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  1. In my opinion (Bare in mind that i have much more experience with eucs) you do trade stability to have the surf feel of the OW at least at this stage . This can be mitigated by proper carving but even on the videos of experienced OW riders i noticed some woble . I am not advocating against the OW (It is very fun) althogh i believe eucs are at a more advanced stage of its development . My point is that the device itself and riders would benefit if OW had proper competition like there is on the euc market . I would love to see what kind of inovations gotway or nineboat could introduce on their version of self balaced esk8 . Future motion opened the market but now is time for other companies to join for the benefit of consumers .
  2. I confess my first impression of OW was not posive as i thought it was not natural to ride a self balanced wheel sideways (prejudice) but after ridind it i can totaly undestand why some people love it so much despite the obvious disadvantages compared to the latest euc models . I still believe it ts more dangerous to ride sideways but i was trying to convicve myself to get an OW as i reckon my underpowered airwheel X3 was an exelent teacher . I have learned the most important lessons with it (the hardest way) always respect the limitatios of the wheel and eyes on the road all the time . But i am not sure about the OW compromises x price so i will wait a bit more in the hope that gotway or nineboat want to take my money . Congrats for Duff on the euc army channel for showing the OW on the eyes of an euc rider .
  3. Great discussion guys . That is why i love this forum. I think the learning curve is diferent than Eucs . EUCs are more dificult at first , but after it clicks you feel stable prety quick . OWs are easier to ride at fitrst but takes more time to get fluid and feel confortable with the wobles they produce . The OWs are less forgiving than eucs . It reminds me of my first euc (airwheel X3) . It would kick me out mercilessly if i overpowered it just a bit ( no redundancy ) .
  4. The market for OWs is smaller than scoters inded houseofjob but the same is true for eucs and there is loads of competition also . The OW growth is very impressive and it is basicaly the same device as euc with kart tire and adaptations for the side riding stance .
  5. On CES , OW over charged the hype (iphone like) anoucing big things caming and everybody was stoked for an upgrade .Turns out it was just a $225 , 35% faster hyper charger for the XR and a stand . LOL 😅 this guys on OW are such trolls .The reactions on the facebook OW owners group were hilarious .
  6. I am not sure about making the OW even bigger LanghamP . The thing is already so bulky and heavy . This , plus the relative limited range are the main disadvantages of it in conparison to eucs , but the carving , float , surf feel of it is awessome and that is why lots of people are paying serios buck for it despite its clear limitations at this early stage . OW can charge whatever they want for the device and parts and even slow down the release of upgrades to maximise their profits only because there is no serious competition . Seem to be a good time for gotway . nineboat or even kingsong , inmotion to jump on the band wagon if the do not want to miss the train .
  7. The moonwalk is a remoteless esk8 but not very succesfull by the looks of it phatmike . It shows though that gotway has an eye on the crowded esk8 market . I reckon they would do much better with a self balanced sk8 considering the relative new market with less serious competition and their expertise on eucs . I watched the video of the mten OW conversion Meep . A bit rough , but it shows it can be done . I reckon this concept could be chiseled by gotway into a cool new device . More clearence from the floor needed and figuring out mout and dismount will be the chalenge .
  8. Hi Meep . Still alive and looking for new ways to kill myself . Eucs are just taking too long . I reckon the problem with all the existing self balanced esk8s options is that they are limiting themselves by trying to make it look like a sk8 when this is a different beast all together . The boards are just too long , the motors are too weak and if it dips a bit , there is no recovery (puting some small wheels in the front pads is not a real solution) . My friend is a very competent rider and had 2 bad nosedives with the OW XR in less than 300 miles . Smaller and slightly tilted up euc pedals/pads may help to avoid nosedives . Also why not using the space between the legs to allow bigger batteries/wheels and more powerful motors ?(the mechanics of Z10 thicker tires may work) . Many people are putting aftermarket external batteries over the mudgard anyway on the OWs . But I guess what I am suggesting is a sideways rideable euc , not a SBSk8 (by the way that is also a good name) . But I bet gotway could make them look cool . What I realized after giving a go on the OW is that the feeling of riding sideways is awesome and PAIM addicted people like myself (board background) love it and are willing to take a tumble on their bodies and their wallets for that sensation . Here is my pitch . Someone give us a decent sideways rideable euc that mimics the feeling of skate/snow boarding/kitesurfing . Gotway my big chips are one you with a side bet on nineboat . I do believe in the benefits of competition ( the euc market is a good example of heathy competition) . It is time for someone to give OW a run for its money .
  9. I like the boldness of gotway . I Have a msuper V2 ,V3 and ACM. Love all of them . I also love my evolve gtx esk8 . Yes i am just a sucker for personal assisted induction mobility (PAIM) devices because they are F.A.F. and yes I am a middle age crisis male looking for an adrenaline fix to keep me going . The self balanced skateboards are selling like hot cakes despite being over priced and underpowered . I bet gotway could do a much better job if they want a peace of this fast growing market . I have tried the one wheel and they are actually very fun but £2000 is too much for what it is at the moment in my opinion (a death trap). A gotway engeneared self balanced esk8 ( -O-esk8 could be a cool name ). If they manage to put together one of those powerful motors with thicker tires (to give estability) on a smaller front and back platform (they could do something cool with foldable foot pads by the way) , with just enough space to place our feet confortably and reduce risk of nosedives . This is just a folish dream but i would definitely by one if gotway managed to pull this off .😎
  10. Wish a speedy recovery for your shoulder Marty . Thank you for sharing with us .
  11. Luiz

    UK Group

    Hi . Stuart . Please sign me up . There is a friend that rides an one wheel that would like to join aswell . His name is Rob .
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    EUC fitness?

    I lost 35 kilos and unicycling helped me a lot in achieving that .
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    Legalising EUCs in the UK, the next steps

    Congratulatios for all involved in this serious and high level discussion . I am still very skeptical but I am starting to allow myself to have some hope of pet devices legalisation in UK when i see such inteligent and rational arguments . Time has arrived for us to present dispationate and reality ankered ideas to the authorities . You have my full support . That is the way to go !!!! . Great job guys By the way . I love the skyway proposition . It is a great opportunity for london and UK to be in the forefront of history once again and revolutionize city transportation all arround the world . British ingenuity and forward thinking revolutionized the world for the better and made Great Britain one of the most relevant coutries in the human history . The Amsterdan option is not optimal as the bicycles still have to negotiate with overground metro , cars , busses and motorcycles in the crossings generating potentialy dangerous situations. Maybe it is time for london to lead the way again and to be in the forefront of chage.
  14. Glad to hear you were using protective gear and , only your pride got hurt . You must be a very fit and agile person with ninja reflexes and some training on martial arts if you walked out of a fall at 40 km/h with just scratches . To all of us that do not posses such incredible skills and agility the lesson once again is clear . DO NOT RIDE AN ONE WHEEL ELETRONIC BALACED DEVICE AT HIGH SPEEDS UNLESS YOU HAVE A DEATH WISH . If this is the case i would sugest a quicker and less painfull aproach . As a rule i use protective gear most of the time but to be completely honest i found myself riding 40 km this weekend with no protection apart from my winter jacket . Although not at 40km/h , still prety stupid . Shame on me ?
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    Legalising EUCs in the UK, the next steps

    I consider myself very lucky .The only face plant i had happened on the first time i managed to ride in a straight line on a euc and it was my fault . (i passed the speed limmit on a airwheel x3) . In 3 years riding though i never had any other problems . On the contrary i recall many situations when the euc caught me up when i tought i would fall . We cannot deny that any eletronic failures on an 1 wheel eletronic balaced veicle are potentialy catastrofic , particulary if you ride at more than 20 km/h. With 1 wheel you cannot just roll out of it in case of a sudden electric failure like you can on an e-bike or e-scoter. The fact that you are standind increase the risk of injury in my opinion. I believe in risk management but if you still have shut downs while riding sensibly due to eletronic failures you have a very dangerous situation particulary if you are riding on the roads . I confess that the frequence and severity of injures reported made me consider giving up as i gave up of motorcycles after a big fall.