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About litewave

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  1. I can definitely understand. I came to realize that unless you are riding in a group and have a bond with other riders, that riding an EUC is very much a solitary, even isolating experience. Also, I have discovered in my many relocations since becoming an EUC enthusiast that most riders don't want to get together for small group rides, which makes me kind of sad for them. As someone who has relied on an EUC as you do, it was so cool to receive the positive attention from motorists and others ... at first. But once the novelty wore off for those I would encounter frequently, that positive
  2. When I started riding over five years ago, I probably burned 4-500 calories per hour. Nowadays, I probably burn 200 or so depending on how hard I ride, and how hard the terrain is. The physical health benefits will vary based on your weight, age, condition, and most importantly, how you ride, and how long you have been riding. For casual riding, I would compare the cardiovascular benefit to leisure cycling. @Bob Eisenman calculated the calories burned a couple years ago on a Monster v1, and iirc he averaged 250/hour or so. @Marty Backe probably burned 500 or more per hour on his famous stress
  3. In my opinion, the Ninebot Z model is still the best-looking wheel around. The huge 4-inch tire, light effects, and silhouette are just sexy in a macho batman sort of way. I purchased a barely-used Z10 six months ago for a great price and have put nearly 1000km on the wheel and ride almost everyday. I have no regrets, but I needed some time to learn to ride the wheel, and it was scary at first. Once acclimated, I now have difficulty riding other/my previous wheels. I do enjoy riding the Z10 a lot more, but it isn't much faster than other 16- or 18-inch wheels from 2018 or later. My wheel is fr
  4. I can't speak to the v11, but when I first started riding the Z10 it was scary. I personally think lower pressure is better but that may not be true for you. Gradually, I learned not to overreact and to intuitively counter-lean more with my upper body. Slowing down helps a lot until your reactions improve. What part of Cleveland are you riding in?
  5. I've had two battery cut-outs resulting in hard faceplants on a Ninebot E+ using new 340wh Ninebot P batteries purchased from Speedyfeet. The older Ninebot Ones had only one battery pack, except the A2/S2 which can accommodate two. All the Z series wheels also have dual/redundant packs I believe. Given that newer wheels seem to have redundant power supplies and more robust bms and control boards, this should hopefully not occur much any more.
  6. In my experience, learning to ride an EUC is a way of life, not an occasional hobby. All of the advice above is spot-on, but you also need to consider your use case *and* geography. Do you have nice, safe trails, sidewalks or roads where you live, that go for 10 (preferably 20 or more) miles? Do you have some/lots of free time every day/week where you can ride frequently without having to make a special trip to get there? I started riding five years ago as it was my only means of personal transportation. I rode almost every day, because I needed to, and because I loved it. The c
  7. eh-hem, that user would be the Dark Lord, @Marty Backe, the grand wizard of the forum. You should catch up on his other 15,592 posts and awesome videos.
  8. According to the US distributor, the TSG Pass Pro is supposed to have better fit/finish and quality control, but only comes in one style/colour. I have an older carbon fiber version of the Pro that was well-made. After two faceplants, the helmet has no warpage and no gaps between the faceshield and gasket.
  9. It's likely that you overleaned the wheel too hard too fast, but I have never experienced it. I have hit tiltback a lot and continued to ride it without loss of power. Does your battery show 100% after full charge? If not, you may have a bad cell in the pack. Is the battery wrap blue and does it have the OEM Ninebot One sticker? Is it a 320wh battery (E+ battery) or 340wh (P battery)? I have experienced three battery cut-outs on two different 340wh Ninebot P batteries purchased from Speedyfeet (yellow wrap). My only NB E+ cut-outs have occurred after tiltback due to overhea
  10. His Z10 videos are so cool. He pretty much defined the whole riding aesthetic. @RoberAce just doesn't look right riding a Kingsong.
  11. I have a modular MC helmet also but never use it for riding EUCs, as it feels too heavy for zipping around on one wheel. I see your point about drinking coffee or soda while seated on a motorcycle at full stop (only). I cringe when I watch @Duf cruising down a Florida highway on the road shoulder on a Sherman at 35+mph drinking DD coffee, though.
  12. I've owned a Bell Super 3R for more than three years. It's a great helmet, but looks a little dated now. It's super light (around 750g), and saved my head and neck from a hard faceplant last summer. The 3R has been out for about 4-5 years, so I would expect Bell to introduce an updated version later this year. The Super 3R replaced the Super 2R before it, which was nearly identical. Its price dropped by $50-75 after the 3R was released. The 2R came in a cool, stormtrooper design as well, but those are nearly impossible to find anymore. Also, the 3R typically sold for $165US dollars f
  13. Although this site is overwhelmingly about electric unicycles, everyone is generally very helpful here. So if you could post some photos of the plug and port that the cable attaches to, and maybe of the battery pack as well, I'm sure someone could give you advice.
  14. Ditching your elbow pads (or even knee pads) is bad advice. You are new to this forum, and I doubt you have been riding long enough to give such advice. There are many riders on this site, including myself, who have the fractured arms or shoulders, elbows, or wrists to know better and have suffered the consequences: $50-100K in medical bills, missing work, missing teeth, cadaver bone, number 8 wire, screws, etc. Not to mention that you may never ride again. Wheels fail all the time, and even the most experienced riders make mistakes eventually.
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