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  1. An EUC hanging from a cherry picker bucket, that's got to be a first. Love it Edit: I have to say I think it's really cool that they gave you permission to tinker with their loaner wheel and break it/stress test it and didn't have you sign some sort of NDA or censor you first.
  2. The ninebot one c+(and I'm guessing the C, E, e+ and similar variations) has an internal metal frame with the plastic bolted to the metal. https://www.xiaomitoday.com/xiaomi-ninebot-c-unicycle-for-just-299-99/ I think it's why the c+ is such a great beginner wheel because it can take such a beating, I don't think that metal part is directly bolted to the hub but instead is a reinforcement between the two plastic shells so King song may be taking it further
  3. If they used better body panels the weight difference between it and the v11 might disappear almost completely then you have a wheel that's the same weight as the v11 with a significantly smaller battery
  4. There is a video out there of kuji doing a jump on the veteran and I'd imagine if you can jump that then you should be able to pogo the v11 and jump that too. Though I still haven't learned how to jump my wheels properly so i could be wrong.
  5. While that could be due to the different suspension systems the wheels employ that also could be due to differences in how pumped or not pumped the shocks are on one versus the other. If he's had more time with the s18 and finding its sweet spot for him versus the v11 it might explain why the v11 was too pogo'y in it's response causing him to leave the pedals versus the s18. Really needs more testing, though I think he did say in the s18 review that the S18 could handle various types of terrain without him having to adjust the pressure better than the v11, but I don't remember. It might be that the s18 can go from roads with cracks and potholes to off-road and back again with little adjustment whereas the v11 one might have one pressure for roads and potholes and adjust the pressure for fire trails and pure off road. Either way it's very cool to see both variations and I'll be curious to see which one stands the test of time when it comes to durability, reliability and maintenance.
  6. can you elaborate on why it wouldn't be a good rainy weather wheel in comparison to the s18. Like is it due to the tire having poor traction or because the water resistance isn't truly IP55/or as good as claimed. At first blush I would think the v11 would handle rain better than the s18 given the more enclosed nature of it. Kuji sprayed off the s18 in the shower and I didn't see him do that with the v11, but gotway also showed the Nikola riding through the ocean in their early advertisements which is something that while shown is probably something that would destroy your wheel over time. So just because kuji sprayed it off doesn't necessarily mean it can handle it regularly. We really need an eco drift teardown of both of these wheels so we can see where the seals are and everything.
  7. Usually I'm skeptical of reviews of prototypes or review units sent out to YouTube reviewers. Most manufacturers tend to either make sure the review units are the best of the batch or put heavy restrictions on the reviews of prototypes. The crazy thing here is, if anything I would have expected the wheel sent to speedy feet to have better quality control then what may end up in the average riders hands since this is going to be the wheel and review that might influence many people's buying decision. Like with laptops, whenever reviewers review the prototypes they're often not allowed to do benchmarks or talk about performance metrics as part of their agreement with the company. if they get sent a review unit of final hardware it's often the cream of the quality controlled crop. The one with the best thermals, the one with the best binned chip, one that's already been inspected and made sure passes with flying colors and may not be indicative of what you get when you order online or pick one up at the store. The reviewer does their review, says thermals are great, then you go buy laptop and get thermal throttling because the factory happened to do a horrible paste job on your unit. So the fact that reviewers are getting wheels that have panels popping off or tire rubbing (seriously did you not even try the wheel out before you sent it out) does not really inspire confidence. Seems like they're really doing a rush job here if they don't even have time to properly test the wheel before sending it to a major distributor like Speedy feet. Words like, "oh don't worry feel free to put your deposit down, it'll be fixed in the production batch" are a dime a dozen especially when coming from a Chinese manufacturer.
  8. I'm not an electrical engineer or hobbyist, so those more in the know, please correct me if I get any of this wrong. My understanding from reading posts on these boards is that having more battery packs in parallel reduces the voltage sag when under load, heavy acceleration, or hitting bumps or other things that suddenly spike the amount of current needed by the motor and thus reduces the risk of a cut out. So my interpretation of what I've read is that the more battery packs in parallel you have, the safer it is (all else the same and assuming reliability in other parts), 3p is better than 2p, 4p better than 3p, 6p better than 4p, etc... I've seen some people comment that the new king song s18 battery capacity is low(1100wh) and is unfortunately only 3P. This makes me wonder, given that it's going to be a lower range wheel than others, would people rather just consider it to be a low range commuter/fun wheel and sacrifice more battery capacity in exchange for more packs in parallel. Ie: if they could make the s18 6p and 800wh instead of 3p and 1100wh would people consider that a worthwhile trade off. Or with the veteran Sherman, how many people are truly going to want 128 miles of range(I'm sure some hair will love it, but in general), I don't know how many parallel packs it has but let's say it has 6P, if they could make it 10p but it reduced the theoretical range to 90 miles, would people find that is a worthwhile trade off. So basically: At which point do you stop facing serious gains by increasing the battery packs in parallel, ie: at what point does increasing the number of parallel packs stop significantly decreasing voltage sag when under load. And Would people be willing to highly reduce range or potentially increased safety If I've got all this wrong and this is a dumb post let me know but it's something I've been wondering based off my information (misinformation?)
  9. I guess that's how it sounds when it bottoms out. At least that's what it looks like it's doing when they go down that whole set of stairs. Would be nice to hear how it sounds in that off-road segment in the woods/grass, but no, more music instead, yayyy. I'll stop complaining now. Thanks for the time stamps
  10. Personally I find these reviews always add too much music or sometimes talking over important segments where I want to hear what the wheel sounds like. Maybe it doesn't matter, but I want to hear how smooth the suspension is and I can't do that when during the bumpiest parts there's always music playing. Is it a ka chunk still like in some of the first videos we saw. I was skipping around trying to find a quiet spot but when they finally had the music down or off they were pretty much just riding on flat pavement, ughh.
  11. I think the bigger issue besides just app quality in general is the trustworthiness of these apps. Considering the extent to which the Chinese government has their hands in Chinese companies(Huawei among others) whether through spyware or root kits that collect a range of user data whether it be location data, phone contacts, or even more personal data like text messages and other media on the phone I think a lack of an offline mode or a non-social app is a serious flaw. I wouldn't be surprised if any Chinese company that has an app has to agree to have a back door to collect user data for the chinese government. Speculation, sure, but considering the Chinese government's heavy-handedness I wouldn't be surprised if in some private meeting a government official said hey you're going to do this or you're not going to be in business if not worse. Maybe they get a kickback to do it or maybe just a threat shuttling of them down is enough. Again, speculation, but we know Chinese companies have siphoned user data for the Chinese government before. Personally I can't believe anyone installs tik-tok or we-chat on their phone but I guess if you're so used to being surveillanced you just don't care maybe. I've disabled most permissions on my Segway and gotway apps to be on the safe side. Gotway, kingsong, Segway, inmotion, should all have offline versions of their app that have no social functions and don't require location permissions or access to phone storage. These versions of the app should be available to those who want to only connect to the wheel for purposes of calibration or relevant wheel stats such as seed, battery charge, current draw etc. Of course they can still have their social apps for those who want to use them and accept that risk but users shouldn't have to face the choice of using their wheel and configuring it with the official app and letting the Chinese government have their data or protecting their data and not installing manufacturer app on their phone. Yes there are third-party solutions like wheel log or euc world which are great (better than the manufacturer apps probably) but there can still be issues with compatibility with older wheels or calibration issues if the third-party app hasn't been programmed for it. But still as good as the third party apps are, one shouldn't have to use a third party app to protect their data. /Rant Edit: DjPan beat me to the punch but I echo what they said, to me it's a very serious issue.
  12. Are the batteries actually in the hub / rim, and rotate? I can't imagine they would want the batteries to rotate with the wheel? From the pics I assumed the batteries were just a single layer in really close to the case to keep a low profile but not actually in the hub.
  13. One of the things the s18 has going for it that I think is kind of cool is the ability to swap out the shock for a fox shock if you're an enthusiast of some sort(supposedly). Since in motion has a proprietary shock that can't really be swapped out, it would be cool or interesting to see inmotion partner with Fox on making a more refined version of their suspension system with maybe a multi-chamber damping system or something. Perhaps make it better and shave some weight off ??? You could have the more economical model aimed at people who don't care and just want a little bit of suspension and then a enthusiast model made in partnership with Fox aimed at people who want something even more. kind of like you have different trim levels of the same mountain bike frame but with different suspension kits. Fox has a lot of experience and I wouldn't be surprised if they could help in motion improve on their design without going the same route as King song. Probably unlikely but that would be on my wish list for a second generation model of inmotion suspension wheels. On a side note, while all the s18 versus v11 stuff is fun, obviously waiting for the second generation will probably get you something better and more refined, but whether you get the s18 or the v11 I dont think you can go wrong as long as you know what you're getting and as long as the wheels work safely. I think it just comes down to if you have the money to burn and can afford it then either wheel will give you an interesting fun experience with their own unique approaches. And if you don't have the money to burn, continue to enjoy your existing wheel which is probably great if it's anything made recently, my ACM hasn't stopped being a great wheel just because suspension wheels are out and I'll continue to enjoy it until I have the money to burn or it breaks(hopefully not with me on it)
  14. The production values on Coozi Spins videos just aren't up to par with his brother Kuji, so it could have been due to the camera angle.
  15. I'll be curious to see how suspension affects the power draw or power spike of a wheel when it encounters obstacles. IE: if you're looking at your power graph in wheel log You can see large current/amp spikes when you hit obstacles like speed bumps or small bumps in the road. Some people have had cutouts when hitting those obstacles while going too fast and the wheel didn't have enough power to compensate for the spike(or sometimes even at low speed if riding an underpowered wheel or a wheel with low battery). I'm curious as to whether those current spikes will be smaller when hitting an obstacle on a wheel with suspension versus a similarly powered wheel without suspension. Not being an engineer I would think that the suspension would reduce the forces on the motor that result from the weight of the rider moving about...but would you see a current spike on the rebound of the suspension and would that current spike potentially be worse due to the bouncing about from the suspension or better. Anyways, it will be interesting to see some data when these wheels come out.
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