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  1. Rotciv

    DarknessBot - iOS App

    Anything I should watch out for? I don’t want the One Z to drop me while I’m going 45kph (28mph) 😳😵
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Could be just the lack of dynamic range with his camera. Personally, I think the One Z lights are not the best but usable and serves it's purpose. A handheld light is still my preferred option.
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    Boston meet up

    Weather's bad this weekend 😞 Next weekend looks promising
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    Ninebot One Z Not Charging

    Took the Z10 for a long, high speed ride of about 30 miles on constant beep. The first 20 miles or so was mostly at max speed and short 30-34 mph burst with the wheel in it's 4th beep. The rest was gradually slower due to lowering battery level. After the ride, I had dinner and got home about an hour later. Tried charging the Z10 and it will not charge but will still turn on. When the charging cable is plugged in, the led indicator stays green on the charger and no activity on the wheel battery indicator. Checked the output voltage of the charger and it was ok. I then decided to open up the side cover to check the battery connections. While opening the side cover, I noticed that it was still warm. When the cover was removed, the armor plating on the battery pack was even warmer. One pack was blinking red and the other was blinking blue, they should only blink red when charging, so somethings not right. Remembering the same issue with the One S1 not charging due to high battery temperature, I decided to disconnect the XT connectors and let the battery pack cool. A few minutes later when the pack felt cooler, I reconnected the XT connectors and tried charging, and it was charging! Some observations: The complete battery pack has lots of thermal mass. If it gets hot, it's going to take a while to cool down. Battery pack has armor plating where it press against the cover. The battery pack is composed of two packs and they take turns powering the wheel at predetermined interval. TL;DR Battery got too hot to charge, took almost two hours of waiting before it can be charge.
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    The Photo Thread

    Providence Cloudy Sunset
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    One Z without Mudguard

    Here’s one from the side
  7. If you like to ride your Ninebot One Z without the mudguard, the threaded brass inserts for the screws that holds it seems out of place and can get filled with mud and dirt. Screw in some black button head M4 to plug the insert and make back look more uniform.
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    It looks a lot better without the trolley and mudguard. It’s a little inconvenient when I get to work and I have to bend down and use the handle to push it to my desk. Luckily I’m not very tall so I don’t have to bend down as much. Someone mentioned using a strap, I’ve tried using a pet collar and it somewhat works going straight but not on turning.
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    Recover Fans'Moment from the APP Segway Ninebot

    I recently noticed that fan moments and ranking also disappeared in my app. My region is US, I tried logging out and changing it to Europe but they are still missing. I sent a feedback and I hope Ninebot will fix this issue.
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    The Photo Thread

    Next to a robot 🤖
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    How to Ride the One Z

    The Ninebot One Z has a completely different driving dynamics and requires different techniques that most of us are used to. I've had only a couple thousand miles across all my other euc which are the One S1 and KS14S, so I'm still learning. Below are some of my observations and learnings, and perhaps others can add their own. Initial Ride: The One Z seems like it has a mind of it's own. When you want the wheel to go one way, it will either not react or go to a different direction. It will come to you once you put some miles on the wheel. Going Straight: This is where the One Z excel. I think, after a few minutes of practice, anyone can get on this wheel and they'll be able to ride it and just go forward. High Speed Curves: Taking a sweeping turn at around 10-15 mph is completely opposite to other wheels. With other wheels, I tend to bend my outside leg and let my weight tilt the wheel. With the One Z, I have to bend my inside leg, do a slight squat in, then push and tilt the wheel with my outside leg. Sharp Turns: So far I can't make sharp 90-degree turns without slowing down. I think it's just physics; to make sharp turns, I have to reduce my speed. Braking: The One Z10 is dense and has lots of momentum, but the brake is strong enough to make it feel similar to my other wheels. Once you actually stop and put one foot down, be prepared to hold it up with your other foot because it's heavy. Low Speed Agility: Once I got more miles on the One Z and figured out the low speed dynamics, it feels like it's on magnetic tracks. Doing tight figure 8s and 360 is very effortless. My Challenges: I can't ride across an incline, I always end up being pulled to the base/bottom. I get very uncomfortable doing downhill turns on bumpy roads, or sharp turns on bumpy roads. I feel like I don't have complete control of the wheel on bumpy sharp turns. Hopefully, I'll learn how to tackle these challenges as I put more miles on the One Z. Some Caution: When you get your first few miles with the One Z (around 5 miles for me), and you switch back to your other wheel right away, your mind and legs still think you're riding the One Z and will be doing uncontrollable motion that could lead to crash. I was doing slalom that I couldn't control for a few yards when I got back to a KS14 after my initial few miles with the One Z.
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    Ninebot Z10 - power supply Charge Doctor mod

    If you’re not familiar with battery and charging terminologies, please don’t jerry-rig a charger. You can start a 🔥, have someone who knows what they’re doing to make one for you.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Thank you for the review video and all your other great quality videos! You really put a lot of effort and thought into your videos. You’re absolutely right about the Z10 being a very physical wheel. Took mine for a ride around my neighborhood to get used to high speed sharp turns for about 8 miles and my legs and back are sore. Seems like I haven’t used these muscles before. 👍👍