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  1. Any updates on this being available for 2.3? I am desperate to try this out on my Gear S2!! Thanks for all the work on this. It looks fantastic!
  2. Thanks for the link! That's great. I think I might need to watch that 3 more times to get it all!
  3. For anyone still reading this thread...I found this very helpful article on charging posted by other forum member. Good stuff to know. https://eunicycles.eu/en/module/blocknewsadv/news?id=wszystko-o-bateriach-li-ion-w-monocyklach-elektrycznych
  4. I don't know how others do it, but I purchased a rapid charger from eWheels and it has a setting for 80%/90%/100%. I didn't realize what the setting was for before posting this thread. The charger also has a readout to tell you current voltage of the cells as well as current rate of charge in amps. I expect there are other ways to do partial charges if you don't have the rapid charger. Maybe putting some kind of voltage meter in the loop?
  5. Perfect, thank you. Exactly what I needed to know.
  6. You are a fountain of helpful information! Thank you! I'd love to hear what your impressions are of the CST once you get it. I keep hearing people talk about the "gyro" effect on the 16x. What are they referring to??
  7. Thanks for all the great info! I'm a person of habit, which means that I've been coming home after each ride and just recharging back to 100%. I bought a fast charger, so I don't even think about it. If I'm riding every 1-3 days (again...mostly shorter trips like 3-10 miles) is this fine then? My charger has a setting to only charge to 80% or 90%. Would I be better off just recharging each day to 90% and then doing the occasional 100% charge for balancing?
  8. I'm trying to figure out best practices for charging my 16x. After reading about a number of cutouts below 50% battery as well as potential reduced speed/torque, my intuition is to constantly keep it topped off. My concern is that I might be shortening the battery life if I'm constantly just topping it off after quick errand rides that only take me down to 80% - 90% battery. Is it better to let it get lower before charging in order to establish a better battery memory or preserve the overall life of the battery? Is that even a factor with EUC's? Sorry if this topic was discussed elsewhere. I couldn't find anything on it.
  9. Stephen...one last question (hopefully!). I dropped back down to 35 psi which was definitely a more comfortable ride than the 38psi. My tire (CST) lists a range on the side of 35-45psi. Should I be concerned about experimenting below the manufacturer stated 35psi minimum (assuming I'm not hitting rim of course). I wasn't thinking of going too far...likely playing around between 32-35 to see how it feels. I just don't know if I'm risking something by going below the manufacturers listed minimum. Any thoughts? Also, you mentioned you use the "CX tyre." Which one is that? Is that the Chao Yang? Thanks again!
  10. I'll have to try the leg straight thing. It kinda makes sense. My feeling is that whenever my legs get a little tired that a wobble is more likely to come on (again in my mind...muscles fighting each other). Makes sense that if you were to straighten your legs that you would be giving your quads a break. Not sure how I feel about having straight legs on the EUC though. Most of my balance and mobility comes from being relaxed in the knees. I guess if people can sit on an EUC though, they can stand too I'll give it a go. One thing that helped me with turning on my EUC was actually something that I learned when I was first figuring out how to ride my OneWheel. The OW has a REALLY wide tire, so turning is not really intuitive (at least it wasn't for me). Someone pointed out to me that the farther you rode on the side of your tire, the more the wheel would want to turn it that direction. It's more like a snowboard than a skateboard. Once I started thinking like this, I got it really quickly. I realized I had to literally picture putting the OW on the edge of the tire. There was a sweet spot on the edge that I could lean into and easily control my turn. Even a few degrees off of vertical made a big difference. Pushing farther into the sweet spot created a tighter turn as long as you stayed balanced. The EUC has worked the same for me. The main difference is just that the sweet spot is much narrower on the EUC than the OW, and the height of the EUC makes dialing in the right angle a more sensitive affair. I find that playing with subtle differences in foot pressure between my feet helps dial it in, or at higher speeds leaning the EUC against one of my legs and lightly leaning the direction I want to go....either way though, I'm always thinking about the angle of the tire. If you practice carving long smooth turns on pavement, it helps you find that sweet spot faster. I usually start off each ride doing a little bit of this just to bring back the muscle memory. Lastly, with the stopping...I've luckily not been having much trouble with this. One suggestion that was really helpful to me was picturing using your legs to bring the EUC in front of you whenever you wanted to stop. This worked much better mentally for me than picturing leaning backwards (which is what I was doing at first). The farther you bring the EUC in front of you, the faster you stop. I am practicing doing this gradually. I began with braking really softly at first...braking super early and just bringing the EUC slightly forward and coming to a long slow stop. I then (VERY) gradually have been bringing it forward farther and now faster as well...resulting in progressively harder braking . I'm still not crazy aggressive with it, but I'm able to completely control myself all the way down to almost stopped before I lean slightly to one side and dismount. Hopefully this helps!
  11. Thank you!!! That is insanely helpful!! Exactly what I needed to know
  12. Stephen...I've been playing around with different pressures and still trying to figure out what I like and what's safe. I've been doing both on-road and off-road. In your experience is a lower or higher pressure better for off-road? Is one safer than the other? 35 psi felt pretty nice and cushy for me for both, but a little less responsive. I've been riding 38 psi the past 4 days which feels really responsive, but also bouncy and more likely to bring on the wobbles. I planning on trying out lower pressures but I want to be careful about going too low. Is there a minimum pressure that you wouldn't go below? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
  13. Ha. That's good to hear. I thought it might just be me. I just started a week ago and began in a tennis court. On day two I moved to a parking lot of a local highschool which was great. I was able to stay up for 10-20 minutes at a time and turning was ok. There was a big patch of astroturf next to the parking lot which I thought would be great for my first "off-road" experience. Wrong! I could barely get 10 feet before falling. Riding on the astroTurf was like trying to ride on a giant squishy mattress. It was terrible. Tried again in day 3 and 4 and had the same experience. I'm on day 6 now and feeling great. I have done actual off road and it is infinitely easier than the astroTurf. I rode though a think blanket of giant mulch chips (must have been 6/7 inches deep), and even THAT was easier. Long story short...I would steer clear of the astroTurf... At least if you are learning to ride. Buy yourself a cover (and safety gear) and learn on pavement.
  14. These look amazing! Any tips on working with the EPDM foam if we are looking to experiment?
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