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  1. ir_fuel

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    I don't think it's the weight. It's not the only wheel in that weight category.
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    Ninebot Z10 - switch protector mod

    The number of times I've switched mine of by accident They should have made the power button long-press. Especially with the pick up sensor on the bottom, there is no need for it to be a short press.
  3. ir_fuel

    Ninebot Z10 pedal opener mod

    You should print this in some super stiff TPU. ColorFabb nGen Flex seems like a good candidate, or NinjaTek Armadillo.
  4. ir_fuel

    How fast is too fast?

    A short cut "touring" motorcycle jacket is as easy to use as a normal jacket. Ok your pads might move but the first impact will always be covered IMO as long as you close your jacket's zipper. Compared to motorcycles we don't need to support sliding 100ft and hitting several obstacles before coming to a standstill. It's usually 1 smash into something and that's it. Pretty sure my shoulders and elbows are protected when going down. I wear wrist protection without issues under my jacket. For the legs, slap on some G-Form knee protection under your regular pants. You can wear them all day long ( I don't even realise they are there once I have them on for 5 minutes ) and nobody will notice them.
  5. ir_fuel

    Brussels, Belgium

    Zit je bij AG? Dan dekt je familiale dat. Gewoon een groene kaart vragen.
  6. I really got annoyed by the fact that I couldn't look straight behind me. Since I am not an owl I can't turn my head 180 degrees, and just trying to look back as far as possible while going 20mph is not easy nor comfortable nor will you have the time to observe how stuff moves. So I wanted a rear-view mirror. Since I hate the mirror-attached-to-helmet look ( sorry @Marty Backe ) I found another solution on Amazon. Got to test it for the first time yesterday and it works really well! As we drive/ride on the right hand side of the street here I installed it on the left. It's very discreet, easy to use, can worn under a motorcycle jacket and over wrist protection and it's not expensive. I just leave it open when I ride and when I'm done close it and it's not in the way.
  7. ir_fuel

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Have the Z a while now, and I must say it still takes getting used to. I am not a hardcore EUC'er (then again, can I say that with 3 good wheels in the garage? ) and tend to use them mostly as transportation when doing something else right now (lack of time to go out for rides like I did last year). I didn't ride a lot the last couple of weeks and I used my GT16 in the paddock last weekend. Yesterday finally had some time again so I used my Z10 for a 20 mile round-trip. It really takes getting used to again, especially the "I SHALL STAY UPRIGHT" behaviour it tends to exhibit. Pretty nerve-wrecking when you just start your ride (I hadn't touched the Z10 in about a month I think). Wondering if it's a matter of trust/skill and if you can really lean into the corner and have the wheel tilted over 20+ degrees. I don't feel courageous enough to try tbh. My GT16 just feels "natural" to ride (as would any other narrower wheel I think). I also find that the positives of the wide tubeless tire really aren't that big. Objectively the sacrifice that you make in agility does not weigh up to the advantages of having that tire on your euc. My conclusion is that for me it isn't the best wheel out there, but it's a combination of looks and build quality that make it one of the most appealing to get. I still enjoy riding it a lot, but it's a bit like cars. Nobody buys a car purely based on a spec sheet and performance tests. There is always a subjective factor that plays a role. Clearly they hit the nail on the head at Ninebot in that department. This being said. If tomorrow I do the same trip, I will take the Z10 again
  8. ir_fuel

    Ninebot Z10 Modifications

    That's the biggest design letdown for me. That bracket really looks like something from the hardware store. If it can be unscrewed, maybe it can be replaced with a 3d printed part that would give the same rigidity + a bigger contact patch when using it as a parking stand.
  9. ir_fuel

    WheelLog Android App

    Concerning the sources: if the person developing it now would release the sources the day he stops working on it, fine by me.
  10. ir_fuel

    WheelLog Android App

    Honestly, I would just like to see one thing: a recent wheellog (or however you want to call it) released on the play store, do we don't have to dig through this thread to find out if a new version is released and where to download it.
  11. ir_fuel

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    I had this happen under my feet several times with my Rockwheel GT16 when taking sharp bumps at the right speed/weight. It always stopped after a few seconds. It like the software that reads the gyro and corrects the stance goes into some kind of oscillation loop.
  12. ir_fuel

    In the news...

    He'll do the same with a Dodge Challenger Hellcat to offset his carbon footprint :p
  13. This is the only correct answer. Be realistic, you will crash.
  14. ir_fuel

    In the news...

    So you are saying that @Marty Backe was spouting nonsense when he claims that it spoiled his rides at Venice Beach?
  15. ir_fuel

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Be patient. I am running the latest beta version and it is nearly done.