly both left- right- would be one of small goals which I can practice during everyday’s short ride. And like over higher bumps, or other difficult challenges - still can not manage safety when l failed - I do practice at right place. @mrelwood, I installed and used Komoot for iPhone today and it is very good for tracking! Thank you for suggestion.
  5. RockyTop, mrelwood, Thank you so much for advices! They are helpful for me and I will concentrate to ride forward to develop more confidence and practice for bumps from now. And I will try these apps. I will search and install tomorrow!
  6. Hi, All, I start learning EUC 1.5 month ago. First I thought I should try a cheaper wheel because I was not sure if I could ride EUC so I got two-wheels (probably) copy of Inmotion V3 from eBay. After two weeks practice, I could ride it on tennis court pretty well. But it was slow, and low power, and two-wheels, I noticed this is unusable and even felt dangerous on streets because of instability. Worst choice for the first EUC, I guess. After some of research, I bought KS16s from ewheels.com. As you experienced guys imagine, I had to learn it from scratch. So shocked and disappointed but I did about one week practice at tennis court, then I went on streets in early morning like 4:00- after that. Now I can ride on streets mainly pedestrian (with not many people) and bike lane day and night. A little more than 200 miles on KS16s now. I have couple of questions; 1) Is it necessary to do pactice backride or not? Probably much later like a thousand miles ride? Or better to start now? Or no need to worry unless I want to learn as one of challenges like one-leg riding? 2) How about practice of run over bumps like higher than 1 inch? Again, much later? 3) I put thick padding (about half inch) on the top of original pad (side of wheel, KS16s) especially one side (stronger leg) for reducing pain in the beginning and now I feel it helps stabilizing and holding EUC solid on leg. Do I have to reduce padding gradually and eventually remove them all I added? Or it is not necessary if I feel comfortable. I do not see people using such a thick padding on YouTube videos. 4) Riding mode. I am on medium mode now. Do I have to change it to expert mode in the future or it is just a preference? 5) Finally, what is the “standard” tracking, map, gps application in general for EUC? I tried original King Song app, DarknessBot on iOS but Bluetooth often disconnected and apps does not work well. Is it better to buy and use Android instead of iPhone for EUC app (KS16s)? Is there any suggestions of different app I should try on iOS, or Android? Thank you for advance! KaiiN
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