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  1. houseofjob

    Dualtron II EX

    That's the drawback about the DTII, you cannot source a knobby tire alternative in that tire size AFAIK.
  2. The idea of the staggered stance I previously mentioned is just one of many ways to get you to not stay stationary in one stance, which is what creates any kind of foot/leg pain in the first place. (I've actually moved on to a different, more versatile stance/technique that suits me better now) I've said this on the forums before, but if you've ever had to stay on your feet for multiple hours on end (shopping, car shows, theme parks, working as a store greeter, security guard, etc.), you'll notice that, when staying stationary, you start shifting the majority of your weight intuitively back and forth between legs, to minimize pain. EUC is no different. The easiest way to implement this for EUC is to be constantly carving (constant leg-to-leg weight transfer). Remember, even going straight can be comprised of many small turns, ala skiing. In the beginning, newbie EUC riders tend to stay flat-footed, with paralleled/mirrored feet, only whole body turning, side-to-side, with no real offset shifting of weight from leg-to-leg. Not only is this an inferior way to turn (limited turning radius), but there is no significant weight compensation transfer happening to alleviate foot pain after/during long rides. The first step IMHO is to learn how to get your feet mobile (on-the-go) in order to adjust for the optimal position. The only way I've found to do this is to pivot the feet around in patterns of left-heel-up-AND-right-toe-up, then switch and repeat until each foot is in the desired positioning. Staggered / Offset "Board" EUC Stance: This stance is a great way to easily start emphasizing this feeling of shift in weight balance, leg-to-leg. Here, we are somewhat imitating the way a skateboarder or snowboarder stands facing one side or the other on their board. One foot is slightly more towards the front of the respective pedal (toes can be hanging off the edge), while the other foot is slightly more towards the back of the respective pedal (heel can be hanging off the edge). Both feet and torso will face slightly to the left (Goofy position, left foot is more back) or right (standard position, right foot is more back). Both legs should be spread in a stable, diagonally-sitting A-shape, where, depending on body and wheel dimensions, the legs most likely will barely, if at all, touch the wheel side pads. Remember, even if the wheel dimensions change, your body does not; place your feet wide and stable according to your body physics, not those of the wheel, even if your feet hang a little off the pedals (within reason). Because the feet are split with legs in an open A-shape, this de-emphasizes placing equal weight in each feet where, obviously, the more front foot carries more weight when leaning and going forward, and the rear foot carries more weight when braking and going backwards. Braking / changes in speed can be quicker in this position as well, as you can instantly shift your weight to the other leg. In contrast, when your legs are relatively together / in the same place for the more common paralleled / mirrored 11's feet positioning, your pivot bases are limited to the shorter distance between heels and toes, so the change of weight equilibrium needs to involve the full movement of re-leaning your hips / torso and/or legs, which by itself is much slower. The only drawback to this positioning is that it favors one turn direction over the other, and creates a blind-side, ala skateboarding / snowboarding.
  3. houseofjob

    NYC EU group

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  4. @Electroman it's not an isolated incident, we've had riders here in NYC break or show signs of breakage on their ACM-style pedals. They're just not engineered very well, to little structural support, combined with being too wide (i.e. distance of the pedal perpendicularly away from the EUC body), which creates more torque on the pedals themselves.
  5. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    You can always ride past full tiltback / max beeps (Gotway), but you are riding blind, never know when the wheel will cutout from high speed cutout (based on power vs rider weight). So technically, yes, you can always ride higher than the stated max speed, but all of the EUC companies that don't let you disable tiltback (i.e. non-Gotway) are software-restricting your max speed sans tiltback to create a safety buffer. I've watched plenty of popular EUC YouTube channels where simply the wrong details are stated...... just saying.
  6. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    @Steef Klonoa yes, salt & cold are not issues specific to just the Z10, they apply to all wheels. All EUC's are pretty safeguarded by the inner plastic housing facing the tire/motor assembly, so I wouldn't worry about salt infiltration, unless you're submerging your wheel in saltwater.... but you shouldn't be submerging your wheel anyways, salt or no salt. (the only concern there would be is the wheel motor housing and large tire-facing heatsink possibly rusting, but I imagine there might be some coating for that(?)) Freezing temperature is more about the lithium batteries and artificially reduced capacity. I'm sure you've experienced the phenomenon where cell phone batteries will show a reduced battery percentage meter, but then go back up when warming up indoors. If your battery is low enough in percentage and outside in freezing temps, your phone can shut off. EUC's are no different, as it is the same lithium ion battery tech. For freezing conditions, I would advise topping up the battery every chance you get, and limiting the durations of your trips between going indoors.
  7. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I fixed your sentence 💩 woah new poo emoji... kinda liked the older one,.. oh well.
  8. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Love the enthusiasm! ..... but not totally sure about "future proof"-ing (as I'm one to change out wheels every year regardless) I'd just say more like aging, like fine wine,.... better (at least) than the day you bought the wheel! LOL, thanks, coming from a fellow KS18S owner haha (still can't give up this wheel, despite all the new wheels coming out!.... well, until they upgrade the tall KS18 series~)
  9. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Same. I want mine regardless. FYI, every EUC company that does OTA mobile app FW upgrades (ie. all but Gotway), aim to increase performance over time / over FW versions. This has been the case for the longest. (Since Gotway doesn't do OTA mobile app FW updates, you see the improvement on their wheels with each production run.) This is one reason why I personally do not judge a non-Gotway wheel's performance solely off the initial Firmwares, especially for the EUC companies that have shown to improve each of their models' performance, ala King Song. Case in point, my KS-18S certainly does not ride the same as it did when I first purchased it, it has significantly more torque than it did brand new, due to several FW updates over time.
  10. houseofjob

    Hovershoes / e-skates

    I run at least 6 miles daily, and my cold, out-of-bed, warm-up speed in the morning is around 7.5 mph (I know from my treadmill sessions). If their estimated 45 min range is legit, this sure beats manual running and sweating in the summer, as a true last-mile device (let's face it, the majority of riders on this forum are FAR from last milers, what with the bigger-and-bigger battery sentiment). I'm optimistic until proven in-the-field otherwise; I will not base my opinions based on mere couch quarterback speculation. If I did that, I would still believe all the 💩 about how the Ninebot One Z was underpowered, ... blah blah blah.....
  11. houseofjob

    Hovershoes / e-skates

    You ride until they tell you to stop 💩 I’m the cautious type myself, but I have NYC rider friends who literally never get off their much bigger EUCs, unless they get yelled at, going into stores, etc. I will be testing the social limits with these W1’s, plus figuring out how to conceal the lights, to attract less attention.
  12. houseofjob

    Hovershoes / e-skates

    Ah, gotta love the forums,.... all negative speculation until actual legit user reports. @eddiemoy just got a pair of InMotion X1 Hovershoes, and along with the Casey Neistat, iJustine, etc, reports, these 'hovershoes' go over small sidewalk cracks just fine (remember, you're splitting your weight between 2 mini-EUC's, so it's half the load on each, and both do not have to go over the same crack/obstacle at the same time... plus, the width is somewhere in the 10" range, much wider than our EUC's). If you are expecting them to be EUC replacements @ 7-7.5 mph, you are sorely mistaken. These are leisure or smooth open space devices, sidewalks, airports, train stations, etc. I just put in my pre-order for the Segway Drift W1's, so will report back when they arrive.
  13. houseofjob

    Selling MSuper V3S (New Jersey area)

    @codersarepeople still available?
  14. houseofjob

    Ninebot One Z In-Depth Review by houseofjob

    @Ziiten the beginner wheel comments are speculative on my part, as there’s no way I can speak from a beginner / learning perspective any more. FWIW, you won’t be going all that fast as a beginner, so this wheel might be good for learning, minus the lack of side pads, which can easily be solved via DIY means. It’s just when you get past the beginner stage where high speed maneuvering will be more difficult than most other EUCs. But I’ll be working on a HS maneuvering technique video (in general), as well as trying to develop more of a Z-specific HS maneuvering overall technique. Learning on the Z I think won’t be that bad, so long as you pad up the sides. (Ideal learning EUCs have the highest bodies possible, to reinforce the concept of leg against shell/pad vs foot pressing down on pedal). And thanks for that thanks! Those vids were mostly on @Tishawn Fahie and @Citi Wheel‘s channels. Gotta love riding PEV in NYC!
  15. houseofjob

    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Nice~ This is for safety, many EUCs (like the InMotions) do this, as a a blinking light will draw more attention to motorists, etc, and make you more visible when braking. You can only currently toggle on or off the rear taillight I believe. When on, the taillight blinks when braking.
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