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TheBladeOfHades

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    InMotion V10

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  1. I would like to share a great video showing a great rider using a foot forward style. In the first part of the video you can see his feet forward on the pedals with toes off the front, after he starts hitting jumps his feet float around a bit.
  2. Big tilt and only shutting down the wheel will fix knowing your wheel is the biggest safety feature and riding accordingly so you don’t overpower it is the key
  3. The warnings for inmotion are please get off- overpower please slow down- top speed threshold Kuji overpowered the wheel from his lean but he had lots of time to even out his speed if he didn’t keep pushing it. the fact it did not overpower right away is a testament to the wheel.
  4. Listed max is 40 kph for a v10 which can be bumped to 45 with certain apps. i often go past 45 because I creep up on the speed
  5. Very true I often hit 47-48 kph on my v10 just riding normal
  6. Safety feature to not overpower the control board on your wheel. A limit on the power you can draw from the battery for acceleration.
  7. To help a bit you can switch to comfort mode in the app, it will give you a little more play from a dead start
  8. Overloading is a rider problem not a wheel problem. The tilt is there to protect both rider and wheel, without it your riding a lithium powered firework display. I ride a v8 and 10 only overpowered once while racing my son from a dead stop
  9. Please get off is what the nice lady in the wheels says. please remember if they keep the same app for the v11, all audio messages are able to be changed to whatever you want. I recorded 2 seconds of silence for all speed warnings.
  10. Plugged in, all inmotion wheels keep the Bluetooth on. Unplugged, I have not noticed in my v8 or v10. best of luck
  11. Pretty sure I talked about a control foot in my first post, but that is irrelevant. i appreciate your help in refining my post. no technique is perfect or universal, those that excel have pushed their own limits to achieve personal goals. my personal goal is to provide others with my own experience to help the community grow in mass and skill. having a library of ideas and techniques is the best thing is as riders can share with those looking to learn.
  12. As someone who has watched almost everything from almost every country I will give you some ideas about what pull me in. interesting dialogue or narration: talking in general about personal or public news, interesting sites/sights along the ride. Knowledge about recent events in the euc world along with a personal viewpoint on the subject. Showing off or practice sessions: your skill will draw in viewers looking to up their abilities and anyone will watch someone else hurt themselves In the advancement of their craft. A brief explanation of your attempt, and a breakdown of your experience is all that is needed from a voice/text overlay. testing: testing out new or old ideas, gadgets, wheels, or even trails. The idea of new, either for yourself or as a new product is always interesting. Gear reviews right on down to your shoes can draw in new viewers to see your take on things. the key to success is to keep your audience involved with what you are doing. A ten minute video of you riding in a straight line will always be boring, but if you chat along the way people become engaged in what you are saying and are more likely to come back for the next story. Good microphone is essential while riding to pull this off. best of luck to any that venture into the YouTube arena.
  13. This is fun 😀 any bend in your knees moves your CoG forward, you can test it easy enough by just squatting slowly as you feel the pressure move from heel to toe as you bend. Kuji is an elite rider who can easily move his foot placement and can switch between flat foot and control foot. He also rides with one foot forward and one foot back. If you pay attention to his videos you will notice his flat foot more forward on the pedal and his control foot goes wherever as it only needs to balance the wheel left to right. almost every elite rider On YT does this from Fantomas to Wrong Way. A normal slowdown to stop at a light or for pedestrians is easy no matter where your feet are, putting your CoG behind the axle is a simple maneuver that foot placement does not change. Your speed and stopping power are all controlled by upper body placement over the wheel. Having your feet back on the pedals might make you feel you can break better because you can add more downforce to the back of the pedal but your movement from accelerated to breaking is a slower process to start stopping. I understand every rider is as different as their style. Your own use determines how you ride. As a commuter or path rider your skills are never tested past a smooth ride, if you push the limits in the woods, over jumps, around obstacles and up and down steep inclines the faster reaction time and better maneuvering is key to success. I personally have taught two people how to ride, and both were comfortable enough after 15 minutes to go on a ride with me around the city. So my technique worked for them and has brought both close to my skill level very quickly. In conclusion anybody can ride a euc and have fun and like any sport there will be players and pros, the original intention of this post was to help those looking to excel and take some pressure off your toes by putting your body in a more natural/neutral riding position. no one has to ride this way, but the pros far out weigh any cons. riding with two flat feet compared to riding with a control foot and a strong foot is exactly where the skill gap resides in the EUC community, moving your strong foot forward takes your body weight off your toes and allows for longer rides without your toes aching. i suggest to anyone looking to improve their skill watch some video’s of others riding, watch how they ride and what they can do on a wheel, then decide what type of rider you want to be. Take some time to understand the physics of not only riding but your own body mass. For every person it will be different, from shoe sizes to body type.
  14. Confidence in your ability is key, Along with your own personal CoG. The act of bending your knees pushes your CoG forward, so ankle in the middle of the footplate is not exactly where you want to stand but having your heel hanging off the footplate will only hinder your progression as a rider (smaller pedals excepted) regular breaking is still easy and any emergency braking should be done by squatting behind your wheel. lifting a heel off the pedal is not just something to make advanced riders look cool, it is a proven tactic for riding an euc at speed and cornering with confidence. But this is by no means the only way to ride, just tips to help those looking to advance their abilities beyond just commuting. Obviously muscle control is a big factor in learning any new skill so practice makes perfect.
  15. Best tips for foot fatigue and advanced riding. With a EUC every tip boils down to foot placement. Having only foot plates to join rider and PEV the placement of your mass is key to your abilities. The pivot of your foot should align with the pivot of your euc, for many of us that leaves toes hanging into the void, a scary sight to look down on riding a one wheel machine. The further back you place your feet the further forward you need to lean over the axis of the wheel to provide balance. This has many side effects such as foot fatigue and speed wobble. Keeping your centre mass over the axis instead of balancing your mass over the axis is the key to becoming a more confident rider. Your agility at low and high speed will immediately improve along with hill climbing skill. From this groundwork learning to ride with one heel off the foot plate is next. Lifting the weight off of your heel will essentially improve your reaction time to sleight changes in the trail surface. Riding with two flat feet will localize reactions to your knees, lifting one heel spreads that movement across your entire lower body allowing your muscles to work as a group. To advance from this point the ability to switch between both left and right as a control foot along with the confidence to move your feet around at any speed on the foot plates will put you among the elite riders. Hope this helps anyone looking to improve their experience.
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