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  1. How do they compare to the Inmotion Power pads, especially for jumping/pulling up? https://www.ewheels.com/product/inmotion-v11-powerpads/
  2. Your argument is like saying if you aren't willing to crash you car at 50mph without a seatbelt, you shouldn't be driving at 50 mph with a seatbelt. We are just standing on two pedals, directly over the center of gravity, while moving over the pavement at high speed. Finding yourself doing a Superman imitation at some point if your ride long enough is a real possibility. Crashing from an EUC without protective gear is more likely to result in a potentially serious injury. If someone doesn't mind the time to put pads/guards on, then it makes sense to wear them and hopefully never need them.
  3. Conecones - You make some good points, but.... Riding an EUC at 30mph is far more dangerous than riding a road bike at the same speed. Not only do you have the shut off risk with an EUC, but you aren't planted on it if you hit a bump the way you are on a bike. However, if you want to really use it for commuting at 30 mph, then it is smart to protect yourself because the risks of a hard crash are very real, and many injuries will be with you for the rest of your life. Personally, I like the idea of the airbag jacket. I've never seen or worn one, but it has to be far more comfortable and le
  4. I'm interested in this thread as I'm considering upgrading my aging V8. I keep going back and forth, based on new videos or new information. This video was particularly interesting to me, as "Wrong Way" was clearly in favor of the V11 in an earlier video, but then he made this update where he says how fun the S18 has turned out to be, and he says that he got rid of the previously highly favored V11 because of all the build/quality problems. So at least for his experienced rider/user, the S18 won out in the end. As a mountain biker, the suspension on the S18 makes sense, because it also kee
  5. Just an update: I got a letter back. They are basically skirting the fire risk issue, and just saying that he can't keep it in the dorm because there is a long standing policy of no "Motorized Vehicles" in University housing. I politely emailed back saying that a small unicycle that you ride between your lower legs is more like a skateboard than a Motorcycle, and should be treated as skates and skateboards. He can carry it all the way to his room, and never run it on the carpet. The fact that it has a small motor is irrelevant. What happens if they put tiny motors in the wheels of rol
  6. Thanks for the help! But, the link to the CE certificate doesn't seem to work....
  7. Made some changes to the letter. Thoughts? Dear Mr VuNguyen, My son Nicholas just informed me of the new USC ban on all Lithium Ion devices. This is obviously in response to the fires that have occurred with the cheap, defective hover boards that became popular a few years ago. I am deeply disappointed that someone has made the enormous mistake of assuming that all lithium ion devices are a fire risk. The cheap hover boards caught fire because of the low quality chargers and poor design of the motherboards that allowed some of the cells to over charge, causing them t
  8. Good thought. I also drafted this letter: Dear Mr VuNguyen, My son Nicholas just informed me of the new USC ban on all Lithium Ion devices. This is obviously in response to the fires that occurred with the cheap, defective hover boards that became popular a few years ago. I am deeply disappointed that someone has made the enormous mistake of assuming that all lithium ion devices are a fire risk. The cheap hover boards caught fire because of the low quality chargers and poor design of the motherboards that allowed some of the cells to over charge, causing them to catc
  9. My son is a freshman at USC. He was using an Inmotion V8 to get around campus. USC just came down with a no lithium ion device policy. No electric bikes, no hover boards, etc, allowed in the dorms because of "fire risk." This is obviously a response to the cheap hoverboards that caught fire in the past. A quality EUC with a charge doctor is hardly a fire risk. Any advice on how to deal with this? He is a music major and has to carry around a heavy saxophone across a large campus. The EUC was awesome.
  10. Can you turn off GPS/location services on your phone? I wonder if that would work....
  11. If I don't stop the charge early using a charge doctor, both my V8s charge to 100%.
  12. Ninebot said the control board failed. They are installing a new one. I will update again after I receive the unit and test it.
  13. I agree. That is why I made sure to note that my numbers are with the new 2.5A fast charger that Jason provides.
  14. More Numbers. Plugged in to charge at 75.5V (only number I'm not sure about). At 79V, 64 Wh had gone in. Then it was about 25Wh for each volt increase. 80V - 88Wh. 81V - 115, 82V - 142, 83V - 166, 84V - 187. At the 2.0A charge rate cutoff that I set, total Wh in 221. So from 83V to cutoff was 55Wh, or 11.5% of battery capacity. So if you want to use the fast charger, and charge to under 90%, cutoff at 83V. One of these times I'll disable the cutoff and see how many Wh it will hold from 83V to 100% charge to get a more accurate feel for what percent charge the 2.0A cutoff and 83
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