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  1. Can you tell if the main leakage seems to be the mudflap area? I think someone else mentioned that.
  2. Pretty specific data on what happened. To be thorough, you need to test with other types of music . . . rap, country, classical, etc.
  3. I posted my point specifically because I've noticed that both in this forum and on the kingsong facebook page that people are posting that the "majority" or "everyone" is upset and in rebellion against this change. I understand that some people are upset and they have been quite vocal about it as is their right as customers. It just bugs me when people post as if their opinion is also mine. But that's my fault for not having put my opinion on the record. @Kens My view isn't about where the safety margin is set. (I would be just as happy if they set throttling at 85% or 45%). My point was I rather a company have a philosophy of trying to think of safety as a primary concern over trying to just increase performance specs. They shouldn't be operating like tobacco companies without regard to the possible consequences to their consumers. This wheel is a new level of performance. More power. More responsiveness. They can't just go by the responses of early purchasers of the 16X who have had no problems riding as it was. Many seem to be very experienced, advanced or naturally good riders. But the next batch of upcoming purchasers may not be as experienced. I like the idea that they are thinking of them as well. I do like your idea of an owner controlled toggle or slider to set throttling options. Possibly have the option to reduce the margin of safety with experience, the way they use to with speed unlocking. At the end of the day, this is a toy for me. (I know some people get upset when their wheels are referred to as toys. I think it is an age thing. I'm an old guy. I LOVE it when people refer to my EUC as a toy.) Toys should be designed with safety in mind. If I want a toy that could kill me, I would buy a Chucky doll. Finally, my posts aren't here to change anyone's mind. If someone is upset about the throttling, that's their right as a buyer. My posts are to let Kingsong know (I hope you are reading this) that there are customers (at least one) who appreciates their thought process and to hopefully encourage them to keep it as a core value in their future designs and products. Keep setting higher safety margins and reduce them if they are too high. Better than low safety margins, wait for a bunch of injuries/deaths, then raise them.
  4. Not a deal breaker for me. Still willing to buy. Don't see it as a problem. In fact, I rather like the idea of a company starting with a high safety margin than a low one. I have never once bought a car where I went to the dealer and said, "Which car on your lot is the least safe? That's the one I want."
  5. My problem with the downvote is there is no way of knowing why a person gave it. Did the two downvotes for the post that started this discussion really indicate people disagreed with the statement that speedyfeet and kuji couldn't be impartial? Or was it for the fact that it was missing a period at the end of the last sentence? We will never know. (As an aside, I didn't know downvotes took away reputation points. I owe Marty an upvote now just to restore the point I took away from him. You will receive an upvote from me for your next post . . . no matter how incoherent, ill conceived or poorly punctuated it may be.)
  6. @Marty Backe Just kidding about my downvote on this. It was just too tempting.
  7. So what you're saying is I have to go and buy a motorcycle, then learn to ride it first. Then the 16X is no problem. This hobby just keeps getting more expensive.
  8. https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/safety_concerns_with_li_ion Simple Guidelines for Using Lithium-ion Batteries A failing Li-ion begins to hiss, bulge and leak electrolyte. The electrolyte consists of lithium salt in an organic solvent (lithium hexafluorophosphate) and is highly flammable. Burning electrolyte can ignite combustible material in close proximity. Dowse Li-ion fire with water or use a regular fire extinguisher. Only use a Class D fire extinguisher for lithium-metal fires because of the reaction of water with lithium. (Li-ion contains little lithium metal reacting with water.) If a Class D extinguisher is not available, douse a lithium-metal fire with water to prevent the fire from spreading. For best results dowsing a Li-ion fire, use a foam extinguisher, CO2, ABC dry chemical, powdered graphite, copper powder or soda (sodium carbonate) as you would extinguish other combustible fires. Reserve the Class D extinguishers for lithium-metal fires only. If the fire of a burning lithium-ion battery cannot be extinguished, allow the pack to burn in a controlled and safe way. Be aware of cell propagation as each cell might be consumed on its own time table when hot. Place a seemingly burned-out pack outside for a time.
  9. Thanks Ken. Appreciate the info. I like how "confetti" is a listed item. That's a product I'd like to see made in the USA. I hate the inferior chinese quality confetti.
  10. I'm Canadian so this US/China tariff, while effecting me on a global economic downturn sense, does not directly cost me in additional day to day expense. However, in the past I have bought EUC parts online from the states. Or riding stuff (jackets, pads, etc.) I almost bought my first wheel from the US online a couple years ago but ended up buying through a Canadian supplier to support local. The US price (with exchange and shipping) was cheaper than the Canadian price back then. Early this year, I've noticed that our Canadian prices (with exchange and shipping) on the 16X and Nikola was actually the same or a bit better than buying from the US. Today I saw the new US tariff increases (Oct 1) announced through your unique 4 am method of twitter policy releases. I'm just curious as to how much % tariff has been added to the following: EUCs Parts (bicycle tires, inner tubes, etc) Protective wear (pads, helmets) Is it the same % on everything or do some of these not have tariffs on them.
  11. I've had one speed wobble fall where my previous learned rolling skills kicked in. It was the most beautiful textbook perfect shoulder roll you will ever see in the history of shoulder rolls. Right into a thorn bush.
  12. What I love about your post is that you can speak from a point of view of training and actual experience. I laugh whenever I see someone post that they don't need protection because they "learned how to roll or fall" or that they fell once and weren't injured so rolling properly is the only skill they need. For the people who learned, they usually learned in a controlled environment with nice clear areas (possibly padded), not areas with rocks, poles, hydrants, curbs, debris, potholes etc. Learning to fall is a harm reduction technique, like wearing protection. Neither one should replace the other but work well together.
  13. I've never heard of "kitten kneading" technique. It sounds like some secret taichi/kung fu death blow technique. I must learn this. Please enlighten me, sifu.
  14. @Mike Paolini Thank you . . . and goodbye! Just kidding.
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