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  1. captainwells

    Southern California - Cogswell Dam for 22Apr2017

    Looking forward to your story. I've got mixed feelings about missing the adventure. I would have probably been on a Monster too. ?
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    Yeah, mine came with a Chao Yang tire. Recommended PSI 35-45. The ride is smooth like a Cadillac!
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    I concur. My KS16S feels comparable to my first-gen 67v ACM. The 84v ACM is in a league of its own. Well, until the GT16 arrived.
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    Whew, that's reassuring! I really feel like a beta tester on this one. I think you might be the only other owner on this forum.
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    @Marty Backe's recollection of the power button behavior was incorrect. It works as you describe. Yeah, that's what I'm worried about, some sort of arcing in the motor. It only does it at certain points in the rotation of the wheel/motor. Move the wheel a centimeter or two in either direction and the sound stops. Here's a video that demonstrates. So, question for those that know more about electric motors than me: would you ride this one?
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    Shipping Tips?

    Super helpful. Thanks!
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    The video has been picked up by a bunch of news agencies. This story mentions that I was riding an electric unicycle: https://apnews.com/b8ac0899d0b74a758f69b66e52401cf0/Fire-official:-4-lucky-to-be-alive-after-boat-capsized Really relieved that everyone made it to shore. There were a few minor injuries (dislocated shoulder, cuts, scrapes), but it could have been so much worse if one of the people had been crushed between the boat and a piling.
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    The wind was crazy today! I saw a sailboat get tossed into the King Harbor pier by a big wave. All four passengers made it to shore.
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    Here's a few clips from my typical daily ride on the beach bike path through Hermosa Beach, King Harbor, and Redondo Beach in California. It's my first attempt at a video. Still trying to figure out the angles.
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    The Rockwheel GT16 Rocks !!

    No judgement intended, I was merely providing a status update for anyone that's curious. I'm happy for them to take as long as they need to get it right. I've been stung a few times as an early adopter of new models. Any idea what the third color is? Google Translate just says "Other Facial Color".
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    The Rockwheel GT16 Rocks !!

    I just got a status update on my GT16 order from Rockwheel Store on AliExpress: "Friend, I'm very sorry, because GT16 mainboard system is upgrading, currently being debugged, may need two weeks to transport"
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    Convert EUC to OneWheel

    Saw this on YouTube. Looks fun, though I'm not sure how you would mount/dismount. I may try this with one of my older wheels.
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    Exploratory Mountain Ride above Duarte - 11Mar2017

    Yeah, depends what mix of beach bike path vs. trail riding you want. There's parking right at the trail head too. I didn't get to finish all of my exploring before my Monster pedal came off, so not sure how much else there is to see. Hopefully my new ACM will be here by Wednesday, or at least the KingSong 16S.
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    Exploratory Mountain Ride above Duarte - 11Mar2017

    Sorry I missed it, but man, I'm glad I didn't have to carry my Monster! You're quite dexterous to handle the camera while dismounting and pushing the ACM over a cavern! I found some nice trails today that start right near the end of the bike path in Redondo. They wind through the hills up into Palos Verdes. Possible lunch ride?
  15. The date on my Monster QC stamp is Jan. 12, 2017. Maybe we haven't heard of more incidents because the pedal is fairly new? The Monster is new, but I'm not sure how long they've been using that pedal on the ACM. My ACM came with different pedals. It looks like both pedals broke in the same exact way.