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  1. esaj

    Rockwheel GT16 motherboard schematics

    Unfortunately, I don't think any manufacturer publishes the schematics for their boards.
  2. We've had (at least) seven reports of KS18L locking up (and in fact, heating up after locking) while the wheel has been trolleyed around. If this happens to you, as soon as possible, open the wheel and disconnect the batteries to prevent things from overheating. From the reports so far, it seems to be an issue with the new trolley handle lifting detection, but this is not certain. FW 1.07 was supposed to fix the issue, but turned out that it apparently wasn't caused by the LED-issue they fixed? At least 4 of the cases have occurred with FW 1.07. Be careful out there, if you can help it, maybe wait until they've officially called the "all clear" and released new firmware. At least try to avoid trolleying the wheel around and/or disable the motor deactivation when lifting (apparently it can be done from the app). "Luckily" it seems to not be very common, as we're not getting reports all the time. Experience from Russia: The user Asu6nik walked his KS18L by the trolley inside a shopping mall. After some 20 metres, the wheel stopped, locked in one position and resisted turning, it did not respond to button presses. After one hour, he was able to take it apart and disconnect the batteries. By that time, the whole case became very hot, the batteries inside were very hot and were making a quiet hissing sound that could be heard by pressing one's ear against the battery case, the sound resembled a boiling teapot. After letting everything cool off and reconnecting the batteries, Asu6nik had the wheel ridable again. The charge level dropped from 85% to 40% in the process. Notes: -All cases happened while trolleying the wheel, no-one so far has reported issues while riding -May cause battery, mainboard and motor damage, and if battery cells heat up too much, there's a possible danger of fire. If this happens to you, disconnect the battery if you can, if you cannot, move the wheel to somewhere where it's relatively safe for it to (possibly) go up in flames (it might not do much else than drain the battery, but just in case) -1.07 firmware update does not prevent the issue from happening -If it's related to the lifting sensor in the handle, like it seems, turning that off might prevent the issue (but that's just guesswork) At least one report with FW 1.07 + sensor turned off, still causing locking This unboxing procedure for anyone with new 18L was suggested by @nte, I'd guess it at least couldn't hurt: 5 hours ago, nte said: I'm thinking this might become the 18L unboxing procedure for those that don't want to deal with this unexpectedly. According to @Shad0z it could still lock up with the sensor off. 1. Unbox 18L 2. Remove covers 3. Power on 4. Update firmware 5. Calibrate lift sensor 6. Turn off lift sensor 7. Trolley around the house for 30+ minutes Related topics:
  3. esaj

    Open-source EUC motherboard

    Someone posted a link to this project in another topic about control boards maybe about a week ago: https://github.com/blezalex/WheelBoardMain Maybe that could be used as a base, it's for STM32F103 (Cortex-M3) and contains the library for using the MPU6050 -IMU, although there are probably other similar projects floating around. I might have a try myself at some point, currently I'm crash-coursing myself through ARM Cortex-M's datasheets and literature (and specifically Cortex-M3/STM32F103, because it's the only chip I have at hand at the moment), as I'm supposed to start a new job as an embedded developer next month, but haven't used anything other than Atmel AVR for hobby stuff and in school over a decade ago
  4. esaj

    Storing the fast charger

    Don't know about storage, but that looks like cord that goes to a mains outlet, right? Replacing it shouldn't be much of a hurdle though (Make sure the cord's unplugged and the input capacitors inside are discharged, otherwise there may be high voltages still present!): Open the unit Use a multimeter to check that there are no high voltages present (the capacitors, big metal cylinders inside the device, can hold a charge for quite a while even if the device has been unused and unplugged) If there are high voltages there, discharging the capacitors through a resistor is a safe way to discharge them, don't poke both of your hands in there though, you don't want a shock going from hand to hand, crossing through your chest and heart Locate where the wires from the mains cord go inside Likely there's two wires screwed or soldered to the circuit board somewhere If the casing's metallic, there should be a third wire that's connected directly to the casing, this is the protective earth (also called "ground" by many) in Europe it should be striped yellow-green in color, but don't know about US, make sure to connect the same color back to the casing when connecting the wires back If you're not sure you can remember where the wires go later on, take a picture just in case, so you can check it later Disconnect the wires (may require a soldering iron and/or screw driver) and pull out the cord Cut the cord from below the broken part Slide the cord back in through the strain relief Strip the outer layer of the cord and then the wires inside (there may be two or three, depending whether the units' earthed) Reconnect all the wires inside, make sure the (possible) protective earth wire is the correct one, check your picture if you don't remember which one goes where Close the unit You might also use another cord, if the original doesn't seem good, just make sure to use the same type of plug. I have a plastic bag full of old computer (ATX) power cords that I use as replacements when needed. At least here in Finland, it's legal to replace a damaged cord of 1-phase devices by a layman, if you're certain you know how to do it safely ( https://tukes.fi/en/home-and-leisure-time/restoration-and-renovation/do-it-yourself-electrical-work ). If you feel unsure of doing this yourself, ask around if you know anyone who can do it. I'd do it for you for free, but unfortunately I'm across the globe Also probably pretty much any electronics/electric/home appliance repair shop can do it for you for a modest fee, since the procedure is more or less exactly the same for pretty much any device (for 1-phase devices).
  5. Veikkaisin että valmiiksi rakennettuina akuista ja noista moottoreista saa maksaa yhteensä enempi erikseen tilatessa, joten rakenteluakin ajatellen tuo on jo hyvä hinta. Eipä tosin ole itsellä just nyt käyttöä, tuskin tulisi ajeltua ja akkuja olisi ennestäänkin enkä moottoreille heti keksi mitään käyttöä... Nurkat ylipäänsä täynnä rojua ennestään jo sen verran että pitäis varmaan kaatopaikalle kohta kipata
  6. The description mentions it has "cc" (constant current) mode on couple of occasions: DC 8-60v to 10-120v 900W numerical control cc cv step up module can display output Voltage, current, power and capacity and other parameters; has out, cc, cv indicators But, 900W rating to load at least sounds pretty high for that, considering the size of the heatsink etc., I tried to calculate conservative values for load modules I was designing some while back, and using larger heatsinks than here, the end result was that I should dissipate less than 25W per module... but the use case is different (purposefully dissipating power in the power transistors, where the mosfets are the limiting factor) and using free air -values, the module shown here does have a separate cooling fan and (at least supposedly) is designed to minimize the power loss in the switch. Soo... it's not really even comparable And I'm just a hobbyist, it might very well be that the module designer knows better (or not, I don't really know) Then again, a lot of places I read about electronics design do critique a lot of the (usually) Chinese cheap products available online, due to way too high promised specs and sometimes due to safety hazards, sometimes pretty serious ones. Still, if the step-up module here is (supposedly) capable of driving loads with hundreds of watts, it might very well be able to charge packs at <100W power (that means you charge <100Wh per hour of charging). As for actually going up to all the way to 900W, I doubt it. Compare the size of this thing to big name brand computer ATX-power supplies: In about that size, how many big name PSUs will you find by known high quality manufacturers (there will be a number of "unknown/no-name" Chinese brands that will claim >1000W though ) that promise 900W or more of power output? The big names have reputations to uphold and won't skimp on component quality, but you can expect to pay at least a couple hundred of euros/dollars for the high power PSUs.... Still, it's not (again!) really comparable, as those PSUs have to first drop the AC mains voltage (something like 220/240/110/120 volts RMS AC depending where you live) and regulate it to 12V/5V/3.3V (there's also a -12V rail but it's for low currents) within the ATX-spec ripples (10% I think?)... I'm not even sure what I'm rambling about, in conclusion that thing is probably capable of stepping up the voltage of a car battery from around 12V to 84V for charging, plus has at least workable/decent quality current limitations, but stepping up the voltage about 7 times higher from the input is going to already hit the efficiency pretty bad, not to mention the at least dubious 900W rating... yeah, probably you can get up to 100W if not more charging power to your packs from this thing, but it might draw 1.5 to 2-times (150W-200W, numbers I pulled out of my ass, worse if you draw more current) from your car battery at the same time, and if you're charging something like an 840Wh or larger battery pack from pretty much empty, it's going to take basically 8.5 hours or more to charge it fully. Not to mention what I said about the car battery capacity, so you need to run your car at times or your car battery will go empty....
  7. Hobby16 sells the Charge Doctor (various versions, afaik the only difference is the charging connectors, as different manufacturers/wheels use different connectors, and the beefier versions can use two chargers at the same time to charge faster): http://hobby16.neowp.fr/buy/ The device sits between your actual charger and the device you're charging, measuring the voltage and current, and using that information to calculate the amount of amphours/watthours that go into the batteries during charging: Above: Testing batteries of used KS16B 680Wh with dual chargers. The charging is pretty much finished (0.02A = 20mA going into the batteries), and the total watthours charged to the batteries is 672.3Wh. To get correct reading, you first need to discharge the battery to as empty as possible. No idea if the Ninebot / Ninebot Mixte -models are compatible with NineBot Elite+, as all of these were originally made for different EUCs. Still, I'd expect it to, as from manufacturing economy point it would make sense for them to use same batteries and chargers across different products, but better check at least that the connectors are correct beforehand. The price is around 27-29.50 in British pounds (shipping included). In addition to just measuring the amount of amphours/watthours going into the batteries during charging, it can also stop the charging at certain current to make it possible to charge the batteries to less than 100%, for example to charge the batteries to a lower charge state for storage or expand the battery lifetime if you don't need the 100% charge always. There's also datalogging for drawing charge plots with a computer & spreadsheets or other graphing software (but that's rarely useful, nice "gimmick" though ). Charge Doctor V2 features Voltage: 20.0V – 100.0 V Current : 0.00 – 10.00 A Charge : 0.000-1000 Ah with automatic decimation Energy : 0.0-10000 Wh with automatic decimation End-of-charge adjustable current threashold : 0.1-8.0 A Datalogging serial output 9600 bauds TTL In/out with 3-pin GX16 aviation connector (Airwheel & clones, TG, iezWay, Gotway, Firewheel, most e-bikeboard…) or Lemo connector for Ninebot Dimensions : 85x50x20 mm Weight : 65 g If someone with a Ninebot Charge Doctor lives nearby, you could of course ask to borrow theirs, if you just need to measure the battery charge capability once.
  8. You're a new member with low post count and no upvotes yet, the forum software is configured so that new members can't start posting (all of your posts have to be approved by a moderator at start before normal members see them) or sending private messages until you have reached a certain "status" within the community (enough posts & upvotes). This is to prevent spammers from filling the forums up with crap and harassing members with private messages. It's annoying but necessary. After you've made a few posts and/or get a few upvotes, the limitations are lifted and you're free to post without separate approval of each message and send private messages to other members. The actual numbers of posts and upvotes aren't public knowledge.
  9. esaj

    Lightest 20km/h wheel on the market?

    There's nothing "magical" about the 20700's having higher capacities: the cell itself is larger (about 20x70mm, vs. about 18x65mm for 18650's), so it has higher volume and thus more capacity with the same material structure/chemistry as the other (ie. comparing NCA 18650 and NCA 20700, the 20700 will have more total capacity but will also take up more space). (180650 is probably a typo in the above picture, I'm pretty sure they mean 18650) 18650's seem to be more common, and maybe cheaper at the moment because of economies of scale, but I think the Gigafactory is/will produce 20700's, so it might change in the future.
  10. esaj

    Lightest 20km/h wheel on the market?

    IPS i5 comes to mind, I think it was something like 8kg 7.5kg.
  11. esaj

    Control boards

    Yeah, that's it... looks like they're coming back then. Although from a quick glance it seems they now have a different board (30A, not 30B4), but at least something. Only problem is that the minimum order seems to be 500 boards... https://microworks.en.alibaba.com/product/60430498308-801473537/self_balancing_scooter_sourcing_codes_programming_board.html?spm=a2700.icbuShop.41413.8.336d7435UNeITO EDIT: Oh right, no idea what motors that works with, the motor driving code needs to be adjusted for the motor parameters, you can't slap just any 3-phase BLDC/PMSM motor on it and expect it to drive it correctly...
  12. esaj

    Control boards

    Could be wrong, but my guess is "no", while there are some models that use horizontal boards, I don't recall seeing any wheels with smaller than 15S (63V max) battery or maybe there was some 14S (58.8V max) less known wheel in the early days, so unless you can use batteries with that high voltages, there don't seem to be options. 36V (nominal, I suppose) battery is 10S (42V max). At least KS16's and (I think) Rockwheel GT16's use horizontal boards, possibly others. KS16's use 16S (67.2V max) and GT16's use 20S (84V max), newer KS16(S) boards might be difficult or impossible to use without original battery packs, as it seems they have some form of communication directly with the battery BMS's, so they might not work with a different type of BMS. Don't remember the name of the board that some DIY projects used (look for a 3d-printed wheel in this forum section), and I recall it was discontinued at some point (don't know if it has since become available again), but I think for that board you could ask the company producing the board to upload the firmware for either vertical or horizontal installation, it just comes down to which axes of the IMU are interpreted as being front-to-back, side-to-side and up/down.
  13. esaj

    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Sorry for being the usual pessimist, but... Even if they manage to build the thing and push the manufacturing costs low enough to sell it at a sensible price, one of the biggest hurdles will be getting enough game studios behind it to produce content (games). They're going against big names (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, possibly others, I haven't followed up on game consoles in a long, long time) that have very deep pockets and large market shares. Even if the system delivers what's promised, very few people are going to buy one if there aren't but a handful of games and no certainty if there are going to be more. I think that's what killed Atari Jaguar in the 90's (could be wrong though). But let's hope they prove me wrong EDIT: Checking on the Jaguar's demise, it's more complicated than just limited game catalogue (44 cartridge titles released over the entire lifetime of the console between 1993 and 1996, plus a handul more after the system was already discontinued, and for the CD-drive accessory, see the wikipedia quote below): while ahead of its time (being a 64-bit system in 1993!), the hardware was complex and a real headache for game programmers. Probably also a bit of a chicken & egg -problem, as the sales were never anything big, and producing triple-A -titles was expensive even back then, so probably many game studios didn't want to take the risk of entering the platform.
  14. Don't know if such are available off-the-shelf with correct connectors, but basically it's nothing more than a DC-to-DC -converter working with car battery voltages (typically something like 11-14V for most cars, depending on the car battery charge state) on the input-side and adjustable to correct voltage (67.2V for 16S or 84V for 20S) on the output side with current limiting. If I needed such, I'd just get an off-the-shelf DC-DC converter, adjust the voltage & current limitation, then add cigarette lighter connector on the input-side and GX16-3 (or whatever your wheel uses) on the output side. A typical car battery is around 70Ah at 12V nominal voltage = 840Wh, so you'd still suck it dry if charging a wheel with big batteries and the car wasn't running.
  15. I like the idea otherwise, but using a laptop to charge an EUC seems a bit of a no-go in terms of the battery sizes. A quick googling says that Macbooks have <100Wh batteries (if you use the entire laptop battery to charge the wheel, you maybe get something like from a couple of kilometers maybe closer to 10km of range, if you're really lightweight, the boost converter has good efficiency and you're not using a very powerful wheel), Chromebooks probably in the similar range and if you charge from a car, using the cigarette lighter -connector directly with boost converter would seem more useful than using USB-C somewhere in-between?
  16. Agreeing with you otherwise, but this is not an EUC, it's not Ninebot E+ but Ninebot Elite+, which is a 2-wheeled Segway-type device:
  17. To my knowledge, if the batteries have been sitting around for 2.5 years, the maximum charge capacity has most likely degraded, how much depends on their storage conditions and voltage (charge %). I'd try to get the reseller/manufacturer to replace the batteries, although they may require you to show that the battery capacity has degraded. Fully charged batteries (cells) lose capacity permanently over time faster, and especially if they're stored in elevated temperature, the loss is even greater. Degraded batteries cannot really be "rejuvenated", although some people have claimed that cycling the batteries (charge all the way to full, discharge all the way to empty) has helped a little (my best guess would be that in such a case it's some type of software "fuel gauge" in the device/battery BMS that gets to calibrate itself over the cycling, rather than the cells themselves regaining lost capacity?). If stored totally empty (or the voltage has dropped during storage to critical levels), the cells can get severely damaged (internal short circuit through dendrite buildup), at which point they may even become really dangerous (trying to charge such cells can overheat them and cause a fire/explosion). Typically the suggested more or less "optimal" charge state to store lithium-ion cells for prolonged periods is somewhere around 30-50%. Usually the BMS (battery management system) -board inside the battery packs draws some current, so the voltage will drop over time, and the cells also (very slowly) self-discharge, but I've never had to recharge the batteries when the wheels are unused over winter (typically around 7-8 months in storage per year), the voltage drop for high quality cells isn't that much. Temperature 40% charge 100% charge Table 3: Estimated recoverable capacity when storing Li-ion for one year at various temperatures. Elevated temperature hastens permanent capacity loss. Not all Li-ion systems behave the same. 0°C 98% (after 1 year) 94% (after 1 year) 25°C 96% (after 1 year) 80% (after 1 year) 40°C 85% (after 1 year) 65% (after 1 year) 60°C 75% (after 1 year) 60% (after 3 months) Source: https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries For testing how much capacity they actually still hold, probably the easiest way would be to first discharge the batteries to empty and then charge them with a device that can measure the amount of watthours (or milliamphours) during charging, such as a Charge Doctor.
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  19. esaj

    Airwheel X8

    A couple of things to note: the thread is over a year old and the guy who wanted to buy one is in Greece, the shipping costs would probably be pretty steep...
  20. Ahem, didn't some V10's burst into flames due to battery fault? Maybe that was just during charging and not while actually riding...
  21. Once you get a few posts in and people upvote those, the posting limitations should be gone. I'm not even sure what the limits are nowadays, and they're not publicly announced to prevent spammers. I know it's annoying, but in addition to the bots/scripts/spammers that try to push "free certifications/fake documents/whatever" from the get go, we also do rarely get spammers that actually pretend to be "good citizens" until they get free posting (and PM) privileges...
  22. Do you have a multimeter? Measure the output voltage from the charger and the battery voltages... it's also possible that the voltage measurement on the board is out of whack and reporting wrong values.
  23. As there have been numerous questions about where to buy electric unicycles in country X, or which shops sell some specific brand/model, I've tried to compile a list of resellers and such to help you. It's by no means anywhere near complete, as there probably are a large number of resellers/agents/manufactures/etc who are hard to find by search engines alone, or don't have their own websites, but at least it should give you a few options where to look for. The original list was painstakingly compiled by me, using nothing but what I found here in the forums, and search engines and translation tools, and probably I can't even find most non-english sites, as I don't know the correct search words or understand the language... Hopefully you, other people and the resellers themselves will chime in to make the list more complete over time. Disclaimer While it should be common sense, let's go over a few things: This list is not a complete set of all the manufacturers/resellers/agents/etc. worldwide, and can contain errors, omissions, out-of-date information etc. While I try to avoid any errors or misinterpretations, I do not guarantee that the information here is correct in any way or at any time. I am not affiliated with or compensated by any reseller, EUC manufacturer or such in the list, nor compensated by electricunicycle.org for any volunteer work I do here as a moderator. I take absolutely no responsibility of any errors or omissions in the list or other information in this thread, or anything that may follow from viewing, using or misusing the list or this thread, visiting the sites or contacting the entities mentioned in this list, including but not limited to: any problems with the resellers, warranty issues, shipping problems or scams; loss of money, profit, time, life, limbs or organs, virginity, faith or any other damage, liability or loss you may suffer or unwanted side-effect or end result when engaging directly or indirectly in any way with any reseller, agent, manufacturer or other entity mentioned in the list. You do so at your own responsibility. While I at the minimum try to check that the site at least looks legit, I give you no guarantees of anything, as I have nothing to do with these resellers/web-sites/entities other than listing them (well, I might buy a wheel or some accessories from some of them, but it doesn't affect this listing). Basically, if something goes wrong, don't come crying to me. The list is here to maybe help you find a suitable place to get an EUC, but as it is probably never complete or up-to-date, there may or may not be more suitable options in your case elsewhere. Use the search engines, Luke. I reserve the right to remove any single entity mentioned in the list and not re-add them in case there's strong evidence that points that the reseller/entity is not legit, is dealing with illegal items or is a fraud, or for any other reason I see as a reason for removing the said entity from this list, and reserve the right to change this disclaimer and any contents of this post/thread at any time without warning. While I have expressed my opinions on some manufacturers, wheel models and such in other topics, and reserve the right to do so also in the future outside this listing/thread, I DO NOT endorse, advocate, give better or poorer visibility to, or otherwise recommend or shun any single reseller or brand over another within this listing or thread, whether I've used certain brand/model or not, or whether I've bought something from a listed reseller or not, or recommend ordering anything either from abroad or domestically or otherwise, nor breaking any international or local laws regarding importing wheels or related parts or accessories, using the wheels or in any other way. The choice is entirely yours. To put it simply, I hope this list and other information in this post is correct and useful to you, but on the other hand won't take any responsibility about anything Phew, I hope I made myself clear. Is your shop or a shop you know missing from the list, or contains wrong information? Are you reseller whose information is missing/wrong in the list? Please post to this thread, and I'll add/fix it to the list as soon as possible. Please give a link to the shops' front page or a section which shows the wheels (URL), mention the country or countries (and city or cities, especially if you have physical shop or are able to showcase the wheels in person) where the shop is located/shipping from and the brand(s) being sold. Do not advertise your shop/wheels with extraneous comments like "We have the best wheels/offers/accessories" or "Our wheel is the best and latest technology", stick to the needed information only and create a separate topic under Advertisements & Promotions for your wheel/shop/whatever, if you want to. Only resellers who sell directly to individuals (eg. private persons) one piece at a time are accepted. No whole/bulk-sales only, although it is ok if you sell both in bulk and one piece at a time. Ordering from Ebay / Amazon / Banggood / DXGate / Alibaba / other large e-commerce site (or whatever they're called) You can probably find lots of bigger and smaller resellers and manufacturers and (pretty much) any brand selling through these sites. I do not list such links here, visit the site and do your own searches to find what you're looking for. Ordering directly from manufacturer At least most manufacturers seem to sell also directly to consumers, so you can (usually) order directly from them. I have not included the contact information of the manufacturers here, but you can probably find it in their webpages, if you have a specific brand in mind and want to be sure to get the latest model. However, I have added direct manufacturer representatives who are registered in these forums, you can (probably) contact them directly with a private message to ask about the wheels/make an order. Ordering abroad vs. domestically Basically, the difference between buying from a domestic reseller or abroad is that you may need to pay additional customs duties and/or taxes when ordering abroad, depending where you are and where you are ordering from, and on the other hand, pay (maybe) more when ordering from a domestic reseller (as they've already paid the customs duties importing the wheels, and add taxes + margin on the price), but (probably) get faster turnaround and less shipping costs and such for any maintenance or warranty issues. Or not, this may vary from reseller to reseller and country to country. Compare the prices, costs and services yourself. To get more information about any taxes, customs duties or such when ordering abroad, check your local government, customs or such web pages for details and rates (and possible import limitations, if such exist anywhere for EUCs?). Warranty shipping especially overseas may also be costly, should such need arise, and if you have to pay for it yourself. Some manufacturers/resellers apparently have just sent the spare parts directly, without needing to ship the entire wheel or even parts back for warranty. Some may require the parts or the entire wheel to be shipped back. There may be costs to you or not, and they may vary a lot. I don't know, ask them what their policy is. There's also probably variation in warranties, defect liabilities, consumer protection etc. between countries, and those may or may not depend on where you have ordered the item and where you live. I suggest you find out such things before ordering. When ordering from anywhere, please note also that any transaction- and shipping-costs and such may or may not be included in the price. Locations the shops ship from Although a shop/site/whatever may be listed under country X/city Y (I've usually only extracted the location information from the "contact"-information or "about us"-section in the sites, if such is available and tells their location), it is possible that they only have an office or such in said country/city, and ship through a warehouse or other location in a different city/country. I leave it up to you to find out any issues this might affect (warranty, shipping, import duties, taxes...) before making any orders. If unsure about anything, contact the reseller/manufacturer/local goverment/customs/whatever seems suitable in the case directly and ask them. If you have any suspicions about any entity, the simplest solution is to not order from them. Manufacturer representatives and homepages Format: Manufacturer: username(s), homepage (if any/known) Airwheel: @Love Cherish @Arnold Li http://www.airwheel.net/ Caraok: @Janny, @Janny Wang Eyu: http://en.eyu.co/ F-Wheel: @Jesse Jin http://www.fwheel.cc/ Firewheel: - http://en.fire-wheel.com/index.html Gotway: @Jane Mo @Linneaunicycles http://www.kebye.com Huanxi: @Huanxi electric unicycle http://www.hx1000.com/en/ InMotion: @Bobwheel https://www.myinmotion.com/ IPS: - http://en.iamips.com/ @王月月 PinWheel: @PinWheel Joyce Rockwheel: @Barry Chen http://rockwheel.cn/ Suokuwheel: @suokuwheel http://www.suokuwheel.com/ King Song: tinawong has left KS? @Diana-Tan @Diana@szkingsong.com http://www.szkingsong.com/en/index.php Resellers in the forums This is an alphabetical list of resellers and and manufacturer representatives here in the forums (I'm not 100% sure of them all, please post and correct any wrong info). You can (probably) contact these people directly with questions/orders, but I'm not sure if some of them frequent the boards so much, so MIGHT have better luck with contacting the manufacturer/reseller via their pages or contact info found from there. FORMAT: USERNAME IN FORUMS (COUNTRY, shop) BRANDS Alwin Wong (Malaysia, Malaysia Airwheel, Malaysia Gotway) Airwheel, Gotway, Ninebot, King Song, others @bbking (Spain, Airwheelshop) Airwheel @Thewheeldeal (Australia, The Wheel Deal) Gotway OneWheel, Wind Rider, Chic @Gray Goodbarn (United Kingdom, Yorkshire Airwheels Ltd) Airwheel, Gotway @Jason McNeil (United Kingdom, WheelGo, USA, ewheels.com) IPS, Ninebot, InMotion, King Song, Gotway @johnc415 (USA) Gotway, IPS, Huanxi @Justina (Poland, electricunicycles.eu) IPS, King Song, InMotion, Solowheel @Kevin Lee (China/Hong Kong, independent) Gotway, King Song (others?) @Kok Fook Cheang (Malaysia, Asia e-Bike/Wind Rider manufacturer) Wind Rider, Rockwheel, IPS @Kyle Crilow (USA, How We Roll Wheels) Ninebot @mengke (Australia, WheelYouRide) Ninebot @Neale Gray (Australia, Milbay) Milbay @NevNutz (USA, Northern California, Tec Toyz) Gotway @Reagan Goh (Singapore, Ninebot.asia) Ninebot @Tim Haden (USA, HoodRiderz) Ninebot @Trey Lewis (USA, OneSeven) Gotway, IPS @vladmarks (United Kingdom, Project42) Ninebot, Inmotion, Uniwheel, Kingsong, Acton, Minimula @Wheelster (Canada, Wheelster) Airwheel, Firewheel, Solowheel, Ninebot, HX, IPS, Kaabo, SML, EHO, Cofly, generics Country list This is an alphabetical list by country with resellers who are located/ship from that country and which brand(s) they sell (at the time of adding to the list, as always, the information may not be up to date). Note that while city may be listed, the reseller may not have a physical shop there or their unicycles might be available for online-orders only and/or they might ship from a different country or city than stated. At least most sites/shops/resellers/distributors/callthemwhatyouwill probably ship to anywhere in the world, the per-country listing is to help people who want to order domestically or find out about possible physical shops near by to visit. Format: Reseller shop name, City name (if known): URL to shop Brands UNKNOWN/MULTIPLE COUNTRIES: EUniBikes.com, Denmark countrycode in phone number? http://www.eunibikes.com/shop/ TG, IPS FiresCycle, China countrycode? http://www.firescycle.com/ KMx, looks like rebrand for Firewheel F132/F260/F528 + some other two-wheeled? LightInTheBox, ? http://www.lightinthebox.com/ IPS, AirWheel, others... ROVR, ?: http://www.rovr.club/product/mobbo-electric-unicycle/ OneWheel, Ryno, Solowheel, SBU The Tech Life Store, ? http://www.thetechlifestore.com/product-category/smart-toys/outdoor-fun/ TG Wheelive: USA / China https://wheelive.com/ Fastwheel, WEERDA, Inmotion, Ninebot Airwheels, European Union/Slovenia: www.airwheels.pro Airwheel Australia: Milbay, Miami/Queensland: http://www.milbay.com.au/ Milbay (which is a rebranded King Song, AFAIK), Esway Tesla Wheels, ?: https://www.tesla-wheels.com/product/solowheel/ Solowheel The Wheel Deal, ? : https://www.thewheeldeal.net.au/ Gotway, King Song, IPS, Onewheel, Wind Rider, Chic Wheel you ride, Victoria: http://wheelyouride.webs.com/ Ninebot Austria CityWheel, Vienna: https://www.city-wheel.at/ AirWheel, Ninebot Funshop, Vienna: http://www.funshop.at/ Firewheel, Gotway, Ninebot, Solowheel, Airwheel, Inmotion, Monowheel, King Song Ninebot Austria, multiple distributors: http://www.ninebot.trade/index.php/home_ninebot_de_at.html Ninebot Ninebot-shop.at, Hohenems: https://www.ninebot-shop.at/ Ninebot Rentals: Mirtl-Motion, Vienna: http://www.mirtl-motion.at/ Ninebot (guided Vienna Tours & rentals, Ninebot Segways & Ninebot One) Belgium Cityzen, Brussels: http://www.cityzen.be/ Fastwheel, Gotway, Ninebot, F-wheel, Solowheel, King Song MonoWiel, Gistel: http://www.monowiel.be/ IO, MonoWiel (rebranded IPS?), Ninebot, InMotion, IPS, King Song Monowheels, Dilbeek: http://monowheels.be/ Gotway, Huanxi Brazil Ninebot Brazil, São Paulo: http://www.9botbrasil.com.br/ Ninebot Canada AirwheelUnicycle.com, Toronto: http://airwheelunicycle.com/Information/airwheel-models AirWheel Bestbuy, numerous locations: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/electric-unicycles/504392.aspx Sologear eRide-Toronto, Toronto: http://www.ewheelscanada.com Gotway, InMotion, King Song, Ninebot Gotway Canada, Ontario: https://gotwaycanada.com/ Gotway NineBotOne, Vancouver, BC http://www.ninebotone.ca/ Ninebot Ride the glide, Victoria: http://www.ridetheglide.ca/ Ninebot, Gotway Vancouver Electric Unicycles, Vancouver: http://www.vaneuc.com/webstore/en/ InMotion, Gotway, (King Song coming later) Wheelster, Quebec/Toronto/Montreal: http://wheelster.com/ Airwheel, Firewheel, Solowheel, Ninebot, HX, IPS, Kaabo, SML, EHO, Cofly, generics China Airebike, Jiang Su/Hong Kong: http://www.airebike.com/ Airwheel Air-Wheels, Hong Kong: http://en.air-wheels.com/22-electric-unicycle Airwheel, F-Wheel, Chic Smart Alloko, Shenzhen: http://www.alloko.com/all-products/ Airwheel Cocotool, Beijing: http://www.cocotool.com/portfolio/coolgo-most-popular-self-balance-electric-unicycle-x3/ CoolGo FazendoMedia, Beijing: http://balancingscooter.buy.fazendomedia.com/c1342681-gyroscopic-electric-unicycle Generics? Fosjoas, Shenzhen: http://www.fosjoas.com/Home/index Rebrands/generics? Geekbuying, Shenzhen: http://www.geekbuying.com/category/Bicycle-Supplies-1265 TG Holuby, Shenzhen: https://www.holuby.com/type/scooters.html Generics LifeJoys, Shenzhen: http://www.lifejoys.net/ FL (F-Wheel?) Ninebot Mall, Shenzhen: http://www.ninebotmall.com/ Ninebot Segwaybox, Shenyang: http://segwaybox.com/ AX37I (looks like Ninebot?) Smartride, Shenzhen: http://www.srwindow.cn/ Ninebot, InMotion, Yikebike, Solowheel Zapals, Shenzhen: http://www.zapals.com/outdoor-living/scooter-skateboard/electric-unicycle.html Generics? Croatia Airwheels, ?: www.airwheels.com.hr Airwheel Czech Republic Gotway.cz, Prague(?) : http://gotway.cz/ Gotway, Ninebot, Firewheel, IPS, Airwheel Denmark Air-Wheel.dk , Odense: http://air-wheel.dk/ Fly Sky Wheel Airwheel Denmark, ?: http://www.airwheels.dk/ Airwheel Coolstuff, Malmö: http://www.coolstuff.dk/ Solowheel, Airwheel Freego Nordic, Vejle: http://www.freegonordic.dk/ Freego, Okay Robot, Inmotion MyWheel, København (Copenhagen): http://mywheel.dk/29-el-uniwheel Airwheel, Firewheel, MyWheel Uniriders, Copenhagen(?): http://www.uniriders.com King Song Estonia Firstwheel, Tallinn: http://firstwheel.com/ Firstwheel, Airwheel, Ninebot, InMotion Finland CDON.com, Maarianhamina: http://cdon.fi/ Airwheel CoolStuff, Helsinki: http://www.coolstuff.fi Airwheel, Solowheel DG-Products, Espoo: http://kevytilmailu.com/index.php?id=10&ala=62 Airwheel, Ninebot, InMotion, King Song eCycle, Helsinki/Järvenpää: http://www.ecycle.fi/kauppa/ Gotway, InMotion E1on.com, Mikkeli: https://www.e1on.com/fi/tuoteryhma/727288 King Song Joyride Games, Forssa: http://www.joyride.fi/ JoyrideWheel (Looks like it's rebranded F-Wheel Dolphin One) Ollu.fi, Lohja: http://www.ollu.fi/ Generics, Huanxi Teknik Magasinet, Espoo/Helsinki/Lempäälä/Turku/Vantaa/Jyväskylä: http://www.teknikmagasinet.fi/tuotevalikoima/urheilu-ja-vapaa-aika/sahkokayttoiset-kulkuneuvot IPS, MonoWheel (rebrand of IPS?), ORB Wheel Verkkokauppa.com, Helsinki/Tampere/Oulu : http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/catalog/10864c/Pyoraily-Kevyet-sahkokulkuneuvot Airwheel, GoZero France Airwheel Boutique, Monistrol sur Loire: http://www.airwheelboutique.fr/ Airwheel Airwheel France, Paris: http://www.airwheel-france.com/index.php Airwheel AlterMove, Lille / Lyon: http://www.altermove.com/vehicule/solowheel.html Beepre, Rool'in, Solowheel Decathlon, 260 stores in France: http://www.decathlon.fr/solowheel-electrique-id_8303597.html Solowheel E-Bicycle, Paris: http://www.e-bicycle.fr/gyropode.php eWheel Fastwheel, Paris: http://www.fastwheel.fr/site/fastwheel/ Fastwheel Fastwheel France, ?: http://monocycle-electrique-fastwheel.fr/index.php/magasin-monocycles-electriques/ Fastwheel Firewheel France, Toulouse https://fire-wheel.eu/en/ Firewheel, Gotway, IPS, Airwheel Funnybike / E Roue, Paris: http://funnybike.fr/ Gotway, F-Wheel, Pukka, Solowheel, Ninebot Gyromax, Rebenacq: http://gyromax.fr/36-roues-electriques Inmotion, Ninebot Gyroroue-shop, Paris: http://gyroroue-shop.fr/ King Song, Rockwheel, Inmotion, Ninebot, and GotWay High'Tems, Beauvais: http://hightems.eu/17-monocycles Ninebot, King Song IPS Boutique, ?: http://www.ipsboutique.fr/ IPS MobilityUrban, : http://www.mobilityurban.fr/gyropode/ Smart Chic, NeWheel, FastWheel, Airwheel, Rockwheel, Legway, Firewheel Ninebot France, Paris: http://www.ninebot-france.com/acheter-louer/boutique/ Ninebot Ninebot France, ?: http://www.ninebotfrance.fr/ Ninebot Norauto, Marseilles/Lyon/Toulouse: http://www.norauto.fr/produit/solowheel-electrique-blanc-1500w_882133.html Solowheel Onebot, Nantes: http://www.onebot.fr/home/9-ninebot-one.html Ninebot Quad-Custom.fr, Noailles: http://www.quad-custom.fr/54-mono-roue-electrique-et-mini-gyropode Pamolod TeamScoot, Monistrol-sur-Loire: http://www.scooter-electrique-urbain.fr/13-monoroue-monocycle Freego, Ninebot, Pukka, Fastwheel, IPS, Airwheel, Rockwheel, Firewheel, Legway, generics... UP & GO, Saint-Étienne: http://www.up-andgo.fr/#!monocycle/c1yc2 UP & GO VIC Electricity, Bobigny: http://vic-electricity.fr/indexsous.html FosJoas Wheelyon, Lyon: http://wheelyon.fr/ Ninebot Germany 1RadWerkstatt, ?: http://www.1radwerkstatt.de/ King Song Electro-Sport, Eichwalde: http://www.electro-sport.de/ Gotway, Firewheel, Ninebot, IPS, Airwheel Free-Wheel, Bonn: http://www.free-wheel.de Ninebot, Airwheel Monowheel-kaufen.com, Glashütten: http://monowheel-kaufen.com Monowheel Monowheel-kaufen.de, ?: http://monowheel-kaufen.de/ Ninebot, Airwheel, Monowheel, generics Ninebot-kaufen, Glashütten: http://www.ninebot-kaufen.com/ Ninebot Ninebot Germany, ?: http://www.ninebot.de/ Ninebot Project42, ?: https://project42.de/6-elektronische-rader Ninebot, Inmotion, Uniwheel, King Song Pulox, Cologne: http://www.pulox.de/MonoRover-Elektro-Einrad Mono Rover Scooterhelden, Berlin: http://scooterhelden.de/online-shop Airwheel, Firewheel, GotWay, Inmotion, Monowheel, Ninebot India SuperScooter, Noida: http://superscooter.in/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=52 Generic Indonesia Gwendita Shop, Jakarta: http://gwendita.com/98-home-appliance Uniwheel Tokopedia, Jakarta: https://www.tokopedia.com/realdeal InMotion, Ninebot Ireland King Song Ireland, Dublin: https://kingsong.ie/ King Song Project42, (United Kingdom/London) : https://project42.ie/ Airwheel, Firstwheel, Ninebot, InMotion, Uniwheel, King Song Italy Eruota, Padua: http://www.eruota.com/ Gotway, Inmotion Luxembourg Electricity, Luxembourg: http://www.electricity.lu/index.php/fr/catalogue/mono-roues Ninebot Malaysia Asia E-bike, ?: https://www.facebook.com/asiaebike International sells: http://www.asiaebike.com/#!shop--cart/c3al Wind Rider, RockWheel, IPS Airwheel Malaysia, Multiple dealers?: http://airwheelmalaysia.com/ Airwheel Malaysia Airwheel, Shah Alam: http://malaysiaairwheel.com/ Airwheel Malta Techpoint, Birkirkara & Fgura: http://www.myips.eu/ IPS, lease available Netherlands DeVi motion, Obdam: http://www.devi-motion.com/webshop/electric-vehicle/p-1/D1000618--gyroscope-self-balancing-unicycle-(white).html GM-Wheel E-WheelShop, (Belgium/Gistel, affiliate of monowiel.be) http://www.e-wheelshop.nl/en/electric-unicycles/ Ninebot, IPS, InMotion Future Wheels, ?: http://www.futurewheels.eu/ King Song -rebrands: KS-14B 174Wh swappable battery (FutureWheel Noir/Scarlet), KS-14C 800W 680Wh (FutureWheel Force) Monowheels, Dilbeek (Belgium): http://monowheels.be/ Gotway, Huanxi New Zealand Impaq, Auckland : http://www.ipsunicycle.co.nz/where-to-buy/ IPS Norway CoolStuff, Oslo: http://www.coolstuff.no/ Airwheel, Solowheel Teknik Magasinet, (12 cities, check their site): http://www.teknikmagasinet.no/nyheter/sport-fritid IPS, ORB Wheel Ghetto wheels, Oslo: http://ghettowheels.no/ NinebotNinebot.no, Grålum: http://ninebot.no/ NinebotAirwheel Norge, Drammen: http://airwheel.no/ AirwheelTopseller Norway, Stabekk: http://topseller.no/ Ninebot, Hyperoll, Osdrich, SkywalkerCdon.com, ?: http://cdon.no/ Airwheel Poland Electric Transport Group, Świerklaniec, : https://www.electricunicycles.eu InMotion, IPS, King Song, Solowheel eUnicycles / emonocycle, Wroclaw http://eunicycles.eu King Song Puerto Rico: Airwheel Puerto Rico, Guaynabo: http://www.airwheelpr.com/ Airwheel Singapore Airwheel Singapore: http://airwheelsg.com/ Airwheel ESports: http://esports.com.sg/products/electric-unicycle.html Airwheel, IPS Falcon PEV: http://www.falconpev.com.sg/product-category/electric-unicycles-shop/ Ninebot, Wheelies Ninebot.asia: http://ninebot.asia Ninebot Passion Gadgets: http://www.passiongadgets.com/airwheel-unicycle/aiwheel-ips/ Kaabo, Airwheel, Gotway, Ninebot, F-Wheel, The Wheelies: http://thewheelies.sg/ Airwheel, Gotway, IPS, Ninebot Slovenia Airwheels, Maribor: www.airwheels.si Airwheel South Africa ElectricWheels, Cape Town/Johannesburg/Pretoria: https://www.electricwheels.co.za/ KingSong, Gotway, Airwheel, Inmotion OddWheel, ?: http://oddwheel.co.za/product-category/unicycles/electric-unicycles/ Airwheel Spain Airwheelshop.es, unknown: http://airwheelshop.es/ Airwheel Air Wheel Shop, Campanillas (Malaga): http://www.air-wheel-shop.com/3-1-roue Airwheel, iGo, Hotard MediaMarkt, 76 stores, check site: http://tiendas.mediamarkt.es/ciclos-electricos Ninebot, Run&Roll MoCycl, Barcelona: http://www.mocycl.com/shop/ Mocycl Tienda Ninebot, Bilbao: https://www.tiendaninebot.com/ Ninebot Sweden CoolStuff, Malmö: http://www.coolstuff.se/ Airwheel, Solowheel Flash Store, Hestra: http://kingsong.ulcraft.com/ King Song Green Ride Store, Uppsala: http://www.greenridestore.com/ Gotway, Orb3t, Sbot (Ninebot/King Song/IPS to be added later?) Gyroway, ?: http://www.gyroway.se/ Gyroway, InMotion, Ninebot Teknik Magasinet, (Almost 40 cities, check their site): http://www.teknikmagasinet.se/produkter/sport-o-fritid/eldrivna-fordon IPS, MonoWheel (rebrand of IPS?), ORB Wheel Switzerland Cycletec, Küsnacht: http://www.cycletec.ch/velos-und-e-bikes/solowheel-einrad Ninebot, Solowheel E-Ride, Zurich/Horgen, Bern, Geneva: http://www.e-ride.ch/en/ Firstwheel, Ninebot, Airwheel Einrad Shop, ?: https://www.einradshop.ch/einrad-shop/de/87-e-einrad IPS Kite-Shop.ch, Goldau: http://www.kite-shop.ch/de/evo-skates-elektro-kickboard-trotti/e-balance-scooter IPS LED Workshop, Thörigen: http://ledwerkstatt.ch/produkt/stehroller-ninebot-one-e/ Ninebot Mein Solowheel, Schwerzenbach?: http://meinsolowheel.ch/ Solowheel My-Wheel, Frenkendorf: http://www.my-wheel.ch/ Ninebot, IPS Rollster, Oberkulm: http://rollster.ch/ninebot-one Ninebot SBUV3, Unterwasser: http://www.sbuv3.ch/index.php/de/ Solowheel, Hovertrax, SBUV3 Stay Mobile, multiple dealers/cities: http://www.stay-mobile.ch/dealers.html Ninebot Superwheel, Winterthur: http://www.superwheels.ch/ Superwheel The Airwheel, E-Ride affiliate?: http://theairwheel.ch/ Ninebot, Fastwheel, F-wheel WheelzWorld, Carouge: http://www.wheelzworld.com/welcome.php Gotway United Kingdom Airwheel UK, London: http://www.theairwheel.com/shop/ Airwheel Personal Electric Transport, London: https://personalelectrictransport.co.uk Acton, Ninebot, Inmotion, E-Twow, Egret, Citybug, PET, Gotway, IPS Poolmarket Bristol: https://www.poolmarket.co.uk/ - Ninebot, Minimula, Xiaomi Project42, London: https://proj42.co.uk/ Ninebot, Inmotion, Uniwheel, Kingsong, Acton, Minimula Speedy Feet, Gloucestershire: http://www.speedyfeet.uk Ninebot, Gotway Tokatron, London: http://tokatron.com/ Rebrands (looks like Gotway, Huanxi, Macwheel (which is a low-powered Firewheel-copy)) WheelGo, London: http://www.wheelgo.com/ IPS, Inmotion Yorkshire Airwheels, Harrogate: http://yorkshireairwheels.co.uk/ Airwheel, Gotway United States Airwheel USA, (unknown): https://theairwheelusa.com/ Airwheel Dragonize, ? (Is this even in USA? :D): http://dragonize.org/index.php/my-shop/category/64-scooters TG ElectricUnicycleReviews.com Store, ?: http://www.electricunicyclereviews.com/s/ Huanxi (HX), Suoku, King Song, Ninebot EUniProShop, Seattle VA: http://www.euniproshop.com/ Super Wheel eWheel, New York NY(?): http://www.ewheel.net/ AirWheel, eWheel. Freeman, Ninebot, Rockwheel, Firewheel eWheels.com, Miami, FL: ewheels.com InMotion, King Song, Gotway Forward California, Santa Rosa, CA: http://www.forwardca.com/collections Ninebot Future Unicycle, Buffalo WY: http://futureunicycle.com/ Solowheel, IPS, King Song, InMotion, Ninebot Hoodriderz, New York NY: http://www.hoodriderz.com/?referral=eucf Ninebot How We Roll Wheels, Jacksonville Beach FL: http://www.howwerollwheels.com Ninebot InMotion USA, ??? : https://www.myinmotion.com/ InMotion/Solowheel Juiced Wheels, St. Louis MO: https://www.juicedwheels.biz/ King Song MenWheel, Blue Bell PA: http://www.menwheel.com/product-category/electric-unicycle/ MenWheel My Fun Wheel, Brentwood CA: www.myfunwheel.com https://squareup.com/store/myfunwheel IPS, Airwheel, Gotway, Ninebot (pages don't exist anymore?) On Balance Outdoor, Highland Park IL: http://www.commute-connect.com/electric_unicycles_skateboards.html SBU, Solowheel OneSeven, Siloam Springs, AR: http://www.oneseven.xyz/ Gotway, IPS Raijin Cycles, Tampa, FL: https://raijincycles.com/ Gotway Solowheel Seattle, Seattle WA: http://www.solowheelseattle.com Solowheel Tec Toyz, Santa Clara, CA: http://tec-toyz.com/ Gotway The ebike store, Portland OR: http://www.ebikestore.com/index.php?id_product=160&controller=product&id_lang=1 SBU
  24. esaj

    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Vantaa is in south, right next to Helsinki.
  25. esaj

    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Yeah, it was great... I'd claim that more people do actually have the chance to go on such a trip, if they really want to, but many (like myself before) say that they "can't", usually because of no time (work, I quit my job before leaving) or no money (it's not insanely expensive although not really cheap either with all the flights etc, I burned through a part of my savings but it was definitely worth it). Once you get to SE Asia (for us, the flights there and back were about 600€/$650 per person), you can get by handsomely with about $30 per day per person, even less if you opt to get guesthouse/hostel/hotel room without AC or private bathroom, or sleep in a dorm and eat in cheaper places. There were a lot of days where we spent about $40 total for two persons (including everything, hotel room, all foods & drinks, transport, tickets to sights etc.), but then we also went for some more expensive activities, namely the Gibbon Experience is crazy expensive (about $350 per person for 2 nights / 3 days), but most sights and activities are something like from couple of dollars to $20-30. Some budget travelers get by even with $10 per day (in the cheapest countries, which nowadays seem to be Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia has become more expensive over the last couple of years because of the Chinese pouring money into the country building resorts, casinos and such), but then you won't be doing much else than eating, drinking and sleeping. On the other end of the spectrum, a 5-star hotel or resort alone can be three figures per night and some activities can be quite expensive. All in all, we spent about $6000 (so about $1000 per person per month) + flights, could have gone cheaper, but we always opted for a room with AC and private bathroom. Leaving out a couple of the most expensive activities would have saved over $1000. I doubt I'll do this long trip any time soon, if ever again, but maybe a shorter one at some point. I'd like to see Pakse and 4000 islands in south of Laos, we only travelled in the north, and we used the 15-day visa exemption, in hindsight should have gotten the 30-day visa and spent a little less time in other countries. Sounds like a nice trip. I specifically chose SE Asia to see a culture completely different from ours, plus I hate the cold winters here, >+30C and sunshine seemed just perfect for me You'd think coming from a cold country it would take time to adjust to the heat, but I just loved it all the way.