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  1. EDIT: This thread has become a wealth of information for beginners. Please check out all the other posts by the community within this thread too. Most of us who have been riding for quite some time don't give it much thought as it has been incorporated into our muscle memory and have become second nature. However, for a beginner, it is important to understand the physics behind balancing on a euc and to be actively aware of this until it becomes second nature and incorporated into one's muscle memory so that one doesn't even have to think about it anymore. When you ride a bicycle at LOW speeds (before gyroscopic forces take significant effect) you have to manually compensate by steering your front wheel left and right to avoid tipping over to any one side. Balancing on a euc at low speeds is a similar concept. If you are losing balance and falling (tipping) towards the left, then you have to steer or twist towards the left. If you are falling (tipping) towards the right, then you have to steer or twist towards the right. The magnitude of manual compensation decreases as the gyroscopic effect increases with speed. While on the topic of helping beginners, another tip is to loosely hold a luggage strap looped around the handle of the euc. This will increase your confidence as you no longer have to worry about damaging your unit, making loud tumbling noises, and/or hurting other people when you decide to step off in an emergency during your learning process. Note that this is absolutely NOT used to help you balance. The only downside to this is that one of your arms will not be free to flail to help you balance, however I believe the upside outweighs this downside. Be careful not to allow too much slack on the strap to hang too low as to let it get sucked into the wheel.
  2. DISCLOSURE The forum founder and moderators do not sell electric unicycles and are NOT affiliated with any electric unicycle related company nor receive compensation from any electric unicycle companies. We have zero-income from this. We want to keep this forum as neutral and unbiased as possible. RULES Be good to one another. Don’t insult anyone directly, including the staff. Don’t use hate speech of any kind, including (but not limited to) hate speech related to ethnicity, race, sexuality, gender, religion, political inclination, or anything else deemed inappropriate by the moderation team. No pornography. Do not type your entire post or the entire topic title in ALL-CAPS. Capitalization of a few words for emphasis is okay (like I just did in the last sentence). ADVERTISING RULES All ads must go in the corresponding ad section of the forum. In the interest of our members, if you are going to advertise your electric unicycle store, company, or products it should be something that the vast majority of our members are very likely WANTING to see. Do not do this more than once a week and bumping your ads unnecessarily. Also make sure the ad is significantly different from your previous one. As a regular customer, discussing about euc shops in the non-ad sections is okay as long as you are not deliberately trying to "game the system" by shilling. For example, you should not keep praising and linking a shop in your replies or in topics pretending to be normal customer while you are actually financially associated to the shop. We can spot these things and you will achieve the opposite effect where your business loses reputation, your account being banned, or both. LANGUAGE English (and as "lingua franca") is the language used in this forum. If you cannot express what you want to say in English then use Google Translate first and paste the translated message into your topic or replies. This is better than having the majority of our members having to do it individually to read your message. Non-English language discussions are allowed in the "Local Group Meet Ups" section where there are threads specifically for different native languages of different countries or regions. Some tolerance will be allowed for Chinese euc manufacturers (if their English is weak) to type in Chinese if it helps facilitate problem solving with eucs. In these cases, we encourage other members to translate it back to English. NEW MEMBERS Your first few posts may be manually approved by the moderators before others can see them, to ensure they are appropriate. As this is a "global" forum we recommend that you include your country in your profile under "Location" ( not in your name ) to facilitate discussions that depend on geography. POSTING MEDIA This forum is hosted on a server where the total disk space cap is relatively low. Therefore every forum member's account also has a cap on total disk usage (you will eventually run out of space). For this reason it is encouraged that you put your large images on reliable external sites such as imgur.com (or equivalent) and embed it back into your posts. For imgur (you don't have to create an account), if you want to embed the photo into your post, make sure to use the "Direct Link" instead of the "Image Link" given by imgur. Needless to say, videos go to YouTube (or equivalent) and can be embedded back into your posts here. To "embed" all you have to do is copy and paste the link to the body of your post (wherever you want it) and hit enter. USING THE QUOTE FUNCTION When quoting a post that is very long (especially one with multiple media embeds) please trim away the parts of the quote that are irrelevant to your reply.
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    Website Darkmode?

    We had a third party dark "theme" that we used before for the forum but then it broke after forum upgrades. I just use this myself: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh?hl=en
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    King Song Unlocker

    UPDATE (2019-02-26): Please use this link instead: https://kingsongunlocker.github.io/ [The following content is no longer valid] You can unlock your King Song with the following on-site link: (link removed) A big thanks and credits to @fearedbliss @esaj and @xamino for their work. The original forum threads regarding the development of this "unlocker" are linked below.
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    Whining and venting

    As Smoother pointed out he could do it himself. But I changed it for him anyways.
  7. https://discord.gg/GJTHZ3r What is Discord? It was originally meant for gamers and real-time voice-chat however it has become very useful for everything else and for text chat purposes as well. For our purposes it's basically "IRC for the 21st century" (as @esaj put it) for euc discussion. It's a real-time group text chat that is "cloud-based" so that you can log on anytime and still see the message history on what you missed while you were offline. The @mention system works wonderfully and the private messaging system works great too. Just click the link at the top to get started. Be aware that, like anything new, it takes time to get the ball rolling with activity. Be the early-adopter and "roll the ball" (I mean wheel). Click this link to go straight to the channel. EDIT: Make sure you download the Discord mobile app too. Very awesome. Thanks to @freetheoranges for suggesting to set up a Discord channel for this forum.
  8. Not sure what's going on. Let me know if this persists.
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    World map of EUC riders

    Not sure if this should be pinned. Especially since anyone can edit anyone's entries on that map. I'll leave it to the other mods to decide.
  10. This poll is created due to this thread:
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    We need some new smilies!

    FYI this is what the emoji settings screen looks like. Apparently the first set is black and white on THIS PC but not my other one.
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    We need some new smilies!

    There's a "Recently Used" that stays on top. Okay I'll make a poll.
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    We need some new smilies!

    No option to do that. It's either remove all or the way it is now. Try jumping using the "Categories" pulldown. Unless it's a HUGE problem I suggest leaving it the way it is now for a while. PS. Get a faster phone.
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    We need some new smilies!

    I changed the "black and white" (although it was in color on mine) ones to "Twitter Style". Let me know if this is better. I have no option to put the custom ones on top. I can, however, delete ALL of the "Twitter Style" emojis completely but I think they might be useful as they are "standardized" and commonly used across the internet. Let me know. Example of Twitter Style emojis: ??????????‍♀️??❤️?☕⭐
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    We need some new smilies!

    I still don't know what you're referring to. Can you take a screenshot of those bad smilies?
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    We need some new smilies!

    What black and white smilies are you talking about?
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    Too Many Connections

    They kind of automatically bumped my tier up over time automatically because the forum was exceeding thresholds. Yeah there are cheaper alternatives including self-hosting with the same forum software but I'm lazy and don't want to interrupt something that "works". No need donations. I'll ask for donations if and when one day I feel the pinch.
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    Too Many Connections

    No idea what happened. If it keeps doing this please let me know. Already been on the 200 ($130/month) plan for some time.
  19. I made some changes and everyone should be able to edit their posts indefinitely now.