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  1. I'm running late as well. Will also meet at Staten Island Ferry
  2. Where does the group ride meet tomorrow?
  3. Is anyone riding this weekend? Or tonight?
  4. I call them glidewheels for a few reasons: 1. The term euc sounds clinical. It's like calling a skateboard a "four wheel balance plank" - not quite the same resonance. 2. When riding, it actually feels like you are gliding - the term gives you a sense of what it is like to ride it. 3. In transparency I do own the glidewheel.org domain. Haven't done anything with it yet though. Was thinking of creating a review site, but there are more and more of those already. Haha.
  5. Unfortunately, the app is only for Android and not available for iPhone yet which is what I have. Tina asked if I could connect to the BT, but it doesn't come up as a device on my phone. I really love the KS wheels and think they could quickly become a dominant brand, but if they don't get rigorous with the QC, these types of failures are going to sink them.
  6. I received my King Song 14C about two weeks ago and have ridden it about a dozen times. It offers one of the smoothest rides of any glidewheel I have ridden so far. The problem is that it does not work any more. I am worried that the construction inside is not durable. After riding through a grass field I hit a bump that threw me off. This was not a big fall and I was going less than 10km/hr. When I tried to get the wheel going again, it would not start - it had about 75% battery left. When I try to turn it on, the lights do a quick flash, it makes a small whimper, and then nothing - it never turns on. It's been like this for a couple days now so it's not a temporary issue that is going away. I contacted Tina who gave me a suggestion to try that did not work. I am waiting to hear back on next steps. Anyone else had similar experience?
  7. This group is awesome. I live in Hell's Kitchen and own a few wheels from different brands. Just got a King Song and am loving it. I met up with Cloud on Tuesday and we did a circle around Central Park. I'd love to join a group ride sometime. I ride mine to work about 2-3x a week from Midtown over the Queensboro Bridge to LIC and do a long ride usually one day on the weekends. Are there any group rides planned? Dana
  8. I like this idea. You could strap the kill switch cord around your ankle. If you plan on doing extreme riding and jumping, then you could choose not to use the kill switch and turn it off.
  9. I had started a glidewheel wishlist back in June. To have all comments in one place, below is a copy paste. Originally posted here: Posted 14 June (edited) I ride my wheel almost daily and often think about features I wish it had and have been making a wish list in my head. I was curious what features other riders wish were standard features. WishlistAbility to turn off speed beeping Nothing is more annoying than the beeping when you are on a clear stretch and accelerate up to max speed and the wheel keeps beeping at you. I like that it's a safety feature, but I'd also like the ability to turn it off. Ignition key to lock wheel Wheel security (theft deterrent) is an area that I think is significantly lacking across most wheels that I've seen. I live in New York City and need to be able to secure my wheel when I ride from home to another destination. An ignition key would be a great start! Anyone can take my wheel and glide away with it without the need of a key. Mechanism to chain it up to a secure place (pole, bike rack, etc.) Another security feature. A major selling point of all wheels is their portability to lift and carry short distances which makes them easy targets for theft. Many wheels have a handle that can be used to secure to a pole with a cable, but some don't like the Ninebot One series. A built in cable would be amazing. Storage solutions I need a place to store my cable to secure the wheel - or other small items I don't want to carry on my person and otherwise don't need to bring a backpack. This is less critical than other feature and could be solved with an aftermarket accessory, though I haven't seen one yet. Braking (and headlamp) lights as standard features My Firewheel has these and I love it. I have been researching a second wheel to buy and wish more had this as a standard feature. Smartphone app as standard feature Another feature that more manufacturers are providing, but wish it was standard for all wheels. Being able to see the stats on my wheel's speed, battery life, etc. is an awesome feature. What else?
  10. ​I ride my wheel almost daily and often think about features I wish it had and have been making a wish list in my head. I was curious what features other riders wish were standard features. WishlistAbility to turn off speed beeping Nothing is more annoying than the beeping when you are on a ​clear stretch and accelerate up to max speed and the wheel keeps beeping at you. I like that it's a safety feature, but I'd also like the ability to turn it off. Ignition key to l​ock ​wheel Wheel security (theft deterrent) is an area that I think is significantly lacking across most wheels that I've seen. I live in New York City and need to be able to secure my wheel when I ride from home to another destination. An ignition key would be a great start! Anyone can take my wheel and glide away with it without the need of a key. Mechanism to chain it up to a secure place (pole, bike rack, etc.) Another security feature. A major selling point of all wheels is their portability to lift and carry short distances which makes them easy targets for theft. Many wheels have a handle that can be used to secure to a pole with a cable, but some don't like the Ninebot One series. A built in cable would be amazing. Storage solutions I need a place to store my cable to secure the wheel - or other small items I don't want to carry on my person and otherwise don't need to bring a backpack. This is less critical than other feature and could be solved with an aftermarket accessory, though I haven't seen one yet. Braking (and headlamp) lights as standard features My Firewheel has these and I love it. I have been researching a second wheel to buy and wish more had this as a standard feature. Smartphone app as standard feature ​ ​Another feature that more manufacturers are providing, but wish it was standard for all wheels. Being able to see the stats on my wheel's speed, battery life, etc. is an awesome feature. What else?
  11. ​Thanks Gimlet. BTW, on the IPS site, they reference the IPS132 as 800W (http://en.iamips.com/products.html). IPS Electric Unicycle Co.,Ltd. says 800 as well. http://ipselectricunicycle.com/bbx/222147-222147.html Maybe as you said1300 is the peak reading and 800 is the rated power.
  12. Does anyone know what the motor size is for the Firewheel? I have an F260 and contacted them to find out what the motor size was and they responded "Rated power 550W, maximum output power 1350W". I'm not sure how to compare that to other glidewheels - like the ones below. Do all manufacturers have a rated power and a max output power? Is the value they publish the rated power? Brand & ModelMotor (Watts)AirWheel X3400GotWay M0400GotWay M10 260400GotWay M10 340400Ninebot One C450Ninebot One C+450AirWheel X5500GotWay MCM 14500Ninebot One E500Ninebot One E+500Firewheel F779550IPS113650AirWheel Q1800AirWheel Q3800AirWheel Q5800AirWheel X8800IPS132800IPS133800GotWay MSuper1000IPS1211000IPS1221000IPS1231000IPS181 Lhotz1000IPS191 Lhotz1000IPS192 Makalue1000IPS1311300Solowheel Classic1500Solowheel Extreme1800Firewheel F132550?Firewheel F260550?Firewheel F528550?
  13. I have had the Firewheel 260 for about a month now and have not had any of the problems that I have read about on this forum. I am still learning, but I haven't had any issue with power dropping off. It's actually been a very solid glidewheel - both my friend and I have been learning on it at the same time and have given it a bit of a beating and it has been very rugged.
  14. Yikes - that is dedication. ;-) vee73 - which one of your glidewheels do you like the best? Would you recommend another over the Firewheel F260 and Ninebot One E? Thanks!
  15. I wonder if Segway will extend their product line. They are probably the most recognized brand name for self-balancing transporters globally. I hope their prices go down as well - I think that's been a huge barrier to greater adoption of their product.
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