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  1. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    I prefer the harder skate variant for EUCs. I find that it takes the edge off of the foot fatigue ache on longer rides while transmitting a comforting amount of feel from the platforms. I test for proper hardness by attempting to vertically collapse the bottom of the shoe. If it is too easy to collapse the sole, then I consider the shoe too soft for long distance riding.
  2. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    Yes, I would say too pronounced for comfort during commuting and recreational riding. But probably rather confidence inspiring when traversing off road trails of intermediate, and greater-than-intermediate difficulty. I scraped the bottom of my platform on a curb last week. The plat was just high enough to clear the curb, but flat enough to scrape. I dare say, that I would have seen less damage if the dihedral was sharper. Mind you, I don't want a sharper dihedral on the XL; they are best the way they are. Just noticed an area where a sharper dihedral could have helped to preserve the sharp look of those black platforms .
  3. *IMPORTANT UPDATE ON LUTALO'S 18L. Aka THE AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS* The American Werewolf in Paris will be offered for a reduced price of 1400€ this weekend only. It is scheduled to be picked up by courier for shipping back to the USA on Monday. However, You buy before the UPS guy picks it up and you get the reduced price. No one picks it up, then next week I will be welcoming home what is now the world's most expensive 18L. I might even put a put a decal on it that says: "SMILE. YOU'RE LOOKING AT ONE FOR THE PRICE OF TWO."
  4. I hope this is true. My son is currently living in Paris and with an 18L. He had issues with the authorities riding his wheel on his campus, but never in public spaces. As I understand it, Paris will be voting on whether to enforce a new Electric mobility device law in April. Up until now the cops have been nice and curious in Paris; as reported by many Parisians. However, if they get the order to kill things could be different, and people's "habits" might have to change.
  5. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    Those sketching skills though
  6. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    That tends to happen with repetition.
  7. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    That's true. I haven't measured bit they sure do look higher. Mostly because of the aggressive dihedral on the MSX; as you have pointed out. Both plats seem high enough to avoid scraping being a major issue though.
  8. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    Same here. I have never scraped my pedals turning on my 18L/XL. I think @Scatcat was speculating about what might happen if we altered the shape and size of the current platforms to make more resemble the foot, and prevent toe and heel overhang.
  9. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    Exactly, I found that I look down more as I mount when I wear my Nike boots. I have ridden numerous times with boots so, although it is not preferable I know it's doable for me for the winter months when riding in very cold temps. When my toes go numb from cold the plat feel is numbed anyway; better to adapt my habits than freeze.
  10. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    Absolutely, changes in shape and size will create new challenges to resolve in order to make the platforms work on the wheel as effectively. Raising them slightly and increasing the dihedral on the bottom half might neutralize the possibility of more scraping without diminishing comfort. The goal would be to avoid a ridiculously sharp and uncomfortable dihedral on the entire plat like the MSX
  11. . Right It was freezing cold and felt like the wind gusts were shot from a canon when they hit you; doable, but very unsettling. All of riding riding comrades amaze me. You guys will ride through hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, blizzards, packed snow and ice. I ride paved trails and streets that feel like a dirt trail in the Rocky Mountains.
  12. LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA DATE: Monday 2/18/2019 TIME: 12 pm Start WEATHER: Sunny, Cold, Very windy DISTANCE TRAVELED: 30 miles WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS18XL WHO WAS WITH ME: God and my ancestors TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 350 kms BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Miles upon miles of beautiful paved trail carving through dense natural forest alongside creeks and river front (Anacostia River) WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: The cold and the forceful wind blasts; especially near the river. Only completed half of my intended 60 miler because the winds were too high and quickly brought even colder temps for which I was grossly under-dressed to handle. BEST MEMORY: Warm, moist baked Spinach Patties at Turning Natural Cafe in Anacostia, Southeast DC. I purchased two to eat there, and four more to share at home with the Queen Bee; absolutely delicious 😋 WORST MEMORY/EXPERIENCE: Due to the high winds, I rode the subway home and the platforms and cars were very crowded even on a holiday RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Never ride EUCs in high wind conditions.
  13. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    Has anyone ever tried these shoes. They look like they might numb road feel. However, I am thinking numbed road feel is preferable to frozen toes numbed from cold. They are claiming that the battery life for the heater element is up to 10 hours. If I buy them I will only get a couple more months to try them out, because DC weather should start to break around mid/late April and March is pretty much here. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797RZHRP/?coliid=I3I1G5P0OQ5FBA&colid=1E8PUE6LK0LEX&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it#
  14. Lutalo

    NEW LARGER KS FOOT PLATFORMS ADDED TO THE 18L

    I am exploring some insulated sneaker/boot type shoes. I ordered a pair that might work better for me; we will see. My last several sustained winter rides frost bit my toes enough to make me consider changing my religion. The skates work best for me, but I gotta at least try to branch out and find a more thermal Zapata if I want to continue riding in the winter months.
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