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  1. 1) Do I need it to make fine adjustments to a V10F? This question comes up because I've noticed that the braking is less aggressive than the acceleration. 2) Play Store user ratings are pretty terrible for the app... (Android) 3) I've tried EUC World but I suspect there is missing functionality for a Inmotion wheel.
  2. 1) Specific interest in EUC's started when I came across a video of a rider here in NYC who was hauling ass to my amazement. As my nickname hints at, I have a career in the transportation industry. But even so, what child grows up without roller skates, skate boards, bicycles, etc. Wheels are a pretty big deal to humanity. 2) I can't help but show people the wheel and talk about it, that is my nature. I'm not in a position to teach anyone yet but I can give from my experiences so far.
  3. I believe that Inmotion products are better tuned for new riders in how the motor behaves. I think it is for this same reason that aggressive or seasoned riders don't prefer them. Or those people might be just so naturally adept that an aggressive wheel type just fits them better. These are all perfectly valid reasons once you understand that there is a wide range of capabilities, characteristics and desires among people.
  4. Mostly the weight. If I started with the V10F I think I would have not had that much of a problem going to a 18XL but my attempting to start out from scratch on one was basically me biting off more than I could chew. I'll likely be riding it later this year or early next year.
  5. In fairness I'm getting used to the nature of the Mten3. Quick turns and rocking from side to side are getting progressively less intimidating. It's just so small that there isn't much body to brace against your calf (for an adult male) which is why I thought of it as twitchy. I still have not become proficient enough with it to mount and go without a nearby support to aid me mounting it. In time I'm sure I will overcome this.
  6. Specs are one aspect and not the proper metric for a first time rider IMO. You first have to learn how to ride, in that regard my opinion would be the Inmotion product. One of the things about EUC's is that the rider has to build not just capabilities but confidence. Confidence in the stability and characteristics of the platform goes a long way to enabling you to learn how to ride.
  7. Haha, yeah I did. :p I'm good with it though as my conditions turned out to be fussy. If I had the knowledge then that I have now, I definitely would have started with a smaller Inmotion product. The Mten3 is still pretty good for me because I can quickly put it in a truck and get back to my local hub building after dropping off a truck at the mechanic''s shop. The 18XL however is still unused as I have yet to learn how to manage its bulk. I can ride it short distances but never with any confidence.
  8. Yeah it is becoming pretty clear to me who caters to performance and who caters to having a very well manner wheel. It is an interesting dichotomy in industry tactics and one I can not fault anyone for as the different strategies are legitimate for their respective reasons. But I have to wonder how many people have tried wheels and quietly walked away because they couldn't manage it and didn't realize that their wheel wasn't really entry level friendly. Thank goodness I have been determined to learn how to ride despite being a pretty poor beginner and making less than optimal wheel purchase decisions. Again I blame nobody but myself. I'm just glad I found a good entry level point that works for me
  9. The tire edge and top chamber pictures are the same. Just FYI. That headlight is indeed bright. :p
  10. My Mten3 is my work wheel. It literally expedites my work day. I suspect that there are actually better wheels for this task but for now it is my work wheel.
  11. Well as usual it didn't take long for me to discover that I was wrong about my notion of "under rated". :p
  12. I'm only just beginning to ride a V10F but already there seems to be a night and day difference between it and the other wheels I have. I still can't ride my 18XL and while I like the Mten3 for portability it is a twitchy wheel. Which can be great when that is what you need or want. The V10F however is or seems to be a very well mannered wheel. I know this is old for a lot of people considering how long the wheel has been out but I wanted to write about it because if anyone newer than myself to the hobby asks me, I'm going to point them to an Inmotion product. If I had my riding career to start over again, I would have started with a 14" Inmotion. Starting out the way I did put me back at least a year. I only blame myself for that but c'est la vie.
  13. The funny thing about their plate design is that it is a casting that allows for an insert. During shipping one of the inserts came out so I got a good look at it (didn't take a picture though). The insert is rubber (or more likely a synthetic rubber like compound) whose top surface is applied or coated grip tape. When I was considering the wheel all of the pictures I had seen were just a top rubber surface. The only reason why I even brought all of this up was that I thought it was the old style (pre F) that had grip tape and that at first made me question which version of the wheel I was sent. Documentation and a smart phone app show the wheel to be the F version. On an unrelated note, I wish I started with this as my first wheel or the 14" version. This is a very easy wheel to ride so far but I only have probably thousand feet on it. Thanks for the feedback
  14. Just got a new (manufactured June 2020) from EUCO and it has a rubber insert with grip tape on top. I'm not complaining, just a tad confused.
  15. Sorry for the late follow up, just wanted to let people know that the vendor was great. I got the wheel updated to 2.0 which required it be reserialized as for whatever reason the number was somehow corrupted. I calibrated the wheel and disabled the lift sensor. I have only been able to take it on a very short ride which given the frequency of the cut outs, seemed to indicate that the condition has been corrected. Hopefully this weekend or upcoming week I will be able to test it more.
  16. Thanks again everybody! I appreciate the feedback, it was very helpful and calmed my fears about having a bad wheel. I sent off a request to the vendor for support. Hopefully I'll have a progress report in a few days.
  17. Wow, I can only hope I am that capable in a years time. Very impressive sir.
  18. Okay thank you so much for the information everybody, I will contact the vendor and ask how to handle this. It's much appreciated, my imagination was making this issue out to be worse than it appears to be.
  19. Thank you, no photo editing. I noticed the lack of a number myself. I suppose I have to hope that the official app will have full access. I really don't want to have to resort to shipping the wheel for this condition to be corrected.
  20. I'm not sure where to find the serial number. I bought the wheel from a vendor here in the US. The last time I installed the official Kingsong app was on my old phone last year, it was an atrocious app, I hope it isn't required. I just looked for it now on Google Play and the app isn't even listed. I just looked at the wheel again, I think I see the number on the pedals. Yeah, it is a B.
  21. No. Are you seeing an issue in the screen shots?
  22. Thanks for the replies, I haven't used the EUC World app too many times so it took me a few minutes to figure out how to get it to connect again. In the wheel settings I am seeing the "Riding Mode" options greyed out. I also notice that the Bluetooth is seemingly very short range, it only holds connection within about four feet. This might be due to a heavy RF environment, I'm not sure. Not sure what to do next but I took some screen shots of EUC World app. https://ibb.co/gTyDBdY settings https://ibb.co/NxbHdpv https://ibb.co/QP6zmKq https://ibb.co/SXT9wwM
  23. Last spring I ordered the KS18XL, I tried a few times to ride it but wasn't very successful. So this year I got a Mten3 and have been learning on that. Last week I tried the 18XL again and it cut out twice while I was on it just staying in place. Meaning that it gave up control, it beeped twice and then power to the motor was lost. It did not turn off however. This immediately worried me not just because of the obvious mechanical failure but because I'm still a very shaky rider with very little confidence. I knew that if I kept trying the 18XL in this condition I risked totally destroying confidence. (Confidence is a topic on to itself but it matters a great deal in life for pretty much everything). So deciding not to try any further I put the wheel away and slept on it. I am pretty sure that the wheel was left at about a 80% charge state and from my reading on the topic I didn't want to go beyond that when batteries are effectively in storage. After a few days I decided to put the wheel on the slow charger in case it was a low charge issue. The batteries topped off in only a few hours (I wish I didn't do that but I needed to test the wheel in several ways). So tonight I tried the wheel again and again it exhibited the same behavior while just standing in place on it. Last year when I was trying to learn the wheel I took it to the park where I found an empty child's playground. There all I did was hold on to a pole and rock back and forth, that was the very first time the power lost motor control after about five minutes of rocking back and forth. I assumed at the time that I did something wrong so I decided to call it a day anyway and headed home. Now I am back to today and I have a $2300 dollar wheel that I now I am wondering if I have a serious issue with and if it needs to be sent back to the vendor for repair. Questions and suggestions would be appreciated.
  24. I have thirty years of experience as a professional driver. You learn a few things over thirty years, one of them is that people forget what is behind them in small fractions of a second. I have had people in cars run their vehicle right in front of a very large truck countless times and immediately hit the brakes. If people are willing to do that with a truck, imagine what they will do when they are the multi-thousand pound vehicle and you are 200lbs or less.
  25. So today I received the same knee and shin guards mentioned in the video. I opted for the small/medium ones (I'm 5' 10" 180 lbs), I'm glad I did as they are the perfect size on me. I put them on, got them comfy and then decided to ride the Mten3 around my courtyard for a bit. The very first thing I noticed with the knee and shin guards is that for better or worse they gave me some extra confidence. IE I knew in the back of my mind that if I fell off that I would at least have a few less parts of my body to worry about. Unfortunately it started to drizzle almost immediately after going out and given the temperature I decided to not push my luck further in the era of a pandemic.. But I was happy for the brief outing and roll around.
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