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Everything posted by meepmeepmayer

  1. In addition, I like softer ride modes for this. This gives the wheel a bit of a delayed reaction, so the pedals can swing/tilt more before it reacts. Most importantly, for downhill braking a softer ride mode might help to really lean back and permanently put good pressure on the back end of the pedals. You can try it, don't overthink (I believe that is what I did above), just see what feels best.
  2. Correction: I think I confused forwards and backwards. Thanks to @buell47 for the tip. I changed my posts above. Sorry I hope this isn't too confusing. Anyways, I meant to say that on steep hills, it helps to reposition the feet so you can put maximum pressure and all the weight on the front end of the pedals (uphills) or on the back end of the pedals (downhills). It's a big difference. Especially starting on a steep incline is much easier if you do this and much harder if you don't - you can hardly get going uphill and the wheel will run away downhill with your normal riding stance. However you need to re-position your feet for better control You feel it best in the moment when you are stepping on but the wheel is still standing still - either the wheel seems to have its own will (bad), or it is nicely balanced and neutral due to your changed foot stance and you have good control (good). Don't worry too much about theory, just find a hill and try it and you'll know how it works for you. Simply remember, if hills are wonky, a different foot positioning (compared to normal riding) can give you much better control over your wheel (most importantly it fixes weak downhill braking).
  3. We're talking about replacing foot-routes. Aka like 1 mile. Probably not worth it to even wear any gear but wrist guards. So I think the Tesla and MCM5 might still work, even for the weight. Maybe I'm misjudging how exactly the EUC will be used. And it can't hurt to have a faster and stronger wheel like a MSX or Nikola, but they're heavy.
  4. I agree that a Monster as a first wheel and for your purposes might end up being too big, heavy, unwieldy. A Nikola, 16X, 18XL or MSX are maybe better (or even a smaller wheel like a Tesla or even MCM5). And more fun because more zippy. On the other hand, for sheer riding comfort, a big tire is just nice. Not sure if that is really what you need. Often choice comes down to "trust your gut". So if you see yourself just wanting a Monter, get one. But the others are maybe a bit more flexible and pleasant, especially if you replace shorter routes that you'd normally walk.
  5. So to reduce the confusion, you don't have to do this, of course. But if you ever find that braking downhill could be better, move the feet forward so you can put all the weight on the back edge of the pedals (however you must reposition your feet to do that, probably a bit back). And likewise, if you think going up a long steep hill makes the wheel slow down too much and is uncomfortable to keep the speed, move the feet back so you can put all your weight on the front edge of the pedals (however you must reposition your feet to do that, probably a bit forwards). It simply allows you to easier force (tilt) the wheel to brake or accelerate. It's a notably different stance from just normal riding in moderate flat areas.
  6. No. This is just to help you put more force on the pedals so the wheel behaves like you want. That isn't needed for short ramps etc. (unless you stop and start on one). But most people will have an asymmetric stance (one foot more forward, one more backward) for the same effect during normal riding. Just better acceleration and braking possible. Hills aren't really so special, you just need practice, and don't be afraid of them.
  7. Hi! If you go down a hill, it helps to put the feet more forward backward on the pedals than usual. So you can push all your weight directly into the end of the pedals. This allows you to "dig the heels in" and to put maximum pressure on the pedals for braking and gives you a safer feeling because you can control (brake) the wheel better (more easily). Likewise, if you go up a hill, it helps to put the feet further back forward on the pedals than usual. This allows you to put all the weight on your toes/front of the feet and put good pressure on the front of the pedals, so the wheel tilts forward and accelerates up the hill, and you have better control for this. If you start on a hill (down or up), these changed foot positions also make it easier to start because the wheel doesn't try to run away from you (downhill) or refuse to accelerate like normal (uphill). In addition, if the hill is very steep, start sideways and then turn into the direction you want to go.
  8. Call it "7 days of Southern California tours". Your name makes it sound like one week-long event (possibly all or nothing). These are 7 days of rides independent of each other. Other than that, I'm totally not envious and on the wrong continent. Such awesome rides, everyone should join as many as they can
  9. Is this real? That sure are meaningful names. Sometimes I think the Chinese are just trolling us
  10. I currently have a slight knee issue that may or may not be related to riding after a pause and with no stretching or similar preparation. So I can only support the recommendation to stretch a little bit before riding
  11. I don't believe so. If anything, it would even help against overextending the wrist. But if it's loose like that, it will do nothing.
  12. Unfortunately this forum does NOT like these shortened/share URLs (because it expects an actual image, not an imagehost website meant to display the image and God knows what else). If you post (simply paste) the full URL, it works. Unfortunately, image hosts hide the full URLs like state secrets because then the image just gets displayed, but clicking on it will do nothing (as opposed to bringing you to the image host site). So you have to wring the real image URL out of their grabby hands and manually paste it. Example: Pasting this will simply give you a link. This is the "link" they give you. But pasting the actual full URL (hotlinking) will produce the image (for the above quote, I manually had to make it appear as text link), like this (try coping and pasting this link into one of your posts and see): In this case, I visited the first link and used "copy image address" from right clicking on the image displayed on imbgg to get the real URL. It's a bitch on mobile, but that applies to lots of this page
  13. Stuff like Dropbox or Google Photos often fails because the permissions for the image must be set to public in some way. And sometimes it just seems buggy and convoluted. A site meant to be an image host is probably the easiest and quickest to use. https://imgbb.com/ for example.
  14. I moved this into its own thread so it doesn't clog up your nice mod thread
  15. Not sure if you can delete attachments (the site admin can). And yes, they would disappear from all posts where you used them. I use imgbb.com. Quick and easy, account optional. Just paste a direct link to the picture (forget the embed options) and it will appear in any post.
  16. This forum isn't meant to store images, the attachment functionality is just a small extra (you have like 40MB or so). Use an image host for a serious number of pictures. Apparently there's also a limit for how many pictures hosted here you can have in a post. The solution is the same - an external image host.
  17. I don't follow the details, but there is some specific issue (with some burned contacts or something) that may or may not appear (not sure how it relates to the batches or if it has been fixed). I think the details are in this thread, you can also ask there how they judge the probability of a later failure, and all other Z10-specific questions: My opinion, you want a Z10, here's one for a rare low price. So if you can live with the risk (and maybe confirm a backup plan where to get parts, you can also ask in the other thread), it seems to whisper "Buy me!! Buy meeeeeee!" to you A comparable wheel is probably going to cost more (and if you want the Z10, there's just no comparable wheel).
  18. The first generation Monsters they rode on the 1000 miler had weak mosfet boards and thin motor cabling and could reproducibly be fried by going up long continuous and very steep inclines. The new wheels (including all the Monsters now) are an order of magnitude better. You can only fry them if you really really try (e.g. the car push thing). Those "steep" hills you show are a piece of cake for current wheels Check out Marty's overheat hill video of the MSX (and see how steep his hill really is):
  19. Click the "edit" button below your post. Editing the first post will also let you change the title. Maybe editing wasn't available for your new account, but now it is Hover the mouse over the title for info on a quick title change. If the wheel is sold, we recommend hiding the thread (should work by hiding the first post, if not we can do it for you). It's in the "options" next to the edit button.
  20. You're not the only one! They have all the components to print money if they just decide to do it. Baffling this hasn't happened yet. Oh well, one has to be immune to incomprehensible Chinese EUC manufacturer decisions unless you want to go crazy
  21. More like 21(?)/18 for the real world outer tire diameters. Also, isn't the Nikola beeping at your speeds? There's hard motor RPM constraints so the beeps are there for a reason. Just saying Before you die because you don't want to believe that you can't test a EUC's top speed without crashing
  22. While that's good advice, grabbing the wheel with the legs or using aids like the powerpads makes it easier to put exactly the crazy high stress on the wheel that makes it fry before overheating. If you just work via the pedals, your automatically limit yourself (if only because standing on the toes isn't too comfortable). That's not an argument against the powerpads, just something to be aware of. You can quite effortlessly force enormous power out of a wheel if you force-tilt it by sitting or grabbing it with the legs or some other way, so it's easy to forget how much more stress one is putting on the wheel then.
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