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    Electric Assist Unicycle

    I wish, but I just rode it for the first time tonight, and even that was a few circles to get used to the weight of the thing. It's been raining for 5 days straight here, and I want to start on grass to avoid hurting the thing, so I have to wait until things dry out a bit before I can show a true video of me riding the thing. Looking forward to it some day this week; I'll reply here with a video.
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    Electric Assist Unicycle

    I've been riding my Gotway V3S for about a year now, but after a while it just seemed too...easy. So my friend and I built an electric assist unicycle! That is, a unicycle that can be pedaled like a normal unicycle, but gives electric boost, and doesn't balance itself in any direction. As far as I know, this is only the second one in the world. Not quite on topic for EUCs but I thought some of you might be interested. Here's the build thread: https://imgur.com/a/1ySZM I'm still learning to ride it, but I hope to film a video of it once the weather clears up a bit
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    The New Solowheel

    It's not just Jason that you're affecting here; it's the customers! I am glad I bought a V5F+ before this, because the price rose drastically with only a small firmware change. (BTW I bought the V5F+ with the rumor that it would soon be getting a firmware update, but I guess that's not happening either). That said, V5F+ is my favorite EUC out of the 4 I've owned (MSuper V3S, KingSong KS14C, Ninebot One E+, and V5F+) I know you're well intentioned but let me give you the point of view of a consumer here: I met a nice man at the International Juggling Association convention this summer (IJA) around 55-60 years old who had purchased for ~$2k a solowheel extreme secondhand. He was REALLY excited about it, but pretty bummed about its speed, and clearly $2k was a lot of money to him. For $500 less, I told him he could have gotten a Gotway MSuper V3S with better speed, battery life, and in my opinion, good reliability! I felt really bad that he had spent so much, but he clearly had done so out of a lack of knowledge. It made me feel that Solowheel was simply preying on those who didn't know enough. As to your IP claims, it doesn't make sense. First of all, I'm doubtful of Solowheel's IP claims (see: https://youtu.be/IxB2j-egWcQ?t=46m1s and Jason's info as well). Second, other companies seem to be okay with not respecting US IP (Gotway, KingSong, Segway/Ninebot, IPS). In that scenario, you MUST start doing the same to compete, or the company will die. From my opinion as an outsider, solowheel must be existing only due to a lack of knowledge of the users, something that will catch up to them if they don't start to actually compete. Let me add to what I said above: It's not that I don't respect IP claims. I do. Articles like this (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-counterfeit-20150531-story.html) give me great sympathy for Solowheel. But all that goodwill is lost when you continually miss deadlines, and charge more than double the price for less than half the wheel offered by these other companies.
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    Choosing a College Campus EUC

    I ride on a college campus (Princeton), and I love the Inmotion v5f, seconding that. It's pretty hilly here, and it's plenty powerful. I also have a MSuper V3S which I use to get around town and for longer trips, but the combination of the motor cutoff button/lightweight/trolley makes the v5f great for going to classes. I did have a bit of a nasty fall on the v5f when I hit a patch of black ice, but it was my fault for trying to ride in icy conditions. Also, Inmotion V5f is great for doing tricks, not sure if you care about that. I love when I ride past people, they say "do a trick" and I do a 180 on the spot, start riding backwards, and say "Like this?" Also be aware you're going to be "that guy" so make sure you're okay with that!
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    Back in April, my university juggling club had a show; here is the unicycle piece (most of it was EUCs):
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    Really interesting interview

    Unfortunately he says he's not interested in making any full evehicles just providing us with parts to do so. Can you imagine the quality (and I'm sure high cost) of an euc manufactured by him?
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    Really interesting interview

    I suppose that could be remedied with thru-axle huh motors but at a high cost. So as somebody who doesn't know much about this stuff, why is it okay to have higher voltage with the same thinnish wires? Did that not cause the connector/wire melting issues in the first batch of 84V gotways?
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    Really interesting interview

    I thought the myth of voltage was really interesting, especially given how much people seem to love the Gotway 84V machines over the KS 67V machines.
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    Really interesting interview

    I saw this really interesting interview with the founder of Grin Technologies, and thought it would really be interesting to people here. Interestingly, at about 45 minutes, he points to an EUC he made and claims he made it at about the same time as Shane Chen. He also talks at length from about 10-35 minutes about some really interesting aspects of batteries. In another great video of his, he shows off his pedal-assist regular unicycle, which is really cool.
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    Excitement about KS16S Sport?

    Seconded. I also am working on adding some functionality to my wheellog app...I like knowing I'm over 35 kph on my msuper but don't like the beeping sounds. So I'm making my watch buzz over a predetermined speed.
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    Msuper v3s hit 47km/h easy, WOW.....

    It's pretty clear that this guy can cruise above 50 km/h, in the snow. I don't know what you're talking about accelerating in that video above...the video fades from one point to another, there's no sudden acceleration.
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    Sudden KS16 cutout ???

    My guess is the torque required starting from holding a pole is far greater than the torque starting from one foot on the ground. With one foot on the ground, you probably kick off, and the strain on an engine to get you from a standstill to moving is extremely high. You *probably* just overleaned.
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    Ninebot E+ leaning to the left?

    This happens to me on every wheel I've had right after I fill the tire. It just means you overfilled, lower the pressure a bit and it should feel fine.
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    Hitting Tilt back, a lot...

    Inmotion is probably the safest wheel on the market today. If you have tilt back set at 12 mph, it'll just stay tilted back until it runs out of power. Of course, this could be dangerous because your son could simply learn to ride the tiltback, and then there's no warning when he gets near the end of the power of the device. Tiltback is supposed to be a warning mechanism. I don't have a kid so I'm more gung ho, but I'd say turn up the speed. He's a kid, and the V5F doesn't go THAT fast, if he wears a helmet the absolute worst he'll do is break a limb, and he'll recover fast from any fall.
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    Would You Want pre-drilled Trolley Handle Holes in your ACM?

    I've heard this. I have a MSuper V3S on it's way in the mail, and I might have been swayed to the ACM had it not been for that trolley. My feeling is that in the worst case, I can build my own sturdier, taller trolley and the holes in the shell are already there, instead of having this ugly ACM trolley on the outside. I've also heard people claim that the reason they like the ACM is because it will roll when you crash, where the square MSuper will smack the ground hard. If you have an ACM trolley, that goes out the window.